Back in the day, Ali McBeal saw dancing babies. And before that Rosemary had her own problems. Chucky was closer to this baby though. Dolls and especially the ventriloquist’s dummy [think Hugo from the 1945 Dead of Night anthology film] have a long history of being associated with things that go bump in the night. Interestingly there was a 1964 film with a dummy also called Hugo, titled Devil Doll.
Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies is called automatonophobia.