Best Animation Movies of 1948

1.

Scaredy Cat

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the place only make the skeptical Porky all the more convinced of Sylvester's cowardice.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-12-18
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Buccaneer Bunny
2.

Buccaneer Bunny

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam as a pirate makes the mistake of trying to bury his treasure chest in Bugs' hole, and pays with the loss of his ship.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1948-05-08
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Truce Hurts
3.

The Truce Hurts

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Butch convinces Tom and Jerry that there's no reason to fight and they should all sign a peace treaty. Tom and Butch even rescue their pals from a fellow cat and dog. But then a steak falls off a truck and the boys can't decide how to divvy it up, ultimately losing it completely, and the truce is off.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1948-07-17
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Haredevil Hare
4.

Haredevil Hare

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs is the test rabbit shot to the moon. There, he meets Commander X-2, who is intent on destroying the Earth with his Aludium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-07-24
5.

Melody Time

3.9
6.2/10 IMDB

In the grand tradition of Disney's great musical classics, Melody Time features seven timeless stories, each enhanced with high-spirited music and unforgettable characters. You'll be sure to tap your toes and clap your hands in this witty feast for the eyes and ears.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Dennis Day, Freddy Martin, Frances Langford, Sons of the Pioneers, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Ethel Smith, Trigger, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1948-05-27
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Foghorn Leghorn
6.

The Foghorn Leghorn

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is. He labels Foghorn Leghorn a loud-mouthed shnook and dismisses him, prompting Foggy to indignantly try to prove he's a chicken and therefore fit to be Henery's prey.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1948-10-09
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Old Rockin' Chair Tom
7.

Old Rockin' Chair Tom

3.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Mammy Two-Shoes replaces Tom with a younger cat who is a lightning-quick mouser. Tom and Jerry form an alliance in order to get rid of this dangerous newcomer.

Starring: Lillian Randolph ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1948-09-18
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Kitty Foiled
8.

Kitty Foiled

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Tom subjects Jerry to his usual harassment; but the cat finds a new enemy, and the mouse finds a new friend, in the canary of the house.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1948-02-04
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Gorilla My Dreams
9.

Gorilla My Dreams

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Bugs is sailing the South Seas when a gorilla mother, desperate for a child, hijacks his barrel and presents Bugs to her husband. Bugs decides to play along, but quickly discovers his new "father" plays a bit rough.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1948-01-03
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : My Bunny Lies Over the Sea
10.

My Bunny Lies Over the Sea

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

In Scotland, Bugs Bunny rescues a woman from a monster. The "woman" is a kilted Scotsman, and the "monster" is his bagpipe. The Scotsman then challenges Bugs to a game of golf.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-12-04
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Professor Tom
11.

Professor Tom

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

Tom, complete with mortarboard, is teaching a kitten the basics: "cats chase mice." But Jerry keeps subverting this lesson at every opportunity.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Mickey and the Seal
12.

Mickey and the Seal

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mickey accidentally takes a seal home, after it sneaks into his picnic basket. When Mickey takes a bath, the seal is discovered and Mickey returns him to the park. Later, however, Mickey and Pluto discover that the bathroom is filled with seals!

Starring: James MacDonald, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1948-12-03
13.

So Dear to My Heart

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The tale of Jeremiah Kincaid and his quest to raise his 'champion' lamb, Danny. Jeremiah's dream of showing Danny at the Pike County Fair must overcome the obstinate objections of his loving, yet strict, grandmother Granny. Jeremiah's confidant, Uncle Hiram, is the boy's steady ally.

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Beulah Bondi, Burl Ives, Harry Carey, The Rhythmmaries, Clarence Nash, Marion Darlington, Walter Soderling, Matt Willis ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1948-11-29
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Daffy Duck Slept Here
14.

Daffy Duck Slept Here

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Porky Pig has to share a hotel room with the worst roommate in the world.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1948-03-06
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Olive Oyl for President
15.

Olive Oyl for President

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Tired of political rhetoric, Olive lays out her platform.

Starring: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Izzy Sparber
Release date: 1948-01-30
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Old Shell Game
16.

The Old Shell Game

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Wolfie Wolf tries to make a meal out of Tommy Tortoise.

Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1948-12-16
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Butterscotch and Soda
17.

Butterscotch and Soda

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The housekeeper does her best to get nourishing food into Little Audrey, but the only thing Audrey wants is candy. And she wants lots of it. The housekeeper banishes Audrey to her room, but the cunning girl has sweets hidden in bags that hang outside her bedroom window. The angry servant finds every last piece of candy in the room and takes it away. Soon, Audrey has candy withdrawal and even gets the sweet-tooth version of delirium tremens. A nightmare sends her to a Candy Horror Land where evil candy canes and sinister licorice drops force-feed her all the candy she doesn't want.

Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1948-07-06
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : A-Lad-in His Lamp
18.

A-Lad-in His Lamp

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny finds and rubs Aladdin's lamp and decides to follow the genie to Baghdad, where they battle Mad Man Hassan.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Jim Backus ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1948-10-22
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Daffy Dilly
19.

Daffy Dilly

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Tired of selling gag novelties on the street, Daffy tries for the million-dollar reward offered by J.P. Cubish for the first person to make him laugh. But he first has to get past the rich man's haughty butler, and in the process subjects the servant to a Bogart-like grilling.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Stupor Salesman
20.

The Stupor Salesman

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Slug McSlug, a notorious bank robber, is chased by police after his latest heist. He reaches his country hideout, where he is promptly visited by an uninvited Daffy Duck, who is a door-to-door vendor of a variety of items.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1948-11-19
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Rabbit Punch
21.

Rabbit Punch

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-04-10
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Back Alley Oproar
22.

Back Alley Oproar

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Sylvester sings opera and popular tunes while standing on a back alley fence; Elmer, who wants to sleep, tries to thwart him.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1948-03-25
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Mouse Cleaning
23.

Mouse Cleaning

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Mammy Two-Shoes threatens to throw Tom out of the house if he makes a mess. Jerry sees an opportunity to rid himself of his feline nemesis.

Starring: Lillian Randolph ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1948-12-11
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Bugs Bunny Rides Again
24.

Bugs Bunny Rides Again

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

In the Western town of Rising Gorge, Bugs faces off against Yosemite Sam, "the roughest, toughest, he-man stuffest hombre who's ever crossed the Rio Grande."

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1948-06-12
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : You Were Never Duckier
25.

You Were Never Duckier

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Finding that the prize for best duck at the National Poultry Show is only $5.00, but $5,000 for the best rooster, Daffy disguises himself as one, but then becomes the object of Henery Hawk's chicken hunt.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-08-07
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Hot Cross Bunny
26.

Hot Cross Bunny

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

At Eureka Experimental Hospital, a doctor plans to switch the characteristics of a chicken into the brain and a rabbit, into each other. Bugs Bunny was registered as the experimental rabbit, Number 46.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1948-08-21
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Wild and Woody!
27.

Wild and Woody!

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker gallops into a wild western town, which can't keep a sheriff very long due to the notorious outlaw (and sheriff-killer) Buzz Buzzard. Woody volunteers for the position but barely has time to shine up his badge before Buzz rides in with intent to do harm to Sheriff Woody. But Woody has no intentions of allowing Buzz to follow through on his intents.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Lionel Stander, Pinto Colvig, Grace Stafford, Heck Allen, Jack Mather ..
Directed by: Dick Lundy
Release date: 1948-12-31
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : I Taw a Putty Tat
28.

I Taw a Putty Tat

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Woman wonders why her little pet birds keep disappearing. Sylvester the cat knows, but other than burping feathers, he's not saying. But it looks like he's met his match when the woman orders another bird from the pet shop: a little yellow canary named "Tweety".

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1948-04-02
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Lucky Ducky
29.

Lucky Ducky

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

It's hunting season, and all the ducks are wisely staying undercover - apart from this freshly-hatched little duckling, who turns out to be more than a match for two inept would-be hunters....

Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1948-10-09
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Kit for Cat
30.

Kit for Cat

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd takes in Sylvester Cat and an orange kitten during a cold winter night. He'd like to adopt them both but can only keep one. He decides to go to bed and make up his mind in the morning. Sylvester and the kitten both want to be the one who is adopted. So, each tries to "frame" the other for misdeeds in hopes of swaying Elmer's decision in their favor. The noise escalates to the point that all three- Sylvester, the kitten, and Elmer too- are evicted and must scrounge for food in trash cans.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Jimmy Pickleland, Jack Mercer, Purv Pullen, Bea Benaderet, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1948-11-05
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Riff Raffy Daffy
31.

Riff Raffy Daffy

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

No matter where vagabond Daffy Duck goes to sleep, policeman Porky Pig is there to toss him out. Finally, Porky kicks him out the city park entirely, and it starts snowing. Daffy decides to take shelter at the closed Macys department store. When Porky catches him, he's determined to be rid of Daffy once and for all.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1948-11-26
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Dog Tax Dodgers
32.

Dog Tax Dodgers

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Andy reads in the newspaper that dog catcher Wally Walrus is coming to collect $3.00 worth of dog tax from every dog owner. Being kind of a cheapskate, he hides his dog in the closet from Wally's presence but, upon entering Andy's house, Wally still suspects something is amiss. He uses a trained flea to reveal the dog who gets chased by Wally into a pond in the backyard. After "fishing" the dog out, Wally demands Andy pay his $3.00 but both are in for a surprise: the dog has an entire litter of puppies each worth an additional $3.00!

Directed by: Dick Lundy
Release date: 1948-11-19
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Little Toot
33.

Little Toot

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Little Toot is a baby tugboat who would rather play than help his father in New York harbor. When he does finally decide to help, he accidentally causes a major crash and is banished beyond the 12 mile limit. But when a storm comes up and strands an ocean liner, he's the only one that can get there, and he redeems himself.

Starring: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1948-05-27
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Dough Ray Me-ow
34.

Dough Ray Me-ow

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Louie the Parrot finds a written will stating that his master bequeathes the family fortune not to him, but to his fellow household pet, a lunkheaded cat named Heathcliff, with the proviso that Louie is next in line to inherit the wealth if Heathcliff dies. So, Louie plots the untimely demise of Heathcliff.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1948-08-14
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Little 'Tinker
35.

Little 'Tinker

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

The lovesick B.O. Skunk is having no luck finding a mate, when Cupid gives him a book called "Advice for the Love-Worn" to help him out.

Starring: Bill Roberts ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1948-05-15
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : What Price Fleadom
36.

What Price Fleadom

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A dog lives in harmony with Homer the flea. But Homer spots a lady flea on a passing dog, and soon he's being attacked by that dog. And he just can't leave the lady flea alone. Meanwhile, ...

Starring: Tex Avery ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1948-03-20
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Up-Standing Sitter
37.

The Up-Standing Sitter

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Daffy is working as a baby-sitter for the Acme Baby Sitting Agency; while he's sitting on a chicken egg, it hatches. The chick decides Daffy is a stranger and he should have nothing to do with Daffy, but Daffy has to catch the chick. Of course, there are complications, including repeated run-ins with Spike the dog, another chicken whose nest the chick hides in, and a high wire that Daffy can't conquer.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1948-07-02
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Banquet Busters
38.

Banquet Busters

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda are two (unemployed) musicians who sit in their office without food sans one last bean that a mouse eats. Fortunately, there is a banquet going on down the street at Mrs. Van Glutton's mansion. The two arrive at the mansion and instantly try the patience of butler Wally Walrus who doesn't appreciate the food filching ways of the two. Eventually, an enormous food fight erupts with Wally caught in the middle, ending with Wally chasing the two away with a shotgun.

Directed by: Dick Lundy
Release date: 1948-03-11
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Magic Canvas
39.

