Best Animation Movies of 1943


Red Hot Riding Hood

7.7/10 IMDB

Tired of always playing the same roles, Little Red Riding Hood, her grandmother and the Wolf demand a new version of the tale. The story then plays out in a more contemperary urban environment, with Little Red Riding Hood working as a pin-up girl in a night club.

Starring: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, June Foray, Frank Graham, Kent Rogers, Connie Russell ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1943-05-08
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : Der Fuehrer's Face

Der Fuehrer's Face

7.5/10 IMDB

A marching band of Germans, Italians, and Japanese march through the streets of swastika-motif Nutziland, serenading "Der Fuehrer's Face." Donald Duck, not living in the region by choice, struggles to make do with disgusting Nazi food rations and then with his day of toil at a Nazi artillery factory. After a nervous breakdown, Donald awakens to find that his experience was in fact a nightmare.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : The Yankee Doodle Mouse

The Yankee Doodle Mouse

7.8/10 IMDB

As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; Jerry dropping light bulbs from an airplane like bombs; and Jerry sending a telegram with the message "Sighted Cat - Sank Same." Musical phrasings from various patriotic war songs are heard throughout.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1943-06-26

A Corny Concerto

7.3/10 IMDB

A Corny Concerto is an American animated cartoon short produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. It was directed by Bob Clampett, written by Frank Tashlin, animated by Robert McKimson and released as part of the Merrie Melodies series on September 25, 1943. A parody of Disney's 1940 feature Fantasia, the film uses two of Johann Strauss' best known waltzes, Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube, adapted by the cartoon unit's music director, Carl Stalling and orchestrated by its arranger and later, Stalling's successor, Milt Franklyn. Long considered a classic for its sly humor and impeccable timing with the music, it was voted #47 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field in 1994

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1943-09-25
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : Education for Death

Education for Death

7.1/10 IMDB

A propaganda film during World War II about a boy who grows up to become a Nazi soldier.

Starring: Adolf Hitler, Art Smith ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1943-01-15
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : Chicken Little

Chicken Little

7.4/10 IMDB

It's a peaceful day at the local poultry farm until Foxy Loxy happens along intent on a chicken dinner. He takes the advice of a book on psychology by striking "the least intelligent" first and convinces dim witted Chicken Little the sky is falling. Chicken Little spreads the word but when head man Cocky Locky proves the story to be false, Foxy Loxy spreads rumors that Cocky Locky isn't the smart chicken he appears to be, which leads to the ultimate undoing of the chickens at the hands of Foxy Loxy.

Starring: Frank Graham, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1943-12-17
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : What's Buzzin' Buzzard?

What's Buzzin' Buzzard?

7.3/10 IMDB

Two buzzards suffer from acute food shortage and make up for it by cooking each other, or at least trying to.

Starring: Daws Butler, Dick Nelson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1943-11-27
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : Falling Hare

Falling Hare

7.4/10 IMDB

Relaxing with a carrot at an army air field, Bugs is reading "Victory Through Hare Power," and scoffs at the notion of "gremlins," little creatures who wreak havoc on planes with their "dia-bo-lickal sabo-tay-gee." His reading is interrupted by a clanging sound, and it turns out to be a little wing-headed being pounding on a bockbuster bomb with a mallet.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bob Clampett ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1943-10-30
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk

Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk

7.2/10 IMDB

Bugs fights the legendary giant. In the historical context of World War II much fun is made of the giant's claimed superiority over the more clever and fun-loving rabbit.

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1943-06-11
Best Animation Movies of 1943 : An Itch in Time

An Itch in Time

7.2/10 IMDB

Elmer threatens to give his dog a bath if he doesn't stop scratching, but the poor pooch is the victim of a hungry flea whose tools of the trade include pickaxes and dynamite.

Starring: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Bob Clampett
Release date: 1943-12-04

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