Best Animation Movies of 1928

1.

Steamboat Willie

4.6
7.5/10 IMDB

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1928-11-18
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Ko-Ko's Haunted House
2.

Ko-Ko's Haunted House

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

A friend of KoKo's animator draws a haunted house, and KoKo and his dog Fitz go inside. There, they encounter frightening hallways where every door leads to a new spook.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1928-04-28
3.

KoKo's Earth Control

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Ko-Ko the Clown and his dog Fitz walk into a building where levers that control various aspects of the Earth are located. After Fitz presses a particular lever, the world goes topsy-turvy and out-of-control. Note that this cartoon contains strobe flashing.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1928-03-31
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : There It Is
4.

There It Is

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley MacNeesha and his assistant MacGregor are sent across the ocean to investigate.

Starring: Charles R. Bowers, Kathryn McGuire, Melbourne MacDowell, Buster Brodie, Blue Washington, Mack Davis ..
Directed by: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller
Release date: 1928-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Ride 'Em Plow Boy
5.

Ride 'Em Plow Boy

3.0
8.1/10 IMDB

In a foreshadowing of what was to become a staple of the Mickey shorts, Oswald manages his farm along to a musical beat.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-04-15
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Hungry Hoboes
6.

Hungry Hoboes

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Oswald and his friend and nemesis Peg-Leg Pete are hobos riding on a train and playing checkers when hilarity ensues

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-05-13
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Neck 'n' Neck
7.

Neck 'n' Neck

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Oswald takes Miss Rabbit out for a ride in his jalopy and soon finds himself in a race with a chasing police car.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-01-23
8.

Hot Dogs

2.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Oswald sneaks away from school in order to visit a circus sideshow, and is chased through the circus by the police.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-08-20
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Oh, What a Knight
9.

Oh, What a Knight

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Oswald is riding along on his horse having a merry old time when the two of them fall down a hill, right up to a castle. Oswald whistles for the princess, who blows him a kiss as she appears on a balcony. He reaches her by lassoing the balcony and tying the other end of the rope to his horse's tail, using it as a tightrope. A rival knight suddenly appears and Oswald falls off the balcony, startled. He manages to climb back up and the two fight for the princess.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-05-27
10.

The Ol' Swimmin' Hole

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A pastoral outing as Oswald and his friends take in the delights on a swimming hole.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-02-06
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Woos Whoopee
11.

Woos Whoopee

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

One of Otto Messmer's most unusual Felix cartoons. It portrays Felix as an inebriated feline being chased by all kinds of demons only to be welcomed by the greatest demon of all, the angry wife.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1928-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Africa Before Dark
12.

Africa Before Dark

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Oswald goes big game hunting in Africa.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-02-28
13.

Comicalamities

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Comicalamities' starts with a hand drawing an incomplete Felix the cat. Felix is not satisfied with the result so he goes to a man who can fix him (finish his body and give him his black color).

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1928-04-01
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : The Gallopin' Gaucho
14.

The Gallopin' Gaucho

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Mickey rides up to a cantina and does a tango with Minnie. When a big cat steals her away, Mickey gives chase, riding a drunken ostrich. At the hideout, Mickey has a swordfight with the cat.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1928-12-30
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Poor Papa
15.

Poor Papa

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Oswald gets a visit from the stork ... again and again and again. He has to resort to a variety of strategies to stop the continual flow of babies.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-08-05
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Sleigh Bells
16.

Sleigh Bells

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Oswald plays the hockey champ, but gets distracted and flirts with a beautiful snow bunny.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-07-27
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Sky Scrappers
17.

Sky Scrappers

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

'Sky Scrappers' finds three characters -- Oswald, a Big Pete-style bully and a Minnie-ish female character -- all engaged in knockabout humour on a building site.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-06-10
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Harem Scarem
18.

Harem Scarem

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A lost animated short centered on Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's disadventures in the Moroccan desert. Some drawings survived and were put together in an animated clip.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-01-09
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Bright Lights
19.

Bright Lights

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Oswald would like to see Mlle. Zulu the Shimmy Queen but he's short on cash. Seeing the more stately gentlemen being admitted without tickets, he tries to fool the bouncer into thinking he's important by puffing up his chest and striding in. It doesn't work, and he's forced to try a second plan, sneaking in under another patron's shadow. He gets caught and spends his time being chased by the bouncer throughout the theater.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-03-05
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Ozzie of the Mounted
20.

Ozzie of the Mounted

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, goes in pursuit of Peg-Leg Pete.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-04-29
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Rival Romeos
21.

Rival Romeos

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Oswald is off to see his sweetheart when he is passed by a rival in a faster car. He takes the lead, though, when both drivers encounter a mud puddle; Oswald isn't afraid to get a little dirty, while his competitor is. Oswald arrives and serenades his love, hampered by the animals in the yard. The rival shows up and they fight over the girl, during which time she slips away with a third suitor.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-03-18
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : High Up
22.

High Up

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Cartoon

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-07-23
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Tall Timber
23.

