Color Rhapsodies

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Color Rhapsodies was a series of usually one-shot animated cartoon shorts produced by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures. They were launched in 1934, following the phenomenal success of Walt Disney's Technicolor Silly Symphonies. Because of Disney's exclusive rights to the full three strip Technicolor process, Color Rhapsodies were produced in the older two-tone Technicolor process until 1935, when Disney's exclusive contract expired.

The Color Rhapsodies series is most notable for introducing the characters of The Fox and the Crow in the 1941 short The Fox and the Grapes. The 1937 Color Rhapsodies short The Little Match Girl was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).

Filmography[edit]

1930s[edit]

TitleRelease dateDirectorNotes
Holiday LandNovember 9, 1934(unknown)Academy Award nominee
Babes at SeaDecember 12, 1934Arthur Davis
The Shoemaker and the ElvesJanuary 20, 1935Arthur Davis
Make Believe RevueMarch 22, 1935(unknown)
A Cat, a Mouse and a BellMay 10, 1935(unknown)
Little RoverJune 28, 1935(unknown)
NeighborsAugust 15, 1935Arthur Davis and Sid Marcus
Monkey LoveSeptember 12, 1935(unknown)
The Bon Bon ParadeOctober 4, 1935(unknown)
Doctor BluebirdFebruary 5, 1936(unknown)
Football BugsApril 29, 1936(unknown)
Glee WormsJune 24, 1936(unknown)
The Untrained SealJuly 26, 1936(unknown)
The Novelty ShopAugust 15, 1936(unknown)
In My GondolaSeptember 3, 1936(unknown)
Merry MutineersOctober 2, 1936(unknown)
Birds in LoveOctober 28, 1936(unknown)
Two Lazy CrowsNovember 26, 1936Ub Iwerks
A Boy and His DogDecember 23, 1936(unknown)
Gifts from the AirJanuary 1, 1937(unknown)
Skeleton FrolicsJanuary 29, 1937Ub IwerksVery similar to The Skeleton Dance, also drawn by Iwerks.
Merry MannequinsMarch 19, 1937Ub Iwerks
Let's GoApril 16, 1937Arthur Davis
Mother Hen's HolidayMay 7, 1937(unknown)
The Foxy PupMay 21, 1937Ub Iwerks
The Stork Takes a HolidayJune 11, 1937(unknown)
Indian SerenadeJuly 16, 1937Ben Harrison
Spring FestivalAugust 6, 1937(unknown)
Scary CrowsAugust 20, 1937(unknown)
Swing, Monkey, SwingSeptember 10, 1937(unknown)
The Air HostessOctober 22, 1937(unknown)
The Little Match GirlNovember 5, 1937Arthur Davis and Sid Marcus (uncredited)Academy Award nominee
Hollywood PanicDecember 18, 1937(unknown)
Bluebirds' BabyJanuary 21, 1938(unknown)
The Horse on the Merry-Go-RoundFebruary 17, 1938Ub Iwerks
The Foolish BunnyMarch 26, 1938Arthur Davis
Snow TimeApril 13, 1938Ub Iwerks
The Big BirdcastMay 13, 1938(unknown)
Window ShoppingJune 3, 1938Sid Marcus
Poor Little ButterflyJuly 4, 1938Ben Harrison
Poor ElmerJuly 22, 1938Sid Marcus
The Frog PondAugust 12, 1938Ub Iwerks
Hollywood GraduationAugust 26, 1938Arthur Davis
Animal Cracker CircusSeptember 23, 1938Ben Harrison
Happy BirthdayOctober 16, 1938(unknown)
Midnight FrolicsNovember 3, 1938Ub Iwerks
Little Moth's Big FlameNovember 3, 1938Sid Marcus
The Kangaroo KidDecember 23, 1938Ben Harrison
Peaceful NeighborsJanuary 29, 1939Sid Marcus
The Gorilla HuntFebruary 24, 1939Ub Iwerks
Happy TotsMarch 31, 1939Ben Harrison
The House That Jack BuiltApril 14, 1939Sid Marcus
Lucky PigsMay 26, 1939Ben Harrison
Nell's YellsJune 30, 1939Ub Iwerks
Hollywood SweepstakesJuly 28, 1939Ben Harrison
Jitterbug KnightsAugust 11, 1939Sid Marcus
Crop ChasersAugust 22, 1939Ub Iwerks
Dreams on IceOctober 20, 1939Sid Marcus
Mountain EarsNovember 3, 1939Manny Gould
Mother Goose in SwingtimeDecember 18, 1939Manny Gould

