Best Animation Movies of 1968
The wicked Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, eliminating all color and music. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and journeys to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.
The Little Drummer Boy
After being kidnapped and escaping, a young drummer boy searches for his camel and finds him in the Nativity of the Baby Jesus. He gives Baby Jesus the only gift he has; a song on his drum, said song being the only gift Baby Jesus responds to.
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown
When the gang loses patience with Snoopy's mischief, he suddenly finds himself back in obedience training. With a vengeance, Snoopy decides it's time to run away to Peppermint Patty's house, but soon realizes life might not be so bad with Charlie Brown after all.
The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing.
Why Man Creates
A 1968 animation/documentary that criticises the industrial system.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink
The Pink Panther buys a land lot atop a narrow mesa, and the house he builds blocks a nearby observatory's view of the Moon. At first, the short, pointy-nosed astronomer at the observatory zooms his huge telescope into the panther's window and believes the newspaper photo of a sexy woman being looked upon by the panther is an actual observation of life on the Moon, and he telephones the fantastic finding to his employers. The Pink Panther builds a brick wall to block the telescope's view, and the hostilities begin.
The Pink Panther discovers a door with an hypnotic eye that takes him on a mind trip in a psychedelic book shop adorned by huge letters of the alphabet and managed by a short, pointy-nosed hippie. The shop contains a vending machine for lights (a cigarette lighter and Christmas tree lights) and books that "bleed" letters when damaged and are operated on as though critically injured.
The House That Jack Built
Oscar nominated short cartoon from 1968
The first story-time segment is about a cheerful cockroach named Don, who scurries throughout his mansion home, walks beneath the floorboards and does unspeakable things in the darkness of the cupboard, before being splatted by somebody's foot. The second segment is about an ordinary man named Albert Einstein ("the only Albert Einstein not to have discovered the Theory of Relativity") whose hands have a life of their own, staying out late at night, misbehaving and committing adultery with feet. The third segment – hasn't much story to it at all, and instead concerns the inhabitants of the moving pictures on an over-sized Christmas card, who interact with each other in all sorts of bizarre ways.
Monsterlike cranes reign over an inhospitable harbour as prehistorical reptiles. The only human being they accept is a lonesome fisherman. He is to witness a strange encounter between a ship's mate and a mermaid. Imagination or reality?
The Pink Quarterback
After the Pink Panther flips a quarter to decide whether he should spend it on a hot dog or a hamburger, it rolls away, and he goes after it.
The Pink Panther comes to the aid of a hen-pecked man who pulls a thorn out of his foot.
Ball of Yarn
Puppet animated folk tale about an old lady who finds a ball of yarn. After picking it the ball changes into a little dog, which has the magical power to be crocheted into anything the old lady fantasizes.
Little Beaux Pink
The Pink Panther and a sheep come to live in Cattle County, Texas, and have to endure a sheep-abusing cattleman.
An early experiment in employing computers to animate film. The result is a dazzling vibration of geometric forms in vivid color, an effect achieved by varying the speed at which alternate colors change, so producing optical illusions. In between these screen pyrotechnics appears a simple line form gyrating in smooth rhythm. Sound effects are created by registering sound shapes directly on the soundtrack of the film.
The Pink Pill
The Pink Panther is admitted to hospital after he falls on the street by slipping on his own banana peel. He finds that he has been given a liquid diet, while the man in the next bed is provided a banquet. So, the panther switches medical charts with his neighbor. The hefty food is transferred to him, but he is also rushed to abdominal surgery as per the chart he now has! Having survived the operation, the Pink Panther, in his recovery bed, is taunted by his laughing roommate as he is subjected to needles, to a harrowing blood pressure reading by an inattentive nurse, and to a fall that results in bandaging from head to toe. When he is finally released from the hospital, the panther trips on the hospital's steps and is readmitted with a broken leg!
This short animation transports us from the farthest conceivable point of the universe to the tiniest particle of existence, an atom of a living human cell. The art of animation and animation camera achieve this exhilarating journey with a freshness and clarity. Without words.
Pink in the Clink
The Pink Panther is forced by a burglar to help him break into a manufacturing warehouse and crack a safe.
The Pink Package Plot
The Pink Panther is forced by a criminal to deliver a package to the Slobvanian Embassy, but must first get past the guard dog.
The Night Before Christmas
Fictionalized account of how Clement C. Moore came to write "A Visit from St. Nicholas." His young daughter, stricken with pneumonia, asks for a Santa Claus story for Christmas. No such story had been written, so Moore writes his famous poem, set to Ken Darby's music and sung by The Norman Luboff Choir.
A 16mm film experiment conducted in 1967 and 1968 in Philadelphia which feature small parts of the Alphabet and the Grandmother.
The Pink Panther turns his hand to building a motorcycle, but mayhem ensues whenever he goes for a drive.
The Pink Panther joins the army and angers his sergeant with his usual antics.
The Pink Panther buys a camel and goes searching for a hidden tomb.
