Best Animation Movies of 1977

1.

The Rescuers

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.

Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, Jim Jordan, John McIntire, Michelle Stacy, Bernard Fox ..
Directed by: John Lounsbery, Art Stevens, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1977-06-22
2.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together and sing their way through adventures.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Paul Winchell, Howard Morris, Bruce Reitherman, Jon Walmsley, Timothy Turner, Sebastian Cabot, Ralph Wright ..
Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1977-03-11
Best Animation Movies of 1977 : The Hobbit
3.

The Hobbit

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by the evil dragon Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't...

Starring: Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Brother Theodore, Paul Frees, Don Messick, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1977-11-27
4.

Pete's Dragon

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jim Dale, Peter Ustinov, Shelley Winters, Stefanie Powers, Terry-Thomas, Jane Kean ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1977-11-03
5.

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The Peanuts gang, including Snoopy and Woodstock, have gone off to summer camp. After a few days of the usual summer-camp activities, they all take part in a rafting race. Battling treacherous rapids, wild animals, and bullies from a rival camp, the teams make their way downriver to the finish line.

Starring: Duncan Watson, Greg Felton, Stuart Brotman, Gail Davis, Bill Melendez, Melanie Kohn, Liam Martin, Stuart Brotman, Jimmy Ahrens, Greg Felton ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Release date: 1977-08-24
6.

Wizards

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

In a post-apocalyptic future, humankind is destroyed and the fantastic races of ancient legend emerge to repopulate the earth. In fulfillment of an ancient prophesy twin sons -- wizards -- are born to a queen of the faeries: one good, the other aggressively evil. They are destined to collide in a war that will destroy the new earth. Blackwolf, the evil son, is a deformed mutant and is cast out of the community. He seeks to rediscover the ancient technologies of warfare and destruction in order to gain his revenge and subjugate the free peoples of the earth. Avatar, the good son, is human and seeks a passive life of non-aggression in order to avoid responsibility for the bloodshed and despair prophesied. Blackwolf's disastrous attempts to assassinate his brother compell Avatar to marshal forces against Blackwolf, leading to the ultimate confrontation.

Starring: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Mark Hamill, Jim Connell, Steve Gravers, Barbara Sloane, Angelo Grisanti, Hyman Wien ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1977-02-09
Best Animation Movies of 1977 : Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
7.

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Nestor the donkey is a bit of an oddity--his long ears are enough for six donkeys and stretch all the way to the ground. One night, when Nestor is locked out in the cold, he begins to wander the desert.

Starring: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Eric Stern, Linda Gary, Paul Frees, Don Messick, Iris Rainer, Shelly Hines ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1977-12-03
Best Animation Movies of 1977 : It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown
8.

It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

At the school homecoming, Charlie Brown learns that he is be the escort at the banquet for the red headed girl that he has pined for all his life. With that added pressure, he hopes to put in a good showing at the football where he is placekicker. Unfortunately, Lucy is supposed to hold the ball for him.. It's homecoming night, and Charlie Brown is not only the escort for the homecoming queen (which happens to be the red-haired girl he's been drooling over for goodness knows how long), he is also the kicker for the school's football team (and Lucy's the holder. Need I say more?) Despite a certain person's old habit that won't die young, Charlie brown is blamed for their team's loss, but he ends up becoming the life of the homecoming dance. However, we never see it, and Charlie Brown doesn't remember it, which brings the question; did it really happen?

Starring: Arrin Skelley, Daniel Anderson, Michelle Muller, Bill Melendez, Laura Planting ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1977 : Furies
9.

Furies

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

An abstract pastel-animated film featuring two cats.

Directed by: Sara Petty
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1977 : Strega Nona
10.

Strega Nona

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Big Anthony, left alone with Strega Nona's magic pasta pot, runs into trouble when he decides to show the townspeople how it works.

Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1977-01-01

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