Best Animation Movies of 1930

1.

King of Jazz

3.3
6.7/10 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 : Grand Uproar
2.

Grand Uproar

3.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Bimbo sings a funny take-off of "Gay Caballero" and the comedy construction is adequate to the situation.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-10-03
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Sky Scraping
3.

Sky Scraping

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A Dave Fleischer's Talkartoon Sound Cartoon Featuring Bimbo.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-10-31
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Swing You Sinners!
4.

Swing You Sinners!

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Bimbo is seen late at night trying to steal a chicken. He runs away from a policeman and enters a haunted cemetery. Various ghosts and monsters harass him and tell him that he will be punished for his sin before he is chased into a cave

Starring: Billy Murray ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-09-23
5.

Farm Foolery

2.9
4.2/10 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 : The Fire Fighters
6.

The Fire Fighters

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Mickey and others are firemen; they slide down an ostrich's neck when the alarm sounds. A squealing cat whose tail Mickey pulls acts as the siren. The nearest hydrant isn't working too well, so Horace Horsecollar takes drinks from a pond and uses that water to put out the fire. Minnie is trapped on an upper floor; Mickey climbs the neighboring building fire escape and uses a clothesline to cross to Minnie's building.

Starring: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1930-07-24
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Mysterious Mose
7.

Mysterious Mose

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Betty Boop (with dog's ears) can't sleep on a scary night, so she sings the title song and meets the gentleman in question...a surreal version of Bimbo.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-12-26
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Wise Flies
8.

Wise Flies

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

A hillbilly sleeps; atop his bald head, flies have constructed a playground. Other flies ski-jump off his nose...

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-07-17
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Up To Mars
9.

Up To Mars

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

In this one, Bimbo is playing fireworks in an abandoned yard except for a mouse (who suspiciously looks like Mickey in one close-up scene) who laughs derisively at him.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-11-21
Best Animation Movies of 1930 : Playful Pan
10.

Playful Pan

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

The mythological satyr plays some tunes on his pipes and gets various flora and fauna dancing to them. Two clouds also dance; they bump into each other, causing lightning strikes that start a forest fire. The animals rush to escape the fire. Finally, an animal comes to tell Pan of the fire; he rushes to it, and gets it to dance to his tune, right into the lake.

Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1930-12-27

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