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. [1] The following is a list of the cartoons released theatrically, separated by studio.

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International Film Service

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
TitleRelease date
Introducing Krazy Kat and Ignatz MouseFebruary 18, 1916
Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse Believe in SignsFebruary 21, 1916
Krazy Kat & Ignatz Mouse Discuss the Letter 'G' February 25, 1916
Krazy Kat Goes A-WooingFebruary 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, BugologistMarch 14, 1916
Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the CircusMarch 17, 1916 [2]
Krazy Kat Demi-TasseMarch 21, 1916
Krazy Kat Invalid March 27, 1916
Krazy Kat at the SwitchboardApril 3, 1916
A Tale That is KnotApril 14, 1916
Krazy Kat the HeroApril 14, 1916
Krazy Kat to the RescueApril 14, 1916
Krazy Kat at Looney ParkJune 17, 1916
A Sad AwakeningJune 20, 1916 [3]
A Tempest in a Paint PotJuly 3, 1916
A Grid-Iron HeroOctober 9, 1916
The Missing OneNovember 27, 1916
Krazy Kat Takes Little Katrina For an AiringDecember 23, 1916
Throwing the BullFebruary 4, 1917
Roses and ThornsMarch 11, 1917
Robbers and ThievesApril 12, 1917
The CookApril 29, 1917
Moving DayMay 27, 1917
All Is Not Gold That GlittersJune 24, 1917
A Krazy Katastrophe (final Krazy Kat theatrical short in World War I)August 5, 1917

Bray Productions

TitleRelease 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 HoneymoonJuly 3, 1920
A Family Affair October 25, 1920
The Hinges on the Bar Room DoorJanuary 8, 1921
The Awful Spook January 21, 1921
How I Became KrazyJanuary 26, 1921
The Wireless Wire-Walkers *February 26, 1921

* Directed by Vernon Stallings

Winkler Pictures

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.

TitleRelease dateNote
Hot DogsOctober 1, 1925
The Smoke EaterOctober 15, 1925
A Uke-CalamityNovember 1, 1925
Bokays and Brickbatz **November 15, 1925
The Hair RaiserNovember 15, 1925Title sometimes given without 'the'
The Flight That FailedNovember 15, 1925
The New ChampNovember 30, 1925
Jams and GemsDecember 1, 1925Often mis-cited as "James and Gems"
Monkey BusinessDecember 15, 1925
Pie-Eyed Pie1925May be a variant title for Monkey Business; listed in Motion Picture News but no other trade papers.
Battling For BarleycornJanuary 1, 1926
A Punctured RomanceJanuary 15, 1926Often mis-cited as "A Pickled Romance" or "A Picked Romance"; New York State and Pathé ("Eve's Film Review") records establish actual title
The Ghost FakirFebruary 1, 1926
Puss and BootsFebruary 15, 1926
Sucker GameFebruary 15, 1926
Back To BackingMarch 1, 1926Sometimes cited as "Back to Batching"
Double CrossedMarch 15, 1926
Scents and Nonsense**April 1, 1926
Feather PushersApril 15, 1926Home movie title "Feather Duster"
Cops the SueyMay 1, 1926Often mis-cited as "Cops Suey"
In the MoviesAugust 15, 1926
The Chicken ChaserSeptember 2, 1926
East Is BestSeptember 22, 1926
Jimmy's WhiskersOctober 1, 1926Sometimes cited as "Jiminy Whiskers"
Shore Enough**October 11, 1926
Watery Gravy**October 15, 1926
Mouse TrappedOctober 15, 1926Home movie title "Krazy Kat's Mouse Trap"; commonly circulating in a version (erroneously) retitled as Bokays and Brickbatz, in fact a different cartoon
Farmyard Frolic 1926Home movie title "A Barnyard Frolic"; UK release as a two-part serial, with second half titled "The Frolics That Finished" (this part commonly circulated).
Fowl Play1926
The Pole-Lander 1926UK release as a two-part serial, with titles "Searching for Santa!" (this part commonly circulated) and "Santa Claws Our Pet"
Teeth for Two1926Home movie title "Dentist Love"
Cheese ItNovember 8, 1926
Dots and DashesNovember 22, 1926
Gold StruckDecember 6, 1926
The Wrong QueueDecember 20, 1926
Horse PlayJanuary 3, 1927
Busy BirdsJanuary 17, 1927
Sharps and FlatsJanuary 31, 1927
Kiss CrossedFebruary 14, 1927
A Fool's ErrandFebruary 28, 1927
Stomach Trouble March 14, 1927
The Rug FiendMarch 28, 1927
Hire a HallApril 11, 1927
Don Go OnApril 23, 1927
Burnt UpMay 9, 1927
Night OwlMay 23, 1927
On the TrailJune 6, 1927
Passing the HatJune 20, 1927
Best WishesJuly 4, 1927
Black and WhiteJuly 10, 1927
Wild RivalsJuly 18, 1927
Sealing WhacksAugust 1, 1927
Tired WheelsAugust 13, 1927
Bee CauseAugust 15, 1927
Web FeetAugust 27, 1927
SkinnyAugust 29, 1927
School DazeSeptember 10, 1927
Rail Rode September 24, 1927
Aero NutsOctober 8, 1927
Topsy TurvyOctober 22, 1927
Pie CursNovember 5, 1927
For Crime's SakeNovember 19, 1927
Milk MadeDecember 3, 1927
The Stork Exchange December 17, 1927
Grid IronedDecember 31, 1927
Pig StylesJanuary 14, 1928
Shadow TheoryJanuary 28, 1928
Ice BoxedFebruary 11, 1928
A Hunger StrokeFebruary 25, 1928
Wired and FiredMarch 10, 1928
Love SunkMarch 24, 1928
Tong TiedApril 7, 1928
A Bum SteerApril 21, 1928
Gold BricksMay 5, 1928
The Long CountMay 19, 1928
The Patent Medicine KidJune 2, 1928
Stage CoachedJune 16, 1928
The Rain DropperJune 30, 1928
A Companionate MirageJuly 14, 1928
News ReelingAugust 4, 1928
Baby FeudAugust 16, 1928
Sea SwordSeptember 5, 1928
The Show VoteSeptember 15, 1928
The Phantom TrailSeptember 29, 1928
Come Easy, Go SlowOctober 15, 1928
Beaches and ScreamOctober 29, 1928
Nicked NagsNovember 9, 1928
Liar BirdNovember 23, 1928
Still WatersDecember 7, 1928
Night OwlsDecember 22, 1928
Cow BellesJanuary 5, 1929
HospitalitiesJanuary 18, 1929
Reduced WeightsFebruary 1, 1929
Flying YeastFebruary 15, 1929
Vanishing ScreamsMarch 1, 1929
A Joint AffairMarch 15, 1929
Sheep SkinnedMarch 19, 1929
The Lone SharkApril 13, 1929
Torrid ToreadorsApril 27, 1929
Golf SocksMay 11, 1929
Petting LarcenyMay 25, 1929
Hat AchesJune 8, 1929
Fur PeaceJune 22, 1929
Auto SuggestionJuly 6, 1929
Sleepy Holler July 20, 1929

