Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Dud leaves home
    Variant title from Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation insert: Us fellers: "Dud leaves home" | Copyright title: Goldwyn-Bray Pictographs, no. 7009
    Dud wants to buy his girlfriend Maime an ice cream cone so he breaks open his mother's bank, and splits their last dime in half in the process. His mother punishes him so he runs away. Dud is scared by imaginary ghosts in the dark, so he runs back home where he gets a spanking from his mother.
    • Contributor: Bray Pictures Corporation - Afi/Marshall (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Carlson, Wallace
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video
    AWOL, all wrong old Laddiebuck
    All wrong old Laddiebuck | Title on liner notes: AWOL; or, All wrong old Laddiebuck | Title on the Internet movie database WWW site: A.W.O.L.
    From J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress: Concerns American soldiers in Europe after the armstice [sic]. One goes AWOL with "Joy" (Miss AWOL) and after a series of mishaps with her, he is thrown in a guard house while his fellow soldiers go home. From Origin of American animation 1900-1921 notes: A cautionary tale for troops impatient to return home...
    • Contributor: Bowers, Charles R. - Afi/Rhode Island Historical Society Collection (Library of Congress) - American Motion Picture Corporation
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video
    [Gertie on tour--excerpts]
    Variant title: Fragments from Gertie on tour
    Gertie is a dinosaur who lives in present times. She encounters a train and dreams of being the life of the party in her time.
    • Contributor: McCay, John - McCay, Winsor - Rialto Productions - Fitzsimmons, John A.
    • Date: 1921
  • Film, Video
    [The centaurs--excerpts]
    Variant title: Fragments from The centaurs
    A half human-half horse boy and girl meet and fall in love. They have a baby and go home to their parents for a happy reunion.
    • Contributor: McCay, John - McCay, Winsor - Rialto Productions - Fitzsimmons, John A.
    • Date: 1921
  • Film, Video
    Dreamy Dud--he resolves not to smoke
    Variant title on Library of Congress American Memory website, Origins of American animation collection: He resolves not to smoke | Copyright title: Dreamy Dud resolves not to smoke
    Dreamy Dud steals a man's pipe because he is fascinated with smoking and blowing smoke rings. He smokes the pipe and the smoke turns into a ghost and carries him up to the moon and leaves him. Dud falls off the moon and down to earth. He wakes up on the floor of his room and resolves never to smoke.
    • Contributor: Essanay Film Manufacturing Co - General Film Company - Afi/Edell (Frederick) Collection (Library of Congress) - Carlson, Wallace
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    Bobby Bumps starts a lodge
    Copyright title: Paramount-Bray Cartoon, no. 39, Bobby Bumps starts a lodge
    Bobby Bumps plays a trick on his friend who wants to be initiated into his lodge. When his friend outsmarts him and saves his life, they both agree to be initiated into the lodge together.
    • Contributor: Afi/Atkinson (Dennis) Collection (Library of Congress) - Bray Studios - Hurd, Earl
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Policy and pie
    Policy & pie | Variant title on Library of Congress website, American Memory, Origins of American animation collection: Katzenjammer Kids: "Policy and pie" | Variant title in Library of Congress video collection, vol. 3. Origins of American animation: Original Katzenjammer Kids in policy and pie
    The Captain gets a life insurance policy and gives it to his wife. In gratitude she makes him a pie. The Katzenjammer Kids play a trick on the Captain and sneak toads into his pie so that he would think his wife is trying to poison him.
    • Contributor: Afi/Souder (Thomas) Collection (Library of Congress) - La Cava, Gregory - International Film Service
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video
    Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus An animated cartoon about the adventures of Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus, where they demonstrate their courage to each other by attempting to scare a woman.
    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Herriman, George - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Krazy Kat, bugologist While in the woods studying bugs, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse encounter a sleeping bee and an angry elephant.
    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Herriman, George - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Krazy Kat goes a-wooing Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks.
    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Herriman, George - International Film Service - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney
    Copyrighted as: He buys a jitney | Title on MI Film and Television catalog card: Mr. Nobody Holme in He buys a jitney | Title from Internet movie database: Mr. Nobody Holme buys a jitney | Mister Nobody Holme, he buys a jitney
    An animated cartoon about Mr. Nobody Holme, who warms up his sluggish automobile with the assistance of a stick of dynamite.
    • Contributor: Searl, Leon A. - Powers, Tom E. - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress) - International Film Service
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Never again! The story of a speeder cop
    Copyrighted as: Never again | Story of a speeder cop
    An animated cartoon about an ineffectual policeman (Officer Heeler) who quits the force after a losing battle against speeders.
    • Contributor: Barré, Raoul - Powers, Tom E. - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress) - International Film Service
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    The phable of a busted romance
    Fable of a busted romance
    An animated cartoon about a workman who recovers and returns Miss Gotrox's lost purse containing 10,000 dollars, and receives a Canadian dime as a reward.
    • Contributor: Barré, Raoul - Powers, Tom E. - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress) - International Film Service
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    The phable of the phat woman
    Copyright title: Phable of a phat woman | Fable of the fat woman
    An animated cartoon about a fat lady who attempts unsuccessfully to lose weight.
    • Contributor: Barré, Raoul - Powers, Tom E. - Ernst (Louise) Collection (Library of Congress) - International Film Service
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Humorous phases of funny faces J. Stuart Blackton "draws" a series of funny faces, including a line drawing of two faces, a man with an umbrella, a line drawing of two faces in profile, and a clown.
    • Contributor: Afi/Blackton (J. Stuart) Collection (Library of Congress) - Vitagraph Company of America - Blackton, James Stuart
    • Date: 1906