Best Animation Movies of 1975
One summer day, Rosie and her friends, the Nutshell Kids, decide to star in their own movie and each take turns telling each other stories.
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
It's Valentine's Day again and Charlie Brown dreams the seemingly hopeless dream to receiving a valentine from anyone. All the while, the rest of the gang have their own trials whether it be Linus' struggle to get the biggest card he can for his beloved teacher, or Lucy trying to get some token from Schroeder while Snoopy and Woodstock are having fun spearing valentines on each other's nose.
Rikki is a young mongoose who is adopted by a human family after nearly drowning in the river. He returns the favour by protecting them from two murderous cobra.
Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a con-man, a racist cop, and the Mafia.
Toulouse-Lautrec's sketchbooks are turned into an animated short.
Bugs Bunny: Superstar
Animator Robert Clampett presents a history of "Termite Terrace," the little shack on the Warner Brothers studio lot which in the 1930's and 1940's housed the animation unit which gave birth to Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. Includes color and black-and-white home-movie-type footage shot at the time showing such animation greats as Clampett, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. Also featured are nine complete Warner cartoons.
The 2000 Year Old Man
When Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks stepped onstage for the first time to perform their now-legendary skit "The 2000 Year Old Man," they turned live comedy on its head with their irreverent, cutting-edge humor. Done in animated style, catch the dynamic duo riffing on everything from Robin Hood to Saran Wrap in this crowd-pleasing performance as straight-man Reiner interviews a centuries-old Brooks, who shares his wickedly funny musings and opinions with the usual aplomb.
The Last of the Mohicans
An animated adaptation of the classic story. A young scout is befriended by a tribe of Mohawks.
The Tiny Tree
A little girl is injured in an accident and confined to a wheelchair. When Christmas arrives, the forest animals decorate a small tree outside her window to give her a happy holiday.
Where the Wild Things Are
A young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max's bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the "Wild Things." After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects. However, he starts to feel lonely and decides to return home, to the Wild Things' dismay. Upon returning to his bedroom, Max discovers a hot supper waiting for him.
You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown
A motorcross, a race of motorbikes through a series of obstacles, provides the occasion for Charlie Brown's latest attempt to win at something. He selects Linus as his pit crew and goes to a store to select a bike, and due to insufficient funds, he must settle for a tiny, run-down putt-putt. The majority of Charlie's opponents are eliminated in the race, and Charlie, wearing a makeshift helmet carved from a pumpkin, finds himself in close competition with his friend, tomboy Peppermint Patty, and the Masked Marvel (a.k.a. Snoopy, Charlie's dog).
The White Seal
In one seal herd, a young seal pup with a rare white colouring named Kotick is born. When as he matures, he learns of the deadly threat that human hunters pose to the herd through their activities. While Kotick is able to save the herd on one occasion, he is fully aware that the threat is not over. Now he must take on the seemingly impossible quest to find a home for his herd where humans will never intrude.
The Hoober-Bloob Highway
The Hoober-Bloob Highway is an animated musical special written by Dr. Seuss. Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.
The Pink Panther accidentally stumbles into Transylvania, and eventually encounters Dracula.
An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western Railway, and the Great Eastern steamship (for 40 years the world's largest steamship). Various styles of animation are used to depict events in his colorful life.
Leonardo da Vinci (the Little Man) plans to paint the Mona Lisa with a frown, but The Pink Panther insists on a smile, which he paints on the Mona Lisa soon after Da Vinci paints her frown.
The Pink Panther steals a lumberjack's house in revenge for the lumberjack cutting down his treehouse home.
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow
A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to play an angel in the abbey's Christmas pageant, and the Christmas snow that falls during the pageant works a small miracle.
The Man And His Bird
The film is about terrible life of a common man
Everybody Rides the Carousel
Everybody Rides The Carousel invites the viewer along on eight "rides" through the different stages of life. Based on the work by Erik Erikson, one of the most influential psychoanalytic theorists of this century, the film explores the inner feelings and conflicted emotions experienced during each stage of personality development. With distinctive and poetic animation, John and Faith Hubley visualize the conflicts, joys, problems and delights we all experience on the carousel of life.
Yankee Doodle Cricket
The War of Independence has begun, and Tucker the Mouse, Harry the Cat and Chester C. Cricket are indispensable to the American colonies' effort to free themselves from the rule of the despotic English king. Harry and Tucker help Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence. Chester creates the tune for "Yankee Doodle Dandy." And all the animals--including John and Marsha, the lightning bugs--help Paul Revere spread the message that the British are coming. [Plot summary written by J. Spurlin.]
