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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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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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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Small aliens spaceships flying in home

Small aliens spaceships. Animated show where small toy sized spaceships flying in a kid’s room. I saw it on a kids' animated show on a TV channel in the 80s or 90s. It was like Computer Warriors: The ...
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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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A boy builds a space ship

All I remember was it was 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 turns out that the quiet old man that was cheering him ...
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1980s/90s animated sci-fi movie where people trapped in an egg escape by dropping a bullet which grows spikes

I have a question about some animated movie I saw as a kid in the 90s. The style cannot be described as strictly American/Japanese/European as far as I remember. I’ve searched IMDb and many other ...
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Animated series about an inventor, a soldier, a monster and a girl

I was remembering some animated series I have seen when I was a kid (late 1980s - beginning 1990s) about an inventor (he was an old man), a soldier (I think it could be an animated tin soldier?), a ...
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Short sci-fi animation about a robot waking up in a post-apocalyptic world

There was this short animated film (<15 min) I watched once, I think on Youtube, and I'm trying to identify it. It was made relatively recently, most likely within the past decade. The details are: ...
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Anime Movie: Floating Islands, Post-Apocalypse Fantasy/Steampunk, Clans at War, Brother and Sister

I've been searching everywhere for this film, any help would be great! I remember so many details but still can't find it... (tl;dr - Anime Brother and One-Armed Sister on Post-Apocalypse Floating ...
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Old Animation/Anime where the protagonist had red spiky hair [closed]

I am 23 and I remember as a kid (6-10 yo) watching a videotape animation that had some prob kids (?) with superpowers... I remember only that the protagonist had red spiky hair (like a triangle) and ...
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Animated 70s/80s movie or series with haunting soundtrack and an egg shaped spaceship

This has been bugging me for years. I watched this incredibly memorable animated film or series as a child in France in the 80s/90s and cannot find the name of it. It has a particularly haunting ...
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Kinda surreal sci-fi animated movie from before 1990 on an alien planet, maybe astronauts

I watched an animated sci-fi movie during the early 90s, I have flashes in my mind but could not identify it for years and years. Searching around by myself, I found some stuff with a bit similar ...
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80's/90's animated kids show: guy doing somersault to enter his ship

There's a guy that would do a forward/backward somersault off a big rock/cliff (then "morphs" into his armor) into a large body of water to enter his flying ship (like a spaceship but not for space). ...
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Very old cartoon of a mermaid or sea maiden probably from Warner bros animation

I'm looking for this very old cartoon animation that was probably done by warner bros animation. My father got this vhs tape when I was like 2 or 4 years old and I watched the tape several times over ...
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Animated series/movie 70s or 80s involving aliens impersonating humans and guy looking for missing girl/sister

I don’t remember much but the few things still in my memory are: There were aliens or some other kind of creatures that were looking like humans and when they die they turn into real form. Main ...
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Animated film with a boy alone on a planet with a microphone

A friend of mine has just asked if I remember an animated film (possibly from the 70s) that featured a young boy stranded on a planet with a microphone that he names Mike.
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Series of movies with robots in sync with electronic music

In 4th or 5th grade in America in 2014 or 2015, the teacher showed us a video from a DVD of robots moving (sort of dancing, too) in sync with instrumental electronic music. It was probably from the ...
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Animated movie about space farmers and BIG blue aliens that had more then one eye and were taught how to do kung-fu by protagonists father

I know this animated movie might have been 3D and it was possibly from pre-2011. In it, there were these space farmers. I think they wore orange space suit sometimes and the protagonist’s father was ...
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80's cartoon/anime with an alien that looks like a sunny side up egg [duplicate]

I vaguely remember watching this as a child in the mid nineties. It might be possible that this was not an anime, but something non-Japanese. I remember there were at least two characters in a space ...
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Animated film where space crew is being killed by zombies or a mysterious disease; used to be on Netflix

I remember watching an animated film on Netflix when I was a kid about a spaceship infested by a disease that turns people into zombies. It looked old and was removed from Netflix. It’s probably been ...
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Animated movie with dwarves who don't have hearts

I watched this animated movie when I was a kid, between 1998 and 2015. In the movie there was a race of dwarves and it was known that they didn't have hearts. When emptiness started to take over and ...
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Animated short film about knights fighting giants seen in late 90's/early 2000's

I remember a short film (I don't think it was a series) from my childhood that told a story a group of knights fighting giants. I don't really remember much about the animation, only that it was ...
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2000s (or earlier) animated fantasy film: girl marries prince, dies in an accident but comes back as a spirit to watch over her baby every night

I'm looking for the title of an animated movie where the girl marries the prince. They have a baby but she gets into an accident shortly thereafter. I don't think she dies immediately but her spirit ...