The Golfers

The Golfers

Release Date: 1/11/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Laverne Harding, Ed Benedict, and Leo Salkin
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 102
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • Incorrectly listed as The Golfer in Michael Fitzgerald's Universal Pictures
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a December 1936 release.
  • Many prints of this cartoon have the gag involving the African-American caricature omitted. Click here to see an image of the edited scene.

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House of Magic

House of Magic

Release Date: 2/8/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, George Dane, and Louis Zukor
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 103
  • Working title: Magic Shop
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • Fell into the public domain in 1965
  • Video availability:
    • Return of the 30's Characters (DVD; Thunderbean)

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Everybody Sing

Everybody Sing

Release Date: 2/22/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Bill Mason and Ray Abrams
Musical Score: Irving Actman and Frank Loesser

Notes:
  • Production Number: 824
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Leonard Maltin incorrectly lists this cartoon as Everybody Sings.
  • The first cartoon featuring the more streamlined, slimmer variation of Manuel Moreno's Oswald.
  • Beginning in 1937, Lantz began to try alternative musical directors to James Dietrich. Lantz would use George Lessner, Nathaniel Shilkret, and song writing duo, Irving Actman and Frank Loesser.

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The Big Race

The Big Race

Release Date: 3/8/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, George Nicholas, and Ben Clopton
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 104
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • Includes reused animation from The Crowd Snores (1932).

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Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Release Date: 3/8/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Laverne Harding, Dick Bickenbach, and Jack Dunham
Musical Score: Irving Actman

Notes:
  • Production Number: 825
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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The Lumber Camp

The Lumber Camp

Release Date: 3/15/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, Lester Kline, and Fred Kopietz
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 105
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon

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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

Release Date: 3/29/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, Louis Zukor, and George Dane
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 826
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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The Steel Workers

The Steel Workers

Release Date: 4/26/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ray Abrams, Leo Salkin, and Ed Benedict
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 106
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon

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Trailer Thrills

Trailer Thrills

Release Date: 5/3/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ray Abrams and Bill Mason
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 827
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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The Stevedores

The Stevedores

Release Date: 5/24/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, George Nicholas, and Ben Clopton
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 107
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon

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The Wily Weasel

The Wily Weasel

Release Date: 6/7/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, Fred Kopietz, and Lester Kline
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 828
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Copyrighted as The Wiley Weasel
  • The first appearance of Doxie Dachshund.

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The Country Store

The Country Store

Release Date: 7/5/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: La Verne Harding, Jack Dunham, and Leo Salkin
Musical Score: George Lessner

Notes:
  • Production Number: 108
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • Includes reused animation from Gopher Trouble (1936)

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The Playful Pup

The Playful Pup

Release Date: 7/12/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, Fred Kopietz, and Lester Kline
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 829
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • We only have the original opening and closing titles of this cartoon. If you have a complete print, please contact us.

Fireman's Picnic

Fireman's Picnic

Release Date: 8/16/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ray Abrams, Ed Benedict, and Bill Mason
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 109
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • Watch for cameos by Oswald Rabbit and Elmer the Great Dane at the beginning of this one.
  • Many prints of this cartoon have the ending with the drunk giraffe omitted. Click here to see images of the edited scene.

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The Rest Resort

The Rest Resort

Release Date: 8/23/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Manuel Moreno, George Nicholas, and Ben Clopton
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 110
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • Last onscreen credit for Manuel Moreno at Lantz

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Ostrich Feathers

Ostrich Feathers

Release Date: 9/6/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Ray Abrams, Ted Dubois, and Ralph Somerville
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 111
  • A Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • Last onscreen credit for Ray Abrams at Lantz

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The Air Express

The Air Express

Release Date: 9/20/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Artists: Lester Kline, Fred Kopietz, and Laverne Harding
Musical Score: James Dietrich

Notes:
  • Production Number: 112
  • The final Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon
  • The final musical score by James Dietrich for Lantz

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Lovesick

Lovesick

Release Date: 10/4/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Victor McLeod and Win Smith
Artists: Uncredited
Musical Direction: Nathaniel Shilkret
Music: George Lessner

Notes:
  • Production Number: 830
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Win Smith (noted for his work on the early Mickey Mouse comics) gets his first onscreen credit at Lantz.

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The Keeper of the Lions

The Keeper of the Lions

Release Date: 10/18/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Charles Bowers
Artists: Uncredited
Musical Direction: Nathaniel Shilkret
Music: George Lessner

Notes:
  • Production Number: 831
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Animation pioneer Charles Bowers joined the Lantz staff in 1937 as a storyman. To streamline the product of the films, Bowers created a new character - the Dumb Cluck. This cartoon marks the first appearance of Oswald's short-lived costar.

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The Mechanical Handy Man

The Mechanical Handy Man

Release Date: 11/8/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Charles Bowers
Artists: Ray Fahringer, Ted Dubois, and Ed Benedict
Musical Direction: George Lessner

Notes:
  • Production Number: 833
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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Football Fever

Football Fever

Release Date: 11/15/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod

Notes:
  • Production Number: 836
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon
  • Our only copy of this film is a Guild/Firelight reissue print. If you have a print with original opening and closing titles, please contact us.

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The Mysterious Jug

The Mysterious Jug

Release Date: 11/29/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Victor McLeod and James Miele
Artists: Lester Kline, Fred Kopietz, and George Nicholas
Musical Direction: Nathaniel Shilkre

Notes:
  • Production Number: 832
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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The Dumb Cluck

The Dumb Cluck

Release Date: 12/20/37
Direction: Walter Lantz
Story: Walter Lantz and Victor McLeod
Animators: Jack Dunham, Dick Marion, and Ed Benedict
Musical Direction: George Lessner

Notes:
  • Production Number: 835
  • An Oswald Rabbit cartoon

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