Best Animated Feature – 1970

My Nominations: The Aristocats. 30,000 Miles Under the Sea. The Phantom Toll Booth

In the seventies we were still so ‘early’ in the lifecycle of animated movies that Disney essential owned the market. As the decade progressed, Japan would see increased output of increasing quality and a few more companies would begin to emerge. MGM’s The Phantom Tollbooth has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes but was not a success and MGM’s animation studio closed soon after. I prefer this to the similar (in style) Bedknobs and Broomsticks. 30,000 Miles Under The Sea is another early Toei Animation fantasy with plenty of action, but I think we all know what the winner here will be. The Aristocats is a minor Disney movie though fairly unique with its animal characters and musical approach.

My Winner: The Aristocats.

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Let us know in the comments which animated feature of 1970 you would pick as winner!

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2 thoughts on “Best Animated Feature – 1970

  1. John Charet June 9, 2017 / 4:36 am

    Great post ☺ I think any choice for this category would have been right. I just read your post about what kids watch these days and I was wondering if you ever heard of Danger Mouse and Duckula? Anyway, keep up the great work as always ☺

    • carlosnightman June 9, 2017 / 9:04 am

      Yeah, growing up in the 80s and 90s we had so many great cartoon – British made ones like what you mention as well as the major US exports. There were quite a few French and Japanese ones too. I actually wasn’t the biggest fan of Danger Mouse – I think the humour was too sophisticated for me when I was young. I see there is a new version of it too which my girls sometimes watch. Count Duckula used to scare me for some reason, I think it was something about the animation style – everything was always so dark and filled with grime. Actually, it was more the intro and end credits which scared me more than the actual show with the Vincent Price style voiceover.

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