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Public Domain Animation
A list of animation short subjects that are in the Public Domain. Expectedly, the bulk of them are from The Golden Age of Animation, with a few from The Silent Age of Animation. May be shown in other media on The Public Domain Channel.
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    Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies works 
  • 90 Day Wondering
  • Ain't Nature Grand!
  • Ali Baba Bound
  • All This And Rabbit Stew
  • Any Bonds Today AKA Bugs Bunny Bond Rally
  • Baby Bottleneck
  • Bars And Stripes Forever
  • Battling Bosko
  • The Big Man From The North
  • Big-Hearted Bosko
  • Booby Traps [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Boom Boom
  • The Booze Hangs High
  • Bosko and Bruno
  • Bosko and Honey
  • Bosko at the Beach
  • Bosko at the Zoo
  • Bosko Shipwrecked!
  • Bosko the Doughboy
  • Bosko the Lumberjack
  • Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid
  • Bosko's Dog Race
  • Bosko's Fox Hunt
  • Bosko's Holiday
  • Bosko's Party
  • Bosko's Soda Fountain
  • Bosko's Store
  • Box Car Blues
  • Case of the Missing Hare
  • Censored [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Chow Hound, The [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Coming! Snafu! [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Confusions of a Nutzy Spy
  • Congo Jazz
  • Corny Concerto, A
  • Coy Decoy, A
  • Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee
  • Crowing Pains
  • Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur
  • Daffy Duckaroo, The
  • Daffy's Southern Exposure
  • Daffy–The Commando
  • Day at the Zoo, A
  • Ding Dog Daddy
  • Dover Boys At Pimento University (Or The Rivals At Roquefort Hall), The
  • Drafty, Isn't It? [government film]
  • Ducktators, The
  • Dumb Patrol [1931]
  • Early Worm Gets the Bird, The
  • Eatin' On The Cuff (Or, The Moth Who Came To Dinner)
  • Falling Hare
  • Farm Frolics
  • Fifth Column Mouse
  • Fighting Tools [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Fin N' Catty
  • Foney Fables
  • Fox Pop
  • Freddy the Freshman
  • Fresh Hare
  • Gas [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Get Rich Quick Porky
  • Going Home [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Gold Rush Daze
  • Goldbrick, The [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Good Egg, The [Mr. Hook]
  • Goopy Geer
  • Gopher Goofy
  • Great Big Bunch of You, A
  • Gripes [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Hamateur Night
  • Hare-Brained Hypnotist, The
  • Haunted Mouse, The
  • Have You Got Any Castles?
  • Henpecked Duck, The
  • Hitch in Time, A [government film]
  • Hittin' the Trail For Hallelujah Land
  • Hobby Horse-Laffs
  • Hold Anything
  • Hollywood Capers
  • Hollywood Steps Out
  • Home Front, The [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Hop and Go
  • Hot Spot [Pvt. Snafu]
  • I Love a Parade
  • I Wanna Be a Sailor
  • I Wish I Had Wings
  • Impatient Patient, The
  • In the Aleutians [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Infantry Blues, The [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Inki and the Minah Bird
  • It's Got Me Again!
  • It's Murder She Says [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Joe Glow the Firefly
  • Jungle Jitters
  • Lady, Play Your Mandolin!
  • Lecture On Camouflage, A [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Meet John Doughboy
  • Moonlight For Two
  • No Buddy Atoll [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Notes to You
  • Nutty News
  • One More Time
  • Operation: Snafu [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Outpost [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Pagan Moon
  • Pay Day [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Pigs in a Polka
  • Point Rationing of Foods [government film]
  • Porky Pig's Feat
  • Porky's Ant
  • Porky's Bear Facts
  • Porky's Cafe
  • Porky's Garden
  • Porky's Midnight Matinee
  • Porky's Pastry Pirates
  • Porky's Pooch
  • Porky's Preview
  • Porky's Prize Pony
  • Porky's Railroad
  • Porky in Wackyland
  • Prest-O Change-O
  • Private Snafu Vs. Malaria Mike [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Puss N' Booty
  • Queen Was in the Parlor, The
  • Red-Headed Baby
  • Return of Mr. Hook, The [Mr. Hook]
  • Robin Hood Makes Good
  • Robinson Crusoe Jr.
  • Rookie Revue
  • Rumors [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Saps in Chaps
  • Scrap Happy Daffy
  • Secrets of the Caribbean [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives, The
  • Sheepish Wolf, The
  • Sinkin' in the Bathtub
  • Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!
  • Snafuperman [Pvt. Snafu]
  • So Much for So Little [government film]
  • Spies [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Sports Chumpions
  • Tale of Two Kitties, A
  • Target: Snafu [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Three Brothers, The [Pvt. Snafu]
  • Three's a Crowd
  • Timid Toreador, The
  • To Duck.... Or Not To Duck
  • Tokio Jokio
  • Tokyo Woes [Mr. Hook]
  • Tree's Knees, The
  • Ups 'N Downs
  • Wabbit Who Came to Supper, The
  • Wackiki Wabbit
  • Wacky Blackout
  • Wacky Wabbit, The
  • We, The Animals – Squeak!
  • Westward Whoa
  • Who's Who in the Zoo
  • Yankee Doodle Daffy
  • Yodeling Yokels
  • You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
  • You're Too Careless With Your Kisses

