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

7.8/10 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. When all hope seems lost and small one leads his master back to the tanners shop where he is willing to sacrifice his life. A miracle happens, and he is bought by Joseph to carry 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 : The Flintstones Little Big League

The Flintstones Little Big League

7.1/10 IMDB

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

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.

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
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : The Devil and Daniel Mouse

The Devil and Daniel Mouse

7.1/10 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 ..
Directed by: Clive A. Smith
Release date: 1978-10-01
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : Puff, the Magic Dragon

Puff, the Magic Dragon

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.

Directed by: Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf
Release date: 1978-10-30

The Stingiest Man in Town

6.8/10 IMDB

This cartoon version of A Christmas Carol hails from the production house of Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass--the team that brought you just about every other Christmas special you saw as a kid (including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Reinvented as a 49-minute musical ghost story, Stingiest stars the voice of Walter Matthau as the bedeviled Scrooge and Tom Bosley as the Jiminy Cricket-type narrator, B. Humbug, Esq.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse, Dennis Day, Paul Frees, Sonny Melendrez, Bobby Rolofson ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1978-12-23
Best Animation Movies of 1978 : Canada Vignettes: Fort Prince of Wales

Canada Vignettes: Fort Prince of Wales

6.6/10 IMDB

A humourous short lived history of an English fort.

Directed by: Brad Caslor
Release date: 1978-01-01

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