Questions tagged [animation]

Use this tag on story-identification questions about works in unknown styles of animation in conjunction with another media tag such as [movie] or [short-film] when [animated-series] wouldn't make sense. Use [anime] or [cartoon] if the style of animation is known.

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An animated movie or series (anime?). A huge spaceship found in a desert and the whole of humanity is trying to fix it

I'm trying to find an animated film or a series which I saw once in mid/late 90s on a TV. It might be even older. I remember a huge ship was found in the desert and the whole of humanity is trying to ...
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Early 90s CGI short involving a camouflaged (not cloaked) Romulan or Klingon ship shooting down a fighter jet

This is, admittedly, a secondhand query, but one that I think I will recognize on seeing it and seeing Early '90s CGI short film about insects living inside a computer answered made be bold enough ...
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Early '90s CGI short film about insects living inside a computer

This has been driving me crazy for years. In the early '90s, I remember seeing a CGI short film. It’s about a kid who gets a computer game, but when he starts playing, something goes wrong and the ...
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Old TV show (80’s/90’s) about this boy who finds something in his dad's room that allows him to summon a winged creature/monster [duplicate]

I was on Netflix a while ago, and saw an old TV show ('80s/'90s) about this boy who finds something in his dad's room and then the bad guys come after him. It’s some kid of creature/monster that he ...
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What is Flip's ethnicity?

In the Little Nemo comic strip written by Winsor McCay (and the famous animated film written by Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Yutaka Fujioka, Chris Columbus, and Richard Outten, and directed by ...
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Animated movie: boy finds a time machine, finds tribe of people who were being "sucked in" into the ground [duplicate]

I saw this movie years ago, so I only remember it vaguely. A boy finds a time machine (or something similar) and he is (probably) taken to the past. He finds a tribe, they had a major problem - people ...
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Old animated movie with boy that has adventures in VR-like environments, using a pod in a science lab

So I am looking for an old animated movie that was probably from the 1960~1990s. I do not think it is Disney, but I could be wrong. It looks like a 80s or 90s cartoon movie but I believe it was just a ...
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2005-2010s animated TV show featuring different colored monkeys with super powers

I remember watching a kids' science fiction show on Cartoon Network around 2010-2013 in India, though it looked like a show from early 2000s. The show had different colored monkeys with super powers (...
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What is the earliest usage of the “Lightspeed” animation and why is it used so heavily?

I’ve seen many, many SciFi TV shows and movies over the years, and one of the most enduring motifs is the usage of “lightspeed” or “warp speed” in spacecraft. The standard animation technique used ...
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Animated show with transforming or talking cars fighting like gladiators

I remember this show from my childhood, probably between 1990 and 2000. I remember it was 3D animated. There were transforming cars (it was not Transformers) or they were talking cars. I was watching ...
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Animated featurette about a boy who befriends old junky, clumsy robot in a Jetsons-like future setting

First off I don't think this was a full length movie, nor do I think it was connected to a series. I think it might have been some sort of featurette. I found this VHS in a library when I was a child ...
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Animation from the 1990s-2010s which happens on a planet with pandas who get powers from special objects to save a world

When I was young I used to watch an animation on TV somewhere between the 1990s and 2010s. If I remember correctly there was a peaceful kingdom on one planet but was attacked by an evil being so the ...
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Animated movie about Snow White, involving a scene with a comb dipped in poison

I absolutely can not find the movie anywhere and I’m hoping someone here can find it. It was an animated version of Snow White, most likely came out between 1990-2005. It stayed more true to the ...
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Girl tries to rescue her abducted mother who is telekinetic

A long time ago, probably more than 10 years, I came across an animated series. Main character was a black haired girl, her mother was abducted by strangers in some kind of space ship. She also had a ...
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Short animated film or movie where a boy travels to the future multiple times, each time seeing the Earth in a different stage of its life [duplicate]

The animation style if I remember right is similar to early to mid 2000s. This boy travels through time and makes these stops as if going to all the different stages in the Earth's life. I believe he ...
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Animated movie with a train that visits planets?

