Best Animation Movies of 1946

1.

Hair-Raising Hare

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1946-05-25
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Solid Serenade
2.

Solid Serenade

4.0
8.1/10 IMDB

Tom ties up Spike and sneaks into the courtyard of the glamorous Toodles Galore with his bass, hoping to woo her with his song, much to the annoyance of a sleeping Jerry.

Starring: Ira "Buck" Woods, William Hanna, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1946-08-31
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Trap Happy
3.

Trap Happy

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Tom calls the exterminators, but they send a cat, who despite his various tools, doesn't fare much better than Tom usually does.

Starring: William Hanna ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1946-06-29
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Rhapsody Rabbit
4.

Rhapsody Rabbit

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

When Bugs attempts to perform Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, he is troubled by a mouse.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1946-11-09
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Peter and the Wolf
5.

Peter and the Wolf

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Disney's animated adaptation of Prokofiev's masterpiece, in which every character is represented musically by a different instrument. Young Peter decides to go hunting for the wolf that's been prowling around the village. Along the way, he is joined by his friends the bird, the duck and the cat. All the fun comes to end, however, when the wolf makes an appearance. Will Peter and his friends live to tell of their adventures?

Starring: Sterling Holloway ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1946-08-15
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
6.

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

While reading his favorite comic book, Daffy accidentally knocks himself unconscious and dreams he's Duck Twacy, famous detective, trying to solve the case of the missing piggy banks. Taking a streetcar (conducted by Porky Pig, in a non-speaking cameo role) to the gangsters' hideout, he meets up with such grotesque criminals as Pickle Puss, Eighty-Eight Teeth and Neon Noodle.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1946-07-20
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Northwest Hounded Police
7.

Northwest Hounded Police

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The wolf escapes from Alka-Fizz prison, but the persistent Sergeant McPoodle (Droopy) of the Canadian Mounties follows his trail wherever he goes.

Starring: Frank Graham, Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1946-08-03
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Milky Waif
8.

The Milky Waif

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Jerry is awakened from a nightmare by a knock on the door: someone has left a foundling in a walnut shell with a note, giving his name as Nibbles and saying he needs lots of milk. Fortunately, there's a dish handy, but it's next to Tom. Nibbles scurries out and dives off Tom's nose, then grabs a whisker for balance, waking Tom up. Jerry grabs him just in time and they hide under the milk. Tom laps up some milk and gets Nibbles; Jerry rescues him, and they run for the hole. Next, they try a very long straw; Tom catches them and sucks Nibbles through the straw. Much chasing follows, with a pause now and then for some milk. Tom traps Jerry in a milk bottle and chases Nibbles a while; he finally corners Nibbles and spanks him with a flyswatter. Jerry is so enraged he burst out of the milk bottle and lets out a ferocious roar; he grabs Tom by the tail and thoroughly pummels him, then stands over him as Tom feeds Nibbles milk.

Starring: Lillian Randolph ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1946-05-18
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Baseball Bugs
9.

Baseball Bugs

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny single handedly takes on the “Gas-House Gorillas,” a baseball team of hulking, cigar-chomping bullies.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham, Tedd Pierce, The Sportsmen Quartet ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1946-02-02
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Big Snooze
10.

The Big Snooze

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1946-10-05
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Springtime for Thomas
11.

Springtime for Thomas

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry.

Starring: Frank Graham ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1946-03-30
12.

Make Mine Music

3.7
6.2/10 IMDB

In the tradition of Fantasia, Make Mine Music is a glorious collection of nine musically charged animated shorts featuring such fun-filled favorites as "Peter And The Wolf", narrated by the beloved voice behind Winnie The Pooh. In addition, you'll enjoy such classic cartoon hits as "Casey At The Bat," "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met" and "Johnnie Fedora And Alice Bluebonnet."

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, Jerry Colonna, Andy Russell, Sterling Holloway, Tatiana Riabouchinska, David Lichine, The Pied Pipers, The King's Men ..
Directed by: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1946-06-30
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Book Revue
13.

Book Revue

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A secluded bookstore comes to life in madcap, pop culture reference-heavy fashion.

Starring: Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1946-01-05
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : A Knight for a Day
14.

A Knight for a Day

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

By accident, Cedric (Goofy), replaces his master, Sir Loinsteak, in the armor just before the joust with champion Sir Cumference.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1946-03-08
15.

Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Two hats fall in love in a department store window, but are separated when each are purchased by different owners.

Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1946-08-15
16.

Picnic Panic

3.2
5.1/10 IMDB

A young Indian boy, his girl, and his mule go on a picnic, and are having a good time when they come upon a temperamental volcano and, then, almost anything can happen and almost does.

Directed by: Bob Wickersham
Release date: 1946-06-20
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Racketeer Rabbit
17.

Racketeer Rabbit

3.2
7.9/10 IMDB

Hugo and Rocky (caricatures of Edward G. Robinson and Peter Lorre) make it home to their hideout only to find Bugs already settled down there for the night.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Dick Nelson ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1946-09-14
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Service with a Guile
18.

Service with a Guile

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Olive runs a service station. The admiral pulls in and asks Olive to put some air in his tire, as he heads off to a cigar store. Meanwhile, the boys stop by on a 24-hour leave, and start to be "helpful" - which of course means that the tire, then the entire car, are in serious trouble. Not that Popeye doesn't do some amazing things to save the car; he carries it, atop a hoist, to the top of a very tall building under construction, then outruns it as it falls, and catches it, unscathed; the car is demolished, however, when Bluto snatches the hoist away and lets the car fall the remaining couple of meters onto Popeye. Spinach time: He manages to rebuild the car, apparently good as new, in the time it takes the admiral to walk back from the cigar store, so Bluto shoves him away to take credit. But the car falls to pieces when it's started, and the admiral puts Bluto on rust-scraping duty as Popeye and Olive float by in a rowboat.

Starring: Harry Welch, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck ..
Directed by: Bill Tytla
Release date: 1946-04-18
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Daffy Doodles
19.

Daffy Doodles

3.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Porky Pig is hot on the trail of a vandal painting mustaches on signs everywhere (Daffy Duck).

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1946-04-06
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Kitty Kornered
20.

Kitty Kornered

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Porky puts his cats out in the snow, but then they put him out and have a party. Expelling them again, Porky goes to bed, only to be terrorized by the felines' mock Martian invasion.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1946-06-08
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Walky Talky Hawky
21.

Walky Talky Hawky

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Young Henery Hawk's father regretfully admits their family's shame: they hunt and eat chickens. Henery set off to find one, and comes across Foghorn Leghorn, where the loudmouth rooster is engaged in his favorite pastime, playing tricks on a grumpy dog.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1946-08-31
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Who's Cookin Who?
22.

Who's Cookin Who?

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

In this Walter Lantz Color Cartune---the correct house-name brand for the Woody's, and not Swing Symphony as some Keyworder seems to think---Woody, per usual, is sleeping and idling while the ants and grasshoppers are gathering food for the winter, and Woody even has a nightmare about it. He awakens, under a blanket of snow, to find that both Winter and a hungry wolf are knocking at his door. The wolf has intentions of eating Woody...but Woody also has the same thoughts regarding the wolf.

Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1946-06-23
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Apple Andy
23.

Apple Andy

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Andy Panda is very fond of apples and he eats a bushel of green apples, falls asleep and has a nightmare in which the devil is trying to entice him into Hades and stuffs him full of apple juice, applesauce and more apples. (In Andy's defense, since Andy was taught not to eat green apples, the devil had spray-painted the green apples red.)

Starring: Mel Blanc, Walter Tetley, Sara Berner, Lionel Stander, Will Wright, Del Porter ..
Directed by: Walter Lantz, Dick Lundy
Release date: 1946-04-09
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The ABC of Hand Tools
24.

The ABC of Hand Tools

3.0
6.2/10 IMDB

The ABC of Hand Tools is a 1946 Disney animated short film. It was sponsored by General Motors. This is an educational film in two parts. Part one covers metal shop, and part two covers wood shop. Primitive Pete does everything wrong in both environments. He uses the tools incorrectly, allowing the narrator to correct him. It also features his female counterpart, who is constantly distracting him.

Release date: 1946-02-05
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Hollywood Daffy
25.

Hollywood Daffy

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Daffy sneaks onto the Warmer Brothers lot, eventually posing as a tour guide. Daffy spoofs a number of contemporary stars, and others appear as "themselves". He also has a number of run-ins with a studio cop.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1946-06-21
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Reckless Driver
26.

The Reckless Driver

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Driving down a U.S. highway, Woody passes a billboard which reminds him that he should renew his drivers' license. He heads to the department of motor vehicles and asks Officer Wally Walrus, who takes an immediate dislike to Woody, to give him the test. He puts Woody through the eye test, the reflex test, and the fingerprint test...with Woody constantly making short work of the walrus' patience.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Hans Conried, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1946-08-26
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Roughly Squeaking
27.

