Best Animation Movies of 1965

1.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

5.7
8.3/10 IMDB

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez, Karen Mendelson, Geoffrey Ornstein, Peter Robbins, Tracy Stratford, Cathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1965-12-09
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
2.

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A cartoon detailing the unrequited love that the line has for the dot, and the heartbreak that results due to the dot's feelings for the lively squiggle.

Starring: Robert Morley ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-12-31
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Atom Ant Show.
3.

The Atom Ant Show.

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Starring: Henry Corden, Don Messick, Howard Morris, Jean Vander Pyl, Janet Waldo ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1965-10-02
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Dial 'P' for Pink
4.

Dial 'P' for Pink

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A short, pointy-nosed safecracker intends to rob a safe in a building, but he doesn't realize that the safe is occupied by the Pink Panther, who has made the safe his home. When the safecracker tries to blast the safe open with explosives, the Pink Panther returns each of the thief's devices just before they explode, with the thief taking all of the blasts. Finally, the Pink Panther decides to let the persistent, little man have the safe, which the panther has rigged with a bomb.

Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-03-16
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Pink Panzer
5.

Pink Panzer

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

The next-door neighbor neglects to return the Pink Panther's lawn mower, resulting in a feud that escalates into all-out war.

Starring: Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-09-15
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Rushing Roulette
6.

Rushing Roulette

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner, and his ploys such as glue on the road, a huge magnifying glass, an exploding piano, a cannon disguised as a camera, and an anvil dropped from a helicopter, all backfire on him, as usual.

Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1965-07-31
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Pickled Pink
7.

Pickled Pink

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

An alcoholic is returning home from a night of partying and encounters the homeless Pink Panther in a park. He invites the panther to come and stay with him. But he has a wife who disapproves of him bringing in any guests. So, he has to keep the Pink Panther hidden, which tends to be rather painful for the hapless panther.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1965-05-12
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Pinkfinger
8.

Pinkfinger

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

An English voice talks to the Pink Panther, who is reading a book about secret agents, and suggests to the panther that he become an agent. Intrigued at this idea, the Pink Panther dons a trench coat, hat, and pipe and walks nonchalantly on city streets, looking for enemy spies. He comes upon a gang of foreign agents scheming to detonate a series of black-ball bombs, and when they realize he is following them, they shoot him with guns, lure him into a crocodile trap, and, under cover of darkness aboard a train, replace his cigarette with a bomb.

Starring: Dave Barry, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-05-13
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner
9.

Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner

3.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote unsuccessfully tries to catch the Road Runner in a bird seed trap with overhead spikes...

Directed by: Rudy Larriva
Release date: 1965-08-20
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Zip Zip Hooray!
10.

Zip Zip Hooray!

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote suspends his chase with the Road Runner to explain to two young boys watching him on TV why he wants to catch the speedy bird.

Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1965-11-08
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Goofy's Freeway Troubles
11.

Goofy's Freeway Troubles

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

After a brief review of the problems described in Freewayphobia #1 (1965), we see a new range of problems. These include: abrupt breakdowns due to poor maintenance; unsecured loads; running out of gas. We learn how to handle breakdowns properly. We also learn about situations that can affect the driver, like fatigue, alcohol, turnpike trance, and the weather.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Les Clark
Release date: 1965-09-21
12.

Flatland

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A short, animated film based on Edwin Abbott's 1884 satirical novella, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Alexandra Berlin, Roddy Maude-Roxby ..
Directed by: Eric Martin
Release date: 1965-11-09
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : We Give Pink Stamps
13.

We Give Pink Stamps

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther hides himself inside Gamble's Department Store after closing time. Once the janitor arrives he decides to have a little fun.

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1965-02-12
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Sink Pink
14.

Sink Pink

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

An eccentric man has built an ark and has filled it with specimens of all animals except one - a pink panther. To complete his zoological collection, the man sets out, rifle in hand, to hunt the Pink Panther, who leads the man on a futile chase through a jungle.

Starring: Paul Frees, Rich Little ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-04-11
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Year of the Mouse
15.

The Year of the Mouse

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Jerry, with the help of a mouse friend, is lowered on a fishing line, abuses the sleeping Tom in various ways, and is yanked away before Tom sees him. First, he hits Tom with a fireplace shovel and plants it in Tom's hand; next, he puts a gun in Tom's hand and pulls the trigger; he puts a noose around Tom's neck; positions a ketchup-covered knife (complete with ketchup "wound"); and finally puts Tom into an archery bow. Tom finally gets his revenge,

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-06-09
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Half Baked Alaska
16.

Half Baked Alaska

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Chilly Willy can't afford any food, so he looks for a job. That doesn't go so well since Willy has no apparent skills... other than stealing. So he just does that with successful results.

Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1965-04-01
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Pink Tail Fly
17.

The Pink Tail Fly

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A very resistant bug won't let Pink Panther go to sleep.

Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-08-25
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Cat's Me-Ouch
18.

The Cat's Me-Ouch

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Jerry orders a vicious dog from a catalog, but when it arrives, it's even smaller than Jerry. However, despite its size, it launches an impressive attack on Tom

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-12-22
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life
19.

Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Tom chases Jerry around a high-rise apartment, and then around the ledge surrounding the building. They torment each other with a compressed air horn. Jerry goes down a drainpipe and Tom follows, stretching himself the length of the pipe (and getting unstuck with help from the air horn).

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-01-20
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Clay or The Origin of Species
20.

Clay or The Origin of Species

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Traces the rise of life on earth from primordial ooze to the present.

Directed by: Eli Noyes
Release date: 1965-01-01
21.

Syrinx

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

She was the nymph who found refuge in the river reeds when the goat-god Pan pursued her. Syrinx is the first film of Ryan Larkin, a young artist from Norman McLaren’s student group. To illustrate the ancient Greek legend of how Pan made his pipes, he employs various charcoal sketches. Accompanying music is Claude Debussy’s Syrinx for solo flute.

Directed by: Ryan Larkin
Release date: 1965-05-31
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Bad Day at Cat Rock
22.

Bad Day at Cat Rock

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Tom and Jerry are on a building construction site. Things explode, Tom loses his fur for a while, Jerry hides in a glove, Tom falls from a great height, and Tom has great trouble with a rock-and-girder see-saw.

Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1965-02-10
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : An Ounce of Pink
23.

An Ounce of Pink

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther encounters a coin-operated talking weight and fortune...

Starring: Laura Olsher, Larry Storch ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-10-20
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Bully for Pink
24.

Bully for Pink

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther decides to become a matador and to this purpose confiscates a magician's cape. The panther enters a bullfight ring with the magical cape, and the bull is thwarted not by the panther's bullfighting prowess but by the cape's trickery, in that it deposits flowers onto the bull's horns and produces a foul-tempered, kicking rabbit that angers the bull into running through the cape and being split into two halves.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-12-14
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Early Abstractions
25.

Early Abstractions

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Early Abstractions is a collection of seven short animated films created by Harry Everett Smith between 1939 and 1956. Each film is between two and six minutes long, and is named according to the chronological order in which it was made. The collection includes Numbers 1–5, 7, and 10, while the missing Numbers 6, 8, and 9 are presumed to have been lost.

Directed by: Harry Smith
Release date: 1965-07-09
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra
26.

The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

This a story of a violinist, pianist and cellist as they perform from place-to-place, under very unusual conditions. Every time they play, they remind someone of a lost love, so they are hired immediately hired by nightclub owners, ship captains and even a pirate... wherever circumstances take them.

Directed by: John Halas
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Tired and Feathered
27.

Tired and Feathered

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote's latest misbegotten Road Runner-catching schemes include a propeller-powered backpack...

Directed by: Rudy Larriva
Release date: 1965-09-18
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Go Go Amigo
28.

Go Go Amigo

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

In Mexico, Daffy Duck is the owner of an electronics store where Speedy Gonzales and his friends are celebrating Speedy's birthday by playing music on Daffy's merchandise...

Starring: Mel Blanc, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1965-11-20
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Freewayphobia
29.

Freewayphobia

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Goofy demonstrates how not to drive on the freeway: first, the overly timid driver, then the overly aggressive driver, and finally the inattentive driver, shaving or eating. Some of the advice is a bit dated: following distances are still in car lengths instead of time, and of course cell phones aren't mentioned directly.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Les Clark
Release date: 1965-02-13
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Donald's Fire Survival Plan
30.

Donald's Fire Survival Plan

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Donald Duck shows how to prevent fire in the home by using a bit of forethought and prevention.

Directed by: Les Clark
Release date: 1965-05-08
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : I'm Just Wild About Jerry
31.

I'm Just Wild About Jerry

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Tom chases Jerry through city streets, gets run over by a streetcar (twice), and follows Jerry into a department store. In the toy department, they have some fun with radio-controlled cars and a collection of mouse dolls. They move on to sporting goods, where Jerry manages to combine table tennis with croquet.

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-04-07
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Pink Ice
32.

Pink Ice

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

In South Africa, a talking Pink Panther is the owner of a diamond mine and has unearthed a large gem. He puts it in his safe, which has a combination lock that functions like a telephone dial, and a man tunnels into the safe and filches the jewel. The Pink Panther suspects gophers of perpetrating the theft, but a dastardly pair of rival miners, operating the neighboring DeBoors mine, have taken the diamond and claim it and the diamond-yielding territory as their own. The pair of men ineptly try to eliminate the panther, and the debonaire Pink Panther defeats them, obtaining an even larger diamond and removing it from the DeBoors camp.

Starring: Rich Little ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1965-06-10
33.

Three Little Woodpeckers

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Woody and his nephew and niece, Knothead and Splinter, are pursued by a stupid wolf with a desire for woodpecker pie.

Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Tom-ic Energy
34.

Tom-ic Energy

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Essentially one long chase scene, in an urban setting; at the end, a dog joins in, to Jerry's annoyance.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-01-27
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Of Feline Bondage
35.

Of Feline Bondage

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Tom chases Jerry around a pool hall. Jerry's fairy godmouse arrives, and Jerry tells the story; she gives him an invisibility potion. Jerry uses this to do some creative barbering on Tom, but when the potion wears off, Tom gets his revenge, and they both have a good laugh.

