Best Animation Movies of 1927
Directed by Oskar Fischinger.
Oswald plays a cop who woos a nurse who wanders into the park. Pete then gets Oswald drunk and woos the nurse wearing Oswald's stolen uniform.
Felix the Cat Dines and Pines
A hungry Felix fails at trying to catch a mouse, a chicken and a jumping bean, so decides to eat a shoe, which gives him weird and scary hallucinations.
Ko-Ko the Kop
Part of the 'Inkwell Imps' series.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit runs a trolley but finds the job is more trouble than its worth in his debut short.
The Christmas celebration of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Alice and her friends decide to go to the park and have a picnic. Everything is going well until a gang of rats steals their food. Alice and her friends decide to go after the rats and get their food back.
The Ocean Hop
Oswald the Rabbit enters an airplane race with a makeshift aircraft and ends up riding a dachshund lifted into the air by balloons. Meanwhile, his peg-legged rival tries to cheat his way to victory.
The Banker's Daughter
Oswald is fired from his job as a limousine driver for flirting with the boss' daughter. But when the boss' bank is robbed by Pete, it's Oswald to the rescue!
Alice's Channel Swim
Julius and Pete have a contest to swim across the English Channel, with Alice as the referee.
Alice the Beach Nut
Alice visits the beach where Julius is working as a lifeguard. Suddenly an emergency arises and Julius must rescue a drowning swimmer.
Alice's Medicine Show
Alice and Julius are in a traveling medicine show, and part of their job is to sell patent medicine to audiences.
Alice Foils the Pirates
Julius discovers that Alice has been captured by Pete and held prisoner on his pirate ship. He sets out to rescue Alice.
Oswald's country is at war, like many other volunters he joins the army and finds himself soon in the trenches. A short battle leaves him wounded, but at least in the field hospital where his girlfriend is working.
Alice in the Alps
Alice and Julius go ice-skating in the Swiss Alps, and later go on a mountain-climbing expedition with Pete.
Alice's Knaughty Knight
Pete, dressed in a suit of armor, steals away the female that Julius is after. So Julius devises his own suit of armor, made mostly out of junk, to win her back.
Alice's Three Bad Eggs
Alice and Julius have to hold their western fort against The Three Bad Eggs and a band of marauding Indians.
Alice in the Klondike
Julius and Alice go prospecting for gold in the Klondike and strike it rich. However, they have to protect their claim against Pete, who wants to take it for himself.
The Mechanical Cow
Oswald wakes up grumpy and takes it out on his alarm clock, afterward trying his best to wake up the mechanical cow sleeping in the bed beside him, with limited success. They finally do get going, sailing around the barnyard offering milk to denizens of the farm. When kidnappers arrive and takes Oswald's girlfriend away, he and the cow set off to rescue her.
Alice at the Carnival
Alice and Julius visit a carnival where they ride the rides and take in the sideshow.
Now You're Talking
Bell Telephone instructional film shows how - and how not - to treat your upright desk telephone set. Don't wiggle the hook excessively, don't tangle the cord, keep away from water, etc.
Uncle Tom's Crabbin'
A Yeti in the snow. Felix with knapsack journeying through the snow. He arrives amongst sunny fields of sunflowers. Uncle Tom is playing the banjo and his child is dancing. Felix joins in. The music wakes an angry man (dressed like a ring master). He uses his whip to break the banjo and threaten uncle Tom. Mammy is cooking pancakes. Felix turns her frying pan into a banjo using his whiskers as strings. The family dance again. The angry man chases them and Felix turns the banjo into a unicycle to escape.
Alice the Collegiate
Alice gets a job teaching football at a local college, where the star quarterback is none other than Julius.
Alice in the Big League
Alice attempts to umpire a big league baseball game where the animals begin to take exception to her bad calls.
Oswald takes a job as a lifeguard to keep an eye on Miss Rabbit, who in turn stages a boating accident hoping Oswald will come to save her.
Alice's Auto Race
Alice, Julius and Peter enter a road race. Pete, of course, tries to cheat by pulling such stunts as switching road signs, but Julius is on to Pete's tricks.
Oswald's sweetheart is stolen by a schoolyard bully, so he has to fight him during recess to win her back.
