Best Animation Movies of 1923



5.6/10 IMDB

In this one, Farmer Al Falfa and Henry the Cat go down to beach, where Al is singularly unsuccessful in impressing the pretty young ladies.

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1923-06-16

The Fable of the Jolly Rounders

5.6/10 IMDB

An Aesop's Fables cartoon about a hippo who had a few too many to drink, resulting in his wife kicking him out of the house. To win her back, the hippo conjures up a plan to make her jealous.

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1923-04-28
Best Animation Movies of 1923 : Bed Time

Bed Time

6.7/10 IMDB

First, Max, in his pyjamas, gets back up and draws an isolated mountain area and puts Koko on top of a steep mountain. "That will keep you busy for the night," says the real-life somewhat nasty cartoonist to his subject. The cartoon really gets wild from that point with guest appearances from Mutt and Jeff, and other "stars" of the day as Koko experiences one adventure after another from the "Cave Of The Winds" to Goliath chasing him all over.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1923-03-01
Best Animation Movies of 1923 : Felix in Hollywood

Felix in Hollywood

6.5/10 IMDB

A starving actor, reduced to trying his luck in the movies, travels to Hollywood. His cat, Felix, poses as a travel bag and comes along.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1923-07-15
Best Animation Movies of 1923 : Alice's Wonderland

Alice's Wonderland

6.5/10 IMDB

Instead of Wonderland, Alice visits the Walt Disney animation room.

Starring: Virginia Davis, Walt Disney, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Ub Iwerks, Margaret Davis ..
Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1923-01-01

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

6.7/10 IMDB

"The Einstein Theory of Relativity" is the short version (587 m) of the lost American long version (1219 m) of Hanns Walter Kornblum's original German feature "Die Grundlagen der Einsteinschen Relativitäts-Theorie" from 1922 that is also lost.

Directed by: Garrett Putnam Serviss, Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1923-02-08
Best Animation Movies of 1923 : Felix in Fairyland

Felix in Fairyland

6.3/10 IMDB

Felix is reading a book about Fairyland, and decides that it must be a wonderful place to be. Suddenly he hears a cry for help, and finds a fly stuck on a piece of flypaper. He rescues the insect, only to have it turn into a beautiful fairy princess who, in gratitude for his help, grants him one wish. He wishes he were in Fairyland, and is immediately transported there.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1923-08-01
Best Animation Movies of 1923 : Pathé Review: Monsters of the Past

Pathé Review: Monsters of the Past

4.9/10 IMDB

Sculptress Virginia May is seen making a clay model of a tyrannosaurus rex, which is animated using stop motion, and then fights a stop-motion triceratops. Although Miss May's only known relationship with the movies is this particular short, her contemporary, Willis O'Brien and his student Ray Harryhausen certainly made the field a lively one until computer animation caught up in the 1990s -- and arguably their artistry is still unsurpassed. (IMDb)

Starring: Virginia May ..
Release date: 1923-05-04

Felix Gets Broadcasted

5.8/10 IMDB

Felix spots a fisherman on his way to his fishing spot, and figures he can follow the guy and grab a quick lunch by stealing his catch. Although he successfully nabs a few fish, the angler catches on and finally captures Felix. To get his revenge, he sends Felix through the telephone wires ("broadcasted") to Egypt, and Felix finds out that the Egyptians don't want him there, either.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1923-06-14
Best Animation Movies of 1923 : Felix Goes A-Hunting

Felix Goes A-Hunting

5.8/10 IMDB

A wife throws her husband out of the house, telling him not to return unless he brings her a fur coat. Deciding that the only way he'll get one is to make his own, he grabs his rifle and goes hunting. All his efforts fail, though, until he meets Felix, who offers to help him shoot rabbits, and impresses the man with his marksmanship skills. However, it turns out that shooting the rabbits isn't quite as easy as they thought it would be.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1923-12-14

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