Best Animation Movies of 1972


Fritz the Cat

6.3/10 IMDB

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Phil Seuling, Judy Engles, Ralph Bakshi, Mary Dean, Charles Spidar ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1972-04-12
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : The Lorax

The Lorax

8.0/10 IMDB

The Once-ler, a ruined industrialist, tells the tale of his rise to wealth and subsequent fall, as he disregarded the warnings of a wise old forest creature called the Lorax about the environmental destruction caused by his greed.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1972-02-14

Snoopy, Come Home

7.4/10 IMDB

When Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, he goes to visit her in the hospital while Charlie Brown and the gang are on the lookout for him. Suddenly, Snoopy feels that he must go live with Lila, but must say goodbye to all his friends. In his adventure to the hospital, he encounters numerous "No Dogs Allowed" signs, an annoying little girl who desires to keep him, and more!

Starring: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey, Johanna Baer, Hilary Momberger, Linda Ercoli, Lynda Mendelson, Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1972-09-08
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't

The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't

7.1/10 IMDB

A talking squirrel must save the holiday by rescuing a young Pilgrim boy and a young Native American boy that has gone missing in the woods on Thanksgiving day.

Release date: 1972-11-21
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : Street Musique

Street Musique

7.3/10 IMDB

Animator Ryan Larkin does a visual improvisation to music performed by a popular group presented as sidewalk entertainers. His take-off point is the music, but his own beat is more boisterous than that of the musicians. The illustrations range from convoluted abstractions to caricatures of familiar rituals. Without words.

Directed by: Ryan Larkin
Release date: 1972-11-01
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : Matrix III

Matrix III

6.8/10 IMDB

An abstract computer-generated animation set to music by Terry Riley.

Directed by: John Whitney Sr.
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : A Computer Animated Hand

A Computer Animated Hand

6.1/10 IMDB

Archive film showing possibly the first example of digital rendering, made by Pixar co-founders Ed Catmull and Fred Parke in 1972, was stumbled upon by the son of Robert B Ingebretsen, who also set up the world-famous U.S. studio. A six minute version shows additional CGI animation of an artificial heart valve, and human heads.

Directed by: Ed Catmull
Release date: 1972-12-31
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon

Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon

6.6/10 IMDB

Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon was Australia's first animated feature film,[2] released in 1972 and directed by Eric Porter. The two sequence directors were Porter's animation director Cam Ford (who had previously worked on the Beatles' Yellow Submarine) and Peter Gardiner.

Directed by: Eric Porter
Release date: 1972-11-30
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes

The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes

6.5/10 IMDB

This is one of the 'Animagical' titles from the children's film archive of Rankin/Bass. The story line is reminiscent of an earlier 1966 R/B Animagic film, 'The Daydreamer', both of which chronicles the fairy tales of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Cyril Ritchard, Imogene Coca, Allen Swift, Bob McFadden ..
Directed by: Jules Bass
Release date: 1972-02-21
Best Animation Movies of 1972 : The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park

The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park

6.7/10 IMDB

A girl named Susie goes to an amusement park and are greeted by a couple of costumed tour guides, The Banana Splits who take her on a tour of the park. In another realm a witch sees Susie and wants to make her a witch so she lures her into her realm. The Splits follow her and discover a world of magic. They try to rescue Susie from the witch and are aided by a couple of bickering wizards, Hocus and Pocus.

Starring: Daws Butler, Joan Gerber, Allan Melvin, Howard Morris, Michele Tobin, Paul Winchell ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1972-11-25

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