"Movie shorts"/"Upcoming previews" for my childhoods

by lowelllock | created - 29 Aug 2016 | updated - 04 Apr 2018 | Public

Retro junk World war 2 (under 1945)

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1. Seein' Red, White 'n' Blue (1943)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Bluto tries to dodge the draft by fooling Popeye.

Director: Dan Gordon | Stars: Dave Barry, Jack Mercer

Votes: 134

Good title - "Benji Leibl" Bad news - World War II Restored date: February 25, 1977 (A.A.P. Pictures / United Artists) Restored date: April 11, 1997 (Turner Entertainment / Turner Pictures) Restored date: February 16, 2018 (SONY / Sony Pictures Animation)

2. Customers Wanted (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto compete in their penny arcades for Wimpy's business.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 242

Good title - "Lexi Leibl" Bad news - World War II Restored date: April 6, 1973 (A.A.P. Pictures / United Artists) Restored date: April 30, 1993 (Turner Entertainment / MGM/UA) Restored date: March 14, 2014 (SONY / Sony Pictures Animation)

3. The Old Mill (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A variety of animals find a shelter in the old mill during a fierce storm.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Marie Arbuckle, Jean MacMurray, Louise Myers, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,264

Good title - "Marli Leibl" Bad news - World War II Restored date: November 5, 1971 (Buena Vista Distribution / Walt Disney) Restored date: November 20, 1991 (Buena Vista Pictures / Walt Disney)

4. Tea for Two Hundred (1948)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 609

leibl family tree

5. Tangled Ever After (2012)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Action

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider have their wedding, but Pascal and Maximus must recover the rings they lose in mid-ceremony.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Alan Dale, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 15,548

be our guest

6. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #4.109 (1973)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Add a Plot

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 7

barney's magical musical adventure

7. Peace on Earth (1939)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Two baby squirrels ask grandpa to explain what "men" are when he comes in singing "peace on earth, goodwill to men". Grandpa tells the story of man's last war.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen, The Hollywood Choir Boys

Votes: 1,252

Good title - "Wee Sing in Sillyville" (1989) (PSS! Video / oceans1P) Bad news - World War II Restored date: December 1970 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Restored date: December 16, 1994 (Turner Entertainment / MGM/UA)

8. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)
Episode: The Crash (1968)

50 min | Sci-Fi

On June 12, 1983, a sub-orbital aircraft named the Spindrift flying from New York is pulled into a space warp which transports its crew and passengers into another dimension. The ship ... See full summary »

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 89

grandpa's magical toys

9. Get a Horse! (2013)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Russi Taylor, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 4,340

disneyland fun

10. Roaming Through Arizona (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

This Traveltalks entry first stops at some architectural landmarks in Tucson, Phoenix, and Prescott. It then looks at the mining town of Jerome and some natural wonders, before ending in Wickenburg for a visit to a dude ranch and a rodeo.

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 47

Good title - "The Lion King" (1994) (Buena Vista Pictures / oceans2) Bad news - World War II Restored date: 1999 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / MGM)

11. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 60,024 | Gross: $9.03M

happy birthday barney

12. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #3.69 (1972)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Add a Plot

Stars: Paul Benedict, Northern Calloway, Stockard Channing, Raul Julia

Votes: 8

rock with barney

13. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)
Episode: 1001 (1969)

TV-Y | Family, Fantasy, Music

Mrs. Frogg receives a telegram that says she has been offered a position at the Westwood zoo, but the Frogg family must get permission from King Friday to leave, since there will be no one to run the Museum-Go-Round.

Director: David F. Chen | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joe Negri, David Newell, Hedda Sharapan

three wishes

14. Goof Troop (1992–1993)
Episode: Pistolgeist (1992)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The boys try to save Pistol from a haunted book.

Stars: Nancy Cartwright, Jim Cummings, Bill Farmer, Dana Hill

Votes: 14

friend like me

15. Alice's Orphan (1926)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short

Julius the cat is skating on a pond when he espies a young lady break through the ice. He saves her, only to realize she's not particularly attractive, and so throws her back. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Margie Gay

Votes: 129

Good title - "Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Friend Like Me" (1993) (Walt Disney Home Video / oceans2) Bad news - World War II Restored date: 2013 (Disney Junior / Gaumont / Walt Disney)

16. Sufferin' Cats! (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom and another cat fight over Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Frank Graham

Votes: 852

Good title - "Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Friend Like Me" (1993) (Walt Disney Home Video / oceans2) Bad news - World War II Restored date: October 1971 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Restored date: 2009 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / MGM)

17. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Fires of Death (1967)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Seaview is sent to stop an active volcano from erupting and causing a catastrophe. Accompanying them is Dr. Turner who's suppose to help them. But it turns out he has a different plan ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Victor Jory, Terry Becker

Votes: 29

a day at the circus

18. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)
Episode: Once Upon an Egg Timer (1985)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Rowlf loses his voice in an accident, Nanny suggests the Babies take turns telling a story with a egg timer until it comes back.

