List of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio films

The following list is a filmography of all animatedshort subjects distributed by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) motion picture studio through Loew’s Incorporated between 1934 and 1958 and between 1961 and 1967.[1]

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Between 1937 and 1957, MGM ran an in-house cartoon studio which produced shorts featuring the characters Barney Bear, Droopy, Red Hot Riding Hood & The Wolf, Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior, Spike, Spike and Tyke, and their best-known work, Tom and Jerry. Outside producers included Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising (1934–38), William L. Snyder (1961–62), and Chuck Jones (1963–67, via MGM Animation/Visual Arts).

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Release Date Series Title Director Notes
September 1, 1934 Happy Harmonies The Discontented Canary Rudolf Ising First cartoon produced by Harman-Ising Pictures for MGM.
Initially released as a “Metro Color Cartoon”, later prints billing it as part of the Happy Harmonies series.
Filmed in Technicolor.
September 29, 1934 Happy Harmonies The Old Pioneer Rudolf Ising First cartoon to label the name Happy Harmony on the title.
Banned from television because of racial stereotypes towards Indians.
Filmed in Technicolor.
October 27, 1934 Happy Harmonies Tales of the Vienna Woods Hugh Harman Filmed in Technicolor.
November 24, 1934 Happy Harmonies Bosko’s Parlor Pranks Hugh Harman Bosko‘s first appearance in an MGM cartoon.
Filmed in Technicolor.
December 22, 1934 Happy Harmonies Toyland Broadcast Rudolf Ising Banned from television due to black stereotypes. Was previously shown heavily edited before the ban and survives uncut on home video.
Filmed in Technicolor.
First MGM cartoon animated by Carl Urbano.
January 9, 1935 Happy Harmonies Hey-Hey Fever Hugh Harman Last appearance of the original Bosko.
February 16, 1935 Happy Harmonies When the Cat’s Away Rudolf Ising First appearance of Little Cheeser, though the character was named only in publicity.
March 9, 1935 Happy Harmonies The Lost Chick Hugh Harman
March 30, 1935 Happy Harmonies The Calico Dragon () Rudolf Ising First MGM cartoon to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
April 13, 1935 Happy Harmonies Good Little Monkeys Hugh Harman First of Harman’s three “Good Little Monkeys” shorts.
April 27, 1935 Happy Harmonies The Chinese Nightingale Rudolf Ising Banned from television because of racial stereotypes towards Asians.
May 11, 1935 Happy Harmonies Poor Little Me Hugh Harman
May 25, 1935 Happy Harmonies Barnyard Babies Rudolf Ising Last MGM cartoon in 2-strip Technicolor.
September 21, 1935 Happy Harmonies The Old Plantation Rudolf Ising First cartoon in 3-strip Technicolor not released by Disney.
October 19, 1935 Happy Harmonies Honeyland Rudolf Ising
November 16, 1935 Happy Harmonies Alias St. Nick Rudolf Ising A Little Cheeser cartoon, though the character is still unnamed on-screen.
December 14, 1935 Happy Harmonies Run, Sheep, Run! Hugh Harman First appearance of the revamped Bosko.
January 11, 1936 Happy Harmonies Bottles Hugh Harman
February 8, 1936 Happy Harmonies The Early Bird and the Worm Rudolf Ising First appearance of the “Lazy Crows”.
March 7, 1936 Happy Harmonies The Old Mill Pond () Hugh Harman First appearance of the “Jazz Frogs”.
April 4, 1936 Happy Harmonies Two Little Pups Rudolf Ising First appearance of the “Two Little Pups”
Final appearance of the “Lazy Crows”.
May 2, 1936 Happy Harmonies The Old House Hugh Harman Featuring Bosko.
May 30, 1936 Happy Harmonies The Pups’ Picnic Rudolf Ising Featuring the “Two Little Pups”.
June 4, 1936 Happy Harmonies To Spring William Hanna William Hanna’s directorial debut.
July 11, 1936 Happy Harmonies Little Cheeser Rudolf Ising Third appearance of Little Cheeser, and the first cartoon to name him on-screen.
December 12, 1936 Happy Harmonies The Pups’ Christmas Rudolf Ising Featuring the “Two Little Pups”.
January 16, 1937 Happy Harmonies Circus Daze Hugh Harman Featuring Bosko
Last cartoon billed as a Happy Harmony. However, the remaining Harman-Ising shorts of this period are considered as part of the series.
February 13, 1937 Happy Harmonies Swing Wedding Hugh Harman Featuring the “Jazz Frogs”.
March 20, 1937 Happy Harmonies Bosko’s Easter Eggs Hugh Harman Bosko’s final solo cartoon.
May 1, 1937 Happy Harmonies Little Ol’ Bosko and the Pirates Hugh Harman First of three cartoons pairing Bosko with the “Jazz Frogs”.
May 29, 1937 Happy Harmonies The Hound and the Rabbit Rudolf Ising
July 10, 1937 Happy Harmonies The Wayward Pups Rudolf Ising Russ Powell voices House Cat[2][3]
Final appearance of the “Little Pups”.
August 28, 1937 Happy Harmonies Little Ol’ Bosko and the Cannibals Hugh Harman Second of three “Little Ol’ Bosko and the Frogs” cartoons.
December 15, 1937 Happy Harmonies Little Buck Cheeser Rudolf Ising Third and final appearance of “Little Cheeser”.
January 1, 1938 Happy Harmonies Little Ol’ Bosko in Bagdad Hugh Harman Final appearances of Bosko and the “Jazz Frogs”.
Last cartoon produced by Harman-Ising Pictures for MGM.
Filmed in Technicolor.
February 5, 1938 Happy Harmonies Pipe Dreams Hugh Harman Featuring the “Good Monkeys”
Produced by Harman-Ising for Disney, but ultimately released by MGM.
Filmed in Technicolor.
March 12, 1938 Happy Harmonies The Little Bantamweight Rudolf Ising Produced by Harman-Ising for Disney, but ultimately released by MGM.
Filmed in Technicolor.
First MGM cartoon animated by Michael Lah

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