The Best Kids Movies of the 1960s
In the 1960s, musicals were king. On this list of the greatest 1960s kids movies, you will see a number of enduringly popular musical films, fan-favorite animated movies, as well as the work of legedary directors.
So what are the best 1960s kids movies? You might vote up ‘60s family classic The Sound of Music. The tale of a singing family on the run from the Germans during WWII, this film features numerous songs that have transcended their place on the soundtrack and become American pop culture mainstays. In The Jungle Book, animation and music collide for an unforgettable coming-of-age tale, featuring eight original songs composed just for the movie. Also in the realm of animation, The Pink Panther starring the legendary Peter Sellers appears on this list, as well.
Although more obscure than some other films on this list of the top 1960s kids movies, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is worth a watch. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, who won an Oscar for directing Casablanca. Who knew! Vote up the best '60s kids movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie ...more
- Released: 1965
- Directed by: Robert Wise
Burl Ives narrates an animated tale.
- Released: 1964
- Directed by: Larry Roemer, Kizo Nagashima
In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita's owner, Anita. The owners fall in love ...more
- Released: 1961
- Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialIn this classic Walt Disney animation based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere ...more
- Released: 1967
- Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television movie based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. A Halloween special, it was the third Peanuts ...more
- Released: October 27, 1966
- Directed by: Bill Melendez