Rollin Clare (Ham) Hamilton (October 28, 1898, South Dakota – June 3, 1951 Los Angeles, California) was an early motion picture animator. He was Walt Disney's first hire, and from 1924 to 1928, he worked as an animator for the Alice Comedies and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts. In 1928, Hamilton and several other animators left the Walt Disney Studio to work at Winkler Pictures' new animation studio with the help of Charles Mintz. A year later, Hamilton helped fellow animators Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising establish their own animation studio. He was one of the primary animators for the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. From 1929 to 1934, he animated the Bosko character in the Harman and Ising studio.He was one of the few animators who remained with Leon Schlesinger after Harman and Ising left in 1933. In Schlesinger's studio, he animated Buddy, Beans the Cat, and Porky Pig. He then worked as a freelance animator until 1940.He died in 1951 of a heart attack.
Movies & TV shows
A salt water version of "Water Babies" is where adorable redheaded'merbabies' emerge out of the crashing surf and proceed to the sea floor where they conduct a circus along with a variety of sea creat...
W.C.Fields enters the Warmer Bros. Studio. Beans tries to drive in, but the guard throws him and his car against a tree. Charlie Chaplin drives in, followed by Oliver Hardy on foot - but we see that i...
Young and Healthy
Warner Bros. animated short featuring the song 'Let's Put Out the Lights (and Go to Sleep)'
The Organ Grinder
In this Merrie Melodies animated short, an organ grinder and his monkey make their way down a city street.
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
Christmas Day. A poor boy is trudging through the snow. He finally gets to his cabin. Santa offers to take the boy to his workshop while he is crying. In the full version, they sing the title song, bu...
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
Utensils and food dance, sing, and play in the kitchen, until a lump of dough turns into a monster and they all unite to stop it.
Brownie the Bear as a young, dapper Gaucho and his adventures as a South American cowboy.
While ice-skating on a frozen pond, Bosko and his dog discover a baby abandoned in the snow.
You're Too Careless with Your Kisses!
A bee returns home late after a night out having too much honey. His wife leaves him, but quickly ends up in the clutches of an evil ladybug. The whole hive turns out to fight the ladybug and get her ...
Three's a Crowd
An old man is reading a book by the fire. The clock strikes 8, and he heads off to bed. From his book, Alice in Wonderland, out crawls Alice, who turns the radio to the title tune. This wakes up Rip V...
On a tropical island, a native boy sings "Pagan Moon" to his sweetheart. Later, he plays music underwater with an octopus-pianist and other jazz-loving sea life.
I Love a Parade
A circus parade, to the title tune. Next, a series of sideshow acts: the wild boy, the rubber man, siamese twin pigs, a tattooed man, a hula-dancing hippo, an Indian snake (or goat) charmer. Into the ...
I Wish I Had Wings
An expectant father rooster fetches doctor stork, who comes out with a basket full of white chicks and one little black one, who gets crowded out of the food. After singing the title song, he manages ...
A Great Big Bunch of You
A mannequin in the city dump improvises a piano from the junk to play and sing the title song The various animals and pieces of junk all join in.
Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee
An American Indian boy and girl sing and dance in the forest along with the animals. Trouble begins when a fire threatens baby birds in their nest.
Bosko's Dog Race
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko's Dizzy Date
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko and Bruno
Bosko, carrying his hobo stick, travels along the railroad tracks with his dog, Bruno. Unfortunately, they're both on the tracks as they cross a bridge and realize that a train is coming perilously ne...
Bosko and Honey
Honey is a music teacher; her pupil is a kitten who hates playing the violin. No matter what she does to correct him, the kitten plays horribly. She phones Bosko, who is asleep. Bosko's dog, Bruno, tr...
Bosko at the Beach
A Bosko cartoon....
At a nightclub, the crowd demands Goopy Geer, and the lanky dog doesn't disappoint them. He gives a zany performance on the piano, but the employees and the customers are just as wacky. A gorilla wait...
Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.
Ups 'n Downs
Bosko runs a hot dog stand at an amusement park; but he sneaks away to the racetrack to ride his mechanical horse.
The old toymaker goes to sleep, and his toys immediately come to life and sing "Red-Headed Baby." A red-haired baby doll begins the song. She's soon joined by her sweetheart, a toy soldier named Napol...
Lady, Play Your Mandolin!
In this first Merrie Melodie short, things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild.
Bosko's Fox Hunt
Bosko joins a wacky fox hunt. But if the hunt worries anyone, it isn't the fox.
Bosko the Doughboy
Bosko is a doughboy in the Great War.
Bosko is shipwrecked on an island where he is chased by a lion and pursued by simian cannibals.
The Tree's Knees
Bosko the woodsman spurns cutting down trees and plays music instead. The trees and animals dance and make their own music.
Bosko's Soda Fountain
He gives poor service to a mouse and is a soda jerk. He has to contend with Honey's bratty kitten.
Sinkin' in the Bathtub
The film opens with Bosko taking a bath while whistling "Singin' in the Bathtub". A series of gags allows him to play the shower spray like a harp, pull up his pants by tugging his hair, and give the ...
