Best Animation Movies of 1917
The Portrait of Captain Grogg
An artist receives the visit of Grogg, an animated captain, to draw his portrait
Colonel Heeza Liar on the Jump
Colonel Heeza Liar is a character a bit like Baron Munchausen. Many wild things occur to him in the cartoons and they are meant to be silly entertainment. Here, he gets into a fight with a kangaroo. On the verge of death, he's saved by a quack doctor--who gives him a transfusion of donkey blood! And, as a result, there is a funny lingering after-effect.
Farmer Al Falfa's Wayward Pup
Farmer Al Falfa's pipe is stolen, smoked and buried by his frisky dog Fido. Some frantic chases ensue, with the farmer after Fido and Fido after various ducks and hens. The pooch's climactic battle with a fierce rooster leads to "fowl play."
Bobby Bumps, Surf Rider
The world's first animated surf movie
A Trip to the Moon
Happy speaks with someone in the park and takes a trip to the moon on a rocket that looks like the front half of a current racing car, where he is made king of the moon. A ballerina does a shimmy and Our Hero winds up back in the park being accosted by a cop. The inference is that he has fallen asleep and dreamed the entire trip.
Bobby Bumps, Office Boy
Bobby works at his father's office; there is some question of payment, however.