    Van Beuren Studios cartoons 
  • The entirety of the Van Beuren filmography, which consists of 189 sound cartoons and 347 silent cartoons, is in the Public Domain. Justified, since the studio abruptly went belly up in 1936 and all of their series and film copyrights were allowed to expire.

1928

1929 (all copyright dates)

  • The Faithful Pup—May 4—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry, Harry Bailey
  • Concentrate—May 4—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • The Jail Breakers—May 6—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • Woodchoppers—May 9—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • Presto ChangoM Ay 20—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • Custard Pies—May 26—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • Skating Hounds—May 27—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • Stage Struck—June 25—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • Bug House College Days—July 23—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • House Cleaning Time—July 23—Aesop's Fables—John Foster
  • A Stone Age Romance—August 1—Aesop's Fables—No Credit
  • The Big Scare—August 15—Aesop's Fables—Paul Terry
  • The Big Burg—Aesop's Fables—?
  • Jungle Fool—September 15—Aesop's Fables—John Foster, Mannie Davis
  • Fly's Bride—September 21—Aesop's Fables—John Foster
  • Summer Time—October 11—Aesop's Fables—John Foster
  • Mill Pond—October 18—Aesop's Fables—John Foster
  • Barnyard Melody—November 1—Aesop's Fables—John Foster
  • Tuning In—Nov. 7—AF—no credits
  • Night Club—Dec. 1—Aesop's Fables—John Foster, Mannie Davis
  • Close Call—Dec. 1—Aesop's Fables—Harry Bailey

1930

1931

  • Toy Town Tales (AKA Toyland Adventure/Toyland Capers) Jan 4-Aesop's Fables—Foster, Davis
  • Red Riding Hood—Jan 18—Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • The Animal Fair—Feb 1—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • Cowboy Blues—Feb 15—Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Radio Racket—March 1—Fables—Foster
  • College Capers—March 15-Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Old Hokum Bucket—March 29, Fables—No credits
  • Cinderella Blues—April 12, Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Mad Melody—April 26, Fables, Foster, Davis
  • The Fly Guy—May 10, Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • Play Ball—May 24, Fables—Foster, Davis
  • Fisherman's Luck—Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • Pale Face Pup—June 22—Aesop's Fables—Foster, Davis
  • Makin 'Em Move (AKA In a Cartoon Studio)-July 5, Aesop's Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Fun on the Ice—July 19—Fables—Foster, Davis
  • Wot A Night—Aug 1, Toma nd Jerry—Foster, Stallings
  • Big Game—Aug 3—Fables—No credits
  • Love in a Pond—Aug 17—Aesop's Fables—John Foster, Mannie Davis
  • Fly Hi (recolored)—Aug 31—Fables-Foster, Bailey
  • Polar Pals—Sept 5—Tom and Jerry, Foster, Rifle
  • The Family Shoe (AKA The Golden Goose)—Sept. 14—Fables—Foster, Davis
  • Fairyland Follies—Sept. 28—Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • Trouble—Oct. 10—Tom and Jerry, Foster, Stallings
  • Horse Cops—Oct. 12—Fables, Foster, J.J. Mc Manus
  • Cowboy Cabaret—Oct. 26, Fables, Foster, Davis
  • In Dutch—Nov. 9—Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • Jungle Jam—Nov. 14—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Rufle
  • The Last Dance—Nov. 23—Fables—no credits
  • A Swiss Trick—Dec. 19—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Stallings

