Favorite animated films made by MGM

by jrsl88 | created - 27 Jun 2012 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

Animated films made by MGM that are my personal favorites. Arranged in ABC order. This list is my own opinion.

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1. 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

2. 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: 617

3. 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: 916

4. 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: 1,237

5. 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

6. 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: 548

7. 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: 87

8. 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: 61

9. 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: 292

10. The Bear and the Beavers (1942)

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: 49

11. The Bear and the Hare (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Barney Bear hunts a snowshoe rabbit, whose white fur makes him impossible to see in the snow and whose wiliness makes him impossible to catch.

Directors: Preston Blair, Michael Lah

Votes: 55

12. The Bear That Couldn't Sleep (1939)

Passed | 9 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Barney's settling in for the winter. But water leaks, a loose shutter, a noisy fire, a teakettle left on, and some stray embers all get in the way, and Barney also locks himself out. And that's just the beginning.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 112

13. Bear Raid Warden (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Barney takes his air-raid warden post too seriously, telling first an owl (shining eyes) and then a firefly to put their lights out. The firefly isn't at all happy and keeps pestering ... See full summary »

Director: George Gordon | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 59

14. Bird-Brain Bird Dog (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Barney Bear prepares to go hunting, but first he needs a bird dog. The dog he gets, though (Harry Hound), turns out to be a bird lover.

Director: Dick Lundy

Votes: 40

15. Blackboard Jumble (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

A wolf with a Southern accent walks by just as a teacher is getting fed up with his class and walks out. Unfortunately, the class consists of three junior clones of Droopy, who manage to try his patience.

Director: Michael Lah | Star: Daws Butler

Votes: 244

16. 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: 1,153

17. Blue Cat Blues (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

As Tom prepares to commit suicide, Jerry recounts the cat's hopeless lover's pursuit of the opportunistic lady that led to this.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 633

18. The Blue Danube (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A conductor, in silhouette against sheet music, leads the title tune, which dissolves into a series of placid landscapes. As the music picks up, we see a water wheel, then a dancing fairy ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Harman

Votes: 90

19. The Bodyguard (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Spike the bulldog, grateful to Jerry for getting him out of the dogcatcher's van, offers to help the little mouse any time he whistles. Tom, Jerry's feline tormentor, seeks to overcome this new disadvantage.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 883

20. The Bookworm (1939)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

Three witches need a worm to complete their potion; they dispatch a raven to catch one, and he goes after a bookworm. He chases the worm into the horror section, where the monsters attack ... See full summary »

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Elmquist, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 161

21. The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,029

22. Busy Buddies (1956)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The baby is left alone with a sitter, and Tom and Jerry are raiding the kitchen and, since the sitter is spending all her time on the phone, watching over the baby, who seems amazingly ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Daws Butler, Janet Waldo

Votes: 425

23. Busybody Bear (1952)

6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Barney gets involved in Good Neighbor Week by helping out the local beaver, help the beaver could do without.

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 43

24. Caballero Droopy (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Droopy is on his way to woo his lovely senorita when he is waylayed by a wolf intent on winning the fair lass. But the wolf wasn't counting on Droopy's uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time...

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Bill Thompson

Votes: 183

25. The Car of Tomorrow (1951)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A series of demonstrations of the kind of motoring accessories we'll all take for granted in the future...

Director: Tex Avery | Star: June Foray

Votes: 391

26. Casanova Cat (1951)

Passed | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom heads for a big city penthouse to become acquainted with a rich pretty female cat that lives there. He brings her Jerry as a gift and does some humiliating things to Jerry. Jerry, in ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 587

27. The Cat Concerto (1947)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 3,594

28. The Cat and the Mermouse (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A day at the beach. Tom wants to lay in the sand, but his rest is disturbed by Jerry, who walks by to go fishing. Tom ends up falling off the end of the pier as he chases Jerry and lands ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 780

29. Cat Fishin' (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is a feline fisherman, Jerry is his live bait, and Spike is the bulldog guarding the lake.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 988

30. Cat Napping (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's getting ready to settle into the hammock, but Jerry has beat him to it and the battle begins.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 565

31. Cellbound (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Spike has just finished the 20-year process of digging a tunnel from his prison cell but he picks the wrong place to hide.

Directors: Tex Avery, Michael Lah | Stars: Tex Avery, Paul Frees

Votes: 300

32. The Chump Champ (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Droopy and Spike compete in a series of athletics contests, and no prizes for guessing who starts cheating...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Bill Thompson

Votes: 329

33. Cobs and Robbers (1953)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Barney is plagued by crows. Joe Scarecrow comes along and, using a wind-up puppet, gets the crows to follow it out in a conga line. He then tells Barney everything is under control only to ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 42

34. The Counterfeit Cat (1949)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

A cat steals the headpiece of a dog to deceive the bulldog Spike and get a chance to eat the canary Spike is guarding.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Colleen Collins

Votes: 282

35. Cruise Cat (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is the official cat on the cruise ship S.S. Aloha, but he'll be kicked off if the captain finds even one mouse. That one, of course, is Jerry, who sneaks on board just before sailing ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 652

36. Cue Ball Cat (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is in a pool hall after hours; as he soon discovers, Jerry is sleeping in the corner pocket. Tom chases Jerry around the table and the rest of the pool hall.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 793

37. Daredevil Droopy (1951)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 364

38. Deputy Droopy (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake... See full summary »

Directors: Tex Avery, Michael Lah | Stars: Bill Thompson, Tex Avery, Daws Butler

Votes: 518

39. Designs on Jerry (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom designs a better mousetrap that would have made Rube Goldberg jealous. While he sleeps, the mouse that Tom drew wakes Jerry and they get chased by the cat Tom drew. As Tom awakes, they ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 550

40. Dixieland Droopy (1954)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Don't be fooled by the title - Droopy looks like Droopy, but he's actually jazzman John Pettibone, with his performing flea combo, and the film shows how it came into being.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, John Brown, Daws Butler

Votes: 450

41. The Dog House (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Spike is building his dream house when Tom crashes into it mid-chase. Of course, Jerry then takes every opportunity to route the chases through the construction project.

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

Votes: 580

42. Dog Trouble (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's chasing Jerry when he runs, literally, right into the sleeping (and quite nasty) dog later known as Spike. Spike chases Tom up a lamp; Jerry's quite amused, until Spike turns on him ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Michael Lah | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 1,044

43. Doggone Tired (1949)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

An energetic dog needs a night's rest if he's going to be ready for rabbit hunting at dawn. A crafty rabbit does everything he can to keep him awake.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Daws Butler

Votes: 390

44. Down Beat Bear (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A dancing bear escapes from the zoo and finds his way to Tom and Jerry's house. He dances with Tom, making it impossible for Tom to call the authorities; Jerry takes every opportunity to ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Daws Butler, Paul Frees

Votes: 453

45. Downhearted Duckling (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry's little duckling friend is depressed because he's just read The Ugly Duckling and thinks that he's ugly. Jerry does his best to help. Tom gets involved when the suicidal duck offers ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Red Coffey

Votes: 530

46. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom, sick of Jerry stealing the milk out of his bowl, poisons it. Instead of killing the mouse, the potion transforms him into a muscular beast.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,289

47. Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Western

Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 428

48. Droopy's Double Trouble (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Droopy and his identical twin brother Drippy are assigned to look after a house, and are told to deal violently with strangers. But Droopy takes pity on his friend Spike, and agrees to put ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 383

49. Droopy's Good Deed (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short