List of animated films in the public domain in the United States

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The following is a list of animated films in the public domain in the United States for which there is a source to verify its status as public domain under the terms of U.S. copyright law. For more information, see List of films in the public domain in the United States. Films published before 1924 are not included because all such films are in the public domain. (Note that while the film in and of itself may be in the public domain, the original versions may incorporate elements that remain under separate copyright.)

Some shorts listed here were produced for the United States government such as the Private Snafu series. Because they were produced for the U.S. government, they automatically fall into the public domain.

Warner Bros.[edit]

Sources: Looney Tunes in the Public Domain at the Wayback Machine (archived March 26, 2016); and Film Superlist: Motion Pictures in the U.S. Public Domain.[1]

Universal/Walter Lantz[edit]

Source: The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: List of Shorts in the Public Domain at the Wayback Machine (archived March 3, 2016)

Paramount[edit]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer[edit]

Others[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Film Superlist: Motion Pictures in the U.S. Public Domain by Walter E. Hurst.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Grandinetti, Fred (2004). Popeye: an illustrated cultural history. McFarland & Company. p. 125.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Rossen, Jake (2008). Superman Vs. Hollywood: How Fiendish Producers, Devious Directors, and Warring Writers Grounded an American Icon. Chicago Review Press.
  4. ^ John M. Miller, "Mr. Bug Goes to Town aka Hoppity Goes to Town", Turner Classic Movies
  5. ^ David Kehr (March 6, 2009). "Classics From Disney and a Lilliputian Competitor". New York Times. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  6. ^ [1] "The Hubley’s Oscar-winning short Moonbird (1959) has lately been available as a scratchy public domain print on cheap truck-stop DVD collections of random cartoons."
  7. ^ Heldenfels, Rich (19 December 2013). "Mailbag: 'Rudolph' numerals wrong in opening credits". Akron Beacon-Journal.