Krazy Kat filmography

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After George Herriman conceived the Krazy Kat comic strip in 1913, the title character began appearing in animated shorts three years later. From 1916 to 1940, Krazy Kat was featured in 231 films. The following is a list of the cartoons released theatrically, separated by studio.

International Film Service[edit]

The title card of this 1916 silent short read " Hearst-Vitagraph News Pictorial. Krazy Kat - Bugologist. A Cartoon By George Herriman. Animated by Frank Moser. Copyright 1916 by Animated Film Services Inc." Length 3m24s, 416kbit/s
Another of the Hearst-Vitagraph Krazy Kat animated shorts
Title Release date
Introducing Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse February 18, 1916
Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse Believe in Signs February 21, 1916
Krazy Kat & Ignatz Mouse Discuss the Letter 'G' February 25, 1916
Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing February 29, 1916
Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse: A Duet, He Made Me Love Him March 3, 1916
Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse in Their One-Act Tragedy: "The Tail of the Nude Tail" March 6, 1916
Krazy Kat, Bugologist March 14, 1916
Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus March 17, 1916 [1]
Krazy Kat Demi-Tasse March 21, 1916
Krazy Kat Invalid March 27, 1916
Krazy Kat at the Switchboard April 3, 1916
A Tale That is Knot April 14, 1916
Krazy Kat the Hero April 14, 1916
Krazy Kat to the Rescue April 14, 1916
Krazy Kat at Looney Park June 17, 1916
A Tempest in a Paint Pot July 3, 1916
A Grid-Iron Hero October 9, 1916
The Missing One November 27, 1916
Krazy Kat Takes Little Katrina For an Airing December 23, 1916
Throwing the Bull February 4, 1917
Roses and Thorns March 11, 1917
Robbers and Thieves April 12, 1917
The Cook April 29, 1917
Moving Day May 27, 1917
All Is Not Gold That Glitters June 24, 1917
A Krazy Katastrophe (final Krazy Kat theatrical short in the World War I) August 5, 1917

Bray Productions[edit]

Title Release date
The Great Cheese Robbery January 16, 1920
Love's Labor Lost* January 30, 1920
The Best Mouse Loses* March 3, 1920
Kats Is Kats* June 4, 1920
The Chinese Honeymoon July 3, 1920
A Family Affair October 25, 1920
The Hinges on the Bar Room Door January 8, 1921
The Awful Spook January 21, 1921
How I Became Krazy January 26, 1921
The Wireless Wire-Walkers* February 26, 1921

* Directed by Vernon Stallings

Winkler Pictures[edit]

In the first two seasons of the cartoon series, Krazy was depicted as a genderless feline, similar to the comic strip. From here onward, he is portrayed as a male cat.

