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In the 1960's, Looney Tunes and Charlie Brown reigned supreme. The Beatles came out with their trippy, visual, musical experience, Yellow Submarine, and Dr. Seuss's The Grinch was brought to life with animation. 


Bugs Bunny culturally dominated many of the films on this list of the top ‘60s cartoon movies. Bugs and his Looney Tunes pals are joined by lesser-known pictures like Gay Purr-ee, the tale of a cat in Paris, featuring Judy Garland in her first and only animated role. A number of avant-garde directors also made some interesting ‘60s cartoon movies. David Lynch, director of
Blue Velvet, produced the 1968 short film Alphabet, combining cartoon and live action in a cocktail of surrealism.


Vote up the best cartoons from the '60s, and be sure to let us know which ones are your favorite in the comment section! 
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
A Charlie Brown Christmas Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein A Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program ...more

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Winnie the Pooh and the Bluste... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway Winnie the Pooh and his friends make their way through an especially windy day.

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The ...more

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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
101 Dalmations Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same ...more

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charli... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Bill Melendez It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. A Halloween special, it was the third ...more

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Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film inspired by the music of the Beatles. The film was directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United ...more

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Janis Orenstein Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass Productions and currently distributed by DreamWorks Classics. It first aired ...more

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin, Christopher DeFaria A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center Films, distributed by National General Pictures, and directed by Bill Meléndez, it is the ...more

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Winnie the Pooh and the Honey ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree is a 1966 film combining live-action and animation. It was released by The Walt Disney Company. Based on the first two chapters of the book Winnie-the-Pooh by ...more

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Frosty the Snowman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Frosty the Snowman June Foray, Paul Frees, Billy De Wolfe Frosty the Snowman is an American animated Christmas family television special based on the song "Frosty the Snowman". The program, which first aired on December 7, 1969 on CBS, was ...more

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The Pink Phink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Pink Phink The Pink Phink is a 1964 animated short comedy film, directed by Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt. It is the first animated short starring Blake Edwards' Pink Panther.

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The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Sword in the Stone Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 18th film in ...more

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Asterix and Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Asterix and Cleopatra Patrick Allen, René Goscinny, Roger Carel Asterix and Cleopatra is a Belgian/French animated film released in 1968; it is the second Asterix adventure to be made into a feature film. Overseen by Asterix creators Goscinny and Uderzo, the ...more

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Asterix the Gaul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Asterix the Gaul Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Maurice Chevit Asterix the Gaul is a 1967 Belgian/French animated film, based on the comic book of the same name, which was the first book in the highly popular comic series Asterix by Goscinny and Uderzo. The ...more

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The Incredible Mr. Limpet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Incredible Mr. Limpet Don Knotts, Paul Frees, Jack Weston The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a 1964 American live-action/animated adventure film from Warner Bros. It is about a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a talking fish resembling a tilefish and ...more

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Transylvania 6-5000 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Transylvania 6-5000 Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett Transylvania 6-5000 is a Merrie Melodies animated short directed by Chuck Jones and starring Bugs Bunny. It is notable as the last original Bugs Bunny short Jones made for Warner Bros. Cartoons ...more

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Gay Purr-ee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Gay Purr-ee Judy Garland, Mel Blanc, Red Buttons Gay Purr-ee is an animated film musical produced by United Productions of America and released by Warner Bros. in 1962. It features the voice talent of Judy Garland in her only animated-film ...more

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Adventures of the Road Runner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Adventures of the Road Runner Mel Blanc, Dick Tufeld, Dick Beals Adventures of the Road Runner is an 1962 animated film, directed by Chuck Jones and co-directed by Maurice Noble and Tom Ray. It was the intended pilot for a TV series starring Wile E. Coyote ...more

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Suppressed Duck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Suppressed Duck Mel Blanc Suppressed Duck is a 1965 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon starring Daffy Duck. This cartoon short is directed by Robert McKimson and written by David Detiege. It is Daffy Duck's ...more

