Best Animation Movies of 1970
When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children—Bonfamille’s beloved family of cats—the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the legatees, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O’Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the aristocats’ rescue.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grows up, he wants to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock lives between the Kringles and Sombertown.
Horton Hears a Who!
In this story, Horton discovers there is a microscopic community of intelligent beings called the Who's living on a plant that only he can hear. Recognising the dangers they face, he resolves to keep them safe. However, the other animals around him think Horton has gone crazy thinking that there are such beings.
Henry 9 'til 5
A boring commuter fantasises about his sex life; when he gets home he is too exhausted to make love to his sexy wife.
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth, based upon the children's adventure novel by Norton Juster, tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo. Unexpectedly receiving a magic tollbooth and, having nothing better to do, Milo drives through it and enters a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of its princesses, Rhyme and Reason.
The Magic Tree
When the neglected and unloved brother Mavungu finally leaves home, he finds a tree blocking the river and frees the people imprisoned within the tree. Based on a folk tale from the Congo.
Jak to si? dzieje, pyta Agnisia, ?e na ekranie widzimy misia
Explains how TV works.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians is a 1970 American animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. After the Christmas special Frosty the Snowman (1969), it was Rankin/Bass' second hand-drawn animated work to be outsourced to Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production in Tokyo, Japan. The show aired on ABC on April 7, 1970 before the airing of that year's Oscars. It was a tribute to early vaudeville, and featured animated reworkings of various famous comedians' acts.
Mister Rossi at Camping
Mr. Rossi goes camping.
Is It Always Right to Be Right?
The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."
To Speak or Not to Speak
In a world where people are easily indoctrinated by speech, a reporter wants to know what people think about the actual political situation?
Coo Coo Nuts
Woody Woodpecker ends up on an island inhabited by Robinson Crusoe, who has somehow managed to survive for years eating nothing but coconuts.
Suicidal poet Archy tries to end his life by jumping off a bridge, but awakens to find he has assumed the life of a cockroach and has become a part of a community of creatures living in a newspaper office. He also discovers that he can still write poetry, using a typewriter, and begins to enjoy his new life. Archy develops deep feelings for the lovely but self-destructive cat Mehitabel, but will have to fight to win her from bad-boy tomcat Bill.
Seal on the Loose
"Seal on the Loose" is the 174th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically in 1970, the film was produced by Walter Lantz. Woody lives in Mrs. Meany's Boarding House and she does not want any animals or pets living there. Woody returning home from releasing his pet goldfish, a circus vehicle passes by that looses a box with a seal in it. So would sneaks the seal in and has to hide it from Mrs. Meany.
All Hams on Deck
Woody is at home being bored and watching TV and hears a special bulletin about pirated gold by Captain Blah. Woody still bored and ignoring the bulletin decides to go to bed. While drifting off to sleep, dirt is slung through Woody's bedroom window & when investigates, he finds Captain Blah digging a hole to bury his gold. Seeing where Blah buried his gold, he chases after Woody.
Hi-Rise Wise Guys
Hi-Rise Wise Guys is the 177th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically in 1970, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by United Artists.
Santa and the Three Bears
Two bear cubs want to meet Santa despite their mother telling them that Santa does not exist. With the help of the park ranger, their wish might come true!
Wild Bill Hiccup
Wild Bill Hiccup chases Woody around a haunted house.
A dance of painted wooden Russian dolls (hollow inside and of graded sizes so that the largest holds all the rest). They twirl, swing and sway to gay Russian tunes, never losing their fixed reserve. As the dance ends they hop up in turn into the mother figure, who then hurries off the scene.
Buster's Last Stand
An Indian tries to scalp Woody in order to use his feathers to make a headdress and win the hand of the Indian Chief's daughter.
"Made with spray paint and hand-cut stencils, this film was an attempt at maximum plastic intensity… Places Breer for the first time among the major colorists of the avant-garde." – P. Adams Sitney
Charlie's Golf Classic
In order to save money on golf lessons, Charlie Beary tries to teach his wife Bessie how to play the game.
Never on Thirsty
Pancho and El Toro's lake has completely dried up, so they decide to take refuge in a nearby neighbor's swimming pool. They just have to get past the giant dog first...
