Best Animation Movies of 1964
Of Stars and Men
Of Stars and Men is a 1964 animated film from the Hubley family of animators, based on the 1959 book of the same name by astronomer Harlow Shapley, who also narrates. Made in the style of a documentary, it tells of humankind's quest (in the form of a child) to find its place in the universe, through themes such as outer space, physical matter, the meaning of life and the periodic table. There are no character voices; instead, they "talk" through their actions. It has been cited as an example of an "animated documentary".
Woody's Clip Joint
Woody is getting his hair cut at the local barber when suddenly, said barber walks right out on him (it's his lunch break)...
Deep Freeze Squeeze
Marooned on a ship in wintertime, Chilly Willy and Smedley try to eat one another.
A hot-tempered bandit, Pancho Vanilla, robs a Mexican bank and rushes to his hideout to count the loot. Speedy Gonzales, Mexico's fastest mouse, follows Pancho there, intending to return the money to the bank. He challenges Pancho to a duel and then speeds past him again and again, bringing every cent of the money back to the bank and causing a flustered and enraged Pancho to shoot himself in the feet.
Alf, Bill and Fred
This is a short film about a man, a dog and a duck who enjoy bouncing together.
Hawaiian Aye Aye
Tweety Bird is on vacation with his mistress, Granny, in Hawaii, where Sylvester Cat is scrounging for food on a beach...
Learning to Live
The film twice states that it doesn't intend a moral injunction, but it clearly does with comments such as "our society... regards sexual intercourse outside marriage as irresponsible and possibly disastrous" and "you can use your knowledge with responsibility and real love or you can use it wantonly and with mere animal appetite". This is clearly marriage education not sex education.
Dumb Like a Fox
Woody and Fink Fox are teamed up as buddies roaming the Western Plains.
Son of Tor
Carl Denham (returns to Tor's plateau ("Tor, King of Beasts" 1962) with a friend.
Get Lost! Little Doggy
While walking past a pet shop, a dog catches Woody's attention, Woody buys him, names him Duffy and takes him home., Woody lives at Mrs. Meany's Boarding House and no dog are allowed, so Woody goes through many attempts to sneak Duffy in under Mrs. Meany's nose.