My Nominations: Fritz The Cat. Marco Polo Junior Versus The Red Dragon. Snoopy, Come Home. Tintin And The Lake Of Sharks.
A decent year for Animated Features, with Australia making their first feature – mostly a flop but Marco Polo Junior Versus The Red Dragon remains a curio. Snoopy, Come Home was an unexpected flop – all the more so as it remains a good movie with all the humour and songs you expect. The only winner though is Fritz The Cat. Sure it’s a little cheap and rough, and it hasn’t aged particularly well, but it’s funny and it’s groundbreaking, reminding people that animation should not automatically mean for children only. Finally, another Tintin movie filled with the usual action and intrigue, but I’ve never been a fan of the series.
My Winner: Fritz The Cat.
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