Best Family Movies of 1969
Frosty the Snowman
A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!
Dolly Levi is a strong-willed matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York in order to see the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. In doing so, she convinces his niece, his niece's intended, and Horace's two clerks to travel to New York City.
A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins!
Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines
My Side of the Mountain
Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to leave the city (set in Toronto) to spend a sabbatical in the Canadian woods and see if he can make it as a self-sufficient spirit after his parents promise a summer trip that doesn't pan out.
Ring of Bright Water
Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So he takes Mij to live in a ramshackle cottage on the coast of Scotland. Together they set out to explore the curious and magnificent natural wonders that surround their seaside home--from orphaned geese to tooth-less sharks. While Mij spends his days frolicking in the icy cold sea, Graham finds himself falling in love with the beautiful town doctor, Mary (Virginia McKenna). Before long, the three become inseparable friends.
Winter of the Witch
The life of a witch is disrupted by the arrival of a boy and his mother. The intruders' presence makes her struggle to adjust to the modern world, and to change from bad to good witch. Based on the book "Old Black Witch" by Wende and Harry Devlin.
A Clue For Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo And The Mystery Inc. Crew Investigates A Spooked Out Ghost, While The Fiend Interrupts There Beach Trip, They Search For Clues. -Written By Chase Otis
Pink finds a witch's magic wand and helps a girl in rags become glamorous to win a date with Pelvis Parsley.
Velayutham is a devotee living in one of the Murugan Temple. One day pearl gemstone missing from Murugan Idol. Velayutham is blamed so he forced to leave the place.He comes to Coimbatore for livelihood. Velayutham then get companion of Paramashivam and he become fruit-seller with help of Bama. One day Velayutham get 10,000 bucks for remuneration. He married to Maragatam. Both are in the different edge of the world,ideology. So they always have dialectical relations which forced Maragatam to accept the almighty god.She refused to pick it up.Velayutham disappointed and both are not speaking to each other,meantime Maragatam gives birth to child.The child is unfortunately born paralyzed. Distressed Maragatam step out from her believes take the child to all the Murugan Temple and deeply praying for child.
Hey Cinderella! is a one-hour Jim Henson special which tells a cracked version of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella lives with her wicked stepmother (as everyone who ever read the fairy tale knows), but what part of the story is never told is how Cinderella's fairy godmother had help from monsters, a prince pretending to be a gardener, and none other than Kermit the Frog.
The Ant and the Aardvark
An aardvark tries to catch one ant without success.
Secrets of the Pirate's Inn
A gang of kids helps a sea captain search for a pirate’s treasure that’s rumored to be hidden somewhere in the old dilapidated inn the sea captain just inherited from his dead brother. Along the way, they unravel a series of clues which lead to a variety of hidden passages and trap doors. But they are not alone in their quest for Jean Lafitte’s pirate goodies!
A Christmas Carol
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley.
Goodbye, I'm Kurt
A story of 6-year-old Alberte who decides to leave her parents, because they are always busy working or watching TV, and don’t have time to do fun things with her. She moves to the boat right outside her house, and decides that her new name is Kurt. She has always wanted to be a boy.
Johnny Lingo, one of the sharpest traders in the south pacific islands decides to bargain for a wife, and offers a record price of eight cows for Mahana, a plain girl who shuns contact. This causes quite a sensation on the island. A year later Johnny and his wife return for the first time since the marriage, and all find that something miraculous has occurred to Mahana. Johnny explains that by paying eight cows he proved that she was worth more to him than any other woman on the island. He gave her a great gift, that of self-worth.
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
Survivors of a sinking ship are rescued by Captain Nemo and his submarine crew. They are taken to an underwater city where they may spend the rest of their lives.
Skippy and the Intruders
Skippy and the Intruders (also known as The Intruders) is a 1969 Australian film directed by Lee Robinson, and is a spin-off of the popular Skippy the Bush Kangaroo TV series. A gang of criminals led by Meredith is looking for sunken treasure off Mallacoota, pretending to be diving for abalone. Sonny, son of Matt Hammond, the Chief Ranger of Waratah National Park, investigates with their family friend, Clancy. Sonny and Clancy are kidnapped. Skippy comes to the rescue. After a speedboat chase and a fight in the sand dunes, Meredith is captured.
Run Wild, Run Free
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian, this 1969 British children's film stars Mark Lester as a young boy, unable to speak, who befriends both a wild colt with blue eyes and a falcon named "Lady". The cast also includes John Mills, Gordon Jackson and Sylvia Sims.
Angel in My Pocket
The new minister in a small town faces the challenge of winning over its eccentric citizens.
The Pogo Special Birthday Special
Pogo and his friends celebrate various holidays in their own special ways, while Porkypine does his best to woo Mademoiselle Hepzibah.
A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their responsibility to each other
The Littlest Angel
Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the task of showing Michael the joys of Heaven and helping him find his place in the Hereafter.
An Elephant Called Slowly
Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.
When the Indian Jimmyboy is accused of murder of a white man, he flees onto the ranch of Smith, who's well known for his tolerance for Indians, since he was raised by the old Indian Antoine. Smith helps Jimmyboy against the mean Sheriff and promises to speak for him in court, thus persuading him to surrender himself to the police.
Pink fights over a bone with a caveman and two dinosaurs.
