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April 1

April 1, 1924 – The Alice Comedy Alice’s Spooky Adventure is Released to Theaters

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“You knocked it in there— now go get it—

On April 1, 1924, the Alice Comedy Alice’s Spooky Adventure premiered in theaters. It was the third Alice Comedy created, and starred Virginia Davis as Alice.

The short begins with Alice and the gang accidentally hitting a baseball through a nearby window. However, the boys refuse to retrieve it because they think the house is haunted, which leaves Alice as the lone volunteer. She heads inside and looks for the baseball, and sees a moving box instead. However, she is relieved to see that it’s only a cat. She is startled by something else and falls backwards, with several items and a sheet falling on her head. She then wakes in the cartoon world, where ghosts are haunting all the houses and items are flying through the air. She hears a cry for help from a ghost, which, when she pulls off the sheet, is revealed to be her friend Julius. The pair then hear some nearby music and start to dance before heading over to the Spookville Open Air Concert. Ghosts are dancing and having fun at the gathering, though Julius finds himself in trouble when he interrupts a mahjong game. Alice knocks the ghosts out to save Julius, and the two celebrate, with Julius declaring his love for Alice. Meanwhile, Alice wakes up back in the real world, and heads out of the house with the baseball, but is caught by a cop, who locks her up in a cell for trespassing.

March 21

March 21, 1927 – The Alice Comedy Alice in the Alps is Released to Theaters

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On March 21, 1927, the Alice Comedy Alice in the Alps was released to theaters. The short film was the 46th film released in this title, and the 30th Alice Comedy starring Margie Gay as Alice. The short has since become a lost film. The short has Alice traversing the Swiss Alps with Julius, ice skating and mountain-climbing.

February 1

February 1, 1925 – The Alice Comedy Alice Gets Stung is Released to Theaters

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“Oh, p-l-e-a-s-e kind sir, spare my life—-?”

On February 1, 1925, the Alice Comedy Alice Gets Stung was released to theaters. It is notable for being the last Alice Comedy to star Virginia Davis as Alice.

The short begins with Julius chasing a rabbit and catching it on its hind legs, but the rabbit manages to get away. The rabbit taunts Julius as he continues to try and catch the rabbit, but when Julius succeeds, the rabbit pleads for his life. Other rabbits notice the plight of their friend and start playing stringed instruments while the rabbit explains that there are several children waiting on her. Julius lets the rabbit go, sobbing, but it is soon revealed that the rabbit was lying. Angered, Julius begins the chase again and goes down the rabbit hole, but the rabbit scares him straight out. Alice comes along to help capture the rabbit through the use of a fire hose. The water shoots the rabbit up to the sky, and Julius climbs the column of water to catch it. When Alice turns off the water, the pair plummet to the ground, and once again the chase is on. Alice and Julius watch as other animals in the forest start dancing to their own band, and when Alice shoots at a bear, the bear dances past the shots, then angrily chases Alice and Julius. The pair hide in a barrel, where the bear drops a beehive before sending the barrel down the hill into the river.

January 24

January 24, 1927 – The Alice Comedy Alice Foils the Pirates is Released to Theaters

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On January 24, 1927, the Alice Comedy Alice Foils the Pirates was released to theaters. It was the 42nd Alice Comedy produced, and starred Margie Gay as Alice. The short features Alice being captured by Pete, playing a pirate, who must be saved by Julius. The short has since been declared as a lost cartoon.

January 15

January 15, 1925 – The Alice Comedy Alice the Toreador is Released to Theaters

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“If we had a bull, we could win it easy.”

On January 15, 1925, the Alice Comedy Alice the Toreador was released to theaters. It starred Virginia Davis as Alice, and was the 13th Alice Comedy released.

Alice and Julius are looking at a large advertisement for a bull fight that boasts a $10,000 prize – but contestants have to bring their own bull. Alice spies a stray bull and has Julius help her wrangle it. The poor bull is so beat up that it’s nowhere near ready to fight, until Julius spies some roller skates to place on its feet. Alice and Julius take the bull away and prep it for the day of the big fight. Alice is confident that the two will win, but another contestant has other plans: he tricks another meaner bull to take Alice’s bull’s place, and steals her bull, thinking it will lead to an easy win. The fight begins, and the other contestant is thoroughly trounced having underestimated Alice’s bull. Alice then steps out and is greeted with the meaner bull. She tries to outrun him, and the bull ends up crashing into the wall and Julius. Julius sneaks into the ring dressed in a bull costume, where Alice is easily able to beat him. Unfortunately the ruse is revealed, and Alice and Julius are left to dodge trash from the audience.

January 10

January 10, 1927 – The Alice Comedy Alice the Golf Bug is Released

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On January 10, 1927, the Alice Comedy Alice the Golf Bug was released to theaters. It was the 41st Alice Comedy released, and starred Margie Gay as Alice. Although a poster still exists for this short, this is considered one of many lost Alice Comedies. However, as the title suggests, Alice and Julius compete in a wacky golf tournament alongside villainous Pete.

January 1

January 1, 1925 – The Alice Comedy Alice Cans the Cannibals is Released to Theaters

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“How we gonna get to shore?”

On January 1, 1925, the Alice Comedy Alice Cans the Cannibals was released to theaters. It was the twelfth Alice Comedy produced, and stars Virginia Davis as Alice.

Alice is out driving with Julius, when they realize their car is about to go off a cliff. The two end up in the ocean, and Julius ropes a passing fish to help pull them to shore. A storm starts brewing, tossing the pair about in the waves all night. In the morning, the two find themselves surrounded by swordfish, when Julius uses a balloon tire to lift them away. The two land on a strnage island, and then find themselves as the potential victims of a group of cannibals. They manage to outrun them for a spell, though Alice and Julius get hit by spears. The pair then attack the cannibals with some old ostrich eggs, but this doesn’t deter the chief. Alice gets an idea, and manages to drive all the cannibals away, save for the chief. They attack him one last time, and are free from any further attack,

December 13

December 13, 1926 – The Alice Comedy Alice’s Brown Derby is Released to Theaters

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On December 13, 1926, the Alice Comedy Alice’s Brown Derby was released to theaters. The short film starred Margie Gay as Alice, and was the 39th comedy produced. As evidenced by the title, the short features another horse race, with Julius trying to win against a cheating Pete who uses a mechanical horse.

November 29

November 29, 1926 – The Alice Comedy Alice’s Spanish Guitar is Released to Theaters

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On November 29, 1926, the Alice Comedy Alice’s Spanish Guitar was released to theaters. It starred Margie Gay as Alice, and was the 38th Alice Comedy produced. Originally considered a lost Alice short, a rare nitrate stock copy of it was found in 1998, and was subsequently restored. It was then shown at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy. In the short, Alice is a guitar-playing senorita, who is captured by villain Pete and rescued by her faithful sidekick, Julius.

October 18

October 18, 1926 – The Alice Comedy Alice the Fire Fighter is Released to Theaters

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On October 18, 1926, the Alice Comedy Alice the Fire Fighter was released to theaters. It was the 35th Alice Comedy produced, and starred Margie Gay as Alice.

The fire bell sounds as a large fire ravages a hotel downtown. Inside the fire station, the fire fighters are sound asleep, until the bell quickly gets them moving in droves. Everyone sets off, while the hotel is evacuated quickly, and Alice heads to the scene as the fire chief. The crew arrives in comedic fashion to find one person stuck at the top of the hotel. They are able to rescue those that are stuck, but find another problem with putting out the fire, as the hose isn’t long enough. Julius gets exhausted trying to put out the fire by the bucketful, and there is another person stuck in the burning building. Two firefighters attempt to catch him with a trampoline, but they miss. Alice hears the cry of another woman stuck on the top floor, but she is rescued by a fire fighter that falls in love with her.