Best Family Movies of 1956


Broom-Stick Bunny

7.7/10 IMDB

On Halloween, Bugs Bunny, masquerading as an witch, trick or treats at Witch Hazel's door. He comes to the creepy old mansion of Witch Hazel, who's mixing up a potion. Bugs is mistaken for a real witch by Hazel, who prides herself on being the ugliest witch of all.

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1956-02-25

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

6.7/10 IMDB

Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of river pirates trying to pass themselves off as Native Americans.

Starring: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York, Kenneth Tobey, Clem Bevans, Irvin Ashkenazy, Mort Mills, Paul Newlan, Frank Richards, Troy Melton ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1956-07-18

The Great Locomotive Chase

6.9/10 IMDB

During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don't go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them. Based on a true story.

Starring: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York, John Lupton, Eddie Firestone, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, Claude Jarman Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Leonard P. Geer ..
Directed by: Francis D. Lyon
Release date: 1956-06-08

Disneyland, U.S.A

7.9/10 IMDB

A tour of the Disneyland theme park.

Starring: Walt Disney, Buddy Ebsen, Fess Parker ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1956-12-20
Best Family Movies of 1956 : The High and the Flighty

The High and the Flighty

7.3/10 IMDB

Salesman Daffy Duck comes upon a farm, the site of Foghorn Leghorn's ongoing feud with the barnyard dog, and proceeds to sell Foghorn and the dog contraptions to continue their violent, mutual heckling.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1956-02-18
Best Family Movies of 1956 : Stupor Duck

Stupor Duck

7.4/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck does Superman as Stupor Duck (aka mild-mannered reporter Cluck Trent) takes on the villainous yet nonexistent Aardvark Ratnik.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1956-07-06
Best Family Movies of 1956 : Barbary-Coast Bunny

Barbary-Coast Bunny

7.6/10 IMDB

After Bugs' giant gold nugget is stolen by Nasty Canasta, he tries to win it back at Canasta's San Francisco gambling hall.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1956-07-21
Best Family Movies of 1956 : Bugs' Bonnets

Bugs' Bonnets

7.6/10 IMDB

A passing truck spills a variety of hats, causing Elmer and Bugs to change personalities in rapid succession to fit the headgear they wind up wearing.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1956-01-14
Best Family Movies of 1956 : Rocket-bye Baby

Rocket-bye Baby

7.2/10 IMDB

A cosmic mix-up results in a Martian baby being delivered to Earth, while an Earth baby is sent to Mars. Joseph Wilbur and his wife try to raise the green-skinned, ingenious Martian tyke as if he were an Earthling. But the kid builds his own spaceship and flies away, and Wilbur must find him and bring him back, or he'll never be able to make an exchange with the Martian parents for his own boy.

Starring: Daws Butler, June Foray, Mel Blanc, Earl Keen, Richard Conte, Margaret Lawrence, Gloria Blondell ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1956-08-04
Best Family Movies of 1956 : A Kid for Two Farthings

A Kid for Two Farthings

6.5/10 IMDB

Joe is a young boy who lives with his mother, Joanna, in working-class London. The two reside above the tailor shop of Mr. Kandinsky, who likes to tell Joe stories. When Kandinsky informs Joe that a unicorn can grant wishes, the hopeful lad ends up buying a baby goat with one tiny horn, believing it to be a real unicorn. Undaunted by his rough surroundings, Joe sets about to prove that wishes can come true.

Starring: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson, Jonathan Ashmore, Brenda De Banzie, Primo Carnera, Lou Jacobi, Sid James, Irene Handl ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1956-01-20

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