Top 25 Greatest Cartoons (voted by 1000 animators)

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1.
What's Opera, Doc? (1957 Short Film)
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Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery. (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
2.
Duck Amuck (1953 Short Film)
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The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
3.
The Band Concert (1935 Short Film)
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Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm. (9 mins.)
 
4.
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953 Short Film)
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Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
5.
One Froggy Evening (1955 Short Film)
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner. (7 mins.)
 
6.
Gertie the Dinosaur (1914 Short Film)
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The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur. (12 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay
 
7.
Red Hot Riding Hood (1943 Short Film)
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The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
8.
Porky in Wackyland (1938 Short Film)
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Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
 
9.
Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950 Short Film)
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The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950. (8 mins.)
Director: Robert Cannon
 
10.
King-Size Canary (1947 Short Film)
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A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities... (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
11.
Three Little Pigs (1933 Short Film)
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house. (9 mins.)
 
12.
Rabbit of Seville (1950 Short Film)
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera. (7 mins.)
 
13.
Steamboat Willie (1928 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck. (8 mins.)
Director: Ub Iwerks
 
14.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
15.
Bad Luck Blackie (1949 Short Film)
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A cute and very tormented kitten is bullied by an incomparably evil bulldog, who lives to know better after a black cat crosses his path. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
16.
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946 Short Film)
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Daffy Duck has a dream in which he is Duck Twacy, a detective forced to fight an army of grotesque villians. (8 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
17.
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936 Short Film)
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The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest. (16 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
18.
The Skeleton Dance (1929 Short Film)
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The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit. (6 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
19.
Snow-White (1933 Short Film)
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Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues." (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
20.
Minnie the Moocher (1932 Short Film)
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Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song. (8 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
21.
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943 Short Film)
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So White flees from the wicked Queenie, wins over the thugs from Murder Inc. and meets her overrated Prince Chawmin'. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
 
22.
Der Fuehrer's Face (1942 Short Film)
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Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime. (8 mins.)
 
23.
Little Rural Riding Hood (1949 Short Film)
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The last of Tex Avery's variations on 'Red Hot Riding Hood' (1943), in which the country wolf visits his city cousin... (6 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
24.
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953 Short Film)
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A madman tells his tale of murder, and how a strange beating sound haunted him afterward. (8 mins.)
Director: Ted Parmelee
 
25.
The Big Snit (1985 Short Film)
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A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started. (10 mins.)
Director: Richard Condie