Rebus-Film Nr. 1April 9, 1925
An "extra" shown in two parts at the movie theater, before and after a feature: part one gives the clues to six words in a crossword puzzle, part two gives the answers. In addition to the visual clues, which are clips of a party, an Asian country, a European city, table games, winter, and bullfighting, there are montages of street scenes and spinning objects. A simple cartoon character, Mr. Rebus, walks the audience through the clues, and title cards encourage the participation of the theatergoers.
The Skeleton DanceAugust 29, 1929
The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.
Hell's BellsOctober 29, 1929
The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus.
The Haunted HouseDecember 2, 1929
Mickey seeks shelter from a storm in a house that turns out to be haunted. The skeletons command him to play the organ; they dance and play along.
Cannibal CapersMarch 13, 1930
A group of cannibals gather together for a tribal dance. In the middle of their gala, they are interrupted by a ferocious lion!
Midnight in a Toy ShopJuly 3, 1930
A spider seeks shelter inside an old toy store, where he soon discovers that the merchandise comes to life after dark.
Mexically LillyAugust 18, 1932
Pursued by a gang of bad hombres, Marty The Monk heads to a Mexican cantina. He is pursued by another villain, but is saved by an exotic dancer who is a big Marty fan. She gives him a private dance but the gang from before shows up and a rather graphic (for it's time) gun fight ensues. Who will be left standing?
Bosko the LumberjackSeptember 3, 1932
Bosko and his friends are cutting down trees in a forest. He battles a burly woodsman named Pierre who has gone off and kidnapped his beloved Honey.
King NeptuneSeptember 10, 1932
After a short introduction, one of Neptune's mermaids is captured by a pirate ship, and their anchor chain entangles King Neptune; the various sea creatures launch a full-on assault on the pirate ship, and eventually the giant King himself gets free and creates major havoc for the ship.
Babes in the WoodsNovember 19, 1932
A loose retelling of Hansel and Gretel: two children, lost in the woods, stumble upon a dwarf village. They're lured into a candy house by a Witch with horror-fying results.
Santa's WorkshopDecember 10, 1932
Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.
The Mad DoctorJanuary 21, 1933
A dark and stormy night. Pluto is spirited away to the spooky mansion of an evil genius for a mad transplant scheme to put his head on the body of a chicken. Mickey gives chase, but find himself threatened severely by the house and its denizens.
Father Noah's ArkApril 8, 1933
Noah, his family (wife, 3 sons, their wives), and various animals all help build the ark. The rains come, and the skunks barely miss the boat (not that anyone was particularly looking for them), but they manage to swim to it. After the rain and many lamentations by the humans, the sun returns, to the great joy of all. The ground appears, and the animals (and many new babies) disembark.
Ye Olden DaysApril 8, 1933
The princess is to wed the Prince against her wishes. When she refuses, the king locks her in the tower. Minstrel Mickey sees her and rescues her, making a rope from the clothes of lady-in-waiting Clarabell. The king spots them and prepares to chop off Mickey's head until Minnie intercedes. The king calls for a joust. Mickey wins and they live happily ever after.
Wake Up the Gypsy in MeMay 13, 1933
A camp of Russian gypsies, dancing and playing music. After an opening dance, a quartet of beer-drinkers gargles the Volga Boatman song, then another group hauling on a rope sings it (we finally see that the other end of the rope is anchored by a very small dog). A trench-coated bomber sneaks into the palace, where we see Rice-Puddin', the mad monk, cheating at a jigsaw puzzle. He spies the activity in the gypsy camp and orders a henchman to fetch the gypsy girl. The villagers revolt as a result, sending The Mad Monk scrambling on his horse; they stuff a bomb into his pants just as he turns his horse into a helicopter, and it explodes.
Three Little PigsMay 27, 1933
The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".