1932

  • Toy Time—Jan. 27—Aesop's Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Rocketeers—Jan 30—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Rufle
  • A Romeo Monk-Feb. 20—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • Rabid Hunters—Feb 27—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Stallings
  • Fly Frolic—March 5, Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • The Cat's Canary—March 26, Fables, Foster, Davis
  • In the Bag—March 26, Tom and Jerry—Foster, Rufle
  • Joint Wipers—April 23—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Stallings
  • Magic Art—April 25—Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Pots and Pans—May 14, Tom and Jerry, Foster, Rufle
  • Happy Polo—May 14—Fables—No credits
  • Spring Antics—May 21—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • The Tuba Tooter—June 4—Tom and Jerry, Foster, Stallings
  • Circus Romance—June 25—Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Plane Dumb—June 25—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Rufle
  • The Farmerette—June 28—Faboles, Foster, Bailey
  • Stone Age Error—July 9—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • Redskin Blues—July 23—Tom and Jerry-Foster, Stallings
  • Chinese Jinks—July 23—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • The Ball Game—July 30, Aesop's Fables—Foster, Rufle
  • Wild Goose Chase—Aug. 12, Fables, Foster, Davis
  • Jolly Fish—Aug. 19—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Stallings
  • Nursery Scandal—Aug. 26—Fables—Foster, Bailey
  • Bring 'Em Back Half-Shot—Sept. 9, Fables—Foster, Davis
  • Barnyard Bunk—Sept. 16—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Rufle
  • Down in Dixie—Sept. 23—Fables, Foster, Baileu
  • Catfish Romance—Oct. 7—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • A Spanish Twist—Oct. 7—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Stallings
  • Feathered Follies—Oct. 21, Fables, no credits
  • Venice Vamp—Nov. 4—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • Piano Tooners—Nov. 11—Tom and Jerry, Foster, Rufle
  • Hokum Hotel—Nov. 18—Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • Pencil Mania—Dec. 9—Tom and Jerry—Foster, Stallings
  • Pickaninny Blues—Dec. 12—Fables, Foster, Davis
  • A Yarn of Wool—Dec. 16—Fables, Foster, Bailey
  • Bugs and Books—Dec. 30—Fables, Foster, Davis

1933

1934

1935

1936

     MGM 
  • Doggone Tired
  • Jerky Turkey
  • To Spring
  • Few Quick Facts: Diarrhea and Dysentery
  • Few Quick Facts: Weapons/USS Iowa

    Ub Iwerks cartoons 
  • The Air Race: A Willie Whopper cartoon.
  • Ali Baba: A Comi Color short.
  • Balloon Land AKA The Pincushion Man: Comi Color.
  • Brementown Musicians: Comi Color.
  • Dick Whittington's Cat: Comi Color.
  • Funny Face: A Flip The Frog short.
  • Happy Days (AKA Hook Line and Sinker): Comi Color.
  • Humpty Dumpty: Comi Color.
  • Jack Frost: Comi Color.
  • The King's Tailor: Comi Color.
  • Little Boy Blue (AKA Big Bad Wolf): Comi Color.
  • Little Orphan Willie: A Flip the Frog short.
  • Mary's Little Lamb: Comi Color.
  • Old Mother Hubbard: Comi Color.
  • Puddle Pranks: A Flip the Frog short.
  • Simple Simon: Comi Color.
  • Sinbad the Sailor: Comi Color short. No relation to Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor.
  • Summertime: Comi Color.
  • Three Bears: Comi Color.
  • Tom Thumb: Comi Color.

    Public domain Disney works 

    Max Fleischer works 

    Terrytoons works 
  • Wolf, Wolf!
  • The Talking Magpies
  • Billy Mouse's Akwakade
  • Dingbat Land

    Walter Lantz works 
  • Pantry Panic
  • Scrub Me Mama With a Boogie Beat!
  • All 1931-32 Disney Oswald reissues by Lantz, with the exception of All Wet
  • All 1943-44 stop-motion instructional films for the US Navy
  • All 1948-49 and 1953 Coca-Cola advertisements
  • All advertisements for Albers, Auto-Lite, Carnation, Interstate Bakeries Corporation, and Kellogg's
  • Amazing Recovery of Inbad the Ailer, The [industrial film for Saraka]
  • Bandmaster, The [1931]
  • Beach Combers
  • Blood is Needed [produced for the American Red Cross]
  • Boy Meets Dog! [unreleased short for Ipana Toothpaste]
  • Enemy Bacteria, The [instructional film for US Navy]
  • Gremlin Mr. N'Tane [instructional film for US Armed Forces]
  • House of Magic
  • Making Good
  • Mechanical Man
  • Plumber, The
  • Quail Hunt, The
  • Silly Superstition
  • Story of Human Energy, The [educational film for the Corn Products Refining Co.]
  • Take Heed Mr. Tojo [instructional film for U.S. Navy with Mr. Hook]

