1970s Stop-motion Animated Movies

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Fantastic Planet(1973)

| 1h 12min | Animation, Science Fiction
3.9/5 (with 227 votes)

On the planet Ygam, the Draags, extremely technologically and spiritually advanced blue humanoids, consider the tiny Oms, human beings descendants of Terra's inhabitants, as ignorant animals. Those who live in slavery are treated as simple pets and used to entertain Draag children; those who live hidden in the hostile wilderness of the planet are periodically hunted and ruthlessly slaughtered as if they were vermin.

Directed by René Laloux

Hedgehog in the Fog(1975)

3.7/5 (with 63 votes)

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect...

Directed by Yuri Norstein

Tale of Tales(1979)

3.8/5 (with 36 votes)

Skazka Skazok (Tale of Tales) is a 27-minute animated short film, considered the masterpiece of influential Russian animator Yuri Norstein. Told in a non-narrative style by free association, the film employs various techniques including puppets, cut-outs, and traditional cell animation. Using classical music and '30s jazz tunes instead of dialogue.

Directed by Yuri Norstein


3.4/5 (with 19 votes)

Second animation about Gena and Cheburashka.

38 Parrots(1976)

3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Parrot, Monkey and Elephant are excited to understand how long their friend Boa is. They finally arrive to the result, though it is measured in quite a strange fashion.

Directed by Ivan Ufimtsev

Baby Snakes(1979)

| 2h 46min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

Directed by Frank Zappa - With Terry Bozzio, Roy Estrada, Adrian Belew, Ed Mann, Patrick O'Hearn, Peter Wolf, ...

The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix(1975)

3.8/5 (with 20 votes)

100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Pinchcliffe... the home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants, Solan Gundersen and Ludvig. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy Fazan, they build the car "Il Tempo Gigante" and the race of the decade is a fact.

Directed by Ivo Caprino

Dougal and the Blue Cat(1970)

3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

A blue cat named Buxton is found in the Magic Garden. With help from the Blue voice (played by Fenella Fielding), Buxton enters the ruins of the old treacle factory where he is crowned king after correctly identifying the colours of seven doors (coloured different shades of blue). Buxton throws all the characters of The Magic Roundabout except Dougal into prison and steals Zebedee's magic moustach.

Directed by Serge Danot

Planet of Dinosaurs(1977)

1.8/5 (with 8 votes)

A spaceship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are bloodthirsty dinosaurs on the planet. The crew hopes to be found and rescued, but until then, they must fight to survive.

Directed by James Shea - With Max Thayer, Louie Lawless

The Battle of Kerzhenets(1971)

10min | Animation, War
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

The story is based on the legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, which disappears under the waters of a lake to escape an attack by the Mongols.

The Sand Castle(1977)

3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves.

Directed by Co Hoedeman

The Sorcerer's Apprentice(1978)

1h 22min | Animation, Drama
3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every Christmas one of the boys has to face the master in a magical duel, where the boy never stands a chance because the master is the only person who is allowed to use a secret spell: The Koraktor.

Directed by Karel Zeman
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Closed Mondays(1974)

11min | Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

A man visiting a museum sees the works of art come to life.

Directed by Bob Gardiner, Will Vinton

The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend(1976)

8min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

An owl marries a goose. They have off-spring, but somehow their habits of life are not compatible.

Directed by Caroline Leaf

Ubu and the Great Gidouille(1979)

1h 20min | Drama, Animation, Crime

An extraordinary cut-out-and-move adaptation of all three of Jarry's Ubu plays. The characters are caricatured almost to abstraction- in the opening scene Ma Ubu is even depicted as a bug, Pa Ubu has a massive jaw and a microcephalic brain case.

Directed by Jan Lenica


Animato is a compilation of short films by Mike Jittlov, making extensive use of stop motion, pixilation, kinestasis, animation, and multiple exposures. It features the films The Interview, Swing Shift, Rocketman, The Leap, Time Tripper, and Fashionation. It was screened at Filmex in 1977.

Directed by Mike Jittlov

Monsieur Pointu(1976)

12min | Comedy, Animation
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Monsieur Pointu would like to play his fiddle. But the fiddle has other ideas.

Directed by André Leduc - With Paul Cormier

Nutcracker Fantasy(1979)

4.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Based off of the novel, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and the ballet, "The Nutcracker", Sanrio shows their take on the classic story in a stop-motion animated film.

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