For centuries, the Murgatroyd family, the Baronets of Ruddigore, have been under a witch's curse -- commit a crime every day, or die in agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, the rightful heir, has run away to live as an innocent peasant ("Robin Oakapple") in the Cornish village of Rederring, sticking his brother Despard with the curse. But on the very day that "Robin" is to marry sweet, beautiful Rose Maybud, it all falls apart. Can Sir Ruthven outwit a picture gallery full of his ancestors' ghosts to save the day?
Ryusei-Kacho is renowned for his unmatchable skills in securing a seat on the infamous Japanese commuter trains. Never once has he failed until he meets the beautiful and talented Automatic Maria.
A merry Easter morning in the Northern-European countryside is thoroughly spoiled, when one of carrot farmer and hunter Be's conscientiously sharpened carrot strikes the heart of an Easter bunny hopping around carelessly. His disabled and hypersensitive son Timmie becomes very upset, but finds comfort in the arms of his sherry-addicted mother, Eva. However, when their poison-spraying agro-scientist neighbor Draco trips over an empty beer bottle, the exceptionally painful consequences for all those concerned become incalculable.
A scientist has created her own android clone to replace her in the outside world so that it can face it for her.
Tin Gin and Ming Li were a poor couple living happily in a village. Tin Gin found an ancient box while he was cutting wood in the forest. Tin Gin brought the box home and opened it. A beautiful genie was released and granted them 3 wishes every month. All they can think of were some stupid wishes (related to sex of course). Tam and Kam Chi were a rich couple living in the same village. They heard about the box and stole it. Tam used their 3 wishes to be the master of the village and all villagers to work for him; and all women to be his sex slaves…
Something changes in the relationship of Achilleas and Anna when she starts to dream vividly and insists on relating her dreams to her husband. He is a barrister in the middle of an important murder trial and his temper becomes frayed with Anna's seeming indifference and involvement and preoccupation with her dream world.
The original story of Bat Boy-and how his infamous photo came to be.
A samurai suffers to achieve enlightenment while being forced by a Zen Buddhist.
A man steals the dreams of innocent villagers and tries to sell them back to the townsfolk.
In the forest, the animals and insects are playing and dancing. The Forester enters and lies down against a tree for a nap. A curious Vixen Cub inquisitively chases a frog right into the lap of the surprised forester who forcibly takes the vixen home as a pet. Time passes and we see the Vixen, now grown up into a young adult tied up in the forester's yard with the conservative old dachshund. Fed up with life in confinement, the vixen chews through her rope and runs off to freedom.
At the headquarters of a group of egotistical superheroes, a put upon caretaker must do his best to convince them that the UK needs saving.
Shunned by his family, a male endangers his life after he finds hidden treasure belonging to 40 thieves.
A monkey comes home and uses a magic wand to make himself dinner. No sooner as he falls asleep, a hungry burglar enters his house. This short film was made by Segundo de Chomón in 1923 in his private studio with the help of his wife and son, outside of any studio structure, and has never had a regular distribution.
A professional waster keeps little monsters in and around his mundane life, as they feed off his waste.
A story about fantastic adventures of a fifth-grader Zhenya Ushakov on the island of Dvid.
Several unique specimens of highly ornamented porcelain are shown in series. In each case the various pieces of ware are in reality formed of living people. After a short time has been allowed for admiration of each article, it disintegrates into the individual models, who pose in various figures and dances. In the following pictures are seen a powder box, a clock, candle sticks, a loving cup and a vase, all of wonderfully ornate design, beautifully colored. (Moving Picture World)
A delightfully pleasing and beautifully hand-colored series of panoramic views, giving the history of the fan. A large ostrich feather fan opens and closes alternately, showing each time a different scene and the various styles of fans in use throughout ages and by many peoples. Scenes illustrated are: Adam and Eve, The Egyptians, The Greeks, Romans, Sixteenth Century, Modern Use. (Moving Picture World)
The opening scene is in a tailor's shop, showing the four assistants more or less in love with their employer's daughter. After some time, the tailor says he will give his daughter to the one who shows himself to be the cleverest. Some very amusing incidents follow. The various feats accomplished during the contest are clever examples of trick photography. (Moving Picture World)
The events that transpire in the drama are too well known to require reiteration here. All showmen and most auditors are familiar with the story. This makes the burlesque possible, for without a common knowledge of the original drama a portion of the comedy would be lost. The various parts are played by puppets in the hands of clever and careful operators. (Moving Picture World)
A cut-out animation depicting the Twelve Labours of Hercules.