Title Release date
Bokays and Brickbatz** August 15, 1925
Hots Dogs October 1, 1925
The Smoke Eater October 15, 1925
A Uke-Calamity November 1, 1925
Hair Raiser November 15, 1925
The Flight that Failed November 15, 1925
The New Champ November 30, 1925
James and Gems December 1, 1925
Monkey Business December 15, 1925
Searching For Santa!** 1925
A Barnyard Frolic** 1925
Dentist Love 1925
Feather Duster 1925
A Picked Romance January 15, 1926
The Ghost Fakir February 1, 1926
Sucker Game February 15, 1926
Back To Backing March 1, 1926
Double Crossed March 15, 1926
Invalid March 28, 1926
Scents and Nonsense** April 1, 1926
Feather Pushers April 15, 1926
Cops Suey May 1, 1926
The Chicken Chaser September 2, 1926
East Is Best September 22, 1926
Shore Enough** October 11, 1926
Watery Gravey** October 15, 1926
Cheese It November 8, 1926
Dots and Dashes November 22, 1926
Gold Struck December 10, 1926
Battling For Barleycorn 1926
Horse Play January 3, 1927
Busy Birds January 17, 1927
Sharp Flats January 31, 1927
Kissed Crossed February 14, 1927
A Fool's Errand February 28, 1927
Stomach Trouble March 14, 1927
The Rug Fiend March 28, 1927
Hire a Hall April 11, 1927
Don Go On April 23, 1927
Burnt Up May 9, 1927
Night Owl May 23, 1927
On the Trail June 6, 1927
Passing the Hat June 20, 1927
Best Wishes July 4, 1927
Black and White July 10, 1927
Wild Rivals July 18, 1927
Sealing Whacks August 1, 1927
Tired Wheels August 13, 1927
Bee Cause August 15, 1927
Web Feet August 27, 1927
Skinny August 29, 1927
School Daze September 10, 1927
Rail Rode September 24, 1927
Aero Nuts October 8, 1927
Topsy Turvy October 22, 1927
Pie Curs November 5, 1927
For Crime's Sake November 19, 1927
Milk Made December 3, 1927
The Stork Exchange December 17, 1927
Grid Ironed December 31, 1927
Pig Styles January 14, 1928
Shadow Theory January 28, 1928
Iced Boxed February 11, 1928
Hunger Stroke February 25, 1928
Wire and Fired March 10, 1928
Love Sunk March 24, 1928
Tong Tied April 7, 1928
A Bum Steer April 21, 1928
Gold Bricks May 5, 1928
The Long Count May 19, 1928
The Patent Medicine Kid June 2, 1928
Stage Coached June 16, 1928
The Rain Dropper June 30, 1928
A Companionate Mirage July 14, 1928
News Reeling August 4, 1928
Baby Feud August 16, 1928
Sea Swoid September 5, 1928
The Show Vote September 15, 1928
The Phantom Trail September 29, 1928
Come Easy, Go Slow October 15, 1928
Beaches and Scream October 29, 1928
Nicked Nags November 9, 1928
Liar Bird November 23, 1928
Still Waters December 7, 1928
Night Owls December 22, 1928
Cow Belles January 5, 1929
Hospitalities January 18, 1929
Reduced Weights February 1, 1929
Flying Yeast February 15, 1929
Vanishing Screams March 1, 1929
A Joint Affair March 15, 1929
Sheep Skinned March 19, 1929
The Lone Shark April 12, 1929
Gold Socks May 10, 1929
Petting Larceny May 24, 1929
Hat Aches June 7, 1929
A Fur Peach June 22, 1929
Auto Suggestion July 6, 1929
Sleepy Holler July 19, 1929

**Directed by Bill Nolan

Columbia Pictures[edit]

By this period, the Krazy Kat shorts started using sound. Every film here was directed by Manny Gould and Ben Harrison. Most of these shorts are available in several volumes of the Columbia Cartoon Collection.

