The 50 Greatest Cartoons + Other Great Cartoons

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The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1,000 Animation Professionals is a 1994 book by animation historian Jerry Beck. It consists of articles about 50 highly regarded animated short films made in North America and other notable cartoons, which are ranked according to a poll of 1,000 people working in the animation industry. In addition to the main list, the book also recommends other cartoons that were nominated for the main list.

NOTES
I love cartoons.
#1-50 are ranked.
#51+ are the runners-up, listed in alphabetical order.

  • What's Opera, Doc?

    1

  • Duck Amuck

    2

  • The Band Concert

    3

  • Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century

    4

  • One Froggy Evening

    5

  • Gertie the Dinosaur

    6

  • Red Hot Riding Hood

    7

  • Porky in Wackyland

    8

  • Gerald McBoing-Boing

    9

  • King-Size Canary

    10

  • Three Little Pigs

    11

  • Rabbit of Seville

    12

  • Steamboat Willie

    13

  • The Old Mill

    14

  • Bad Luck Blackie

    15

  • The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

    16

  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

    17

  • The Skeleton Dance

    18

  • Snow-White

    19

  • Minnie the Moocher

    20

  • Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs

    21

  • Der Fuehrer's Face

    22

  • Little Rural Riding Hood

    23

  • The Tell-Tale Heart

    24

  • The Big Snit

    25

  • Brave Little Tailor

    26

  • Clock Cleaners

    27

  • Northwest Hounded Police

    28

  • Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

    29

  • Rabbit Seasoning

    30

  • The Scarlet Pumpernickel

    31

  • The Cat Came Back

    32

  • Superman

    33

  • You Ought to Be in Pictures

    34

  • Ali Baba Bunny

    35

  • Feed the Kitty

    36

  • Bimbo's Initiation

    37

  • Bambi Meets Godzilla

    38

  • Little Red Riding Rabbit

    39

  • Peace on Earth

    40

  • Rooty Toot Toot

    41

  • The Cat Concerto

    42

  • The Barber of Seville

    43

  • The Man Who Planted Trees

    44

  • Book Revue

    45

  • Quasi at the Quackadero

    46

  • A Corny Concerto

    47

  • The Unicorn in the Garden

    48

  • The Dover Boys at Pimento University

    49

  • Felix in Hollywood

    50

  • Allegretto

    51

  • Balloon Land

    52

  • Baseball Bugs

    53

  • The Big Snooze

    54

  • Blitz Wolf

    55

  • The Box

    56

  • Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears

    57

  • Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid

    58

  • Crac

    59

  • The Crunch Bird

    60

  • Education for Death

    61

  • The Substitute

    62

  • Fast and Furry-Ous

    63

  • Ferdinand the Bull

    64

  • Flebus

    65

  • Flowers and Trees

    66

  • Frank Film

    67

  • Furies

    68

  • Gorilla My Dreams

    69

  • Hair-Raising Hare

    70

  • I Love to Singa

    71

  • Kitty Kornered

    72

  • KoKo's Earth Control

    73

  • Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics

    74

  • Lonesome Ghosts

    75

  • Lupo the Butcher

    76

  • The Mechanical Monsters

    77

  • Mickey's Service Station

    78

  • Mickey's Trailer

    79

  • Moonbird

    80

  • Mother Goose Goes Hollywood

    81

  • Mouse Cleaning

    82

  • Moving Day

    83

  • Music Land

    84

  • The Old Grey Hare

    85

  • The Old Man of the Mountain

    86

  • Plane Crazy

    87

  • The Pointer

    88

  • Poor Cinderella

    89

  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves

    90

  • Rabbit Hood

    91

  • Rhapsody in Rivets

    92

  • Rhapsody Rabbit

    93

  • Scaredy Cat

    94

  • Screwball Squirrel

    95

  • Señor Droopy

    96

  • The Street

    97

  • The Sunshine Makers

    98

  • Swing Shift Cinderella

    99

  • A Tale of Two Kitties

    100