Best Animation Movies of 1920
One of the "Out of the Inkwell" series of silent short films featuring a combination of live action and hand-drawn animation.
The Clown's Little Brother
Koko the Clown's little brother comes to visit and wreaks havoc in Max Fleischer's studio.
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.
Max Fleischer considers hiring a new cartoonist. While the new guy draws Max's portrait, Koko gets into a fight with a cartoon Chinese stereotype.
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.
If We Lived on the Moon
A Popular Science Monthly film demonstrating how life on the moon would be different than life on Earth.
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 Wrong Track
Jerry's train encounters a cow on the railroad tracks and can't get it to budge.
A Family Affair
Krazy Kat follows Ignatz Mouse and thinks about family as the latter takes his children out on a walk.
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.
Kats Is Kats
The Great Cheese Robbery
Krazy Kat gets falsely arrested for cheese burglaries.
Tale of a Wag
When railroad boss Mr. Givney needs a pesky mosquito exterminated, Jerry is on the job. But Jerry's efforts bug Givney more than the bug.
A Frolic With Felix
Felix the Big Game Hunter
Felix attempts to trap a mouse.
Wrecking a Romeo
Felix and Kitty tangle with a bad cat.
Felix the Food Controller
Felix tries to find food.
Felix the Pinch Hitter
Felix and Willie want to play ball.
Felix and a dog fight over a bone.
A Hungry Hoodoo
Felix hunts for food on Friday the 13th.
The Great Cheese Robbery
Rats steal Felix's cheese.
Felix and the Feed Bag
Felix goes looking for food.
Felix gets a babysitting job.
Felix the Landlord
After being evicted, Felix sets up two tents in the woods and rents them to bears and a stork.
Felix's Fish Story
Frolics at the Circus
Felix Frolics at the Circus is an American animated short film featuring Felix the Cat and released on September 26, 1920.