1926-1927 1927-1928 1928-1929 1929-1930 1930-1931 1931-1932 1932-1933 1933-1934 1934-1935 1935-1936 1936-1937 1937-1938 1938-1939
6 Big Boy Comedies (2rl) 8 Big Boy Comedies (2rl) 8 Big Boy Comedies (2rl) 6 Coronet Comedies (2rl) 6 Gayety Comedies (2rl) 6 Bill Cunningham Sports Reviews (1rl) 9 Andy Clyde Comedies (2rl) 7 Andy Clyde Comedies (2rl) 4 Bing Crosby Shorts (2rl) 8 Coronet Comedies (2rl) 43 Comedies (2rl) 36 Comedies (2rl) 2 Song and Comedy Hits (1rl)
6 Billy Dooley Comedies (2rl) 26 Cameo Comedies (1rl) 26 Cameo Comedies (1rl) 6 Jack White Comedies (2rl) 6 Ideal Comedies (2rl) 13 Cameo Comedies (1rl) 6 Baby Burlesks (1rl) 2 As a Dog Thinks (1rl) 8 Coronet Comedies (2rl) 3 Frolics of Youth (2rl) 12 Song and Comedy Hits (1rl) 10 Song and Comedy Hits (1rl)
8 Bobby Vernon Comedies (2rl) 6 Charley Bowers Comedies (2rl) 6 Dorothy Devore Comedies (2rl) 104 Kinograms (1rl) 6 Lloyd Hamilton Comedies (2rl) 6 Cannibals of the Deep (1rl) 13 Battle for Life (1rl) 3 Baby Burlesks (1rl) 6 Frolics of Youth (2rl) 2 Mirthquake Comedies (2rl) 27 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl) 28 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl)
24 Cameo Comedies (1rl) 12 Curiosities (1rl) 8 Ideal Comedies (2rl) 12 Lloyd Hamilton Comedies (2rl) 12 Lyman H. Howe's Hodge-Podge (1rl) 8 Clyde-Sennett Comedies (2rl) 13 Bray's Naturgraph (1rl) 5 Battle for Life (1rl) 8 Marriage Wows (2rl) 5 Musical Comedies (2rl) 11 Treasure Chests (1rl) 10 Treasure Chests (1rl)
10 Christie Comedies (2rl) 6 Dorothy Devore Comedies (2rl) 104 Kinograms (1rl) 4 Lupino Lane Comedies (2rl) 12 Mack Sennett Brevities (1rl) 6 Ideal Comedies (2rl) 6 Broadway Gossip (1rl) 5 Coronet Comedies (2rl) 12 Musical Comedies (2rl) 10 Song and Comedy Hits (1rl)
12 Curiosities (1rl) 26 Felix the Cat Cartoons (1rl) 8 Lupino Lane Comedies (2rl) 12 Lyman H. Howe's Hodge-Podge (1rl) 26 Mack Sennett Comedies (2rl) 6 Lyman H. Howe's Hodge-Podge (1rl) 6 Camera Adventures (1rl) 5 Frolics of Youth (2rl) 10 Song Hit Stories (1rl) 11 Star Personality Comedies (2rl)
26 Felix the Cat Cartoons (1rl) 8 Hamilton Comedies (2rl) 12 Lyman H. Howe's Hodge-Podge (1rl) 8 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 8 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 12 Mack Sennett Brevities (1rl) 6 Do You Remember? (1rl) 6 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 12 Star Personality Comedies (2rl) 26 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl)
6 Jimmie Adams Comedies (2rl) 2 Hampton Color Pictures (2rl) 16 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 30 Mack Sennett Comedies (2rl) 26 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl) 12 Mack Sennett Comedies (2rl) 6 Gleason's Sport Featurettes (2rl) 3 Moran and Mack Comedies (2rl) 26 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl) 11 Treasure Chests (1rl)
104 Kinograms (1rl) 104 Kinograms (1rl) 12 Our World Today (1rl) 6 Tuxedo Comedies (2rl) 6 Tuxedo Comedies (2rl) 6 Mack Sennett Featurettes (2rl) 6 Great Hokum Mysteries (2rl) 3 Musical Comedies (2x2rl; 1x3rl) 10 Treasure Chests (1rl) 6 Tuxedo Comedies (2rl)
26 Life Cartoon Comedies (1rl) 8 Larry Semon Comedies (2rl) 6 Russ Farrell Aviator Series (2rl) 6 Vanity Comedies (2rl) 6 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 6 Ideal Comedies (2rl) 6 Romantic Journeys (1rl) 6 Young Romance (2rl) 3 Young Romance (2rl)
8 Lloyd Hamilton Comedies (2rl) 8 Lupino Lane Comedies (2rl) 6 Tuxedo Comedies (2rl) 26 William J. Burns Detective Mysteries (1rl) 13 Romantic Journeys (1rl) 6 Kendall de Vally Operalogues (2rl) 5 Song Hit Stories (1rl) 1 Special (Wings Over Mt. Everest, 2rl)
6 Lupino Lane Comedies (2rl) 12 Lyman H. Howe's Hodge-Podge (1rl) 26 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl) 14 Lyman H. Howe's Hodge-Podge (1rl) 5 Star Comedy Specials (2rl)
12 Lyman H. Howe's Hodge-Podge (1rl) 2 McCall Color Fashions (2rl) 6 Torchy Comedies (2rl) 9 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 26 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl)
18 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 16 Mermaid Comedies (2rl) 8 Vanity Comedies (2rl) 6 Moran and Mack Comedies (2rl) 6 Tom Howard Comedies (2rl)
12 Robert C. Bruce Scenic Novelties (1rl) 13 Outdoor Sketches by Robert Bruce (1rl) 6 Spirit of the Campus (1rl) 9 Treasure Chests (1rl)
6 Romance Productions (2rl) 6 Tuxedo Comedies (2rl) 26 Terry-Toon Cartoons (1rl)
6 Tuxedo Comedies (2rl) 1 Special (Carter De Haven Character Study, 1rl) 6 Tom Howard Comedies (1rl)
8 Torchy Comedies (2rl)
8 Vanity Comedies (2rl)
1 Special (Krakatoa, 3rl)


Few companies were as emblematic of slapstick’s sound-era decline as Educational Pictures. Founded in 1915 by real-estate man Earle W. Hammons, Educational grew over the course of the silent era to become the short-subject industry’s leading independent producer-distributor. At its most successful, in 1927, the company’s distribution network extended to some 13,500 theaters, and its output featured some of the era’s most noted comedy producers – Jack White, Al Christie, even Mack Sennett, who switched distribution from Pathé to Educational in 1928 – along with top-flight comedians like Lloyd Hamilton, Lupino Lane, Dorothy Devore, and Larry Semon. Yet, within a few years of its transition to sound, in late 1928, the company’s reputation had sunk. As an independent, Educational was hit particularly hard by the major studios’ move into short subjects, which cost the company many contracts with major-owned theater chains. Educational eventually entered into a distribution deal with Fox in 1933, but this proved less the company’s salvation than a delayed death-blow: five years later, Fox executives decided to cut two-reelers from distribution and dissolved its relation with Educational. Hammons’s company did not survive the decade.