Roughly Squeaking

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Scheming mice Hubie and Bertie convince a cat that he is, in fact, a lion.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Dick Nelson ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1946-11-23
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Fistic Mystic
28.

The Fistic Mystic

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Popeye and Olive enter the city of Badgag and spot Bluto doing magic tricks. He hypnotizes Olive like a snake charmer. Bluto introduces himself as the Great Bourgeois and gives Olive a fancy dress, turns Popeye into a donkey, and sits on a bed of nails. Popeye pounces on the bed and turns it into springs. The boys next compete in snake charming; Popeye blows a hornpipe on his pipe. Bluto next turns Popeye into a parrot. Bluto then locks Olive in a basket and does the sword trick; Olive escapes and gives parrot Popeye his spinach, which revives him. Bluto escapes with the rope trick and a flying carpet, but Popeye uses his pipe like a rocket to get aloft. Another battle, with Popeye using Bluto's own magic to turn Bluto into a canary. Popeye and Olive fly the carpet home, past the Statue of Liberty.

Starring: Harry Welch, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck ..
Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1946-11-28
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : All the Cats Join In
29.

All the Cats Join In

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A cool cat teen hears a tune on the jukebox at the malt shop and calls his girl; she rounds up a crowd and soon the place is jumping. No dialogue, just the song lyrics. The pencil drawing everyone is shown throughout the first half.

Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1946-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Squatter's Rights
30.

Squatter's Rights

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Two chipmunks have made a cozy little home for themselves in the wood-burning stove of an empty cabin. They sleep in a matchbox, wash up in an empty acorn shell filled with water and look at their reflections on the back of a spoon, which serves as their bathroom mirror. They even have a staircase made with a pocket comb. Invading their space are Mickey Mouse and his dog Pluto, who are all set for a swell vacation. They don't reckon on the two squatters. Pluto immediately discovers the presence of these two pests, but Mickey never finds out. All he knows is that when he tries to light the stove, the matches go out; he doesn't know the chipmunks are blowing them out. Soon, Mickey is outside chopping wood, while Pluto is alone with the chipmunks. Pluto wants blood, but he'll end up with a bottle of ketchup.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, James MacDonald, Dessie Flynn ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1946-06-07
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Fair Weather Fiends
31.

Fair Weather Fiends

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

After a storm strands them on a deserted island, Woody Woodpecker and his wolf friend end up battling themselves in a quest to find food.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Lionel Stander, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1946-11-18
32.

Jasper in a Jam

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

In this entertaining Puppetoon animated short film, a young boy, Jasper, gets trapped inside a pawnshop at midnight. All the musical instruments come to life and play jazz. A whooping wooden Indian chief self-animates as well, and goes on the warpath.

Starring: Charlie Barnet, Peggy Lee ..
Directed by: Duke Goldstone
Release date: 1946-10-18
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Lonesome Lenny
33.

Lonesome Lenny

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Screwy Squirrel becomes the playmate of a lonesome, dopey, but strong, dog, Lenny, in a broad parody of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men".

Starring: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Wally Maher ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1946-03-09
34.

Chick and Double Chick

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Little Lulu and her dog are charged with protecting the baby chicks from a sly and hungry cat. The cat attempts to steal Little Lulu's chicks but is foiled by Lulu and her dog after many attempts.

Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1946-08-15
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Fair and Worm-er
35.

Fair and Worm-er

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

One long chase: worm chases apple; bird chases worm; cat chases bird; dog chases cat; dogcatcher chases dog; dogcatcher's wife chases dogcatcher; mouse chases dogcatcher's wife. With occasional interruptions by a skunk.

Starring: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1946-09-27
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Acrobatty Bunny
36.

Acrobatty Bunny

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

When the circus arrives they put the lion's cage right over Bugs' rabbit hole.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1946-06-29
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Casey at the Bat
37.

Casey at the Bat

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

The over-confident Casey comes to the plate for Mudville in this animated version of the classic 1888 baseball poem by Ernest Thayer

Starring: Jerry Colonna ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1946-08-15
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Willie the Operatic Whale
38.

