Public Domain Movies - Cartoons

Popeye: The Paneless Window Washer

Classic cartoon, 1930s, popeye

Popeye and Bluto are again competing against one another. Only this time, it's not for Olive Oyl's love, but for the privilege of being able to wash her windows. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Now You're Talking

Animation, telephone, instructional

An instructional film for the telephone using a combination of animation and live action. Produced by Max and Dave Fleischer. Copied at 24fps from a 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress, drawing from material from the AFI/Donald Nicol and AFI/Ahti Pataja Collections.

Santa's Surprise

Animation, short, Comedy

Five children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve, and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop.

Betty Boop's Rise To Fame

Betty Boop, Cartoon, Humor

A newspaper man interviews Fleischer who animates Betty and then goes into a retrospective of past episodes. Interesting to see Betty interact with real life characters.

Popeye the Sailor Meets Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

Cartoon, popeye, Popeye the Sailor, Fleischer Studios

Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess. For more details: In the Public Domain according to The Public-Domain Movie Database:

Betty Boop Theater

Vintage cartoons, Betty Boop, Cartoons, Fleischer Studios

This theater was created in honor of the voice actors and actresses that made Betty Boop Carttons. This is a copy of a DVD I had that I found on one of my dumpster diving expeditions.It was a homemade job with Betty Boop cartoons. copies of World War II stamps for use in getting victory bonds, postcards, and other material. Thanks to whoever dumped it.

Tom and Jerry: Barnyard Bunk

Tom and Jerry, Van Beuren Studios, The Great Depression

"The Great Depression has hit a rundown farm owned by a Farmer Alfalfalike farmer. As the old man sleeps on his porch, objects around him begin to break down. /.../ Just then saxophone salesmen Tom and Jerry happen by the farm. The farmer is indifferent to their music ("Aw, nuts!"), so the duo decide to show him how useful saxophones can be. Their jazzy tunes soon have the farmer's chickens laying eggs, his cow churning out milk, and his woodpeckers chopping wood to the beat.

Cheese Burglar featuring Herman

Classic cartoon, 1940s, Herman, Noveltoon

A cat and a dog team up to outwit Herman the mouse. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.