Soft Ball Game

Soft Ball Game

Release Date: 1/27/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno and Bill Mason
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 809
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • The production process of this cartoon is featured in Cartoonland Mysteries, the eighteenth installment of Universal's Going Places documentary series narrated by Lowell Thomas and directed by Charles E. Ford.

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Alaskan Sweepstakes

Alaska Sweepstakes

Release Date: 2/17/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Fred Kopietz and Ed Benedict
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 810
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Some sources incorrectly list this cartoon as Alaskan Sweepstakes

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Slumberland Express

Slumberland Express

Release Date: 3/9/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno and Laverne Harding
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 811
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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Beauty Shoppe

Beauty Shoppe

Release Date: 3/30/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ray Abrams and Fred Kopietz
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 812
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • The second appearance of Meany, Miny and Moe (still not differentiated)
  • Includes reused animation from Monkey Wretches (1935)

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The Barnyard Five

The Barnyard Five

Release Date: 4/20/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, George Nicholas, and the Crockett Family
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 813
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • First appearance of the ducklings Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, and Phooey.

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Fun House

Fun House

Release Date: 5/4/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ralph Somerville, Leo Salkin, and Jack Dunham
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 814
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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Farming Fools

Farming Fools

Release Date: 5/25/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno and Lester Kline
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 815
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • The third appearance of Meany, Miny and Moe (still not differentiated)
  • Some sources incorrectly list this cartoon as Farmer Fools

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Battle Royal

Battle Royal

Release Date: 6/22/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ed Benedict and Fred Kopietz
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 816
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Retitled The Big Fight by Castle Films
  • The final appearance of Dopey Dick.
  • The fourth appearance of Meany, Miny and Moe (still not differentiated)

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Music Hath Charms

Music Hath Charms

Release Date: 9/7/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ray Abrams and Bill Mason
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 818
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Incorrectly listed as Music Hath Charms (That Sooth the Savage Beast) in Michael Fitzgerald's Universal Pictures

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Kiddie Revue

Kiddie Revue

Release Date: 9/21/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno and Bill Mason
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 817
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Copyrighted as Kiddie Review

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Beach Combers

Beach Combers

Release Date: 10/5/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno and Lester Kline
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 819
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Fell into the public domain in 1964
  • Video availability: Attack of the 30's Characters (Castle Films reissue print; DVD; Thunderbean)

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Night Life of the Bugs

Night Life of the Bugs

Release Date: 10/19/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Dick Bickenbach and Jack Dunham
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 820
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • First onscreen credits for Dick Bickenbach and Jack Dunham
  • This cartoon's title is a play on the 1935 Universal comedy Night Life of the Gods.
  • Freddie and Ginger Centipede (an obvious spoof of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) dance to the tune The Lady in Red (written in 1935 by Mort Dixon and Allie Wrubel).

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Puppet Show

Puppet Show

Release Date: 11/2/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artist: Manuel Moreno
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 821
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Almost the entire film is comprised of live action footage of puppets with only a small bit of animation by Manuel Moreno.
  • Video availability: Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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The Unpopular Mechanic

The Unpopular Mechanic

Release Date: 11/6/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Laverne Harding and Ed Benedict
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 822
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Includes reused animation from The Barnyard Five

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Turkey Dinner

Turkey Dinner

Release Date: 11/30/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ray Abrams, Bill Mason, and Dick Bickenbach
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 100
  • The first in the Meany, Miny, and Moe series
  • Retired Lantz cartoon star Dopey Dick makes a cameo appearance at the end of this cartoon as the hamburger vendor.
  • The swing hit Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) (written in 1936 by Louis Prima) is included on the soundtrack of this cartoon.

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Gopher Trouble

Gopher Trouble

Release Date: 11/30/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, Fred Kopietz, and George Nicholas
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 823
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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Knights for a Day

Knights for a Day

Release Date: 12/25/36
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, Fred Kopietz, and Lester Kline
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 101
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon

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