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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: 28,765

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. 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: 13,610

4. 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: 8,365

5. 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

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. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

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. 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

15. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: Matinee Idol Popeye (1960)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Brutus is an egotistical French director making a film about Antony and Cleopatra, starring Popeye and Olive Oyl. But Popeye may not survive the production.

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 35

16. 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

17. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: Weight for Me (1961)

TV-G | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Popeye and Brutus return from six months at sea to find that Olive has gotten fat. Brutus indulges Olive's lust for food, while Popeye tries to force her to exercise.

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 33

18. 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

19. Dilemma (1981)

11 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Directors: Eric Brown, John Halas

Votes: 32

20. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: Potent Lotion (1960)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Someone has sent Popeye a present, he opens it to find shaving lotion, thinking it's something Olive Oyl has bought for him he puts it on. From that moment everyone hates him and hits him,

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 31

21. 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

22. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: Dog-Gone Dog-Catcher (1960)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Olives new dog is taken by Brutus the dog catcher, Popeye dresses up in a dog costume to save her. A chase takes place, Popeye escapes still dressed up as a dog, confusing Brutus, who thinks he's seen a talking dog.

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 28

23. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: The Billionaire (1961)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Billionaire Popeye gives a million dollars to each of his friends to see who will spend the money the wisest way. When they squander all their money and ask for more, Popeye decides to give... See full summary »

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 28

24. Tales from Hoffnung (1965– )
Episode: The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra (1965)

7 min | Animation

6.7
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Director: John Halas

Votes: 27

25. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: Model Muddle (1961)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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After visiting the national art museum Popeye decides to try his hand at a bit of modern sculpture.

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 26

26. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: Which Is Witch (1961)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The Sea Hag hatches a plot to kidnap Popeye. She replaces Olive with a robot replica programmed to bring him to her Island.

Director: Gene Deitch | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 25

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. 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

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

5 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Votes: 20

30. The Owl and the Pussycat (1952)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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Directors: Brian Borthwick, John Halas

Votes: 19

31. Tales from Hoffnung (1965– )
Episode: Birds, Bees and Storks (1965)

5 min | Animation

7.1
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A naïve father makes an embarrassing attempt to explain the facts of life to his son, but he becomes increasingly embarrassed to the point where his explanations are so vague as to be incomprehensible.

Director: John Halas | Star: Peter Sellers

Votes: 19

32. 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

33. Masters of Animation (1986– )

8.3
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Stars: David Healy, Oswald Laurence

Votes: 15

34. 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

35. Charley's March of Time (1948)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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Popular animated character Charley explains the National Insurance Act, which was legislation that made health insurance available to all British citizens.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Harold Berens, Geoffrey Sumner

Votes: 14

36. 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

37. Heinz Rühmann erzählt Max und Moritz von Wilhelm Busch (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation

6.3
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Directors: Bob Godfrey, Brian Larkin, Graham Ralph | Star: Heinz Rühmann

Votes: 12

38. Hamilton the Musical Elephant (1961)

10 min | Animation, Short

5.8
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Director: John Halas | Star: Lionel Murton

Votes: 11

39. 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

40. 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

41. Charley Junior's Schooldays (1949)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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A soon-to-be born baby learns about the kinds of schools he will attending in the years following his birth.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Star: Max Adrian

Votes: 10

42. New Town (1948)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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New Town is a British produced animation about urban development and all it's aspect.

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

Votes: 10

43. Dustbin Parade (1942)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.4
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The film is designed to encourage recycling - which was a key part of the war effort.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 9

44. The Hoffnung Music Academy (1964)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.8
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Director: John Halas

Votes: 8

45. 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

46. The Figurehead (1952)

Animation, Short

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

Votes: 7

47. Cars of the Future (1969)

Animation

7.3
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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 7

48. The Five (1970)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.1
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Director: Joy Batchelor

Votes: 7

49. Music Man (1938)

Animation, Short

6.9
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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 7

50. Tales from Hoffnung (1965– )
Episode: Hoffnung's Professor Yaya's Memoirs (1965)

8 min | Animation

5.7
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Director: John Halas

Votes: 7



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