Best Animation Movies of 1978


Watership Down

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

The Lord of the Rings

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

The Small One

7.7/10 IMDB

Ordered by his father to sell his old, small donkey, Small One, a Hebrew boy in ancient Israel takes the donkey to the Jerusalem market. Finding no buyers there, the boy is about to give up when he meets a kind man named Joseph. Joseph buys Small One and uses him to take his pregnant wife Mary 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

Witch's Night Out

7.4/10 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
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : The Water Babies

The Water Babies

6.1/10 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


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 : What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

7.5/10 IMDB

What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! is the 17th primetime animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz. The plot is similar to that of Jack London's Call of the Wild.

Starring: Bill Melendez, Liam Martin ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Release date: 1978-02-23
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : The Flintstones: Little Big League

The Flintstones: Little Big League

6.7/10 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

Special Delivery

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 : A Pink Christmas

A Pink Christmas

7.2/10 IMDB

It's holiday time, and while New York City bustles with yuletide celebrations, the Pink Panther suffers one misadventure after another... all in hopes of finding a warm heart and a warm meal! Finally, the Panther learns the true meaning of Christmas... and friendship.

Directed by: Bill Perez
Release date: 1978-12-07

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