Best Animation Movies of 1978

1.

Watership Down

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham Cox, John Bennett, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Terence Rigby, Roy Kinnear, Richard O'Callaghan, Denholm Elliott ..
Directed by: Martin Rosen
Release date: 1978-10-14
2.

The Lord of the Rings

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Starring: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt, Simon Chandler, Dominic Guard, Norman Bird, Michael Graham Cox, Anthony Daniels, David Buck ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1978-11-15
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : The Small One
3.

The Small One

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A young boy must part with his beloved donkey, named "Small One". When he takes him into town to sell him, the only people who want to buy him are cruel. All hope seems lost when a kindly man offers to buy Small One to carry his pregnant wife to Bethlehem.

Starring: Sean Marshall, William Woodson, Olan Soule, Joe Higgins, Gordon Jump, Hal Smith ..
Directed by: Don Bluth
Release date: 1978-12-16
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : Witch's Night Out
4.

Witch's Night Out

3.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A witch, disgruntled by the fact that no one takes Halloween seriously anymore, decides to stir things up and disrupt the social gathering in her old house as well as turn a couple of kids who love monsters into actual monsters.

Starring: Gilda Radner, Catherine O'Hara, John Leach, John Leach, John Leach, John Leach, Naomi Leach ..
Directed by: John Leach
Release date: 1978-10-27
5.

The Water Babies

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

Starring: James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Tommy Pender, Samantha Gates, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson, Jon Pertwee, David Jason, Una Stubbs ..
Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : Afterlife
6.

Afterlife

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

This animated short film attempts to answer the eternal questions, What is dying? and How does it feel? Based on recent studies, case histories and some of the ancient myths, the afterlife state is portrayed as an awesome but methodical working-out of all the individual's past experiences. Film without words.

Directed by: Ishu Patel
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : The Flintstones Little Big League
7.

The Flintstones Little Big League

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Fred manages a little league baseball team that seems absolutely hopeless, except for a player that he blindly refuses to recognize.

Starring: Henry Corden, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gay Autterson, Frank Welker, John Stephenson, Ted Cassidy, Herb Vigran, Lucille Bliss, Randy Gray ..
Release date: 1978-04-06
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : Special Delivery
8.

Special Delivery

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A hapless husband neglects to clear the icy walk, which leads to the mailman slipping and breaking his neck. A comedy of errors results from his attempts to hide the body.

Starring: Sandy Sanderson ..
Directed by: John Weldon, Eunice Macaulay
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : The Devil and Daniel Mouse
9.

The Devil and Daniel Mouse

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

When a young female mouse makes a deal with the devil to become a rock star and learns the price, her boyfriend has to help her avoid damnation.

Starring: Jim Henshaw, Annabel Kershaw, Martin Lavut, John Sebastian, Valerie Carter, Dianne Lawrence ..
Directed by: Clive A. Smith
Release date: 1978-10-05
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : Puff, the Magic Dragon
10.

Puff, the Magic Dragon

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Jackie is a boy who is so trapped by his fears and doubts that he could not communicate with anyone. His condition is so severe that the doctors are giving up and the parents are losing hope for him to live as something more than a zombie. Then, a magic dragon named Puff comes to help Jackie by taking his soul force on a wonderous voyage to his island of Honah Lee. Along the way, they have adventures that nurture Jackie's imagination and courage in unorthodox ways. However, their arrival at Honah Lee is marked with horror as they see the land despoiled and desolate which leaves Puff powerless. Yet while trapped in his despair, Puff soons to his own astonishment just how well he has changed Jackie for the better as the boy responds to this tragedy in his own way.

Starring: Burgess Meredith ..
Directed by: Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf
Release date: 1978-10-30

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