See Bendy (disambiguation) for other related uses.

The opening scene of the cartoons before the title card.

The series of Bendy's cartoons are a rubberhose animation show initially created by the crew members of the American animation company Joey Drew Studios in New York, NY, first debuting as early as 1929 since the studio's establishment. The show ran before the discontinuation, revealed in Bendy and the Ink Machine. The show was presented in its film process Sillyvision,[1] and as seen from numerous posters and currently six published animated shorts, the show currently reveals to contain 32 theatrical shorts shown so far to the public knowledge.

The show featured every known character so far - Bendy, Boris the Wolf, Alice Angel, and the Butcher Gang members (Barley, Charley, and Edgar). Minor characters include the skeleton character, a snowman, and a cookie. According to Susie Campbell, there are other characters that were not seen, including "talking chairs" and "dancing chickens".[2]

The following list were written and directed by Joey Drew, with music composed by Sammy Lawrence. The early cartoons were done by the animator Henry Stein from 1929 to 1930, and it is uncertain who took over his place.

List of Cartoons

1929

Title Date Notes
Little Devil Darlin' 1929 First appearance of Bendy.
Sheep Songs! 1929 First appearance of Boris the Wolf.
Tombstone Picnic October 1929 First appearance of the skeleton character. Although the first part of the short exists, the other half was lost.
The cartoon is adapted as a first animated video released on August 11, 2017, and re-released on January 7, 2019.

1931-1937

Title Date Notes
Haunted Hijinx October 1931 Released as a mini short.
The cartoon is adapted as a second animated video released on October 31, 2017, and re-released on January 21, 2019.
Cookie Cookin December 1931 First and (possibly) only appearance of the gingerbread man.
The cartoon is adapted as a fourth animated video released on December 24, 2018.
Hellfire Fighter 1933 The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter, and later adapted as a sixth animated video released on March 5, 2019.
Sent From Above 1933 First appearance of Alice Angel. The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Snow Sillies December 1934 First appearance of Mr. Snowman. Released as a mini short from the studio's heyday.
The cartoon is adapted as a third animated video released on December 24, 2017.
The Butcher Gang 1935 First appearance of the Butcher Gang. The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Tasty Trio Troubles 1935 Released as the studio's beloved classic.
The cartoon is adapted as a fifth animated video released on February 10, 2019 for the Bendy franchise's 2nd anniversary.
Nightmare Faire 1937 The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.

Unknown Date

Title Date Notes
Cheap Seats Early-mid 1930s Adapted as a seventh animated video released on December 17, 2019.
Hell's Kitchen Early 1930s The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
The Dancing Demon Unknown Re-released in the early 1940s with a half of cartoons for World War II bonds. The cartoon's clip was found in the game files of Bendy and the Ink Machine.
Train Trouble Unknown Released as a promotion for Heavenly Toys merchandise. The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Hell in a Hand Basket Unknown First cartoon to be produced as a bigger animation. The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Siren Serenade Unknown First cartoon to never feature Bendy or Boris. The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Showbiz Bendy Unknown TBA
The Devil's Treasure Unknown The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Demonic Tonic Unknown The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Rosemary's Babysitter Unknown First appearance of Rosemary. The cartoon's clip was first seen in the fifth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter.
Construction Corruption Early 1940s Made as a sponsorship for Gent.
Floating Demon Unknown First appearance of the shark antagonist.
All Washed Up Unknown TBA
The Horror House Unknown TBA
Black Sheep Unknown TBA
Close Call Unknown TBA
Fishin' Flummox Unknown TBA
Mining My Own Business Unknown TBA
The Ghost Demon Unknown TBA
Tree of Doom Unknown TBA
As Above so Below Unknown TBA

Trivia

  • The posters for the fourth Bendy and the Ink Machine chapter of the fanart contest weren't added to the game due to content-lock. They are still considered as canon.
  • A lot (if not all) of the 1929-1930s cartoons are re-released in the early 1940s as propaganda for promoting war bonds during World War II.[3]
  • A part of each Bendy cartoon appears in Chapter 5: The Last Reel of Bendy and the Ink Machine, in the throne room, except for "Little Devil Darlin'", "The Dancing Demon", "Showbiz Bendy", "Floating Demon", "All Washed Up", "The Horror House", "Construction Corruption", "Black Sheep", "Tombstone Picnic", "Haunted Hijinx", "Snow Sillies", "Cookie Cookin", and "Tasty Trio Troubles".
  • In Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 5, the "The End" reel, Ink Bendy's weakness, was never meant to be a theatrical cartoon. When played, it merely displays a "the end" title card.

References

  1. "Correct! 'Sillyvision' is the film process, not the studio. ;)" - Bookpast, October 17, 2017. Twitter.
  2. "These past few weeks I have voiced everything from talking chairs to dancing chickens. But this is the first character I have really felt a connection with. Like she's as a part of me." - Susie Campbell, Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 2 - The Old Song
  3. "Another oldie "The Dancing Demon" was recently re-released (along with many other of our of our classics) in concert with the US government in an effort to raise sales on war bonds." - Joey Drew Studios Employee Handbook


Cartoons
General cartoons Little Devil Darlin'The Dancing DemonSheep Songs!Train TroubleSent From AboveHell in a Hand BasketSiren SerenadeHell's KitchenThe Butcher GangNightmare FaireThe Devil's TreasureDemonic TonicRosemary's BabysitterShowbiz BendyConstruction CorruptionBacon Soup AdCowboy BendyMiscellaneous cartoons
Animated shorts Tombstone PicnicHaunted HijinxSnow SilliesCookie CookinTasty Trio TroublesHellfire FighterCheap Seats
Noncanonical shorts The Original SampleBendy VS Cuphead
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