Guns in the Heather
An American foreign exchange student in Ireland, Rich Evans (Kurt Russell), gets caught up in espionage when a dying man gives him a message to pass to his older brother, who is an American intelligence agent unbeknownst to Rich. Rich and his friend are then kidnapped by an Eastern Bloc agent pretending to be from the American Embassy in the hopes that they will lead him to a scientist who is attempting to defect to the West. Originally aired in 3 parts on 'Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color' TV series, then re-edited into a theatrical feature in Europe under the title, 'The Secret of Boyne Castle.'
J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it back to health.
Shamrock and Roll
Merlin the Magic Mouse and his sidekick Second Banana encounter a rascally leprechaun named O'Reilly in Ireland.
Cool Cat, a hipster feline, drives in his dune buggy across the U.S. Southwestern desert and encounters a wacky Indian tribe.
Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children
Debbie Reynolds and hundreds of children, from toddlers to teens, star in a musical salute to the days of the week. They sing rhymes for each day, and note the special qualities attributed to children born on that day.
Hang Your Hat on the Wind
A handsome thoroughbred yearling accidentally escapes from a cross-country van in the desert, and is found and loved by a young Mexican boy. He hides the horse from searchers, but eventually mends his ways and tries to return the animal. However, two hoodlums steal the horse. The boy leads a sheriff to the rescue, and receives an apt reward.
All at Sea
The unexpected adventures of children on a school cruise to Portugal and North Africa. In Tangier, Steve, whose hobby is detecting, suspects that a parcel carried by another boy is contraband. Steve and his pals get into trouble trying to get hold of the parcel, but, in the process they uncover and foil the plans of a passenger to smuggle a stolen painting back to England.
The Wonderful Land of Oz
Fleeing from his evil guardian, the witch Mombi, young Tip runs off to the Emerald City, where he's caught up in a palace coup with the Army of Revolt.
My Dog the Thief
As ratings for Jack Crandall's lifeless airborne traffic reports plummet, a super-size St. Bernard on the lam stows away in his chopper. Crandall's new co-pilot helps send ratings sky-high, but the canine's chronic kleptomania generates girl trouble, jewel thievery, and loads of laughs.
Hasty But Tasty
The Aardvark is bedeviled by a portable hole which removes the ground beneath him on the edge of a cliff and lets the air out of a balloon suspending the Aardvark above the Ant onto whom the Aardvark plans to drop an anvil; anvil does not crush the Ant but hits the fallen Aardvark on his head.
The Ant from Uncle
To bar the Ant from subterranean refuge, the Aardvark strives to plug every ant hole in existence and, to his dismay, discovers a hole of volcanic proportions which is the dwelling of Charlie's huge, older kin.
I've Got Ants in My Plans
The Aardvark finds further opposition, in the form of another hungry aardvark, to his aim of ant intake - and so ensues a battle of aardvarks for digestive possession of Charlie, with use of spread-on-ground thumb tacks and rubber cement, plus jet-powered stilts and a tripping rope.
Aardvark's computer contraption that he consults for advice on how to catch the Ant only guides the Aardvark through an exercise of painful futility.
Never Bug an Ant
The Aardvark's vacuum cleaner, intended by him to inhale the Ant after his own snout becomes corked and bottled, ingests an angry bear.
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a computer; now he remembers everything he reads. Unfortunately, he also remembers information which was in the computer's memory, like Arno's illegal businesses..
The Ant is spending his vacation at the beach, but the Aardvark sniffs him out. A beligirent Life Guard mistakes Aardvark for a dog a repeatedly kicks him off the beach. Ultimately Aardvark is send off to the Dog Pound.
Isle of Caprice
The setting: two South Sea islands. On one: a hungry, shipwrecked Aardvark. On the other: an army of (food) Ants. The Aardvark knows that this is true because he sees the Ants in his spyglass. All that you have to do is swim right over there... except that there's a mean old shark who won't let that happen. The Aardvark tries, but he fails. Next, he gets a surfboard. The shark eats that as if it's newspaper.
The White Weathervane
A story about the adventures of two teenage brothers helping ChK during twenties.
Trick or Treat
Pete and Sandy get permission to go trick-or-treating by promising to avoid mischief. So, they inveigle two younger boys to play a prank.
Make Way For Ducklings
In this timeless tale of family life, Mr. & Mrs. Mallard find the perfect spot to raise their young in Boston's Public Garden.
A young girl's puppy escapes the yard while her mother is at work. She goes out on her own to find her puppy, first to the park, and then to a bus depot. An educational short film to promote class discussion.
Drugs Are Like That
[…] Though the highs and lows of human experience are all here, it's often the gimcrack set design and fashion chops in these vintage clunkers that really wow – the pot-holder sweater vests, ponytails decorated with yarn, hippies with crumb-catching moustaches, banana-seat bikes and a hard rain of Quaaludes and amphetamines to illustrate the dangers of drug addiction. It is hard to believe anyone would buy the goofball cause-and-effect of that pill-popper's weather pattern in "Drugs Are Like That". Co-produced by the Miami Junior League and narrated by Anita Bryant in this cheery little hand-slapper, a kid stealing cookies from a cookie jar is implied to be headed down a bad road to Bowery bum rolls and LSD parties. (from: http://clatl.com/atlanta/av-geeks-greatest-hits-lessons-learned/Content?oid=1268313)