Best Animation Movies of 1921

1.

Invisible Ink

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Koko The Clown continually interrupts an animator, who turns his attention to trapping the clown.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1921-12-03
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet
2.

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

After eating a rarebit, a man falls asleep and dreams his wife adopts a mysterious animal with an insatiable appetite. The pet eats its milk, the house cat, the house's furnishings, rat poison, and passing vehicles, including airplanes and a blimp, while growing larger and larger. This cartoon is part of a Dream trilogy animated by Winsor McCay in 1921. (CBGP)

Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1921-09-26
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House
3.

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

After eating a rarebit at a party, a woman has a strange dream in which her husband converts their home into a flying machine to escape having to pay the exorbitant interest on the mortgage, on a flight that takes them around the world and to the moon.

Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1921-09-24
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Modeling
4.

Modeling

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A man with a huge hooked nose enters the Fleischer studios to have his bust sculpted. Meanwhile, across the studio, Max is animating Koko. When he's called over to consult on the too-accurate bust, Koko gets mischievous and creates his own drawings. He then escapes and crawls inside the clay bust, eventually wriggling off like an inchworm. He gets into a fight with the man being modelled, both of them flinging wads of clay.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1921-10-08
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Opus II
5.

Opus II

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

An abstract animation from Walter Ruttmann.

Directed by: Walter Ruttmann
Release date: 1921-12-31
6.

The Centaurs

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A female centaur enters a clearing in the woods and picks flowers. She is met by a male centaur and the two romance each other. They then seek parental consent for their union. Surviving footage of a now lost film.

Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1921-09-25
7.

Lyman H. Howe's Famous Ride on a Runaway Train

2.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A runaway train speeds down the track.

Directed by: Lyman H. Howe
Release date: 1921-05-29
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: Bug Vaudeville
8.

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: Bug Vaudeville

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

After eating a cheesecake given to him by a kind-hearted lady, a hobo goes to sleep and has a bizarre dream in which insects are putting on a vaudeville show for him, with a grasshopper juggling an ant, a dancing daddy long-legs, etc.

Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1921-09-25
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Gertie on Tour
9.

Gertie on Tour

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Windsor McCay's partially lost follow-up to his tremendouly successful Gertie the Dinosaur. Gertie has been brought into the modern world. Continually perplexed by her new surroundings, she begins to explore the new sights. But when she sleeps, she dreams of the way it used to be, in the days when the world was full of dinosaurs like herself.

Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1921-09-25
10.

Kansas City's Spring Clean-up

2.3
4.8/10 IMDB

First properly animated film produced by Laugh-O-Gram Studio, as part of demo reel. Part of the Newman Laugh-O-Grams Series.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1921-03-20
11.

Kapten Grogg skall fiska

2.3
4.6/10 IMDB

Captain Grogg falls into the sea but gets saved in the last second.

Directed by: Victor Bergdahl
Release date: 1921-09-01
12.

Flip's Circus

2.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Flip is balancing his hat on his face while leaning forwards and backwards. He eventually falls face forward. Flip opens the tent flap to reveal a lot of large animals behind him. A large animal creature-I have no idea what it is-comes out and starts to interact with Flip. Flip keeps hitting him. Flip puts his head in the animal's mouth. At one point, the animal swallows him as we see moving bumps on the stomach. He then spits him back out!

Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1921-09-25
13.

Newman Laugh-O-Grams

2.1
4.5/10 IMDB

Still cartoons and animation in a newsreel format.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1921-12-19
14.

Cleaning Up!!?

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

First film produced by Laugh-O-Gram Studio, as part of demo reel. This film is not really animated, it just consists of Walt drawing a single frame. Part of the Newman Laugh-O-Grams Series.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1921-03-20
15.

Did You Ever Take a Ride Over Kansas City Street 'In a Fliver'

2.0
4.5/10 IMDB

This film is not really animated, it just consists of Walt drawing a single frame. Part of the Newman Laugh-O-Grams Series.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1921-03-20
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Kansas City Girls Are Rolling Their Own Now
16.

Kansas City Girls Are Rolling Their Own Now

2.0
4.4/10 IMDB

This film is not really animated, it just consists of Walt drawing a single frame. Part of the Newman Laugh-O-Grams Series.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1921-03-20
17.

Felix the Gay Dog

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Felix goes to a burlesque show.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1921-02-06
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : The Automobile Ride
18.

The Automobile Ride

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Max draws Koko on the drawing board. He then receives a call and leaves. Koko leaves after but not before taking some money from Max's wallet that he left behind. Max arrives to his date then comes back to his office to get his wallet. After recovering it, he drives with his date to get twelve gallons of gas. Koko arrives just as the pump is going and mischievously takes the hose from the car as the hose falls to the ground unknowingly to anyone else. Just as the wasted twelve gallons are up, Koko puts it back in the car before Max retrieves it! He gets his wallet and finds his money gone so he excuses himself.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1921-06-19
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Bobby Bumps in Hunting and Fishing
19.

Bobby Bumps in Hunting and Fishing

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

A little boy and his beloved puppy find themselves in and out of mischief, this time hunting and fishing where they're not allowed.

Directed by: Earl Hurd
Release date: 1921-08-21
20.

Running a Cinema

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

A comical satire of a cinema program and operation.

Directed by: Dudley Buxton
Release date: 1921-01-01
21.

Bobby Bumps in Their Master's Voice

1.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Bobby Bumps and Fido call up their creator Earl Hurd on the telephone and get invited over for the day.

Starring: Earl Hurd ..
Directed by: Earl Hurd
Release date: 1921-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1921 : Joys And Glooms
22.

Joys And Glooms

1.1
4.5/10 IMDB

Animated cartoon: Husband and wife getting ready to go out.

Directed by: John C. Terry
Release date: 1921-12-22
23.

Felix The Cat: The Hypnotist

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

After becoming hypnotised Felix decides to try hypnotism himself. After he is successful a couple of times he decides to hypnotise his wife. The plan backfires and Felix is kicked out of his house again.

Release date: 1921-04-13
24.

Down on the Farm

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Cartoon short.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1921-02-13
25.

Free Lunch

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Felix discovers there's no such thing as a free lunch.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1921-04-17
26.

Felix Goes on Strike

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Felix pickets his owner's house.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1921-05-15
27.

Felix Out of Luck

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Felix tries to commit suicide.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1921-06-05
28.

The Love Punch

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Felix learns to fight.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1921-07-03
29.

Felix Left at Home

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Felix tries to catch a fish without getting wet.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1921-07-17

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