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1950s Stop-motion Animated Movies

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Lost Continent(1951)

1.6/5 (with 10 votes)

When an experimental atomic rocket crashes somewhere off-radar, its three developing scientists are joined by three Air Force men in tracking it down to a small Pacific island, where it apparently has landed on the plateau of the island's steep-walled, taboo mountain...

The Great Rupert(1950)

1h 28min | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Shortly before Christmas, a family moves into an apartment where Rupert the squirrel lives in the attic rafters. Just as it seems that the holiday will come and go without so much as a Christmas tree, Rupert acts as the family's guardian angel - not only saving Christmas, but changing their lives forever.

Journey to the Beginning of Time(1955)

1h 25min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 16 votes)

Four schoolboys go on an awe-inspiring expedition back through time, where they behold landscapes and creatures that have long since vanished from the earth.

Directed by Karel Zeman - With Petr Herrmann, Vladimír Bejval, Bedřich Šetena, Zdeněk Husták

Invention for Destruction(1958)

1h 23min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

As the world progresses into the industrial age, a professor studying the "nature of pure matter" is spirited away by a would-be dictator and connived into building a super-bomb, as a young reporter and a girl rescued from the sea attempt to warn him of their mutual kidnapper's intentions to dominate the world with a new and more-deadly-yet weapon.

A Midsummer Night's Dream(1959)

1h 16min | Animation, Fantasy, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 5 votes)

The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common popular world of tradesmen amateur theatre and a fairy-tale happiness of magic creatures as elves and nymphs. The film is considered the most remarkable Jirí Trnka's work and a milestone in the history of the world animation.

Old Czech Legends(1953)

1h 31min | Animation, History
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A monumental piece of art bringing the heroes of the ancient Czech myths back to life. The picture consists of seven parts: Cech the Forefather, Bivoj, Libuse, Premysl, Girls War, Horymir, Lucka War.

Directed by Jiří Trnka

Beloved Beauty(1959)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Once upon a time there were the tsar with the tsaritsa also there was at them a son Ivan-Tsarevich. And everything would be good if Ivan parents didn't come one morning and didn't tell them about the Beloved Beauty about which to it nurses sang, and now every day dreams. Also he wants to go in this world to look for to Beloved Beauty. Ivan-Tsarevich went, and to him the robber Bulat who became a sworn brother on the way. They began to look for Beauty.

Magic Brush(1955)

3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The Magic Brush is a Chinese animated stop-motion film produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. A young and kind peasant boy named Ma Liang helped a rich man to tend cattle. He liked drawing and drew pictures everywhere and had the greatest dream to be an artist. He works very hard to achieve this dream even though he doesn't own a paintbrush.

Hardrock – Coco and Joe: The Three Little Dwarfs(1951)

NR
| 3min | Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Hardrock, Coco and Joe is a short stop motion animated cartoon based on a song written by Stuart Hamblen. It is about three of Santa Claus' helpers who ride on Santa's sleigh each Christmas.

Hansel and Gretel(1954)

An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.

Directed by John Paul - With Anna Russell, Helen Boatwright, Mildred Dunnock

Gumbasia(1955)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A jazzy riff on 'Fantasia' from the creator of Gumby.

Directed by Art Clokey
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