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The Best '60s Cartoon Movies

Updated November 19, 2019 1.8k votes 430 voters 3.9k views40 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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    Released1966

    Directed byChuck Jones, Ben Washam

    This special is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    A Charlie Brown Christmas
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    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins

    Released1965

    Directed byBill Melendez

    A Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    #5 of 134 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time#42 of 317 The Best Movies For Kids

  • 3
    101 Dalmations
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    20

    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees

    Released1961

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #201 of 364 The Best Movies Based On Books#25 of 111 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

  • 4
    The Jungle Book
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    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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    The Jungle Book Was Originally Written To Prove That White People Are The Superior Race#124 of 572 The Best Animated Films Ever

  • 5
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Released1964

    Directed byLarry Roemer, Kizo Nagashima

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Is Not At All About What You Think It's About#164 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time

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    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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    17

    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea

    Released1966

    Directed byBill Melendez

    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #1 of 105 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids#5 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn

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    The Sword in the Stone
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    The Sword in the Stone

    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot

    Released1963

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Frosty the Snowman
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    Frosty the Snowman

    June Foray, Paul Frees

    Released1969

    Directed byArthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

    Frosty the Snowman is an American animated Christmas family television special based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
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    16

    Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris

    Released1968

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    Winnie the Pooh and his friends make their way through an especially windy day.Amazon buy button
  • 10
    A Boy Named Charlie Brown
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    A Boy Named Charlie Brown

    Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin

    Released1969

    Directed byBill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz

    A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
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    Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris

    Released1966

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree is a 1966 film combining live-action and animation. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Yellow Submarine
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    17

    Yellow Submarine

    Paul McCartney, John Lennon

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge Dunning

    Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film inspired by the music... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #372 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#93 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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    The Pink Phink
    The Pink Phink is a 1964 animated short comedy film, directed by Friz Freleng and Hawley... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Adventures of the Road Runner
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    Adventures of the Road Runner

    Mel Blanc, Dick Tufeld

    Released1962

    Directed byTom Ray, Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble

    Adventures of the Road Runner is an 1962 animated film, directed by Chuck Jones and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Mad as a Mars Hare
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    Released1963

    Directed byChuck Jones, Maurice Noble

    Mad as a Mars Hare is a 1963 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Daffy's Inn Trouble
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    Directed byRobert McKimson

    Daffy's Inn Trouble is a 1961 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon starring Daffy Duck... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    A-Haunting We Will Go
    19
    20

    A-Haunting We Will Go

    Mel Blanc, June Foray

    Released1966

    Directed byRobert McKimson

    A-Haunting We Will Go is a 1966 theatrical Looney Tunes cartoon that was directed by Robert... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Suppressed Duck
    19
    20

    Directed byRobert McKimson

    Suppressed Duck is a 1965 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon starring Daffy Duck.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Transylvania 6-5000
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    Transylvania 6-5000

    Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett

    Released1963

    Directed byChuck Jones, Maurice Noble

    Transylvania 6-5000 is a Merrie Melodies animated short directed by Chuck Jones and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert McKimson

    Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare is a Warner Bros., Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short released on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Incredible Mr. Limpet
    17
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    The Incredible Mr. Limpet

    Don Knotts, Paul Frees

    Released1964

    Directed byArthur Lubin

    The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a 1964 American live-action/animated adventure film from Warner... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    To Beep or Not to Beep
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    Released1963

    Directed byChuck Jones, Maurice Noble

    To Beep or Not to Beep is a Merrie Melodies animated short starring Wile E. Coyote and The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    The Abominable Snow Rabbit

    Released1961

    Directed byChuck Jones, Maurice Noble

    The Abominable Snow Rabbit is a six minute 1961 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    The Pied Piper of Guadalupe
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    The Pied Piper of Guadalupe

    Sylvester plays Mexican music on his flute in an attempt to catch all the mice. They can't... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Nuts and Volts
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    22

    Nuts and Volts

    Mel Blanc

    Released1964

    Directed byFriz Freleng

    Nuts and Volts is a 1964 Looney Tunes cartoon short directed by Friz Freleng and starred... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button