The Night the Animals Talked
Common farm animals in the stable of Christ's birth begin to talk and communicate for the first time upon Mary and Joseph's arrival. They realize a miracle is about to take place, but lose their ability to speak following the birth of Christ as they rush to tell all about the Savior's birth.
Ivan Czarevich is led by his servant to castle of Kashchey for rescuing beautiful czarevna. But lazy and silly knight could hardly be the real hero of this fairy tale.
Head Rag Hop
A proto-music video: three minutes of experimental animation set to the tune of Romeo Nelson's 'Head Rag Hop'.
A Taste of Money
Tired of being poor, Rattfink marries a widow for her money. But the situation may be more than he can handle, when he has to put up with her bossiness and the non-stop chatter of her gargantuan son.
A song of disenchantment with the city, yet an acknowledgement of it as a many-faceted place of dreams. Words and music by Jean-Pierre Ferland and Franck Dervieux.
The City (Osaka)
An animated fantasy that shows Canadians as urbanized people developing a vast wilderness with the aid of the latest technologies. Shown as part of the Urban Environment exhibit in the Canadian pavilion at the international exposition, Osaka '70.
A cameraman chases a white rabbit and comes upon police brutality. Recording it and screening the footage will result in immediate censorship. Is this the end?
Rattfink tries to steal the world's famous diamond guarded by Roland, but his every attempt fail.
Say Cheese, Please
Roland and Rattfink are movie stars in this cartoon. Rattfink gets fed-up playing as a villain who gets beat up by a hero (Roland) in his every movie, so he his father (who's a producer of the studio) to make him a hero in his future movie. His dad makes him a hero, and makes Roland Rattfink's stunt double, all the stunts miss Roland and hits Rattfink instead. Fed up again, Rattfink demands that he and Roland acts in separate features. Rattfink gets a script where he is General Custard. Fed-up again, Rattfink chases his dad by throwing his Oscars at him.
Roland Hood takes money from evil tax-collector Rattfink to give to the poor. Rattfink, however, has other ideas.
Rosie's walk around the farmyard, pursued by the hungry but clumsy fox, has become a beacon in the world of children's picture books, an ever-popular classic which generations have enjoyed. Children love the humor of this near-wordless story. One disaster after another befalls the poor fox while Rosie goes on her way, supremely unaware of the danger behind her.
This highly entertaining animated film begins as a young girl settles down into bed to sleep after coming home from a party. One of her feet protrudes from under the bed cover and the toes come alive and discuss how painful they are after being cramped into ill-fitting shoes all day. The toes show in a series of flash-backs how they have been maltreated, and a dream shows how they would like to be treated - feet measured, shoes fitted and lots of time spent out of shoes and stockings.
The Foul Kin
Rattfink finds out his rich, 100 year-old uncle "Rotten Rattfink" is still alive, and Rattfink visits him to make sure his name is on his will.
War and Pieces
The king hires Roland to capture pirate Rattfink.
One of the educational short films in the "What Should I Do?"-series made by Walt Disney Productions.
The Froggy Froggy Duo
While Pancho and El Toro are vacationing in Acapulco, a nearby hotel cook is desperate to find some frog legs to cook for the visiting French ambassador. But where is he going to find frog legs in Acapulco?
Hop and Chop
Pancho and El Toro meet a friendly, singing Japanese beetle...the only one in Japan with a black belt in Karate. Toro tries to catch him for his supper, but is only given repeat lessons in the martial art.
A Dopey Hacienda
Toro and Pancho encounter a hungry cat who has a special taste for frogs.
Roland is building a suspension bridge across the big river outside the city. Rattfink's boss (his uncle) orders him to sabotage the construction.
A short film inspired by lateral thinking that sees an astronaut explore "the monsters of mass society and mass media."
Charlie in Hot Water
Not wanting to pay the professional, Charlie decides to fix the hot water tank himself. However, he ended up making the tank worse.
Super 8 silent early short film by the Chiodo Brothers, inspired by Ray Harryhausen, included on the 4K remastered Arrow Video Blu-ray of ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’
Chilly's Cold War
Chilly Willy is cold and hungry until he finds the home of Colonel Pot Shot, where Smedley is the caretaker.
Chilly's Ice Folly
Chilly and Maxie make a fire and accidentally melt a baby wooly mammoth out of the ice. They try to feed the baby and make it happy, but don't have much luck. Finally the baby's mother comes to take care of him.