For the longest time, I didn't really like the Silly Symphonies cartoons. I respected them for helping to advance the art of animation. It wasn't until recently that I began to truly appreciate their artistry and brilliance. I've picked out a few of my favorites.
Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
This is a cartoon masterpiece. It has a brilliant story structure, with a great sense of biting satire. This cartoon also contains the phenomenal animation of Jenny Wren by Hamilton Luske. You truly feel her weight and she exudes a personality. You truly feel that she has thoughts and feelings.
Toby Tortoise Returns (1936)
One of the funniest Disney cartoons ever!!! Lots of risque jokes and cartoony animation. Extremely entertaining film.
Woodland Cafe (1937)
This film is extremely entertaining. Lots of great animation, lively music, and great visual storytelling. Apart from the unfortunate racial stereotypes, it's fantastic.
Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
It's a parody of Mother Goose using 1930s Hollywood celebrities. Nuff said!
Ferdinand The Bull (1938)
Okay, this isn't a Silly Symphony, but I had to include it, because it's a brilliant short subject. I loved the book, and apart from the caricatures of the staff for the bullfighting staff, the film stays very true to the look of book's illustrations.
I hope you've enjoyed these.