Silly Symphonies (1929)

Categorization

A series of animated shorts, set to music, often prominently so, often experimental and with few recurring characters, back when such a thing was possible at Disney.

References here: Sinkin' in the Bathtub (1930), The Black Cat (1931), Ferdinand the Bull (1938).

animation series

Film:

The Skeleton Dance (1929 IMDb)

Commentary

I wish the series had continued on this track.

References here: Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land (1931).

animation movie

Film:

Santa's Workshop (1932 IMDb)

Commentary

A good deal more advanced than Red-Headed Baby (1931), but perhaps Disney had already begun to rip off Warner Bros. by this point.

animation movie

Film:

Music Land (1935 IMDb)