Hugh Harman (August 31, 1903 – November 25, 1982) was an American animator known for creating the Warner Bros. Cartoons and MGM Cartoons and his collaboration with Rudolf Ising during the golden age of American animation.
Movies & TV shows
Private Snafu Presents Seaman Tarfu in the Navy
Private Snafu (Situation Normal All Fucked Up) presents his brother Tarfu (Things Are Really Fucked Up) who was a carrier pigeon keeper and has joined the Navy
The Field Mouse
It's about these children mice on a farm doing work for their mama and grandpop. The mom catches one of her offspring, Herman, sleeping late and wakes him up by spanking him. After he cries to Grandpa...
The Alley Cat
An alley cat spies a high-class female cat on her balcony and falls for her. Her butler sends the family bulldog to deal with the alley cat, but the cat's too clever.
Abdul the Bulbul Ameer
A cartoon short is based on the song. Abdul The Bulbul-Ameer, a rotund Arab, got into a brawl with Ivan Skavinski Scavar, a preening Russian Cossack, over an offense to Abdul's pride. Groucho Marx and...
The Little Mole
A short-sighted childlike mole is allowed outside to play on the condition that he stays close to home. Out in the big bad world, he falls victim to a genuinely obnoxious (in every sense of the word) ...
The Bookworm Turns
Poe's raven, not feeling well, goes in search of a doctor, and in a nearby book finds Dr. Jekyll. The doctor offers to transfer the bookworm's brain to the raven.
A Rainy Day
Papa Bear attempts to fix a leaky roof. An MGM cartoon featuring the Bear Family.
Papa Gets the Bird
Papa Bear attempts to give the family's pet canary a bath. An MGM Bear Family cartoon.
The Lonesome Stranger
This Lone Ranger spoof pits the Lonesome Stranger and his horse Sliver against a gang of Mexican banditos known as the Killer Diller Boys.
Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers
Tom Turkey and his friends play their harmonicas so enthusiastically that they nearly destroy the general store.
The Mad Maestro
This tale depicts the torments that a world famous conductor suffers while leading a mediocre orchestra.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
An MGM cartoon adaptation of the classic fairy tale featuring Hugh Harman's Bear Family.
The Blue Danube
A conductor, in silhouette against sheet music, leads the title tune, which dissolves into a series of placid landscapes. As the music picks up, we see a water wheel, then a dancing fairy emerges from...
An art museum, on a dark and stormy night. The statue of Nero comes to life and tries to burn the nearby painting of Rome but his matches go out. He tries to get a set of "hear no evil" monkeys to tak...
Peace on Earth
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. This classic animation short was an Acad...
Three witches need a worm to complete their potion; they dispatch a raven to catch one, and he goes after a bookworm. He chases the worm into the horror section, where the monsters attack but soon, Pa...
The hear/see/speak no evil monkeys come to life from a small statue on a shelf. They find a pipe and smoke it, and enter a world where all manner of smoking paraphernalia comes to life.
This film is very reminiscent of "Cabin In The Sky", in that you have a very sexy Ethel Waters about to be married to Stepin Fetchit. Fetchit's friends Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller are trying to ge...
Little Ol' Bosko and the Cannibals
[Bosko] and other frog caricatures of famous African-American musicians like Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson are portrayed as cannibals.
Bosko and Honey, at the circus.
Little Ol' Bosko and the Pirates
Bosko going to Grandma's to bring her a bag of cookies. It also has him encountering some frogs meant to caricature some famous African-American musicians of the time who want those cookies as they si...
Little Buck Cheeser
Little Cheeser and his friends, inspired by Buck Rogers (and visions of cheese), build a rocket ship and fly to the moon.
Bosko's Easter Eggs
A Happy Harmonie with Bosko.
The Old House
A Bosko color cartoon in a haunted house.
The Old Mill Pond
The fish and frogs gather at the old mill pond to hear a jazz concert. Performers include caricatures of Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, and tap dancer Bill Robinson ("Bojangles").
The Early Bird and the Worm
A young worm is chased by the Early Bird, but then a snake and two crows join the chase.
A dark and stormy night in a drugstore. The druggist mixes a potion and falls asleep. The skull-and-crossbones on the bottle comes to life and drips the potion on the druggist…
Gnomes greet the coming of spring by manufacturing various bright colours.
The Pups' Christmas
On Christmas morning two pups and the household's children are up early. The pups are frightened by a large stuffed dog, a train set, a crying doll, a toy tank, and other toys. By the time the parents...
Alias St. Nick
Mrs. Mouse is reading "A Visit from St. Nicholas" to her brood when a cat tries to break in. The cat overhears them arguing about the existence of Santa, so he dresses up accordingly.
When the Cat's Away
The mice will loot the kitchen. The roaches also get into the act. A rat menaces the lead mouse couple, until the cat returns.
Run, Sheep, Run!
A Happy Harmonies cartoon with Bosko: Bosko and his dog Bruno are guarding some sheep. Bosko is sleeping and not watching his flock carefully. The youngest and most mischievous in the herd is a black ...
