Shorts – Complete list

The main way of presenting the shorts we have collected is through mini notes on thematic lists, links to all such lists are in the short films main menu. However, we thought that someone might want to look at these videos from a different angle, like on a list of movies, which is a chronological list of all positions that we have in our database.

Therefore, the list below, the link with the name of the “category” to which we have assigned the short film, leads directly to the note about that short movie.

La vie au fond des mers – Short films – Documentary

Les exploits de Feu-Follet – Short films – Other animations

Bobby Bumps Adopts a Turtle – Short films – Other animations

Alice the Jail Bird – Short films – Disney

Habeas Corpus – Short films – Live action

Springtime – Short films – Disney

Cannibal Capers – Short films – Disney
Night – Short films – Disney
Playful Pan – Short films – Disney
Minnie’s Yoo Hoo – Short films – Disney
Fiddlesticks – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake
Flying Fists – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake
Pups is Pups – Short films – Live action
The Haunted Ship – Short films – Other animations

The Busy Beavers – Short films – Disney
The Castaway – Short films – Disney
The Delivery Boy – Short films – Disney
Mickey Cuts Up – Short films – Disney

The Music Lesson – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake
Pagan Moon – Short films – Warner Bros
Freddy the Freshman – Short films – Warner Bros
Camping Out – Short films – Other animations
King Neptune – Short films – Disney
Bosko’s Woodland Daze – Short films – Warner Bros

Mickey’s Gala Premier – Short films – Disney
Is My Palm Read – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake

Betty in Blunderland – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake
Pop Goes Your Heart – Short films – Warner Bros
Shake Your Powder Puff – Short films – Warner Bros

The Tortoise and the Hare – Short films – Toby
Hollywood Capers – Short films – Warner Bros
Springtime Serenade – Short films – Walter Lantz
Poor Little Me – Short films – Other animations
An Elephant Never Forgets – Short films – Other animations
Summertime – Short films – Other animations
Flowers for Madame – Short films – Warner Bros
I Haven’t Got a Hat – Short films – Warner Bros
Into Your Dance – Short films – Warner Bros
Buddy in Africa – Short films – Warner Bros
Fox and the Rabbit – Short films – Walter Lantz

Toby Tortoise Returns – Short films – Toby
More Kittens – Short films – Disney
Betty Boop and Little Jimmy – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake
I Wanna Play House – Short films – Warner Bros
Boulevardier from the Bronx – Short films – Warner Bros
Don’t Look Now – Short films – Warner Bros
Alpine Antics – Short films – Warner Bros
The Coo-Coo Nut Grove – Short films – Warner Bros
Porky in the North Woods – Short films – Warner Bros
Chinkoroheibi and The Treasure Box – Short films – Other animation

Little Hiawatha – Short films – Disney
The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos – Short films – Warner Bros
The Lyin’ Mouse – Short films – Warner Bros
Porky’s Building – Short films – Warner Bros

Daffy Duck And Egghead – Short films – Warner Bros
Porky at the Crocadero – Short films – Warner Bros
Poor Little Butterfly – Short films – Other animation

The Standard Parade – Short films – Toby
The Good Egg – Short films – Warner Bros
I’m Just a Jitterbug – Short films – Walter Lantz
Life Begins for Andy Panda – Short films – Walter Lantz
Snuffy’s Party – Short films – Walter Lantz
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp – Short films – Popeye
Oyoge ya Oyoge – Short films – Other animations
Sioux Me – Short films – Warner Bros
The Little Lion Hunter – Short films – Warner Bros
It’s an Ill Wind – Short films – Warner Bros
Marine Circus – Short films – Documentary

Porky’s Baseball Broadcast – Short films – Warner Bros
Porky’s Poor Fish – Short films – Warner Bros
Andy Panda Goes Fishing – Short films – Walter Lantz
100 Pigmies and Andy Panda – Short films – Walter Lantz
Bring Himself Back Alive – Short films – Other animation

Tortoise Beats Hare – Short films – Cecil
21 a Day Once a Month – Short films – Walter Lantz
Glimpses of Florida – Short films – Documentary

