Best Animation Movies of 1940

1.

Fantasia

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Walt Disney's timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.

Starring: Deems Taylor, Walt Disney, Julietta Novis, Leopold Stokowski, Bela Lugosi ..
Directed by: Samuel Armstrong, James Algar, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1940-11-13
2.

Pinocchio

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket.

Starring: Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub, Clarence Nash, Evelyn Venable, Walter Catlett, Mel Blanc, Charles Judels, Frankie Darro, Don Brodie ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1940-02-23
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : You Ought to Be in Pictures
3.

You Ought to Be in Pictures

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Leon Schlesinger, Henry Binder, Gerry Chiniquy, Robert Clampett, Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese, Fred Jones ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1940-05-18
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : A Wild Hare
4.

A Wild Hare

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

While hunting rabbits, Elmer Fudd comes across Bugs Bunny who tricks and harasses the hunter.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1940-07-27
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Puss Gets the Boot
5.

Puss Gets the Boot

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Jasper is given an ultimatum by his master: break one more thing and you're out. Rodent Jerry does his best to make sure that his tormentor "gets the boot".

Starring: Lillian Randolph, June Foray, Thea Vidale, Harry Lang, William Hanna ..
Directed by: Rudolf Ising, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1940-02-10
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Mr. Duck Steps Out
6.

Mr. Duck Steps Out

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Donald visits the house of his new love interest for their first known date. At first Daisy acts shy and has her back turned to her visitor. But Donald soon notices her tailfeathers taking the form of a hand and signaling for him to come closer. But their time alone is soon interrupted by Huey, Dewey and Louie who have followed their uncle and clearly compete with him for the attention of Daisy. Uncle and nephews take turns dancing the jitterbug with her while trying to get rid of each other. In their final effort the three younger Ducks feed their uncle maize in the process of becoming popcorn. The process is completed within Donald himself who continues to move wildly around the house while maintaining the appearance of dancing. The short ends with an impressed Daisy showering her new lover with kisses

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1940-06-07
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip
7.

Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Mickey is heading out on vacation from Burbank to Pomona, taking the train. The conductor, Pete, won't let him on with Pluto, so he hides Pluto in his suitcase, and tries to hide him all throughout the trip without much luck. But Pete wins when Pluto is hooked by a mail hook. Or does he?

Starring: Walt Disney, Lee Millar, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1940-11-01
8.

The Constable

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Gabby is constable in the village, and the mayor is on his case to catch pig thieves.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1940-11-14
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Tugboat Mickey
9.

Tugboat Mickey

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Mickey is performing routine maintenance on his tugboat (with interference from a pelican) when a call comes on the radio that there's a sinking ship needing assistance. Sadly, Mickey's crew consists of Donald and Goofy, so getting underway to help is not easy. Goofy has to fight a boiler's door to get it stoked with coal (and when he succeeds, he overfills it) and Donald gets tangled up in the machinery. Not to mention that nobody casts off, so they drag half the dock along with them. The overworked boiler soon explodes.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1940-04-26
Best Animation Movies of 1940 : Donald's Dog Laundry
10.

Donald's Dog Laundry

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

With a rubber bone as a lure, Donald Duck tries to entice Pluto to try his mechanical dog washer. When the bone gives Pluto trouble, Donald tries a toy cat as a lure only to unexpectedly fall into the washer himself, get scrubbed and then hung out on the line to dry.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Lee Millar ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1940-04-05

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