I saw this in the late 80s, so it's not newer than that. All I can remember is that this train went to different planets, and then the train had to leave by a certain time, otherwise everyone would ...
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Mice build a city with cheese and then eat it [closed]

This is an old movie, probably made in the 80s that I saw as a kid and any attempts to find it have failed so far. Here are the details that I can remember (though some of them might not be correct or ...
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Animated (or motion captured??) horror movie, Asian, where green fog (from the sea?) turns people into monsters

I am trying to track down an animated (possibly motion captured) movie. I watched it on a German streaming service, somewhere around 2010 to 2015, I think. 90% sure it was an Asian production. The ...
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Cartoon version of The Snow Queen

I remember watching one cartoon that is a retelling of the fairy tale by HC Andersen called "The Snow Queen". IIRC, it has a scene where Kai gets shards from the mirror in his eye and heart. ...
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Eastern European cartoon with a talking raven

I watched part of this cartoon. Judging by the style and the voice acting, I would say that it was probably made in the Soviet Union or one of the Eastern European countries. Anyways, one of the ...
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Stop motion short involving a robot taking over other robots in an apocalyptic wasteland

I don't remember much from this animation but I remember it being around maybe 17 min and being made maybe in 2012. It was set in some kind of apocalyptic wasteland. There was a scrap metal robot that ...
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3D animated movie about a boy who ventures through a portal to a world populated by large aliens [duplicate]

I remember watching a 3D animated movie more than seven years ago ago. It was about a boy or a young man who has a companion or pet of some kind (I think it was a robot maybe?) who goes into a portal ...
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Animated film about giants abducting/eating children, and a girl being rescued by a benevolent older giant

I'm not sure if the giants were eating children, or just their dreams. I can't remember any more of the plot. Some other random vague details I remembered: One older giant (somehow) ended up taking ...
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Old animated movie about anthropomorphic animals (lion prince in love with enemy girl while engaged to snake princess)

I'm looking for this old animated movie (probably '70's - 2000s, judging by what I remember from the animation). I don't remember the plot, but the main character was a prince who sort of looked like ...
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An animated film where the enemy's minions fuse with their weapons

I remember very little from the film, unfortunately, and I didn't manage to find anything resembling it online. I watched it around 15-20 years ago. It is possible it was a little less, and, of course,...
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Animation (possibly anime) with space station made of two hemispheres [duplicate]

For some reason I recently remembered an animation that I saw on TV at some point when I was a child. I only ever saw it once and don't remember when, but it was probably before the mid 90s. Here are ...
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Story about a giant brain like thing that puts our hero in suspended animation for centuries to kill it when it needs to die [duplicate]

Hi I'm looking for the title of an animated movie probably from the 80s about a hero (a guy) and a "villain" who I recall being kind of like a giant brain/blob that could project tentacles (...
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Animation from the 2000s about characters with special stones/orbs that give them power. One was a boy with a sword, and another was a talking dog

When I was young I used to watch an animation on TV somewhere between 2000 and 2005 and I think it was something like post-apocalyptic setting/isekai mix but can't remember its name. What I remember ...
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an animated show for kids where hero lifts a gauntlet that shows he is the destined hero

This kid imagines himself being in a tournament, but he was dreaming and his dad says he will train him if he cleans up for 2 years. When he is about to finish the time, his dad says 4 years and for ...
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Animation about three kids who turn into monsters and fight a giant bird at the end

It is the generic trio (the protagonist, the other boy and the girl). They meet little creatures who can merge with them, turning them into monsters (the protagonist is an insect, the other one is a ...
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Does anyone know the name of this 3D CGI animated sci-fi superhero show set in space? [duplicate]

Okay, this is an animated show I watched years ago when I was a child, I have forgotten its name long ago and now I would like to see it again. I don't know whether the show was a TV series or a movie,...
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Animated film on TV in the 80s: a crane puts a seed in boy's mouth to bring him back to life

I think it might have been early anime. I don't remember more than a few scenes from it, but I remember Chinese dragons chasing wisdom and a crane putting a seed into a boy's mouth to bring him back ...
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1970s or '80s animated movie about a boy who visits an island or city populated by androids [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify an animated movie I saw in the theater around 1980. It was a children's matinee, so it may be older. In the movie, a boy visits an island or city where the inhabitants are all ...
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Is Simba a politician? [closed]

I ask because he is the King of Pride Rock. But I do not know if Simba is a monarch, or a dictator, or a tribal chief, or two of the three, or all of the three. Also, I do not know if it would be more ...
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What kind of virus is Thrax from Osmosis Jones?

