Betty Boop was one of the most popular cartoon characters of the depression era. Betty Boop made her way onto the big screen in the Max Fleischer cartoon short "Dizzy Dishes" in 1930. Since then, Betty Boop cartoons have been captivating audiences for over 75 years. Created by animator Max Fleischer, the cartoon series was know for its overt sexual overtones, but was accepted, and even endured. Over 110 episodes were produced and some of them have fallen into the public domain and are available to be watched and downloaded here.
Max Fleischer, who was a great fan of "Thimble Theatre," plucked Popeye, Olive Oyl and Bluto from the funny papers putting each into an animated film. In 1933, the comic strip trio appeared in one of the Betty Boop cartoons titled, "Popeye the Sailor." Betty was used just briefly on screen as the film was designed to test the popularity of the sailor, who was a big hit with depression era audiences in newspapers, could translate that popularity to the big screen. Popeye, and his cohort, Olive Oyl became very popular. Over 120 episodes were produced and some of them have fallen into the public domain and can be watched and downloaded here.
Superman cartoons produced by Paramount Pictures and Fleischer Studios, and Famous Studios (last eight cartoons).
17 cartoons were originally released in movie theaters from 1941-1943. Most of these cartoons have entered the public domain and can be watched and downloaded for free here.
Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American series of animated cartoon films created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, focusing on a never-ending competition between a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence. Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry shorts at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood between 1940 and 1957, when the animation division was closed. The original series is noteworthy for having won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film seven times.
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