Best Animation Movies of 1963

1.

The Sword in the Stone

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews, Norman Alden, Rickie Sorensen, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth, Alan Napier, Richard Reitherman, Robert Reitherman ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1963-12-25
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Transylvania 6-5000
2.

Transylvania 6-5000

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs is given a room for the night at the castle of Count Bloodcount in Transylvania.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Frommer, Julie Bennett ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-11-30
3.

Coming Out Party

3.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Its up to Inspector Willoughby to capture an escaped convict.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1963-01-28
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : To Beep or Not to Beep
4.

To Beep or Not to Beep

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-12-27
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The Great Toy Robbery
5.

The Great Toy Robbery

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

This short animation stars the world's most-wanted good guy: Santa Claus. In this spoof of the Wild West, good triumphs over evil, but not before the evil robbers and their innocent victims have romped through some odd situations.

Directed by: Jeff Hale
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Mad as a Mars Hare
6.

Mad as a Mars Hare

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-10-19
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Now Hear This
7.

Now Hear This

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-04-27
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The Unmentionables
8.

The Unmentionables

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

In a spoof of TV's "Untouchables" Rocky and Mugsy chase "Elegant Ness" (Bugs) through the ACME cereal company.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ralph James, Julie Bennett ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1963-09-07
9.

Automania 2000

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ed Bishop ..
Directed by: John Halas
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The Critic
10.

The Critic

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations.

Starring: Mel Brooks ..
Directed by: Ernest Pintoff
Release date: 1963-05-20
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The Monster Cockroach
11.

The Monster Cockroach

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Adaptation of a fairy tale Korney Chukovsky. As big and strong animals, succumbing to panic, obey little cockroach.

Starring: Sergei Tseits, Yuriy Filimonov, Nina Nikitina, Aleksei Gribov, Klara Rumyanova, Lidiya Korolyova ..
Directed by: Vladimir Polkovnikov
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The Million Hare
12.

The Million Hare

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Bugs races Daffy to get to the TV station first and win the prize on the "Beat Your Buddy" show.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1963-04-06
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Fast Buck Duck
13.

Fast Buck Duck

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck, in his flat in the midst of a junkyard, reads that a millionaire seeks a loyal, entertaining, and trustworthy boon companion.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson, Ted Bonnicksen
Release date: 1963-03-08
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Woolen Under Where
14.

Woolen Under Where

2.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog are friends, housemates and coworkers who become bitter enemies, but strictly while they're on the clock. A suit of armor, a skin diving outfit, a unicycle and a makeshift tank figure in Ralph's schemes.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Richard Thompson, Phil Monroe
Release date: 1963-05-11
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Banty Raids
15.

Banty Raids

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A horny hipster rooster, attracted to the hens in Foghorn Leghorn's barnyard, disguises himself as a baby foundling on Foghorn's doorstep. Foghorn adopts the girl-crazy rooster as his son, giving him access to all the chickens on the farm!

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1963-06-28
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Shutter Bug
16.

Shutter Bug

2.8
4.8/10 IMDB

Glamorous screen star Woody Woodpecker is constantly beset by a publicity photographer who wants to take his picture. Finally, Woody gets away for a vacation in the woods, thinking that he has escaped the bright lights and publicity men for a while. However, who shows up but the pesky photographer? Woody tries a number of tricks to get rid of the photographer, including setting a grizzly bear on him. In the end, the photographer gets back at Woody with a cannonball in the rear end.

Starring: Grace Stafford, Jerry Mann ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1963-05-07
17.

Christmas Cracker

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Three separate sequences related to Christmas, animated in different styles: cutout animation of children dancing in the snow to "Jingle Bells," stop-motion animation of toys come to life, and cel animation of a man who seeks the ideal star to top his Christmas tree.

Starring: Grant Munro ..
Directed by: Jeff Hale, Norman McLaren, Grant Munro, Gerald Potterton
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Pent-House Mouse
18.

Pent-House Mouse

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Tom is living the life of luxury, high atop a fancy apartment building. Jerry is starving way down below when he spots a lunchbox on a girder at a construction site. Jerry goes in, the girder goes up, and the lunchbox falls off, landing on Tom, and the chase is on.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-07-27
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Chili Weather
19.

Chili Weather

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Speedy Gonzales helps his fellow mice get food from the Guadalajara Food Processing plant, guarded by Sylvester the Cat.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1963-08-17
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Hare-Breadth Hurry
20.

Hare-Breadth Hurry

2.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When Bugs takes Wile E. Coyote's place in a cartoon, the Bugs/Coyote roles and rules become confused.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-06-08
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Claws in the Lease
21.

Claws in the Lease

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat and his son, Junior, live in a dump, and Junior decides to find them a home. He does, but the fat lady who lives there only wants to adopt Junior and separates the kitten from his father. So, Sylvester makes a number of attempts to gain access to her house.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1963-11-08
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Aqua Duck
22.