Starring: June Foray, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-05-19
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Haunted Mouse
36.

Haunted Mouse

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Jerry's magician friend (cousin?) drops by, levitating Tom. Later, when Jerry is preparing dinner, Tom accidentally grabs the magician, who hypnotizes him. While Tom is under, the magician goes into Tom's stomach and frees/revives all the birds, mice, and even a fish. And he's just getting warmed up.

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-03-24
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Mosaic
37.

Mosaic

2.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A man sets a ping-pong ball into motion and it becomes fruitful and multiplies.

Starring: Norman McLaren ..
Directed by: Evelyn Lambart, Norman McLaren
Release date: 1965-07-29
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Suppressed Duck
38.

Suppressed Duck

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck goes hunting grizzly bear in a forest but is not allowed by the Game Commissioner to cross the line separating him from the bears. One particular bear teases Daffy by sticking out its tongue. In response, Daffy fires at the bear, but his bullet is stopped dead at the boundary line. Daffy tries to tunnel over to the bears' side and surfaces inside a volatile explosives barn!

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1965-06-18
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Just Plane Beep
39.

Just Plane Beep

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote builds a World War I bi-plane to chase the Road Runner.

Directed by: Rudy Larriva
Release date: 1965-10-30
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Tease for Two
40.

Tease for Two

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck goes to a forest on a gold hunt, and his treasure map indicates the presence of gold in a hole occupied by two polite twin gophers.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1965-08-28
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Shocking Pink
41.

Shocking Pink

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther tries laying in the hammock; it throws him out every time. He does some work around the house. The Pink Panther decides to fix basement stairs. Every time that he turns on the light bulb, it goes out again. He plugs in his electric saw. It won't go off, and it saws down his house. When he tries to take a shower, water comes out of his ears. He loads his shotgun and waits for the next disaster. He falls down to the basement using a power saw, lighting gunpowder and killing the narrator.

Starring: Larry Storch ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1965-05-13
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Wild Chase
42.

The Wild Chase

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Ever wonder who was the fastest Road Runner or Speedy Gonzales? This cartoon aimed to answer that all-important question between two of Warner Brothers' speediest characters. Of course, the race (set in an American desert) wouldn't be interesting without Wile E. Coyote or Sylvester trying to nab the bird and mouse. Both the hard-luck coyote and the puddy tat use a variety of tactics to grap their respective dinners, all which (of course) fail. In the end, Wile E. and Sylvester use a supersonic jet to pass their prey at the finish line (and "win" the race), but their vehicle quickly careens over the cliff. The poor puddy tat fall down over the cliff, just like Wile E. has so many times.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-02-26
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Chili Corn Corny
43.

Chili Corn Corny

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Daffy owns a cornfield. A crow sits outside, dejected, because he's starving and won't take any corn. The scarecrow frightens him and justifiably so because Daffy is hiding inside with a shotgun.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1965-10-22
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off
44.

The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Tom tries setting out things to lure Jerry into a trap, but Jerry, riding on Tom, picks them up as Tom puts them down. Tom chases Jerry upstairs, where he runs out a door to the outside. Tom puts on a lady mouse costume and plays the ukulele and is suddenly surrounded by dozens of amorous mice then hungry cats.

Directed by: Jim Pabian, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-11-08
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : A
45.

A

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A writer is persecuted by an enormous and abusive letter 'A'.

Directed by: Jan Lenica
Release date: 1965-01-02
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Gymnopédies
46.

Gymnopédies

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Animation. The theme is Weightlessness. Objects and characters are cut loose from habitual meanings, also from tensions and gravitational limitations. A lyric Eric Satie track accompanies the film. Such a portrait seems necessary from time to time to remind us that equilibrium and harmony are possible, and that we will not dissolve into a jelly if we allow ourselves to relax into them: A horseman rides through the landscape, through the town, but never arrives anywhere in particular. An acrobat swings on a rope above a canal in Venice, and is content just to swing there. Nothing threatens to disturb them. This film is a total contrast to the Kafka-like oddities of Eastern European animation. —Canyon Cinema

Directed by: Lawrence Jordan
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Assault and Peppered
47.

Assault and Peppered

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales wage war on each other.

Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1965-04-23
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Reel Pink
48.

Reel Pink

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Nothing is every simple for the Pink Panther. For example, he heads to the beach for some relaxation. All that he wants to do is fish. Instead, he battles a bunch of worms and an angry crab. There's one worm who won't cooperate. This only leads to more problems with the militant crab. What's a panther to do?

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-11-16
49.

Here's Nudnik

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Nudnik lives in the Withered Arms Apartments in what appears to be Manhattan. He wakes from his chair/bed and eventually escapes. He decides to start cooking and between expanding bread and a flooding sink creates disaster in his apartment.

Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1965-08-01
Best Animation Movies of 1965 : Cats and Bruises
50.

Cats and Bruises

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat intrudes on Speedy Gonzales' Cinco De Mayo celebration, starting a chase that ends in disaster.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1965-01-30

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