Best Animation Movies of 1930

1.

Farm Foolery

2.9
4.6/10 IMDB

The farm animals sing, dance and flirt in this Van Beuren cartoon.

Directed by: John Foster
Release date: 1930-09-13
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Frolicking Fish
2.

Frolicking Fish

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

The title pretty much says it: fish and other marine life dance and frolic to various tunes. An octopus keeps spoiling the fun in various ways.

Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1930-05-08
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : King of Jazz
3.

King of Jazz

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.

Starring: Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent, Slim Summerville, The Rhythm Boys, Kathryn Crawford, Carla Laemmle ..
Directed by: John Murray Anderson
Release date: 1930-04-20
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Dizzy Dishes
4.

Dizzy Dishes

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

The Fleischer's Talkartoon short that debuted the now infamous Betty Boop.

Starring: William 'Billy' Costello, William 'Billy' Costello, Margie Hines, Billy Murray ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-08-08
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Sinkin' in the Bathtub
5.

Sinkin' in the Bathtub

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The film opens with Bosko taking a bath while whistling "Singin' in the Bathtub". A series of gags allows him to play the shower spray like a harp, pull up his pants by tugging his hair, and give the limelight to the bathtub itself which stands on its hind feet to perform a dance.

Starring: Carman Maxwell, Rochelle Hudson ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1930-04-19
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Winter
6.

Winter

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In the last of the Silly Symphonies season cycle, bears hibernate (or try to), raccoons sneeze, moose swim, and pretty much everyone ice skates. Everyone gathers around the groundhog to see what happens.

Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1930-10-30
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Hold Anything
7.

Hold Anything

2.5
5.4/10 IMDB

Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.

Starring: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1930-11-01
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Box Car Blues
8.

Box Car Blues

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.

Starring: Johnny Murray ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1930-12-07
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Fiddling Around
9.

Fiddling Around

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Mickey comes onstage to the applause of an unseen audience and plays various classical tunes on the violin, after some minor mishaps. During a sad song, he is overcome with emotion and has to stop.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1930-03-20
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Congo Jazz
10.

Congo Jazz

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.

Starring: Johnny Murray ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1930-08-07

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