Best Animation Movies of 1942

1.

Bambi

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Bambi's tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.

Starring: Donnie Dunagan, Peter Behn, Stan Alexander, Cammie King, Will Wright, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards, Sterling Holloway ..
Directed by: David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
Release date: 1942-08-14
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : Donald's Snow Fight
2.

Donald's Snow Fight

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

It's snowed, and Donald Duck is going sledding. Meanwhile, his nephews have built a snowman at the bottom of the hill. Donald aims his sled at their snowman and demolishes it, so the boys get even by including a boulder in the bottom of their next snowman. This means war, so they retreat to opposing snow forts for battle.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1942-04-10
3.

Saludos Amigos

3.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sound of Rio de Janeiro.

Starring: José Oliveira, Fred Shields, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Lee Blair ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, Norman Ferguson
Release date: 1942-08-24
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
4.

Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid is a 1942 Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Bob Clampett, produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, and released to theatres by Warner Bros. Pictures. It marks the first appearance of Beaky Buzzard in a Warner Bros. short. The title is a Brooklynese way of saying "gets the bird", which can refer to an obscene gesture, or as simply the "Bronx cheer"; in this case, it is also used metaphorically, as Bugs "gets" the bird (a buzzard) by playing a trick

Starring: Sara Berner, Kent Rogers, Mel Blanc, Arnold Stang, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1942-07-11
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : The Dover Boys at Pimento University
5.

The Dover Boys at Pimento University

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John McLeish, Tedd Pierce, Sara Berner ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1942-09-19
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : Blitz Wolf
6.

Blitz Wolf

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1942-08-22
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : The Magnetic Telescope
7.

The Magnetic Telescope

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

When police interfere with a reckless scientist's experiment, it creates a deadly meteor shower only Superman can stop.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1942-04-24
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : Symphony Hour
8.

Symphony Hour

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Mickey guest-directs a radio orchestra. The sponsor loves the rehearsal, but come the actual performance, Goofy drops all the instruments under an elevator, so they sound like toys. The sponsor hates it, but the audience loves it anyway.

Starring: Walt Disney, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, John McLeish ..
Directed by: Riley Thomson
Release date: 1942-03-20
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : A Tale of Two Kitties
9.

A Tale of Two Kitties

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Two alley cats, Babbitt and Catsello, decide to make a meal out of Orson as he sleeps in his nest atop a telephone pole. The gullible (and loud) Catsello is repeatedly gulled into trying to "get the bird," earning a variety of thrashings from the casually murderous little canary. Catsello finally resorts to an air strike (with a pair of wooden boards for wings), but it's wartime, and Orson has the cat blasted out of the sky by anti-aircraft guns.

Starring: Tedd Pierce, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1942-11-21
Best Animation Movies of 1942 : The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
10.

The Wabbit Who Came to Supper

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny exploits the situation when an uncle leaves Elmer Fudd three million dollars on the condition that he harm no animals, especially rabbits.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1942-03-28

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