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Merbabies is a 1938 Silly Symphonies cartoon directed by Rudolf Ising and Vernon Stallings.

Plot

Similar to Water Babies, redheaded 'merbabies' materialize out of the crashing surf and proceed to the sea floor where they conduct a circus along with a variety of sea creatures.

Notes

  • Although Disney recruited animators from Harman-Ising Productions to help production of this short, "Pipe Dreams" and "The Little Bantamweight", Disney didn't accept the latter two. Because of this, MGM bought the copyrights for the latter two shorts and released them as part of their Happy Harmonies series.
  • This short and "Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore" are the only two Disney cartoons to be outsourced to another studio (this one because Disney borrowed animators from MGM to finish Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). In the case of "Merbabies", it would be made by Rudolf Ising and Hugh Harman over at MGM, who worked with Walt in the early years.

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Sillysymphonylogo
1929
The Skeleton DanceEl Terrible ToreadorSpringtimeHell's BellsThe Merry Dwarfs
1930
SummerAutumnCannibal CapersFrolicking FishArctic AnticsMidnight in a Toy ShopNightMonkey MelodiesWinterPlayful Pan
1931
Birds of a FeatherMother Goose MelodiesThe China PlateThe Busy BeaversThe Cat's OutEgyptian MelodiesThe Clock StoreThe Spider and the FlyThe Fox HuntThe Ugly Duckling
1932
The Bird StoreThe Bears and BeesJust DogsFlowers and TreesKing NeptuneBugs in LoveBabes in the WoodsSanta's Workshop
1933
Birds in the SpringFather Noah's ArkThe Three Little PigsOld King ColeLullaby LandThe Pied PiperThe Night Before Christmas
1934
The China ShopThe Grasshopper and the AntsFunny Little BunniesThe Big Bad WolfThe Wise Little HenThe Flying MousePeculiar PenguinsThe Goddess of Spring
1935
The Tortoise and the HareThe Golden TouchThe Robber KittenWater BabiesThe Cookie CarnivalWho Killed Cock Robin?Music LandThree Orphan KittensCock o' the WalkBroken Toys
1936
Elmer ElephantThree Little WolvesToby Tortoise ReturnsThree Blind MouseketeersThe Country CousinMother PlutoMore Kittens
1937
Woodland CaféLittle HiawathaThe Old Mill
1938
The Moth and the FlameWynken, Blynken and NodFarmyard SymphonyMerbabiesMother Goose Goes Hollywood
1939
The Practical PigThe Ugly Duckling
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