**Directed by Bill Nolan

Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems 1929-1940

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. Mintz Studio became Screen Gems in 1933. Due to waning popularity, the Krazy Kat series ended, but he would appear in two more shorts in the Fables and Phantasies series.

TitleRelease date
Ratskin August 15, 1929
Canned MusicSeptember 12, 1929
Port Whines October 10, 1929
Sole MatesNovember 7, 1929
Farm Relief December 30, 1929
The Cat's MeowJanuary 2, 1930
Spook EasyJanuary 30, 1930
Slow Beau February 27, 1930
Desert SunkMarch 27, 1930
An Old FlameApril 24, 1930
Alaskan Knights May 23, 1930
Jazz Rhythm June 19, 1930
Honolulu WilesJuly 17, 1930
CinderellaAugust 14, 1930
The Bandmaster September 8, 1930
The Apache Kid October 9, 1930
Lambs Will GambleNovember 1, 1930
The Little TrailDecember 3, 1930
Taken for a Ride January 3, 1931 [4]
Rodeo Dough February 13, 1931
Swiss MovementsApril 4, 1931
Disarmament Conference April 27, 1931
Soda Poppa May 29, 1931
Stork MarketJuly 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 SaxDecember 1, 1931
Piano Mover January 4, 1932
Love KrazyJanuary 30, 1932
Hollywood Goes Krazy February 13, 1932
What a KnightMarch 14, 1932
Soldier Old ManApril 2, 1932
Birth of Jazz April 13, 1932
Ritzy Hotel May 9, 1932
Hic-Cups the ChampMay 28, 1932
Paper HangerJune 21, 1932
Lighthouse KeepingAugust 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 ShoesFebruary 25, 1933
Bunnies and BonnetsMarch 29, 1933
The Broadway Malady April 18, 1933
Russian Dressing May 1, 1933
House CleaningJune 1, 1933
Antique Antics June 14, 1933
Out of the Ether September 5, 1933
Whacks MuseumSeptember 29, 1933
Krazy Spooks October 13, 1933
Stage KrazyNovember 13, 1933
The Bill Poster November 24, 1933
The Curio ShopDecember 15, 1933
The Autograph Hunter January 5, 1934
Southern Exposure February 5, 1934
Tom ThumbFebruary 16, 1934
Cinder AlleyMarch 9, 1934
Bowery Daze March 30, 1934
Busy BusApril 20, 1934
Masquerade PartyMay 11, 1934
The Trapeze Artist September 1, 1934
The Katnips of 1940 October 12, 1934
Krazy's Waterloo November 16, 1934
Goofy GondolasDecember 21, 1934
The Bird ManFebruary 1, 1935
Hotcha MelodyMarch 15, 1935
The Peace Conference April 26, 1935
The King's JesterMay 20, 1935
Garden GaietiesAugust 1, 1935
A Happy Family September 27, 1935
Kannibal Kapers December 27, 1935
The Bird StufferFebruary 1, 1936
Lil' Ainjil March 19, 1936
Highway SnobberyAugust 9, 1936
Krazy's NewsreelOctober 24, 1936
The Merry CafeDecember 26, 1936
The Lyin' Hunter February 12, 1937
Krazy's Race of Time May 6, 1937
The Masque RaidJune 25, 1937
Railroad Rhythm November 20, 1937
Sad Little Guinea PigsFebruary 22, 1938
The Auto ComicMarch 4, 1938
Little BuckarooApril 11, 1938
Krazy MagicMay 20, 1938
Krazy's Travel SquawksJuly 4, 1938
Gym JamsSeptember 9, 1938
Hot Dogs on IceOctober 21, 1938
The Lone Mountie December 10, 1938
Krazy's Bear Tale (a.k.a. Goldilocks and the Three Bears)January 27, 1939
Golf ChumpsApril 6, 1939
Krazy's Shoe ShopMay 12, 1939 (final Krazy Kat theatrical series short)
The Little Lost Sheep October 2, 1939 (first Krazy Kat short released in World War II, First ever Fables short, and the only Krazy Kat short to be a part of the Fables series)
The Mouse Exterminator January 26, 1940 (only Krazy Kat theatrical short in the Phantasy series and final Krazy Kat theatrical short)
News OdditiesJuly 19, 1940 (Despite being listed as a Krazy Kat cartoon in TV packages, the short does not feature Krazy at all)

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