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 Pink Phink
A house painter can't understand why everything he paints blue turns pink.
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.
Night has fallen, and the Pink Panther is looking for a place to sleep. A flop house denies him access, but he fortunately finds a key on the ground that gives him entry to a man's home, in which the Pink Panther helps himself to the man's shaving equipment, electric toothbrush, and bed. The man, a drunk, arrives home after one of his binges and, casting eyes on the pink feline in his bed, thinks he's having an alcoholic hallucination. He calls Alcoholics Anonymous to send someone to help him quit drinking. A man from A.A. throws all of the drunk's booze bottles into a garbage can, and they sit down to share a carton of milk. Then, both men see the Pink Panther walk past them! Befuddled, the two men rush to find the Department of Sanitation truck carrying the bottles of booze. After what they've seen, a drinking spree is in order!
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)...
Snowbody Loves Me
Waif mouse Jerry, encrusted with snow, peers through a warmly lit window at Tom asleep by the fire in a room full of cheese.