Best Animation Movies of 1970

1.

The Aristocats

5.9
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: 1970-12-24
2.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

5.3
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 : Karlson Returns
3.

Karlson Returns

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

No movie overview available.

Starring: Vasiliy Livanov, Klara Rumyanova, Faina Ranevskaya ..
Directed by: Boris Stepantsev
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Horton Hears a Who!
4.

Horton Hears a Who!

3.8
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: 1970-03-18
5.

The Phantom Tollbooth

3.6
6.7/10 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 its 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, Dave Monahan
Release date: 1970-11-07
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Henry 9 'til 5
6.

Henry 9 'til 5

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A boring commuter fantasises about his sex life; when he gets home he is too exhausted to make love to his sexy wife.

Starring: Bob Godfrey, Monika Ringwald ..
Directed by: Bob Godfrey
Release date: 1970-01-01
7.

The Froze Nose Knows

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

The Aardvark shiveringly pursues the Ant after a snowfall has covered their habitat.

Starring: John Byner ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1970-11-18
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Jak to si? dzieje, pyta Agnisia, ?e na ekranie widzimy misia
8.

Jak to si? dzieje, pyta Agnisia, ?e na ekranie widzimy misia

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Explains how TV works.

Directed by: Julian Józef Antonisz
Release date: 1970-02-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians
9.

The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians

2.8
7.1/10 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 ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1970-04-07
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Is It Always Right to Be Right?
10.

Is It Always Right to Be Right?

2.6
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
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : To Speak or Not to Speak
11.

To Speak or Not to Speak

2.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In a world where people are easily indoctrinated by speech, a reporter wants to know what people think about the actual political situation?

Directed by: Raoul Servais
Release date: 1970-01-01
12.

Santa and the Three Bears

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

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!

Starring: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Christina Ferra-Gilmore, Bobby Riha ..
Directed by: Tony Benedict, Barry Mahon
Release date: 1970-11-07
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Coo Coo Nuts
13.

Coo Coo Nuts

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker ends up on an island inhabited by Robinson Crusoe, who has somehow managed to survive for years eating nothing but coconuts.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1970-07-01
14.

Seal on the Loose

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

"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.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1970-05-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : All Hams on Deck
15.

All Hams on Deck

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1970-11-08
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Hi-Rise Wise Guys
16.

Hi-Rise Wise Guys

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1970-08-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Wild Bill Hiccup
17.

Wild Bill Hiccup

2.5
5.4/10 IMDB

Wild Bill Hiccup chases Woody around a haunted house.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1970-05-31
18.

Matrioska

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Co Hoedeman
Release date: 1970-03-05
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Buster's Last Stand
19.

Buster's Last Stand

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1970-09-30
20.

The Letter

2.3
6.3/10 IMDB

No overview found.

Directed by: Roman Kachanov
Release date: 1970-01-01
21.

70

2.3
4.8/10 IMDB

"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

Directed by: Robert Breer
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Shinbone Alley
22.

Shinbone Alley

2.1
5.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, Alan Reed, John Carradine, Hal Smith, Joan Gerber, Sal Delano, Ken Sansom, Byron Kane ..
Directed by: John Wilson
Release date: 1970-06-26
23.

Never on Thirsty

1.9
5.4/10 IMDB

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...

Starring: Tom Holland, Don Diamond ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1970-08-05
24.

The Night the Animals Talked

1.8
7.4/10 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 : Order In The House
25.

Order In The House

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

A surrealist satire describing the power that is used to dehumanise and deny individual liberties in the name of order and the common good.

Directed by: Péter Szoboszlay
Release date: 1970-01-01
26.

Skazka skazyvaetsya

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Ivan Aksenchuk
Release date: 1970-07-22
27.

Head Rag Hop

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A proto-music video: three minutes of experimental animation set to the tune of Romeo Nelson's 'Head Rag Hop'.

Directed by: Peter Turner
Release date: 1970-06-24
28.

A Taste of Money

1.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Tired of being poor, Ratfink 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.

Starring: Lennie Weinrib, Athena Lorde, Peter Halton ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1970-06-24
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Sansür
29.

Sansür

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

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?

Directed by: Tan Oral
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : La ville
30.

La ville

1.5
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Jean-Thomas Bédard
Release date: 1970-02-03
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : The City (Osaka)
31.