Aqua Duck

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Lost in a desert, Daffy Duck finds a gold nugget and is unwilling to part with it even though he is in desperate need of water.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1963-09-28
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : I Was a Teenage Thumb
23.

I Was a Teenage Thumb

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

George Ebenezer Thumb and his wife, Prunhilda, are a medieval, rural, English couple who desperately want a child...

Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1963-01-18
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Devil's Feud Cake
24.

Devil's Feud Cake

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Another in a series of Warner's economy cartoons featuring clips from previous Bugs Bunny-Yosemite Sam cartoons. After Sam is killed in each pursuit, he meets with the devil, who goads him into continuing to chase the bunny. Eventually, Sam balks and, donning a devil's outfit, tells the devil, "If you want him, you can get him yourself! I'm staying!"

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1963-02-09
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Coy Decoy
25.

Coy Decoy

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

While flying south with a flock of ducks, Woody is shot at and hunted by a hunter and his dog.

Starring: Daws Butler, Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-07-09
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Dinozaury
26.

Dinozaury

2.5
5.4/10 IMDB

Polish educational cartoon about dinosaurs

Directed by: Witold Giersz
Release date: 1963-02-28
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The Tenant's Racket
27.

The Tenant's Racket

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

The cartoon starts off with Woody who, tired of flying, stops to rest on a cloud...

Starring: Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-08-29
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The False Note
28.

The False Note

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A day in the life of an organ grinder, down on his luck, who wanders the streets of Paris, dreaming of what might be. He can't help but crank out the occasional false note, just often enough to enrage his listeners and discourage any donations. He dreams of playing a large pipe organ. The juke box drowns him out at a cocktail bar, a church organ drowns him out on a street, pinball machines drown him out at Luna Park. The city's neon lights and commercial posters overwhelm his small art. At the end of the day, he captures the tear of a calliope horse - his sole earnings for the day - which may prove magical.

Starring: Werner Edebau ..
Directed by: Raoul Servais
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Breathdeath
29.

Breathdeath

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A surrealistic fantasy based on the 15th century woodcuts of the dance of the dead. A film experiment that deals with the photoreality and the surrealism of life. A collage-animation that cuts up photos and newsreel film and reassembles them, producing an image that is a mixture of unexplainable fact (Why is Harpo Marx playing a harp in the middle of a battlefield?) with inexplicable act (Why is there a battlefield?). It is a black comedy, a fantasy that mocks death ... a parabolic parable.

Starring: Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Stan VanDerBeek
Release date: 1963-12-28
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Mexican Cat Dance
30.

Mexican Cat Dance

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

Mexican mice take over a bullfight ring after all the people have left, and they arrange their own entertainment, with Speedy Gonzales as a matador and Sylvester Cat substituting for a bull.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1963-04-19
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Science Friction
31.

Science Friction

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

A mad scientist introduces himself to us ("Come! I show you around!") and explains his specialty is crossing things ("I cross a pine mit a apple and I get a pineapple!"). His biggest ambition is cross his pet ape with something but doesn't know what. Enter Woody who comes to his door selling magazines. The scientist decides to cross the ape with a woodpecker and create a flying ape. Woody naturally doesn't want the experiment to take place and tries to flee the scientist's house after being captured. In the end, though, it's the ape who gets the last laugh...

Starring: Grace Stafford, Benny Rubin ..
Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-12-03
32.

Holy Smoke!

2.2
6.5/10 IMDB

An animated film made by Walerian Borowczyk for W.D. & H.O. Wills. A very pompous cigar smoker reminisces about the good old days when the lower classes knew their place and stayed away from cigars meant only for the privileged. However, after he and his society for cigar smokers watch an advert by British tobacco importers W.D. & H.O. Wills explaining their successive methods of cigar-making, his elitist ideals are shaken.

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Tepee for Two
33.

Tepee for Two

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

When Woody makes way too much racket with his TV set and musical instruments, his neighbors have had enough and evict him from the entire city...

Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-10-28
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Philbert (Three's a Crowd)
34.

Philbert (Three's a Crowd)

2.1
5.1/10 IMDB

In this live-action sitcom with animated elements, a cartoonist named Griff draws Philbert comics. Philbert has the ability to come to life in the form of a six-inch-tall cartoon character. Philbert tries to cause trouble between Griff and his girlfriend Angela when he overhears her plans to marry Griff.

Starring: William Schallert, Joanna Barnes, Trustin Howard ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1963-04-15
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Breathing
35.

Breathing

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Breer’s animation explores the theme and variation of the drawn line: a line in constant movement and transformation. With a very sketchy style, he demonstrates how a simple, abstract image can fill and satisfy the imagination of the film viewer. - MoMA

Directed by: Robert Breer
Release date: 1963-01-01
36.

Pesky Pelican

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

As Pesky Pelican flies south for the winter, his wings begin to ice up. He's puzzled until he finds the South Pole.

Starring: Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-09-23
37.

Fly With Von Drake

2.0
8.9/10 IMDB

Ludwig Von Drake covers the history of aviation through live action and animated clips.

