Best Animation Movies of 1929

1.

The Skeleton Dance

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-08-29
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Haunted House
2.

The Haunted House

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Mickey seeks shelter from a storm in a house that turns out to be haunted. The skeletons command him to play the organ; they dance and play along.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-12-02
3.

Plane Crazy

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Inspired by Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1929-03-17
4.

Race Riot

3.3
5.4/10 IMDB

For his initial Lantz entry, Oswald enters his horse in the race as he tries to get him in shape doing exercises with the accompaniment of a pianist.

Directed by: Walter Lantz
Release date: 1929-09-01
5.

Ko-Ko's Hot Ink

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Drawn with steaming ink, Koko and Fitz try to cool off.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-03-09
6.

Hurdy Gurdy

2.9
4.6/10 IMDB

Pete is a organ grinder, until Oswald spits out his gum and Pete's monkey gets tangled in the gum. Pete then uses Oswald as the monkey..

Directed by: Walter Lantz
Release date: 1929-11-23
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure
7.

Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Eveready Horton and his behemoth penis venture through the country in search of the penetrable.

Directed by: E. Hardon
Release date: 1929-04-29
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Hell's Bells
8.

Hell's Bells

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus.

Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1929-10-29
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Yanky Clippers
9.

Yanky Clippers

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A puppy is forced into a barber shop run by Oswald the Rabbit. Oswald can't shave the dog's back at first, as the hair keeps growing back. He eventually realizes the mutt's drinking hair tonic and so he takes the bottle away and finishes the job. A hippo's next in line, then an elephant, then a truculent and lascivious bear, all with equally humorous results.

Directed by: Walter Lantz, Tom Palmer
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Tusalava
10.

Tusalava

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

With the screen split asymmetrically, one part in positive, the other negative, the film documents the evolution of simple celled organic forms into chains of cells then more complex images from tribal cultures and contemporary modernist concepts. The images react, interpenetrate, perhaps attack, absorb and separate, until a final symbiosis (or redemption?) is achieved.

Directed by: Len Lye
Release date: 1929-12-01
11.

A Lad and His Lamp

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Another Van Beuren's mouse cartoon variation of Aladdin's lamp, with a soundtrack added in the late 1940s.

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1929-03-10
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Mickey's Choo-Choo
12.

Mickey's Choo-Choo

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Mickey is a railroad engineer with an anthropomorphic locomotive. He feeds the train (coal), then feeds his dog, then makes lunch for himself. Minnie drops by and plays a tune on her fiddle while Mickey dances. After lunch, the train has trouble climbing a hill, and the last car with Minnie aboard detaches and runs away.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-09-30
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Barn Dance
13.

The Barn Dance

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Mickey and Putrid Pete vie to take Minnie Mouse to a barn dance. Mickey gets the upper hand when Pete's car falls apart and continues to hold his own by using a balloon to give his dancing feet some lift. Unfortunately Pete punctures the balloon and wins out over our sobbing

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-03-13
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Barnyard Battle
14.

The Barnyard Battle

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Mickey Mouse joins a mouse army to battle evil cats.

Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1929-04-25
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Opry House
15.

The Opry House

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Mickey runs a small theatre. The orchestra plays, rather badly, excerpts from Carmen. Mickey appears as a snake charmer, but the snake is revealed to be a cat with a snake's head painted on its tail. Mickey does a belly dance, to the audience's delight. Mickey then plays the piano, but the piano and stool, apparently annoyed at the violence and complexity of the piece, kick him off stage.

Directed by: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1929-03-19
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Karnival Kid
16.

The Karnival Kid

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Mickey Mouse is working as a hot dog vendor at a carnival when he meets and quickly falls for Minnie the "Shimmy Dancer". That night, Mickey and a pair of alley cats serenade her by performing the song "Sweet Adeline", much to the dismay of Kat Nipp, who is trying to sleep. The short marks Mickey's first speaking appearance.

Starring: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, George Johnson, Jerry Philips, Billy Bletcher, Jack Mercer, Carl W. Stalling ..
Directed by: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1929-07-30
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : When the Cat's Away
17.

When the Cat's Away

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

While Tom Cat goes away hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and their mouse friends break into his house and perform music. They play various tunes on the piano while the other mice hit household objects in tune to the music.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-05-02
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Jungle Rhythm
18.

Jungle Rhythm

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Mickey's on African safari, riding on an elephant, but his shotgun disintegrates the first time he tries to use it. To sooth the vicious beasts, he plays tunes, sings, and dances, using the various animals and objects around him as instruments.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-11-15
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Springtime
19.

Springtime

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Flowers, insects, and a crow family all dance to a jaunty tune celebrating spring. After a brief storm, grasshoppers, frogs, and spiders cavort to the Dance of the Hours.

Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1929-09-25
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Alpine Antics
20.

Alpine Antics

2.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Oswald and his dog go up the mountains to rescue a pussycat dangling from a ridge.

Directed by: Tom Palmer
Release date: 1929-04-01
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Wild Waves
21.

Wild Waves

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Mickey Mouse is a singing lifeguard. Minnie Mouse is the damsel he must rescue before she is swept out to sea.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1929-08-14
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid
22.

Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Original short that introduced Bosko, never released. Producer-directors Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising showed it to various studio executives as a pilot for the Bosko character.

Starring: Rudolf Ising, Carman Maxwell ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1929-05-01
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Plowboy
23.

The Plowboy

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Mickey flirts with Minnie on the farm, but she spurns him - making him look bad in the eyes of his helper, Horace Horsecollar.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-06-28
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Jazz Fool
24.

The Jazz Fool

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Horace pulls a wagon with a a small pipe organ, with Mickey at the keys; a sign on the side reads "Mickey's Big Road Show." They arrive, and Mickey's suitcase labeled "Jazz Fool" unfolds to a piano, which he plays (and sings about 8 notes). At the end, the piano attacks him. There is no dialogue, aside from the nonsense syllables sung.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-10-14
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Mickey's Follies
25.

Mickey's Follies

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Mickey puts on a show in his barnyard. A short dramatic scene by a chicken and rooster; an operatic ode by Patricia Pig, and then the main attraction: Mickey sings and plays his theme song, then dances to it.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1929-08-28
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : A Close Call
26.

A Close Call

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

The short starts with a mouse playing some bell-like tulips like musical bells....

Directed by: John Foster, Harry Bailey
Release date: 1929-12-21
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Homeless Homer
27.

Homeless Homer

2.2
4.1/10 IMDB

Friz Freleng's second directorial effort -- under his legal name of 'Isadore' and credited as co-director with Rudolf Ising -- is a silent Oswald the Lucky Rabbit effort, made soon after Charles Mintz grabbed the rights to the character and almost all his crew from Walt Disney. Oswald takes in Homer, a small kitten, and attempts to teach him table manners and to give him a bath, but Homer retaliates using a clothesline and a player piano.

Directed by: Rudolf Ising, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1929-01-07
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Merry Dwarfs
28.

The Merry Dwarfs

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

A village of dwarfs dance and play through their day. A blacksmith shoes a centipede, a street-cleaner sweeps, a marching-band strikes up and the townsmen roll out beer barrels.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-12-16
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Finding His Voice
29.

Finding His Voice

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Animated figure Talkie gets a visit from his friend Mutie in search for a job. Talkie takes him to the Western Electric sound lab...

Starring: Carlyle Ellis ..
Directed by: Max Fleischer, F. Lyle Goldman
Release date: 1929-06-21
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : The Fly's Bride
30.

The Fly's Bride

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

The Fly's Bride was produced in 1929, one year following Van Beuren's edict that all cartoons would be produced in sound. The RCA Photophone System is the credited process, and Carl Edouarde is credited with "synchronization." The film continues the long-running silent series of Aesop's Fables ("sugar coated pills of wisdom" as the end titles remarked) that the studio turned out. This entry displays the lively brand of "rubber hose" animation that was common in the early sound era. The story opens as a swarm of white shoe-clad flies cavort in a kitchen (gags include a soft-shoe number danced over spilled salt and a cop fly directing traffic around a piece of flypaper). The story shifts outside as a fly calls his gal on the phone. Here some rare lip-synch is attempted during the dialogue; Van Beuren usually avoided dialogue in the years to come in favor of songs to help the story along.

Directed by: John Foster, Harry Bailey
Release date: 1929-09-28
31.

