Best Animation Movies of 1980


Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)

7.3/10 IMDB

Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and Marcie travel to France as foreign exchange students. Also along is Snoopy and Woodstock. While everyone is excited about the opportunity to travel to a foreign country, Charlie is disturbed by a letter he receives from a mysterious girl from France who invites him as a her guest only to find that he does not seem welcomed to her Chateau.

Starring: Arrin Skelley, Laura Planting, Casey Carlson, Daniel Anderson, Scott Beach, Debbie Muller, Laura Planting, Annalisa Bortolin, Laura Planting, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Release date: 1980-05-30


6.8/10 IMDB

Animalympics is all about the Animal Olympics Contest where all the animals around the world gather to take part in everything from skiing in North America to the very long marathon race in humid conditions. With lively music provided by Graham Gouldman, the film is very different to other cartoons, being more of a drama-comedy than cartoon.

Starring: Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, Gilda Radner, Michael Fremer ..
Directed by: Steven Lisberger
Release date: 1980-02-01
Best Animation Movies of 1980 : Pinocchio's Christmas

Pinocchio's Christmas

6.5/10 IMDB

Geppetto prepare for Christmas, Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for a present. There he meets and elopes with the beautiful girl puppet Julietta, leaving Geppetto alone and worried.

Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1980-12-03
Best Animation Movies of 1980 : A Snow White Christmas

A Snow White Christmas

6.5/10 IMDB

The wicked queen creates an ice storm meant to get rid of the younger Snow White, but instead freezes the whole village just barely missing her. Snow White travels to the land of the Seven Friendly Giants and makes friends with them. Snow White is never safe from the wicked queen because she'll always be able to find her. Can the giants save Snow White from her vengeance, or will she end up an icicle like her parents?

Directed by: Kay Wright
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1980 : The Return of the King

The Return of the King

5.7/10 IMDB

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.

Starring: Orson Bean, Theodore Bikel, William Conrad, John Huston, Roddy McDowall, Brother Theodore, Paul Frees, Casey Kasem, Sonny Melendrez, Nellie Bellflower ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1980-05-11
Best Animation Movies of 1980 : Scruffy


7.9/10 IMDB

Scruffy is a puppy you'll definitely fall in love with. In the tradition of Bambi, Scruffy is an orphan, alone and frightened. Rather than the freedom of the forest, Scruffy must wander the streets of the big city before she makes friends. First there's Joe Tibbles, a street performer who adopts her. Then when Joe suddenly dies, she meets Butch, an unwanted stray with a heart of gold. Scruffy's tale will tug at your heartstrings as you experience with her the hardships of life as a stray.

Starring: Nancy McKeon, Michael Bell, June Foray, Alan Young, Frank Welker, Hans Conried ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1980-10-04
Best Animation Movies of 1980 : Yogi's First Christmas

Yogi's First Christmas

7.2/10 IMDB

Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday.

Starring: Daws Butler, Janet Waldo, Hal Smith, Don Messick ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1980-11-21


6.4/10 IMDB

A child, who is afraid, of the dark forms a unique relationship with the objects that once frightened him.

Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1980 : Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz

Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz

6.5/10 IMDB

Dorothy is carried back to Oz by a green turkey balloon on the final Thanksgiving she is to spend with her aunt and uncle, who are moving to a retirement community. She meets Jack Pumpkinhead, The Hungry Tiger, and Tic Toc (sic), and must stop the evil Tyrone the Terrible Toy Tinkerer (looking suspiciously like John R. Neil's depiction of the Nome King), who brings the balloon to life.

Starring: Sid Caesar, Mischa Bond, Robert Ridgely, Frank Nelson, Joan Gerber ..
Directed by: Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf
Release date: 1980-11-25
Best Animation Movies of 1980 : The Gold Bug

The Gold Bug

7.4/10 IMDB

Starring: Roberts Blossom, Geoffrey Holder, Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Moberly, Sudie Bond, Anne Haney, Alix Elias, Philip Bruns ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1980-02-02

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