I'm looking for theatrical shorts that "played it straight" with their stories. I consider myself fairly up to date with recent trends, so much of what I'm looking at would be pre 1980s stuff. Most of the shorts in the Golden Age were pretty much Looney Tunes, Harvey Toons type "funnies", aside from Fleischer Superman which I'm quite familiar with already. Anyway, looking for recommendations and references. It would also help if you noted if they are out on R1 DVD or not. I'm not a big Disney expert and they may have made some "serious" shorts that I might not know of, so anyone more informed can tell me more if possible. I should also stress that I'm not really looking for anything particularly "avant-garde", so plotless animated shorts about, say, cubes turning into circles isn't what I'm asking for.