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bendingunit6

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« on: 09-09-2010 16:17 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2010 13:30 »

I'm really interested in the opening cartoons in the opening sequence, this URL has a mostly complete list of the cartoons used, with screenshots: http://theinfosphere.org/List_of_opening_cartoons

Copied and pasted it for convenience. This list will be updated when a unknown cartoon is found:

Season 1:
"Space Pilot 3000"  Little Buck Cheeser (1937)    
"The Series Has Landed"  Baby Bottleneck (1945)    
"I, Roommate"  Baby Bottleneck (1945)    
"Love's Labours Lost in Space"  The Wacky Wabbit (1942)    
"Fear of a Bot Planet"  A Corny Concerto (1943)    
"A Fishful of Dollars"  Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933)    
"My Three Suns"  The Impractical Joker (1937)    
"A Big Piece of Garbage"  A Corny Concerto (1943)    
"Hell Is Other Robots"  Betty Boop and Grampy (1935)    
"A Flight to Remember"  Clutch Cargo - "Space Station" (1959)    
"Mars University"  Pigs in a Polka (1943)    
"When Aliens Attack"  Daffy - The Commando (1943)    
"Fry and the Slurm Factory"  The Simpsons shorts - "Making Faces" (1987)  

Season 2:
"I Second that Emotion"  Fresh Hare (1942)    
"Brannigan, Begin Again"  Pigs in a Polka (1943)    
"A Head in the Polls"  Ko-Ko Needles the Boss (1927)    
"Xmas Story"  Fresh Hare (1942)    
"Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?"  My Old Kentucky Home (1926)    
"The Lesser of Two Evils"  Felix the Cat Trifles with Time (1925)      
"Put Your Head on My Shoulder"  Chick and Double Chick (1946)    
"Raging Bender"  Hollywood Capers (1935)    
"A Bicyclops Built for Two"  Hollywood Capers (1935)    
"A Clone of My Own"  Ko-Ko Needles the Boss (1927)    
"How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back"  Felix the Cat Trifles with Time (1925)    
"The Deep South"  Scrap Happy Daffy (1943)    
"Bender Gets Made"  Up to Mars (1930)    
"Mother's Day"  Bold King Cole (1936)    
"The Problem with Popplers"  Up to Mars (1930)    
"Anthology of Interest I"  Bosko Shipwrecked (1931)    
"War Is the H-Word"  Neptune Nonsense (1936)    
"The Honking"  Bold King Cole (1936)    
"The Cryonic Woman"  Up to Mars (1930)  

Season 3:
"Amazon Women in the Mood"  Unknown    
"Parasites Lost"  Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1934)    
"A Tale of Two Santas"  Box Car Blues (1930)    
"The Luck of the Fryrish"  Boom Boom (1936)    
"The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz"  Bubbles (1922)    
"Bendless Love"  Little Ol' Bosko in Bagdad (1938)    
"The Day the Earth Stood Stupid"  Unknown    
"That's Lobstertainment!"  Box Car Blues (1930)    
"The Cyber House Rules"  Congo Jazz (1930)    
"Where the Buggalo Roam"  The Emerald Isle (1949)    
"Insane in the Mainframe"  The Mild West (1947)    
"The Route of All Evil"  Heep Hep Injuns (1949)    
"Bendin' in the Wind"  A Coy Decoy (1941)    
"Time Keeps on Slippin'"  It's the Cats (1926)    
"I Dated a Robot"  Censored (1944)    
"A Leela of Her Own"  The Goal Rush (1932)    
"A Pharaoh to Remember"  Toys Will Be Toys (1949)    
"Anthology of Interest II"  A Close Call (1929)    
"Roswell that Ends Well"  Congo Jazz (1930)    
"Godfellas"  Unknown    
"Future Stock"  Jingle Jangle Jungle (1950)    
"The 30% Iron Chef"  Toys Will Be Toys (1949)    

Season 4:
"Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch"  It's a Greek Life (1936)    
"Leela's Homeworld"  In a Cartoon Studio (1931)    
"Love and Rocket"  In a Cartoon Studio (1931)    
"Less than Hero"  The Dover Boys (1942)    
"A Taste of Freedom"  The Queen Was in the Parlor (1932)    
"Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television"  Much Ado About Mutton (1947)    
"Jurassic Bark"  Hiss and Make Up (1943)    
"Crimes of the Hot"  Much Ado About Mutton (1947)    
"Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles"  Moonlight for Two (1932)    
"The Why of Fry"  Much Ado About Mutton (1947)    
"Where No Fan Has Gone Before"  Hiss and Make Up (1943)    
"The Sting"  The Queen Was in the Parlor (1932)    
"Bend Her"  Naughty But Mice (1947)    
"Obsoletely Fabulous"  Much Ado About Mutton (1947)    
"The Farnsworth Parabox"  The Queen Was in the Parlor (1932)    
"Three Hundred Big Boys"  Flop Goes the Weasel (1943)    
"Spanish Fry"  Much Ado About Mutton (1947)    
"The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"  The Futurama opening itself.    