1940s[edit]

TitleRelease dateDirectorNotes
A Boy, a Gun and BirdsJanuary 12, 1940Ben Harrison
The Happy Tots' ExpeditionFebruary 9, 1940Ben Harrison
Blackboard RevueMarch 15, 1940Ub Iwerks
The Greyhound and the RabbitApril 19, 1940Sid Marcus
The Egg HuntMay 31, 1940Ub Iwerks
Ye Olde Swap ShoppeJune 28, 1940Ub Iwerks
The Timid PupAugust 1, 1940Ben Harrison
Tangled TelevisionAugust 30, 1940Sid Marcus
Mr. Elephant Goes to TownOctober 4, 1940Arthur Davis
The Mad HatterNovember 3, 1940Sid Marcus
Wise OwlDecember 6, 1940Ub Iwerks
A Helping PawJanuary 7, 1941Sid Marcus
The Way of All PestsFebruary 28, 1941Arthur Davis
The CarpentersMarch 14, 1941Paul Fennell
The Land of FunApril 18, 1941Sid Marcus
Tom Thumb's BrotherJune 12, 1941Sid Marcus
The Cuckoo I.Q.July 24, 1941Sid Marcus
Who's Zoo in HollywoodNovember 13, 1941Sid Marcus
The Fox and the GrapesDecember 5, 1941Frank Tashlin
Red Riding Hood Rides AgainDecember 25, 1941Sid Marcus
A Hollywood DetourJanuary 23, 1942Frank Tashlin
Wacky WigwamsFebruary 22, 1942Alec Geiss
Concerto in B Flat MinorMarch 20, 1942Bob Wickersham
Cinderella Goes to a PartyJune 3, 1942Alec Geiss
Woodsman, Spare That TreeJuly 2, 1942Arthur Davis
Song of VictorySeptember 4, 1942Bob Wickersham
Tito's GuitarOctober 30, 1942Bob Wickersham
Toll Bridge TroublesNovember 27, 1942Bob Wickersham
King Midas, JuniorDecember 25, 1942John Hubley and Paul Sommer
Slay It with FlowersJanuary 29, 1943Bob Wickersham
There's Something About a SoldierFebruary 26, 1943Alec Geiss
Professor Small and Mr. TallMarch 26, 1943John Hubley and Paul Sommer
Plenty Below ZeroApril 23, 1943Bob Wickersham
Tree for TwoJune 21, 1943Bob Wickersham
He Can't Make It StickJuly 23, 1943John Hubley and Paul Sommer
A-Hunting We Won't GoAugust 23, 1943Bob Wickersham
The Rocky Road to RuinOctober 22, 1943Paul Sommer
ImaginationNovember 19, 1943Bob WickershamAcademy Award nominee
The Herring Murder MysteryJanuary 20, 1944Dun Roman
The Disillusioned BluebirdJune 15, 1944Howard Swift
Dog, Cat, and Canary1944Howard SwiftAcademy Award nominee
Rippling RomanceJune 21, 1945Bob WickershamStudio's final Academy Award nominee
Fiesta TimeJuly 12, 1945Bob Wickersham
Hot Foot LightsAugust 2, 1945Howard Swift
Carnival CourageSeptember 6, 1945Howard Swift
River RibberOctober 4, 1945Paul Sommer
Polar PlaymatesApril 25, 1946Howard Swift
Picnic PanicJune 20, 1946Bob Wickersham
Loco LoboJanuary 9, 1947Howard Swift
Cockatoos for TwoFebruary 1947Bob Wickersham
Mother Hubba-Hubba-HubbardMarch 29, 1947Bob Wickersham
Up N' AtomJuly 10, 1947Sid Marcus
Swiss TeaseSeptember 11, 1947Sid Marcus
Kitty CaddyNovember 6, 1947Sid Marcus
Boston Beany[1]December 4, 1947Sid Marcus
FloraMarch 18, 1948Alex Lovy
Lo, the Poor BuffalNovember 14, 1948Alex Lovy
Grape NuttyApril 14, 1949Alex Lovy
Cat-TastrophyJune 30, 1949Sid Marcus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maltin, Leonard (1987). Of Mice and Magic (revised edition). p. 418. ISBN 0-452-25993-2. 

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