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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 UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation[[note]] with two shorts from UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, two shorts from UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, and three shorts from UsefulNotes/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'') Frédéric 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 UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. For convenience, they are posted below:

* Allegreto Oskar Fischinger, 1936
* WesternAnimation/BalloonLand UbIwerks, Celebrity Pictures, 1935
* WesternAnimation/BaseballBugs Creator/FrizFreleng, Warner Bros, 1946
* WesternAnimation/TheBigSnooze Creator/BobClampett, Creator/Warner Bros, 1946
* WesternAnimation/BlitzWolf Creator/TexAvery, [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM]], 1942
* The Box Fred Wolf, Murakami-Wolf Films, 1967
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyGetsTheBoid Creator/BobClampett, Warner Bros., 1942
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyAndTheThreeBears Creator/ChuckJones, Warner Bros., 1944
* Crac Frédéric 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 (only European cartoon on list)
* WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus 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 Sara Petty, 1978 (As of 2015, the only toon on this list that isn't available media-wise)
* 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, Hubley Studios, 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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