Best Animation Movies of 1976

1.

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Years have passed since Frosty left for the North Pole, but his promise is kept when he hears news of the first snowfall of the season, and decides to return.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Shelly Hines, Eric Stern, Manfreed Olea, Barbara Jo Ewing ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Release date: 1976-12-02
2.

Rudolph's Shiny New Year

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby new year, before the midnight of New Year's Eve.

Starring: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary, Paul Frees, Billie Mae Richards, Don Messick, June Foray, Iris Rainer ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1976-12-10
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown
3.

It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

To celebrate Arbor Day, the gang decide to do a great gardening project for Charlie Brown. Unfortunately, Charlie Brown learns that they did it in his baseball diamond, turning it in to a lush garden. With no alternative, he is forced to play against Peppermint Patty's team in that field. However, the bizarre setting seems to be working to his advantage.

Starring: Dylan Beach, Sarah Beach, Greg Felton, Michelle Muller, Gail Davis, Stuart Brotman, Liam Martin, Vinny Dow ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1976-03-16
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Mowgli's Brothers
4.

Mowgli's Brothers

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Mowgli's Brothers is a 1976 television animated special created by legendary animator Chuck Jones. It is based from the first chapter of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book of the same name. The special was narrated by Roddy McDowall who does all the male characters in the film. It originally aired on CBS on February 11, 1976.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, June Foray ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1976-02-11
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Little Drummer Boy Book II
5.

The Little Drummer Boy Book II

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers

Starring: Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, David Jay, Bob McFadden, Ray Owens, Allen Swift ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Release date: 1976-12-13
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The First Easter Rabbit
6.

The First Easter Rabbit

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A beloved toy stuffed rabbit is rescued by a fairy to be the first Easter Rabbit.

Starring: Burl Ives, Robert Morse, Stan Freberg, Paul Frees, Don Messick, Joan Gardner, Dina Lynn, Christine Winter ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1976-04-09
7.

Taratata

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

A film that pays tribute to the various celebrations in Québec on St-Jean-Baptiste Day.

Directed by: Frédéric Back
Release date: 1976-10-31
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend
8.

The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

An owl marries a goose. They have off-spring, but somehow their habits of life are not compatible.

Directed by: Caroline Leaf
Release date: 1976-01-02
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Leisure
9.

Leisure

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

The animated history of leisure: that concept most commonly known as free time.

Starring: Alexander Archdale ..
Directed by: Bruce Petty
Release date: 1976-06-04
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Street
10.

The Street

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

This film deals with a Jewish family in Montreal, Canada as they care for a dying grandmother and the young boy who is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the bucket.

Starring: Mort Ransen, Sarah Dwight, John Hood, Vera Leitman, Howard Ryshpan ..
Directed by: Caroline Leaf
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Pink Pro
11.

The Pink Pro

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther teaches a reluctant Little Man various sports.

Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1976-04-11
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Sherlock Pink
12.

Sherlock Pink

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Private Detective Pink tries to identify who stole his breakfast cake (which he ate himself in his sleep), instead finding another crook and chasing him through a surreal house.

Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1976-06-29
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Pinky Doodle
13.

Pinky Doodle

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

During the American Revolution, the Pink Panther is sent to notify townsfolk that the Redcoats are coming. Reissued as Yankee Doodle Pink in 1978.

Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1976-05-28
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Mystic Pink
14.

Mystic Pink

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther finds a magician's top hat, complete with a large rabbit.

Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1976-01-06
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Carnival of the Animals
15.

Carnival of the Animals

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Bugs and Daffy perform and act out their own version of the classic "Carnival of the Animals."

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Herbert Klynn, Gerry Woolery
Release date: 1976-11-22
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Rocky Pink
16.

Rocky Pink

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther adopts a pet rock, who is more trouble than he is worth. Reissued as Pet Pink Pebbles in 1978.

Directed by: Art Leonardi
Release date: 1976-07-09
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Quasi at the Quackadero
17.

Quasi at the Quackadero

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

This surreal cartoon follows Quasi, Anita and their pet robot Rollo to the Quackadero, a futuristic amusement park where thoughts, time, dreams and memories become playthings for the weird and wacky clientele.

Starring: Sally Cruikshank, Kim Deitch ..
Directed by: Sally Cruikshank
Release date: 1976-05-20
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Pink Piper
18.

Pink Piper

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

The Pink Piper attempts to lead the mice out of town.

Directed by: Cullen Blaine
Release date: 1976-04-30
19.

