Best Animation Movies of 1965
A Charlie Brown Christmas
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.
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
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.
The Atom Ant Show.
The next-door neighbor neglects to return the Pink Panther's lawn mower, resulting in a feud that escalates into all-out war.
Dial 'P' for Pink
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.
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.
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.
Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner
Wile E. Coyote unsuccessfully tries to catch the Road Runner in a bird seed trap with overhead spikes...
Roadrunner a Go-Go
Wile E. Coyote uses slow motion photography to record his failures at catching the Road Runner in hopes.
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.
Zip Zip Hooray!
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.
Goofy's Freeway Troubles
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.
A short, animated film based on Edwin Abbott's 1884 satirical novella, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.
We Give Pink Stamps
The Pink Panther hides himself inside Gamble's Department Store after closing time. Once the janitor arrives he decides to have a little fun.
The Year of the Mouse
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,
Half Baked Alaska
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.
The Pink Tail Fly
A very resistant bug won't let Pink Panther go to sleep.
The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation
The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation is the first short in the Inspector series. The Inspector tries to protect a valuable diamond from a three headed jewel thief.
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.
Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life
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).
Clay or The Origin of Species
Traces the rise of life on earth from primordial ooze to the present.
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.
An Ounce of Pink
The Pink Panther encounters a coin-operated talking weight and fortune...
The Cat's Me-Ouch
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
Bully for Pink
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.
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.
Bad Day at Cat Rock
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.
The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra
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.
Essentially one long chase scene, in an urban setting; at the end, a dog joins in, to Jerry's annoyance.
Tired and Feathered
Wile E. Coyote's latest misbegotten Road Runner-catching schemes include a propeller-powered backpack...
Of Feline Bondage
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.
Go Go Amigo
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...
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.
I'm Just Wild About Jerry
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.
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.
Three Little Woodpeckers
Woody and his nephew and niece, Knothead and Splinter, are pursued by a stupid wolf with a desire for woodpecker pie.
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.
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!
Just Plane Beep
Wile E. Coyote builds a World War I bi-plane to chase the Road Runner.
Tease for Two
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.
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.
The Wild Chase
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.
Chili Corn Corny
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.
The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off
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.
A writer is persecuted by an enormous and abusive letter 'A'.
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
Assault and Peppered
Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales wage war on each other.
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.
Cats and Bruises
Sylvester Cat intrudes on Speedy Gonzales' Cinco De Mayo celebration, starting a chase that ends in disaster.
Chaser on the Rocks
Wile E. Coyote is both thirsty and hungry in this one. He keeps seeing mirages of oases in the desert as he chases the Road Runner.