List of animated feature films of 1981

A list of animated feature films first released in 1981.

Animated feature films first released in 1981
Title Country Director Studio Technique Notes
21 Emon: Uchū e Irasshai!
21エモン 宇宙へいらっしゃい! (21 Emon: Welcome to Space!)
Japan Tsutomu Shibayama Shin-Ei Animation Traditional
Adieu Galaxy Express 999
さよなら銀河鉄道999 -アンドロメダ終着駅- (Sayonara Ginga Tetsudo 999: Andromeda Shuchakueki)
Japan Rintaro Toei Animation Traditional
American Pop United States Ralph Bakshi Columbia Pictures
Bakshi Productions, Inc.
Traditional
Anime-ban Toukaidou Yotsuya Kaidan
アニメ版 東海道 四谷怪談
Japan Ryuji Sawada
Yasuo Otsuka
Traditional TV film
Around the World with Dot
a. k. a. Dot & Santa Claus
Australia Yoram Gross Yoram Gross Studios Traditional/Live-action
Blizkata Dalechina
Близката Далечина
Bulgaria Slav Bakalov Boyana Film Traditional First animated Bulgarian feature.
Bokura Mangaka: Tokiwa-sou Monogatari
ぼくらマンガ家 トキワ荘物語 (Our Manga Artists: The Story of Tokiwa-so)
Japan Atsutoshi Umezawa
Kazumi Fukushima
Shinichi Suzuki
Toei Animation
Fuji TV
Traditional TV film
Bremen 4: Angels in Hell
ブレーメン4 地獄の中の天使たち
(Bremen 4: Jigoku no Naka no Tenshi-tachi)
Japan Hiroshi Sasagawa
Osamu Tezuka
Tezuka Productions
Nippon TV
Traditional TV film
The Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck
荒野の叫び声 吠えろバック (Kōya no Sakebigoe: Hoero Bakku)
Japan Kozo Morishita Toei Animation Traditional TV film
Captain
キャプテン (Kyaputen)
Japan Satoshi Dezaki Eiken Traditional
Chie the Brat
じゃリン子チエ (Jarinko Chie)
Japan Isao Takahata Tokyo Movie Shinsha Traditional
Chiisana Love Letter: Mariko to Nemunoki no Kodomo-tachi
小さなラブレター まり子とねむの木の子供たち (A Little Love Letter: Mariko and the Children of the Silk Tree)
Japan Yuzo Ishida TV Asahi
NOW Planning
Traditional TV film
Doraemon: The Record of Nobita: Spaceblazer
のび太の宇宙開拓史 (Nobita no Uchū Kaitakushi)
Japan Hideo Nishimaki Toho
Shin-Ei Animation
Traditional
Enchanted Journey
グリックの冒険 (Gurikku no Bōken)
Japan Hideo Nishimaki Studio Korumi Traditional
Eomma chaja sammalli
엄마 찾아 3만리
South Korea Jeong Su-yong
Gang Han-yeong
Traditional
The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
ユニコ (Yuniko)
Japan Toshio Hirata Sanrio
Madhouse
Traditional
The Fox and the Hound United States Ted Berman
Richard Rich
Art Stevens
Walt Disney Productions Traditional
Frankenstein
恐怖伝説 怪奇!フランケンシュタイン
(Kyōfu Densetsu: Kaiki! Furankenshutain)
Japan Yugo Serikawa
Toyoo Ashida
Toei Animation
TV Asahi
Traditional TV film
Furiten-kun
フリテンくん
Japan Takashi Sugiyama Toho
Knack Productions
Oh! Production
Traditional
Gongnyong Baengmannyeon Ttori
공룡 100만년 똘이
South Korea Kim Cheong-gi Traditional
Grendel Grendel Grendel Australia Alexander Stitt Victorian Film Traditional
Gugugui taeyang seongung isunsin
구국의 태양 성웅 이순신
South Korea Kim Seong-chil Traditional
Heavy Metal Canada Gerald Potterton Columbia Pictures
Guardian Trust Company
Canadian Film Development Corporation
Famous Players
Potterton Productions
Atkinson Film-Arts
Traditional
Helen Keller Monogatari: Ai to Hikari no Tenshi
ヘレン·ケラー物語 愛と光の天使 (The Story of Helen Keller: The Angel of Love and Light)
Japan Fumio Ikeno TV Asahi
NOW Planning
Traditional TV film
Ico, the Brave Pony
Ico, el caballito valiente
Argentina Manuel García Ferré Producciones García Ferré Traditional
Kaibutsu-kun: Kaibutsu Land e no Shoutai
怪物くん 怪物ランドへの招待
Japan Hiroshi Fukutomi Shin-Ei Animation Traditional
Kaitei Daisensō: Ai no 20,000 Miles