Aloha Hooey – Short films – Warner Bros
Dog Tired – Short films – Warner Bros
Who’s Who in the Zoo – Short films – Warner Bros
Wacky Blackout – Short films – Warner Bros
The Ducktators – Short films – Warner Bros
Juke Box Jamboree – Short films – Walter Lantz
Song of Victory – Short films – Other animations
Robinson Crusoe Jr – Short films – Warner Bros
Yankee Doodle Swing Shift – Short films – Walter Lantz
Little Gravel Voice – Short films – Other animation

Tortoise Wins by a Hare – Short films – Cecil
Cartoons Ain’t Human – Short films – Popeye
Man Killers – Short films – Documentary

The Eyes Have It – Short films – Disney
Canine Patrol – Short films – Disney

The Tortoise Wins Again – Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare

Rabbit Transit – Short films – Cecil
Pluto’s Housewarming – Short films – Disney
Hare and the Tortoise – Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare
The Royal Four-Flusher – Short films – Popeye
Wotta Knight – Short films – Popeye
Swiss Cheese Family Robinson – Short films – Other animations

The Shell Shocked Egg – Short films – Warner Bros
Odor of the Day – Short films – Warner Bros
I’m a Monkey’s Uncle – Short films – Live action
Half-Pint Pygmy – Short films – Other animations
The Old Shell Game – Short films – Noveltoons

Pluto’s Surprise Package – Short films – Disney
Curtain Razor – Short films – Warner Bros
The Big Flame Up – Short films – Noveltoons
Henhouse Henery – Short films – Warner Bros
A Haunting We Will Go – Short films – Noveltoons
Snow Foolin – Short films – Other animation
Popeye’s Premiere – Short films – Popeye

Andy’s Animal Alphabet – Short films – Documentary

His Mouse Friday – Short films – Other animations

Lunch With a Punch – Short films – Popeye
Duck and Cover – Short films – Other animations
The Case of the Cockeyed Canary – Short films – Noveltoons

Winner by a Hare – Short films – Noveltoons
The Flying Turtle – Short films – Walter Lantz

Devil May Hare – Short films – Warner Bros
Sleepy-Time Squirrel – Short films – Other animations
The Oily Bird – Short films – Noveltoons

Rabbit Punch – Short films – Noveltoons

Sleuth But Sure – Short films – Noveltoons

Mr. Money Gags – Short films – Noveltoons
A Hare-Breadth Finish – Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare
Mouse-Taken Identity – Short films – Warner Bros

Turning the Fables (Rok: 1960) – Short films – Noveltoons

Turtle Scoop – Short films – Noveltoons
Nelly’s Folly – Short films – Warner Bros

Hina la petite Tahitienne – Short films – Documentary

The Pogo Special Birthday Special – Short films – Other animations

Обезьянка с острова Саругасима – Short films – Other animations

B.C.: The First Thanksgiving – Short films – Other animations

Trail of the Lonesome Pink – Short films – Other animations

Yankee Doodle Cricket – Short films – Other animations

The Hare and the Tortoise – Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare

Three Monks – Short films – Other animations San ge he shang
The Flintstones: Fred’s Final Fling – Short films – Flintstones
The Flintstones’ New Neighbors – Short films – Flintstones

The Flintstones: Jogging Fever – Short films – Flintstones

Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake

Mickey’s Christmas Carol – Short films – Disney
Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins – Short films – Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake

Ciekawski żółwik – Short films – Other animations
The Tortoises – Short films – Other animations

Pony Glass – Short films – Other animations
The Flintstone Kids’ „Just Say No” Special – Short films – Flintstones

Creature Comfort – Short films – Other animations

A Flintstone Family Christmas – Short films – Flintstones

Once Upon Australia – Short films – Documentary
Dino: Stay Out! – Short films – Flintstones

Welcome to the Discworld – Short films – Other animations

Dino: The Great Egg-Scape – Short films – Flintstones

Tunnel – Short films – Live action
Turtle World – Short films – Other animations

La jeune fille et la tortue – Short films – Live action
The Many Faces of Papua New Guinea – Short films – Documentary

Living by Instinct: Animals and their Rescuers – Short films – Documentary

The Tortoise – The Hare – Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare

Destino – Short films – Disney

Our Time Is Up – Short films – Live action
Ana y Manuel – Short films – Live action

Navia Dratp – Short films – Other animations

Hammy i Przygodny Bumerang (Hammy’s Boomerang Adventure) – Short films – Related to cinema films Short films – Other animations
Carnivore Reflux – Short films – Other animations

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five – Short films – Related to cinema films
Hallelujah! Gorilla Revival – Short films – Live action
Return to Origin – Short films – Documentary
Turtles in Trouble – Short films – Documentary
Ribbon of Sand – Short films – Documentary
Fishy Business: The Illegal Driftnet Fishery – Short films – Documentary
Oxbridge Baby: Fairy Tales – The Tortoise and the Hare – Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare
Deadly Desire – Short films – Other animations
Natural Selection: The Rise of the Proletariat – Short films – Other animations

Dug’s Special Mission – Short films – Related to cinema films
Arribada – Short films – Documentary
Sea Turtle Conservation with Grupo Tortuguero – Short films – Documentary

The Heat Is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival – Short films – Documentary

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters – Short films – Related to cinema films
Toy Story: Zestaw pomniejszony (Toy Story Toons: Small Fry) – Short films – Related to cinema films
Old Malockee – Short films – Live action

Sirena Rediviva – Short films – Documentary
Julio Solis, A MoveShake Story – Short films – Documentary
Granny Lane – Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare
Caldera – Short films – Other animations

Breaking Belding – Short films – Live action
Semporna Shark Sanctuary – Short films – Documentary
¡Viva la Tortuga! – Short films – Documentary
Invasion of the Giant Tortoises – Short films – Documentary
Toy Place – Short films – Documentary
The Moon that Fell Into the Sea – Short films – Other animations

Wu gui – Short films – Live action
ACCELERATE Be the Tortoise Not the Hare – Short films – Live action
Biotopia – Short films – Documentary
Bim 26 – Short films – Documentary
Scout’s Honor – Short films – Other animations
Несуразь – Short films – Other animations
Lawa – Short films – Other animations Lava
Go To Sleep Sadie – Short films – Live action

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll – Short films – Related to cinema films
Ferro Sonho – Short films – Live action
Berry Ville – Short films – Other animations

Turtlepocalypse! – Short films – Live action
Einstein-Rosen – Short films – Live action
Kaze no Matasaburou – Short films – Other animations

Love At First Sight – Short films – Related to cinema films
Le jour où maman est devenue un monstre – Short films – Live action
Hybrids – Short films – Other animation

The Marvin Family Tortoise – Short films – Live action
Tortoise – Short films – Live action
Under Threat – Short films – Documentary
The Mystery Of The Gnaraloo Sea Turtles – Short films – Documentary
Fragile – Why Turtle Hatchlings need the sea – Short films – Documentary
Caracol Cruzando – Short films – Other animations
Gacha Gacha (ガチャガチャ) – Short films – Live action

The Sweet Turtle Bachelor – Short films – Live action

Firehawk – a Star Trek fan production – Short films – Live action


As in other spheres of human creativity, also in the field of music various “turtle elements” are present.

We have note with info (sometimes very basic) about Turtle Bands – the ones that have a turtle name (sometimes it’s the only turtle-thing in their activities). This text also shows the covers of music albums of these bands, if they contain some turtle elements (other than the band name itself). In a separate text we present CD, Cassettes and vinyls covers of other bands.

Of course, we also have note about Music Videos with turtle elements.

The biggest part of our music-related base are certainly the turtle-relaed mentions in various songs – we found over a thousand of them, and divided them by genre and then alphabetically:
Hip-Hop: 0-B | C-E | F-K | L-O | P-S | T-Z
Jazz & Blues: 0-L | M-Z
Rock & Metal: 0-C | D-G | H-L | M-P | Q-S | T-Z
Pop & Others: 0-D | E-L | M-R | S-Z

In the notes linked above, there is a lot of songs that refer to Pokemon or Ninja Turtles – however, the music directly related to these franchises (except for one song, Ninja Rap) is not there, all soundtracks, openings, other official music related to them are collected separately: TMNT, Pokemon – mainly in the form of various album covers.

Spellsinger Series

An eight-volume book series written by Alan Dean Foster, the first six volumes were published between 1983 and 1987, the last two were released after a short break, in 1993 and 1994.