Directors: Ray Lee, Terry Lennon, Bob Richardson | Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Howie Mandel, Laurie O'Brien

Votes: 14

cars boats trains planes

19. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 306,731 | Gross: $83.82M

the little mermaid

20. Fiesta Time (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short

It is Fiesta Time in a South American country and a young boy and his donkey are celebrating with a young senorita. The boy has to go to bed but his donkey gets him up and they return to ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Wickersham

Votes: 5

Good title - "Sesame Street episode 3396" (1995) (Children's Television Workshop / oceans2) Bad news - World War II Restored date: November 12, 2014 (SONY / Sony Pictures Animation)

21. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)
Episode: Ogre Baby Boom/The White Knight (1988)

TV-Y | Animation, Family, Fantasy

"Ogre Baby Boom": While looking for Toadwart to literally kick him around then chasing Grammi who's disposing of a mixture of gummiberry juice and baby powder, Duke Igthorn's ogres' ending ... See full summary »

Director: David Block | Stars: Corey Burton, Brian Cummings, June Foray, Jason Marsden

Votes: 27

the backyard show

22. Honeyland (1935)

10 min | Animation, Family, Short

An MGM Happy Harmony cartoon in which a group of industrious bees, working to make honey among other products, attempt to outwit a spider who's chasing two of the bees.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Brox Sisters

Votes: 98

Good title - "Wee Sing Together" (1985) (PSS! Video / oceans1P) Bad news - World War II Restored date: October 19, 1994 (Turner Entertainment / MGM/UA) Restored date: 2009 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / MGM) Restored date: 2014 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / MGM)

23. Wandering Here and There (1944)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

This Traveltalk series entry visits various places around the United States. At the first stop, we admire the natural beauty of Crater Lake in Oregon. The next stop is the open pit copper ... See full summary »

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 32

Good title - "Barney Home Video: Imagination Island" (1994) (PBS / NBC / CBS / ABC / FOX / Lyons) Bad news - World War II Restored date: October 19, 1994 (Turner Entertainment / MGM/UA) Restored date: 2009 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / MGM) Restored date: 2014 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / MGM)

24. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: Monster from the Inferno (1966)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A strange intelligent organism is found at the bottom of the ocean. Once brought on Seaview the real threat the creature represents is realized. Suddenly every life on board the Seaview is in danger.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Arthur Hill, Robert Dowdell

Votes: 33

sing out, america!

25. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Josh Keaton

Votes: 191,132 | Gross: $99.05M

  • a day at camp
  • ride the rollercoaster
  • very silly songs
  • we wish you a merry christmas
  • play-along songs
  • if we could talk to the animals
  • country sing-along
  • baby animal songs

26. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 602,213 | Gross: $206.45M

  • campout
  • let's go to the circus
  • beach party
  • pongo and perdita

27. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #7.1 (1975)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

As the show's seventh season begins, Mr. Snuffleupagus walks down the street, counting the people who fail to glimpse him (yet again). He counts ten in all. Later on, a journalist visits ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Northern Calloway, Judy Collins, Emilio Delgado

Votes: 16


28. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: Great Expectations (1974)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

The Cunninghams get an unexpected glimpse inside Bohemian counter-culture when Richie befriends a beatnik and brings her home for an evening with the family.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Tom Bosley

Votes: 88

country sing-along

29. Confidence (2003)

R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller

59 Metascore

Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia

Votes: 32,656 | Gross: $12.21M

Calgary Stampeders

30. She-Wolf of London (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Don Porter, June Lockhart, Sara Haden, Jan Wiley

Votes: 2,093

Good title - "Colorado Avalanche" Bad news - World War II Restored date: 1989 (TNT / MCA-TV / Universal Pictures) Restored date: 2017 (ITV2 / Oceans' CIC 50 / Universal Pictures)

31. Daylight (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 63,086 | Gross: $33.02M

atlanta braves

32. Susie the Little Blue Coupe (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The eventful life of a little blue car.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Stan Freberg

Votes: 457

chicago wolves

33. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 657,916 | Gross: $403.71M

colorado avalanche

34. Practical Magic (1998)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

46 Metascore

Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 68,143 | Gross: $46.68M

detroit red wings

35. Alex & Emma (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

32 Metascore

A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, David Paymer, Sophie Marceau

Votes: 12,696 | Gross: $14.21M

detorit red wings

36. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 69,512 | Gross: $11.63M

edmonton eskimos

37. Hare Trimmed (1953)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Yosemite Sam hears that Granny has inherited fifty million dollars. Good guy Bugs tries to save Granny from Sam's clutches.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 365

houston aeros

38. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

Votes: 118,476 | Gross: $110.23M

los angeles lakers

39. Candy Cabaret (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

Set in a nightclub in Sugarland---not the one in Texas---the bon-bons, lollipops, taffy and other sweet-and-sticky citizens perform in a musical show. The grand finale features the Sugar ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Tendlar, Martin Taras | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 11

milwaukee admirals

40. Die Another Day (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

56 Metascore

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens

Votes: 196,253 | Gross: $160.94M

montreal allouettes

41. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993–1996)
Episode: Baby-Sitter Jitters (1993)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

Sonic and Tails get roped into babysitting a trio of rambunctious baby beavers.

Director: Kent Butterworth | Stars: Jaleel White, Long John Baldry, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett

Votes: 7

new england patriots

42. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 7,296

Good title - "New Jersey Devils" Bad news - World War II Restored date: 1998 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / Warner Bros.) Restored date: 2014 (TCM / Turner Entertainment / MGM / Warner Bros.)

43. Jersey Girl (2004)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blow-up, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, Betty Aberlin

Votes: 61,308 | Gross: $25.27M

NHL (New Jersey Devils)

44. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance