Best Animation Movies of 1945

1.

Tee for Two

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Tom is golfing, but the ball keeps jumping out of the cup, thanks to Jerry. Tom puts Jerry to work as a tee, but Jerry keeps doing things like replacing Tom's ball with a bird's egg that hatches in flight, or tying his club to his tail.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1945-07-21
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Mouse in Manhattan
2.

Mouse in Manhattan

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Jerry Mouse gets tired of living the country life and decides to head to the big city. However, the experience doesn't turn out quite like Jerry had expected.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1945-07-07
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Quiet Please!
3.

Quiet Please!

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The family dog warns Tom not to make any noise so he can take a nap. Jerry hears this and immediately devises plans to ensure that the dog's nap will be interrupted.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1945-12-22
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Hare Tonic
4.

Hare Tonic

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Elmer brings Bugs home for dinner. To save himself, Bugs tricks Elmer into thinking there is a terrible outbreak of Rabbititus.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-11-10
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Mouse Comes to Dinner
5.

The Mouse Comes to Dinner

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, but mostly gets revenge on Tom, mostly involving the tip of Tom's tail, which ends up in a sandwich, inside a dessert, and in a candle-holder. Meanwhile, Toots isn't too happy about Tom getting fresh with her. There's a chase, of course, featuring Tom stabbing a turkey while Jerry, safely outside, makes sounds of pain. Tom ends up with his tail stuck up like a mast as Jerry paints "S.S. Drip" on his side and Toots launches him into the punchbowl with a bottle of champagne.

Starring: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1945-05-05
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Flirty Birdy
6.

Flirty Birdy

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Tom is all set to eat Jerry when a hawk swoops down and grabs Jerry. To get Jerry back, Tom poses as a female hawk and quickly finds his new lover to be more than he bargained for.

Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1945-09-22
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Hare Trigger
7.

Hare Trigger

3.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam is trying to rob the train that Bugs Bunny is riding on, and the two face off in several different ways.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-05-05
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Nasty Quacks
8.

Nasty Quacks

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

A doting father gives a cute little duckling to his little daughter. That duckling grows up to become Daffy Duck, who soon develops quite a night life, which he loudly explains at breakfast, in the process of eating everything in sight. When the exasperated father's attempts at violently removing Daffy fail, he tries one final measure to drive Daffy away...

Starring: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1945-12-01
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Hare Conditioned
9.

Hare Conditioned

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny is working in the display window of a department store when the manager tries to move him to the taxidermy department and have him stuffed.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Dick Nelson, Dave Barry ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-08-11
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Swing Shift Cinderella
10.

Swing Shift Cinderella

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

The big bad wolf starts out chasing Little Red Riding Hood but switches to Cinderella after seeing the film's title, and ends up being chased in turn by her fairy godmother.

Starring: Sara Berner, Frank Graham, Imogene Lynn, Ruth Clifford, Marion Clinton ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-08-25
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Draftee Daffy
11.

Draftee Daffy

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Despite an initial outburst of patriotism, Daffy is terrified to learn that "the little man from the Draft Board" has a letter for him, and tries his best to hide.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-01-27
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Shooting of Dan McGoo
12.

The Shooting of Dan McGoo

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Dangerous Dan McGoo (Droopy) faces the wolf, a dangerous outlaw who is trying to steal his girl Lou, during the Alaska gold rush. Loosely based on "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" by Robert W. Service.

Starring: Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham, Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-04-14
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Herr Meets Hare
13.

Herr Meets Hare

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Bugs disguises himself as Hitler, Stalin and Brunhilde when he confronts Nazi Hermann Goering in the Black Forest.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-08-18
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Bashful Buzzard
14.

The Bashful Buzzard

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Beaky Buzzard, the shyest, dopiest young buzzard in his family, is sent out to catch something to eat.

Starring: Kent Rogers, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-09-13
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Odor-Able Kitty
15.

Odor-Able Kitty

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A cat, tired of being abused by everyone in his neighborhood, disguises himself as a skunk and inadvertently attracts the romantic advances of a real skunk.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-01-06
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Wild and Woolfy
16.

Wild and Woolfy

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Droopy chases the wolf, a dangerous outlaw, after he kidnaps Lou, a sexy female singer, from the saloon.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Bill Thompson, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-11-03
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Hockey Homicide
17.

Hockey Homicide

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A crowd gathers at the skating rink to watch the big championship hockey game of the Pelicans versus the Aardvarks. Although referee "Clean Game" Kinney does his best to supervise, the hockey game really gets out of hand eventually. Two star players, Bertino and Ferguson, are so anxious, they never get let out of the penalty box, referee Kinney is never able to drop the puck without being physically hurt somehow, and the spectators themselves are so worked into the game, they take out their aggression on the ice while the players relax in the bleachers.

Starring: Doodles Weaver, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-09-21
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Life with Feathers
18.

Life with Feathers

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A spurned love bird tries to get Sylvester to put him out of his misery.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Dave Barry ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-03-24
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Unruly Hare
19.

The Unruly Hare

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

When Elmer Fudd disturbs Bugs with his railroad surveying, Bugs fights back.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, The Sportsmen Quartet ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1945-02-09
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Jerky Turkey
20.

Jerky Turkey

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A dopey Pilgrim goes hunting a turkey who speaks in a Jimmy Durante impersonation and runs the local black market. War and rationing gags abound (Pilgrims line up behind a sign reading "Ye Cigarettes Today"), as well as a running gag featuring a bear wearing an "Eat at Joe's" sandwich sign. The turkey harnesses the power of gags to save himself.

Starring: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-04-07
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Trap Happy Porky
21.

Trap Happy Porky

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Porky can't sleep because mice demolish his plates. A cat offers help and gets the mice out, but invites some friends so Porky still can't sleep.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-02-23
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Tiger Trouble
22.

Tiger Trouble

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Big game hunter Goofy and his trusty elephant search for a tiger to hunt.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Fred Shields ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-01-06
23.

A Gruesome Twosome

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Two cats (one a caricature of Jimmy Durante) battle violently for the affections of a pretty girl cat, who'll dispense her favors on the one who brings her a little bird. Unfortunately for the lovestruck felines, the bird in question is a vicious little thing named Tweety.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-06-09
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Donald's Crime
24.

Donald's Crime

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

On the night he promised to take his girl-friend Daisy out, Donald Duck discovers he's skinned. Desperate for spending money, he gets it in the last place he knows: his three nephews' piggy bank. After the wild clubbing night, she thanks the 'rich' big spender, which only makes Donald remember how penniless and guilty he is. Images of merciless pursuit by the police and rotting jail finish him off, so he takes a dish washing job, all night, but will that make everything all-right?

Starring: Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Clarence Nash, Gloria Blondell ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1945-06-29
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Ain't That Ducky
25.

Ain't That Ducky

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck hears a duckling crying, arousing Daffy, so he asks the duckling why he is so sad. The duckling is short-tempered and cried, until the hunter succeeded in stealing the satchel reads a note finding out why the duckling is so sad.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Victor Moore ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-05-18
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Screwy Truant
26.

The Screwy Truant

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

The truant officer is after Screwy Squirrel for not going to school, and doesn't find out the reason until he goes through a load of crazy gags while trying to catch him.

Starring: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-01-13
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Clock Watcher
27.

The Clock Watcher

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Donald takes a job as a gift wrapper in a department store.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1945-01-26
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Fresh Airedale
28.

Fresh Airedale

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Shep the dog is seen by his master as loyal and loving, but the cat knows he is really a self-centered, conniving weasel who lets burglars in the house and takes credit for the good deeds of others.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1945-08-25
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Canine Patrol
29.

Canine Patrol

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Pluto is patrolling a beach for the Coast Guard when a baby turtle hatches. The turtle keeps trying to sneak into the restricted zone to swim, and Pluto keeps trying to stop him. But when Pluto stumbles into some quicksand, he suddenly needs help from his foe.

Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1945-12-07
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Wagon Heels
30.

Wagon Heels

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Porky leads a wagon train into "Injun Joe Territory," and finally comes up against the fearsome Superchief. But Sloppy Moe, a survivor of a previous Injun Joe attack, knows something about him he won't tell... until the very end.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce, Robert Clampett ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-07-25
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Loose Nut
31.

