As we move toward the first several Silly Symphonies in our countdown (the much-anticipated Ub Iwerks-Carl Stalling efforts), we should pause and marvel at the unbridled merriment of shorts like Arctic Antics. Like several of these early shorts, there is absolutely no plot whatsoever, just animals (in this case, polar bears, seals, walruses, and penguins) cavorting in ways that approach realism and then veer off into wonderfully surreal anthropomorphism.

One week from the day this posts, pre-orders will begin for The Silly Symphony Collection at the D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim. Every single soundtrack has been restored and remastered on an astounding 16-record box set (yes, it’s vinyl). Stay tuned to the Silly Symphony site for details on how to order it online.