Best Animation Movies of 1927
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.