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''The 50 Greatest Cartoons''[[note]] cartoon ''short films'' – neither full-length features nor television episodes are included[[/note]] is a list compiled in 1994 by animation historian Jerry Beck of Blog/CartoonBrew, along with many others in the animation field. The criteria were that each cartoon be under 30 minutes long and cel animated (with ''Gertie the Dinosaur'' being the sole exception, since it predates cels). Tellingly, 43 of the shorts are from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation[[note]] with two shorts from TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, two shorts from TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, and three shorts from TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation[[/note]]; 17 of those are from the Creator/WarnerBros studio (a full fifth of the list having been directed by Creator/ChuckJones).

Compare to ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes'' list.
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!The Main List:
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# "WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1957
# "WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1953
# "Disney/TheBandConcert" – Wilfred Jackson, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1935
# "WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1953
# "WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1955
# "WesternAnimation/GertieTheDinosaur" – [[Creator/WinsorMcCay Winsor [=McCay=]]], 1914
# "WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood" – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1943
# "WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland" – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1938
# "[[WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing Gerald [=McBoing-Boing=]]]" – Robert Cannon, UPA (Creator/ColumbiaPictures), 1951
# "WesternAnimation/KingSizeCanary" – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1947
# "Disney/ThreeLittlePigs" – Burt Gillett, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1933
# "WesternAnimation/RabbitOfSeville" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1950
# "WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie" – UbIwerks, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1928
# "Disney/TheOldMill" – Wilfred Jackson and Graham Heid, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1937
# "WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie" – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1949
# "WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery" – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1946
# "WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailorMeetsSindbadTheSailor" – Dave Fleischer, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]], 1936
# "WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance" – Ub Iwerks, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1929
# "WesternAnimation/SnowWhite" (The WesternAnimation/BettyBoop version) – Dave Fleischer, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]], 1933
# "WesternAnimation/MinnieTheMoocher" – Dave Fleischer, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]], 1932
# "WesternAnimation/CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs" – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1943
# "Disney/DerFuehrersFace" – Jack Kinney, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1943
# "[[WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood Little Rural Riding Hood]]" – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1949
# "[[Literature/TheTellTaleHeart The Tell-Tale Heart]]" – Ted Parmelee, Creator/ColumbiaCartoons, 1953
# "WesternAnimation/TheBigSnit" – Richard Condie, Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, 1985
# "Disney/BraveLittleTailor" – Burt Gillett, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1938
# "Disney/ClockCleaners" – Ben Sharpsteen, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1937
# "WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice" – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1946
# "[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresInMusicDuology Adventures In Music: Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom]]" – Charles Nicholls and Ward Kimball, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1953
# "WesternAnimation/RabbitSeasoning" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1952
# "WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1950
# "WesternAnimation/TheCatCameBack" – Cordell Barker, Richard Condie (Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada), 1988
# "WesternAnimation/TheMadScientist" aka "[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman]]" – Dave Fleischer, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]], 1941
# "Film/YouOughtToBeInPictures" – Creator/FrizFreleng, Creator/WarnerBros, 1940
# "WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1957
# "WesternAnimation/FeedTheKitty" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1952
# "WesternAnimation/BimbosInitiation" – Dave Fleischer, [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]], 1931
# "WesternAnimation/BambiMeetsGodzilla" – Marv Newland, 1969
# "WesternAnimation/LittleRedRidingRabbit" – Creator/FrizFreleng, Creator/WarnerBros, 1944
# "WesternAnimation/PeaceOnEarth" – Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1939
# "WesternAnimation/RootyTootToot" – John Hubley, Creator/ColumbiaCartoons, 1953
# "WesternAnimation/TheCatConcerto" – William Hanna and Joe Barbera, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1946
# "[[WesternAnimation/TheBarberOfSeville Woody Woodpecker: The Barber of Seville]]" – [[ShamusCulhane James "Shamus" Culhane]], Creator/WalterLantz, 1944
# "WesternAnimation/TheManWhoPlantedTrees" (''L'homme qui plantait des arbres'') – Frιdιric Back, 1987
# "WesternAnimation/BookRevue" – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1946
# "WesternAnimation/QuasiAtTheQuackadero" – Sally Cruikshank, 1975
# "WesternAnimation/ACornyConcerto" – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1943
# "WesternAnimation/TheUnicornInTheGarden" – William T. Hurtz, Creator/ColumbiaCartoons, 1953
# "[[WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys The Dover Boys at Pimento University or the Rivals of Roquefort Hall]]" – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1942
# "WesternAnimation/FelixInHollywood" – Creator/OttoMessmer, 1923

