Best Family Movies of 1941



7.2/10 IMDB

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with over-sized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy Timothy the Mouse, the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, Herman Bing, John McLeish, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Billy Bletcher, Jim Carmichael, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton, Noreen Gammill ..
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Jack Kinney, Samuel Armstrong
Release date: 1941-10-31

How Green Was My Valley

7.7/10 IMDB

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Anna Lee, John Loder, Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, Morton Lowry ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1941-10-28
Best Family Movies of 1941 : The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

8.0/10 IMDB

It's snowy and cold outside, and warm inside where Jerry squeezes past a mousetrap to cavort under a present-laden Christmas tree. Mistaking the sleeping Tom for a plush toy, Jerry wakes him and a mad chase ensues.

Starring: Frank Graham ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1941-12-06
Best Family Movies of 1941 : Tortoise Beats Hare

Tortoise Beats Hare

7.8/10 IMDB

An upset Bugs challenges the slick Cecil Turtle to a race.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1941-03-15
Best Family Movies of 1941 : Wabbit Twouble

Wabbit Twouble

7.7/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd expects to find "west and wewaxation" during his visit to Jellostone National Park, but he sets up camp in Bugs' backyard, and the rabbit (and a neighboring bear) definitely don't have leisure in mind.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Arnold Stang ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1941-12-20
Best Family Movies of 1941 : Lend a Paw

Lend a Paw

7.0/10 IMDB

Jealous over Mickey's attention to a kitten, Pluto's devil-self argues with his angel-self over whether or not to rescue the kitten when it falls into a well. The angel-self wins, and Pluto is treated like a hero. In the end, he and the kitten become friends.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1941-10-03
Best Family Movies of 1941 : Adventures of Captain Marvel

Adventures of Captain Marvel

7.3/10 IMDB

On a scientific expedition to Siam young Billy Batson is given the ability to change himself into the super-powered Captain Marvel by the wizard Shazam, who tells him his powers will last only as long as the Golden Scorpion idol is threatened. Finding the idol, the scientists realize it could be the most powerful weapon in the world and remove the lenses that energize it, distributing them among themselves so that no one would be able to use the idol by himself. Back in the US, Billy Batson, as Captain Marvel, wages a battle against an evil, hooded figure, the Scorpion, who hopes to accumulate all five lenses, thereby gaining control of the super-powerful weapon

Starring: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William Benedict, Louise Currie, Robert Strange, Harry Worth, Bryant Washburn, Kenne Duncan, George Lynn, George Pembroke ..
Directed by: John English, William Witney
Release date: 1941-03-28

The Reluctant Dragon

6.8/10 IMDB

Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.

Starring: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant, Claud Allister, Barnett Parker, Billy Lee, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Ward Kimball ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1941-06-19
Best Family Movies of 1941 : Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Mr. Bug Goes to Town

7.0/10 IMDB

The happy tranquility of Buggsville is shattered when the populace learns that a colossal skyscraper is to be built over their tiny town.

Starring: Kenny Gardner, Gwen Williams, Jack Mercer, Tedd Pierce, Stan Freed, Carl Meyer, Pauline Loth, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1941-12-09

Gabby Goes Fishing

5.8/10 IMDB

Gabby teaches a young boy how to fish, even though the boy was doing much better without him.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1941-07-17

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