Favorite animated shorts

by jrsl88 | created - 28 May 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Animated short films that are my favorites. Arranged in ABC order. Not included in the list: made for TV short or straight to VHS/DVD shorts.

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1. The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bugs and Daffy run into the abominable snowman in the Himalayas.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 820

2. Adventures of Popeye (1935)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

In live action, a big kid is attacking a little kid for his "Adventures of Popeye" comic book, so Popeye gives the little kid pointers, in the form of clips from four of his earlier pictures.

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

Votes: 227

3. Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life (1965)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Tom chases Jerry around a high-rise apartment, and then around the ledge surrounding the building. They torment each other with a compressed air horn. Jerry goes down a drainpipe and Tom ... See full summary »

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 352

4. 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: 541

5. Ali Baba Bunny (1957)

7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Bugs and Daffy tunnel to Baghdad where they find caves full of treasure and a guard named Hassan who wants only to "chop" them.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,918

6. Alias St. Nick (1935)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Mrs. Mouse is reading "A Visit from St. Nicholas" to her brood when a cat tries to break in. The cat overhears them arguing about the existence of Santa, so he dresses up accordingly.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 146

7. All's Fair at the Fair (1938)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The World's Fair, as imagined by the Max Fleischer animation studio.

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

Votes: 177

8. Alpine Climbers (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Up in the Swiss Alps, Mickey Mouse tangles with a mother eagle, Donald Duck scraps with an edelweiss-stealing goat and Pluto gets inebriated with a St. Bernard.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 866

9. Another Froggy Evening (1995)

9 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Michigan J. Frog is shown to have caused problems throughout history to those greedy souls who try to exploit him.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Jeff McCarthy, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 291

10. Ants in the Plants (1940)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short

Lots of gags as the little guy fights the bad guy. The insects are living together peacefully, and everybody is going along with their daily business as the evil ant-eater is attacking the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Myron Waldman

Votes: 127

11. Apes of Wrath (1959)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

The drunken stork loses his baby ape for Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Ape on a jungle island. So, he knocks out Bugs Bunny and delivers him instead.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 509

12. Aqua Duck (1963)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Lost in a desert, Daffy Duck finds a gold nugget and is unwilling to part with it even though he is in desperate need of water.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 140

13. The Aristo-Cat (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Meadows the butler, fed up with the family cat's practical jokes, walks off the job, leaving the formerly-pampered feline alone and totally helpless, unaware even of what a mouse looks like... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 338

14. Aquamania (1961)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr. X buys a boat and inadvertently enters the water-skiing race. With Junior driving, with no experience, he's a bit out of his league.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Kevin Corcoran, John Dehner

Votes: 480

15. Art Gallery (1939)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

An art museum, on a dark and stormy night. The statue of Nero comes to life and tries to burn the nearby painting of Rome but his matches go out. He tries to get a set of "hear no evil" ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, The Rhythmettes, Kent Rogers

Votes: 51

16. The Arctic Giant (1942)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus.

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

Votes: 735

17. Autumn (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The season series of Silly Symphonies continues, with squirrels storing nuts and corn, crows stealing it, beavers building a dam, ducks migrating, and the like, as the first snows fall.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 268

18. Awful Orphan (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 922

19. Axe Me Another (1934)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Pierre Bluto, running a logging camp, has thrown Olive into the river because he didn't like her spinach. Popeye rescues her and proceeds to beat Bluto in a lumberjack contest.

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

Votes: 187

20. Babes in the Woods (1932)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Two Dutch children stumble on a clearing in the woods where gnomes are going about their business. The gnomes are friendly to the children. A witch comes and takes them away on her broom to... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 877

21. Baby Butch (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An alley cat disguises himself as an abandoned baby in order to con his way inside the house of Tom and Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 675

22. Baby Puss (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is dressed up and treated like a baby by the little girl of the house, and he hates it aside from the bottle of milk, that is. Jerry brings in some alley cats, who tease Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Sara Berner, William Hanna, The King's Men, Harry Lang

Votes: 1,015

23. Baby Wants a Bottleship (1942)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Olive is going shopping and drops Swee'pea off for Popeye to watch. Popeye carves a sailboat for him, but the tyke spots Popeye's battleship, and the puny toy boat will no longer do. He ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Al Eugster | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 87

24. Back Alley Oproar (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester sings opera and popular tunes while standing on a back alley fence; Elmer, who wants to sleep, tries to thwart him.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Gloria Curran, Tudor Williams

Votes: 770

25. Bad Day at Cat Rock (1965)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Tom and Jerry are on a building construction site. Things explode, Tom loses his fur for a while, Jerry hides in a glove, Tom falls from a great height, and Tom has great trouble with a rock-and-girder see-saw.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 357

26. 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: 1,301

27. Bah Wilderness (1943)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Barney's on a camping trip, but the great outdoors is a bit too wild for him: first the wildlife, then the air mattress, then a bit of rain...

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Harlow Wilcox, Jeanne Dunne

Votes: 55

28. The Ballad of Nessie (2011)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A humorous animated poem of how a gentle displaced Scottish monster created Loch Ness.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Billy Connolly, Kevin Deters

Votes: 1,573

29. 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: 356

30. The Band Concert (1935)

Approved | 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: 2,847

31. Bao (2018)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

Director: Domee Shi | Stars: Sindy Lau, Daniel Kai Lin, Sharmaine Yeoh, Tim Zhang

Votes: 20,263

32. Barbecue Brawl (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Spike is showing his son Tyke how to barbecue when his cooking is disrupted by a typical Tom-and-Jerry chase.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Daws Butler

Votes: 593

33. 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, Lee Sweetland

Votes: 662

34. Barney Bear's Victory Garden (1942)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Barney Bear grows a victory garden that a gopher is only too happy to gobble up.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Gayne Whitman

Votes: 89

35. Barney's Hungry Cousin (1953)

7 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

Barney Bear heads to a national park for a vacation while another bear, native to the park, notices Barney's picnic lunch and makes various attempts to steal Barney's food while Barney ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy | Stars: Tex Avery, Paul Frees

Votes: 91

36. Baseball Bugs (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,669

37. Baton Bunny (1959)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bugs conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony in Franz von Suppé's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" while reacting to a bothersome fly.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 846

38. Batty Baseball (1944)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A series of visual gags about baseball. One running gag has an angry fan screaming "Kill the ump!" Be careful what you wish for.....

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Wally Maher, Jack Mather, John Wald

Votes: 361

39. Be Kind to 'Aminals' (1935)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Olive can't ignore it when produce vendor Bluto comes by with his terribly overloaded cart, whipping his horse and denying it water. They intervene, and while Bluto fights them ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Floyd Buckley, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 201

40. Beanstalk Bunny (1955)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (as Jack) find themselves at the top of a beanstalk where they get chased around by a giant Elmer Fudd.

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

Votes: 638

41. The Bear and the Beavers (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Barney has run out of firewood in mid-winter. His quest for more is not too successful. Meanwhile, the beavers have been busily cutting and stacking their wood, which proves too tempting ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 85

42. The Bear and the Hare (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation