Even though I was 13 when this animated film came out, I loved it! Voices of Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead, Henry Gibson, and even young Danny Bonaduce of the Partridge Family fame brought this classic book to life even if it was animated.
The songs, are somewhat syrupy sweet and in the worst early 1970’s sort of way, but this is a children’s film and not a film adaptation of a great Broadway musical. The songs now add that nostalgia that makes this film likable. The animation is not Disney, but it’s good and believable. My favorite character is Templeton the Mouse, voiced by Paul Lynde.
Certainly a classic in animated film history. C+