Best Animation Movies of 1976
Frosty's Winter Wonderland
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.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
Rudolph must find Happy, the baby new year, before the midnight of New Year's Eve.
It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown
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.
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.
The Little Drummer Boy Book II
Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers
The First Easter Rabbit
A beloved toy stuffed rabbit is rescued by a fairy to be the first Easter Rabbit.
A film that pays tribute to the various celebrations in Québec on St-Jean-Baptiste Day.
The animated history of leisure: that concept most commonly known as free time.
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.
The Pink Pro
The Pink Panther teaches a reluctant Little Man various sports.
During the American Revolution, the Pink Panther is sent to notify townsfolk that the Redcoats are coming. Reissued as Yankee Doodle Pink in 1978.
The Pink Panther finds a magician's top hat, complete with a large rabbit.
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.
Carnival of the Animals
Bugs and Daffy perform and act out their own version of the classic "Carnival of the Animals."
Quasi at the Quackadero
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.
The Pink Panther adopts a pet rock, who is more trouble than he is worth. Reissued as Pet Pink Pebbles in 1978.
The Pink Piper attempts to lead the mice out of town.
The Pink of Arabee
An Indian fakir's magic rope falls in love with the Pink Panther's tail.
The Artist and the Computer
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.
Explicitly and unabashedly erotic, this humorous, fantasy-filled animation is a celebration of the joys of sex, set to a magnetic jazz score. Just under 5 minutes in length, this jubilant artefact from the sexually liberated '70s portrays a couple aided by additional lips, tongues, imaginings, and positions, featuring points of view rarely seen. Desire Pie is utilized in college courses on sexuality, women's studies, gender studies and for sex therapy. Desire Pie is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Protect and Survive
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.
Once Upon a Girl
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.
O utrzeném sluchátku
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.
O tom, kak gnom pokinul dom
The story about the gnome and his anthropomorphic house which is afraid of the dark.
Courtesy: A Good Eggsample
An animated film which uses eggs to show the role and importance of courtesy at school.
The story is mainly about a cyclops and the misadventures of a boy, that takes place in the valley to which the monster lives.
Popeye & Friends
Follow the adventures of 'Popeye' and his friends, as they embark on some exciting and humorous adventures.
Silent Night, Holy Night
Tells the story of how the famous Christmas carol Silent Night was written.
People, People, People
Traces life in USA from the first Native Americans to the Bicentennial.
Mountain Music illustrates what happens when technology gets too advanced too soon.
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.
Animated Motion: Part 1
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.
The Erotic Cartoon Festival
The animated adventures of Super Screw, Little Annie Fanny, Schwanzie and Gretel, and more are all here in this historic collection of XXX Shorts.
Rocky McSnarl breaks out of prison and swears revenge on Dogfather, so he hide out in a hospital as a patient. However, Rocky finds out where he is and gets a job as a nurse at that same hospital. Last "Dogfather" cartoon.
Later That Night
In a hilarious nighttime fantasy, a woman finds that she can transform her sexuality into real muscle power.
Film for Log Hill Dogs: The Log Hill Story
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.
Hand in Glove
To carry on his important work the ego-maniacal scientist Dr Kelly must obtain another hand… a hand which begins to take on a life of its own.
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.
The Premiere of Platypus Duck
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.
El día del caramelo
A short film made in 1976 directed by José Emmanuel Xavier.
Master Of The World
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...
The Swimming Pool
A Bruno Bozzetto Cartoon
Susan Through Corn
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.
Short animation by Manfredo Manfredi
Feministic interpretations of famous paintings by Vermeer, Michelangelo and others.
The Lady of Shalott
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.
A Small Miracle
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)
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.
In a series of transformations, a boy with a football under his arm is transformed into increasingly aggressive-looking sportsmen.