Best Animation Movies of 1981


The Enchanted Journey

6.5/10 IMDB

Enthralled with tales of the Great North Forest conveyed to him by friendly carrier pigeon Pippo, young chipmunk Glikko leaves the safety of his comfortable cage to explore the world. Stars Jim Backus and Orson Welles.

Starring: Orson Welles, Lionel G. Wilson, Corinne Orr, Jim Backus ..
Directed by: Hideo Nishimaki
Release date: 1981-10-10
Best Animation Movies of 1981 : Zea


7.2/10 IMDB

A superb visual trick that will mystify its audience, this animated film transforms the commonplace into magic.

Directed by: André Leduc, Jean-Jacques Leduc
Release date: 1981-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1981 : The Flintstones: Jogging Fever

The Flintstones: Jogging Fever

7.0/10 IMDB

After failing his annual physical, Fred wants to prove to everyone that he is in shape, so he decides to become the first citizen of Bedrock to enter the Rockstone Marathon.

Starring: Henry Corden, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gay Autterson, John Stephenson, Wayne Morton, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1981-10-11

Moon Man

6.0/10 IMDB

In this classic story by one of the world's best-loved and acclaimed storytellers for children, the man in the moon looks down on the happy, dancing people on Earth every night, wishing he could join them. He hitches a ride on a passing comet, but quickly finds himself thrown into jail by people who see him as an invader, rather than a friendly visitor. The Moon Man, however, has a most unusual - but perfectly logical - means of escape, and sets out to make his way back home.

Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1981-03-27
Best Animation Movies of 1981 : Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

6.8/10 IMDB

An animated special that presents highlights of the life of Daniel Boone, the famous American trailblazer -- from his early childhood years in North Carolina, his love affair with Rebecca Bryan, their courtship, marriage and family life, his work in settling the Kentucky region, and his exploits dur

Starring: Richard Crenna ..
Directed by: Geoff Collins
Release date: 1981-11-27
Best Animation Movies of 1981 : Helen Keller: Angel of Love and Light

Helen Keller: Angel of Love and Light

5.6/10 IMDB

Based on the story of Helen Keller who at a very young age was left deaf and blinded by an illness. But she fought through the obstacles, trying to live a normal life as possible. She became on of the first disabled rights-pioneers.

Starring: Kimiko Itoh, Tomoko Matsushima, Satomi Majima ..
Directed by: Fumio Ikeno
Release date: 1981-05-05
Best Animation Movies of 1981 : Invaders from the Deep

Invaders from the Deep

3.1/10 IMDB

When aquatic aliens plot to take over the planet, the world aquanaut security patrol are called in to battle the aliens.

Starring: Don Mason, Robert Easton, Ray Barrett, Lois Maxwell, David Graham ..
Directed by: David Elliott, John Kelly, David Lane, Desmond Saunders
Release date: 1981-01-01

A Chipmunk Christmas

7.1/10 IMDB

Alvin learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker, Charles Berendt, R.J. Williams ..
Directed by: Phil Monroe
Release date: 1981-12-14

American Pop

7.3/10 IMDB

The history of American popular music runs parallel with the history of a Russian Jewish immigrant family, with each male descendant possessing different musical abilities.

Starring: Ron Thompson, Lisa Jane Persky, Jeffrey Lippa, Frank De Kova, Roz Kelly, Mews Small, Elsa Raven, Vincent Schiavelli, Richard Moll, Lynda Wiesmeier ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1981-02-13
Best Animation Movies of 1981 : Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City

Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City

7.6/10 IMDB

Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City chronicles Strawberry Shortcake's trip to Big Apple City, so she can compete in a baking contest at "the little theater off Times Pear". Strawberry's journey, however, is in jeopardy due to the constant interference of the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak, who is her only competition in the bake-off. The Pieman counts on his kohlrabi cookies and a little trickery to beat Strawberry and her famous shortcake.

Starring: Russi Taylor, Robert Ridgely, Diana McCannon, Bob Holt, Romeo Muller, Julie McWhirter, Joan Gerber ..
Directed by: Hal Silvermintz
Release date: 1981-04-10

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