Thanksgiving Themed TV Shows and Movies (Animated)

by kariwoodford | created - 08 Aug 2014 | updated - 06 Sep 2016 | Public

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1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 8,341

2. This Is America, Charlie Brown (1988–1989)
Episode: The Mayflower Voyagers (1988)

Unrated | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The Peanuts gang tells the story of the 1620 Mayflower voyage from England to the new world detailing the hardships they faced, how the Natives helped them survive, and ending the following autumn in a feast of Thanksgiving.

Director: Evert Brown | Stars: Erin Chase, Frank Welker, Brandon Stewart, Gregg Berger

Votes: 296

3. Holiday for Drumsticks (1949)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

The patriarch of a family of farming hill billies is fattening a turkey to slaughter for Thanksgiving Day dinner, and he is fattening the fowl by providing him with a veritable feast of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Davis | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 161

4. Jerky Turkey (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line... for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Wally Maher, Bill Thompson

Votes: 437

5. The Little Orphan (1948)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, Animation

The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare, and Nibbles is always hungry. They start by raiding Tom's milk ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,372

6. Pilgrim Popeye (1951)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye's been feeding a turkey in his backyard; it's Thanksgiving day, and his (3) nephews are all set to turn the turkey into the main course. But Popeye can't bring himself to do the deed... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 40

7. Pilgrim Porky (1940)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Pilgrims, led by captain Porky Pig, set sail from Plymouth for America. We get a series of ocean sailing blackout gags, including a running bit between our narrator and the cook, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce, Thurl Ravenscroft, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 194

8. Tom Turk and Daffy (1944)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Daffy agrees to hide Tom Turk from Porky, until he learns that Porky is planning to serve the turkey for dinner, then turns stool pigeon.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 260

10. Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special (1980 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Directors: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Phil Monroe | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 43

11. Voice of the Turkey (1950)

6 min | Animation, Short

A Paramount Noveltoon (production number P10-1) that has a farmer fattening up a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, but when he starts to sharpen his axe, the turkey gets wise and manages to ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Tytla, George Germanetti | Stars: Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond, Arnold Stang

Votes: 19

12. The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw (1980 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

It's Thanksgiving in Bear Country, and the Bear Family get nervous when Mama Bear thinks they've gotten a sign that the "Thanksgiving Legend of Bigpaw" is coming true. The legend says that ... See full summary »

Directors: Mordicai Gerstein, Al Kouzel | Stars: Ron McLarty, Pat Lysinger, Bob Kaliban, Gabriela Glatzer

Votes: 46

13. Care Bears (1985–2006)
Episode: Grams Bear's Thanksgiving Surprise (1986)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The evil'Sour Sam the Pie Man' is out to ruin Thanksgiving with his 'Crabby Apple Pies' and only the Care Bears can stop him.

Director: Dave Marshall | Stars: Jim Henshaw, Bob Dermer, Dan Hennessey, Chris Wiggins

Votes: 10

14. Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989 TV Short)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jon falls for Garfield's veterinarian--who puts Garfield on a diet--and invites her to Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Phil Roman, Gerard Baldwin, Bob Nesler, John Sparey | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Julie Payne

Votes: 791

15. Martha Speaks (2008–2016)
Episode: Martha's Thanksgiving (2012)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

According to google - Martha Still in search of her mother, Martha digs into her past to uncover the reason she and her family were separated.

Stars: Alex Ferris, Tabitha St. Germain, Vanesa Tomasino

16. Max & Ruby (2002–2019)
Episode: Max's Thanksgiving/Max's Pretend Friend/Fireman Max (2004)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Family

Ruby and Max are at Grandma's to help with Thanksgiving dinner. Ruby is thrilled to help decorate, but Max just wants to sample Grandma's famous stuffing.

Star: Loretta Jafelice

17. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Monster from the Id/Gi-Ants (2012)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Candace tries to recreate a lost gift. She also gets to rule a giant ant colony.

Directors: Robert Hughes, Jay Lender | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 87

18. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Mom's in the House/Minor Monogram (2012)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Phineas and Ferb create a Perry that can go anywhere and do everything. / Phineas and Ferb invent a world full of giant leaf piles and gourds.

Directors: Jay Lender, Dan Povenmire | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 84

19. Mouse on the Mayflower (1968 TV Movie)

TV-G | 45 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Mayflower journey as see through the experiences of a church mouse.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Eddie Albert, John Gary, Joanie Sommers

Votes: 135

20. Rugrats (1990–2006)
Episode: The Turkey Who Came to Dinner (1997)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The babies make friends with a wild turkey on Thanksgiving.

Directors: Rick Bugental, Jim Duffy, Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh, Dan Povenmire | Stars: Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase, Kath Soucie

Votes: 64

21. Wild Kratts (2011– )
Episode: Happy Turkey Day (2012)

TV-Y | 27 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

From PBS KIDS: The Wild Kratts are on a mission to defend the honor of the wild turkey and to stop Gourmand, who is hunting for the largest, fattest turkey in the forest.

Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis, Heather Bambrick

Votes: 8

22. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)
Episode: Family Tradition (2000)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Grandma Sophie invites the Thornberrys to the States for Thanksgiving, but Nigel and Marianne must decline due to their deadline to film the rare Fossa. Debbie is furious and Marianne reluctantly sends the girls.

Director: Mark Risley | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Flea

Votes: 12

23. A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998 Video)

22 min | Animation, Short, Family

It's Thanksgiving time in the Hundred Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh and all his friends bring food for the big dinner. Piglet brings acorns, Pooh brings honey, Owl brings biscuits, Gopher ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Falkenstein | Stars: Brady Bluhm, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler

Votes: 138

24. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999 Video)

G | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Join Pooh and his friends in three stories about the seasons.

Directors: Jun Falkenstein, Karl Geurs, Gary Katona, Ed Wexler | Stars: Gregg Berger, Brady Bluhm, Jim Cummings, Scott Dreier

Votes: 1,126

25. Free Birds (2013)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler, Amy Poehler

Votes: 21,698 | Gross: $55.75M

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