Most Popular Animation Titles Released 1942-01-01 to 1942-12-31


1. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 107,420 | Gross: $102.80M

2. Saludos Amigos (1942)

Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.2
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Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts | Stars: Fred Shields, José Oliveira, Lee Blair, Mary Blair

Votes: 3,540

3. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, War

7.7
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Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,314

4. Dog Trouble (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Tom's chasing Jerry when he runs, literally, right into the sleeping (and quite nasty) dog later known as Spike. Spike chases Tom up a lamp; Jerry's quite amused, until Spike turns on him ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Michael Lah | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 876

5. The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 861

6. Horton Hatches the Egg (1942)

10 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.7
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Horton the elephant agrees to watch over lazy Maisie bird's egg while she vacations. Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100-percent faith-fully through rain and snow, Horton and... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett, Frank Graham

Votes: 411

7. Donald's Snow Fight (1942)

7 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.0
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Donald Duck, in a battleship made of ice, goes to war against his three nephews, who fight back from their ice fort.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,455

8. Fraidy Cat (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 697

9. Case of the Missing Hare (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Bugs' home in a hollow tree is marred when the magician, Ala Bahma, plasters his show posters all over it. Bugs goes to the show to heckle.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 784

10. Tulips Shall Grow (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that ... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rex Ingram, Victor Jory

Votes: 396

11. Puss n' Toots (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.5
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Tom is playing with Jerry when someone delivers a cute lady cat for Mammy to take care of. Tom is smitten at first sight, and primps a bit. He offers a fish and a canary, but she's not ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Michael Lah | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 754

12. The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Comedy, Short, Animation

7.2
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Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, John McLeish, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,140

13. The Ducktators (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito are portrayed as ducks taking over a barnyard.

Director: Norm McCabe | Stars: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, John McLeish

Votes: 415

14. Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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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.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Kent Rogers

Votes: 1,134

15. Blitz Wolf (1942)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.2
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Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Leone Le Doux, Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,051

16. Aquarela do Brasil (1942)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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The title translates to "Watercolor of Brazil", and that's how it starts: with a paintbrush rendering the flora and fauna of Brazil (which oddly overlap) in water colors. A flower becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: José Oliveira, Clarence Nash

Votes: 213

17. Japoteurs (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.5
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Superman vs. Japanese spies hijacking a new super-bomber.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 480

18. The Arctic Giant (1942)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 598

19. Fine Feathered Friend (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.7
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Jerry takes advantage of a rather mean tempered hen (that looks suspiciously like a rooster) to hide from Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 754

20. A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.4
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Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 664

21. Mickey's Birthday Party (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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The gang throws Mickey a surprise birthday party; his present is an electric organ, which Minnie plays while Mickey does a jazzy dance. Goofy bakes the cake, but keeps having trouble with ... See full summary »

Director: Riley Thomson | Stars: Thelma Boardman, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill

Votes: 420

22. Fresh Hare (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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In the Canadian North Woods, Bugs is wanted dead or alive and Elmer is out to bring him in.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 520

23. Billion Dollar Limited (1942)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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Superman battles train robbers seeking to steal a billion dollars worth of gold.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 576

24. Hold the Lion, Please (1942)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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A lion wants to prove he's still "King of the Jungle" and, to prove it, he hunts rabbit.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tex Avery, Harry Lang, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 385

25. Showdown (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Crime

7.0
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Oh no! A crook dressed as Superman commits a series of robberies. The real Superman must work fast to counter the bad publicity.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 406

26. Donald Duck Visits Lake Titicaca (1942)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Donald is visiting South America, where he is first overcome by altitude sickness. He spends some time in the picturesque market. Then he take a llama up into the mountains, with exciting results.

Director: Bill Roberts | Stars: Clarence Nash, Fred Shields

Votes: 189

27. The Bulleteers (1942)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.2
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Superman versus extortionists with a super-powerful rocket car.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 556

28. The Magnetic Telescope (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.3
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When police interfere with a reckless scientist's experiment, it creates a deadly meteor shower only Superman can stop.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 542

29. Symphony Hour (1942)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.7
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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.

