YMMV / Color Classics

  • Dork Age: These shorts have their fans, but along with the decline of Betty Boop, they are generally considered to be the start of a downward spiral for Fleischer Studios, and they are considered blatantly inferior to the pre Hays Office Fleischer cartoons, and as a blatant attempt to ape Disney's shorts, with all the habits that ensue.
  • Ear Worm: The theme of "Small Fry" is a very catchy tune.
    • "The Kids in the Shoe" has the very swingin' musical number "Mama Don't 'Low", sung by Smiley Burnette!
    • "Keep A Goin'", the theme of the Hunky and Spunky shorts. The first one has it with lyrics.
    • Make Him Yell Uncle from Ants in the Plants can be this to some.
  • Even Better Sequel: "Small Fry" to "Educated Fish". Or at least more well-known.
  • Growing the Beard:
    • Upgrading from two-strip Technicolor to three-strip brought out the three-dimensional sets as highlighted in "Somewhere in Dreamland" and "Play Safe" (both 1936).
    • Their animation remarkably improved by the end of the series run. Comparing the first Hunky and Spunky short to "A Kick in Time" highlights this upgrade.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The theme of "Cobweb Hotel" is a peculiar arrangement of the Popeye The Sailor theme with custom lyrics, and it's fittingly sung by Popeye's own voice actor, Jack Mercer.
  • Tear Jerker: The Song of the Birds.
    • Somewhere In Dreamland is this mixed with Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
    • "Christmas Comes But Once a Year" starts off with an orphanage on Christmas, where the children receive gifts that immediately fall apart irreperably upon their initial use, reducing each doe-eyed, ragged orphan to a sobbing wreck as they file back to their beds.