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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Animated movie with fight scene in Big Ben

I vaguely recall a movie from my childhood (so probably some time in the 80s or 90s). It was an animated movie (not anime) and it culminated with a fight inside Big Ben or another huge clock tower, ...
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Animated science fiction movie where a protagonist has a glowing round map on his hand

Please help me remember the name of an animated sci-fi movie from the 80s or 90s. I know that it was about a guy who had some sort of round, orange-glowing map on his hand. The action took place in ...
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Animated movie about a giant metal robot that comes to Earth and befriends a boy

Help me remember the name of an animated movie from the 90's, I think. It was about a giant metal robot who came to Earth and becomes friends with a boy, who tries to hide him from the other people ...
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Animated film/show with man's journey of reverse civilization to an extent that he goes naked and hunts for food

I remember watching an animated film or an episode from an animated TV show (maybe anthology) on Indian channel Doordarshan aka DD1 in mid 90s but the movie or show appears to be little older as ...
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Old animated film with bald blue people

What is it? An animated movie, full length (I think) What it isn't: It's not La Planète sauvage/Fantastic planet and it's not Gandahar What made it memorable: Animation was very trippy (at least in my ...
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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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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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Late 80’s early 90’s children’s animated movie with a crochet or patchwork owl?

Hello all I read the section on how to ask a question and thusly here is all I can give. This was a full length animated children’s movie along the same time as Little Nemo’s. Adventures in ...
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Animation: floating island, flying pests

At least 20 years ago I watched a short animated film which stuck in my mind. The whole thing was wordless, possibly European, and I'm pretty sure I didn't imagine it... It featured a flying island ...
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Animated movie where young boy is transported to another world and travels with a burly warrior and a owl like wise man [duplicate]

I literally don't remember anything about this except a specific scene where the wise companion keeps correctly guessing how many fingers the protagonist has behind his back.
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Is the demon Luci two-dimensional?

One of the main characters in the latest Matt Groening cartoon is the "personal demon" called Luci, who is supposed to drag princess Bean to sin, darkness and the Dark Side. Not that she needs ...
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Help me find sci-fi animated short film with a killer effect for FTL transition and journey

Some details: I must have reached it via io9.com, gizmodo or imgur. It was probably within 6 last months. The animation is really good and realistic for what it is. No dialogue. ~5 minutes. Animated (...
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Looking for really trippy animated movie

A few years back, I saw this clip on Youtube. It was animated with a seemingly very incoherent story. It could potentially be about a hero going on a mission to defeat an evil being or something. The ...
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Movie with flying ship and color changing hair

From what I remember: There was scene where two characters are on a flying ship in the air, and staring out into the sky. I also remember something about reverse aging and the girl's hair turning ...
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Old animated Disney movie that explained math problems [closed]

I remember watching an old Disney animated movie, that primarily was about math, which I think my dad made me watch to gain interest. Anyway, I'm fairly certain it featured at least Mickey and Donald, ...
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Animated film about a group of people from a television show

This film has been stuck in my mind for such a long time. I have checked every Wikipedia entry on cross-dimension films, time travel films, and teleportation films, but I cannot find it. I hope one of ...
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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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Animated film about a society's offering for gods

I watched this film on Cartoon Network India sometime between 2005-10. The society, situated amidst a jungle of sorts, has a recurring ritual to offer their produce to the god(s). It is very taxing ...
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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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Sky City dystopian film, similar to Alita: young female robot befriends scavengers and discovers she used to be a warrior from the sky city

The film I need help finding is set in a dystopian future where humans coexist with cyborgs/robots. The protagonist is a young female who gets dumped down the trash chute and falls to ground level ...
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Fantasy Animation from the 80's. Companion pulled into ceiling by tentacles. Other turns around and companion is just 'gone'

I have only a few vague memories of this animation, but would like help identifying it: From 80's or earlier (watched when I was a child during late 80's or early 90's A person (human?) in 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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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 movie about a man who falls in love with an alien who has no mouth

Looking for an animated movie that I watched parts of when I was a child, so it would have been from the mid 90's. Possibly may have been created in the early 80's. Memory's a bit hazy because it was ...
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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 short film about a "surrealism salesman"

I'm looking for the name of (and a link to) a 3D short film I saw about 8 years ago or so. I got the impression it was an animation student project or somesuch, but I had come across it so it must ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Identify animation (80's) group of men encounter a witch in a cave

What is it?: An animated movie (or less-likely an episode of a series). Tell us what it isn't: It is not Fire & Ice, Wizards. Tell us what made it memorable: A group of men encounter a witch in a ...
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Identify a short animated movie about a walking tree in red shoes

I flew with Norwegian airlines and they played some cartoons on board. Among these there was this funny weird short animated story about a tree who took red shoes of a sleeping man and went on ...
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Animated movie - training in mountain area

Searching for an animated movie with the following hints should be the same age as "the last unicorn" or older pretty eastern, maybe chinese but it can also be western with a little inspiration. Not ...
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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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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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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 Teenage boy growing black wings?

I remember this animation from my childhood about a young teenage boy and his sister/girlfriend who were angels. The boy who had blond hair (if I remember clearly) AND was really excited to get his ...
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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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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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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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Anime creature with many trumpets on its side. Mid 80's [duplicate]

I remember this mid 80's cartoon movie, I think anime. A human child is nurtured by two fictional animal like creatures, perhaps on a spaceship. I remember one of them having funny trumpet-like ...
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Help identifying this animation about a locked-down city overtaken by androids [duplicate]

I would've seen this in the early nineties. I think it was a movie, and only saw the end of it on TV (which probably means it wasn't new at the time). There was a boy and a girl, and they were trying ...
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Fantasy cartoon movie with "Native American"-ish theme from the '90

I watched this film like 5 times when I was 10 and I've been struggling for two years now to find it. I remember it being rather bloody and gory, and the animation style I believe can be described as ...
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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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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 about a girl losing time after going to a witch's house

I watched this animation on VHS, 10 to 14 years ago. It was about a girl (might have been about a boy as well) who ventured to a bewitched house. I remember the house to be black, castle-like, or ...
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Cartoon Movie about a big robot that help fight aliens [duplicate]

It starts off with an alien abduction, not sure but might be the parents of the protagonist. I remember the main character being maybe 16 years old as he is riding a motor cycle and playing Football (...
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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 ...