List of films based on comic strips

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For films based on comic books, see List of films based on English-language comics.

This is a list of films based on comic strips and characters first appearing in them, including single panel gag cartoons appearing in newspapers and magazines, and webcomics. The practice of creating films based on comic strips dates back to the early years of film itself. In recent years, due to advances in special effects, big budget films based on comic books have become more common.

Feature films[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

  • Based on Bringing Up Father:
    • Bringing Up Father (1928)
    • Vihtori ja Klaara (1939, Finland)
    • Bringing Up Father (1946)
    • Jiggs and Maggie in Society (1948)
    • Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948)
    • Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters (1949)
    • Jiggs and Maggie Out West (1950)

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

  • Based on Gasoline Alley:
    • Gasoline Alley (1951)
    • Corky of Gasoline Alley (1951)

H[edit]

  • Based on Harold Teen:
    • Harold Teen (1928)
    • Harold Teen (1934)

J[edit]

  • Based on Joe Palooka:
    • Palooka (1934)
    • Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
    • Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946)
    • Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)
    • Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948)
    • Joe Palooka in Winner Take All (1948)
    • Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949)
    • Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949)
    • Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950)
    • Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950)
    • Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle (1950)
    • Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951)
  • Based on Jungle Jim:
    • Jungle Jim (1948)
    • The Lost Tribe (1949)
    • Mark of the Gorilla (1950)
    • Captive Girl (1950)
    • Jungle Jim in Pygmy Island (1950)
    • Fury of the Congo (1951)
    • Jungle Manhunt (1951)
    • Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)
    • Voodoo Tiger (1952)
    • Savage Mutiny (1953)
    • Valley of the Headhunters (1953)
    • Killer Ape (1953)
    • Jungle Man-Eaters (1954)
    • Cannibal Attack (1954)
    • Jungle Moon Men (1955)
    • Devil Goddess (1956)

K[edit]

L[edit]

  • Based on Little Iodine:
    • Little Iodine (1946), possibly a lost film

M[edit]

  • Based on Mandrake the Magician:
    • Mandrake Killing'e karsi (1967, unauthorized Turkish film)
    • Mandrake (1979, telefilm)

N[edit]

O[edit]

P[edit]

  • Based on Pogo:
    • Pogo for President: 'I Go Pogo' (1980)

R[edit]

  • Based on Red Ryder:
    • Tucson Raiders (1944)
    • Marshal of Reno (1944)
    • The San Antonio Kid (1944)
    • Cheyenne Wildcat (1944)
    • Vigilantes of Dodge City (1944)
    • Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944)
    • Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945)
    • Lone Texas Ranger (1945)
    • Phantom of The Plains (1945)
    • Marshal of Laredo (1945)
    • Colorado Pioneers (1945)
    • Wagon Wheels Westward (1945)
    • California Gold Rush (1946)
    • Sheriff of Redwood Valley (1946)
    • Sun Valley Cyclone (1946)
    • Conquest of Cheyenne (1946)
    • Santa Fe Uprising (1946)
    • Stagecoach to Denver (1946)
    • Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947)
    • Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947)
    • Oregon Trail Scouts (1947)
    • Rustlers of Devil's Canyon (1947)
    • Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947)
    • Ride, Ryder, Ride (1949)
    • Roll, Thunder, Roll (1949)
    • The Fighting Redhead (1950)
    • The Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1950)

S[edit]

T[edit]

  • Based on Tailspin Tommy:
    • Mystery Plane (1939)
    • Sky Patrol (1939)
    • Danger Flight (1939)

W[edit]

Short films[edit]

Theatrical[edit]