!The Runners-Up
Besides the main list, the book also included a list of 57 runner up cartoons that ''almost'' made it to the list, but ultimately didn't get enough votes. Unsurprisingly, 45 of these shorts are also from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. For convenience, they are posted below:

* Allegreto (1981)
* WesternAnimation/BalloonLand – UbIwerks, Celebrity Pictures, 1935
* "WesternAnimation/BaseballBugs" (1946)
* WesternAnimation/TheBigSnooze – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/Warner Bros, 1946
* WesternAnimation/BlitzWolf – Creator/TexAvery, [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM]], 1942
* The Box (1967)
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyGetsTheBoid – Creator/BobClampett, Warner Bros., 1942
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyAndTheThreeBears – Creator/ChuckJones, Warner Bros., 1944
* Crac – Frιdιric Back, 1981
* [[WesternAnimation/TheCrackedNut Woody Woodpecker, AKA "The Cracked Nut"]] – Creator/WalterLantz, Creator/{{Universal}}, 1941)
* The Crunch Bird – Ted Petok, Maxwell-Petok-Petrovich Productions, 1971
* Disney/EducationForDeath – Clyde Geronimi, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1943
* Ersatz – Dusan Vukotic, Zagreb Film, 1961
* WesternAnimation/{{FastAndFurry-ous}} – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1949
* WesternAnimation/FerdinandTheBull – Dick Rickard, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] 1938
* Flebus – Ernest Pintoff, Creator/{{Terrytoons}}, 1957
* WesternAnimation/FlowersAndTrees – Burt Gillett, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1932
* Frank Film – Frank Mouris, 1973
* The Furies (1976)
* WesternAnimation/GorillaMyDreams – Creator/RobertMcKimson, Creator/WarnerBros, 1948
* WesternAnimation/HairRaisingHare – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1946
* WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/WarnerBros, 1936
* WesternAnimation/KittyKornered – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1946
* WesternAnimation/KokosEarthControl – [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer]], 1928
* ComicStrip/LittleNemo – [[Creator/WinsorMcCay Winsor [=McCay=]]], 1911
* Disney/LonesomeGhosts – Burt Gillett, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1937
* Lupo the Butcher – Danny Antonucci, 1987
* WesternAnimation/TheMechanicalMonsters – Dave Fleischer, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures, 1941
* WesternAnimation/MickeysServiceStation – Ben Sharpsteen, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1935
* WesternAnimation/MickeysTrailer – Ben Sharpsteen, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1938
* WesternAnimation/{{Moonbird}} – John and Faith Hubley, 1959
* WesternAnimation/MotherGooseGoesHollywood – Wilfred Jackson, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1938
* WesternAnimation/MouseCleaning – Bill Hanna And Joe Barbera, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1948
* WesternAnimation/MovingDay – Ben Sharpsteen, WaltDisneyPictures, 1936
* WesternAnimation/MusicLand – Wilfred Jackson, WaltDisneyPictures, 1935
* WesternAnimation/TheOldGreyHare – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1944
* WesternAnimation/TheOldManOfTheMountain – Dave Fleischer, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures, 1933
* WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy – UbIwerks and Creator/WaltDisney, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1928
* WesternAnimation/ThePointer – Gerry "Clyde" Geronimi, [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], 1939
* WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailorMeetsAliBabasFortyThieves – Dave Fleischer, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures, 1937
* WesternAnimation/PoorCinderella – Dave Fleischer, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures, 1934
* WesternAnimation/RabbitHood – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1949
* WesternAnimation/RhapsodyInRivets – Creator/FrizFreleng, Creator/WarnerBros, 1941
* WesternAnimation/RhapsodyRabbit – Creator/FrizFreleng, Creator/WarnerBros, 1946
* WesternAnimation/ScaredyCat – Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/WarnerBros, 1948
* WesternAnimation/ScrewballSquirrel – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1944
* WesternAnimation/SenorDroopy – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1949
* The Street – Caroline Leaf, NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, 1976
* WesternAnimation/TheSunshineMakers – Ted Eshbaugh, Creator/VanBeurenStudios, 1935
* SwingShiftCinderella – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1945
* WesternAnimation/ATaleOfTwoKitties – Creator/BobClampett, Creator/WarnerBros, 1942
* WesternAnimation/ThruTheMirror – David Hand, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1936
* WesternAnimation/TweetyPie – Creator/FrizFreleng, Creator/WarnerBros, 1947
* WesternAnimation/WhenMagooFlew – Pete Burness, Creator/ColumbiaCartoons, 1955
* WesternAnimation/WhoKilledCockRobin – David Hand, Creator/{{Disney}}, 1935
* WesternAnimation/AWildHare – Creator/TexAvery, Creator/WarnerBros, 1940
* Your Face – Creator/BillPlympton, 1987
[[/index]]
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