    Famous Studios works 
  • Japoteurs - 1942, Superman
  • Showdown - 1942, Superman
  • Eleventh Hour - 1942, Superman
  • Destruction, Inc. - 1942, Superman
  • Me Musical Nephews - 1943, Popeye
  • The Mummy Strikes - 1943, Superman
  • Jungle Drums - 1943, Superman
  • The Underground World - 1943, Superman
  • Secret Agent - 1943, Superman
  • No Mutton for Nuttin' - 1943, Noveltoon
  • The Henpecked Rooster - 1944, Noveltoon
  • Suddenly, It's Spring - 1944, Raggedy Ann
  • Yankee Doodle Donkey - 1944, Noveltoon
  • The Friendly Ghost - 1945, Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Scrappily Married - 1945, Noveltoon
  • When GI Johnny Comes Marching Home - 1945, Noveltoon
  • A Self-Made Mongrel - 1945, Noveltoon
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm - 1945, Noveltoon
  • Sudden Fried Chicken - 1946, Noveltoon
  • Chick and Double Chick - 1946, Little Lulu
  • Bargain Counterattack - 1946, Little Lulu
  • Bored of Education - 1946, Little Lulu
  • Sheep Shape - 1946, Noveltoon
  • The Stupidstitious Cat -1947, Noveltoon
  • Naughty But Mice - 1947, Herman And Katnip
  • A Bout With a Trout - 1947, Little Lulu
  • Musica-Lulu - 1947, Little Lulu
  • A Scout with the Gout - 1947, Little Lulu
  • Cad and Caddy - 1947, Little Lulu
  • Much Ado About Mutton - 1947, Noveltoon
  • The Mild West - 1947, Noveltoon
  • The Wee Men - 1947, Noveltoon
  • Santa's Surprise - 1947, Little Audrey
  • There's Good Boos Tonight - 1948, Casper The Friendly Ghost
  • The Dog Show-Off - 1948, Little Lulu
  • Butterscotch and Soda - 1948, Little Audrey
  • Hector's Hectic Life - 1948, Noveltoon
  • The Old Shell Game - 1948, Noveltoon
  • A Haunting We Will Go - 1949, Casper The Friendly Ghost
  • Song of the Birds - 1949, Little Audrey
  • Hep Cat Symphony - 1949, Noveltoon
  • A Mutt in a Rut - 1949, Noveltoon
  • Toys Will Be Toys - 1949, Screen Song
  • The Big Flame-Up - 1949, Screen Song
  • Little Red School Mouse - 1949, Noveltoon
  • Campus Capers - 1949 Noveltoon
  • Strolling Through the Park - 1949, Screen Song
  • Gobs of Fun - 1950, Screen Song
  • Tarts and Flowers - 1950, Little Audrey
  • Goofy, Goofy Gander - 1950, Little Audrey
  • Quack-a-Doodle-Doo - 1950, Baby Huey
  • Ancient Fistory - Popeye
  • Big Bad Sinbad - Popeye
  • Shuteye Popeye - Popeye
  • Boo Moon - 1953, Casper The Friendly Ghost
  • The Seapreme Court - 1954, Little Audrey
  • Crazy Town - 1954
  • Floor Flusher - Popeye
  • Cookin' with Gags - Popeye
  • Greek Mirthology - Popeye
  • Popeye's 20th Anniversary - Popeye
  • Gopher Spinach - Popeye
  • Bride and Gloom - Popeye
  • Private Eye Popeye - Popeye
  • Taxi Turvey - Popeye
  • Fright to the Finish - Popeye
  • A Haul in One - Popeye
  • Assault and Flattery - Popeye
  • Popeye for President - Popeye
  • Parlez Vous Woo - Popeye
  • Patriotic Popeye - Popeye
  • The Crystal Brawl - Popeye
  • Spree Lunch - Popeye
  • Spooky Swabs - Popeye
  • I Don't Scare - Popeye
  • Insect to Injury - Popeye
  • Nearlyweds - Popeye
  • Out to Punch - Popeye
  • Spooking About Africa - 1957, Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Pest Pupil - 1957, Baby Huey

    Winsor McCay works 

    Felix the Cat 

    Other 
  • Humorous Phases of Funny Faces
  • Goofy Goat Antics
  • The New Three Stooges cartoons (Note: Copyright to these cartoons is claimed by C3 Entertainment, Inc.)
  • Colonel Bleep

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