Best Animation Movies of 1939

1.

Hello How Am I

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Olive invites Popeye over for a hamburger dinner. His roommate Wimpy hears this and disguises himself as Popeye. Wimpy fast-talks himself into the dinner, but eventually falls victim to spinach.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, William Henning
Release date: 1939-07-14
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Small Fry
2.

Small Fry

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Junior wants to be a Big Fry, but learns the hard way that he just isn't ready for smoking in the pool room when he should be in the school room.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1939-04-21
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Wotta Nitemare
3.

Wotta Nitemare

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Popeye is having a dream: Bluto takes Olive on a picnic. And even though it's Popeye's dream, Bluto still has the upper hand until spinach time. Popeye finds himself sleepwalking and otherwise acting out the dream.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1939-05-19
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Polar Pals
4.

Polar Pals

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Porky Pig inhabits an igloo in the Arctic, where he beds with a covering a several live, furry polar bears, bathes in a shower whose water instantly freezes into long icicles, and dances in the ice and snow with the native fauna. When a greedy fur trapper named I. Killem arrives to threaten Porky's walrus, bear, and seal friends, Porky acts to repel the trapper by firing a musket which spits out buckshot and explosives. Killem flees in what he thinks is a kayak but is actually a whale.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1939-06-02
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Never Sock a Baby
5.

Never Sock a Baby

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Popeye spanks Swee'pea and sends him to bed without supper. He wrestles with his conscience over this, while Swee'pea packs a bundle and runs away from home. They apparently live in the wilderness, since Swee'pea crosses a rope bridge that collapses, narrowly misses a landslide, and is soon on a narrow mountain path. Popeye finds him and rescues him from a waterfall but his spinach can is empty. Fortunately, this was all a bad dream from Popeye's conscience.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1939-11-03
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Sniffles and the Bookworm
6.

Sniffles and the Bookworm

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Literary characters come to life late at night in a bookshop, serenading Sniffles the mouse with swing music until the Frankenstein monster intrudes.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Margaret Hill-Talbot, Cliff Nazarro, Gay Seabrook, The Sportsmen Quartet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1939-12-01
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Stars and Stripes
7.

Stars and Stripes

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

An abstract animation by Norman McLaren, who was born in Scotland in 1914. His interest in filmmaking began early in life after he became acquainted with works by the great Russian filmmakers Eisenstein and Pudovkin and the German animator Oskar Fischinger.

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1939-11-13
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : No. 1: A Strange Dream
8.

No. 1: A Strange Dream

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Hand-painted 35 mm stock photographed in 16 mm, color, silent, 2:20 or 5 min. Initially intended to be screened with and synchronized to Dizzy Gillespie's Manteca or Guarachi Guaro. "...the history of the geologic period reduced to orgasm length."

Directed by: Harry Smith
Release date: 1939-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : Mama's New Hat
9.

Mama's New Hat

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

The boys buy mama a new hat for Mother's Day, but on the way home fall in the mud and ruin it. They swap the bad hat with one that a nearby horse is wearing and head home.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Martha Wentworth ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1939-02-10
Best Animation Movies of 1939 : It's the Natural Thing to Do
10.

It's the Natural Thing to Do

2.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Popeye's fan club sends a telegram asking them to tone down the violence and act civilized. So everyone dresses up and acts formal - for a while, at least.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1939-07-30

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