Best Animation Movies of 1968

1.

Yellow Submarine

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Paul Angelis, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, Peter Batten, Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr ..
Directed by: George Dunning
Release date: 1968-07-17
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Little Drummer Boy
2.

The Little Drummer Boy

4.2
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ted Eccles, José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Greer Garson ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Release date: 1968-12-19
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
3.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Paul Winchell, Hal Smith, Jon Walmsley, Ralph Wright, Sebastian Cabot, Howard Morris, Barbara Luddy, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1968-12-20
4.

He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Peter Robbins, Bill Melendez, Sally Dryer, Ann Altieri, Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Glenn Mendelson, Gail DeFaria, Matthew Liftin ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1968-02-14
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Thunderbird 6
5.

Thunderbird 6

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer, Jeremy Wilkin, Matt Zimmerman, David Graham, David Graham ..
Directed by: David Lane
Release date: 1968-08-03
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Why Man Creates
6.

Why Man Creates

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A 1968 animation/documentary that criticises the industrial system.

Directed by: Saul Bass
Release date: 1968-09-24
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink
7.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-06-30
8.

The House That Jack Built

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A humorous animation film about a fellow who builds his house in the best suburb he can afford. He has a picture bride, a picture window and a garden as pretty as a picture, but he wanted something special and, like Jack and the Beanstalk, he finally got it! What he got is a moral for all.

Directed by: Ron Tunis
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Psychedelic Pink
9.

Psychedelic Pink

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-03-13
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Pink Quarterback
10.

The Pink Quarterback

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-05-22
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Ball of Yarn
11.

Ball of Yarn

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Nikolay Serebryakov
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Pinkadilly Circus
12.

Pinkadilly Circus

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther comes to the aid of a hen-pecked man who pulls a thorn out of his foot.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-02-21
13.

Around Perception

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Pierre Hébert
Release date: 1968-01-01
14.

Cosmic Zoom

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Eva Szasz, Robert Verrall
Release date: 1968-02-02
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Little Beaux Pink
15.

Little Beaux Pink

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther and a sheep come to live in Cattle County, Texas, and have to endure a sheep-abusing cattleman.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-10-02
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Pink Package Plot
16.

The Pink Package Plot

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther is forced by a criminal to deliver a package to the Slobvanian Embassy, but must first get past the guard dog.

Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1968-12-11
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Night Before Christmas
17.

The Night Before Christmas

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Olan Soule, Barbara Eiler, Hal Smith, Virginia Gregg, Laura Turnbull, Shari Turnbull, Douglas Crowther, Diana Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Cole ..
Directed by: Jim Pabian
Release date: 1968-12-01
18.

Early Experiments

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A 16mm film experiment conducted in 1967 and 1968 in Philadelphia which feature small parts of the Alphabet and the Grandmother.

Starring: David Lynch ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Pink in the Clink
19.

Pink in the Clink

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther is forced by a burglar to help him break into a manufacturing warehouse and crack a safe.

Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-09-18
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Pink Pill
20.

The Pink Pill

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

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!

Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-07-31
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Fine Feathers
21.

Fine Feathers

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Evelyn Lambart
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Put-Put, Pink
22.

Put-Put, Pink

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther turns his hand to building a motorcycle, but mayhem ensues whenever he goes for a drive.

Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-04-13
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : G.I. Pink
23.

G.I. Pink

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther joins the army and angers his sergeant with his usual antics.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-05-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Pink Sphinx
24.

Pink Sphinx

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther buys a camel and goes searching for a hidden tomb.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-10-23
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Pinkcome Tax
25.

Pinkcome Tax

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

In medieval times, The Pink Panther tries to rescue an imprisoned peasant because he is too poor to pay taxes.

Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1968-12-20
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Pink Valiant
26.

Pink Valiant

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther has to rescue a princess kidnapped by the Black Knight, but must first tame his uncooperative horse.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-07-10
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Tickled Pink
27.

Tickled Pink

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-10-06
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
28.

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

2.7
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Peter Ustinov ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Ed Levitt
Release date: 1968-10-21
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Hobby
29.