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The Pied Piper of Guadalupe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Pied Piper of Guadalupe Sylvester plays Mexican music on his flute in an attempt to catch all the mice. They can't resist the music so they come dancing out of their mouse hole, one at a time. Speedy is the only one ...more

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Mad as a Mars Hare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mad as a Mars Hare Mel Blanc Mad as a Mars Hare is a 1963 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian. The cartoon's title is a play-on-words of the famous phrase to be "mad as a ...more

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Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare Mel Blanc Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare is a Warner Bros., Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short released on March 28, 1964, starring Bugs Bunny and the Tasmanian Devil. It was directed by Robert McKimson. It ...more

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Bambi Meets Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Bambi Meets Godzilla Bambi Meets Godzilla is a cartoon created entirely by Marv Newland. Less than two minutes long, the film is a classic of animation—#38 in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. Newland was ...more

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Nuts and Volts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Nuts and Volts Mel Blanc Nuts and Volts is a 1964 Looney Tunes cartoon short directed by Friz Freleng and starred Sylvester and Speedy Gonzales.

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Alphabet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Alphabet Alphabet is a 1966 animation family short film written and directed by Eli Noyes.

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To Beep or Not to Beep is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
To Beep or Not to Beep Paul Julian To Beep or Not to Beep is a Merrie Melodies animated short starring Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. Released December 28, 1963, the cartoon was written by Chuck Jones and John Dunn, and ...more

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Daffy's Inn Trouble is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Daffy's Inn Trouble Mel Blanc Daffy's Inn Trouble is a 1961 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. This cartoon short is directed by Robert McKimson and written by David Detiege

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High Note is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
High Note High Note is a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes animated short directed by Chuck Jones. It was originally released on December 3, 1960 and is performed without dialog, relying solely on the animation ...more

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Lighter Than Hare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Lighter Than Hare Mel Blanc "Lighter Than Hare" is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies animated short written and directed by Friz Freleng. It was originally released on December 17, 1960. The title is a play on the ...more

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The Abominable Snow Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Abominable Snow Rabbit Mel Blanc The Abominable Snow Rabbit is a six minute 1961 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. The cartoon was directed by Chuck Jones and co-directed by ...more

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Hyde and Go Tweet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Hyde and Go Tweet Mel Blanc Hyde and Go Tweet is a Merrie Melodies animated short starring Tweety and Sylvester. Released May 14, 1960, the cartoon is directed by Friz Freleng. The voices were performed by Mel Blanc. The ...more

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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Jim Backus, Paul Frees, Royal Dano Animated version of the Dickens classic, with Mr. Magoo as Mr. Scrooge.

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Mad Monster Party? is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mad Monster Party? Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, Ethel Ennis Mad Monster Party is a 1967 American animated comedy film produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for Embassy Pictures. Although less well-known than Rankin/Bass' holiday specials, it has become a ...more

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The Critic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Critic Mel Brooks The Critic is a 1963 short animation by director/producer Ernest Pintoff and creator/narrator Mel Brooks, that won an Academy Award for Short Subjects in 1964.

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The Flat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Flat Juraj Herz, Ivan Kraus The Flat is a 1968 animated short film written and directed by Jan Švankmajer.

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A-Haunting We Will Go is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
A-Haunting We Will Go Mel Blanc, June Foray A-Haunting We Will Go is a 1966 theatrical Looney Tunes cartoon that was directed by Robert McKimson. As with the other Witch Hazel cartoons, June Foray voices Witch Hazel while Mel Blanc voices ...more

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The Iceman Ducketh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
The Iceman Ducketh Mel Blanc The Iceman Ducketh is a 1964 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. This cartoon short is directed by Phil Monroe and co-directed by Maurice Noble, with ...more

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Strangled Eggs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Strangled Eggs Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett Strangled Eggs is a "Merrie Melodies" cartoon animated short starring Foghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy and Henery Hawk. Released March 18, 1961, the cartoon is directed by Robert McKimson. ...more

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Picnic with Weissmann is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Picnic with Weissmann Picnic with Weissmann is a 1968 Czechoslovak animated short film by Jan Švankmajer.