Best Animation Movies of 1940

1.

Wimmin Is a Myskery

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

When Popeye tells Olive Oyl that he will propose to her the next morning, she has a dream that their four boys will run roughshod over their house.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1940-06-06
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Prehistoric Porky
2.

Prehistoric Porky

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Caveman Porky awakens and plays with his pet Rover, a massive dinosaur. After Rover's playfulness causes a disruption to the prehistoric peace and quiet, Porky's copy of "Expire" magazine arrives in the mail, filled with ads for fashionable new bearskins. Porky decides to go out and get himself a new suit, and sets off with his trusty club.

Starring: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Thurl Ravenscroft, Kent Rogers, The Sportsmen Quartet ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1940-10-11
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Stealin Ain't Honest
3.

Stealin Ain't Honest

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Olive has a secret treasure map, but while she's showing it to Popeye, Bluto photographs it and gets there first.

Starring: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Tedd Pierce ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1940-03-22
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Nurse-Mates
4.

Nurse-Mates

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

The boys show up simultaneously to take Olive to the movies. She needs to visit the hairdresser first, and tells the boys to take care of Swee'Pea: bath, dress him, and nap. Of course, with these two, nothing is simple.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1940-06-19
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : The Bear's Tale
5.

The Bear's Tale

2.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The Three Bears meets Little Red Riding Hood, told in the style of Tex Avery.

Starring: Tex Avery, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce, Bernice Hansen ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1940-04-13
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Doing Impossikible Stunts
6.

Doing Impossikible Stunts

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Mystery Pictures is looking for a stunt man. Swee'pea tags along with Popeye, but he sends the tot home. Popeye shows clips of his stunts to the director, who is impressed; when he goes to put on the last reel, Swee'pea, who snuck back in, hands him Lost and Foundry (1937), which features Swee'pea saving the day. The director signs Swee'pea.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Margie Hines ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1940-08-02
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Fightin Pals
7.

Fightin Pals

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Bluto sails off to Darkest Africa for exploration. Popeye, who stayed behind, hears a radio report that Bluto is lost and sets sail himself (on a raft). He manages to land right by a trail left by Bluto, and after fighting a few animals along the way, finds himself, exhausted and dehydrated, in Darkest Africa, within sight of Bluto. We see why Bluto has not been heard of: he has a bevy of native beauties attending to his every need.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1940-07-11
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : The Egg Collector
8.

The Egg Collector

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Sniffles the mouse and his friend the Bookworm decide to take up egg collecting, setting their eyes upon a big barn owl egg. But the big barn owl isn't so hot on the idea.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Margaret Hill-Talbot, Gay Seabrook ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1940-07-19
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : The Homeless Flea
9.

The Homeless Flea

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A flea settles into a new dog.

Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1940-10-12
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Pilgrim Porky
10.

Pilgrim Porky

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

The Pilgrims, led by captain Porky Pig, set sail from Plymouth for America. We get a series of ocean sailing blackout gags, including a running bit between our narrator and the cook, looking for a fish suitable for dinner, a singing trio interrupted by seasickness, flying fish (in airplanes). Then, The Rains Came. A collision with an iceberg is narrowly averted. Land is sighted. The pilgrims are welcomed by Chief Sitting Bull.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce, Thurl Ravenscroft, The Sportsmen Quartet ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1940-03-15

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