海底大戦争 愛の20,000マイル (The Great Navy War: 20,000 Miles of Love)
Japan Ippei Kuri Tatsunoko Production Traditional TV film
The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie United States Friz Freleng Warner Bros. Animation Traditional Film compiled from theatrical animated shorts; third of six Looney Tunes compilation feature films
Lupin tai Holmes
ルパン対ホームズ (Lupin vs. Holmes)
Japan Masayuki Akehi Toei Animation
Fuji TV
Traditional TV film
Manga Hana no Kakarichō
まんが花の係長 (The Happy Section Chief)
Japan Noboru Ishiguro
Minoru Okazaki
Shochiku
Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Traditional
Manzai Taikouki
マンザイ太閤記
Japan Ryuji Sawada
Hideo Takayashiki
Shochiku
Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Traditional
Maria, Mirabela
a. k. a. The Magical Forest
Мария, Мирабела (Mariya, Mirabela)
Romania
Soviet Union
Ion Popescu-Gopo
Natalia Bodyul
Moldova-Film
Soyuzmultfilm
Casa de Filme 5
Traditional/Live-action [1]
Minoïe France Jean Jabely
Philippe Landrot
Dovidis
Antenne-2
Les Productions du Tigre
Marubeni
Traditional
Mobile Suit Gundam I
機動戦士ガンダムI (Kidō Senshi Gandamu I)
Japan Yoshiyuki Tomino Nippon Sunrise Traditional Film compiled from TV series episodes
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow
機動戦士ガンダムII 哀・戦士編 (Kidô Senshi Gandamu II: Ai Senshihen)
Japan Yoshiyuki Tomino Nippon Sunrise Traditional Film compiled from TV series episodes
The Mystery of the Third Planet
a. k. a. The Secret of the Third Planet
Тайна третьей планеты (Tayna tretyey planety)
Soviet Union Roman Kachanov Soyuzmultfilm Traditional
Natsu e no Tobira
夏への扉 (The Door into Summer)
Japan Mamoru Masaki
Toshio Hirata
Toei Animation
Madhouse
Traditional
Old Master Q
七彩卡通老夫子
Hong Kong Xie Jintu
Cai Zhizhong
Hu Shuru
Hong Kong Film Company
Far East Cartoon Company
Traditional First Hong Kong animated feature
Peter-No-Tail
Pelle Svanslös
Sweden Stig Lasseby
Jan Gissberg
Sandrews
Svenska Filminstitutet
Teamfilm AS
Treklövern
Traditional
Rennyo and His Mother
蓮如とその母 (Rennyo to Sono Haha)
Japan Kihachirō Kawamoto "Rennyo and His Mother" Movie Production Promotion Committee Stop-motion/Puppet
Renshenguo
人参果 (Ginseng Fruit)
China Yan Dingxian Shanghai Fine Arts Film Studio Traditional
Run Melos!
走れメロス (Hashire Melos!)
Japan Tomoharu Katsumata Toei Animation Traditional TV film
The Sea Prince and the Fire Child
a. k. a. The Legend of Syrius
シリウスの伝説 (Shiriusu no Densetsu)
Japan Masami Hata Sanrio Traditional
Shunmao Monogatari Taotao
シュンマオ物語 タオタオ (The Story of Taotao the Panda)
Japan Yoji Yamada Shochiku
Shun Mao Production Committee
Tianjin City Craft and Art Design Institute
Traditional
Son of the White Mare
Fehérlófia
Hungary Marcell Jankovics Pannónia Filmstúdió Traditional
Sonyeon 007 Jihajeguk
소년 007 지하제국
South Korea Jeong Su-yong
Kim Cheol-jong
Traditional
Space Warrior Baldios Japan Kazuyuki Hirokawa Production Reed Traditional
Sugata Sanshiro
姿三四郎
Japan Yasumi Mikamoto Tokyo Movie Shinsha Traditional TV film
Swan Lake
世界名作童話 白鳥の湖 (Sekai Meisaku Dōwa: Hakuchō no Mizūmi)
Japan
Soviet Union
Kimio Yabuki Toei Animation
Soyuzmultfilm
Traditional
Tomorrow's Joe 2
a. k. a. Ashita no Joe 2
あしたのジョー (Ashita no Jō 2)
Japan Osamu Dezaki Tokyo Movie Shinsha Traditional
Vuk Hungary Attila Dargay Pannónia Filmstúdió Traditional
Yuki
ゆき
Japan Tadashi Imai Nikkatsu Children's Movie
Mushi Production
Traditional

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