Best Animation Movies of 1925
Felix All Puzzled
Felix is hungry, but his owner won't feed him until he's finished his crossword puzzle! Only one word left -- a 7-letter "chiefly found in Russia." Felix goes all the way to Russia to find the answer, but he's immediately accused of spying and has to run for his life.
Koko Sees Spooks
Koko the clown encounters supernatural beings.
Animated-live action short. An artist is quietly painting landscapes of the countryside when he wanders into an abandoned house which Dinky tries to fool him into thinking it's haunted.
Felix Gets the Can
Felix the Cat is fishing, but has not caught anything. He goes into a restaurant and tries to steal a fish, but the owner sees him and throws a can at him. Felix looks at the can, which says that Alaska is rich in fish, so Felix treks to the great white north to feed himself.
Alice Plays Cupid
Julius is a lifeguard at the beach, where he meets and falls in love with a beautiful female cat. Alice decides to help out by driving the car when the two decide to elope.
Alice's Egg Plant
Julius, the boss of Alice's chicken farm, has to find a way to deliver 5000 eggs to Sinkem and Soakem when the hens go on strike.
Alice in the Jungle
Alice and Julius the cat are riding an elephant through the jungle. Julius falls and is nearly eaten by crocodiles but manages to escape nevertheless. Meanwhile, two elephant children are having fun at a watering hole and a monkey barber has his barber pole eaten by a hippo, who mistakes it for a candy cane. Julius tries to remedy the latter injustice by starching up a tiger's striped tail and knocking it off, using it as a replacement pole. Alice hunts a lion who proves to be too much for her to handle, but Julius bravely comes to the rescue.
Alice Gets Stung
Julius goes rabbit hunting while Alice goes bear hunting. Alice and her cat learn at their own expense that one shouldn't bother animals, whether those be rabbits or bears.
Alice the Toreador
Alice is in a bullfight where she thinks she will win since she is matched against a peaceful bull. But the tables are turned when her bull is switched with one with a worse temper.
Alice Rattled by Rats
While Alice is away, her cat is guarding the house. He chases one pesky rat inside the house, and shoots a hole in the floor, which he falls through, into a vat of home-brew. With the cat thus away, the rats play, at first dancing and singing, and later playing in the bathtub. The cat eventually sobers up (after he lands in a cactus), and tries to blow up the rats (and house!) with a bomb, but the rats plant the bomb on the cat, who blows up himself, Alice, and several nearby trees.
Alice Solves the Puzzle
Alice and Julius are playing on the seashore when Pete comes around, gets Julius drunk and tries to steal a crossword puzzle from Alice. Julius has to sober up to come to the rescue.
Alice Wins the Derby
Alice, Julius, and one other character are in a combined auto/horse race. Julius gets off to a bad start when his car takes off, without him, in the wrong direction; it takes him a while to get it straightened out. Alice and the bad guy battle a bit for the lead, which Alice takes; they pass a detour, which the bad guy changes the sign for. Julius, taking the bad road, eventually drives up a cliff and, after a mighty struggle at the top, makes it, in third place, to the changeover. Alice and the bad guy ride off on horses; Julius has a wind-up wooden horse. Julius' horse keeps breaking down, eventually losing the back legs (Julius uses an empty thought balloon to hold up the rear). Alice's horse jumps a fence, and won't continue. The bad guy looks like he'll win, but Alice makes a mighty leap and knocks him off to win the race
Alice Chops the Suey
Alice is kidnapped by Chinese Gangsters and brought to Chinatown. Her cat tries (successfully) to rescue her, but then they're hunted by a bunch of angry Chinese Triad members.
Alice Loses Out
A rich garbage magnate (Ima Hogg) is being driven along to a hotel, run by Alice and her cat Julius. The hotel has seen better times, and so the two are thrilled when they see the limousine roll up. Hogg demands a barber and a manicurist, and Julius feels he's up to the job. He does his best to please the grouch, with mixed results.
Alice the Jail Bird
Alice and Julius are riding along on a turtle until they notice someone has left a pie to cool on their third-storey window sill. They swipe it with the aid of the turtle and his elongated neck, but are pursued by a police officer. They try to paddle away across a pond and up a river, but the officer's determined to catch them. He tricks them into his paddy wagon and they end up in prison, where the hijinks continue with a daring jail break.
Alice Cans the Cannibals
Alice and her cat are driving along the coast when they accidentally ride off a cliff and into the ocean. They trick a fish into towing them along until a storm hits and they are swept away to the Cannibal Islands, where they are pursued aggressively by the locals.
