Best Animation Movies of 1974

1.

The Year Without a Santa Claus

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children's hearts and put Santa back in action.

Starring: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Rhoda Mann, Bradley Bolke, Ron Marshall, Colin Duffy, Christine Winter ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1974-12-10
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
2.

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

Rabbit is tired of Tigger always bouncing him, so he gets Pooh and Piglet together to come up with an idea to get the bounce out of Tigger. Then, Tigger and little Roo go out for a bounce and get caught in a tree.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Clint Howard, Dori Whitaker, Paul Winchell, Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Timothy Turner ..
Directed by: John Lounsbery
Release date: 1974-09-20
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
3.

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Charlie Brown, Linus and the entire Peanuts gang are off on a lively Easter egg hunt. They suspect they've spotted the Easter Bunny … but the trouble is, he looks a lot like a certain beagle who's near and dear to Charlie Brown's heart. Is it truly the Easter Bunny, or is it just the irrepressible Snoopy playing a trick on the kids?

Starring: Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea, Linda Ercoli, Lynn Mortensen, Bill Melendez, Jimmy Ahrens ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1974-04-09
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
4.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Starring: Joel Grey, George Gobel, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1974-12-08
5.

The Beast of Monsieur Racine

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A suspicious pear-thieving beast becomes fast friends with a lonely man who proudly presents him to the prestigious Academy of Sciences.

Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : Icarus
6.

Icarus

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The Greek myth retold with film animation, accompanied by music for flute. Music, drawing, colour and movement here follow a moving, classic restraint. Daedalus, inventor of many things, provides the wings to escape from Crete, but Icarus, his son, impetuously flies too close to the sun. In this film, artist and composer share equal pleasure in the telling, with a feeling the audience will share. A film without words.

Directed by: Paul Bochner
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : The City That Forgot About Christmas
7.

The City That Forgot About Christmas

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A young boy's grandfather tells him the story of a city that forgot about Christmas until a carpenter named Matthew comes to town and teaches the children about Christmas, much to the chagrin of the Mayor and his cronies.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Charles Nelson Reilly, Louis Nye, Casey Kasem ..
Release date: 1974-12-01
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : Cockaboody
8.

Cockaboody

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

John & Faith Hubley combined animation with the voices of their preschool daughters (Georgia & Emily) to make this award winning short. (New York Animation Festval) Similar in concept to their earlier work "Moonbird".

Starring: Emily Hubley, Georgia Hubley ..
Directed by: Faith Hubley, John Hubley
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : Propaganda Message
9.

Propaganda Message

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A cartoon film about the whole heterogeneous mixture of Canada and Canadians, and the way the invisible adhesive called federalism makes it all cling together. That the dissenting voices are many is made amply evident, in English and French. But this animated message also shows that Canadians can laugh at themselves and work out their problems objectively.

Directed by: Barrie Nelson
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1974 : Linda's Film on Menstruation
10.

Linda's Film on Menstruation

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

This is an educational short released by the Los Angeles Public Library explaining what to expect when you get your first period.

Starring: Jonathan Banks, Mady Kaplan ..
Directed by: Linda Feferman
Release date: 1974-01-01

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