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1. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 28,764

2. Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Drama

7.2
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A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Votes: 13,668

3. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,364

4. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A group of indomitable Gauls are challenged by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar to accomplish twelve impossible tasks.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

Votes: 13,609

5. The Lone Ranger (1966–1969)

30 min | Animation, Family, Western

7.9
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Stars: Michael Rye, Shepard Menken, Dick Beals, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 91

6. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.6
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 138

7. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

7.8
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Children's television programme about cinema, hosted by Chris Kelly.

Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Derek Ware, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 33

8. The Glorious Musketeers (1974)

68 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades must thwart the plans of Cardinal Richelieu to usurp King Louis XIII's power.

Directors: John Halas, Franco Cristofani | Stars: Francis Perrin, Michel Duchaussoy, Claude Bertrand, Michel Elias

Votes: 43

9. Cinerama Holiday (1955)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

7.6
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Travelogue featuring an American couple traveling in Europe and a European couple traveling in the U.S, with the emphasis on the cinematography which was viewed on a special curved screen with three projectors.

Directors: Robert L. Bendick, Philippe De Lacy | Stars: John Marsh, Betty Marsh, Fred Troller, Beatrice Troller

Votes: 96 | Gross: $26.16M

10. Tomfoolery (1970– )

24 min | Animation

7.9
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Tomfoolery was an animated cartoon series based on the nonsense poetry of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. There were several recurring characters, including the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo from the ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Hawkins, Bernard Spear

Votes: 32

11. The Candlemaker (1957)

13 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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A candlemaker entrusts his young son with the task of making candles for their church on Christmas Eve.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 80

12. Ruddigore (1966)

54 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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For centuries, the Murgatroyd family, the Baronets of Ruddigore, have been under a witch's curse -- commit a crime every day, or die in agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, the rightful heir, has... See full summary »

Director: Joy Batchelor | Stars: John Reed, David Palmer, Kenneth Sandford, Ann Hood

Votes: 30

13. The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)

59 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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A group of children befriend a monster.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Rachel Clay, Michael Wade, Terry Raven, Ronald Howard

Votes: 51

14. Tales from Hoffnung (1965– )

7 min | Animation

5.6
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Star: Peter Sellers

Votes: 5

15. The Christmas Visitor (1959)

7 min | Short, Animation, Family

6.5
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T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 79

16. Bio Woman (1980)

Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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A henpecked husband gets a welcomed surprise when he adds too much detergent to the laundry and out pops a beautiful woman made of soap suds.

Director: Bob Godfrey | Star: Irene Handl

Votes: 13

17. Dream Doll (1979)

12 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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A lonely old man finds his true love, a blowup doll, in a sex shop, only to lose her. But for lovers, there are sometimes happy endings.

Directors: Bob Godfrey, Zlatko Grgic

Votes: 95

18. Dodo, the Kid from Outer Space (1965– )

5 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Votes: 20

19. Dilemma (1981)

11 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Directors: Eric Brown, John Halas

Votes: 32

20. The Hoffnung Music Academy (1964)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.8
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Director: John Halas

Votes: 8

21. Hans en die Rooinek (1961)

87 min | Comedy

7.7
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In order to prove who is more superior, an Afrikaans-speaker and English-speaker undertake a 300-mile race on foot from Durban to Johannesburg.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: Bob Courtney, Jamie Uys, Wynona Cheyney, Emsie Botha

Votes: 6

22. Foo-Foo (1960– )

6 min | Animation

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23. Review (1969– )

40 min | Documentary

5.0
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Weekly arts magazine.

Stars: James Mossman, David Hugh Jones, Keith Dewhurst, Jim Douglas Henry

Votes: 6

24. Automania 2000 (1964)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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An animated, dark satire of America's automobile-obsessed, consumerist culture. An anonymous, brilliant scientist toils tirelessly in his ivory tower satisfying the public's ever-increasing... See full summary »

Director: John Halas | Star: Ed Bishop

Votes: 154

25. Wilhelm Busch - Die Trickfilm-Parade: Max und Moritz und andere Streiche (1978)

82 min | Animation

7.5
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Director: John Halas | Stars: Theo Lingen, Heinz Rühmann

Votes: 10

26. Handling Ships (1945)

70 min | Documentary, Animation

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Instructional cartoon for the Admiralty.

Directors: Allan Crick, John Halas

27. 6 Little Jungle Boys (1945)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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A short animated War Office commissioned health education film, showing the fate of each of the 6 jungle soldiers.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 24

28. Snip and Snap (1960– )

6 min | Animation, Family

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29. Dying for a Smoke (1967)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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Old Nick tempts a group of teenagers into smoking.

Director: John Halas | Star: Warren Mitchell

Votes: 10

30. Hamilton the Musical Elephant (1961)

10 min | Animation, Short

5.8
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Director: John Halas | Star: Lionel Murton

Votes: 11

31. The History of the Cinema (1956)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A humorously semi-factual account of the history of cinema.

Director: John Halas | Star: Maurice Denham

Votes: 22

32. Märchen der Völker (1978– )

15 min | Animation

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33. The Figurehead (1952)

Animation, Short

6.1
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Director: Allan Crick | Stars: Robert Beatty, Allan Crick, Digby Turpin

Votes: 7

34. Autobahn (1979)

12 min | Short, Animation

7.4
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A part alien, part human character floats, flies, sails and swims through psychedelic landscapes.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 60

35. The Big Top (1944)

Animation

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

36. Habatales (1959– )

7 min | Animation

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Stars: Warren Mitchell, Sam Wanamaker

37. The Question (1967)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Director: John Halas | Star: David Tate

Votes: 5

38. Cars of the Future (1969)

Animation

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 7

39. Players (1982)

7 min | Animation, Short, Sport

6.3
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Cartoon tennis match, with players based on Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 6

40. Coastal Navigation (1953)

Animation

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

41. Filling the Gap (1942)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

42. The Owl and the Pussycat (1952)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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Directors: Brian Borthwick, John Halas

Votes: 19

43. The Magic Canvas (1948)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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The Magic Canvas is an abstract cartoon done to alternative Jazz that tells the story of human's duality.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 14

44. Know Your Europeans: The United Kingdom (1994 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Set to Gilbert and Sullivan tunes, a musical cartoon attempts to describe the character of the British nation, with occasional interruptions by Prince Charles.

Director: Bob Godfrey | Stars: Chris Barrie, Sarah Connolly, Bob Godfrey, Frances Jellard

Votes: 8

45. As Old as the Hills (1950)

10 min | Animation, Short

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Directors: Anson Dyer, Len Kirley

46. Train Trouble (1943)

8 min | Animation, Short

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

47. Your Very Good Health (1947)

9 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Charley the character from "New Town" is back again in "Your Very Good Health" a British produced animation explaining the benefits of a National Health Service.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Jack Train, Harold Berens, Geoffrey Sumner, Dorothy Summers

Votes: 15

48. In Time of Pestilence (1951)

Animation

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Director: John Halas | Star: Robert Harris

49. Flu-ing Squad (1951)

90 min | Animation

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Thinking about home improvements? Why not try getting your house to pop a couple of pills? In this cinema ad it works far better than any lick of paint. The producers at Halas and Batchelor... See full summary »

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

50. Farmer Charley (1949)

10 min | Animation, Short

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In the sixth in the series, Charley is excited when he inherits a half share in a farm, but does not realize what hard work this is going to be.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Harold Berens, Stephen Jack



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