Introduced by Kukla, Fran & Ollie

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CBS Children's Film Festival 1967-1977

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1. The Red Balloon (1956)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A red balloon with a mind of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Votes: 17,035

2. Skinny and Fatty (1958)

51 min | Drama, Family

Two young Japanese schoolboys, one skinny and poor, one fat and well-to-do, become unlikely friends.

Director: Jûkichi Uno | Stars: Yoshiro Kataoka, Tomoko Naraoka, Shunkoku Sha, Masami Shimojô

Votes: 123

3. Hand in Hand (1961)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Family

A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become best friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 462

6. The Blind Bird (1963)

65 min | Drama, Family

A young boy and his grandfather, while on a bird-banding trip in a marsh, discover a young, blind pelican. They bring the bird home, and the boy learns to care for it, hand-feeding it fish ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Dolin | Stars: Vladimir Ageyev, Olga Blok-Mirimskaya, Vladimir Lukyanov, Aleksey Gribov

Votes: 21

7. Adventure in the Hopfields (1954)

60 min | Adventure, Family

A little girl accidentally breaks her mother's favourite ornament and goes hop-picking to replace it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Mandy Miller, Hilda Fenemore, Russell Waters, Harold Lang

Votes: 138

8. Paddle to the Sea (1966)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

This film recounts the adventures of a toy Native American canoe as it makes its way from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Bill Mason | Star: Stanley Jackson

Votes: 458

10. Mr. Horatio Knibbles (1971)

60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Family

A little girl, Mary, is disappointed when she doesn't receive a pet rabbit for her birthday, but then she gets one after all, in the form of an imaginary friend. Mary's parents can't see him, even though she insists that he is real.

Director: Robert Hird | Stars: Lesley Roach, Gary Smith, Rachel Brennock, John Ash

Votes: 89

11. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 8,688

12. Tiko and the Shark (1962)

88 min | Drama

Story about a young boy who make friends with a baby shark. He introduces the shark to his girl friend and the shark is his pet. A decade later they reunite and now they are husband and wife and the shark becomes friends again

Director: Folco Quilici | Stars: Al Kauwe, Marlene Among, Dennis Pouira, Diane Samsoi

Votes: 47

13. Digby: The Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Jim Dale, Spike Milligan, Angela Douglas, John Bluthal

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.22M

14. John and Julie (1955)

82 min | Family, Comedy

A charming, heartwarming story about two children who run away to London because they are determined to visit the Queen.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Colin Gibson, Lesley Dudley, Noelle Middleton, Moira Lister

Votes: 207

15. Lucie and the Miracles (1970)

72 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Petra (Nada Urbánková) has been fired from a toys' factory after manufacturing a pink puppy. She brings the toy with her to the suspended scaffolding where her husband Mikulás (Jan Tríska) ... See full summary »

Director: Ota Koval | Stars: Viktorie Cermáková, Nada Urbánková, Jan Tríska, Bohus Záhorský

Votes: 20

16. Stowaway in the Sky (1960)

85 min | Adventure, Family

A young boy sneaks onto his grandfather's hot air balloon and together they travel over France.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: André Gille, Maurice Baquet, Pascal Lamorisse, Charles Bayard

Votes: 139

17. Winter of the Witch (1969 TV Movie)

24 min | Comedy, Family

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. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Herman | Stars: Hermione Gingold, Anna Strasberg, Roger Morgan, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 144

19. Circus Angel (1965)

75 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A cat burglar joins the circus to escape the police, and allows the ringmaster to surgically implant him with wings. He continues his thefts during his off-hours, but gets involved in the ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Philippe Avron, Mireille Nègre, Henri Lambert, Paule Noëlle

Votes: 58

21. The Golden Fish (1959)

Approved | 19 min | Short

Similar in design and technique to "The Red Baloon", and winner of the 1959 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the story of a boy who has a goldfish as a pet, ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond Séchan | Stars: Louis Paul, Gilbert Hugues, Jean-Marie Maillols

Votes: 90

22. White Mane (1953)

Approved | 47 min | Drama, Family

In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Alain Emery, Laurent Roche, Clan-Clan, Pascal Lamorisse

Votes: 2,001

24. Cry Wolf (1968)

58 min | Drama

An Imaginative young boy called Tony who's dad is the town mayor, seems to get mistaken with a lot of things he sees.

Director: John Davis | Stars: Anthony Kemp, Mary Burleigh, Martin Beaumont, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 21

25. Flash the Sheepdog (1966)

58 min | Adventure, Family

Tom, a city boy, has a slow adjustment to life on a sheep farm. The companionship of the dog Flash helps him to enjoy life in the beautiful countryside along the Scottish border with England.

Director: Laurence Henson | Stars: Earl Younger, Ross Campbell, Alex Allan, Victor Carin

Votes: 5

27. A Ghost of a Chance (1968)

50 min | Family, Drama

Three children try to fight against the destruction of a local historic landmark. They are helped by a group of friendly ghosts.

Director: Jan Darnley-Smith | Stars: Stephen Brown, Mark Ward, Cheryl Vidgen, Jimmy Edwards

Votes: 37

28. Headline Hunters (1968)

60 min | Family, Drama

A bunch of kids help run the local newspaper after their father becomes ill. In the process they foil a robbery at a local factory, save a playground from unscrupulous property developers ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Ingrams | Stars: Leonard Brockwell, Susan Payne, Stephen Garlick, Jeffrey Chandler

29. Heidi (1965)

95 min | Drama, Family

The story is about an orphan girl, who has been sent to live with a lonely, angry man at the top of a mountain in the Swiss Alps. This man is her grandfather. Surprisingly, Heidi's ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Jacobs | Stars: Eva Maria Singhammer, Michaela May, Jan Koester, Gustav Knuth

Votes: 146

30. Lionheart (1968)

57 min | Family, Drama

A lion escapes from a circus but is rescued and protected by a young boy.

Director: Michael Forlong | Stars: James Forlong, Louise Rush, Ian Jessup, Robert Dean

Votes: 6

31. The Little Ones (1965)

66 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

To boys from London plan to run away to Liverpool and from there to Jamaica.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Carl Gonzales, Kim Smith, Dudley Foster, Derek Newark

32. The Magnificent Six and ½: Ghosts and Ghoulies (1967)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Whizz and Pee Wee would like to join the club , but first they must spend an hour in a haunted house.

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Len Jones, Ian Ellis, Brinsley Forde, Suzanne Togni

Votes: 15

34. Business People (1963)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

Two bandits learn that kidnapping is a very profitable business. So they decide to kidnap local rich person's son in hope to get a substantial ransom.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Rostislav Plyatt, Georgiy Vitsin, Yuriy Nikulin, Aleksei Smirnov

Votes: 1,091

35. Scramble (1970)

61 min | Family, Drama

Jimmy Riley makes friends with Colin and Brian Buxton, both keen members of a schoolboys' scramble club. Lennie and Cliff, old friends of Jimmy's, steal wealthy Mr Hepplewhite's car. Jimmy ... See full summary »

Director: David Eady | Stars: Ian Ramsey, Stuart Lock, Stephen Mallett, Lucinda Barnes

36. The Seven Ravens (1937)

53 min | Animation, Fantasy

A young girl's seven brothers have been turned into ravens, so she sets out to save them.

Directors: Ferdinand Diehl, Hermann Diehl

Votes: 73

37. Strange Holiday (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Family

Ten young boys are shipwrecked somewhere in Oceania.

Director: Mende Brown | Stars: Jaeme Hamilton, Mark Healey, Jaime Massang, Van Alexander

Votes: 70

38. Tjorven, Batsman, and Moses (1964)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Vesterman has found a young seal in his fishing nets in the outskirts of the archipelago. When he comes back to the Saltkråkan island he gives the seal to Tjorven, who names it Moses. Peter... See full summary »

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Torsten Lilliecrona, Louise Edlind, Björn Söderbäck, Urban Strand

Votes: 921

41. Story of the Golden Boot (1961)

83 min | Family, History

Set in the Middle Ages the film tells the story of a wonder child, the little sculptor Wawrzek, who goes to work for a great master, Wit Stwosz. The story culminates in the unveiling of ... See full summary »

Director: Sylwester Checinski | Stars: Gustaw Holoubek, Bogumil Kobiela, Bronislaw Pawlik, Andrzej Szczepkowski

Votes: 139

42. Anoop and the Elephant (1972)

55 min | Comedy, Family

Two English kids meet their friend Anoop Singh and his baby elephant Ranee. The nasty circus owner wants the elephant for his circus and the children decide that they must prevent this.

Director: David Eady | Stars: Anoop Singh, Linda Robson, Phil Daniels, Rachel Brennock

Votes: 38

43. Ptitzi dolitat (1971)

95 min | Drama

This is a film about harmonious relationship between children and birds. The little Gypsy boy Opri is fascinated by the wonderful world of birds. Intuitively he penetrates many of their ... See full summary »

Director: Zahari Zhandov | Stars: Yordan Mitov, Nelli Topalova, Borislav Ivanov, Viktor Danchenko

44. Black Mountain (1971)

G | 83 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Once upon a time, a herd of elephants, led by leader Black Mountain, lived in India. After a prolonged drought, one of the elephants fell into a rage. The first victim was a girl. And then ... See full summary »

Directors: M.S. Sathyu, Aleksandr Zguridi | Stars: Reshama Pasha, Prince Pradeep

Votes: 24

45. The Camerons (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Family

The Camerons

Director: Frederick Wilson | Stars: Jake D'Arcy, Bill Denniston, Michael Elder, Joan Fitzpatrick

Votes: 7