Best Animation Movies of 1970


The Aristocats

7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, Eva Gabor, Paul Winchell, Lord Tim Hudson, Vito Scotti, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dean Clark, Liz English ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1970-12-23

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

7.7/10 IMDB

A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted 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 who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Robie Lester, Billie Mae Richards, Harvey Korman ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1970-12-14
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!

7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: Ben Washam, Chuck Jones
Release date: 1970-03-19

The Phantom Tollbooth

6.9/10 IMDB

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 it's princesses, Rhyme and Reason.

Starring: Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray, Patti Gilbert, Shepard Menken, Cliff Norton, Larry Thor ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow, David Monahan, Chuck Jones
Release date: 1970-11-07
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Is It Always Right to Be Right?

Is It Always Right to Be Right?

6.3/10 IMDB

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."

Starring: Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Lee Mishkin
Release date: 1970-10-31

The Night the Animals Talked

8.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Frank Porretta ..
Directed by: Shamus Culhane
Release date: 1970-12-09
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians

The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians

7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jack Benny, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, George Jessel, Jack E. Leonard, Groucho Marx, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Flip Wilson, Henny Youngman ..
Release date: 1970-04-07
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : New Girl

New Girl

6.5/10 IMDB

One of the educational short films in the "What Should I Do?"-series made by Walt Disney Productions.

Directed by: Les Clark
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : The Five

The Five

6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Joy Batchelor
Release date: 1970-04-06
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Moon Rock

Moon Rock

5.3/10 IMDB

A short film inspired by lateral thinking that sees an astronaut explore "the monsters of mass society and mass media."

Directed by: George Dunning
Release date: 1970-01-01

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