Best Family Movies of 1942

1.

Bambi

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Bambi's tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.

Starring: Donnie Dunagan, Peter Behn, Stan Alexander, Cammie King, Will Wright, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards, Sterling Holloway ..
Directed by: David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
Release date: 1942-08-14
Best Family Movies of 1942 : The Pride of the Yankees
2.

The Pride of the Yankees

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Virginia Gilmore, Ernie Adams, Hardie Albright ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1942-07-14
3.

Saludos Amigos

3.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sound of Rio de Janeiro.

Starring: José Oliveira, Fred Shields, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Lee Blair ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, Norman Ferguson
Release date: 1942-08-24
Best Family Movies of 1942 : Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
4.

Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Mama Buzzard wants her children to learn to bring back meat for dinner. One buzzardling is shy and has to be kicked out of the nest. He's told to at least bring back a rabbit.

Starring: Sara Berner, Kent Rogers, Mel Blanc, Arnold Stang, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1942-07-11
5.

Jungle Book

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book is given the full treatment in this lavish retelling filled with huge sets, exotic animals, a large cast and the incomparable Sabu, starring as Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised by wolves. Curious to reconnect with his human village, Mowgli returns only to find disappointment in the greed and treachery of man. Over time, Mowgli and the village members do grow to trust one another, but not before the village finds itself under siege. It's up to Mowgli and his jungle friends to save the day.

Starring: Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, Sabu, Rosemary DeCamp, Patricia O'Rourke, Ralph Byrd, Faith Brook, Noble Johnson, John Mather ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1942-04-03
Best Family Movies of 1942 : South of the Border with Disney
6.

South of the Border with Disney

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Disney short.

Starring: Walt Disney, Heitor Villa-Lobos ..
Directed by: Jack Cutting, Norman Ferguson
Release date: 1942-11-23
Best Family Movies of 1942 : Symphony Hour
7.

Symphony Hour

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Mickey guest-directs a radio orchestra. The sponsor loves the rehearsal, but come the actual performance, Goofy drops all the instruments under an elevator, so they sound like toys. The sponsor hates it, but the audience loves it anyway.

Starring: Walt Disney, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, John McLeish ..
Directed by: Riley Thomson
Release date: 1942-03-20
Best Family Movies of 1942 : The Bear and the Beavers
8.

The Bear and the Beavers

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Barney has run out of firewood in mid winter. His quest for more is not too successful. Meanwhile, the beavers have been busily cutting and stacking their wood, which proves too tempting for Barney. The beavers are not pleased.

Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1942-03-28
Best Family Movies of 1942 : A Tale of Two Kitties
9.

A Tale of Two Kitties

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Two alley cats, Babbitt and Catsello, decide to make a meal out of Orson as he sleeps in his nest atop a telephone pole. The gullible (and loud) Catsello is repeatedly gulled into trying to "get the bird," earning a variety of thrashings from the casually murderous little canary. Catsello finally resorts to an air strike (with a pair of wooden boards for wings), but it's wartime, and Orson has the cat blasted out of the sky by anti-aircraft guns.

Starring: Tedd Pierce, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1942-11-21
Best Family Movies of 1942 : The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
10.

The Wabbit Who Came to Supper

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny exploits the situation when an uncle leaves Elmer Fudd three million dollars on the condition that he harm no animals, especially rabbits.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1942-03-28

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