Best Animation Movies of 1941

1.

Dumbo

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with oversized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy -- Timothy the Mouse -- the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, Herman Bing, John McLeish, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Billy Bletcher, Jim Carmichael, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton, Noreen Gammill ..
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Jack Kinney, Samuel Armstrong
Release date: 1941-10-22
Best Animation Movies of 1941 : The Midnight Snack
2.

The Midnight Snack

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Jerry's raiding the fridge, carrying off a giant wedge of cheese. Tom's feeling playful, so he piles the cheese high with dishes, builds a set of bread-slice steps, and ends them on a rolling pin. This sends Jerry crashing, of course. Jerry puts the cheese back. Tom dips a paw into a bowl of jelly in the process and decides to raid the fridge; he puts Jerry's tail under an iron. After some snacking, Tom buries Jerry in the cream from a creampuff. But he also tosses the cheese wedge into the china cabinet, bringing Mammy down to scold him. Time for a scapegoat: Tom stuffs Jerry into the fridge, then runs to the next room. When Mammy screams, Tom chases Jerry but this chase ends differently, with Tom trapped in the ironing board. Jerry takes careful aim with a fork, sending Tom into the fridge, where Mammy thrashes him as Jerry munches on the cheese.

Starring: Lillian Randolph, Thea Vidale ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1941-07-19
Best Animation Movies of 1941 : The Night Before Christmas
3.

The Night Before Christmas

3.9
8.0/10 IMDB

It's snowy and cold outside, and warm inside where Jerry squeezes past a mousetrap to cavort under a present-laden Christmas tree. Mistaking the sleeping Tom for a plush toy, Jerry wakes the cat and a mad chase ensues. Various toys come to Jerry's rescue as he dashes about. Mistletoe is his final refuge before he must escape to the outdoors just ahead of Tom's claws. Out in the snow, he may become a mouse Popcycle, and unless Christmas peace can descend, Tom may be in for a nasty surprise as well. Can the lads find the spirit of the season?

Starring: Frank Graham ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1941-12-06
Best Animation Movies of 1941 : Tortoise Beats Hare
4.

Tortoise Beats Hare

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

An upset Bugs challenges the slick Cecil Turtle to a race.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1941-03-15
5.

Superman: The Mad Scientist

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

After The Daily Planet receives a letter from a mad scientist threatening to wreak destruction with his Electrothanasia Ray, Lois Lane heads out in the hopes of getting more information for a news story.

Starring: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Julian Noa, Jack Mercer, Jackson Beck ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1941-09-26
Best Animation Movies of 1941 : Superman: The Mechanical Monsters
6.

Superman: The Mechanical Monsters

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Superman battles a criminal mastermind and his robot army.

Starring: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Julian Noa ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1941-11-28
7.

The Reluctant Dragon

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.

Starring: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant, Claud Allister, Barnett Parker, Billy Lee, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Ward Kimball ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1941-06-19
Best Animation Movies of 1941 : Rhapsody in Rivets
8.

Rhapsody in Rivets

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A construction foreman conducts his workers like a symphony orchestra as they build a skyscraper to Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2."

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1941-12-06
Best Animation Movies of 1941 : The Heckling Hare
9.

The Heckling Hare

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Bugs is being chased by hunting dog Willoughby, and outsmarts him at every turn, until the end, where they outsmart the audience together.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Tex Avery ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1941-07-05
Best Animation Movies of 1941 : The Alley Cat
10.

The Alley Cat

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

An alley cat spies a high-class female cat on her balcony and falls for her. Her butler sends the family bulldog to deal with the alley cat, but the cat's too clever.

Starring: Harry Lang ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1941-07-03

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