Books in series:
The Hour of the Gate
The Day of the Dissonance
The Moment of the Magician
The Paths of the Perambulator
The Time of the Transference
Son of Spellsinger
Chorus Skating

This series has never been adapted to any other medium, like comics or movie/tv series. The only thing that stands out is the fact that apart from audiobooks, there was also an edition called “Dramatized adaptation”, i.e. something close to a radio drama, with each character speaking in their own voice, etc. – below we show eight covers of these editions:


The trivia section contains a lot of various information. It is of course not a cross-sectional description of given topics, but only a few words.

We have divided the collected curiosities into nine subcategories:
Turtles – general interesting facts about real turtles.
Fauna and Flora – interesting facts about fauna and flora related to turtles.
Slang – linguistic trivia.
Vehicles – trivia about various vehicles, including cars, planes, trains, etc.
Mythology – various turtles trivia from different mythologies.
Miscellaneous – Trivia that doesn’t fit into any other category.

Osobno wyróżniliśmy trzy rodzaje Żółwiej Symboliki:
Associated with countries and regions – as in the name.
Associated with sport – as in the name.
Miscellaneous – the remaining trivia related to the symbolism and not fitting in the aboves.

Video Games

As in other note-lists, almost at the very beginning we include a legend about how to see-read the icons that precede the game titles on the list. First, however, we will mention that in the game database we do not include games from the Pokemon, Ninja Turtles, Mario universes – as we can be actually 100% sure that some turtles are in them. About TMNT video games we prepared a general article, notes about the others will be available soon.

Returning to the legend, the first two categories are divided by descriptions “what the number of icons means”, so in order not to spread the note, they are described together, first we describing what a given color means, and then what the number of icons means.

– Games with real turtles
– Games with “anthropomorphic” turtles – all those who talk, of course, but also those who have silent roles, but behave not-like-ordinary-turtles.

– There is only a verbal mention in the game or a turtle in the form of a toy, drawing, sculpture (and other artistic forms) or only the shell (without the owner) is shown.
– A real live turtle appears in the game at least for a second. Also games with turtles visible in one longer or a few smaller scenes but without much importance for the plot.
– A real live turtle or turtles appears in the game and plays important role, but not crucial. It may be a longer fragment focused on them, or several smaller but distinctive appearances.
– There is a real live turtle or turtles in the game and they are the axis for storyline, they are the main character, etc.

Color number 4 – TMNT related games!
– Games where ninja turtles are only mentioned in some way or appear in the form of a toy, drawing, etc. or music from ninja turtles is used.
– Games in which ninja turtles appear in some form on the screen.
– Ninja turtles appear in the game and play an important role, but not crucial. It may be a longer fragment focused on them, or several smaller but distinctive appearances.
– Games in which Ninja turtles constitute the plot axis, the removal of which would make the whole game meaningless (but as TMNT games are not described, this stamp will probably remain unused).

Color number 5 – Only a musical reference (hereinafter referred to as “turtle music” for simplicity) – at the moment these are mainly The Turtles songs used in the games. (Any use of TMNT music counts as a reference to TMNT, not music!)
– A song used in the soundtrack appears.
– A song appears, but it is woven into the plot, eg the characters sing it.
– Turtle music is an important part of the game.
– The game is all about turtle music.

Shadow Warrior (DOS, Mac OS)
Tibia (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox , Mac OS X, później także porty na systemy mobilne (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Fire OS) oraz nowsze konsole, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
World of Warcraft (Windows)

Over the Hedge (Game Boy Advance, GameCube , Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox )

Toss The Turtle (Flash)

Turtle Fly – Into Space (iOS)

Hungry Shark Evolution (Windows, iOS, Android)

Destiny (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4)
Smite (Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Box Turtle Simulator (iOS, Android)
Suрer Toss The Turtle (iOS, Android)
War Tortoise (iOS)
Dishonored 2 (Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Destiny 2 (Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)
Turtle Evolution (iOS, Android)
Injustice 2 (Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows)
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Cell to Singularity – Evolution Never Ends (iOS, Android, Mac OS, Windows)
Vampyr (Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintento Switch)
Among Us (Android, iOS, Windows, Nintento Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

Cyberpunk 2077 (Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia)
War Tortoise 2 (iOS, Android)
Streets of Rage 4 (Nintento Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Linux, Mac OS, Stadia, Android, iOS)

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox Series X/S)


In this section we have collected various short films we found and in which a turtle appears in some form. And what exactly are short films? First, a quote from site: A broad category of films defined by their short running time in comparison with that of the feature film. For the purposes of the ‘Animated Short Film’ and ‘Live Action Short Film’ categories in the Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as forty minutes or less. At the Venice Film Festival, the limit set in entries in the short film category is thirty minutes or less.

