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Here is a list of animated shows, features, and short subjects that are Public Domain in the United States or elsewhere. Expectedly, a bulk of them are from The Golden and Silent Ages of Animation; although a few from the Dark Age have started to lapse into this as well. When presented in other media, examples like these would appear on The Public Domain Channel.

Public domain examples for comic books, literature, and live action films have their own pages.

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Keep in mind that just because a cartoon is old and widely bootlegged doesn't automatically mean it's PD; there has to be solid enough evidence that its copyright either ran out or was never filed to begin with before adding it here.

For obvious reasons, links to view a cartoon without its own page here is permitted; unless a case of being Screwed by the Lawyers prevents otherwise.


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    Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies works 

    Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems works 
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    Shanghai Animation Film Studio 

    Van Beuren Studio works 

    International Film Service 
  • A Grid-Iron Hero (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • A Krazy Katastrophe (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • All Is Not Gold That Glitters (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • A Newlywed Phable (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • A Tale That is Knot (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • A Tempest in a Paint Pot (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse: A Duet, He Made Me Love Him (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat at Looney Park (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus (1916)
  • Krazy Kat at the Switchboard (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse Believe in Signs (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat, Bugologist (1916)
  • Krazy Kat Demi-Tasse (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat & Ignatz Mouse Discuss the Letter G (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916)
  • Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse in Their One-Act Tragedy: The Tail of the Nude Tail (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat Invalid (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat Takes Little Katrina For an Airing (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat the Hero (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Krazy Kat to the Rescue (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Cooks vs. Chefs: The Phable of Olaf and Louis (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Feet Is Feet: A Phable (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Introducing Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Joys and Glooms (1917)
  • Moving Day (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Policy and Pie (1917)
  • Robbers and Thieves (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Roses and Thorns (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • The Cook (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • The Missing One (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • The Phable of a Busted Romance (1917)
  • The Phable of a Phat Woman (1917)
  • The Phable Of Sam And Bill (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Throwing the Bull (1917) (lost cartoon)

    Bray Productions 
  • A Family Affair (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • A Thrilling Drill (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • A Trip To The Moon (1920)
  • The Awful Spook (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • The Best Mouse Loses (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Adopts a Turtle (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Adventures (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Amusement Park (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps and Company (1925) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps and His Goatmobile (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps and His Pointer Pup (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps and the Detective Story (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps and the Hypnotic Eye (1919)
  • Bobby Bumps and the Sand Lizard (1919) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps and the Speckled Death (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps and the Stork (1916)
  • Bobby Bumps at School (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps at the Circus (1916)
  • Bobby Bumps at the Dentist (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Becomes an Ace (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Caught in the Jamb (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps, Cave Man (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps, Chef (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps, Daylight Camper (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Disappearing Gun (1918)
  • Bobby Bumps, Early Shopper (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps: Eel-ectric Launch (1919) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Fight (1918)
  • Bobby Bumps Films a Fire (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Fly Swatter (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Fourth (1917)
  • Bobby Bumps Gets a Substitute(1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Gets Pa's Goat (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Goes Fishing (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Helps Out a Book Agent (1916)
  • Bobby Bumps in Before and After (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps, Incubator (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps in the Great Divide (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Joins the Band (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Last Smoke (1919) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Loses His Pup (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Lucky Day (1919) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Night Out with Some Night Owls (1919) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Non-Stop Flight (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps, Office Boy (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps on the Doughnut Trail (1918)
  • Bobby Bumps On The Road (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Orchestra (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Out West (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Outwits the Dogcatcher (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Pup Gets the Flea-enza (1919) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Puts a Beanery on the Bum (1918)
  • Bobby Bumps Queers a Choir (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Starts a Lodge (1916)
  • Bobby Bumps Starts for School (1922)
  • Bobby Bumps, Submarine Chaser (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps, Surf Rider (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' Tank (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Throwing the Bull (1919) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Volunteers (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps Working on an Idea (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • Bobby Bumps' World "Serious" (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Captain Kiddlets (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Checkmated (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • Chicken Dressing (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • The Chinese Honeymoon (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's African Hunt (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Ancestor (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar and the Bandits (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar and the Ghost (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar and the Pirates (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar and the Torpedo (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar and the Zeppelin (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar At The Bat (1915)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar at The Front (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar at the Vaudeville Show (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Avi Shell (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Bachelor Quarters (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Bull Thrower (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Burglar (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Captures Villa (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Cave Man (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Courtship (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Daredevil (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Detective (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Dog Fancier (19 (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Explorer (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Farmer (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Foils The Enemy (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Forbidden Fruit (1923)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Gets Married (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Ghost Breaker (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Hobo (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Horseplay (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar In Africa (1913) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar In Mexico (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar in the African Jungles (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar In The Haunted Castle (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar In The Trenches (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar In The Wilderness (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar In Uncle Tom's Cabin (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Invents A New King Of Shell (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Knighthood (1924)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Mysterious Case (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Naturalist (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Nature Faker (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar On Strike (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar On The Jump (1917)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Plays Hamlet (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Romance (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Runs The Blockade (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Shipwrecked (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Signs The Pledge (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Sky Pilot (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Spy Dodger (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, Strikebreaker (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Temperance Lecture (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar the Lyin' Tamer (1924) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Treasure Island (1922) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Vacation (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar, War Dog (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar's Waterloo (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Colonel Heeza Liar Wins the Pennant (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • The Doughnut Lifter (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • The Great Cheese Robbery (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Fido's Birthday Party (1917) (lost cartoon)
  • Fresh Fish (1922) (lost cartoon)
  • The Hinges on the Bar Room Door (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • How I Became Krazy (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • Hunting and Fishing (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • Kats Is Kats (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • If We Reversed (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Love's Labor Lost (1920)
  • The Mad Locomotive (1922) (lost cartoon)
  • Mixed Drinks (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • The Movie Daredevil (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Oh, What a Knight (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • One Ol' Cat (1922) (lost cartoon)
  • The Pinkerton Pup's Portrait (1918) (lost cartoon)
  • The Police Dog Gets Piffles In Bad (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Police Dog in the Park (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • The Police Dog (1914) (lost cartoon)
  • The Police Dog No. 2 (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • The Police Dog No. 3 (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • The Police Dog No. 4 (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • The Police Dog No. 5 (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Police Dog On The Wire (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • The Police Dog to the Rescue (1915) (lost cartoon)
  • Police Dog Turns Nurse (1916) (lost cartoon)
  • Pot Luck (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Railroading (1922) (lost cartoon)
  • Shadow Boxing (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • Strap Hangers (1922) (lost cartoon)
  • Swinging His Vacation (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Taxes (1922) (lost cartoon)
  • The Wireless Wire-Walkers (1921) (lost cartoon)
  • Their Love Grew Cold (1923) (lost cartoon)
  • Their Master's Voice (1919)
  • Without Coal (1920) (lost cartoon)
  • Working Out with the Police Dog (1916) (lost cartoon)

    MGM cartoons 
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    Ub Iwerks cartoons 

    Walt Disney works 

    Max Fleischer works 

    George Dunning works 

    Richard Williams works 

    Terrytoons works 

    Walter Lantz works 

    Famous Studios works 

    Winsor McCay works 

    Felix the Cat 

    Hubley Studios works 

    Sam Singer works 

    Cambria Productions 

    Joseph Lai works 

     Soyuzmultfilm works 

    Harry Smith works 

    John Korty works 

    Len Lye works 

    Puppetoons 

    Other 
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