I have three theories (or hypotheses if you want): Thrax is the rabies virus (because he attacks the brain) (also, he hates being compared to the ebolavirus, and ebolaviruses and the rabies virus ...
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90's US animated show, underwater lab is caving in, robot survives and is looking for "Joan"

I have a memory of a show I used to watch obsessively as a kid, I might have had it on tape. I've been trying to identify it for years. It might have been Johnny Quest or something similar/ripoff. All ...
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1970s or 1980s live action/animation combo short about video game characters coming to life and fighting over a major city

When I was little I used to get these collections of obscure animated shorts on VHS at the library. All I remember about the tapes themselves is that they were put out by a company called "...
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Looking for a youtube animation about a cyborg

I'm looking for an animation I saw on Youtube. The main character was a cyborg with blue hair and a gaskmask that fought with pistols and grenades. The animation starts with the main character jumping ...
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What is this animated French short film that looked like a Disney film with a little touch of anime?

It is about a couple like Romeo and Juliet being chased by robots and/or similar to "Mars Express" and/or "Fantastic Planet" (I think). Cyberpunk and/or Steampunk sort of. I saw it ...
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Animated film/TV series where fantasy sorcery was defeated by appeals to mundane science

Sometime between 1986 and 1987, I watched the final scenes of a show: A misshapen, hunchbacked fellow was doing a main-bad-guy final-act routine in front of a group of kids who I assumed were the ...
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Chinese or Japanese animation with running white horse at the end

25+ (or even 30+) years ago I saw an animation on TV. I would really love to watch it again, to finally understand what I already watched twice as a child. I only remember the following: It took a ...
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Old animated movie where the hero kid has a cute alien animal companion who turns out to be a girl

I only have a few details, starting from the name, which could sound like Gandar. It was a short title, and it was the name of the main character. I watched this movie in Italy, on the national ...
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Kid’s TV cartoon show (2000s) involving a group and the 4 elements

I’m trying to find the name of an animated show I used to watch, but can’t see it on any Wikipedia or online lists. I think it was set in Asia, and it was about a group who could use elements like ...
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Science fiction cartoon movie taking place in an apocalyptic kind of world

I watched this movie in early 90s with a Betamax. I still remember pieces from the movie and I want to find and watch it! Here is what I remember: The world was apocalyptic; lots of lava, lots of ice ...
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Web game where a boy invents a device that lets him see tiny creatures made of electricity

I remember being a fan of these promotional animations for a web game which I can't find. The plot was that a boy invents a device for reading electricity but instead it allows him to see tiny ...
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This old tv show about a kid who solved some ancient puzzles his dad made

I just remember this one part I saw like 15 years ago. Some kid was solving some ancient cube puzzle (I thought his father made it) in a temple and when he touched it the room locked with bars and he ...
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Animated TV show on VHS about winged people with powers solving problems

I don’t remember the name of it, but I remember it was animated and I had it on VHS. I watched it when I was little so that would have been 2003 but it was my sister’s tape and she was born in 1993. ...
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Looking for name of old weird anime/cartoon movie

So I remember when I was a child I had this VHS I don't know the name of. I think it has something with a "K" in it, like Kirk or Kirby. Could be a movie or just an episode of a series. It was ...
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Animated children's show from the early 2000's - drink turns you into an alien

I'm trying to remember something from approximately 18 years ago that I saw on cable TV. It was an animated sci-fi story that took place on some kind of spacecraft. The only detail I really recall is ...
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Japanese animation from 2012: A boy builds a space ship with alien help

All I remember was that I saw it around 2012, and it was in Japanese, about a kid trying to build his own space ship and go to space. In the end when he finally succeeds at the end of the show it ...
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