Best Animation Movies of 1955
Lady and the Tramp
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.
One Froggy Evening
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.
Speedy comes to the aid of a group of mice trying to get the cheese from a factory guarded by Sylvester.
Hyde and Hare
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.
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.
You and Your Ears
Jiminy Cricket explains how the ear works, both for hearing and balance.
Bugs Bunny is tormented by his own animator, in this successor to the 1953 cartoon "Duck Amuck".
A drunken stork comes to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daffy Duck with a bundle of joy, but Daffy wants no part of the delivery and takes extreme measures to keep the stork away.
The Legend of Rockabye Point
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.
Riff-Raff (Yosemite) Sam, riding a camel that won't whoa, chases Bugs into a French Foreign-Legion post.
Designs on Jerry
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.
Dime to Retire
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.
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.
You the Human Animal
Jiminy Cricket explains how man resembles and differs from other animals, particularly the use of language, the use of reason, and opposable thumbs.
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.
Spike has just finished the 20 year process of digging a tunnel from his prison cell but he picks the wrong place to hide.
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.
That's My Mommy
When a duck hatches from the egg underneath Tom, the newborn (Little Quacker) is convinced Tom is his mother. Tom would like to eat the duckling; Jerry is determined to keep that from happening.
Square Shootin' Square
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.
Ready.. Set.. Zoom!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A mild-mannered man whose nerves are shot from incessant noise is sent to an exclusive, silent retreat with hilarious results.
Double or Mutton
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.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Up a Tree
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.
Crazy Mixed Up Pup
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.
An apple falls on Bugs' head, transporting him back to King Arthur's England.
Red Riding Hoodwinked
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.
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.
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.
The Hole Idea
A scientist invents the portable hole, only to have a thief steal his samples to go on a crime spree.
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.
Mouse for Sale
Tom sells Jerry to a local pet store that's buying white mice. Yes, Jerry's brown, but a little paint fixes that.
Pup on a Picnic
Spike is taking his son on a picnic. Jerry keeps hiding in the basket, so Tom keeps disrupting the picnic while chasing him.
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.
A jazzy riff on 'Fantasia' from the creator of Gumby.
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.
Tom and Chérie
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.
Pests for Guests
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy
A short animated biopic of popular and fashionable French painter Raoul Dufy.
Donald is inspired by the spirit of his forefathers to take up a gun and go hunting for his food.
Boo Kind to Animals
Casper the Friendly Ghost helps Spunky the Donkey find a useful job.
Two Scent's Worth
A crook disguises a cat as a skunk to scare people out of a bank, but then the great lover Pepe sees her and the chase is on through the French Alps.
All Fowled Up
Intending to catch a chicken for his dinner, little Henery the Chicken Hawk ventures onto the farm of the eternally feuding Foghorn Leghorn and barnyard dog. Foghorn tries to dump a load of concrete on top of the dog, but the chute for dropping the concrete suddenly extends itself to a position directly above Foghorn, who is covered over by the concrete and frozen in a "Thinker" pose. Little Henery attaches a rope to the cement-laden Foghorn and drags him home for a tough-to-chew chicken dinner.