Title Release date
Ratskin August 15, 1929
Canned Music September 12, 1929
Port Whines October 10, 1929
Sole Mates November 7, 1929
Farm Relief December 30, 1929
The Cat's Meow January 2, 1930
Spook Easy January 30, 1930
Slow Beau February 27, 1930
Desert Sunk March 27, 1930
An Old Flame April 24, 1930
Alaskan Knights May 23, 1930
Jazz Rhythm June 19, 1930
Honolulu Wiles July 17, 1930
Cinderella August 14, 1930
The Bandmaster September 8, 1930
The Apache Kid October 9, 1930
Lambs Will Gamble November 1, 1930
The Little Trail December 3, 1930
Rodeo Dough February 13, 1931
Swiss Movements April 4, 1931
Disarmament Conference April 27, 1931
Soda Poppa May 29, 1931
Stork Market July 11, 1931
Svengarlic August 3, 1931
Weenie Roast September 14, 1931
Bars and Stripes October 15, 1931
Hash House Blues November 2, 1931
The Restless Sax December 1, 1931
Taken for a Ride 1931
Piano Mover January 4, 1932
Love Krazy January 30, 1932
Hollywood Goes Krazy February 13, 1932
What a Knight March 14, 1932
Soldier Old Man April 2, 1932
Birth of Jazz April 13, 1932
Ritzy Hotel May 9, 1932
Hic-Cups the Champ May 28, 1932
Paper Hanger June 21, 1932
Lighthouse Keeping August 15, 1932
Seeing Stars September 12, 1932
Prosperity Blues October 8, 1932
The Crystal Gazebo November 7, 1932
The Minstrel Show November 21, 1932
Snow Time November 30, 1932
Wedding Bells January 10, 1933
The Medicine Show February 7, 1933
Wooden Shoes February 25, 1933
Bunnies and Bonnets March 29, 1933
The Broadway Malady April 18, 1933
Russian Dressing May 1, 1933
House Cleaning June 1, 1933
Antique Antics June 14, 1933
Out of the Ether September 5, 1933
Whacks Museum September 29, 1933
Krazy Spooks October 13, 1933
Stage Krazy November 13, 1933
The Bill Poster November 24, 1933
The Curio Shop December 15, 1933
The Autograph Hunter January 5, 1934
Southern Exposure February 5, 1934
Tom Thumb February 16, 1934
Cinder Alley March 9, 1934
Bowery Daze March 30, 1934
Busy Bus April 20, 1934
Masquerade Party May 11, 1934
The Trapeze Artist September 1, 1934
The Katnips of 1940 October 12, 1934
Krazy's Waterloo November 16, 1934
Goofy Gondolas December 21, 1934
The Bird Man February 1, 1935
Hotcha Melody March 15, 1935
The Peace Conference April 26, 1935
The King's Jester May 20, 1935
Garden Gaieties August 1, 1935
A Happy Family September 27, 1935
Kannibal Kapers December 27, 1935
The Bird Stuffer February 1, 1936
Lil' Ainjil March 19, 1936
Highway Snobbery August 9, 1936
Krazy's Newsreel October 24, 1936
The Merry Cafe December 26, 1936
The Lyin' Hunter February 12, 1937
Krazy's Race of Time May 6, 1937
The Masque Raid June 25, 1937
Railroad Rhythm November 20, 1937
Sad Little Guinea Pigs February 22, 1938
The Auto Comic March 4, 1938
Little Buckaroo April 11, 1938
Krazy Magic May 20, 1938
Krazy's Travel Squawks July 4, 1938
Gym Jams September 9, 1938
Hot Dogs on Ice October 21, 1938
The Lone Mountie December 10, 1938
Krazy's Bear Tale (a.k.a. Goldilocks and the Three Bears) January 27, 1939
Golf Chumps April 6, 1939
The Little Lost Sheep October 2, 1939 (first Krazy Kat short released in the World War II)
Krazy's Shoe Shop October 2, 1939 (final Krazy Kat theatrical series short)

Screen Gems[edit]

Although focusing on other characters, Screen Gems made two more Krazy Kat shorts in the Phantasy series.

Title Release date
The Mouse Exterminator January 26, 1940 (first Krazy Kat theatrical short in the Phantasy series)
News Oddities July 19, 1940 (second and final Krazy Kat theatrical short in the Phantasy series, final Krazy Kat theatrical short in the World War II, final black and white theatrical appearance of Krazy Kat and final Krazy Kat black and white theatrical shot)

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Memory Collection (Motion Picture and Television Reading Room, Library of Congress). (2010, August 31). Library of Congress. Retrieved April 26, 2013, http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/papr:@FILREQ(@OR(@field(TITLE+@od1(Krazy+Kat+and+Ignatz+Mouse+at+the+circus++))+@field(ALTTITLE+@od1(Krazy+Kat+and+Ignatz+Mouse+at+the+circus++)))+@FIELD(COLLID+animat))

External links[edit]

  • "Krazy Kat". Big Cartoon Database.