Shorts 1934

by randvan | created - 20 Jun 2012 | updated - 10 Jul 2012 | Public

All short movies I have seen from 1934 ranked from best to worst.

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1. The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 1,333

2. The Dognapper (1934)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Mickey and an early version of Donald Duck are police officers chasing dognapper Pegleg Pete. Despite their bumbling, they manage to repeatedly get the drop on Pete at his sawmill hideout, ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 388

3. The Flying Mouse (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

To the tune "I Would Like to Be a Bird," a young mouse fashions wings from a pair of leaves, to the great amusement of his brothers when his attempts to use them fail. When the butterfly he... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 707

4. Two-Gun Mickey (1934)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Independent cowgirl Minnie ends up in over her head when pursued by bandit Pete, so it's up to Mickey to rescue her.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 334

5. Camping Out (1934)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

While out camping, Mickey and friends make battle with a horde of angry mosquitoes.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Alyce Ardell, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 332

6. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye comes to ask Olive out, but finds she's gone off with the title character. Popeye goes to the circus (ringmaster Wimpy) looking for her, to find she's part of the act; an aerial battle ensues.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 214

7. Going Bye-Bye! (1934)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

Stan and Ollie give evidence which convicts vicious gangster Butch. They plan to leave town and advertise for a traveling companion to share expenses. Butch's girl replies to the advert and... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long

Votes: 1,164

8. Peculiar Penguins (1934)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two penguins woo.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 435

9. The Goddess of Spring (1934)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

The lovely goddess of spring Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, thus bringing about the winter season.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Purv Pullen, Kenny Baker, Diana Gaylen

Votes: 696

10. Orphan's Benefit (1934)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Mickey puts on a big show to raise money for the orphaned mice.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 402

11. La joie de vivre (1934)

9 min | Animation, Short, Musical

A tone poem: two woodland sprites dance about, atop power lines and among flowers and leaves, while being pursued. Everyone spends some time pulling levers to switch trains, too.

Directors: Anthony Gross, Hector Hoppin

Votes: 324

12. Them Thar Hills (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,856

13. The Big Bad Wolf (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The two foolish little pigs escort Red Riding Hood on a short cut through the woods, against the advice of their bricklayer brother. When they encounter the wolf, Red runs ahead to granny's... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton

Votes: 1,481

14. The Live Ghost (1934)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long

Votes: 1,185

15. A Dream Walking (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto each wants to save Olive as she sleepwalks onto a construction site. But most of their efforts go into preventing each other from being the hero.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 359

16. The Mascot (1933)

26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A stuffed animal goes on a journey through frightening streets to get its kid an orange.

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 1,400

17. The China Shop (1934)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

The elderly owner of a china shop leaves for the night, and the various figurines and decorated mugs come to life. A demonic figure captures an upper-class lady and does battle with her ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 280

18. Oliver the Eighth (1934)

Passed | 27 min | Short, Comedy

Keen on climbing the social ladder by marrying a rich widow, Oliver finds the nerve to cheat on his partner, Stanley, unbeknownst to him that her favourite hobby is murder. Now, it seems that he is next. Who can save Oliver the Eighth?

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Jack Barty

Votes: 1,263

19. The Wise Little Hen (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Purv Pullen

Votes: 1,666

20. Playful Pluto (1934)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mickey's trying to do some yardwork, but Pluto wants to play. They end up indoors; Mickey breaks a screen, spreads flypaper, and they both get stuck.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 288

21. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy stumble across a ghost ship. They climb aboard, and it proceeds to scare them in various ways.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 212

22. Betty Boop's Prize Show (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a melodrama at the Slumbertown Theatre, Freddie is the sheriff and Betty is a school-marm desired by outlaw "Phillip the Fiend."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 91

23. Poor Cinderella (1934)

Passed | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 474

24. Shanghaied (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's up to Mickey to rescue himself and Minnie from Captain Pete and his crew.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 268

25. Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye pushes a baby pram down city sidewalks and lots of noise keeps the kid awake and crying. In typically brutal manner, Popeye deals with the noise makers including a busking Harpo Marx, music school, construction site, and car horns.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 196

