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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.

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[2]
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 Sad Awakening June 20, 1916[3]
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 World War I) August 5, 1917

Bray Productions[]

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[]

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

Title Release date Note
Hot Dogs October 1, 1925
The Smoke Eater October 15, 1925
A Uke-Calamity November 1, 1925
Bokays and Brickbatz** November 15, 1925
The Hair Raiser November 15, 1925
The Flight That Failed November 15, 1925
The New Champ November 30, 1925
Jams and Gems December 1, 1925 Often mis-cited as "James and Gems".
Monkey Business December 15, 1925
Pie-Eyed Pie 1925 May be a variant title for Monkey Business; listed in Motion Picture News but no other trade papers.
Battling For Barleycorn January 1, 1926
A Punctured Romance January 15, 1926 Often 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 Fakir February 1, 1926
Puss and Boots February 15, 1926
Sucker Game February 15, 1926
Back To Backing March 1, 1926 Sometimes cited as "Back to Batching".
Double Crossed March 15, 1926
Scents and Nonsense** April 1, 1926
Feather Pushers April 15, 1926
Cops the Suey May 1, 1926 Often mis-cited as "Cops Suey".
In the Movies August 15, 1926

R-C Pictures/Winkler Pictures[]

Title Release date Note
The Chicken Chaser September 2, 1926
East Is Best September 22, 1926
Jimmy's Whiskers October 1, 1926 Sometimes cited as "Jiminy Whiskers".
Shore Enough** October 11, 1926
Watery Gravy** October 15, 1926
Mouse Trapped October 15, 1926 Home 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 1926 Home 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 Play 1926
The Pole-Lander 1926 UK release as a two-part serial, with titles "Searching for Santa!" (this part commonly circulated) and "Santa Claws Our Pet".
Teeth for Two 1926
Cheese It November 8, 1926
Dots and Dashes November 22, 1926
Gold Struck December 6, 1926
The Wrong Queue December 20, 1926
Horse Play January 3, 1927
Busy Birds January 17, 1927
Sharps and Flats January 31, 1927
Kiss 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
Bee Cause August 15, 1927
Skinny August 29, 1927

Paramount-Famous/Winkler Pictures[]

Title Release date Note
Sealing Whacks August 1, 1927
Tired Wheels August 13, 1927
Web Feet August 27, 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
Ice Boxed February 11, 1928
A Hunger Stroke February 25, 1928
Wired 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 Sword 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 13, 1929
Torrid Toreadors April 27, 1929
Golf Socks May 11, 1929
Petting Larceny May 25, 1929
Hat Aches June 8, 1929
Fur Peace June 22, 1929
Auto Suggestion July 6, 1929
Sleepy Holler July 20, 1929

**Directed by Bill Nolan

Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems[]

By this period, the Krazy Kat shorts started using sound. Every film here was directed by Manny Gould and Ben Harrison. Due to waning popularity, the Krazy Kat series ended, but he would appear in two more shorts in the Fables and Phantasies series.

Title Release date Notes
Ratskin August 15, 1929
Canned Music September 12, 1929 Lost cartoon.
Port Whines October 10, 1929
Sole Mates November 7, 1929 Lost cartoon.
Farm Relief December 30, 1929
The Kat's Meow January 2, 1930
Spook Easy January 30, 1930 Lost cartoon.
Slow Beau February 27, 1930
Desert Sunk March 27, 1930 Lost cartoon.
An Old Flame April 24, 1930 Lost cartoon.
Alaskan Knights May 23, 1930
Jazz Rhythm June 19, 1930
Honolulu Wiles July 17, 1930
Cinderella August 14, 1930 Lost cartoon.
The Bandmaster September 8, 1930
The Apache Kid October 9, 1930
Lambs Will Gamble November 1, 1930
The Little Trail December 3, 1930
Taken for a Ride January 3, 1931
Rodeo Dough February 13, 1931
Swiss Movement April 4, 1931
Disarmament Conference April 27, 1931
Soda Poppa May 29, 1931
The 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
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
The Paper Hanger June 21, 1932
Lighthouse Keeping August 15, 1932
Seeing Stars September 12, 1932
Prosperity Blues October 8, 1932
The Crystal Gazabo 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
The 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
The Hot Cha 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
L'il Ainjil March 19, 1936 Sole attempt by Screen Gems to reflect the original comic series.
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
The Auto Clinic March 4, 1938
The Little Buckaroo April 11, 1938
Krazy Magic May 20, 1938
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 January 27, 1939
Golf Chumps April 6, 1939
Krazy's Shoe Shop May 12, 1939 Final Krazy Kat short in the series.
The Little Lost Sheep October 2, 1939 First Fables short, and the only Krazy Kat short to be a part of the Fables series.
The Mouse Exterminator January 26, 1940 The only Krazy Kat theatrical short in the Phantasy series and the final appearance of Krazy Kat in a theatrical cartoon.

References[]

  1. (1999) The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7.
  2. American Memory Collection (Motion Picture and Television Reading Room, Library of Congress). (2010, August 31). Library of Congress. Retrieved April 26, 2013, Archived on March 1, 2005
  3. Motion Picture News, July 1, 1916. Retrieved February 4, 2021, https://lantern.mediahist.org/catalog/motionpicturenew133unse_1461

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