The Non-Stop Fright
Felix goes to Timbuctoo to win 50,000 buckaroos. Little does he know, his DIY airplane is about to be hi-jacked by terrorist fish. He finds a way out though, as usual. He also undresses an elephant in order to produce a balloon to escape from the hungry Timbuctoo residents. Again, an elephant.
Alice the Whaler
Alice is dancing aboard her ship with a veritable zoo of a crew. Meanwhile, in the galley, the chef (a cat) is preparing food while his assistant, a mouse, is peeling potatoes. When the chef complains that they need eggs, the mouse is enlisted to retrieve them from the crow's nest. The birds there give him a rough time, but he's eventually able to capture one and strong-arm three eggs out of it. When he returns, though, he finds the chef now wants some milk, and so he's off to find the ship's goat, with similar comedic results.
Alice's Circus Daze
Alice and Julius are getting ready for their big performance at the circus while many of the other acts are being showcased. They are acrobats, with Julius balancing on a tightrope holding several stacked chairs, and Alice sitting atop the topmost chair. When Julius lights a cigar he accidentally throws the match onto the rope, burning it and sending them clattering to the ground.
Ko-Ko Plays Pool
Max Fleischer and brother David are playing pool when Ko-ko and Fitz force their way out of the ink bottle. They want to play pool too, so Max obligingly draws a table for their use.
Krazy Kat fills in at a stork nursery for babies.
Ko Ko Explores
Koko and Fitz are sitting around bored while Max writes the day's scenario. When one of the cannibals he is writing about steals Max' head, it's up to our intrepid hero to rescue the boss, who doesn't know how to do things without his top.
Felix the Cat Switches Witches
On Halloween, Felix is both victim and victor in mischievous and bizarre jokes. A feline witch promises Felix a romance to lure him into a trap.
Ko-Ko the Knight
When a beautiful princess escapes from the ink bottle, only to be captured by a villainous knave, Max draws a stove which he has Ko-Ko use as armor, inflates Fitz into a destrier and sends them off in a deed of daring-do.
Koko in 1999
This Out of the Inkwell cartoon features the Fleischer Studios continuing character, Ko-Ko, seeming to draw himself, and to battle with the environment created for him. It speaks to the self-referentiality of early animation, and to the creation of characters who are made to rebel against their makers.
Koko and Fitz want to play, but Max is working on his newest invention -- he actually was an inventor and held patents on rotoscoping -- so he stuffs them in a safe with his convertible cane/umbrella. When they start pushing buttons, things start to happen.
Ko-Ko Hops Off
Koko the clown and his dog attempt a round-the-world flight.
Ko-Ko the Kid
Koko the Clown seeks the Fountain of Youth.
When Snow Flies
A group of anthropomorphic animals are having fun in the snow, and steal Farmer Al Falfa's door. After fighting with his water pump and later his hand, Al Falfa wakes up from a drunken dream and has trouble getting inside his house. The animals invite the farmer to have fun with them.
Felix the Cat, Jack of All Trades
A Felix the Cat cartoon from Otto Messmer.
Daze and Knights
Felix winds up walking into a picture and dealing with various armored knights.
It's snowing and the thermometer is dropping well below freezing. Felix is cold. In his house a statue puts on a blanket, an alarm clock puts gloves on its hands, and a man in a painting puts on a hat and scarf. Another cat is shivering in the bath - the water has turned to an ice block. There's no wood for the stove. Felix tries to cut a tree trunk but it turns out to be an elephants trunk.
From the Fleischer Brothers, creators of Betty Boop, comes this "Screen Song." Screen Songs were early sound shorts designed for patrons to sing along with in the cinema.
Inklings, Issue Unknown
Series of animated vignettes linked by a disembodied hand which appears to be drawing the illustrations.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
An early animated Song Car-Tune from the Fleischer Studios.
In Wildest Africa
Snap and his dog hunt wild animals in Africa
The Moon Special
Snap takes a rocket to the moon where he encounters unknown species.
Walt Disney Treasures: Oswald The Lucky Rabbit
1920s Fragments and Wax Experiments
Never-released early experiments, animation drawings and tests from Oskar Fishcinger