Best Animation Movies of 1949

1.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is up to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger to save him from himself. - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Retelling of Washington Irving's story set in a tiny New England town. Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster, falls for the town beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, and the town Bully Brom Bones decides that he is a little too successful and needs "convincing" that Katrina is not for him.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, J. Pat O'Malley, John McLeish, Colin Campbell, Campbell Grant, Claud Allister, The Rhythmaires, Oliver Wallace ..
Directed by: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney
Release date: 1949-10-05
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : The Road Runner Show
2.

The Road Runner Show

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

The desert in the U.S. southwest is the natural habitat of the Road Runner, a high-octane, cartoon bird who runs so fast on the desert's roadways that he leaves a trail of flame or causes pavement to ripple, distort, or roll up like a carpet. This speedy bird is unrelentingly chased by a hungry coyote named Wile E., who, though believing himself to be a genius, repeatedly fails to catch the Road Runner with his endless supply of ACME Corporation gadgets, weapons, and other paraphernalia. Episodes of this television series contain three theatrical cartoons, one with the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, one with Tweety Bird and Sylvester Cat, and one with other characters from Warner Brothers' cartoon classics.

Starring: Paul Julian, June Foray ..
Directed by: Mel Blanc
Release date: 1949-02-01
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : Long-Haired Hare
3.

Long-Haired Hare

4.0
8.1/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny vs. a famous opera singer at the Hollywood Bowl.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1949-06-25
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : Heavenly Puss
4.

Heavenly Puss

4.0
8.1/10 IMDB

During yet another pursuit of Jerry, Tom ends up being killed when an upright piano slides down the stairs and slams into him. He meets a feline St. Peter at the gate of the Heavenly Express, but is initially turned away due to his constant torture. However, he will be allowed onto the train if he can have Jerry sign a letter of forgiveness within one hour. If not, it's Hell for Tom. Will he go up or down?

Starring: Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1949-07-09
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : Fast and Furry-ous
5.

Fast and Furry-ous

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

This was the debut for Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. It was also their only cartoon made in the 1940s. It set the template for the series, in which Wile E. Coyote (here given the ersatz Latin name Carnivorous Vulgaris) tries to catch Roadrunner (Accelleratii Incredibus) through many traps, plans and products, although in this first cartoon not all of the products are yet made by the Acme Corporation.

Starring: Paul Julian, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1949-09-17
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : High Diving Hare
6.

High Diving Hare

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: High Diving Hare is a 1948-produced Warner Brothers Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. Released to theaters on April 30, 1949, the short is an expansion of a gag from Stage Door Cartoon, which was also directed by Friz Freleng.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1949-04-30
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : Rabbit Hood
7.

Rabbit Hood

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

While unwittingly trespassing in the royal gardens in search of carrots, Bugs runs afoul of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who tries to apprehend him for poaching. The royal grounds are, in fact, amply posted with "No Poaching" signs (one reads "Not even an egg"), but Bugs either didn't see or ignored them. Of course, Bugs sets out to endlessly turn the tables on the hapless sheriff, at one point talking him into building a six-room Tudor home in the middle of the King's gardens. The dueling pair are periodically interrupted by a fat, dopey Little John who proclaims, each time he appears, "Don't you worry never fear, Robin Hood will soon be here". In the end, the merriest of merry men does appear and it's...it's...oh, see it yourself. Bugs goes in disguise as the King, who then knights the Sheriff ("Arise, Sir Loin of Beef...").

Starring: Mel Blanc, Errol Flynn ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1949-12-24
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : For Scent-imental Reasons
8.

For Scent-imental Reasons

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Pepé Le Pew invades a Parisian perfumery, where he sniffs the various scents. The shopkeeper runs in horror and recruits a female cat to run the skunk out of the shop. She tosses the cat inside, and a bottle of dye falls over, accidentally painting a white stripe down the cat's back. Pepé gives chase...

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1949-11-12
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : Frigid Hare
9.

Frigid Hare

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1949-10-07
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : The Wind in the Willows
10.

The Wind in the Willows

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

This animated fairy tale for kids tells the classic story of a dapper, automobile loving fellow named Mr. Toad, whose passion becomes a problem when he's framed for stealing cars by a band of rogue weasels.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, J. Pat O'Malley, Campbell Grant, Claud Allister, Colin Campbell, Oliver Wallace, John McLeish, Leslie Denison, Edmond Stevens ..
Directed by: James Algar, Jack Kinney
Release date: 1949-10-05

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