The Loose Nut

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker goes to the park for a game of golf, and quickly gets at odds with some city-workers who are laying a cement walk. His hooks and slices keep landing into the wet cement. But he smooths everything out by putting a couple of cement-trowels on his feet, and gliding over the surface as if it was ice.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Lionel Stander, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1945-12-17
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Chew-Chew Baby
32.

Chew-Chew Baby

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Boarding house proprietor Wally Walrus takes out an ad in the local paper looking for a sweetheart. Woody reads this and decides he might be able to trick Wally out of some cooking if he dresses up like a girl and answers the ad.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Hans Conried, Jack Mather ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1945-02-04
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Woody Dines Out
33.

Woody Dines Out

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker goes out to dine and accidentally stumbles into a taxidermist's shop, thinking it is a restaurant. The taxidermist, wanting a woodpecker to stuff, doesn't inform Woody otherwise, and drugs the 'meal' he serves Woody. But, before he can stuff Woody, he comes to and knocks the literal stuffing out of the taxidermist.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Hans Conried ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1945-03-31
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Legend of Coyote Rock
34.

The Legend of Coyote Rock

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Pluto is guarding a flock of sheep in the West; a coyote is sneaking up on that flock. The coyote fakes a bad leg; Pluto chases it away, only to have it run back ahead of him and go after the sheep. Pluto gets back and finds the coyote chasing the lone black sheep of the flock, after trapping the rest. The chase ends with the coyote buried under a toppling spire of rock, which forms a coyote of rock on the top.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Cactus Mack ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1945-08-24
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Peck Up Your Troubles
35.

Peck Up Your Troubles

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Sylvester is determined to get a woodpecker that just moved in, high in a tree. He climbs, but the bird greases the tree; he starts to cut it down, but a mean dog stops him (this becomes a running gag). Several other attempts follow; at one point, he puts his paw into the bird's home, and the bird puts a tomato there; Sylvester squishes it, and the bird dresses as an angel to torment him, but Sylvester sees through the disguise. Finally, Sylvester tries to blow up the tree; the dog again intervenes. Sylvester gets the dynamite off the tree and puts out the fuses, but the bird has lit them again, and now Sylvester really becomes an angel.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-10-19
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Dippy Diplomat
36.

The Dippy Diplomat

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A newspaper announces that Ivan Awfulitch, the famous ambassador, is due to have a barbecue with local resident Wally Walrus. Unfortunately, while Wally is preparing the barbecue, the scent of the steaks he is cooking attracts an unwelcome guest in the form of Woody Woodpecker. He steals some of the food through a knothole in the fence then uses a bow and arrow to get the rest.

Starring: Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1945-08-26
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : No Sail
37.

No Sail

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Donald and Goofy rent a sailboat. This boat is a bit unusual: to rent it, you put a nickel in a slot, and the mast and sail pop up. Unfortunately, after a while, they pop back down. When Donald runs out of nickels, they are marooned. Goofy waves his shirt at a passing cruise ship, but they (and he) mistake this for a friendly greeting. A flying fish lands in the boat; while the boys fight over it, a gull grabs it. They try to bash the gull, which lands atop their heads, with predictable results. Finally, as the sharks circle, they try fishing, with Donald as the unwitting bait. He eventually lands back in the boat, where his bill lands in the coin slot and gives them a way home.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1945-09-07
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Cured Duck
38.

Cured Duck

2.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Donald visits Daisy. When he can't open a window, he flies into a rage and practically destroys her house. She won't see him again until he takes care of that temper. He orders a mail-order insult machine, which promises that if Donald can endure 10 minutes of abuse without losing his temper, he'll be cured. It proceeds to deliver physical and verbal abuse, and Donald is cured. He goes back and Daisy tests him on the balky window.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Gloria Blondell ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1945-10-26
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Duck Pimples
39.

Duck Pimples

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Donald has an unpleasant evening when a mysterious book salesman comes to his door then disappears leaving Donald with a collection of whodunnit novels. He reads one and gets so fully involved in it that it appears that the characters are actually coming out of the book and into his living room getting him involved in the murder caper. Finally the author of the book, J. Harold King, steps forth and claims Donald innocent. The characters return to the novel from whence they came leaving Donald wondering if it was really just his "imagination"

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, June Foray, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-08-10
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Behind the Meat-Ball
40.

Behind the Meat-Ball

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A dog, starved for meat, goes to different lengths to get a steak back from a little dog that keeps out-smarting him.

Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1945-04-06
41.

6 Little Jungle Boys

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In commissioning Halas & Batchelor, the War Office recognised the potential of cartoons as an unobtrusive and entertaining medium by which official messages could be conveyed - in this case some rather unsavoury warnings pertaining to foot rot, dysentery and VD. Aimed at soldiers serving in the Far East, the antics of six sprightly soldiers stationed in the jungle illustrate with humour and clarity the potential pitfalls of poor personal hygiene.

Directed by: Joy Batchelor, John Halas
Release date: 1945-11-15
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Old Sequoia
42.

Old Sequoia

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Donald is a park ranger, assigned to protect the giant tree Old Sequoia from a pair of beavers that bear a striking resemblance in their tactics and speech to Chip 'n' Dale.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1945-12-21
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Canine Casanova
43.

Canine Casanova

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Pluto spots Dinah the dachshund and is smitten, but she ignores him. He uses a giant bone to steal a kiss, and hides behind a mirror, but still no luck. Then Dinah is nabbed by the dogcatcher, and Pluto goes in to free her. Their thrilling escape finally gets Pluto another kiss.

Starring: Lee Millar, Purv Pullen ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1945-07-27
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Californy 'Er Bust
44.

Californy 'Er Bust

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A narrator tells the story of how the Western pioneers (all being Goofy lookalikes) are travelling in covered wagons across the frontier. They run into some Indians (who are also Goofy lookalikes) and battle breaks out between them. Suddenly a tornado comes by and sweeps up the covered wagons, dropping them into various states such as "Wash", "Organ", and "Californy."

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-07-13
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : The Eyes Have It
45.

The Eyes Have It

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Donald receives a mail order hypnosis kit complete with hypnotic goggles and decides to test it on Pluto. Using the goggles, he convinces Pluto he is a mouse, a turtle, and a chicken. Each "transformation" Pluto undergoes Donald finds extremely funny so he keeps at it until he notices chicken Pluto getting into a fight with a rooster. Donald helps Pluto win the fight by making him think he's a lion but, unfortunately, the goggles break and Donald is chased about by Pluto until he regains his senses after a fall.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig, Florence Gill, Esther Campbell, Elvia Allman, Richard Conte ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1945-03-30
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Gypsy Life
46.

Gypsy Life

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A Gypsy caravan travels across the countrieside. One night, as the Gypsy princess performs a dance, a bat-cat spies on the camp, flies back to his cave, and informs his colony, or whatever you call a group of bats. Anyway, they fly out, invade the camp and capture the Gypsies. The princess calls Mighty Mouse, who defeats the bats and wins the princess's heart.

Directed by: Connie Rasinski
Release date: 1945-08-02
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : African Diary
47.

African Diary

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Goofy narrates his own quest to Africa accompanied by various tour guides. He is in search of wild game. After run-ins with various animals while camping for the night and taking his morning plunge (ruined by a hippo that takes all the water with him when exiting the pool), he sets off in search of the black rhinoceros. Unfortunately for Goofy, the rhino is prepared for Goofy (thanks to a stool pigeon bird resting on his horn) and charges him. Goofy tries his gun against the rhino but the rhino is still to much for Goofy so he leaves Africa and leaves the rhino for other hunters.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-04-20
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : Dog Watch
48.

Dog Watch

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

As a ship's crew is on shore leave, seadog Pluto is left to stand watch. He sees a threatening shape, but it turns out to be a cache of bones. He grabs one and settles in contentedly. A rat sneaks on, and Pluto springs into action. The rat toys with him, until it finds the officer's mess. He bribes Pluto, until he hears an officer approaching. The rat hides, and Pluto gets thrown in the brig, while the rat sneaks off with his sandwich. But Pluto gets even.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1945-03-16
49.

The Eye & the Ear

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Four types of visual interpretation of four songs by Karol Szymanowski. Polish words by Julian Tuwin, English translation by Jan Sliwinski.

Starring: James McKechnie ..
Directed by: Stefan Themerson, Franciszka Themerson
Release date: 1945-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1945 : A Tale of Two Mice
50.

A Tale of Two Mice

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Babitt and Catstello return; their goal: steal the cheese the cat is guarding.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1945-06-30

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