26. Mickey's Steam Roller (1934)

7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Mickey drives a steamroller and takes Minnie's little ones for a ride. While he takes a break to court Minnie, the little ones climb aboard and start the steamroller moving.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 301

27. Gulliver Mickey (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Mickey is looking after the orphans. He tells them the story of Gulliver (with Mickey in that role) in Lilliput, though without the satire and bawdy bits. The story ends with Mickey fighting a giant spider, about twice his size.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 955

28. Axe Me Another (1934)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Pierre Bluto, running a logging camp, has thrown Olive into the river because he didn't like her spinach. Popeye rescues her and proceeds to beat Bluto in a lumberjack contest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 186

29. Ha! Ha! Ha! (1934)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Betty Boop and Koko dabble in dentistry, complete with laughing gas.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 292

30. The Two-Alarm Fire (1934)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When rival firefighters Popeye and Bluto respond to Olive Oyl's house fire, they find themselves fighting each other more than the fire.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 168

31. Tale of the Vienna Woods (1934)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

The delightfully animated adventure of a faun and a satyr who is only animate during daylight.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 115

32. Funny Little Bunnies (1934)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

We see bunny rabbits preparing for Easter, by making chocolate eggs and rabbits, decorating eggs, and weaving and filling baskets.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Dot Farley, Florence Gill, Louise Myers

Votes: 584

33. Can You Take It (1934)

Passed | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Popeye wants to join a club of fighters. But can he take their grueling initiation test... and can the club take his rough-housing?

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Myron Waldman | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 198

34. Betty Boop's Trial (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A traffic cop tries to make time with Betty; she speeds to get away, is arrested, and undergoes a musical trial.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Myron Waldman | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 117

35. The Brave Tin Soldier (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short

A musical rendition of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale where a brave tin soldier with only one leg and a toy ballerina find happiness.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster

Votes: 94

36. The Song of Ceylon (1934)

38 min | Short, Documentary

A short film which documents the lives of the Sinhalese people.

Director: Basil Wright | Star: Lionel Wendt

Votes: 364

37. Mickey Plays Papa (1934)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Mickey Mouse and Pluto find themselves in charge of a baby who was left on their doorstep.

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 212

38. The Dance Contest (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Olive visit a dance hall, where a contest is in progress (though judge Wimpy seems far more interested in his hamburgers than the dancers). He dances terribly. Bluto cuts in, and... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 186

39. The Old Pioneer (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

In this first entry in MGM's Happy Harmonies series, an old man tells a newsboy about his adventures with Native Americans in the Old West.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Carman Maxwell, Elmore Vincent

Votes: 103

40. Little Dutch Mill (1934)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Musical

A miserly mill-keeper kidnaps two Dutch children, but their pet duck runs for help like Lassie.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky

Votes: 99

41. Red Hot Mamma (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short

Betty Boop, sleepless on a freezing night, builds a nice hot fire which proves too much of a good thing; in a dream she visits Hell, sings "Hell's Bells," and makes Hell freeze over!

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Star: Bonnie Poe

Votes: 207

42. Keep in Style (1934)

6 min | Animation, Short

Betty Boop puts on a musical show of new inventions and styles; her creation of "ankle skirts" sweeps the nation.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 85

43. We Aim to Please (1934)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Olive and Popeye open up a diner, but have to deal with Wimpy and Bluto being deadbeat customers.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 172

44. Honeymoon Hotel (1934)

TV-G | 7 min | Family, Animation, Musical

After introducing the small town Bugtown, inhabitated by bugs, this short shows what happens to two honeymooning lovebugs at the Honeymoon Hotel in town, due to the fact, that their love is... See full summary »

Director: Earl Duvall

Votes: 187

45. Jack Frost (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young grizzly bear, undaunted by his mother's warnings of the coming winter, runs away from home only to be confronted by Old Man Winter himself.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster

Votes: 357

46. Strong to the Finich (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive runs some kind of boarding school. She serves her charges a huge bowl of spinach, but they are less than enthusiastic about it. Popeye comes by and demonstrates the values of spinach:... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, Bonnie Poe, Mae Questel

Votes: 153