Best Animation Movies of 1939


Peace on Earth

7.4/10 IMDB

Two baby squirrels ask grandpa to explain what "men" are when he comes in singing "peace on earth, goodwill to men". Grandpa tells the story of man's last war. This classic animation short was an Academy Award Best Short Subject, Cartoons nominee.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1939-12-09

Gulliver's Travels

6.7/10 IMDB

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol.

Starring: Lanny Ross, Sam Parker, Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer, Cal Howard, Tedd Pierce, Livonia Warren, Jessica Dragonette ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1939-11-10

The Little Goldfish

6.6/10 IMDB

A goldfish dreams of living in the ocean, and ends up getting there after being accidentally washed down the drain, then finds that it’s too scary.

Starring: Jeanne Dunne, Cora Hunter Parks, Alberta Perkins, Anna Mae Fritz ..
Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1939-04-15
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : The Autograph Hound

The Autograph Hound

7.2/10 IMDB

While trying to collect autographs at a Hollywood studio, Donald meets a number of movie stars, and runs afoul of a security guard.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, Sara Berner ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1939-09-01
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : The Hockey Champ

The Hockey Champ

7.1/10 IMDB

Donald shows his nephews the moves that won him his hockey trophy. But the boys have a few moves of their own.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1939-04-28

Jeepers Creepers

6.8/10 IMDB

Police officer Porky is called to investigate strange noises at a house that might be haunted. Before he arrives, we tour the house and hear some evil-sounding cackles, which, it turns out, are coming from a radio one that a ghost was listening to. The ghost then sings the title song while getting ready for a night of haunting, just as Porky arrives. The ghost invites him in with a woman's voice, then disappears. Porky comes in and gets spooked by some flapping curtains. When he comes back in, the ghost puts a couple frogs into a pair of shoes and sets them loose; they collect a hatrack and a curtain, forming a sort of black ghost that ultimately scares Porky upstairs right into the arms of the ghost.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1939-09-23
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : The Practical Pig

The Practical Pig

7.0/10 IMDB

After his two brothers are captured, the third little pig invents a machine to capture the big bad wolf.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Mary Moder, Dorothy Compton, Tommy Wiggins, Tom Buchanan, Ralph Hansell, Dick Holland, Leone LeDoux, Pinto Colvig, Tracie Freese ..
Directed by: Dick Rickard
Release date: 1939-02-24
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Wise Quacks

Wise Quacks

6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. (and Mrs.!) Daffy Duck are expecting four ducklings; Daffy plays the nervous father, and Porky drops by to offer congratulations. Soon, a bald eagle hijacks the runt of the litter, and Daffy gives chase (despite the fact he's been celebrating the birth a little too much).

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bob Clampett ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1939-08-04

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

6.4/10 IMDB

An MGM cartoon adaptation of the classic fairy tale featuring Hugh Harman's Bear Family.

Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1939-07-15
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Thugs with Dirty Mugs

Thugs with Dirty Mugs

7.1/10 IMDB

Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their endless sight gags). Finally, they get help from an unlikely source: the guy in the front of the theatre who sat through the picture before. They capture Killer, and he gets a long sentence, which he has to write on the blackboard 1,000 times.

Starring: Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, John Deering ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1939-05-06

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