Best Animation Movies of 1969
Frosty the Snowman
A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!
A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins!
Bambi Meets Godzilla
Bambi is nibbling the grass, unaware of the upcoming encounter with Godzilla. Who will win when they finally meet?
A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
School is out for the summer and Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder and Pig Pen are planning to spend it reading every comic book, watching television, practicing ballplay, and classical music, and having clean thoughts. However, Lucy tells them that she signed them up for camp. The girls are eager to go, but the boys hate the idea.(Linus adding that its like finding out that he was drafted.) The boys shove each other to get on the bus, while the girls line up in order. At camp, Charlie Brown is chosen captain of the boys camp. The boys and girls have a swim race which the girls win easily. Then they have a softball game, which the boys lose with only one run. Other competitions are just as lopsided. Afterwards, the boys sit around the campfire and reflect on how miserable they are. In one scene, the colors of the shirts of Schroder and Linus are mixed up during this scene.
Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines
Anansi the Spider
A West African folk tale about a spider who is presented with a dilemma when each of his six sons saves his life and he must determine which one he should reward.
A Clue For Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo And The Mystery Inc. Crew Investigates A Spooked Out Ghost, While The Fiend Interrupts There Beach Trip, They Search For Clues. -Written By Chase Otis
Pink finds a witch's magic wand and helps a girl in rags become glamorous to win a date with Pelvis Parsley.
The Ant and the Aardvark
An aardvark tries to catch one ant without success.
An unnamed man, simply called "The Man" (Richard Schaal) is trapped in a cubical white room where anyone else can enter and leave, but which he himself apparently cannot leave. A stool is brought in covered in strawberry jam, the furniture changes throughout the play. The main character, is subjected to an increasingly puzzling and frustrating series of encounters, as a variety of people come through various hidden doors. But, as many remind him, he can only leave through his own door, so he must find it to leave. Originally airing on NBC's weekly anthology television show NBC Experiment in Television in 1969, the production was produced and directed by puppeteer and filmmaker Jim Henson, and was one of several experiments with the live-action film medium which he conducted in the 1960s, before focusing entirely on The Muppets and other puppet works.
In the Pink of the Night
The Pink Panther has problems waking up in the morning and buys a cuckoo clock, but it causes more problems.
A greedy little blue jay carries away whatever his beak can grasp. Berries, birds' eggs (nests and all), and even the sun in the sky go into his secret cache.
The Pink Panther sneaks into a house on a cold night, soon to learn it belongs to a hunter. The hunter's dog soon learns of the panther's presence, and unsuccessfully tries to prove this to his owner.
This animated short is a play on motion set against a background of multi-hued sky. Spheres of translucent pearl float weightlessly in the unlimited panorama of the sky, grouping, regrouping or colliding like the stylized burst of some atomic chain reaction. The dance is set to the musical cadences of Bach, played by pianist Glenn Gould.
Think Before You Pink
The Pink Panther has difficulty crossing a busy traffic intersection.
A Christmas Carol
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley.
Pink Pest Control
The Pink Panther has a problem with a termite who devours every wooden item in his house.
Pink on the Cob
The Pink Panther operates a farm and battles two crows trying to eat his corn field.
Inspector Clouseau has feelings of vulnerability and what he fears may be paranoia after he is assigned to guard a priceless jewel. Unbeknownst to him, he has already narrowly escaped several covert attempts on his life by two jewel thieves. Clouseau goes to see a psychiatrist, who turns out to be one of the thieves in disguise!
The Pogo Special Birthday Special
Pogo and his friends celebrate various holidays in their own special ways, while Porkypine does his best to woo Mademoiselle Hepzibah.
The Deadwood Thunderball
A stagecoach owner is going out of business if the train (rode by Roland) makes it to the other side, so they hire Rattfink to stop the train, but doesn't work.
Prehistoric Super Salesman
Knick-knack salesman Woody Woodpecker is sent back in time to the Stone Age by a mad scientist and his time tunnel.
Woody's Knight Mare
While in England, the ruthless King John has placed his gold crown on a pole and everyone has to bow down to it as they pass. Woody refuses to bow down to it and is chased by the king's guard.
Jason Goldframe, a film producer, is always the best and the first! It's his ambition to be the very first to achieve the inconceivable: making a 270mm film. Obsessed as he is, he even wants to be faster than his shadow. One evening he succeeds…
Roland is about to leave to college, until he misses a train, so he ran all the way to college. Than he signs up to the race, where his opponent is Rattfink smoking a cigar. While Roland is running, Rattfink played tricks on him, but didn't work. Roland won the race.