Season 5:  
"Bender's Big Score Part 1"  "Space Pilot 3000" (1999)    
"Bender's Big Score Part 2"  "Space Pilot 3000" (1999)    
"Bender's Big Score Part 3"  "Space Pilot 3000" (1999)    
"Bender's Big Score Part 4"  "Space Pilot 3000" (1999)    
"The Beast with a Billion Backs Part 1"  The Soup Song (1931)    
"The Beast with a Billion Backs Part 2"  The Futurama opening itself.    
"The Beast with a Billion Backs Part 3"  The Futurama opening itself.    
"The Beast with a Billion Backs Part 4"  The Futurama opening itself.    
"Bender's Game Part 1"  Quasi at the Quackadero (1975)    
"Bender's Game Part 2"  None    
"Bender's Game Part 3"  None    
"Bender's Game Part 4"  None    
"Into the Wild Green Yonder Part 1"  And the Green Grass Grew All Around (1931)    
"Into the Wild Green Yonder Part 2"  None    
"Into the Wild Green Yonder Part 3"  None    
"Into the Wild Green Yonder Part 4"  None    

Season 6:
"Rebirth"  Unknown    
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela"  None    
"Attack of the Killer App"  None    
"Proposition Infinity"  None    
"The Duh-Vinci Code"  None    
"Lethal Inspection"  None    
"The Late Philip J. Fry"  None    
"That Darn Katz!"  Scotty Finds a Home (1935)    
"A Clockwork Origin"  None    
"The Prisoner of Benda"  None    
"Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences"  None    
"The Mutants Are Revolting"  None  

Counting that, 4 episodes (when I first posted this, 14) are currently missing any info on the original cartoons. To see snapshots of the opening cartoons of these episodes, please see the URL I posted. They are:
1. "Amazon Women in the Mood"
2. "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid"
3. "Godfellas"
4. "Rebirth"
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #1 on: 09-09-2010 17:20 »

Gah, I recognise quite a few of them, but I can't think for the life of me what they could be. I swear I came across that real life/animated cat only the other week! Google doesn't seem to be much help either. How frustrating.

I'd also like to sort this out once and for all. I'll try and assist where I can. Although some of them seem so obscure that I'm amazed that they attained footage.

Wikipedia has a list of Felix cartoons, if that's of any use to you? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Felix_the_Cat_cartoons
bendingunit6

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« Reply #2 on: 09-10-2010 02:36 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2010 08:52 »

Thanks for the reply. I also have memories of seeing one of the cartoons, the one with the two flies kissing... confused

For that Felix the Cat episode list, I've used it a bit, watched a few cartoons, but there are still a lot of those old Felix cartoons with no videos available.

Lastly, Google and YouTube have helped me discover the missing opening cartoon "A Coy Decoy" in "Bendin' in the Wind" which I then added to Wikipedia and The Infosphere (only to discover that Dr. Dave already discovered it on this forum), but other than that not much. Oh well...the search goes on for me.
bendingunit6

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« Reply #3 on: 09-10-2010 08:36 »
« Last Edit on: 09-11-2010 04:12 »

Bingo. I found the opening cartoon for "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?". It's a Ko-Ko Song Car-Tune from 1926: My Old Kentucky Home.

To watch the cartoon, skip to 21:23 in this video. To skip to the scene used by Futurama, skip to 23:20: http://www.eztakes.com/store/watch/Max-Fleischers-Ko-Ko-Song-Car-Tunes-Watch-Movie.jsp

Also, the live action cat cartoon from "Time Keeps on Slippin'" is from an Inkwell Imps short, "It's the Cats".  smile

I've updated the listings above to show this.
bendingunit6

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« Reply #4 on: 09-17-2010 16:29 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2010 13:30 »

(Note: I'll be editing this post if I have an update on a missing cartoon, to save myself from having too many posts on this page.)

A new one found, the "That Darn Katz!" opening cartoon is the Van Beuren "Rainbow Parade" cartoon, Scotty Finds a Home (1935).

1st update (9/19):
Another one found. The "Into the Wild Green Yonder" opening cartoon is the Fleischer "Screen Songs" cartoon And the Green Grass Grew All Around (1931).

2nd update (9/21):
The opening cartoon for "Three Hundred Big Boys" is the Warner Bros. cartoon Flop Goes the Weasel (1943).

3rd update (9/22):
The opening cartoon for "The Beast with a Billion Backs" is the Flip the Frog cartoon The Soup Song (1931).

4th update (9/23):
The opening cartoon for "The Luck of the Fryrish" is the Porky Pig/Beans the Cat cartoon Boom Boom (1936). With this, only 8 missing cartoons (6 + the 2 unknown Felix the Cat cartoons) are left!

5th update (9/24):
The exact title of the Felix the Cat cartoons used in "The Lesser of Two Evils" and "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" have been found. The opening cartoons for both episodes are two different scenes from the same Felix the Cat cartoon, Felix the Cat Trifles with Time (1925).

Have a look at the original Felix cartoon here, skip to 1:24 for the first scene and 3:05 for the second: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idwj3V88cCo

6th update (10/5)
The cartoon used in "Bendless Love" is the MGM cartoon Little Ol' Bosko in Bagdad (1938).

7th update (10/20)
The cartoon used in "Anthology of Interest II" is Van Beuren's A Close Call (1929).
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