Hobby

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A woman takes a break from her knitting to snare hapless winged men and deposit them in oversized birdcages.

Directed by: Daniel Szczechura
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Windy Day
30.

Windy Day

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Two little girls muse on marriage and babies, love and death as they create and act out plays in their backyard.

Starring: Emily Hubley, Georgia Hubley ..
Directed by: John Hubley, Faith Hubley
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Lucky Pink
31.

Lucky Pink

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-05-07
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Prehistoric Pink
32.

Prehistoric Pink

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

In prehistoric times, The Pink Panther and a caveman try to work out the best way to move stone blocks.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-08-07
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Pink Is a Many Splintered Thing
33.

Pink Is a Many Splintered Thing

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther decides to become a lumberjack, but has to deal with an overzealous lumberjack and a swarm of bees.

Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-11-20
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Sky Blue Pink
34.

Sky Blue Pink

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther decides to construct and fly a kite

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-01-03
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Come On In! The Water's Pink
35.

Come On In! The Water's Pink

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-04-10
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Norman Normal
36.

Norman Normal

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Norman Normal is pressured to act in ways he finds uncomfortable by his boss, his father, and the people around him.

Starring: Dave Dixon, Paul Stookey ..
Directed by: Alex Lovy
Release date: 1968-02-03
37.

London Derriere

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

The Inspector's pursuit of a criminal in London is impeded by the Scotland Yard captain who is more interested in enforcing the local weapons policy.

Starring: Pat Harrington, Jr., Lennie Weinrib ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-02-07
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Door
38.

The Door

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Ken Mundie
Release date: 1968-06-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : The Magic Pear Tree
39.

The Magic Pear Tree

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Paul Frees, Agnes Moorehead, Keenan Wynn ..
Directed by: Charles Swenson
Release date: 1968-01-01
40.

One Horse Town

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

One Horse Town” is the 165th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically in 1968, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by United Artists. Woody and Sugarfoot try to settle down in a town set in the old west, but Dirty Dan, the town bully, claims that it's a one horse town and chases Woody off. Woody just keeps coming back.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-10-01
41.

Le Ball and Chain Gang

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Pat Harrington, Jr., June Foray, Hal Smith ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-07-24
42.

La Feet's Defeat

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

The Surete Commissioner assigns Inspector Clouseau and Sergeant Deux-Deux to the hazardous task of pursuing a criminal named Muddy La Feet, who leaves behind a trail of muddy footprints that lead Clouseau and Deux-Deux through a mine field and to a castle surrounded by an alligator-filled moat and sealed by an electrified door. NOTE: Sgt. Deux-Deux's last appearance, this time voiced by Don Messick.

Starring: Pat Harrington, Jr., Marvin Miller, Don Messick ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1968-07-24
43.

Hawks and Doves

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lennie Weinrib, June Foray ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-12-18
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Skyscraper Caper
44.

Skyscraper Caper

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

One night, Speedy Gonzales tries to save his pal Daffy Duck from sleepwalking through a construction site.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Alex Lovy
Release date: 1968-03-08
45.

A Lad in Bagdad

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

While visiting in Baghdad, Woody runs into a a crooked Magic Lamp salesman. The salesman sells a Woody one of his many lamps, but it turns out that this one really is magic & the salesman tries to get it back.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-08-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Fat in the Saddle
46.

Fat in the Saddle

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

Woody takes a job as a Pony Express rider. It seems that no one can get the mail to go through.

Starring: Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-06-01
47.

Woody The Freeloader

2.4
4.9/10 IMDB

Woody fakes an illness to get all the comforts of home from a little old lady, but her dog knows better..

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-04-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Hook, Line, and Stinker
48.

Hook, Line, and Stinker

2.3
4.6/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker annoys a fisherman in this short.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-03-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Feudin Fightin-N-Fussin
49.

Feudin Fightin-N-Fussin

2.3
4.5/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker tangles with a hillbilly couple who are trying to catch him for dinner..

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-06-01
Best Animation Movies of 1968 : Hippydrome Tiger
50.

Hippydrome Tiger

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Alex Lovy
Release date: 1968-03-29

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