Best Animation Movies of 1955

1.

Lady and the Tramp

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while.

Starring: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Bill Baucom, Stan Freberg, Verna Felton, Alan Reed, George Givot, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1955-06-22
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : One Froggy Evening
2.

One Froggy Evening

5.0
8.4/10 IMDB

A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.

Starring: Bill Roberts ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-12-30
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Speedy Gonzales
3.

Speedy Gonzales

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Speedy comes to the aid of a group of mice trying to get the cheese from a factory guarded by Sylvester.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-09-17
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Hyde and Hare
4.

Hyde and Hare

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny manages to get himself adopted by kindly Dr. Jekyll, but is surprised when his benefactor turns into the horrible Mr. Hyde after drinking a potion.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-08-27
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Blinkity Blank
5.

Blinkity Blank

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A playful exercise in intermittent animation and spasmodic imagery. Playing with the laws relating to persistence of vision and after-image on the retina of the eye, McLaren engraves pictures on blank film creating vivid, percussive effects.

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : You and Your Ears
6.

You and Your Ears

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Jiminy Cricket explains how the ear works, both for hearing and balance.

Starring: Cliff Edwards ..
Release date: 1955-01-01
7.

Two Little Oxen

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

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Directed by: Gyula Macskássy
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Stork Naked
8.

Stork Naked

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A drunken stork comes to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daffy Duck with a bundle of joy, but Daffy wants no more children and takes extreme measures to keep the stork away.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-02-25
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Rabbit Rampage
9.

Rabbit Rampage

3.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny is tormented by his own animator, in this successor to the 1953 cartoon "Duck Amuck".

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-06-11
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Jack and the Beanstalk
10.

Jack and the Beanstalk

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

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Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Designs on Jerry
11.

Designs on Jerry

3.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Tom designs a better mousetrap that would have made Rube Goldberg jealous. While he sleeps, the mouse that Tom drew wakes Jerry and they get chased by the cat Tom drew. As Tom awakes, they make a strategic alteration to the design.

Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1955-09-02
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Pecos Pest
12.

Pecos Pest

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Jerry's eccentric uncle, Pecos, a Texan mouse, comes to spend the night with him before his musical performance on television the next day. He decides to rehearse with his guitar for the performance but each time he plays, one of his guitar strings snaps off. Fortunately, he is able to replace them by plucking off one of Tom's whiskers each time. Tom is rather reluctant about this and tries to hide to protect his whiskers from Uncle Pecos.

Starring: Daws Butler, Shug Fisher ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1955-11-11
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : The Legend of Rockabye Point
13.

The Legend of Rockabye Point

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The old fishing boat captain tells the story of Chilly Willy, a singing polar bear and a bulldog who quickly falls asleep when he hears a lullaby.

Starring: Daws Butler, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1955-04-11
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Sahara Hare
14.

Sahara Hare

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Riff-Raff (Yosemite) Sam, riding a camel that won't whoa, chases Bugs into a French Foreign-Legion post.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-03-26
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : That's My Mommy
15.

That's My Mommy

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

When a duck hatches from the egg underneath Tom, he is convinced he is his mother. Tom thinks that he would like to eat the newborn duck, but Jerry shows him the truth while saving him from being eaten.

Starring: Red Coffey ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1955-11-19
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Dime to Retire
16.

Dime to Retire

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Porky Pig is a tired traveller driving into a town and looking for a hotel. He is delighted to find one with a 10 cent per-night fee. But its manager is Daffy Duck, who infests Porky's room with a succession of rest-disturbing animals and asks an increasingly hefty sum for each time he has to remove an animal from the room.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1955-09-02
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Beanstalk Bunny
17.

Beanstalk Bunny

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (as Jack) find themselves at the top of a beanstalk where they get chased around by a giant Elmer Fudd.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-02-12
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Hare Brush
18.

Hare Brush

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

The corporate board has Elmer committed to an asylum because he thinks he's a rabbit. At the sanitarium, Bugs agrees to trade places with Elmer.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-05-07
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : You the Human Animal
19.

You the Human Animal

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

Jiminy Cricket explains how man resembles and differs from other animals, particularly the use of language, the use of reason, and opposable thumbs.

Starring: Cliff Edwards ..
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Cellbound
20.

Cellbound

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Spike has just finished the 20 year process of digging a tunnel from his prison cell but he picks the wrong place to hide.

Starring: Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Tex Avery, Michael Lah
Release date: 1955-11-25
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Up a Tree
21.

