Best Animation Movies of 1920
The Ouija Board
Max Fleischer draws Koko and a haunted house, while his colleague and the janitor mess around with a Ouija board. When Max goes over to take a look, Koko is haunted by ghosts and inanimate objects, and escapes into the real-world studio.
A False Alarm
Jerry his boss sees some kind of commotion from far away though it's only viewable from above a fence blocking the rest of it. So he and Jerry get a sheriff who when they arrive at the fence suggests a constable who then suggests a cop. In between all those encounters, we see them all take the long walks to various places of which one of those-up a hanging bridge-provides some good humour when they fall down on it a couple of times. When all of the above all gather together, they walk another long distance to the other side of the fence. (IMDB)
Mutt and Jeff: On Strike
On Strike is one of more than 300 animated ‘half-reelers’ produced between 1913 and 1926 starring the popular American comic-strip characters Mutt and Jeff—and is unusual in featuring live-action shots of its creator, Bud Fisher.
The Boxing Kangaroo
The Inkwell Clown battles a boxing kangaroo.
All Aboard for the Moon
An animated interpretation of a rocket voyage to the moon demonstrates the scientific principles at play in theoretical space travel (such as gravity).
The Best Mouse Loses
Boxer Ignatz Mouse bets against himself in a match, then tries to lose the fight on purpose. But Ignatz's wife and Krazy Kat, both unaware of the bet, conspire to make sure Ignatz wins.
A Fitting Gift
A cartoon from the J.R. Bray Studios with Rummy and friend buying a girdle for his wife.
Cheating the Piper
When the New Monia station is overrun with mice, Mr. Givney can only shoot them one at a time, but Jerry uses a flute to lure them out, "Pied Piper of Hamlin" style.
Indoor Sports by Tad
The film begins with an obese woman going to the shoe store and insisting she's a size 3 1/2--though she's obviously much larger. Then, out of the blue, a cat and a stick figure appear and make fun of the woman--making fat jokes and the like.
Santa Claus is Coming
Origin unknown. Circa 1920. Excerpt from a longer short or theatrical holiday trailer. Sold for home use in 16mm 25 foot length. Accompanied here with a Mighty ROXY Wurlitzer.