Willie the Operatic Whale

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The Metropolitan Opera is looking for the sea monster reported in newspaper headlines, because this monster sings beautifully! The "monster" is actually Willie, a whale who can sing in several voices simultaneously. A friend of his, a gull called Whitey, tells him about the searching ship, and Willie goes to audition, as it's been his ambition to perform on stage. Unfortunately, Professor Tetti Tatti from the Opera believes that one or more singers have been swallowed by the whale, and need to be rescued.

Starring: Nelson Eddy ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1946-08-15
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Bathing Buddies
39.

Bathing Buddies

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Woody and Wally share an apartment building. Woody's favorite pastime is playing golf... it's just a shame he plays inside the house instead of outside. Finally, Wally breaks his club and tells him not to make any more noise. Woody decides to forget his troubles by taking a bath. His bathtub is coin-operated and when he inserts a dime for the water, it falls down the drain.

Directed by: Dick Lundy
Release date: 1946-07-01
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Holiday for Shoestrings
40.

Holiday for Shoestrings

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

To the tune of The Nutcracker, a number of elves do all the work in a shoe shop.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1946-02-22
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Hare Remover
41.

Hare Remover

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd is an amateur scientist who wants to turn Bugs Bunny into a fiend. Bugs tricks this ersatz Dr. Jekyll into drinking his own mixture; later, each thinks the other has changed into a bear.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1946-03-23
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Lighthouse Keeping
42.

Lighthouse Keeping

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Donald is a lighthouse keeper. He shines the light on a sleeping pelican; the angry bird comes into the lighthouse and tries to put out the light. Donald and the bird do battle through the rest of the picture.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1946-09-20
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Purloined Pup
43.

The Purloined Pup

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Police dog Pluto is tracking down Butch, the dog that abducted rich dog "Ronnie" for a 10,000 bone ransom. Pluto releases Ronnie, but is hunted by Butch.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1946-07-19
44.

Mousie Come Home

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Andy and his dog, Milo, share their house with an obnoxious rodent who enjoys tormenting the two above anything else. Finally, the two decide the only way they can rid themselves of the pest is for the two to just plain move out. They pack their bags and move to a new house leaving the mouse behind. With no one to torment, the mouse decides life isn't worth living anymore and attempts to end it all until he finally discovers their new address, moves in with them, and resumes tormenting the two.

Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1946-04-15
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Talking Magpies
45.

The Talking Magpies

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

The magpies move into a nest in a tree right outside an old man's bedroom window. Chaos ensues as the magpies and the old man each try to best each other, the old man trying to get the magpies to be quiet, and the two of them being anything BUT quiet.

Directed by: Mannie Davis
Release date: 1946-01-04
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : A Little Phantasy on a 19th-century Painting
46.

A Little Phantasy on a 19th-century Painting

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Taking "Isle of the Dead," a work by the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin as his starting point, Norman McLaren creates a deeply disturbing surrealist dream.

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1946-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : The Mouse-Merized Cat
47.

The Mouse-Merized Cat

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Babbit hypnotizies Catsello, despite his efforts to resist, into believing he's Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Jimmy Durante, then a chicken, and finally a dog, who he sics on the cat. The cat hypnotizes him back. Finally, Catstello hypnotizes both of them into cowboy and horse, leaving him alone to enjoy the deli they live in.

Starring: Tedd Pierce, Mel Blanc, Richard Bickenbach ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1946-10-18
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Double Dribble
48.

Double Dribble

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A basketball game of Goofs (P.U. vs. U.U.) in which the players play furiously, often breaking the rules of the game. All of the players are named after Disney artists.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1946-12-20
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : Nursery Rhyme Review
49.

Nursery Rhyme Review

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A compilation of four Mother Goose stories "photographed in three-dimensional animation" and unified by a prologue and an epilogue with Mother Goose herself magically setting up a projector to show the films. The familiar nursery rhymes are "Little Miss Muffet," "Old Mother Hubbard," "The Queen of Hearts," and "Humpty Dumpty."

Directed by: Ray Harryhausen
Release date: 1946-02-03
Best Animation Movies of 1946 : In Dutch
50.

In Dutch

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

In Holland, Pluto acts as a milkman (dog?) leaving canisters of milk on the town's doorsteps. While going about his job, he falls head over heels in love with Dinah the dachshund. In his enthusiasm, he accidentally rings the dike bell causing the town to think the dike is leaking. When the fraud is exposed, Pluto and Dinah are kicked out of the town. Upon leaving, they both notice the dike actually has sprung a leak. While Dinah plugs the leak, Pluto must return to the town and find a way to get the residents to follow him to the dike leak.

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1946-05-10

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