Best Animation Movies of 1944

1.

The Three Caballeros

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

For Donald's birthday he receives a box with three gifts inside. The gifts, a movie projector, a pop-up book, and a pinata, each take Donald on wild adventures through Mexico and South America.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, Clarence Nash, Joaquin Garay, José Oliveira, Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, William Roberts, Harold Young, Norman Ferguson
Release date: 1944-12-21
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Bodyguard
2.

The Bodyguard

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Spike the bulldog, grateful to Jerry for getting him out of the dogcatcher's van, offers to help the little mouse any time he whistles. Tom, Jerry's feline tormentor, seeks to overcome this new disadvantage.

Starring: Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1944-07-22
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Mouse Trouble
3.

Mouse Trouble

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.

Starring: Harry Lang ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1944-11-23
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Puttin' on the Dog
4.

Puttin' on the Dog

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Jerry runs into a dog pound (and right on top of a napping Spike) to escape a rather mangy-looking Tom. To avoid being ripped to shreds, Tom borrows the head of a nearby dog statue. This easily fools the dogs, but not Jerry, and Tom keeps losing his newfound head...

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1944-10-28
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Little Red Riding Rabbit
5.

Little Red Riding Rabbit

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Bugs, the Wolf and bobby-soxer Red chase each other around while Grandma is off working at Lockheed aircraft.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1944-01-04
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Old Grey Hare
6.

The Old Grey Hare

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Elmer wonders if he'll ever catch the rabbit; the voice of God takes him through a flash-forward to the year 2000. Elmer is equipped with a rocket-launcher rifle, but he's no smarter. He shoots Bugs, who shows him a photo album with baby pictures. We see a sequence of Bugs and Elmer as babies. Elderly Bugs digs his own grave and tricks Elmer into getting in.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-10-28
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Million Dollar Cat
7.

The Million Dollar Cat

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Tom inherits $1,000,000 from an eccentric aunt on the condition that he not harm any living thing - even a mouse. And guess which mouse keeps following him around and pointing this out to him?

Starring: William Hanna ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1944-05-06
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
8.

Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

The bears tempt Goldilocks with carrot soup, the scent of which brings Bugs on the scene. Bugs romances Mama bear and she becomes infatuated with him.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1944-02-26
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Zoot Cat
9.

The Zoot Cat

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Tom's advances on a young jive-talking girl cat get nowhere; nowhere, that is, until Tom gets a zoot suit. Armed with his miles of fabric and a new cool lingo, Tom still has to deal with the tricks of his nemesis, Jerry.

Starring: William Hanna, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1944-02-26
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : How to Play Football
10.

How to Play Football

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Taking all the places on both teams, Goofy demonstrates the game of football with varying results, having problems with the coach and the goal post.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols, Jack Kinney
Release date: 1944-09-15
11.

Suddenly It's Spring

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

In this longer-than-the-norm cartoon, Raggedy Ann, in a mission in Heaven, works a minor miracle, with the help of the elements.

Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1944-04-27
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Stage Door Cartoon
12.

Stage Door Cartoon

3.2
7.4/10 IMDB

That wascawwy wabbit is chased into a theatre by Elmer Fudd, and ends up having to perform to save himself, as well as convince Elmer to act himself. The vaudeville industry was never this wacky!

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1944-12-30
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Hare Force
13.

Hare Force

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Granny lets Bugs Bunny come in from the cold, but her dog Sylvester will have none of it.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Kent Rogers ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1944-07-22
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Russian Rhapsody
14.

Russian Rhapsody

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

As Adolf Hitler personally flies a bomber on a mission to the Soviet Union, the gremlins from the Kremlin set about to stop him.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-05-20
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Plane Daffy
15.

Plane Daffy

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck is a message courier bird delivering a military secret that a femme fatale Nazi spy is determined to get.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-09-16
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Buckaroo Bugs
16.

Buckaroo Bugs

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Red Hot Ryder is sent to catch the Masked Marauder (Bugs Bunny) who is terrorizing a small Western town.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-08-26
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Duck Soup to Nuts
17.

Duck Soup to Nuts

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Porky Pig is out hunting duck, but Daffy shows him that he is no ordinary duck

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1944-05-27
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Brother Brat
18.

Brother Brat

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A "Rosie the Riveter" type is in need of a baby-sitter for her awful child. The only person available is a clueless Porky Pig. His only instructions are to use a book of child psychology. After fruitless attempts to control the brat, his mother returns to show Porky how to use the book - as a paddle on his little behind.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-07-15
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Hare Ribbin'
19.

Hare Ribbin'

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Bugs is chased into a lake by a French Poodle who speaks with a thick French accent; the rest of the story unfolds under water.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Sam Wolfe ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-06-24
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Stupid Cupid
20.

The Stupid Cupid

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Cupid (Elmer Fudd) is on the prowl around the farm. With his ever-accurate arrows, he spreads love to sometimes unwilling recipients. But when he sets his sights on Daffy, the duck wants no part of it. When Elm...erm...Cupid fires the largest arrow at his disposal at the hapless duck, Daffy falls for the nearest hen...who happens to be the main squeeze of the cock of the walk...

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-11-25
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Donald Duck and the Gorilla
21.

Donald Duck and the Gorilla

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Ajax the killer gorilla has escaped from the zoo. Donald's nephews dress up as a gorilla, but soon Donald encounters the real gorilla, and they chase each other until the radio broadcasts instructions for subduing Ajax.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, James MacDonald ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1944-03-31
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Tom Turk and Daffy
22.

Tom Turk and Daffy

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

It's Thanksgiving, and Tom Turk is trying to avoid become the main attraction on Porky Pig's dinner table. Fellow bird Daffy Duck is willing to help him, until he realizes that he'll miss out on a delicious meal. Hilarity ensues as each tries to get the other caught by Porky.

Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1944-02-12
23.

The Tree Surgeon

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

The tree surgeon (a donkey) races to the giant sequoia, which isn't feeling well. His techniques, though, seem better suited to treating a person.

Starring: Dick Nelson ..
Directed by: George Gordon
Release date: 1944-06-03
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Birdy and the Beast
24.

Birdy and the Beast

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Tweety is set upon by a fat, jowly cat, who winds up with, among other things, a dozen eggs and a gallon of gasoline in his mouth instead of the little bird.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-08-19
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Swooner Crooner
25.

Swooner Crooner

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Porky Pig's egg faces production problems when a crooning rooster distracts the hens from their jobs.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Richard Bickenbach, Ruth Clifford, James Stewart, Bea Benaderet, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-05-06
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Donald's Off Day
26.

Donald's Off Day

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Donald's got the day off, and all he can think of is golf until it rains as soon as he sets foot outside. He takes it out on his nephews. When he's sitting around moping, they take revenge by playing off his hypochondria.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1944-12-08
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Plastics Inventor
27.

The Plastics Inventor

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Donald is listening to a radio program that tells how to build an airplane from plastic, in a process much like baking a cake, cookies, and making toast. He takes it out for a test flight, still guided by the radio, and it works wonderfully. Until the radio interviewer asks if there's any problems: yes, it melts when it gets wet. Of course, Donald instantly flies into a rain cloud, and has to battle his plane as it disintegrates.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1944-09-01
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : How to Play Golf
28.

How to Play Golf

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Goofy shows us, in his inimitable way, the fundamentals of golf, guided as usual by the somewhat sarcastic narrator.

Starring: Fred Shields, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1944-03-10
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Censored
29.

Censored

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Private Snafu wants to tell his sweetheart, Sally Lou, that he thinks his unit will be sent to the South Pacific. But every effort he makes to get his letter through uncensored is thwarted by a resourceful (and unseen) censor with an array of contraptions and booby traps. Not even Snafu's carrier pigeon can avoid the censor -- not when he has a hawk for an assistant. Technical Fairy, First Class, comes to the rescue and agrees to deliver the letter -- but he has good reason to say that he'll hate himself in the morning.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-07-15
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : What's Cookin' Doc?
30.

What's Cookin' Doc?

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

At the Academy Awards ceremony, Bugs Bunny tries to convince the audience that he deserves the Oscar. Opens with live action scenes of Hollywood.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-01-08
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : I Got Plenty of Mutton
31.

I Got Plenty of Mutton

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A wolf, deprived of meat by war rationing and starving, sees an article in the newspaper about a sheepdog leaving his flock to join the army and thinks it will be easy pickings. However, if he had read the rest of the article, he would know that the flock is now guarded by the ram Killer Diller, a most formidable foe.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-03-11
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Screwball Squirrel
32.

Screwball Squirrel

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A crazy squirrel provokes a dog into trying to catch him throughout the picture.

Starring: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson, Cal Howard ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1944-04-01
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Beach Nut
33.

The Beach Nut

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A crowd gathers at the beach to witness vacationer Wally Walrus thrashing Woody Woodpecker. Wally explains, in flashback, why he is trying to rid himself of Woody... it seems he went to the beach for his day off and, unfortunately, the obnoxious woodpecker had the same idea disrupting Wally's peace and quiet with his antics, even disguising himself as a swami to fool Wally into "finding" him. Back to the present, Wally concludes his story and hurls Woody into the ocean but not without bringing the entire dock down with him, sending Wally and the crowd into the drink themselves!

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Hans Conried ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1944-10-15
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Happy-Go-Nutty
34.

Happy-Go-Nutty

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Screwy Squirrel escapes from the nut house and leads the guard dog on a long and ridiculous chase.

Starring: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1944-06-24
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Big Heel-Watha
35.

Big Heel-Watha

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

To prove he's a true Indian Brave, Big Heel-Watha decides to catch a squirrel - but wouldn't you know it; Screwy Squirrel is the first one he sees...

Starring: Paul Frees, Frank Graham, Wally Maher, Bill Thompson, Sara Berner ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1944-10-21
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Booby Hatched
36.

Booby Hatched

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A duck struggles mightily and finally hatches her eggs in the bitter cold. All but one, that is: poor little Robespierre. Mama doesn't notice him missing until after he has sprouted legs and run off in search of warmth.

Starring: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-10-14
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Ski For Two
37.

Ski For Two

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Planning a vacation, Woody reads in the newspaper about Swiss Chard Lodge which promises lots of good food (which, as Woody says, is his "favorite dish"). He heads over to said lodge but, upon arriving, is told by owner Wally Walrus that he must make reservations ahead of time... which he has not. Wally throws the pest out but Woody is able to re-enter the premises disguised as none other than Santa Claus. He robs Wally of his food but, once alone with his sack, discovers quite a surprise inside.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Hans Conried, Ben Hardaway ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1944-11-12
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Polar Pest
38.

Polar Pest

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Barney just wants to hibernate for the winter, but his nephew, just in from the North Pole, has other plans.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Sharon McManus ..
Directed by: George Gordon
Release date: 1944-12-30
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : How to Be a Sailor
39.

How to Be a Sailor

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Goofy provides a history of ships and sailing.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, John McLeish ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1944-01-28
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Batty Baseball
40.

Batty Baseball

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A series of visual gags about baseball. One running gag has an angry fan screaming "Kill the ump!" Be careful what you wish for.....

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Wally Maher ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1944-04-22
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Slightly Daffy
41.

Slightly Daffy

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

General Daffy, in a Napoleon hat, commands a fort. Porky sleeps too soundly, so Daffy needs to roust him, but when the Indians attack, he's the only one awake to see them.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1944-06-16
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : The Barber of Seville
42.

The Barber of Seville

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Woody is standing outside the Seville Barber Shop looking at the ads. Wanting a "victory haircut", he decides to enter the shop only to find the owner has stepped out for a physical. Woody decides to cut his own hair ("I cut my own teeth") but unfortunately is mistaken for the owner when two other customers enter, one an Indian who wants a quick shampoo and the other, a construction worker who wants "the whole works" and, unfortunately, gets it.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Kent Rogers ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1944-04-21
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Commando Duck
43.

Commando Duck

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Donald Duck is ordered to wipe out a Japanese airfield. After parachuting out of an airplane, he lands in a Japanese forest. He uses an inflated canoe to cross the river, but as soon as it fills up with water, Donald is running for his life. He makes sure the canoe hits nothing that would pop it. When he gets to the edge of a cliff, he sees the airfield. The canoe has already exploded, causing water to flow. This large amount of water splashes onto the airfield, wiping the whole thing clean, but leaving disfigured airplanes

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1944-06-02
44.

Keep Your Mouth Shut

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

This animated short from Norman McLaren features a human skull cautioning Canadians to “keep their mouths shut” in an effort to end gossiping during World War II.

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1944-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Lost and Foundling
45.

Lost and Foundling

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A mouse adopts a hawk.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bernice Hansen, Marjorie Tarlton ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1944-06-06
46.

Carmen's Veranda

2.7
7.4/10 IMDB

A Terrytoons cartoon released 28 July 1944. In this spoof of opera, a sexy senorita seeks after her love and rescues him from an evil king (Sourpuss). Her knight in shining armor is none other than Gandy Goose (as Tyrone the Hero).

Starring: Tom Morrison ..
Directed by: Mannie Davis
Release date: 1944-07-28
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Trombone Trouble
47.

Trombone Trouble

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Pegleg Pete is practicing his trombone, badly. So badly, it's annoying the gods Jupiter and Vulcan and neighbor Donald. Only Donald has the temerity to confront him. He does, and Pete kicks him back home. The gods see this, and decide to give Donald a little bit of power which instantly goes to his head.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, John McLeish ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1944-02-18
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Yankee Doodle Donkey
48.

Yankee Doodle Donkey

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A donkey tries to enlist in the WAGS, a group of Army dogs. However, after a series of tests, he is deemed unfit for service. Later, he proves useful during a flea attack.

Directed by: Izzy Sparber
Release date: 1944-11-26
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : From Hand to Mouse
49.

From Hand to Mouse

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

"Spare me!" pleads the mouse to the dumb lion who just caught him, "And some day I'll save your life." Once out of the lion's clutches, though, the mouse taunts, "Sucker!"

Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1944-08-05
Best Animation Movies of 1944 : Booby Traps
50.

Booby Traps

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Pvt. Snafu thinks he's too smart to get caught by an enemy booby trap, but he soon finds that the traps are alluring and that he is every bit the booby.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-01-15

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