The Artist and the Computer

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Produced by Larry Keating for AT&T. “THE ARTIST AND THE COMPUTER is an excellent introductory informational film that dispels some of the “mystery” of computer-art technology, as it clarifies the necessary human input of integrity, artistic sensibilities, and aesthetics… Ms. Schwartz’s voice over narration explains what she hoped to accomplish in the excerpts from a number of her films and gives insight into the artist’s problems and decisions… I would recommend THE ARTIST AND THE COMPUTER for all grade levels, in classes on filmmaking, art appreciation, and human values.

Starring: Lillian Schwartz ..
Directed by: John K. Ball
Release date: 1976-10-02
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Pink of Arabee
20.

The Pink of Arabee

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

An Indian fakir's magic rope falls in love with the Pink Panther's tail.

Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy
Release date: 1976-03-13
21.

Protect and Survive

2.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Protect and Survive was a public information series on civil defence produced by the British government during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was intended to inform British citizens on how to protect themselves during a nuclear attack, and consisted of a mixture of pamphlets, radio broadcasts, and public information films. The series had originally been intended for distribution only in the event of dire national emergency, but provoked such intense public interest that the pamphlets were authorised for general release.

Starring: Patrick Allen ..
Directed by: Bill Stewart
Release date: 1976-01-01
22.

Once Upon a Girl....

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

Mother Goose has been put on trial for obscenity, and the evidence being presented is a collection of pornographic animated shorts. Included in the mix are adult versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Snow White, in which just about every sexual combination possible is given a try.

Starring: Frank Welker, Richmond Johnson, Carol Piacente, Kelly Gordon, Hal Smith ..
Directed by: Don Jurwich
Release date: 1976-01-01
23.

O utrzeném sluchátku

1.8
7.9/10 IMDB

The first episode of the "Mach and Sebestova" series. We learn how the schoolmates from the third B class found the torn off phone receiver and how they discovered it had a magic power.

Starring: Petr Nározný ..
Directed by: Miloš Macourek, Adolf Born, Jaroslav Doubrava
Release date: 1976-01-01
24.

O tom, kak gnom pokinul dom

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The story about the gnome and his anthropomorphic house which is afraid of the dark.

Starring: Vladimir Osenev ..
Directed by: Vladimir Popov
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Courtesy: A Good Eggsample
25.

Courtesy: A Good Eggsample

1.6
3.0/10 IMDB

An animated film which uses eggs to show the role and importance of courtesy at school.

Starring: Marc Ranta ..
Directed by: Ronald B. Underwood, Philip Kassel
Release date: 1976-08-18
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Valley
26.

The Valley

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The story is mainly about a cyclops and the misadventures of a boy, that takes place in the valley to which the monster lives.

Starring: Ken Hammon, Peter Jackson, Pete O'Herne, Andrew Neal, Ian Middleton ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 1976-01-01
27.

Popeye & Friends

1.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Follow the adventures of 'Popeye' and his friends, as they embark on some exciting and humorous adventures.

Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Silent Night, Holy Night
28.

Silent Night, Holy Night

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Tells the story of how the famous Christmas carol Silent Night was written.

Starring: Kevin Golsby, Richard Meikle, James Condon, Brett Way, Barbara Frawley ..
Release date: 1976-12-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : People, People, People
29.

People, People, People

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Traces life in USA from the first Native Americans to the Bicentennial.

Directed by: John Hubley
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Mountain Music
30.

Mountain Music

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Mountain Music illustrates what happens when technology gets too advanced too soon.

Directed by: Will Vinton
Release date: 1976-01-01
31.

Autosong

1.4
6.4/10 IMDB

When Jill Jarnow won a blue Volkswagon in a design contest, and named the car Wart after the young king Arthur in T.H.White's The Sword and the Stone - it naturally wasn't long before the iconic vehicle turned up in a film. Autosong unfolds on an autobahn of the mind, a road between the formalism of highway driving and the looped flipbook experiments.

Directed by: Al Jarnow
Release date: 1976-04-29
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Animated Motion: Part 1
32.

Animated Motion: Part 1

1.3
5.8/10 IMDB

The first part of this series by Norman McLaren deals only with tempo. It starts by showing the disc travelling in one move (1/24 of a second) from A to B, and progressively demonstrates slower and slower tempos.

Directed by: Norman McLaren, Grant Munro
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Erotic Cartoon Festival
33.

