From August 22, 1929. The beginning of the experiments that would become Fantasia a decade later.
Ub Iwerks created a creepy vision of the underworld in this early Silly Symphony short “Hell’s Bells” from 1929.
This 20th installment in the series, released July 28, 1931, imagines a housecat’s dreamy nighttime adventures.
The 32nd Silly Symphony appeared November 19, 1932.
This Talkartoon from Fleischer studios is another early, floppy-eared appearance. Released July 24, 1931, this cartoon was voted the 37th best of all time in an industry poll in 1994.
This cartoon, “Spooks” by Ub Iwerks, appeared December 21, 1931.
This cartoon, “Skeleton Frolics” by Ub Iwerks, appeared January 29, 1937 as part of Columbia Pictures’ Color Rhapsodies series. Seem familiar?