Poor Little Me
Bunnies, turtles, and other small woodland animals play. A skunk sits apart, singing "I ain't got nobody" and mopes his way home. His mother, Mrs. O. Dora Skunk, sings of her love to her large brood. ...
The Old Plantation
'Black beauty' must win a race against other toys in order to save the Old Plantation, a doll house.
The Lost Chick
A chicken has hatched seven chicks. She locates six of them, but the other, Eggbert, is lost.
Hey, Hey Fever
This MGM "Happy Harmonies" entry stars Bosko. He falls asleep at a sign promoting Mother Goose bread, and Mother Goose characters come to life.
Good Little Monkeys
The Devil comes out of Dante's Inferno, hoping to get the See No Evil, Speak No Evil and Hear No Evil monkeys to his side, but a bunch of literary characters come to the rescue of the monkeys.
The Chinese Nightingale
A Chinese emperor is gladdened by the song of the nightingale and is moved to play his own song. One day the Japanese send a music box with a mechanical bird; the nightingale feels rejected and leaves...
Tale of the Vienna Woods
The animated adventure of a faun and a satyr who is only animate during daylight.
The Discontented Canary
A canary is frustrated by being caged, particularly with a parrot taunting him when humans aren't watching. One day, he tricks the kind old lady that owns him into opening the window, and she also lea...
Bosko's Parlor Pranks
Bosko keeps Wilbur occupied with tales of his past exploits while Honey steps out on an errand.
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
An animated singing and dancing revue of babies (representing a variety of stereotypes) who are being prepared for delivery by stork.
Bosko in Dutch
Set on a frozen pond in Holland, various animals attempt to skate on the slippery ice.
Bosko the Musketeer
Bosko and Bruno go to Honey's house where she shows him a picture of the Three Musketeers. Bosko tells her a story of himself as a Musketeer and Honey as a dancing girl. He fights a villain with sword...
Bosko the Sheep-Herder
For the first three minutes or so of this one, Bosko doesn't really have much to do and is only seen briefly playing a musical instrument. Instead, the bulk of the time is spent following a lamb and i...
Bosko the Speed King
Bosko enters a road race.
Bosko, after reading a book about medieval knighthood, falls asleep and has a nightmare where Honey, his girlfriend, in the role of a princess, gets captured. Bosko finds the villain, and wakes up in ...
Young and Healthy
Warner Bros. animated short featuring the song 'Let's Put Out the Lights (and Go to Sleep)'
Bosko's Mechanical Man
Bosko creates a robot. The only problem is that his creation goes mad wreaking havoc.
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.
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 Eve. A poor orphan boy trudges through the snow, pathetically. He finally arrives at his miserable cabin. While he is crying, Santa arrives and, singing the title song, offers to take the bo...
One Step Ahead of My Shadow
Several Chinese residents play music. A dragon frees himself from a cage and goes after them, but fireworks are shoved down the dragon's throat. This causes him to explode and turn into a walking drag...
We're in the Money
After the last human has left the department store, the toys walk over to the music department where they start performing the Warren/Dubin song "We're in the money". The money soon joins for a chorus...
Bosko in Person
Bosko and Honey perform a wacky stage act that includes doing imitations of Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo and Jimmy Durante.
Bosko's Picture Show
Bosko runs a movie theater that shows a wacky newsreel with Jack Dumpsey, a slapstick short from Haurel and Lardy, and a turn-of-the-century melodrama starring Honey.
I Like Mountain Music
After hours, individuals on various magazine covers in a drugstore come to life and sing, speak, or perform. Caricature celebrity depictions include George Arliss, Eddie Cantor, Sonja Henie, Benito Mu...
Wake Up the Gypsy in Me
A camp of Russian gypsies, dancing and playing music. After an opening dance, a quartet of beer-drinkers gargles the Volga Boatman song, then another group hauling on a rope sings it (we finally see t...
Bosko is a soldier in the Foreign Legion out to capture the desert scourge, Ali Oop.
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.
Bosko's Dizzy Date
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko's Dog Race
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...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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's Woodland Daze
While romping through the forest, Bosko falls asleep and dreams of giants and gnomes. (bosko.toonzone.net)
Bosko the Drawback
Bosko is the star player in a wacky game of professional football.
Ride Him, Bosko
Ride Him, Bosko! is a western-flavored cartoon with lots of shooting gags involving body reduction, and card characters singing! There's also an alcohol gag that has a really strong one turning a male...
Bosko the Lumberjack
Bosko and his friends are cutting down trees in a forest. He battles a burly woodsman named Pierre who has gone off and kidnapped his beloved Honey.
Shopkeeper Bosko takes care of business.
Bosko at the Beach
A Bosko cartoon....
The Queen Was in the Parlor
The king returns to his castle, and asks where the queen is; she's in the parlor, and won't be seen, according to the title song. He goes to his throne and summons his jester, Goopy Geer. A black knig...
It's Got Me Again!
Late at night, the mice come out and sing and play to the title tune, among others. That is, until the cat arrives, but he's quickly sent packing.
