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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Anime creature with many trumpets on its side. Mid 80's

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Animated movie where a forest spirit deer thing gets its head cut off and its body become a wild demon

I vaguely remember the plot revolved around a quest to save a princess.
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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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3D animated show with a magic wristwatch that spawns lamp posts

I remember watching a 3D animated show of some kind (series, TV special, movie?) in the late 90's or early 2000's. It probably would have aired on Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network, based on my viewing ...
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Old Animated sci-fi film - late 70s [duplicate]

Help! Going a little mad trying to track down a film I saw when I was young. A few things in the film stand out for me: The male protagonist is some sort of ships pilot, who lands on a planet and ...
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Please help to identify an animated movie: a boy lost on a jungle planet (80-90-s) [duplicate]

I remember watching an animated movie (part of, because it was incomplete) on a videotape in the 90's. It was a full-length movie, not likely a series. Please help to identify. The movie was French (...
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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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Possibly a late 70's Animated sci-fi show with *one* episode about a meat eating venus fly trap growing huge and becoming dangerous?

I found a show that looks somewhat (very) similar in style: It is called Kidd Video. I don't think it's the right show but it has a lot of very similar elements in world design if you can call it that....
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Cartoon with boys on holiday in a fishing village find a pearl-activated portal to another dimension

I am struggling to find a movie that my brother and I watched about 10 years ago (mid-2000s) Two boys had their holidays in a fishing village. They found a strange pearl in a toy shop that opened a ...
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80s(?) animated scifi/fantasy movie with spaceships, a fantasy castle, and a princess wrapped up in a carpet by bad guys

I had this film on VHS as a child but can for the life of me not remember its name. I know it was a scifi/fantasy film. There was a princess who had to be rescued frequently. In one scene she was ...
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Looking for an animated movie where Superman is in a coffin sent to the sun

I watched an animation where Superman is in a black coffin and gets sent into the sun. My question is, does anyone know what animation this is from? Also there was another character who looks like ...
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Identification of a particular animated version of “A Christmas Carol”

There probably have been more TV adaptations of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" than any other story in history, but I'm trying to identify a particular one that was shown for a few years running ...
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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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Movie about trying to move the moon to save/cancel summer vacation

There's an animated movie (maybe Disney?) where there's a plot to move the moon with a beam, either to cancel or save summer vacation. I wacthed it as a kid (early 2000's). I think it was in theaters ...
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Animated movie about with aircraft in space - the hero gets more powerful the closer to the sun he is

I saw this animated movie in the late 80's to early 90's. I didn't get an anime feel with it so I'm thinking its western animation. I only remember two things, the aircraft was a single seat fighter ...
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Animated film or TV episode from the 80's or earlier?

Inspired by some of the other "what was this show" type questions. It might be a long shot because I only remember a few bits of this from my early childhood, which would date it as the mid-'80s or ...
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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 ...