Greatest cartoons (GAC Forums poll)

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1. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,542

2. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,566

3. Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, June Foray, Frank Graham

Votes: 2,123

4. Book Revue (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

As the literary characters come to life in a bookstore at night, Daffy Duck sings and dances before being chased by the Big Bad Wolf.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Richard Bickenbach

Votes: 1,229

5. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

After reading his favorite Dick Tracy comic, Daffy Duck has a surreal dream in which he is Duck Twacy, a private eye on the trail of an army of horrifyingly grotesque villains who stole every piggy bank in town, including his own.

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,745

6. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 4,978

7. Porky Pig's Feat (1943)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Porky Pig and Daffy Duck owe an outrageous sum to the Broken Arms Hotel. The manager thwarts their efforts to escape without paying their bill.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 720

8. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, War

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

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

Votes: 3,691

9. Hockey Homicide (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two hockey teams of Goofies play a game that quickly degenerates into a riot.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Doodles Weaver

Votes: 539

10. Porky in Wackyland (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 1,806

11. Kitty Kornered (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Porky puts his cats out in the snow, but then they put him out and have a party. Expelling them again, Porky goes to bed, only to be terrorized by the felines' mock Martian invasion.

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

Votes: 640

12. Magical Maestro (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, The Mary Kaye Trio, Carlos Ramírez

Votes: 951

13. Baby Bottleneck (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

It's the start of the Baby-Boom, and the overworked delivery system is full of glitches: Mother Goose gets a baby skunk, a Scotty dog gets a little hippo, and Mr. and Mrs. Mouse wind up ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 670

14. Little Rural Riding Hood (1949)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The last of Tex Avery's variations on 'Red Hot Riding Hood' (1943), in which the country wolf visits his city cousin, who tries to teach him the rudiments of civilised behaviour when ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Colleen Collins, Pinto Colvig, Imogene Lynn

Votes: 1,006

15. 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: 1,609

16. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 8,960

17. Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

So White flees from the wicked Queenie, wins over the thugs from Murder Inc. and meets her overrated Prince Chawmin'.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Ivie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Ruby Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge

Votes: 1,261

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

Approved | 9 min | Comedy, Short, Animation

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.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Dick Lundy | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, John McLeish, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,316

19. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Animation

Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,334

20. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

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.

Director: Robert Cannon | Star: Marvin Miller

Votes: 1,621

21. King-Size Canary (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,479

22. A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter who's "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 1,265

23. Bad Luck Blackie (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Dick Nelson

Votes: 1,245

24. The Barber of Seville (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

An opera-singing Woody Woodpecker takes over a barbershop and harasses the customers.

Director: Shamus Culhane | Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Kent Rogers, Lee Sweetland

Votes: 635

25. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society in a sadistic 'fun house'; then Betty Boop (with dog's ears) takes a hand.

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

Votes: 1,281

26. A Dream Walking (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto each wants to save Olive as she sleepwalks onto a construction site. But most of their efforts go into preventing each other from being the hero.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 339

27. The Fox and the Grapes (1941)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Illustrating the origin of what sour grapes are (post-Aesop, that is), Crow gets Fox to trade him his picnic lunch for some grapes high on a vine. After many difficulties, the fox manages to get to them but discovers they are sour indeed.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 49

28. Knock Knock (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Andy Panda attempts to find out if he can catch a woodpecker by putting salt on its tail.

Directors: Walter Lantz, Alex Lovy | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 160

29. Peace on Earth (1939)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Two baby squirrels ask grandpa to explain what "men" are when he comes in singing "peace on earth, goodwill to men". Grandpa tells the story of man's last war.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen, The Hollywood Choir Boys

Votes: 1,230

30. 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: 2,076

31. You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Leon Schlesinger, Henry Binder, Gerry Chiniquy

Votes: 1,368

32. The Band Concert (1935)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 2,481

33. Clock Cleaners (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,818

34. A Gruesome Twosome (1945)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Two cats (one a caricature of Jimmy Durante) battle violently for the affections of a pretty girl cat, who'll dispense her favors on the one who brings her a little bird. Unfortunately for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner

Votes: 436

35. Northwest Hounded Police (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

A wolf convict makes his escape, but is pursued by a diminutive Mountie who seems to be everywhere.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,002

36. The Pink Phink (1964)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A house painter uses blue as his color of choice, while the Pink Panther has a different selection in mind.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt

Votes: 981

37. Steamboat Willie (1928)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 6,313

38. Birds Anonymous (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

When Sylvester learns of the possibly dire consequences of his passion for birds, he joins Birds Anonymous to quit. Unfortunately, the outside world taxes his resolve to the limit.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,160

39. Blitz Wolf (1942)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

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: 1,156

40. The Little Match Girl (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A small girl makes her living selling matches on the streets of New York. It's winter, and the hustling crowds at best ignore her, and some are outright rude. She takes shelter and, to try ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Davis, Sid Marcus

Votes: 239

41. Long-Haired Hare (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs Bunny retaliates against the pompous opera star who does him violence.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Nicolai Shutorev

Votes: 2,115

42. Mouse Trouble (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Harry Lang

Votes: 1,515

43. Plane Daffy (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Daffy Duck is a message courier bird delivering a military secret that a femme fatale Nazi spy is determined to get.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 486

44. Screwball Squirrel (1944)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A screwy squirrel provokes a pedigreed birddog to chase him throughout the picture.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson

Votes: 779

45. Draftee Daffy (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Daffy Duck is desperate to elude the draft board respresentative bearing his conscription order.

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 647

46. Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

The final installment of the "Hunting Trilogy" once again has Elmer out hunting, while Bugs and Daffy try to con him into shooting the other.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 2,897

47. Feed the Kitty (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,776