Up a Tree

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Donald's playing lumberjack, but the targeted tree just happens to be the home of Chip 'n Dale. They give Donald plenty of trouble cutting down the tree, but eventually he succeeds. The wily chipmunks, though, manage to get their revenge on the homewrecker.

Starring: Clarence Nash, James MacDonald, Dessie Flynn ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1955-09-23
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Square Shootin' Square
22.

Square Shootin' Square

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A western bank robber makes a getaway and hides his loot in a tree. Woody Woodpecker pops out of the tree with the bag containing the money. Woody takes off with the robber in close pursuit. The chase leads back to the town where the robber makes many attempts to retrieve the bag but is always outsmarted by Woody. A posse arrives on the scene and Woody delivers both the robber and the loot into the sheriff's hands.

Starring: Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1955-09-25
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Ready.. Set.. Zoom!
23.

Ready.. Set.. Zoom!

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Among the strategies that fail in Wile E. Coyote's attempts to catch the Roadrunner: glue on the road, a giant rubber band, an outboard motor in a wash tub, and dressing in drag as a female Roadrunner.

Starring: Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-04-29
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Guided Muscle
24.

Guided Muscle

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

While cooking a tin can, the Coyote spots a better meal rushing by- the Road Runner. But making himself into a giant arrow doesn't catch the bird, and the book, "How to Tar and Feather a Road Runner", isn't much help either.

Starring: Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-12-10
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Crazy Mixed Up Pup
25.

Crazy Mixed Up Pup

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

While out grocery shopping, meek, middle-aged Samuel Smith and family pet Rover are run over by a speeding car. Fortunately for them, an ambulance shows up right away. Unfortunately for them, the ambulance attendant mistakenly treats Sam with dog plasma and Rover with human plasma. Both immediately recover - after which Sam starts erupting into bouts of dog-like behavior and Rover begins walking and talking like a human being, much to the consternation of the people around them, especially Sam's wife, Margaret.

Starring: Daws Butler, Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1955-02-14
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Roman Legion-Hare
26.

Roman Legion-Hare

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam, as head of a Roman legion, is ordered by Emperor Nero to find a victim to toss to the lions, or else he'll be the victim. Sam meets up with Bugs Bunny and decides Bugs will make a good victim, but it's Sam and Nero who end up as lion food.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-11-10
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Deputy Droopy
27.

Deputy Droopy

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Two outlaws are trying to steal a shipment of gold being guarded by Deputy Droopy, and have to keep quiet to avoid alerting the sheriff.

Starring: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler, Tex Avery ..
Directed by: Tex Avery, Michael Lah
Release date: 1955-10-28
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Pizzicato Pussycat
28.

Pizzicato Pussycat

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. and Mrs. Jones hear a piano being played in their living room. They automatically assume it is their cat who is making the music, when in fact, the talented one is a mouse whom the cat has forced into being his stooge to make him famous. The cat is showered with media attention and set to play at Carnegie Hall, where he hopes nobody will notice that he is pantomiming the movements with the keys while the mouse is playing his miniature piano inside the full-scale model.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Norman Nesbitt, Marian Richman ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Double or Mutton
29.

Double or Mutton

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Ralph Wolf wants to steal sheep; Sam Sheepdog wants to stop him. Ralph's tricks include digging a tunnel, walking a tightrope, launching a guided missile, dressing as Little Bo Peep, shooting a cannon and growing Sam's hair.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-07-23
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Knight-Mare Hare
30.

Knight-Mare Hare

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

An apple falls on Bugs' head, transporting him back to King Arthur's England.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-10-01
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Red Riding Hoodwinked
31.

Red Riding Hoodwinked

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Red Riding Hood is on her way from the city to the country, to visit Granny. She's bringing Tweety Bird to Granny as a gift - which attracts Sylvester's attention. Along the way she also meets the Big Bad Wolf. Sylvester wants to eat Tweety. Big Bad wants to eat Red.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-10-29
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Jumpin' Jupiter
32.

Jumpin' Jupiter

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A strange alien captures Porky Pig and Sylvester's entire campsite as a sample to take back to its planet, but only Sylvester figures out what is really going on.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-08-06
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Bunco Busters
33.

Bunco Busters

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

A member of the Bunco squad introduces the Case of the Gullible Woodpecker. It seems that Woody wins a pot full of dough that con man Buzz Buzzard notices and sets his sights on stealing. He leads Woody on a phony treasure hunt on Cataloni Island where all the materials Woody needs to continue the hunt (treasure maps, fire extinguishers, toll bridges, etc.) cost him a bundle.

Starring: Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1955-11-20
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Sh-h-h-h-h-h
34.

Sh-h-h-h-h-h

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A mild-mannered man whose nerves are shot from incessant noise is sent to an exclusive, silent retreat with hilarious results.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1955-06-05
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Mouse for Sale
35.

Mouse for Sale

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Tom sells Jerry to a local pet store that's buying white mice. Yes, Jerry's brown, but a little paint fixes that.

Starring: June Foray, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1955-05-21
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : The Hole Idea
36.

The Hole Idea

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A scientist invents the portable hole, only to have a thief steal his samples to go on a crime spree.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1955-04-16
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Tweety's Circus
37.

Tweety's Circus

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat pays a visit to a closed-to-business circus and finds Tweety Bird in one of the cages. Tweety escapes his cage and flees Sylvester. Sylvester, meanwhile, must flee from an uncaged lion he had angered earlier.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-06-03
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Helter Shelter
38.

Helter Shelter

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

After a dog destroys a couple of Woody's houses, Woody finds warmth from the rainstorm in the same house that the dog lives in. Hijinx ensue.

Starring: Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1955-01-16
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Pup on a Picnic
39.

Pup on a Picnic

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Spike is taking his son on a picnic. Jerry keeps hiding in the basket, so Tom keeps disrupting the picnic while chasing him.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1955-04-30
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Tom and Chérie
40.

Tom and Chérie

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Mousketeer Jerry has a love letter to deliver to darling Lilli. He gives it to his young pupil, who has a hard time getting past Tom to deliver it, but he does. They send a few more letters back and forth, at great pain to the youngster.

Starring: Francoise Brun-Cottan ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1955-09-09
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Past Perfumance
41.

Past Perfumance

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Paris, 1913: Passionate, odiferous Pepe Le Pew pursues the latest love of his life, a cat who's been made up to look like a skunk, through the sets of a silent-movie studio.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-05-20
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Gumbasia
42.

Gumbasia

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A jazzy riff on 'Fantasia' from the creator of Gumby.

Directed by: Art Clokey
Release date: 1955-02-05
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Witch Crafty
43.

Witch Crafty

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A witch's broom breaks right outside of the broom factory where Woody just happens to be working. Unfortunately for her she doesn't have the 50 cents needed to purchase a new handle.

Starring: Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1955-03-13
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Bearly Asleep
44.

Bearly Asleep

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Park ranger Donald sends his bears off to hibernate, but Humphrey would rather stay in his hammock, run out for a glass of water, etc., than sleep; when he does get to sleep, his snoring gets him thrown out. His search for a new bed leads him right into the ranger's house.

Starring: Clarence Nash, James MacDonald ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1955-08-19
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Boo Kind to Animals
45.

Boo Kind to Animals

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Casper the Friendly Ghost helps Spunky the Donkey find a useful job.

Directed by: Izzy Sparber, Tom Golden
Release date: 1955-12-22
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Pests for Guests
46.

Pests for Guests

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd buys a wooden set of drawers not knowing that two polite twin gophers (known as The Goofy Gophers) have claimed the piece of furniture as their home.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1955-01-29
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Southbound Duckling
47.

Southbound Duckling

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Jerry's little duckling friend has packed his bag and is all set to fly south for the winter despite the book Jerry keeps showing him that points out that domestic ducks do not fly south, and despite his obvious inability to fly at all. But that doesn't stop him from ending up in Tom's frying pan, at least briefly.

Starring: Red Coffey ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1955-03-12
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : Beezy Bear
48.

Beezy Bear

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Beekeeper Donald catches Humphrey the bear raiding his hives. He complains to Ranger Woodlore, who assembles his bears and lectures them. Donald puts up a barbed wire fence, which slows Humphrey down a bit, but doesn't stop him.

Starring: Clarence Nash, James MacDonald, Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1955-09-02
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy
49.

The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

A short animated biopic of popular and fashionable French painter Raoul Dufy.

Starring: Hans Conried ..
Directed by: Aurelius Battaglia
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1955 : No Hunting
50.

No Hunting

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Donald is inspired by the spirit of his forefathers to take up a gun and go hunting for his food.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Jack Hannah, Bill Thompson, Milt Schaffer ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1955-01-14

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