  • Based on Abie the Agent:
    • Iska Worreh (1917)
    • Abie Kabibble Outwitted His Rival (1917)
  • Based on Ally Sloper:
    • Ally Sloper (1898)
    • Sloper's Visit to Brighton (1898)
    • series of six live-action shorts (1921)
  • Based on Barney Google and Snuffy Smith:
    • series of 12 live-action shorts (1928–1929), starting with Horsefeathers (1928)
    • series of four animated shorts (1935–1936), starting with Tetched in the Head (1935)
  • Based on Buster Brown:
    • series of five shorts (1914), starting with Buster Brown on the Care and Treatment of Goats (1914)
    • series of 50 live-action shorts (1925–1929), starting with Educating Buster (1925)
  • Based on Canyon Kiddies:
    • Mighty Hunters (1940)
  • Based on Desperate Desmond:
    • series of seven live-action shorts (1911–1912), starting with Desperate Desmond Almost Succeeds (1911)
  • Based on Joe Palooka:
    • series of nine two-reel live-action shorts (1936–37), starting with For the Love of Pete (1936)
  • Based on The Katzenjammer Kids:
    • The Katzenjammer Kids in School (1898)
    • The Katzenjammer Kids Have a Love Affair (1900)
    • series of eight live-action shorts (1912), starting with The Katzenjammer Kids (1912)
    • series of 37 animated shorts (1916–1918), starting with The Chinese Cook (1916)
    • series of five animated shorts (1920), starting with Knock on the Window, the Door Is a Jamb (1920)
    • The Captain and the Kids (1938–1939) series of 15 animated shorts
  • Based on Lady Bountiful:
    • Lady Bountiful Visits the Murphys on Wash Day (1903)
  • Based on Let George Do It:
    • series of 40 live-action shorts (1924–1929), starting with Why George! (1924)
  • Based on Li'l Abner:
    • series of five animated shorts (1944), starting with Amoozin' But Confoozin' (1944)
  • Based on Mischievous Willie:
    • Mischievous Willie's Rocking Chair Motor (1902)
  • Based on Mr. Jack:
    • Mr. Jack in the Dressing Room (1904)
  • Based on Nancy:
    • School Daze (1942)
    • Doing Their Bit (1942)
  • Based on The Newlyweds/Snookums:
    • series of 37 live-action shorts (1926–1929), starting with The Newlyweds' Neighbors (1926)
  • Based on Smitty:
    • series of 10 live-action shorts (1928–1929), starting with No Picnic (1928)
  • Based on Toots and Casper:
    • series of 12 live-action shorts (1928–1929), starting with Fooling Casper (1928)
  • Based on Uncle Mun:
    • Uncle Mun and the Minister (1912)
    • A Thrilling Rescue by Uncle Mun (1912)
  • Wille Westinghouse

Television specials[edit]

  • Based on B.C.:
    • B.C.: The First Thanksgiving (1973)
    • B.C.: A Special Christmas (1981)
  • Based on Blondie:
    • Blondie & Dagwood (1987)
    • Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout (1989)
  • Based on Cathy:
    • Cathy (1987)
    • Cathy's Last Resort (1988)
    • Cathy's Valentine (1989)
  • Based on Doonesbury:
    • A Doonesbury Special (1977)
  • Based on The Family Circus:
    • A Special Valentine with the Family Circus (1978)
    • A Family Circus Christmas (1979)
    • A Family Circus Easter (1982)
  • Based on For Better or For Worse:
    • For Better or for Worse: The Bestest Present (1985)
    • For Better or for Worse: The Last Camping Trip (1992)
    • For Better or for Worse: A Christmas Angel (1992)
    • For Better or for Worse: A Valentine from the Heart (1993)
    • For Better or for Worse: The Good-for-Nothing (1993)
    • For Better or for Worse: The Babe Magnet (1994)
    • For Better or for Worse: A Storm in April (1995)
  • Based on Pogo:
    • The Pogo Special Birthday Special (1969)

Serial films[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Caveman: V.T. Hamlin & Alley Oop[3] (2005, comic strip documentary)
  • The Fantastic Funnies[4] (1980, comic strip documentary)
  • God Hates Cartoons (2002, DVD compilation of animated shorts)

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