Best Family Movies of 1943


The Yankee Doodle Mouse

7.8/10 IMDB

As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; Jerry dropping light bulbs from an airplane like bombs; and Jerry sending a telegram with the message "Sighted Cat - Sank Same." Musical phrasings from various patriotic war songs are heard throughout.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1943-06-26
Best Family Movies of 1943 : Tortoise Wins by a Hare

Tortoise Wins by a Hare

7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1943-02-20
Best Family Movies of 1943 : Wackiki Wabbit

Wackiki Wabbit

7.5/10 IMDB

On a tropical island a pair of castaways look to Bugs as a source of food.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce, Augie Goupil ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1943-07-03
Best Family Movies of 1943 : Dumb-Hounded


7.6/10 IMDB

The wolf escapes from prison but can't get away from police dog Droopy no matter how hard he tries. This is the first cartoon starring Droopy.

Starring: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1943-03-20

Lassie Come Home

7.1/10 IMDB

Hard times come for the Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog, Lassie, to the rich Duke of Rudling. Lassie, however, is unwilling to remain apart from young Carraclough son Joe and sets out on a long and dangerous journey to rejoin him.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn, Nigel Bruce, Elsa Lanchester, Elizabeth Taylor, Ben Webster, J. Pat O'Malley, Alan Napier ..
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
Release date: 1943-12-01

The Human Comedy

7.0/10 IMDB

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt, Fay Bainter, Ray Collins, Van Johnson, Donna Reed, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Dorothy Morris ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1943-03-02
Best Family Movies of 1943 : Yankee Doodle Daffy

Yankee Doodle Daffy

6.9/10 IMDB

Daffy is an agent representing Sleepy LaGoof trying to sell him to talent scout Porky. Daffy spends a great deal of time and energy explaining and demonstrating what the kid can do, while the kid sits on a couch licking a giant sucker.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1943-07-03
Best Family Movies of 1943 : The Wise Quacking Duck

The Wise Quacking Duck

7.3/10 IMDB

An exceedingly mild-mannered man is sent out to kill a duck for dinner by his wife. Unfortunately for him, he picks Daffy Duck as his victim. The two face off and do battle for the remainder of the cartoon.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1943-05-01
Best Family Movies of 1943 : Chicken Little

Chicken Little

7.4/10 IMDB

It's a peaceful day at the local poultry farm until Foxy Loxy happens along intent on a chicken dinner. He takes the advice of a book on psychology by striking "the least intelligent" first and convinces dim witted Chicken Little the sky is falling. Chicken Little spreads the word but when head man Cocky Locky proves the story to be false, Foxy Loxy spreads rumors that Cocky Locky isn't the smart chicken he appears to be, which leads to the ultimate undoing of the chickens at the hands of Foxy Loxy.

Starring: Frank Graham, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Jean MacMurray, Purv Pullen, Elvia Allman, Joe London ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi
Release date: 1943-12-17
Best Family Movies of 1943 : An Itch in Time

An Itch in Time

7.2/10 IMDB

Elmer threatens to give his dog a bath if he doesn't stop scratching, but the poor pooch is the victim of a hungry flea whose tools of the trade include pickaxes and dynamite.

Starring: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1943-12-04

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