El Terrible Toreador

2.2
5.6/10 IMDB

A barmaid, a Mexican officer and a terrible toreador form a love triangle, as they dance, skip, kiss, punch and slap to the tune of Bizet's "Carmen." Later, the barmaid cheers her lover, and the officer razzes him, during the big bullfight. The toreador and the bull are not above clowning, but never doubt they are two fearsome opponents striving toward a gruesome climax.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-09-25
32.

Chinatown, My Chinatown

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

In this one, there are two Chinese men on screen. One is eating and the one to the right of him is ironing. The one eating seems to be so dumb as to accidentally swallow a shirt that was just ironed in front of him.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-08-28
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Summertime
33.

Summertime

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

It's summertime and the animals are having fun in the sun while farmer Alfalfa needs refreshments.

Directed by: John Foster
Release date: 1929-10-12
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Noah's Lark
34.

Noah's Lark

2.0
5.0/10 IMDB

Noah seems to have major problems with his animals when they all get restless and leave the ship to go to Coney Island and Luna Park to get away from him.

Starring: Billy Murray, James Stanley ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-10-24
35.

Skating Hounds

1.7
4.4/10 IMDB

A series of animated short subjects created by Paul Terry and actor-turned-writer Howard Estabrook.

Directed by: Mannie Davis, Paul Terry
Release date: 1929-04-27
36.

Wood Choppers

1.6
4.7/10 IMDB

A series of animated short subjects created by Paul Terry and actor-turned-writer Howard Estabrook. Estabrook suggested making a series of cartoons based on Aesop's Fables.

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1929-06-08
37.

Ko-Ko's Reward

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Thanks to Magic Ink, a live-action girl joins Koko in a haunted house.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-02-22
38.

Felix the Cat as Romeeow

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Felix is in love with a fair maiden. When serenading her, his rival spots him and tries anything he can come up with to get his girl back.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : One Good Turn
39.

One Good Turn

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

After singing all night, Felix decides to save a fox from hunters.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1929-04-30
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Ko-Ko's Hypnotism
40.

Ko-Ko's Hypnotism

1.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A live-action amateur hypnotist mesmerizes Ko-Ko the clown and Fitz the dog; but a witch teaches them how to take their revengeā€¦

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-07-13
41.

Ko-Ko's Big Sale

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Koko the Clown and his dog try to become salesmen.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-06-28
42.

Oh, You Beautiful Doll

1.4
5.1/10 IMDB

In this one, a cat is cleaning a store carpet when he gets interrupted by a mouse. After they do a brief tap dance, a lady cat comes in which has the male cat already smitten.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-10-13
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Ko-Ko's Harem Scarem
43.

Ko-Ko's Harem Scarem

1.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Ko-Ko and Fitz emerge from an inkwell into the sultan's harem.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-06-14
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Chemical Ko-Ko
44.

Chemical Ko-Ko

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Koko the Clown tries a mad scientist's formula on various animals.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-07-26
45.

Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet

1.3
4.7/10 IMDB

A band of cartoon animal musicians-- including their long-haired lion conductor -- warm up before going into the title song.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-11-21
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : After the Ball
46.

After the Ball

1.3
4.6/10 IMDB

This one covers the 19th century ballad in a very respectful manner: although the written reprise is gagged up, the song is introduced very respectfully by an unshown Irish tenor and then offered for the audience's singing without any voice-over to lead them.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-06-07
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Land o' Cotton
47.

Land o' Cotton

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Mice sold into slavery and driven to pick cotton by whip-cracking cats plot their escape to freedom.

Directed by: Paul Terry, Frank Moser
Release date: 1929-01-06
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : Barnyard Melody
48.

Barnyard Melody

1.3
4.5/10 IMDB

A cat and mouse nonchalantly dance on roller skates and comically harass Farmer Gray.

Directed by: Mannie Davis, John Foster
Release date: 1929-11-23
Best Animation Movies of 1929 : I've Got Rings on My Fingers
49.

I've Got Rings on My Fingers

1.3
4.5/10 IMDB

In this one, a traffic cop is up in the sky on a platform guiding various planes and birds on their way.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1929-12-06
50.

Night Club

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

A Van Beuren cartoon set in a night club with cabaret musical numbers and a drunken brawl.

Directed by: John Foster, Mannie Davis
Release date: 1929-12-07

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