the animated flims of the 1970s

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1. The Aristocats (1970)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 98,695 | Gross: $37.68M

2. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick

Votes: 1,558

3. Horton Hears a Who! (1970 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 1,760

4. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan | Stars: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 3,112

5. Santa and the Three Bears (1970)

G | 46 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

When a park ranger tells two bear cubs about Christmas and Santa Claus, they want to skip hibernation to celebrate, but their mother doesn't believe in Saint Nick and wants them to sleep.

Directors: Tony Benedict, Barry Mahon | Stars: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Chris Gilmore, Bobby Riha

Votes: 621

6. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

This animated version updates this classic story to a modern day Connecticut factory worker who is transported back in time to the year 528 and the days of the court of King Arthur.

Director: Zoran Janjic | Stars: Orson Bean, Barbara Llewellyn, Bruce Montague, Ron Haddrick

Votes: 27

7. The Cat in the Hat (1971 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A red and white-striped top-hatted cat visits two children left home alone.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Allan Sherman, Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Tony Frazier

Votes: 1,833

8. Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

With the help of a time machine, Peter Cottontail must rescue Easter from the hands of the malicious Irontail.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Danny Kaye, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Casey Kasem

Votes: 1,209

10. The Point (1971)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio (Mike Lookinland), who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Ringo Starr, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Frees, Lennie Weinrib

Votes: 2,626

11. Shinbone Alley (1970)

G | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A newspaper man is reincarnated as a cockroach and makes friends with a free-spirited female alley cat.

Directors: John Wilson, David Detiege | Stars: Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, Alan Reed, John Carradine

Votes: 213

12. Fritz the Cat (1972)

TV-MA | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 12,240 | Gross: $25.00M

13. The Lorax (1972 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher

Votes: 2,771

14. Marco Polo Jr. (1972)

G | 80 min | Animation, Family

Marco Polo Jr., the descendant of the legendary explorer, goes on a daring journey in search of his own destiny.

Director: Eric Porter | Stars: Bobby Rydell, Arnold Stang, Corie Sims, Kevin Golsby

Votes: 72

15. Snoopy Come Home (1972)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Snoopy receives a letter from a girl named Lila, who's in a hospital, he goes on a journey with Woodstock to see her.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey

Votes: 4,484 | Gross: $0.19M

16. Treasure Island (1972)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

Directors: John Hough, Andrea Bianchi, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,260

17. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1973)

60 min | Animation, Family

Animated version of Jules Verne's classic. Teacher and sailor, hired by US Government to destroy a submarine monster, are captured by Captain Nemo and taken to a fantastic adventure underseas on Nautilus submarine.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Star: Bernard Cowan

Votes: 110

18. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Family, Musical

73 Metascore

Wilbur is a farm pig who's terrified that he'll end up on the dinner table. His friend Charlotte, a charming spider, comes to his rescue. She weaves words into her web, convincing the farmer that Wilbur is too special a pig to kill.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 19,401 | Gross: $5.23M

19. Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Three Dr. Seuss stories hosted by the Cat in the Hat.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Allan Sherman, Hans Conried, Paul Winchell, Bob Holt

Votes: 605

20. Heavy Traffic (1973)

R | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An underground cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his art.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

Votes: 3,164 | Gross: $1.34M

21. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

The story of the legendary British outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, David Hand | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 120,968 | Gross: $32.06M

22. The Swiss Family Robinson (1973 TV Movie)

47 min | Animation

The classic animated tale of the Swiss Family Robinson.

Director: Leif Gram | Stars: Jeanie Drynan, Alistair Duncan, Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick

Votes: 26

23. Dirty Duck (1974)

X | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Mild-mannered insurance-adjuster Willard teams up with a foul-mouthed fowl who takes him on a surreal quest to become less uptight--and possibly get laid.

Director: Charles Swenson | Stars: Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Robert Ridgely, Cynthia Adler

Votes: 492

24. Journey Back to Oz (1972)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

During another twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the Land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers the witch Mombi's ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Milton Berle, Margaret Hamilton, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 560

25. The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

R | 77 min | Animation, Comedy

Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.

Director: Robert Taylor | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Reva Rose, Bob Holt, Robert Ridgely

Votes: 2,681 | Gross: $1.09M

26. Oliver Twist (1974)

91 min | Animation, Family

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Josh Albee, Philip L. Clarke, Cathleen Cordell, Michael Evans

Votes: 176

27. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 2,986

28. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 8,781

29. Coonskin (1974)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas

Votes: 2,958

30. Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done (1975)

G | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

Able Seaman Dick Deadeye is charged by Queen Victoria to find the stolen Ultimate Secret. His ugliness means that his life has always been lonely but a buxom barmaid takes a shine to him. ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Victor Spinetti, Peter Reeves, George A. Cooper, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 83

31. Everybody Rides the Carousel (1976)

72 min | Animation

Show is an animated tracing of the eight stages of life, from infancy to old age, as they have been described in the works of psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson.

Director: John Hubley | Stars: Alvin Epstein, Judith Coburn, Ray Hubley, Lou Jacobi

Votes: 260

32. The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.

Director: Alan Zaslove | Stars: Bob Holt, Hal Smith

Votes: 271

33. The Last of the Mohicans (1975 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

An animated adaptation of the classic story. A young scout is befriended by a tribe of Mohawks.

Stars: John Doucette, John Stephenson, Paul Hecht, Kristina Holland

Votes: 53

34. The Mysterious Island (1975 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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Director: Leif Gram | Stars: John Llewellyn, Ron Haddrick, Alistair Duncan, Mark Kelly

Votes: 41

35. Tubby the Tuba (1975)

G | 81 min | Animation, Family, Musical

When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale. Tubby joins the circus and striving to be part of an ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Schure | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Pearl Bailey, Ruth Enders, Jack Gilford

Votes: 117

36. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Paul Frees

Votes: 2,954

37. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 3,803

38. Fantastic Animation Festival (1977)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Family

A collection of fourteen award winning animated short films including "Moonshadow," "The Last Cartoon Man," "Closed Mondays," and "Cosmic Cartoon".

Directors: Dean A. Berko, Christopher Padilla | Stars: Spike Milligan, Paul Frees

Votes: 108

39. A Flintstone Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Family

When Santa has an accident at Fred's house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him.

Directors: Sid Marcus, Charles A. Nichols, Alex Lovy, Gerry Chiniquy, Hawley Pratt | Stars: Mel Blanc, Lucille Bliss, Henry Corden, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 753

40. The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant, Bob McFadden, Allen Swift

Votes: 777

41. Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A strange wind blows into Whoville, making all the inhabitants stay indoors. They know the wind means the Grinch will be in a foul mood and out to do harm. However, young Eukariah decides to confront the Grinch.

Director: Gerard Baldwin | Stars: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro, Irene Tedrow

Votes: 995

42. The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Orson Bean, John Huston, Theodore Gottlieb, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 13,449

43. A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A scrap of paper found in an ancient book allows Professor Lidenbrock to prove his theory that life exists deep in the interior of the earth.

Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Ron Haddrick, Alistair Duncan, Bevan Wilson, Lynette Curran

Votes: 86

44. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In this collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh, a honey-loving teddy bear, embarks on some eccentric adventures.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Votes: 34,559

45. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees, Don Messick

Votes: 2,010

46. Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy