With Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A team of Allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held Greek island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 49,299 | Gross: $28.90M

2. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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51 Metascore

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 33,972

3. The Conquest of Everest (1953)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.2
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Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

Director: George Lowe | Stars: Meredith Edwards, John Hunt, George Band, Tom Bourdillon

Votes: 435

4. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

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

7.1
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The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 11,482

5. The Medusa Touch (1978)

PG | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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49 Metascore

A telekinetic novelist causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Lino Ventura, Harry Andrews

Votes: 6,430

6. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A group of indomitable Gauls are challenged by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar to accomplish twelve impossible tasks.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

Votes: 16,665

7. The Addams Family (1973)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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The spooky family finds adventures while on a cross-country road trip in a camper shaped like their mansion.

Stars: Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan, Cindy Henderson, John Stephenson

Votes: 925

8. Jackson 5ive (1971–1973)

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

6.7
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The animated musical adventures of the Jackson brothers.

Stars: Joel Cooper, Donald Fullilove, Mike Martinez, Edmund Sylvers

Votes: 278

9. The Lone Ranger (1966–1969)

30 min | Animation, Family, Western

7.7
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An ex-Texas Ranger fights injustice in the Old West.

Stars: Michael Rye, Shepard Menken, Dick Beals, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 117

10. The Butterfly Ball (1977)

85 min | Music

1.4
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Roger Glover puts on a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall for his concept album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast".

Director: Tony Klinger | Stars: Roger Glover, Twiggy, Vincent Price, Tony Ashton

Votes: 2,987

11. Dream Doll (1979)

12 min | Animation, Short

6.4
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A lonely old man finds his true love, a blowup doll, in a sex shop, only to lose her. But for lovers, there are sometimes happy endings.

Directors: Bob Godfrey, Zlatko Grgic

Votes: 127

12. Ruddigore (1966)

54 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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For centuries, the Murgatroyd family, the Baronets of Ruddigore, have been under a witch's curse -- commit a crime every day, or die in agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, the rightful heir, has... See full summary »

Director: Joy Batchelor | Stars: John Reed, David Palmer, Kenneth Sandford, Ann Hood

Votes: 48

13. The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)

59 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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A group of children befriend a monster.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Rachel Clay, Michael Wade, Terry Raven, Ronald Howard

Votes: 113

14. The Osmonds (1972– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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Stars: Paul Frees, Alan Osmond, Donny Osmond, James A. Osmond

Votes: 55

15. Masters of Animation (1986– )

8.3
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Stars: David Healy, Oswald Laurence

Votes: 16

16. Tomfoolery (1970– )

24 min | Animation

7.7
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Tomfoolery was an animated cartoon series based on the nonsense poetry of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. There were several recurring characters, including the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo from the ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Hawkins, Bernard Spear

Votes: 43

17. The Candlemaker (1957)

13 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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A candlemaker entrusts his young son with the task of making candles for their church on Christmas Eve.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 113

18. Dodo, the Kid from Outer Space (1965– )

5 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A series about the adventures of DoDo, a humanoid alien from the planet Hena Hydro who settled on Earth. He was described in the narration as pixie-like. He was "short and slender, with ... See full summary »

Votes: 31

19. The Christmas Visitor (1959)

7 min | Short, Animation, Family

6.5
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T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 106

20. Roger Glover and Guests: Love Is All (1974)

4 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.7
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Stars a guitar playing frog gathering animals in the forest for the butterfly ball. Animated music short for the 1974 song "Love Is All", by Roger Glover and Guests, featuring lead vocals by American heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio.

Director: Lee Mishkin | Star: Ronnie James Dio

Votes: 10

21. Automania 2000 (1963)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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An animated, dark satire of America's automobile-obsessed, consumerist culture. An anonymous, brilliant scientist toils tirelessly in his ivory tower satisfying the public's ever-increasing... See full summary »

Director: John Halas | Star: Ed Bishop

Votes: 203

22. The Owl and the Pussycat (1952)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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Musical story of the Owl that falls in love, proposes, buys a ring and marries the Pussy-cat, animated to the tune of the nonsense words of Edward Lear's poem.

Directors: Brian Borthwick, John Halas

Votes: 27

23. The Five (1970)

6 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.9
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The ordeal of five toes on one of the feet of a young girl who decides to wear uncomfortable shoes.

