Best Animation Movies of 1926
Scents and Nonsense
It's a fairly straightforward piece in which Krazy gets involved with a dance contest, a bear, a skunk and a pawnbroker.
Julius the cat is skating on a pond when he espies a young lady break through the ice. He saves her, only to realize she's not particularly attractive, and so throws her back. Meanwhile, a kitten orphan is left in a basket by the side of the pond; Julius discovers it and takes it skating with him, afterward taking it home to Alice. They name him Oscar, and Julius tries to give the brat a bath. He then feeds Oscar and teaches him some table manners.
Mutt has been appointed the judge at a dog show. He persuades Jeff to dress in a dog costume and they will split the prize money.
Felix the Cat Shatters the Sheik
Felix lands a job as a mascot for an umbrella salesman, and travels to the Arabian desert. They have a hard time selling umbrellas in the desert, until Felix makes a deal with a bird concerning a cloud above a convention of desert sheiks.
Alice Charms the Fish
Alice and Julius go fishing where Alice charms the fish ashore with a tune from her flute.
Private eyes Mutt and Jeff are on the trail of the ghostly shape-shifting criminal, the Phantom.
Alice Cuts the Ice
Julius tries to elope with Alice's maid. Alice gets ahold of a policeman and they give pursuit.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the Boys Are Marching
“Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the Boys Are Marching” features a song that dates back to the Civil War, one which was still familiar to audiences of the 1920s. The cartoon begins as Koko the Clown emerges from an inkwell-- an iconic image for animation buffs --and then steps over to a chalkboard to draw an orchestra. The band, “Koko's Glee Club,” marches to a nearby cinema (accompanied by a dog who beats cymbals with his tail) where they lead the audience in the title song. (IMDb)
Alice's Monkey Business
Alice and Julius, while out hunting big game, find themselves brought before the court of the Lion King.
Alice's Mysterious Mystery
A mouse and his boss pose as dogcatchers and grab a schoolhouse full of dogs; they use several other ruses to round up dogs for, as we discover, a sausage factory. Alice and Julius are on the trail soon after the first caper, but it takes them a while to catch up with the bad guys. They do, and Julius tricks the big boss into getting clobbered by the sausage guy, then turns the dogs loose on him.