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The Best '60s Cartoon Movies 

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Updated November 19, 2019 1.6k votes 419 voters 3.7k views 40 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite animated films that were released in the 1960s

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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A Charlie Brown Christma... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein

Released: 1965

Directed by: Bill Melendez

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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#73 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #49 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #892 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

Released: 1967

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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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The Jungle Book Was Originally Written To Prove That White People Are The Superior Race #32 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #120 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinc... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith

Released: 1966

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam

This special 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 Grinch trying to take away ...more

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#63 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #38 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #109 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

Released: 1961

Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

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, ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Bill Melendez

Released: 1966

Directed by: 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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#120 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #138 of 321 The Best Movies for Kids #1 of 107 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

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Winnie the Pooh and the ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1968

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Winnie the Pooh and his friends make their way through an especially windy day.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Re... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Janis Orenstein

Released: 1964

Directed by: Larry Roemer, Kizo Nagashima

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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#53 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #49 of 321 The Best Movies for Kids #8 of 109 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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Frosty the Snowman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
June Foray, Paul Frees, Billy De Wolfe

Released: 1969

Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

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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Winnie the Pooh and the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1966

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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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A Boy Named Charlie Brow... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin, Christopher DeFaria

Released: 1969

Directed by: Bill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz

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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Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

Released: 1968

Directed by: George Dunning

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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The Sword in the Stone ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

Released: 1963

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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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The Pink Phink is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies

Released: 1964

Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt

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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Adventures of the Road R... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc, Dick Tufeld, Dick Beals

Released: 1962

Directed by: Tom Ray, Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble

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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Transylvania 6-5000 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett

Released: 1963

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble

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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Mad as a Mars Hare is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc

Released: 1963

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble

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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Suppressed Duck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc

Directed by: Robert McKimson

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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Daffy's Inn Trouble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc

Directed by: Robert McKimson

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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The Incredible Mr. Limpe... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Don Knotts, Paul Frees, Jack Weston

Released: 1964

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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A-Haunting We Will Go is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc, June Foray

Released: 1966

Directed by: Robert McKimson

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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Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc

Released: 1964

Directed by: Robert McKimson

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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The Pied Piper of Guadal... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Asterix and Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Patrick Allen, René Goscinny, Roger Carel

Released: 1968

Directed by: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Lee Payant

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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The Abominable Snow Rabb... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Mel Blanc

Released: 1961

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble

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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To Beep or Not to Beep ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '60s Cartoon Movies
Paul Julian

Released: 1963

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble

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