Alice Gets Stage Struck
While Alice and her gang are performing "Uncle Tom's Cabin" she is knocked unconscious and dreams she is being chased by Pete across ice floes.
Alice's Tin Pony
Alice and Julius are driving a train, which is carrying a large payroll. Pete the Bear and his gang find out about it and devise a plan to rob the train.
Alice Picks the Champ
It's mayhem in the house as Julius the cat squares off against a pugilistic bear while Alice looks on adoringly.
Ko-Ko on the Run
Ko-Ko competes against a rival clown in a race.
Koko Packs 'Em
Max is moving out of his studio, so Ko-Ko the Inkwell Clown packs up everything in sight (even using a super-charged vacuum cleaner that sucks up the furniture and the moving men).
Ko-Ko the Barber
In this 1925 Out of the Inkwell short, Ko-Ko the Clown becomes a barber. As usual, he eventually escapes the animated world for the "real." He hides in a shaving mug and when Max tries to lather up, he inadvertently blacks up, making literal the implicit minstrelsy of the Ko-Ko series.
Koko in Toyland
In this Christmas season release, Max assembles a toy train track while Ko-Ko the Clown visits a cartoon toyland, playing cops and robbers and rescuing a doll in distress.
Big Chief Koko
When a Native American artist sells a selection of his background drawings and original characters to Fleischer, Koko gives the new arrivals a cold reception.
Koko Trains 'Em
Max Fleischer and his wife or girlfriend have a cute little dog with them at the studio. Max decides to draw the dog but every time he does, the drawing changes into Koko the Clown. Finally, Max decides to give Koko a whip and an assignment: "Here's a dog (of your own) to train," he says.
Dinky Doodle in The Hunt
This short series was created by Walter Lantz while at his Bray Studio, before starting his own studio in 1929.
Felix the Cat Trips Thru Toyland
Felix stumbles upon a world of toys
Eats Are West
Felix the Cat enters the Old West and battles cruel gunmen and savage Indians.
In this silent Mutt and Jeff cartoon, Jeff puts some pep liquid instead of the usual syrup in the sodas that Mutt serves to the customers in the malt shop.
The Cat and the Kit
Felix the Cat is driving to his wedding with a broken headlamp and narrowly avoids a collision. He replaces them with regular lights that soon burn out. When he reaches the church someone else has run off with his bride. He then replaces them with Mazda lights and is able to track down and reclaim his bride.
Koko the Hot Shot
Max creates a penny arcade with a shooting gallery, much to the detriment of Ko-Ko and Fitz the Dog.
Felix Monkeys with Magic
Felix's master, a magician, plays tricks on Felix with magic. Felix tricks him into transforming into a mouse, then knocks him out and steals his book of magic. After practicing some tricks, Felix winds up being transported into a painting, where he fights a lion, a stork and a hippo.
Felix Wins and Loses
Felix steals some sausages
Christmas Seals Ad
Rare theatrical promo for the Christmas Seals charity, showing the busy daily routine of an urban everyman and offering the health wisdom of eight hours of sleep each night.
Bonzo in the Army
Bongo joins the army and discovers that it's all meaningless bureaucracy, when he is asked to assemble a gun.
Felix the Cat Kept On Walking
Felix walks to England.
Felix Rests in Peace
Felix Full o' Fight
Felix goes on a dangerous treasure hunt to prove his bravery.
Inklings, Issue ??
A British reissue of a Fleischer Inklings short with sound narration.
Felix Outwits Cupid
Felix Busts Into Business
Felix works as an animal doctor in Africa.
Bonzolino or – Bonzo Broadcasted
Bonzo is rejected by his sweetheart, a pekinese called Chekee, who is enraptured by her favourite film stars. However, she readily accepts Bonzo after he has been to Hollywood, and returned as the famous actor Bon Chaney. (http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b6be5de33)
Bonzo the Pup goes traeling.
Peter Pan Handled
Little Red Riding Hood
A silent stop-motion version of the famous fairy tale.
Dinky Doodle looks for the beautiful dancer who lost her shoe the previous night.
Booster Bonzo; Or, Bonzo in Gay Paree
George Studdy’s cartoon pup makes the transition to the cinema screen and sets the tone for many a British tourist with his drunken high jinks in Paris.
Koko's Haunted Hat
His superstitions come true as Koko the Clown's hat flies off his head and into a haunted mansion.