Best Animation Movies of 1964
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea...
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.
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".
The people of a town are condemned to die one by one by a mysterious stranger who erects a gallows in the town square.
War and Pieces
After another failed series of attempts to catch the ever-elusive Road Runner with a grenade, a bow, a rope, invisible paint, and a gun disguised as a peep show, Wile E. Coyote uses a rocket to chase after the bird. The rocket goes off course, crashes through the earth and sends Wile E. to China where a Chinese Road Runner greets him.
Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
Bugs and the Tasmanian Devil battle it out in a jungle hospital, with Bugs convincing Taz that he's sicker than he thinks.
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)...
Big Bad Wolf and his nephew use a club for rabbits, Club del Conejo, to try to catch Bugs.
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?
Jerry mixes and drinks a high-acceleration potion which renders him so fast that he eats all of Tom's food before the bewildered cat can even see him.
The Cat Above and the Mouse Below
Tom, famous baritone Signor Thomasino Catti-Cazzaza, enthralls a concert audience with his rendition of "Largo al factotum", from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," while Jerry strives for sleep under the stage.