CLASIC 30 ANIMATION

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1. Donald and Pluto (1936)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Plumber Donald is using a large magnet in his work. When he drops it, it causes trouble for Pluto, especially after Pluto swallows it. Things begin clinging to him, especially his metal dog dish.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 778

2. Porky's Super Service (1937)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky owns a full-service gas station; he deals with a wide variety of problems, like a bump that migrates to different parts of the car. But his real nemesis is a supposedly sleeping baby ... See full summary »

Director: Ub Iwerks | Stars: Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman, Dave Weber

Votes: 130

3. Porky and Gabby (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky and Gabby are driving off to a camping vacation. But between a road rage incident and some trouble negotiating hills, it's off to a bad start. On arrival, they face mishaps with a fly... See full summary »

Director: Ub Iwerks | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 158

4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

G | 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: 167,257 | Gross: $184.93M

5. Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig, Cal Howard

Votes: 3,515 | Gross: $7.13M

6. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 2,072

7. Balloon Land (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

The inhabitants, including the trees and rocks, of Balloon Land are made entirely of balloons. They come under attack from the evil Pincushion Man. With the help of a quickly inflated army, they manage to fend off the attack.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 340

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: 1,053

9. Flowers and Trees (1932)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Esther Campbell, Marion Darlington

Votes: 1,940

10. The Wise Little Hen (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,455

11. Snow-White (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,602

12. Betty Boop (1930–1939)

6 min | Animation, Family

Betty Boop is one of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. She first appeared in 1930 in "Dizzy Dishes," an installment of creator Max Fleischer's "Talkartoon" series, but soon ... See full summary »

Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 113

13. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 494

14. Jack Frost (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young grizzly bear, undaunted by his mother's warnings of the coming winter, runs away from home only to be confronted by Old Man Winter himself.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Stars: Sara Berner, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 340

15. I Haven't Got a Hat (1935)

TV-G | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 387

16. The Mascot (1933)

26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A stuffed animal goes on a journey through frightening streets to get its kid an orange.

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 1,367

17. Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Family, Short

New duck hunter Porky is constantly taunted by a very early version of Daffy, and all the other ducks.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 394

18. Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Mickey, Donald and Goofy are fire fighters. As you might expect, their attempts at fighting a boarding house fire are not particularly effective. They hear Clarabelle singing in the bathtub... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Elvia Allman, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 934

19. Popeye the Sailor (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 1,455

20. I Love to Singa (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A spoof of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer", a strict piano teaching owl is cursed with a son who "loves to singa", but only jazz.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Tommy Bond, Johnnie Davis, Joe Dougherty

Votes: 1,597

21. Jeepers Creepers (II) (1939)

9 min | Horror, Family, Animation

Police officer Porky is called to investigate strange noises at a house that might be haunted. Before he arrives, we tour the house and hear some evil-sounding cackles, which, it turns out,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Pinto Colvig

Votes: 199

22. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 4,478 | Gross: $0.25M

23. The Worm Turns (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 505

24. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Al Bernie, Thelma Boardman, Ann Lee, Dave Weber

Votes: 443

25. Three Orphan Kittens (1935)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Three orphan kittens are entering a society house in winter and ruin the furniture. But when they're caught by the maid, the young daughter of the house "rescues" them from the cold out ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 952

26. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Purv Pullen

Votes: 625

27. Little Hiawatha (1937)

9 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

The "fearless warrior" of the poem is a very small child whose pants keep falling down. He tries to shoot a grasshopper with his arrow, but the grasshopper spits in his eye. He tries to ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Sally Noble, Mary Rosetti, Millie Walters, Gayne Whitman

Votes: 546

28. Modern Inventions (1937)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald Duck visits a museum of modern inventions; among the inventions he struggles with: a robot butler who keeps taking his hat; a package wrapping machine; a robot nursemaid; an automated barber chair.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash

Votes: 843

29. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

At an orphanage, the children are sad because they received broken toys as gifts. Professor Grampy sees the children while passing by in his sled and has an idea on how to give them a merry Christmas.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 412

30. Elmer Elephant (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Animation, Short

The other children at a birthday party mock Elmer Elephant for his big nose, but it proves useful when he needs to save the birthday girl from a fire in her tree house.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Bernice Hansen, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,006

31. Little Black Sambo (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

Mammy gives Little Black Sambo a quick scrub on the washboard, then pats him down with baby powder, black baby powder, before sending him off to play. She warns him about the tiger. "That ... See full summary »

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 252

32. Small Fry (I) (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Junior wants to be a Big Fry, but learns the hard way that he just isn't ready for smoking in the pool room when he should be in the school room.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 175

33. Old Glory (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Porky balks at learning the Pledge of Allegiance until Uncle Sam appears to him in a dream and gives him a lesson in American history.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John Deering, John Litel, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 513

34. Hawaiian Holiday (1937)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The gang is on vacation. Goofy has some surfing problems, Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire, Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Clarence Nash

Votes: 897

35. Mickey's Mellerdrammer (1933)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Mickey Mouse and his friends perform "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Elvia Allman, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 242

36. Toby Tortoise Returns (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Max Hare is boxing Toby Tortoise, and beating him severely in round one. Between rounds, a Mae West lookalike tells Toby she "likes a man who takes his time", which seems to reinvigorate ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Alyce Ardell, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden, Leone Le Doux

Votes: 780

37. The Flying Mouse (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

To the tune "I Would Like to Be a Bird," a young mouse fashions wings from a pair of leaves, to the great amusement of his brothers when his attempts to use them fail. When the butterfly he... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 666

38. Mickey's Orphans (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

At Christmastime, Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Pluto are beset by an enormous litter of bratty orphan cats.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 586

39. Trader Mickey (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse and Pluto are traveling up an African river with a cargo of goods (including several musical instruments). They hit land and are captured by cannibals who plan to eat them. As ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Gillett, David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 230

40. Halloween (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Toby organizes a Halloween celebration. Some witches and elves join the party.

Directors: Dick Huemer, Sid Marcus

Votes: 46

41. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1939)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

The classic fable of breaking & entering; in this bear family, poppa is a bit accident prone and cowardly.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: June Foray, Rudolf Ising, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 78

42. Polar Trappers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees a penguin and dresses as one to lure her to the chopping block; Goofy baits a trap with... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 661

43. Katnip Kollege (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

At the Katnip Kollege, we see a roomful of cats taking a course in Swingology. Everyone swings except Johnny, who can't cut it and has to sit in the dunce chair. Miss Kitty Bright tells him... See full summary »

Directors: Cal Dalton, Cal Howard | Stars: Mel Blanc, Johnnie Davis, George MacFarland, Poley McClintock

Votes: 507

44. Betty Boop, M.D. (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Betty, Bimbo, and Koko sell a concoction in their medicine show which has odd side effects.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel

Votes: 254

45. An Optical Poem (1938)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Music

A dance of shapes. A title card tells us this is an experiment in conveying the mental images of music in a visual form. Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" is the music. The shapes, all ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Fischinger

Votes: 505

46. Donald's Nephews (1938)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald's sister Dumbella sends her three sons Huey, Dewey, and Louie to visit their uncle Donald. They prove to be quite a handful for Donald, even with help from his book on child rearing.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 884

47. Humpty Dumpty (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Humpty Dumpty must rescue his girlfriend, Easter Egg, from a bad egg who kidnaps her.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 148

48. Goofy and Wilbur (1939)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Goofy is going fishing with his best friend, Wilbur, a grasshopper.

Director: Dick Huemer | Star: George Johnson

Votes: 600

49. The Autograph Hound (1939)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy