Best Animation Movies of 1922
Felix Comes Back
Felix goes after a butcher's sausages and captures them, but the butcher catches him and sends him to the Arctic to get rid of him.
Max and Koko The Clown bet who can blow the biggest soap bubble.
Max helps the Inkwell Clown prepare for a family reunion.
The Original Movie
A writer sells his masterpiece to a film company. It gets butchered horribly in the process of getting made into a movie.
Felix Turns the Tide
Felix the Cat becomes a soldier when the rats declare war on the cats.
Tommy Tucker's Tooth
Tommy Tucker's Tooth is a live-action short film by Walt Disney at his short-lived Laugh-O-Grams studio in Kansas City from 1922. The film was one of two commissioned by Kansas City Dentist Thomas B. McCrum. It earned the Laugh-O-Gram studio $500.
Felix Saves the Day
Boys playing back alley baseball improbably hold their afternoon game at the Polo Grounds. Felix the Cat takes action when his favored team seems poised to lose.
Jack and the Beanstalk
A Disney Laugh-O-Grams short.
Puss in Boots
A boy falls for a princess, his cat for hers. But her father does not like the idea of a commoner marrying a noblewoman and kicks him out. After seeing a Rudolpho Valensino movie at the local theater his cat has the idea that he could try impressing the king as bullfighter, to win his daughters hand. Bullfighting is relatively easy, when you can hypnotize the bull, but why does his cat need new boots ?
Jack the Giant Killer
Jack is trying to impress Susie with his ambition to visit the Land of the Giants. She watches as he demonstrates the strength with which he will conquer the giant. Then we see the cat and dog loading up the boat.
Cinderella, the "ash girl," is kept in menial labor by her two wicked stepsisters. Meanwhile the handsome prince of the territory is out hunting bears. His father invites everyone in the country to a ball, and a fairy godmother appears to help Cinderella attend in style. The prince falls for her, but she runs away as her fairy godmother's deadline of midnight arrives. The prince finds her lost slipper and searches the territory for its rightful owner, hoping to live happily ever after when he finds her.
The Four Musicians of Bremen
Four animal musicians consisting of a Horse, Cat, Dog, & Rooster set out on their own quest to try to find some fame by playing their own music. Unfortunitly every where they go, trouble always occurs whether they are being chased by town folk, a sword fish, or being attacked by an army.
Little Red Riding Hood
Mother is making donuts: She throws up a circle of dough, and a cat shoots a hole in it. Later, he fishes them out of the oil with a fishing line; he eats one, and loses all 9 lives. Mother puts together a basket for Red to take to granny. Red uses her cart, which is pushed by her little dog; the cart gets a flat tire, and she inflates a donut to replace it. A wolf (a human lothario) drives by in a flivver, and dashes off to grandma's house, where he finds a note saying she's gone to the movies. He shrinks his car and stashes it in his pocket, then waits for Red, who stopped to watch a dancing flower. Red arrives, and they go into the house, where he attempts to have his way with her. The dog rushes off and gets help from an airplane pilot, who uses a skyhook to remove the house and, ultimately, lift the wolf in his car and drop him in the lake. Written by Jon Reeves
Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
Goldie Locks and the Three Bears was a 1922 Laugh-O-Gram film directed by Walt Disney. The film was based on the fairy tale by Robert Southey.
Two of a Trade
A bird awakens to his alarm clock and takes a bath. A cat stalks him for a bit, then goes to bother the old farmer. The farmer is going fishing, and has no time for him, though. The man jumps in his boat, but the cat follows him to harass him.
Koko the Clown is antagonized by flying insects.
The Clown (yet to be named KoKo) provokes Max, suggesting that he would win handily in a fight if they were the same size. Max obliges, drawing a cartoon version of himself to step into the ring and settle the matter once and for all.
The jobless Clown (yet to be named KoKo) doesn’t get to share in Max’s earnings. But he does more than a good day’s work when he catches a burglary on film with some fine camera work of his own.
Felix in Love
While serenading Kitty, Felix is knocked off the fence by a lamp that is thrown at him. It turns out to be a magic lamp, and when the genie of the lamp appears and grants Felix a wish, he decides to make a trip to Africa, which he believes will make Kitty love him even more.
The Inkwell Clown and his three partners rehearse their parts in a show while en route to the theatre in Max's car.
Felix in the Swim
A grateful mouse promises Felix "if there's anything I can do for you, just call on me" after Felix lets him go from a mousetrap. Felix then goes over to Willie Brown's house, whistles for the kid to come down from his bedroom and go "to the 'ole swimming hole" but Willie's mom spots him and tells the boy to go back inside and "practise his piano lessons."
Felix Gets Revenge
Felix strikes up a friendship with a small boy, but the boy's father won't let him keep Felix as a pet. Every time Felix tries to sneak into the house, the father throws him out, finally chasing him out with a shotgun. To get his revenge, Felix plants some very old cheese in the house, then waits for all the mice to smell it and swarm into the house.
The Fox and the Grapes
An early Aesop's Fable from Paul Terry and Commonwealth Pictures
A Visit from St. Nicholas
This 1922 film adaptation marks the 100th anniversary of the author’s composition. It was first presented on December 16th 1922 by the Film Mutual Benefit Corporation, an organization for producing motion pictures for the benefit of charity. One-halg of the proceeds was turned over to the America Committee for Devastated France, Inc., and one-half to the Maternity Centre Association of New York. Authentic details of the costumes in the picture are said to have been furnished be the descendants of Dr, Moore living in New York. With the aid of old portraits John Woodford and Marie Olivette were able to appear as veracious reincarnations of Dr. and Mrs. Moore. This 94 year old obscurity, rescued from near oblivion, is supported by an inviting score of such musical miniatures as Pan & The Wood Goblins, Dance of the Icicles, and Entr’acte Gavotte from Minon. The new title cards are complimented by the illustration of the first publication of Moore’s timeless treasure.
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
The animals are out enjoying sports in the wintry landscape. The little sheep girl -- who looks like a goat to me -- wants to join them instead of learning to play the harp. So off she goes, whereupon a wolf sees a sheepskin hung up, dons it and abducts her.
The Villain in Disguise
This is a tale of a cat who eludes a street cop to prey on some mice in a house.
A birthday celebration with Max Fleischer's Inkwell Clown.
Koko fights with his shadow while under hypnosis.
A slapstick comedy short with Lige Conley.
Felix at the Fair
Felix goes to the county fair and falls for Marie, the dancing cat.
Felix All at Sea
Felix is picked up by a rum-running ship.
Felix Finds a Way
Felix tries to help run a farm.
Felix on the Trail
Felix vs. Kentucky bootleggers.
Felix Gets Left
Felix fends for himself.