Chilly and the Looney Gooney
Chilly's friend, the Gooney bird, is pursued by the hunter Colonel Pot Shot.
Tumble Weed Greed
Woody wins a cash prize and goes on a vacation with it. Buzz Buzzard stops at nothing to get the cash away from Woody. The story plays out like a Road Runner cartoon.
Two convicts escape from prison in the Wild West and disguise themselves as a horse. Sugarfoot sees the "horse" and falls in love. Later, Woody and Sugarfoot learn about the phony pony, and they try to send the convicts back to jail.
Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too!
Quick Brown Fox tries to catch speedy fast Rapid Rabbit (who is silent, except for a bicycle horn which he uses). The duo go about some antics similar to those of the Coyote and Road Runner.
On his day off work, Inspector Clouseau goes grocery shopping. On leaving the store, he thoughtlessly takes his shopping cart with him and is chided by a narrator for having committed theft and broken the law! Clouseau tries to return the cart to the store but sees a policeman on patrol and, spooked, runs in the opposite direction with the cart. Prodded by the narrator into feeling guilty and fearful of arrest, Clouseau makes several attempts to lose the cart, but it keeps coming back to him! NOTE: Last "Inspector" cartoon.
Pink fights over a bone with a caveman and two dinosaurs.
Our Lady of the Sphere
Animation using cutout animation to craft a bizarre science fiction experiment. Moving spheres, such as balloons and bubbles, are superimposed on static backgrounds to suggest travel and discovery.
Oscar nominated short cartoon from 1969. A shepherd, who wants to be left alone to pursue his career, finally faces the reality that there are no jobs for shepherds. He sends his sheep to the country and takes a correspondence course to train for a new career.
Spot the Microdot
This film was made by punching circular holes into fully opaque film stock and laying discs of colour film into some of the punched holes. Only the original copy of this film exists – it cannot be printed and is therefore projected only on rare occasions. As with other Le Grice films from the late 1960s, Spot the Microdot is marked by a radical rejection of ‘illusionism’, choosing to focus instead on the material properties of the film medium itself.
Ship a-Hoy Woody
Woody, a swabby on a pirate ship, must protect the ship's massive supply of doubloons from bartender-cum-crook Buzz Buzzard.
Bugged by a Bee
A bee with a vendetta accidentally helps Cool Cat win all the athletic events for Disco Tech.
Robert Breer animation from 1969. 16mm, color, silent, using spray paint & stencils.
Merlin the Magic Mouse and his sidekick Second Banana find themselves in a small western town, where they encounter a nasty western bully...
Woody Woodpecker is pestered by a mosquito, and the idiotic exterminator he hires does not improve things.
The Great Carrot-Train Robbery
Bunny and Claude are still at their carrot caper. This time, they rob a train as the Sheriff is once again called out to stop them..
In this animated short, Charlie Beary tries to chase a gopher from his yard.
Played on a distant television screen in the dark (with some additional zooms by Lawler), 'Runaway' mainly consists of looped footage of what looks like a Fleischer or Terry cartoon, in which a group of dogs, intrigued by surrounding sounds, run to the left of the screen, and then to the right, back and forth, while a frenzied, spiraling organ score plays over the top. The scene eventually begins to warp and disintegrate. The result is equal parts mind-numbing and hypnotic.
Shamrock and Roll
Merlin the Magic Mouse and his sidekick Second Banana encounter a rascally leprechaun named O'Reilly in Ireland.
A film by Henryk Ryszka and Stefan Schabenbeck
Cool Cat, a hipster feline, drives in his dune buggy across the U.S. Southwestern desert and encounters a wacky Indian tribe.
Archie and His New Pals
Reggie nominates Moose to run against him for class president, thinking it will be no contest. Meanwhile, Sabrina can't seem to make any friends when she begins school at Riverdale.
A Pair of Sneakers
Roland is a good spy who is assigned to deliver a message, but Rattfink keeps stealing it. Who will get it, and most importantly, what's in the secret message?
Les Fleurs de macadam
In this film, Jean-Pierre Ferland sings Les Fleurs de macadam, about the industrial workers of Montréal who are tied to the grind and grime of the city.
An American Time Capsule
An iconographic film that uses over 1300 images to relate the history of the United States in just 3 minutes.