The City (Osaka)

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Kaj Pindal
Release date: 1970-03-14
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : New Girl
32.

New Girl

1.5
6.7/10 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
33.

Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Whilst hiding out in a house after escaping from being chased by the Aardvark, the Ant discovers a bottle of "Vitamins for Strength"; and after eating a couple of them, becomes ten times stronger than he used to be- much to the Aardvark's displeasure!

Starring: John Byner ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1970-12-27
34.

Say Cheese, Please

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lennie Weinrib ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1970-06-07
35.

Gem Dandy

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Rattfink tries to steal the world's famous diamond guarded by Roland, but his every attempt fail.

Starring: Lennie Weinrib ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1970-10-25
36.

Odd Ant Out

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A grocery truck loses a shipment of chocolate-covered ants. The Aardvark and another green aardvark fight over a can of ants, which they can't seem to open.

Starring: John Byner ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1970-04-19
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Robin Goodhood
37.

Robin Goodhood

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Roland is "Roland Hood" and takes money from the evil tax-collector (Rattfink) to give to the poor. Rattfink however has other ideas.

Starring: Lennie Weinrib, Marvin Miller, Athena Lorde ..
Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1970-09-09
38.

Mumbo Jumbo

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

The Ant's "lodge brothers" come to his rescue and thwart the Aardvark's nefarious plans.

Starring: John Byner ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1970-09-27
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Rosie's Walk
39.

Rosie's Walk

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : The Five
40.

The Five

1.4
5.9/10 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
41.

The Foul Kin

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lennie Weinrib ..
Directed by: Grant Simmons
Release date: 1970-08-05
42.

Scratch a Tiger

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

The Aardvark is hungry. He spots an anthill. Inside is the Ant. It seems that dinner is for sure. One problem: the Ant has a friend who owes him a favor... a tiger. Returning the favor, the tiger guards the Ant and his pals from the Aardvark.

Starring: John Byner, Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1970-01-28
43.

Ants in the Pantry

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

The Bongo Pest Control Agency gets a call for an ant problem, so the Aardvark intercedes to take care of the call himself.

Starring: John Byner ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1970-06-10
44.

The Froggy Froggy Duo

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: Don Diamond, Tom Holland, Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1970-03-14
45.

War and Pieces

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

King hires Roland to arrest pirate Rattfink. Rattfink tries the cannon, but the giant cork covers it and when he tries to take it out, the cannons shoots at him. Rattfink shot the cannon at the Roland's mast hoping it would hit Roland, but instead hit Rattfink. He uses a little raft with a bomb going to Roland, but Roland had a fan and exploded at Rattfink. Than he uses an flying object, but did go very good. Than he used an Tarzan style by holding a rope and going to Roland's, but the rope was too long and was chased by a shark. Than Rattfink hammers a plank to two ships, so Roland can walk to him, but his plan was to cut the plank so Roland can fall down in the water, but Rattfink and his ship sank and Rattfink underwater holding a bomb to Roland's ship, but shark swallowed him and the bomb exploded and Rattfink was locked up (in shark's rib bones under water).

Starring: Lennie Weinrib ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1970-09-20
46.

Hop and Chop

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tom Holland, Don Diamond ..
Directed by: Grant Simmons
Release date: 1970-06-17
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : A Dopey Hacienda
47.

A Dopey Hacienda

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Toro and Pancho encounter a hungry cat who has a special taste for frogs.

Starring: Don Diamond, Tom Holland, Athena Lorde ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1970-12-06
48.

Bridgework

1.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Roland is building a suspension bridge across the big river outside the city, so Rattfink's boss orders him to sabotage the construction. All of Rattfink's attempts at trying to sabotage the construction backfire, and make him end up in the river, and every time he reaches the bottom, Rattfink tells a passing fish to go away. Finally, during the bridge's opening ceremony, Roland cuts the ribbon, and Rattfink and his boss are allowed as the first passengers to go across the new bridge. The middle hasn't been completed, so Rattfink and his boss fall into the river, and at the bottom, use the windshield wipers to wipe away all the fish, that are clouding the windshield.

Starring: Lennie Weinrib ..
Directed by: Arthur Davis
Release date: 1970-08-26
Best Animation Movies of 1970 : Moon Rock
49.

Moon Rock

1.3
5.8/10 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
50.

Africa Danny

1.2
4.6/10 IMDB

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’

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo
Release date: 1970-01-02

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