Starring: Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1963-10-13
38.

Salmon Loafer

2.0
5.0/10 IMDB

Chilly Willy goes deep sea fishing coming up with an old shoe which he proceeds to cook.

Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-05-28
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
39.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

1.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A nonsense song, sung by Burl Ives and given unrestrained interpretation by the cartoonist. Of course, by the time the song ends the old lady has swallowed much more than a fly. Written by Canadian folksinger Alan Mills.

Starring: Burl Ives ..
Directed by: Derek Lamb
Release date: 1963-01-01
40.

Beetle's High Horps

1.4
4.9/10 IMDB

Beatle, Zero and Sergeant Snorkle are assigned to deliver a statue of a famous Civil War general astride his horse for Camp Swamp's courtyard. After picking up the piece from the sculptor, the boys manage to break it. Fearful of the consequences, Sergeant Snorkle disguises himself as the long-dead General while Beetle and Zero masquerade as the horse. As usual, the deception is soon discovered. Meanwhile, To bring Camp Swampy to the attention of The Pentagon, Gen. Halftrack decides to put a man on the moon. And Beetle Bailey is chosen to volunteer.

Starring: Allan Melvin, Howard Morris ..
Release date: 1963-01-01
41.

Hi-Seas Hi-Jacker

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

One-Eyed Jack, great-great-grandson of that notorious pirate, Black Jack, hijacks a battleship, but he then has to face that internationally-famous detective, Inspector Willoughby in a battle of wits. Hopping into his outboard motorboat, he puts One-Eyed Jack under arrest, but One-Eyed Jack promptly sinks him and his boat with pistol fire. One-Eyed Jack laughs, but Willoughby arrests him again from the conning tower of a submarine.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1963-10-15
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : The Apple
42.

The Apple

1.3
5.8/10 IMDB

A man's repeated attempts to retrieve an apple off a high tree branch all prove fruitless. What does he want the apple for? That would be Telling.

Directed by: George Dunning
Release date: 1963-05-21
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Greedy Gabby Gator
43.

Greedy Gabby Gator

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Gabby Gator tries to cook Woody for dinner, but he instead finds himself the pursued when an unfriendly cousin, a crocodile, decides that an alligator would be a tasty dish. Gabby's radar spies Woody heading toward the Okedokee Swamp, so he snares Woody in a set and tries to make Woody think that he's arrived at Gabby's Health Resort. Woody soon finds that he's destined to be the main ingredient in a Woodpecker stew. He managed to escape from Gabby with the help of the crocodile, who occupies Gabby with his own chase.

Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-01-12
Best Animation Movies of 1963 : Stowaway Woody
44.

Stowaway Woody

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Woody flies onto a Hawaii-bound ocean liner, causing havoc for a captain and his dog. The ship's dog tries to catch him, with no luck.

Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1963-03-04
45.

Case of the Cold Storage Yegg

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Notorious criminal Yeggs Benedict, having just pulled a $50,000 bank robbery, hears a radio report in his hideout that Inspector Willoughby has been assigned the case. Well aware of the Inspector's uncanny ability as a sleuth, Yeggs takes off for the Himalaya Mountains of Tibet. Yeggs no sooner reaches his cave hideout than he sees Willoughby approaching on yakback- the yak sniffing the trail a la bloodhound. Trapped on a dangerous, avalanche-threatened trail, Yeggs starts an avalanche, but it engulfs him instead.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1963-06-18
46.

The Case of the Kangeroo Kid

1.2
5.6/10 IMDB

The plot of this particular episode revolves around a Kangaroo cub’s disappearance, concluding in a graveyard where ghost rabbits sing a song. This sequence really has nothing to do with the rest of the picture, of course, but somehow it seems par for the course in this world.

Directed by: Phil Davis
Release date: 1963-01-01
47.

The Goose Is Wild

1.0
4.1/10 IMDB

Charlie Beary, furiously plowing through a mountain of bills, vows that he's going to cut expenses.

Starring: Paul Frees, Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1963-11-12
48.

Harry Happy

1.0
3.8/10 IMDB

Harry Happy puts on a bright smile to the world that does him wrong, while barking orders to his terrified wife at home. But a marriage counselor gives him a better idea.

Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1963-09-08
49.

Charlie's Mother-in-Law

1.0
4.0/10 IMDB

In this one, Charlie is trying to go on a fishing trip but Bessie's mom is coming along to bark orders at him.

Starring: Grace Stafford, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1963-04-15
50.

Goose in the Rough

0.9
3.5/10 IMDB

It's spring! All the birds are nesting- that is, all but Goose Beary. She just sits, gazing longingly out the window at happy birds. A car horn and loud voice brings Charlie Beary to the window. It seems that Charlie and his friend Pete have a golf date. Charlie leaves his hatful of golf balls on a chair as he gets his clubs. Goose finds them and happily sits on them, mistaking them for goose eggs.

Starring: Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1963-07-29

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