Any motion picture that is short enough in running time not to be considered a feature film.- Short film
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A serial film, film serial (or just serial), movie serial, or chapter play, is a motion picture form popular during the first half of the 20th century, consisting of a series of short subjects exhibited in consecutive order at one theater, generally advancing weekly, until the series is completed.
Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach's Rascals) is an American series of comedy short films chronicling a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures.
Narrative film with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole presentation in a commercial entertainment program.
The term feature film originally referred to the main, full-length film in a cinema program that also included a short film and often a newsreel.
Method in which figures are manipulated to appear as moving images.
An animated cartoon is an animated film, usually a short film, featuring an exaggerated visual style.
The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1922 until 1970, best remembered for their 190 short subject films by Columbia Pictures.
Motion picture industry phenomenon in which theatres would exhibit two films for the price of one, supplanting an earlier format in which one feature film and various short subject reels would be shown.
An animated cartoon short subject
American film and television producer, director, and screenwriter, who was the founder of the namesake Hal Roach Studios.
Upon coming into an inheritance, he began producing short film comedies in 1915 with his friend Harold Lloyd, who portrayed a character known as Lonesome Luke.
Tom and Jerry is an American animated media franchise and series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
Low-budget commercial motion picture.
With the widespread arrival of sound film in American theaters in 1929, many independent exhibitors began dropping the then-dominant presentation model, which involved live acts and a broad variety of shorts before a single featured film.
In the American film industry, a featurette is a kind of film that is shorter than a full-length feature, but longer than a short film.