The Pink Panther meets a friendly salmon at the beach and keeps him as a pet.
Keep Our Forests Pink
The Pink Panther keeps a forest park clean despite a camper's constant littering.
One of the First Cindy Sherman's super-8 film,"Doll Clothes" (officially, the film is "Untitled") has not been viewed since 1975, the year it was made. It comically crosses Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase with animated paper dolls in a sly, funny and clever precursor to the concerns that became signature elements in Sherman's remarkable body of photographic work.
An elephant follows the Pink Panther home from the zoo.
The Pink Panther tries to teach a small bird to fly south for the winter.
The opening pitch of the television salesman pretty well establishes the tone of this pithy animation film: a solid-state model guarantees high-quality entertainment. TV Sale is an entertaining, incisive and horrifying satire on some of the material that is disgorged via the "boob tube." Programs are designed around the product, not the spectator.
An Oscar Nominated short film about a red pair of legs.
On a ski slope, The Pink Panther unintentionally bedevils the Little Man while trying to teach him how to ski.
It's Pink But Is It Mink?
Jane sends Tarzan to catch the Pink Panther so she can make pink clothing from his fur.
The Scarlet Pinkernel
The Pink Panther is inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, and decides to rescue dogs captured by the local dog catcher.
An Old Box
During Christmastime, a bum discovers a magical box.
Forty Pink Winks
Trying to find somewhere to sleep, The Pink Panther sneaks into the Ritz Plaza Hotel but has to avoid the hotel detective.
Lumaaq: An Eskimo Legend
An Inuit tale of familial revenge.
An animated film about what it's like to serve a term in jail. The authenticity of the film is ensured by careful research, interviews with prisoners, on-the-spot drawings, and a sound track that was partially recorded "inside."
Red Ball Express
A drawn-on-film train builds itself and takes a trip, set to the bluegrass standard Orange Blossom Special.
Ilya Muromets, prolog
In the city of Murom lived Ivan and Efrosinya, a husband and a wife. They had a son, Ilya. For nearly thirty years he suffered from an illness - he could not move his arms or legs. The war began. Three old men passing by the house, looking for soldiers, cured Ilya and rewarded him with bogatyr force. In gratitude to them, Ilya of Murom went to war.
All the members of an old men's club are large phalluses.
"The most elaborate of his 'anti-cartoons,' as he calls them, is HEAD (1975), an ingenious, witty essay on making filmed, photographed, drawn, painted, and Xeroxed images move. Reverberating between multi-media versions of the same events, playing with disjunctions between figure and ground, HEAD is a 'trickfilm' meditation on portraiture; the animator, as actor, lives through his drawings, which in turn become actors who influence his own self-image. An insider's diary on the process of creation, HEAD is a brilliant encyclopedic exploration of the circular relationship between the animator and his creation, of the nature of animated illusion itself." -Thelma Schenkel, Millimeter
The Energy Carol
An unconventional version of The Christmas Carol.
I Begin to Remember
This film is about air gymnast who remember about his childhood when he saw the circus for the fist time in his life.
An animated short.
The Tale of Elsie Bossing
A stop-motion animation of a difficult old woman who takes risks crossing the road. Introduced by Henry Cooper.
In this animated short, simple geometric forms as thin and flat as playing cards constantly form and re-form to the sound of the koto, a 13-stringed Japanese instrument.
Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done
Able Seaman Dick Deadeye is charged by Queen Victoria to find the stolen Ultimate Secret. His ugliness means that his life has always been lonely but a buxom barmaid takes a shine to him. Together, they battle pirates and an evil magician before discovering that the Ultimate Secret is nothing but LOVE! Using songs based on the original works of Gilbert and Sullivan (but updated with modern lyrics), this film was created to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the first collaboration of the composers of the Savoy Operas.
The Mad Mad Mad World
The Mad Mad Mad World....
Dogfather finds out that "Machine Gun" Kolly left him his car in his will. What he doesn't know is that the ghost of Machine Gun Kolly arises and gets revenge of Dogfather for "putting out a contract on him", by secretly driving the car into our of control rage.
The Remarkable Rocket
An animated version of the Oscar Wilde story about a conceited firework rocket, whose pride hides his downfall in the world.
Tubby the Tuba
When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale. Tubby joins the circus and striving to be part of an orchestra, he travels to the Singing City where along the way he encounters many wonderful characters.
Aucassin and Nicolette
One of Lotte Reiniger's very last animated silhouette films, issued both in French and English versions.