The Erotic Cartoon Festival

1.3
6.0/10 IMDB

The animated adventures of Super Screw, Little Annie Fanny, Schwanzie and Gretel, and more are all here in this historic collection of XXX Shorts.

Starring: Linda York ..
Release date: 1976-01-01
34.

Later That Night

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

In a hilarious nighttime fantasy, a woman finds that she can transform her sexuality into real muscle power.

Directed by: Barbara Bottner
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Film for Log Hill Dogs: The Log Hill Story
35.

Film for Log Hill Dogs: The Log Hill Story

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Constantly changing forms, a plains landscape. One of two films based on David and Diana's life in their house in Colorado, which had just burned down.

Directed by: Diana Wilson
Release date: 1976-01-01
36.

Ho Down

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An enjoyable animated film done by drawing directly on the film in the tradition of Norman McLaren. Two circles, one male and one female, bounce, spin and stretch to lively music.

Directed by: John Paizs
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Bamboo Shoot in The House
37.

The Bamboo Shoot in The House

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Hong Xiaobing Xiuxiu and Kwai Kui had a conflict over a bamboo shoot growing in the house. Under the influence of her grandmother, Kwai Kwai wanted to eat the bamboo shoots. Xiuxiu thinks that the bamboo shoots were drilled from underground by the bamboo of the production team and should be owned by the public.

Directed by: Keqin Zhou, Jinqing Hu
Release date: 1976-10-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Premiere of Platypus Duck
38.

The Premiere of Platypus Duck

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The history of Platypus Duck, the oldest surviving mammal (And a mixed-up one at that...), and a quest of one such Platypus Duck and his kids to rescue his wife after she gets swept away in a flood to Sydney.

Starring: Brian Fuld ..
Directed by: Tom Ruegger
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : El día del caramelo
39.

El día del caramelo

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Directed by: Héctor “Kalondi” Compaired
Release date: 1976-11-20
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Desert
40.

Desert

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A short film made in 1976 directed by José Emmanuel Xavier.

Directed by: José Emmanuel Xavier
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Master Of The World
41.

Master Of The World

0.0
6.6/10 IMDB

April 1910. Inspector John Strock travels to Morganton, North Carolina. There, the government entrusts him with a mission of the utmost importance: to climb and inspect a mountain called the Eagle's Nest from which alarming flaming trails escape...

Starring: John Ewart, Tim Elliott, Matthew O'Sullivan, Ron Haddrick, Judy Morris ..
Directed by: Leif Gram
Release date: 1976-10-23
42.

The Swimming Pool

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A Bruno Bozzetto Cartoon

Directed by: Bruno Bozzetto
Release date: 1976-12-24
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Susan Through Corn
43.

Susan Through Corn

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Local Minneapolis based filmmaker Kathleen Laughlin's short experimental film follows her sister on a spirited excursion through a tall August cornfield about to be harvested.

Directed by: Kathleen Laughlin
Release date: 1976-02-12
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Immagini
44.

Immagini

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Short animation by Manfredo Manfredi

Directed by: Manfredo Manfredi
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Art Education
45.

Art Education

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Feministic interpretations of famous paintings by Vermeer, Michelangelo and others.

Directed by: Maria Lassnig
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : The Lady of Shalott
46.

The Lady of Shalott

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A pastel animation produced by Sheila Graber based on the Victorian ballad by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With commentary by Francis Carr the film loosely tells the Arthurian legend of Elaine of Astolat, a woman living in isolation inside a tower who sees the world through the reflections in a mirror.

Starring: Francis Carr ..
Directed by: Sheila Graber
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : A Small Miracle
47.

A Small Miracle

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

On Christmas Eve, a poor old woman plays her accordion in the street. Apart from two children, the passers-by ignore her and by the end of the day she has to sell her accordion to buy some food. Worse is to come. (1976)

Starring: Richard Briers, Neal Arden ..
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1976 : Firelight
48.

Firelight

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A highly personal and impressionistic piece of work, Firelight explores time. Long dissolves and pastel shades reflect time's ephemeral nature, its steady progression and the constancy of its cycles. It's a gentle film that sets the mind adrift.

Directed by: Paul Bochner
Release date: 1976-08-20
49.

Sportflesh

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

In a series of transformations, a boy with a football under his arm is transformed into increasingly aggressive-looking sportsmen.

Directed by: Gerrit van Dijk
Release date: 1976-01-01
50.

Ryszard III

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The colage presents in a blaze of colours the horse from the famous Shakespearean quote uttered by Richard the Third.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kiwerski
Release date: 1976-01-01

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