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 whistles "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo" as he walks down the sidewalk in the pouring rain. His umbrella provides a good sailboat when he wants to cross a flooded street. Meanwhile, Honey is getting...
While ice-skating on a frozen pond, Bosko and his dog discover a baby abandoned in the snow.
Bosko is a brave little boxer who battles the champion, Gas House Harry. The enormous brute proves a bit much, even for a plucky underdog.
Bosko at the Zoo
Bosko and Honey go to the zoo. Honey is frightened by the lion, but Bosko is the one who ends up in danger.
Moonlight for Two
Two courting hillbilly dogs go to the big barn dance.
Bosko the Doughboy
Bosko is a doughboy in the Great War.
During the Great War, Bosko and a fearsome beast are in a dogfight. Bosko loses, but that's only the first battle.
Big Man from the North
Bosko is a Mountie in the cold, snowy north. His sergeant demands that he get his man: a peg-legged villain wanted dead or alive.
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!
The wacky/jolly/hair-raising adventures of singing streetcar conductor Foxy.
Bosko's Fox Hunt
Bosko joins a wacky fox hunt. But if the hunt worries anyone, it isn't the fox.
Bosko is shipwrecked on an island where he is chased by a lion and pursued by simian cannibals.
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.
Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.
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 Soda Fountain
Bosko is a soda jerk, who gives poor service to a mouse and to his former schoolteacher. Later, he must contend with Honey's bratty kitten pupil.
You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
Piggy picks up his girlfriend and takes her to a theater where a hot jazz orchestra is playing.
One More Time
Cop Foxy is trying to enforce the law in town, but dangerous drivers and gangsters who also kidnap his sweetheart are making this difficult.
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 and Honey go on a picnic that ends badly.
Ain't Nature Grand!
Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.
The Booze Hangs High
Bosko has a grand time on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin and getting drunk with three pigs.
Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.
Box Car Blues
Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.
Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.
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 ...
Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip, inspired by the flight from New York to Paris.
Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid
Original short that introduced Bosko, never released. Producer-directors Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising showed it to various studio executives as a pilot for the Bosko character.
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 gets a visit from the stork ... again and again and again. He has to resort to a variety of strategies to stop the continual flow of babies.
The Ol' Swimmin' Hole
A pastoral outing as Oswald and his friends take in the delights on a swimming hole.
A lost animated short centered on Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's disadventures in the Moroccan desert. Some drawings survived and were put together in an animated clip.
Ozzie of the Mounted
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, goes in pursuit of Peg-Leg Pete.
An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, Walt Disney's earlier character, before going on to create Mickey Mouse. Here he is canoeing in the wilderness.
The Fox Chase
Oswald is with his mates in a fox hunt, but he finds his horse is stubborn and won't let him ride at first. Meanwhile, the sly fox outwits the dogs and riders in pursuit at every turn.
Oswald would like to see Mlle. Zulu the Shimmy Queen but he's short on cash. Seeing the more stately gentlemen being admitted without tickets, he tries to fool the bouncer into thinking he's important...
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 in the Alps
Alice and Julius go ice-skating in the Swiss Alps, and later go on a mountain-climbing expedition with Pete.
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.
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's Medicine Show
Alice and Julius are in a traveling medicine show, and part of their job is to sell patent medicine to audiences.
Alice in the Big League
Alice attempts to umpire a big league baseball game where the animals begin to take exception to her bad calls.
Alice the Beach Nut
Alice visits the beach where Julius is working as a lifeguard. Suddenly an emergency arises and Julius must rescue a drowning swimmer.
Alice's Auto Race
Alice, Julius and Peter enter a road race. Pete, of course, tries to cheat by pulling such stunts as switching road signs, but Julius is on to Pete's tricks.
Alice's Three Bad Eggs
Alice and Julius have to hold their western fort against The Three Bad Eggs and a band of marauding Indians.
Alice the Golf Bug
Alice, Julius and Pete compete in a golf tournament.
The Christmas celebration of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
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 runs a trolley but finds the job is more trouble than its worth in his debut short.
Alice at the Rodeo
Julius wins a bronc-riding contest at the rodeo. However, Pete steals his prize money, so Julius must go after him to get it 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. Meanwhile, his peg-legged rival tries to cheat his way to victory.
Oswald's country is at war, like many other volunters he joins the army and finds himself soon in the trenches. A short battle leaves him wounded, but at least in the field hospital where his girlfrie...
The Mechanical Cow
Oswald wakes up grumpy and takes it out on his alarm clock, afterward trying his best to wake up the mechanical cow sleeping in the bed beside him, with limited success. They finally do get going, sai...
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 schemes to kidnap Alice while she and Julius are working as lumberjacks along the river.
Alice's Brown Derby
Another horse race with Julius riding a mechanical horse and Pete unsuccessfully trying to cheat to win.
Alice's Spanish Guitar
Putrid Pete becomes infatuated with Alice's guitar playing, so he kidnaps her and imprisons her in his castle.
Alice the Fire Fighter
When the local hotel is found to be on fire, the firemen (all of them Julius the cat lookalikes), led by Fire Chief Alice, are called in. The residents are busy escaping the blaze while the cats get t...
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