Director: Riley Thomson | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill

Votes: 474

30. Electric Earthquake (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.1
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Superman versus a fanatical extortionist with an earthquake machine.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 504

31. Pluto Junior (1942)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.8
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While Pluto naps, his son gets into scrapes with various other animals and other hazards. Pluto eventually wakes up and comes to his rescue.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 254

32. Terror on the Midway (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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When the circus' animals escape and threaten disaster, Superman must take action.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 451

33. The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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Bugs Bunny exploits the situation when an uncle leaves Elmer Fudd three million dollars on the condition that he harm no animals, especially rabbits.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 754

34. Pluto at the Zoo (1942)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.0
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Pluto walks past the zoo and sees the huge bone the sleeping lion has but getting it out is easier said than done. He gets it out of the lion's cage, but then has to face the kangaroo and ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 213

35. How to Play Baseball (1942)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches. On to the World Series, where we go through an eventful inning, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: George Johnson, Fred Shields

Votes: 504

36. My Favorite Duck (1942)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Porky tries to relax on a hunting and fishing trip, but Daffy, smugly pointing out the "No Duck Hunting" signs, subjects him to constant irritation. Then the "Duck Hunting Season Open" signs start going up.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 327

37. You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.8
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Popeye takes on the Japanese Navy single-handedly.

Director: Dan Gordon | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 201

38. Any Bonds Today? (1942)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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Bugs Bunny and friends sing and dance to promote the sale of government bonds in support of the war effort.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 264

39. The Olympic Champ (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish

Votes: 448

40. Donald Gets Drafted (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.0
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Donald Fauntleroy Duck gets his draft notice and goes in, past all the amazingly enticing recruiting posters, to sign up. First he has to pass the physical. Despite his flat feet, he makes ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Billy Bletcher, The King's Men, John McLeish, Clarence Nash

Votes: 542

41. Foney Fables (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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A series of fractured fairy tales vignettes.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Frank Graham

Votes: 266

42. Volcano (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.3
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Superman must face the threat of an erupting volcano.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Julian Noa

Votes: 469

43. How to Fish (1942)

7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.1
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Goofy demonstrates yet another pasttime, fishing. His demonstrated skill fails to explain where all the trophies mounted in his study came from...

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish

Votes: 470

44. The Mouse of Tomorrow (1942)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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The origin story of Super Mouse (later changed to "Mighty Mouse").

Director: Eddie Donnelly | Star: Tom Morrison

Votes: 38

45. The New Spirit (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.0
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Animated documentary promoting timely filing and payment of Federal income taxes, demonstrated by Donald Duck's difficulties with his tax return.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash, Fred Shields, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 256

46. Juke Box Jamboree (1942)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Musical, Short

6.2
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A mouse, sleeping in the Zowie Cafe, has his sleep disturbed by the jukebox. He crawls into the machine, but the mechanism flings him out the coin return. The mouse lands in a glass of ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Lovy | Stars: Mel Blanc, Zedra Conde

Votes: 57

47. The Village Smithy (1942)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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Blacksmith Donald has two tasks on his list: put a new iron rim on a wagon wheel, and shoe Jenny, a female donkey. But the rim won't stay smooth, and the donkey doesn't want the shoes.

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 261

48. Bellboy Donald (1942)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.2
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Bellboy Donald's patience is seriously tested when Pegleg Pete and his son check in.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Jack Mercer, Clarence Nash, Glen Couch, John Dehner

Votes: 423

49. The Wacky Wabbit (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Bugs arrives in the desert to find Elmer prospecting for gold. Fudd is finally driven to pull his own gold tooth.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 662

50. The Hungry Wolf (1942)

9 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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In the dead of winter, a wolf is torn between hunger and his affection for an adorable young rabbit.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 109