Tall Timber

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, Walt Disney's earlier character, before going on to create Mickey Mouse. Here he is canoeing in the wilderness.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-07-08
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Sagebrush Sadie
24.

Sagebrush Sadie

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Oswald plays a cowboy who must rescue Sadie from a runaway stagecoach and Pegleg Pete.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-04-01
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : The Fox Chase
25.

The Fox Chase

2.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Oswald is with his mates in a fox hunt, but he finds his horse is stubborn and won't let him ride at first. Meanwhile, the sly fox outwits the dogs and riders in pursuit at every turn.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1928-06-24
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Dinner Time
26.

Dinner Time

2.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Dinner Time is noted as the first sound cartoon short made after Warner Bros.' success with The Jazz Singer and produced even before Walt Disney's first sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie (though released after).

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1928-10-13
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : The Fresh Lobster
27.

The Fresh Lobster

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A man has a surreal nightmare after snacking too late.

Starring: Billy Bletcher ..
Release date: 1928-01-01
28.

Draggin' the Dragon

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Felix the Cat Short

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1928-01-22
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Eskimotive
29.

Eskimotive

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Felix & his friend have fun playing at blowing bubbles. Felix gets inside one and is blown away. The bubble lands on a snowy mountain and turns...

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1928-04-29
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : The Oily Bird
30.

The Oily Bird

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A persnickety chicken steals the master's jewels (by eating them). Framed for the theft, Felix decides to find them himself. Felix takes after the bird and ends up striking oil!

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1928-02-05
31.

Ko-Ko's War Dogs

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

An animated film where Ko-Ko the clown becomes involved in a war.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1928-07-21
32.

Ko-Ko's Catch

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Max is busy with his pretty new secretary and puts Koko and Bimbo on automatic for the day -- he sets a pantograph to draw a world run by slot machines like mechanical banks. However, is the creator in control of his creation, or is it the other way around?

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1928-07-06
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Arabiantics
33.

Arabiantics

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Here we have Felix the Cat in Arabia ... so, roll on the usual Arabian clichés. We get gags involving a flying carpet, a hubble-bubble and a camel.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1928-05-12
34.

Ko-Ko's Courtship

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Koko the Clown and Fitz the dog escape into the live-action world.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1928-12-29
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Goldilocks and the Three Bears
35.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

An early animated version of the classic fairy tale

Release date: 1928-01-01
36.

Static

0.9
4.4/10 IMDB

The animals run a radio station- with mice generating electricity by paw power. An elephant sprays water into the microphone, and it comes out of the farmer's radio. So do a mule's kicking feet, enraging Al Falfa and leading to a frenzied chase around the farm.

Release date: 1928-08-04
37.

The Land of Wooden Soldiers

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Chip and his dinosaur wander over to a fort, where they watch wooden soldiers march in formation. Chip wants to enter the fort, but the guards won't allow his dinosaur in, so the dinosaur transforms into a small ball of clay. After entering the fort, a much angrier dinosaur breaks through the brick wall and attacks the guards. Later, trying bayonets and cannon against the creature, the soldiers run for their lives. Chip's dinosaur regains his original shape, and the two dinosaurs battle it out.

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-01
38.

Mush On

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Snap travels with his dog to the North Pole where they encounter a polar bear

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-01
39.

Down in Mexico

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

One of the rarest of the "Kinex" Studio shorts.

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-01
40.

Amstel Beer

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Short Dutch animation film.

Directed by: George Debels
Release date: 1928-01-01
41.

The Land of Whiz

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Chip the Wooden Man in the Land of Whiz

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-02
42.

The Milky Way

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The first in the Daffy Doings in Doodlebugville series from Kinex. From 1928. Stop-motion bug milkman delivers milk and flirts.

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-01
43.

The Banker's Daughter

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A Doodlebug Romance - Mr. Banker bug does not approve of his daughter's beau until he saves the day and the money in a robbery. Silent stop-motion from 1928.

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Farmyard Follies
44.

Farmyard Follies

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon.

Directed by: Walter Lantz, Rollin Hamilton
Release date: 1928-12-24
45.

Doodlebug Elopment

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Mr. Bug and his girl elope after Dad tries to enforce curfew. Part of the Daffy Doings in Doodlebugville series from 1928.

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-01
46.

The Land of Whiz

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The film follows Chip’s battle with a bird-character who eats the Centipede pulling his wagon, then onto a wizard giving Chip a Dinosaur to ride into the next episode!

Directed by: John Burton
Release date: 1928-01-02
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Shadows!
47.

Shadows!

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A Sammy and Sausage cartoon.

Starring: Joe Noble ..
Directed by: Joe Noble
Release date: 1928-06-20
Best Animation Movies of 1928 : Mississippi Mud
48.

Mississippi Mud

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This is the first Oswald cartoon to be directed by Walter Lantz who would later produce the Oswald shorts after George Winkler and Charles Mintz (the producers) were fired.

Directed by: Walter Lantz
Release date: 1928-09-17

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