Animated feature films 1917 - 1977

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1. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 61

2. Sin dejar rastros (1918)

Animation

The true incident of the German U-Boat which torpedoed an Argentine ship to make Argentina declare war on the Allies.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 18

3. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A handsome prince rides a flying horse to faraway lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess.

Directors: Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch

Votes: 5,928

4. Peludópolis (1931)

80 min | Animation

The story of President Yrigoyen's corrupt government and its overthrow by a military coup.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 23

5. The New Gulliver (1935)

75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

While hearing the story of "Gulliver's Travels", a young Russian boy dreams that he is the title character on the island of Lilliput.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Vladimir Konstantinov, Ivan Yudin, Ivan Bobrov, Fyodor Brest

Votes: 297

6. The Seven Ravens (1937)

53 min | Animation, Fantasy

A young girl's seven brothers have been turned into ravens, so she sets out to save them.

Directors: Ferdinand Diehl, Hermann Diehl

Votes: 87

7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 190,181 | Gross: $184.93M

8. The Story of the Fox (1937)

63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Renard the Fox's mischievous pranks go too far, King Lion is forced to attempt to bring the trickster to justice.

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 1,277

9. Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky, Orestes Calpini, Roland Crandall, William Henning, Winfield Hoskins, Thomas Johnson, Frank Kelling, Seymour Kneitel, Robert G. Leffingwell, Grim Natwick, Tom Palmer | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig, Cal Howard

Votes: 4,174 | Gross: $7.13M

10. Fantasia (1940)

G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

96 Metascore

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music, ranging from the abstract to depictions of mythology and fantasy, and settings including the prehistoric, supernatural and sacred.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Corey Burton

Votes: 92,205 | Gross: $76.41M

11. Pinocchio (1940)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

99 Metascore

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 137,474 | Gross: $84.25M

12. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

96 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 126,060 | Gross: $1.60M

13. Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Kenny Gardner, Jack Mercer, Tedd Pierce, Carl Meyer

Votes: 1,217

14. Princess Iron Fan (1941)

Not Rated | 73 min | Animation, Fantasy

Three travelers needing to pass through a fiery mountain seek the magical fan of a princess, but she does not wish to part with it.

Directors: Wan Laiming, Guchan Wan | Stars: Wan Chaochen, Chizuko Kanda, Wan Laiming, Shuichi Makino

Votes: 261

15. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

Votes: 3,104 | Gross: $0.87M

16. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

91 Metascore

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, Arthur Davis, Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 136,634 | Gross: $102.80M

17. Saludos Amigos (1942)

Passed | 42 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

60 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 6,223

18. Victory Through Air Power (1943)

70 min | Documentary, Animation, History

An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, H.C. Potter | Stars: Alexander de Seversky, Art Baker, Billy Mitchell

Votes: 983 | Gross: $0.80M

19. The Three Caballeros (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

85 Metascore

Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).

Directors: Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Harold Young | Stars: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 13,399

20. The Enchanted Sword (1945)

74 min | Animation, Adventure, Musical

Garbancito is an orphan whose friends, Kiriqui and Chirili, are kidnapped by the giant Caramanca. To rescue his friends, Garbancito is assisted by a goat named Peregrina, his Fairy Godmother, and an enchanted sword.

Directors: Arturo Moreno, José María Blay | Stars: Carme Contreras, Lolita Durán, Emilio Fábregas, Eduardo Garro

Votes: 68

21. Handling Ships (1945)

70 min | Documentary, Animation

Instructional cartoon for the Admiralty.

Directors: Allan Crick, John Halas

22. The Lost Letter (1945)

43 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A messenger is tasked with delivering a letter to the Tsarina, which he tucks into his hat for safekeeping on the road. While resting at night, a band of demons steals the hat, and he must travel to Hell to retrieve it.

Directors: Lamis Bredis, Valentina Brumberg, Zinaida Brumberg, Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Vasili Kachalov, Mikhail Yanshin, Boris Livanov, Sergey Martinson

Votes: 91

23. Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945)

TV-PG | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

This animated film--Japan's first--was a propaganda piece made to show the Japanese public how the Japanese military had achieved such decisive victories in the South Pacific. It tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuyo Seo

Votes: 292

24. Magic Lighter (1946)

71 min | Animation, Fantasy, Romance

A soldier who acquires a magic tinderbox capable of summoning three powerful dogs to do his bidding. When the soldier has one of the dogs transport a sleeping princess to his room, he is sentenced to death.

Director: Svend Methling | Stars: Poul Reichhardt, Kirsten Hermansen, Knud Heglund, Karen Poulsen

Votes: 45

25. Make Mine Music (1946)

Passed | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Directors: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 4,064

26. Song of the South (1946)

G | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

54 Metascore

The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 13,390 | Gross: $63.72M

28. The Czech Year (1947)

75 min | Animation

Puppet animation feature consisting of different segments related to the traditions and emotions of the seasons as a typical year passes among the Czech people.

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 85

29. Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

Approved | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: "Bongo," about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and "Mickey and the Beanstalk," a take on the famous fairy tale.

Directors: Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, William Morgan, Bill Roberts | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Luana Patten, Anita Gordon

Votes: 7,807

30. The Hunchback Horse (1947)

57 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Adventures of Ivan the Fool and humpbacked horse in the world of kind magical creatures and cruel people.

Directors: Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Viktor Gromov, Ivan Ivanov-Vano | Stars: Georgi Chernovolenko, Alik Kachanov, Anatoliy Kubatskiy, Georgiy Millyar

Votes: 967

34. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

69 Metascore

An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 5,628

35. Water for Firefighting (1948)

60 min | Animation

Feature-length instructional cartoon made for the Home Office and the Fire Brigade.

Directors: Allan Crick, John Halas

36. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

74 Metascore

An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 14,579

37. Alice in Wonderland (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Animation, Action, Family

This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and stop-motion animation.

Director: Dallas Bower | Stars: Stephen Murray, Ernest Milton, Pamela Brown, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 791

38. Aventuras de Esparadrapo (1949)

60 min | Animation, Adventure

Puppet animation film based on the tales 'Caperucita Roja' and 'La bruja Pirula'.

Director: Ángel de Echenique | Stars: Manuel Bermúdez 'Boliche', Matilde Conesa, Marujita Díaz, Joaquín Portillo 'Top'

Votes: 20

39. The Dynamite Brothers (1949)

85 min | Animation

In this Italian attempt to rival Disney's features, 3 brothers have adventures at school, on a deserted island, as concert performers, and in the most acclaimed episode, at carnival time in Venice.

Director: Nino Pagot | Star: Aldo Silvani

Votes: 40

40. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, a nightingale's song restores his health and teaches... See full summary »

Directors: Jirí Trnka, Milos Makovec | Stars: Helena Patockova, Jaromir Sobotoa, Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna, Boris Karloff

Votes: 391

41. The Singing Princess (1949)

76 min | Animation, Fantasy

An insane woman brings peace to her village by being the most ultimate singer around.

Director: Anton Gino Domenighini | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Germana Calderini, Giulio Panicali, Olinto Cristina

Votes: 238

43. Cinderella (1950)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 152,216 | Gross: $85.00M

45. Johnny the Giant Killer (1950)

58 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Johnny sets out to rid the land of an evil giant but the giant uses a machine to reduce Johnny to the size of a bee. He is welcomed into Bee-Land, and herocially defends the Queen Bee. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean Image, Charles Frank | Stars: Paul Colline, Suzy Dornac, Fred Pasquali

Votes: 99

46. Bajaja (1950)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.9