Best Animation Movies of 1963
The Sword in the Stone
Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.
Bugs is given a room for the night at the castle of Count Bloodcount in Transylvania.
To Beep or Not to Beep
Wile E. Coyote hopes to stop and catch the Road Runner using a huge, boulder-throwing catapult. But no matter where Wile E. positions himself, the catapult drops the boulder on him.
Mad as a Mars Hare
Marvin the Martian is monitoring through his telescope a rocket launch on Earth. The rocket heads straight for him and lands on Mars. The only occupant is Bugs Bunny, lured into Cape Canaveral by a carrot and sent to Mars as an expendable "astro-rabbit". Bugs is to claim Mars in the name of the Earth, but Marvin won't allow an Earth creature to contaminate his atmosphere. He trains a time-projector gun on Bugs and reverts the bunny to a Neanderthal Rabbit, who crushes Marvin with one hand.
Now Hear This
In this surreal cartoon that plays with the idea of sound effects, a near-deaf old man finds one of the devil's lost horns and tries to use it as an ear trumpet.
The Million Hare
Bugs races Daffy to get to the TV station first and win the prize on the "Beat Your Buddy" show.
An animated, dark satire of America's automobile-obsessed, consumerist culture. An anonymous, brilliant scientist toils tirelessly in his ivory tower satisfying the public's ever-increasing demands for novelty and status consciousness, with predictable environmental consequences.
In a spoof of TV's "Untouchables" Rocky and Mugsy chase "Elegant Ness" (Bugs) through the ACME cereal company.
Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations.
The Monster Cockroach
Adaptation of a fairy tale Korney Chukovsky. As big and strong animals, succumbing to panic, obey little cockroach.