Best Animation Movies of 1961


One Hundred and One Dalmatians

7.2/10 IMDB

When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Starring: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright, Cate Bauer, David Frankham, Frederick Worlock, Lisa Davis, Tom Conway ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1961-01-25
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : Zip 'n Snort

Zip 'n Snort

7.6/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner using a sling shot, a grenade in a toy airplane whose propeller detaches and leaves the plane behind.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1961-01-21
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : Nelly's Folly

Nelly's Folly

6.8/10 IMDB

Nelly the Giraffe is discovered in Africa and leaves to begin a singing career, but finds that chasing fame brings her nothing but unhappiness.

Starring: Gloria Wood, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1961-12-30
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : The Last Hungry Cat

The Last Hungry Cat

7.3/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and finds the feather lodged between his lips. He thinks he has swallowed and killed Tweety and suffers terrible remorse as an Alfred Hitchcock-like voice-over chides him for his "crime". Sylvester cracks, runs into the streets confessing, and returns to Granny's place, where he finds he didn't eat Tweety after all.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Ben Frommer ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1961-12-01
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : Compressed Hare

Compressed Hare

7.6/10 IMDB

Bugs battles Wile E. Coyote. A ten trillion volt electric magnet draws everything imaginable.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1961-07-28
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : The Substitute

The Substitute

7.2/10 IMDB

Simple story about the man who goes to the beach and uses inflatable objects for all of his needs.

Directed by: DuĊĦan Vukoti?
Release date: 1961-12-31
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : It's Greek to Me-ow!

It's Greek to Me-ow!

4.8/10 IMDB

This cartoon opens with a narrator introducing the ancient Greek Acropolis, describing its wealth and beautiful architecture. Tom is depicted as one of these inhabitants, an alley cat who lives in the shadows of Athens searching for food.

Starring: Allen Swift ..
Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1961-12-06
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : Very Nice, Very Nice

Very Nice, Very Nice

6.8/10 IMDB

Arthur Lipsett's first film is an avant-garde blend of photography and sound. It looks behind the business-as-usual face we put on life and shows anxieties we want to forget. It is made of dozens of pictures that seem familiar, with fragments of speech heard in passing and, between times, a voice saying, "Very nice, very nice." It was critically acclaimed and plays frequently in festivals and film schools around the world. (NFB)

Directed by: Arthur Lipsett
Release date: 1961-12-31
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : Lickety-Splat


7.2/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner with roller skis, a bow, a rifle, a boomerang, an anvil, and several exploding darts let loose from a balloon.

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow
Release date: 1961-06-03
Best Animation Movies of 1961 : Munro


6.8/10 IMDB

A four-year-old boy is drafted into the army.

Starring: Howard Morris, Seth Deitch, Jules Feiffer, Marie Deitch ..
Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1961-11-09

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