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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Can you identify this animated short film about an alien devouring a planet of anthropomorphic bananas then travelling to Earth in a flying saucer?

I am trying to identify a CG or stop-motion animated short (possibly part of a series) that I saw on television in the early/mid-1990s. The running time was probably less than 5 minutes and there was ...
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Animated space movie with an all-women crew who are killed except for one who has a son

It is an old animated movie; I watched it on videotape around 1999-2002. I remember that the action is in space, the crew members are women. At the end of the movie, there are only two left alive, ...
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Anime/cartoon with a man whose shirt rips off and eyes glow red when he activates two metal objects

I've been searching for this anime/cartoon for about 15 years. My local VHS library had this anime (I guess) movie. I can only remember this one scene. On a hill, near a dojo-like house with those ...
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French (?) animated 2d movie where a man follows a woman through various historical and future times

I’m really desperate to find the name of the 30-40 min animated 2d film I’ve watched in my childhood. I remember the general plot and some scenes in the movie. The story revolves around a man and the ...
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Episode from 90s X-Men cartoon where all the X-Men are defeated by a single individual

While scrolling the X-Men section in the Disney+ catalog, I started to remember a scene from the 90s X-Men cartoon. As far as I remember, this was a multipart episode which ended like this: Before ...
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Cartoon with rubies that empower animals and awaken a legendary beast

I only remember the first episode of the cartoon, in which a boy stole some red ruby stones from the enemy and ran. The enemies started chasing the boy. The rubies were used for activating some small ...
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Cartoon about 3, maybe 4 kids that use a portal to travel to another world and fight evil with these weird animals

I remember watching a show during my childhood, maybe when I was 12-13. There were 3-4 kids who were the main characters. I think the main boys name was hiro/hero. He found a portal or some sort of ...
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Animated show where a slave boy tries to escape and is then told to find a robot fugitive

I started a show a few months ago on a streaming app and I can't remember the name of it. I thought it was a Star Wars spin-off at first. It was animated and the first episode or the beginning took ...
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Animated film about a blond boy who helps a witch and is granted a single wish as a reward

It is about a blond kid who basically sucks at everything. He helps a witch who rewards him by granting him one "wish" for one day. He then found a bit of a cheat and said he wanted to be ...
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The name of a 80s or 90s animated series where a trio goes on an adventure?

I cannot for the life of me find this show. I’m not sure where it aired but I remember a few details. It was fantasy like and a blonde protagonist goes on a journey with a man and girl. The girl can ...
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80s/90s animated sci-fi show with an elegant-looking spaceship

I am looking for a show I watched in Germany as a kid in the early-to-mid 90s on a VHS tape. It was an animated Science-Fiction show (or even movie), not sure if Cartoon or Anime. Here are vague ...
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An 80's or 90's animation seen on VHS; bug disguised as a teacher fighting a girl in class

I'm trying to find an animation I seen years ago, I was young so bear with me. It was 80's or 90's seen it on VHS. It was based in a School and has a teacher fighting students in class. A girl steps ...
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80s movie about robots, like first Transformers or Robotix

Please help identify an old movie I watched as a kid on VHS. The story is about two nations of robots fighting each other in some planet. I'm not sure if there is any humans in this story, robots only....
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Cartoon episode where aliens think squirrels control the Earth

I am trying to remember a cartoon episode where aliens think squirrels control the Earth. I think it was an episode in a cartoon but it could've been part of a movie. I have tried looking it up online ...
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Heavy Metal-ish animated picture with kidnapped princess

I just saw scenes of this on another site, but without much information about it. A black-haired and scantily clad princess is left in her castle to learn about the elements when creatures similar to ...
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YouTube animatic about a girl who lives in a forest and can turn people to stone

I think it was a YouTube animatic. All I remember is the style was anime looking and it was in Japanese. A girl with black hair (I’m not sure if it was short or long) was looking out a window with ...
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3D animated movie about a world falling apart

Ages ago, when I was a younger (around 2010-2015), I watched a 3D animated movie where the world was entirely sky (blue with clouds and stuff). It was populated with little planets of varying size ...
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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 in Slumberland comic strip written by Winsor McCay (and the famous animated film written by Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Yutaka Fujioka, Chris Columbus, and Richard Outten, and ...
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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 ...