I am trying to identify an animated (short) film that I watched when I was a kid, I am estimating around 1995-1998 but could be way off. It would have been on VHS at the time.
- Humans having to fly to a base on Mars for an identified threat, but it was a trick by the bad guys to allow pods/missiles to be launched to Earth containing creatures/robots
- A giant crab landed in the ocean, they fought at a lighthouse/beach.
- A giant praying mantis - I think it fired (red) lasers from its eyes. It got cut in half eventually in an aerial fight with planes/space ships.
I think it was quite realistically drawn, possibly with a slight Japanese anime feel to it. Human characters were adults. I think it was in English.