If anybody has ever wondered why the 1930s-1950s are referred to as the Golden Age of animation, these four shorts below should provide the answer to that question. The theme is jazz, the cartoons are beautifully animated and effortlessly entertaining, and they’re all courtesy of individual users who posted them on YouTube.
MINNIE THE MOOCHER (1932, Fleischer)
Director: Dave Fleischer
Music: Cab Calloway
PIED PIPER OF BASIN STREET (1945, Lantz)
Director: James “Shamus” Culhane
Music: Jack Teagarden
Thanks to Kevin Langley for posting this on YouTube.
“All the Cats Join In” from MAKE MINE MUSIC (1946, Disney)
Director: Jack Kinney
Music: Benny Goodman
DIXIELAND DROOPY (1954, MGM)
Director: Tex Avery
Music: Scott Bradley