Best Animation Movies of 1949

1.

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 : Wise Quackers
2.

Wise Quackers

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck falls from the sky onto Elmer Fudd's farm. Rather than be shot, he begs Elmer to accept him as a personal slave. After torturing Elmer with his type of kindness, slave Daffy puts a whip in Elmer's hands, then instantly dresses like Abraham Lincoln to scold Elmer for "whipping slaves".

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1949-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : The Story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'
3.

The Story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A classic tale retold with Harryhausen's trademark animation.

Directed by: Ray Harryhausen
Release date: 1949-01-29
4.

Song of the Birds

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Audrey is enjoying her air rifle, until she shoots down a baby bird and is filled with remorse until she sees it survived. The other birds, however, don't believe she's sincere about her reformation (even after she destroys the rifle), until the baby bird proves it. A remake of a March 1, 1935 Max Fleischer Color Classic of the same name. (Actually The Song of the Birds, the 'the' was dropped)

Directed by: Bill Tytla
Release date: 1949-11-18
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : No. 5: Circular Tensions (Homage to Oskar Fischinger)
5.

No. 5: Circular Tensions (Homage to Oskar Fischinger)

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Experimental short. 16 mm, color, silent, 2:30 or 6 min. Sequel to No. 4.

Directed by: Harry Smith
Release date: 1949-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : Snow Foolin'
6.

Snow Foolin'

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Various animals prepare for winter and enjoy a variety of winter sports. A hen invites us to follow her bouncing egg and sing along to Jingle Bells. Finally, a turtle dispenses hot coffee to a bird on her nest.

Directed by: Izzy Sparber
Release date: 1949-12-16
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : Ginger Nutt's Christmas Circus
7.

Ginger Nutt's Christmas Circus

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Squirrel Ginger is the ringmaster for an animal circus. A parrot has snuck in using a weasel's ticket. The weasel keeps trying to enter as well, but keeps getting thrown out.

Directed by: Bert Felstead
Release date: 1949-01-01
8.

Daffy Duck Hunt

0.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Porky Pig goes to a marsh on a hunting expedition, accompanied by his dog (who resembles the barnyard dog from the Foghorn Leghorn series), and they bring home a live Daffy Duck. They put Daffy into a freezer to keep him fresh until cooking time, but Daffy keeps jumping out of the freezer to heckle Porky and the dog.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1949-03-26
Best Animation Movies of 1949 : The Greener Yard
9.

The Greener Yard

0.0
6.7/10 IMDB

An old beetle (though he looks more like Jiminy Cricket) living next door to Donald Duck explains to his young charge why Donald's garden isn't the paradise it appears to be, by recounting his battles with Donald when he first discovered the garden, and his narrow escape assisted by a couple of birds.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Dink Trout, Florence Gill, Mary Lawrence, Mae Questel, Lee Millar, Lee Millar, Dorothy Lloyd ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1949-10-14
10.

The Cat and the Mermouse

0.0
7.7/10 IMDB

A day at the beach. Tom wants to lay in the sand, but his rest is disturbed by Jerry, who walks by to go fishing. Tom ends up falling off the end of the pier as he chases Jerry and lands underwater, where he encounters a mermaid whose top half looks just like Jerry. A chase, naturally, follows, all underwater. The mermouse, however, runs into a swordfish, and it begins chasing Tom, too, turning into mer-Jerry's ally, until it gets stuck in what looks like a telephone pole. The chase is next interrupted by an octopus, which grabs hold of Tom until Jerry yanks him free when we discover this is all a fever dream of Tom's, and Jerry has actually been performing artificial resuscitation.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1949-09-03

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