What are some good anime movies before 1980? Just don't rec any of the usual like Ghibli (or pre-Ghibli movies like Castle of Cagliostro).
Seems like anime
Aim for the Ace is an amazing anime film.
Grab a BD release of it and marvel at all the colors.
There is also Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji.
Before ~1980 from Toei Hakujaden, Gulliver's Space Travels, Horus, Animal Treasure Island, Taro the Dragon Boy were probably my favorites The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, Puss in Boots and Flying Phantom Ship were good too. The 60s Cyborg 009 films were alright. Probably forgetting something.