Box Car Blues
Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.
Ride 'Em Plow Boy
In a foreshadowing of what was to become a staple of the Mickey shorts, Oswald manages his farm along to a musical beat.
Neck 'n' Neck
Oswald takes Miss Rabbit out for a ride in his jalopy and soon finds himself in a race with a chasing police car.
Oswald plays a cowboy who must rescue Sadie from a runaway stagecoach and Pegleg Pete.
Oswald got a visit from the stork. Again and again and again. There are a variety of strategies he has to use to stop the flow of babies.
The Ol' Swimmin' Hole
Oswald and his friends are at a swimming hole.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was the subject of a lost animated short. Some drawings were put together in an animation.
Ozzie of the Mounted
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was a character created by Disney before he created Mickey Mouse. He is in the wilderness.
The Fox Chase
Oswald and his friends are in a fox hunt, but Oswald's horse is stubborn and won't let him ride at first. The dogs and riders are in pursuit of the fox.
Oswald would like to see Mlle. He's short on cash. He tried to fool the bouncer into thinking he was important by puffing up his chest and striding in. He was forced to try a second plan after it didn...
An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon.
Alice and her friends decide to go to the park and have a picnic. Everything is going well until a gang of rats steals their food. Alice and her friends decide to go after the rats and get their food ...
Alice the Collegiate
Alice gets a job teaching football at a local college, where the star quarterback is none other than Julius.
Oswald joined the army because his country was at war and was soon in the trenches. A short battle leaves him wounded, but at least in the field hospital where his girlfriend is working.
Alice's Knaughty Knight
Pete, dressed in a suit of armor, steals away the female that Julius is after. So Julius devises his own suit of armor, made mostly out of junk, to win her back.
Alice at the Carnival
Alice and Julius visit a carnival where they ride the rides and take in the sideshow.
Alice in the Klondike
Julius and Alice go prospecting for gold in the Klondike and strike it rich. However, they have to protect their claim against Pete, who wants to take it for himself.
Alice's Channel Swim
Julius and Pete have a contest to swim across the English Channel, with Alice as the referee.
Alice in the Alps
Alice and Julius go ice-skating in the Swiss Alps, and later go on a mountain-climbing expedition with Pete.
Alice Foils the Pirates
Julius discovers that Alice has been captured by Pete and held prisoner on his pirate ship. He sets out to rescue Alice.
Alice in the Big League
The animals take exception to Alice's bad calls when she umpires a big league baseball game.
Alice's Auto Race
Alice, Julius and Peter are racing. Julius is on to Pete's tricks, even though Pete tries to cheat by pulling stunts such as changing road signs.
Alice's Three Bad Eggs
The Three Bad Eggs and a band of marauding Indians have to be defeated by Alice and Julius.
Alice the Golf Bug
Alice, Julius and Pete are playing golf.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was celebrated at Christmas.
Oswald takes a job as a lifeguard to keep an eye on Miss Rabbit, who in turn stages a boating accident hoping Oswald will come to save her.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit finds the job more difficult than it is worth in his debut short.
Alice at the Rodeo
Julius won a bronc-riding contest. Julius must go after Pete to get his prize money back.
The Ocean Hop
Oswald the Rabbit enters an airplane race with a makeshift aircraft and ends up riding a dachshund lifted into the air by balloons. His rival tried to cheat his way to victory.
The Mechanical Cow
Oswald wakes up grumpy and takes his alarm clock out, after trying his best to wake the mechanical cow sleeping in the bed next to him. They finally start offering milk to the denizens of the farm. Os...
Oswald's sweetheart is stolen by a schoolyard bully, so he has to fight him during recess to win her back.
Alice Charms the Fish
Alice and Julius go fishing where Alice charms the fish ashore with a tune from her flute.
Alice Cuts the Ice
Julius tries to elope with Alice's maid. Alice gets ahold of a policeman and they give pursuit.
Alice the Lumberjack
Pete wants to abduct Alice while she and Julius are lumberjacks.
Alice's Brown Derby
Pete tried to cheat to win a horse race while Julius was riding a mechanical horse.
Alice's Spanish Guitar
Pete became enamored with Alice's guitar playing, so he kidnapped her and imprisoned her in his castle.
Alice the Fire Fighter
When the local hotel is on fire, the firemen, led by Fire Chief Alice, are called in. The cats are helping the residents get out of the building as the fire rages. When a feline tenant gets caught on ...
Alice Wins the Derby
Alice, Julius, and one other character are in a combined auto/horse race. Julius gets off to a bad start when his car takes off, without him, in the wrong direction; it takes him a while to get it str...
Alice Plays Cupid
Julius is a lifeguard at the beach and falls in love with a cat. When the two decide to elope, Alice decides to drive the car.
Alice the Piper
When the rats take over the King's bedroom, it's the end of their control in Hamlin. The rats change to $5,000 after he posts a $5 reward. Alice and Julius accept the challenge, but they won't follow ...
Alice Hunting in Africa
Alice and Julius go on a hunting trip in Africa and get different results.
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