In medieval times, The Pink Panther tries to rescue an imprisoned peasant because he is too poor to pay taxes.
Two duelling birds get the urge to change their plumage. A blue jay wants to be decked out in the green of cedar, and a loon dons the burnished red of oak leaves, but neither bird foresees the consequences of vanity.
Calamity results when the Pink Panther wishes for a pair of roller-skates and is granted his wish by his fairy godmother. The "enchanted" skates take the Pink Panther on an uncontrollable junket through a city. He smashes repeatedly through huge windows being unloaded by moving men, knocks over a painter's ladder, tracks through the paint, and puts double lines on a road- and off the road- for cars to follow. He collides with a brick wall, and still the skates won't stop. Every attempt by the panther to remove the troublesome skates fails, until his fairy godmother returns to grant two more wishes. The panther wishes for the removal of the skates, then for the skates to be placed on the fairy godmother's feet, sending her on a similarly uncontrolled and disastrous journey.
The Pink Panther has to rescue a princess kidnapped by the Black Knight, but must first tame his uncooperative horse.
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. Later, with cousins Celeste and Arthur, he returns to the great forest to be crowned King of the Elephants.
A woman takes a break from her knitting to snare hapless winged men and deposit them in oversized birdcages.
The Pink Panther keeps returning a lucky horseshoe to its bank robber owner, which in turn causes incredible bad luck for the crook by continually attracting the police.
In prehistoric times, The Pink Panther and a caveman try to work out the best way to move stone blocks.
Breaking of Branches is Forbidden
The head monk orders a young acolyte to guard a beautiful cherry tree in the monastery garden while he goes out. But the older man underestimates his colleague’s fondness for sake.
Two little girls muse on marriage and babies, love and death as they create and act out plays in their backyard.
Sky Blue Pink
The Pink Panther decides to construct and fly a kite
Pink Is a Many Splintered Thing
The Pink Panther decides to become a lumberjack, but has to deal with an overzealous lumberjack and a swarm of bees.
Come On In! The Water's Pink
The Pink Panther arrives on his motorcycle at Bicep Beach, where a hulky, egotistical man is flexing his muscles for a group of bathing beauties. Using his bag-full of inflatable items, including muscles, weights, a swimming pool, waterskis, and balloon animals, the Pink Panther diverts the beauties' attention away from the muscleman, who angrily tries to regain his dominant-guy-on-the-beach status.
Norman Normal is pressured to act in ways he finds uncomfortable by his boss, his father, and the people around him.
Two Native Americans; one is hunting, another fishing. Together, they shake a tree and a bounty of fruit falls. They gorge on the bounty, growing huge. They are tempted by a lovely woman; she drops the key to a door, which, when opened, reveals a live-action black-and-yellow montage of modern life (airplanes, traffic jams, etc.). A dispute between the two leads to another montage, this time scenes of war.
The Magic Pear Tree
The famous lover Jean Navarro arrives at the castle of a marquis. This is a vulgar bon vivant who has been married to the young Chantelle for a short time. At lunch the Marquis falls asleep and Chantelle goes into the garden with Jean, shows him the roses, the stables and the summer house and shortly afterwards confesses her love to him. Jean asks her to do three things as proof of her affection: the tail feathers of her husband's favorite bird, the marquis's whiskers and one of his teeth.
Le Ball and Chain Gang
A bickering married couple continue their verbal sparring as they repeatedly repel Inspector Clouseau's attempts to enter their house to give them a ticket.
One night, Speedy Gonzales tries to save his pal Daffy Duck from sleepwalking through a construction site.
Hawks and Doves
Hawkland (Rattfink's country), and Doveland (Roland's country) went to war. Roland was in a plane holding peace sign to end a war, but instead, Rattfink destroyed the plane (with cannon), and Roland fell down. Roland got another plane and this time, the giant cork covered Rattfink' cannon and Rattfink's plane fell down. Than Rattfink had a huge atomic bomb (looks like an blimp) and Roland Was able to bring to move the bomb to Hawkland and Rattfink quickly got the bomb, but it was too heavy and dropped the bomb on Hawkland. Doveland won and the resident awarded Roland with a bag of gold, until tax collector takes it away, and give it to Rattfink. When Rattfink saw his mother, asking for a dime, Rattfink kicked the cup and mother hit Rattfink.
Fat in the Saddle
Woody takes a job as a Pony Express rider. It seems that no one can get the mail to go through.
Woody Woodpecker tangles with a hillbilly couple who are trying to catch him for dinner..
Hook, Line, and Stinker
Woody Woodpecker annoys a fisherman in this short.
Feud with a Dude
Merlin the Magic Mouse and his sidekick Second Bananna stumble into the age-old feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys...
Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches
Outlaws Bunny and Claude are chased by the Sheriff. The Sheriff even attempts to disquise himself as a giant carrot to catch the duo.
Cool Cat has gone off to race in Le Mans; Colonel Rimfire and his robotic elephant follow, but they're no match for the clever tiger except that the elephant wins the race in Cool Cat's car.