The Magic Canvas

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Short film from the Halas-Batchelor Studio

Directed by: John Halas
Release date: 1948-12-30
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : What Makes Daffy Duck
40.

What Makes Daffy Duck

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

It's duck season, so Daffy plays hunter Elmer and a hungry fox off against each other.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1948-02-14
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Drip Dippy Donald
41.

Drip Dippy Donald

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Donald gets off the bus and heads home hoping to get a good night's sleep. At first, his plans for rest are disturbed by an open window shade which lets light from a flashing sign in. After that problem is dealt with, Donald is kept awake by a persistently dripping faucet. Donald tries to ignore it but after a while, it becomes aggravating to put it mildly. Donald makes several attempts to stop the dripping and finally at least is able to keep it under control via a Rube Goldberg contraption. At this point, Donald receives a call from his water company telling him he hasn't paid his water bill so they're cutting off his water!

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1948-03-05
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Three for Breakfast
42.

Three for Breakfast

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Donald Duck gets into a lot of trouble while he's cooking pancakes for breakfast - Chip and Dale are up to their mischief. Donald tries a number of plans to get rid of them, but they repeatedly foil Donald's plans.

Starring: Clarence Nash, James MacDonald, Dessie Flynn ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1948-11-05
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Tea for Two Hundred
43.

Tea for Two Hundred

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald is sitting on a veritable gold mine. He rallies his fellow ants, and while Donald is napping, they cart him to a cliff and drop him into the river. When he returns to the raid in progress, he finds himself powerless to stop it. He dynamites the ant hill, but that only separates the ledge he's standing on, and he finds himself in the river again as the ants finish off a cupcake.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1948-12-24
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Cat That Hated People
44.

The Cat That Hated People

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A much-abused cat really hates living with people, so decides to go to the moon for some peace and quiet.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Paul Frees, Colleen Collins ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1948-11-20
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Two Gophers from Texas
45.

Two Gophers from Texas

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A theatrical dog decides to answer the call of the wild and hunt for his food. He targets two polite twin gophers as his first conquest and tries to kill them with a falling-rock trap hooked to a radish patch, then plots to attract them into range of his clutches by dressing himself like a baby, then by playing music. The gophers foil all of these schemes and trap the dog in his own piano as they play the keys, which are linked to hammers whacking the dog's rear.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1948-12-26
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Bee-Deviled Bruin
46.

The Bee-Deviled Bruin

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

It's breakfast time, and Pa finds the honeypot empty. Literally risking life and limb, he has Junyer help him raid a nearby beehive. In the end, he finds he should have listened to Ma in the first place, rather than telling her to "Shaddap!"

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-05-13
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Wet Blanket Policy
47.

Wet Blanket Policy

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker buys life insurance with the benifactor being Buzz Buzzard who wants to collect early.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Lionel Stander, Gloria Wood, Harry Babbitt ..
Directed by: Dick Lundy
Release date: 1948-08-27
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Pluto's Purchase
48.

Pluto's Purchase

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Mickey Mouse sends Pluto to buy sausage at the butcher shop, but Butch schemes to steal it.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, James MacDonald ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1948-07-09
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : Cat Nap Pluto
49.

Cat Nap Pluto

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Morning, and Figaro the kitten wants to play. Pluto, on the other hand, has been out all night and wants to sleep. Finally, the sandman who has been putting Pluto to sleep calls in Figaro's sandman.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1948-08-13
Best Animation Movies of 1948 : The Mad Hatter
50.

The Mad Hatter

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Woody is offered a movie role providing he arrives at the studio at 9:00 a.m. and *must* wear a top hat. His sole hat is eaten by moths so he goes to Wally Walrus' hat store to purchase a new one (and, for once, does not give Wally a hard time). After a few attempts to get the hat to fit Woody's head, he buys the hat but it blows away landing on a goose in a meadow. After tussling with the goose, he gets his head back but loses his job at the studio anyway.

Directed by: Dick Lundy
Release date: 1948-02-16

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