As you can see, the short film is not clearly defined – 5, 7 or 10 minute film/animation is unquestionably considered by everyone as short, but with longer things, it is not so obvious For the purposes of TurtleDex, at the moment, we assumed 30 minutes as the maximum duration qualifying movie as “short”.

We divided the notes into thirteen categories, according to several different criteria, such as production studio, turtle character, genre (i.e. live action/documentary), etc. In the lists below you can immediately see the notes with pictures and desriptions. There is also an option to see full list of all short films, broken down by years and with links to full notes.
Cecil – one of the most famous named turtles, so although all animations with him come from the Warner Bros studio described below, he got his own note.
Warner Bros – producer of the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes animations series
Toby – Similarly to the Cecil, he is a well-known turtle, he was animated by Disney, we described their works the note below, but he got his own note.
Disney – producer-tycoon on the animation market, created series such as Silly Symphonies, animations about Pluto, Mickey Mouse and many others.
Betty Boops, Flip the Frog, Strawberry Shortcake – Unusual , in one note we collected three “types” of animations, each of the three mentioned characters has 2-3 films (with a turtle element). Instead of making notes for 2-3 entries, we decided to describe them collectively.
Related to cinema films – Short films that are usually a small spin-ofss for a large animated film, like Kung Fu Panda, Toy Story etc.
Noveltoons – A series of animations produced for Paramount Pictures.
Live action – Everything with live people on screen (but not documentary, these are below).
Documentary – The name says it all. Mostly with real people, but there is also one animated.
Walter Lantz – Animations created by Walter Lantz.
Popeye – Animations in which the common element is Popeye the sailor appearing as the main character.
Various Tortoise and the Hare – Various shorts (mostly animated, but not all) telling the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.
Other animation – Various animations not falling under any of the groups above.


Turtles are popular in virtually every field of human artistic activity – so naturally, they could not be missing in sculptures.

For the sake of clarity, we have divided the sculptures into two main types, ie fountain sculptures (which also includes any “merely-ornamental” turtles that are part of a fountain, not just those that “squirt water” personally) and “normal” sculptures. For even more clarity, we have also divided these notes geographically.
Fountains: North and South America | Africa, Asia, Australia | Europe
Sculptures: Europe | Africa, Asia, Australia | North and South America | USA

In addition, we also have in our database bigger form, turtles shaped – buildings. Of course, it could be argued whether these are still sculptures, but here they probably fit best.

The above-described objects are located all over the world, in China “and around” you can find, however, two types of turtle sculptures characteristic only for this region. The first are Bixi, i.e. turtle-like (turtle shell-likeness is minimum, sometimes the head is also turtle-like) bases for the stelae. The second case areturtle-shaped graves, appearing in the single “version”, as well as tombs in which entire generations are buried for years.

Importantly, the sculptures shown should be treated primarily in encyclopedic categories, not necessarily as a guide for visiting – most of the objects shown are probably still in the places described, but this is not something that we have verified for each of the described cases.


As the name suggests, this secton of TD focuses on advertising. Of course, with turtles, one way or another. We divided ads into fifteen collective notes, the title of each should quite well reflects what ads are discussed.

Advertising: Automotive | Comcast | TurtleWax | Television | Banking | Toys 1 | Toys 2 | Drinks | Beer
Telecommunications | Food | Tortuguita | Wonderful Pistachios | Turtles | Sours
Electronics | Places | Social | Miscellaneous 1 | Miscellaneous 2 | Miscellaneous 3 | Music

Advertisements related to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pokemon we did not add to TurtleDex, assuming that especially in the case of Ninja Turtles, there would be too many of these ads to describe, and naturally, if something is an advertisement of a TMNT toy, it is for sure have some turtle elements.