Director: Joy Batchelor

Votes: 12

24. Tales from Hoffnung (1965– )

7 min | Animation

4.6
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Star: Peter Sellers

Votes: 9

25. Filling the Gap (1942)

6 min | Animation, Short

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This World War II propaganda short encourages British people to "dig for victory," by planting vegetable gardens.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

26. Wilhelm Busch - Die Trickfilm-Parade: Max und Moritz und andere Streiche (1978)

82 min | Animation

7.2
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Director: Hermann Leitner | Stars: Theo Lingen, Heinz Rühmann

Votes: 19

27. Autobahn (1979)

12 min | Short, Animation

7.4
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A part alien, part human character floats, flies, sails and swims through psychedelic landscapes.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 86

28. Foo-Foo (1960– )

6 min | Animation

4.9
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Votes: 8

29. Dilemma (1981)

11 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Directors: Eric Brown, John Halas

Votes: 36

30. Handling Ships (1945)

70 min | Documentary, Animation

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Instructional cartoon for the Admiralty.

Directors: Allan Crick, John Halas

31. Snip and Snap (1960– )

6 min | Animation, Family

5.8
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Animated stop-motion shorts featuring Snip, a magical pair of scissors, and Snap, an origami styled paper cut dog with his paper dog friends. Designed and animated by Thok Søndergaard who went on to develop Danish children TV animation.

Votes: 9

32. Dying for a Smoke (1967)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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Old Nick tempts a group of teenagers into smoking.

Director: John Halas | Star: Warren Mitchell

Votes: 13

33. 6 Little Jungle Boys (1945)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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A short animated War Office commissioned health education film, showing the fate of each of the 6 jungle soldiers.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 37

34. The Big Top (1944)

Animation

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

35. Heinz Rühmann erzählt Max und Moritz von Wilhelm Busch (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation

6.0
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Director: Hermann Leitner | Stars: Cyril Fletcher, Heinz Rühmann

Votes: 16

36. Know Your Europeans: The United Kingdom (2006 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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Set to Gilbert and Sullivan tunes, a musical cartoon attempts to describe the character of the British nation, with occasional interruptions by Prince Charles.

Director: Bob Godfrey | Stars: Chris Barrie, Sarah Connolly, Bob Godfrey, Frances Jellard

Votes: 13

37. Charley's March of Time (1948)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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Popular animated character Charley explains the National Insurance Act, which was legislation that made health insurance available to all British citizens.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Harold Berens, Geoffrey Sumner

Votes: 22

38. Hamilton the Musical Elephant (1961)

10 min | Animation, Short

5.7
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Director: John Halas | Star: Lionel Murton

Votes: 15

39. The Question (1967)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Director: John Halas | Star: David Tate

Votes: 10

40. The Hoffnung Music Academy (1964)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.0
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Director: John Halas

Votes: 12

41. Players (1982)

7 min | Animation, Short, Sport

6.3
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Cartoon tennis match, with players based on Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 9

42. The Pythoness (1951)

Animation

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Director: John Halas | Star: Mary Morris

43. Charley Junior's Schooldays (1949)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.4
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A soon-to-be born baby learns about the kinds of schools he will attending in the years following his birth.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Star: Max Adrian

Votes: 17

44. Flu-ing Squad (1951)

90 min | Animation

3.4
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Thinking about home improvements? Why not try getting your house to pop a couple of pills? In this cinema ad it works far better than any lick of paint. The producers at Halas and Batchelor... See full summary »

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 10

45. Your Very Good Health (1947)

9 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Charley the character from "New Town" is back again in "Your Very Good Health" a British produced animation explaining the benefits of a National Health Service.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Jack Train, Harold Berens, Geoffrey Sumner, Dorothy Summers

Votes: 23

46. Coastal Navigation (1953)

Animation

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

47. The History of the Cinema (1956)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A humorously semi-factual account of the history of cinema.

Director: John Halas | Star: Maurice Denham

Votes: 28

48. R.A.F.: First Line of Defence (1949)

6 min | Animation, Short

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R.A.F. recruitment in animated form, telling a wordless history of flight through the dreams of a trainee airman.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

49. Cars of the Future (1969)

Animation

5.9
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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 14

50. Mr. Finley's Feelings (1956)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Director: Richard Taylor

Votes: 6


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