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Possibly Disney's The Great Mouse Detective (1986)? The movie ends with a fight inside Big Ben in which the villain's cloak gets caught between some gears. Also known as "The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective" or "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some countries. It's an animal-based adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. ...


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Titan A.E. fits the description, except it was released in 2000. The plot synopsis presented in the linked IMDB entry mentions a ring passed down from the protagonist's father and the search for the ship "Titan". And there's an orange map: Image Source: toonzone.net


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The Iron Giant sounds like it fits Set during the Cold War in 1957, the film is about a young boy named Hogarth Hughes, who discovers a giant metallic robot who fell from space. With the help of beatnik artist Dean McCoppin, they attempt to prevent the U.S. military and Kent Mansley, a paranoid federal agent, from finding and destroying the Giant. The ...


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Are you thinking Howl's Moving Castle? Sounds like it could be your film. Sofi is a teenage girl who is aged by a spell, and she reverts on occasion into her younger self, typically when she's with Howl, the magician. They fly on a winged contraption at one point after fleeing the Queen's castle.


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I think this might be what you remember: Donald in Mathmagic Land Specifically, it goes into things like the Golden Ratio and pentagrams. In fact, From the description in the wiki, it seems like the pentagram was a running theme.


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Sounds like the 1992 cartoon series Mighty Max, an action adventure cartoon starring a boy named Max that had a magical cap that let him open portals to other locations. He was accompanied by a giant musclebound warrior named Norman, and a Lumerian "fowl" named Virgil, who looked much like an anthropomorphic owl or a chicken as they joked in the show. In ...


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Skywhales from 1983. The story begins with a man warning the tribe of approaching skywhales. The drummers then warn everybody of the hunt as everyone get prepared to set "sail". Except one man is found in his home sleeping as the noise wake him up. He then gets ready and is about to take his weapon as he hesitates then decides to go. As he leaves his room,...


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I believe the film you're looking for is the title sequence for IFCC (Independent Festival of Creative Communication) 2017. It showcases a pilot in full space suit, walking towards a ship that seemingly travels from destination to destination by folding space. It even has the arm scanner. :) The official page of the project, along with concept arts and ...


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Honorable mention for the climactic clock-tower fight in Lupin the Third: Count of Cagliostro:


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His head is, but not his body. As can be seen in studio notes shared on Facebook, Luci’s body is able to move any direction it needs to (including going on all fours with all limbs visible, which clearly demands depth), but his head must only be viewed from the side.


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I just found it, Princess Mononoke from 1997. Thanks anyway.


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This is Kaena: The Prophecy. The film begins with an alien ship crash landing on a desert planet. The alien survivors, known as Vecarians, are quickly killed by the planet's predatory native inhabitants, the Selenites. The ship's core, Vecanoi, survives, and from it sprouts Axis, a massive tree reaching up into space. 600 years later, a race of human-like ...


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Could it be Space Mission Delta, a Romanian animation movie? Here you can also listen to some samples of its soundtrack (so you could easily realize if it is the title you're looking for) From imdb: the year is 3084, man settled interplanetary space, but space is still full of secrets - On a research mission to a newly discovered Galaxy heads the most ...


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The Jules Verne novel, Off on a Comet published in 1877 contains all the elements you mention. Remember a place with low gravity, still on earth. The world was apocalyptic; lots of lava, lots of ice and sea. A comet passes so close to the earth that it peels off a small piece of Mediterranean coastline, air, water, people, goats and all, and pastes it onto ...


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Could it be Reboot? It was one of the first 3D animated TV shows and aired in the late 90s on Cartoon Network. The setting was the inside of a computer. The characters were humanoid, but had blue or green skin. The main character had a wristwatch-like gadget called Glitch which could be activated by shouting 'Glitch: Something'. It had a battery that ...


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Is it Strit og Stumme, aka Dreaming of Paradise (1987)? In the future, pollution has driven humans deep under ground, where they tell legends of the paradise above. Two kids must find the path to the surface, while avoiding the humanoid, militaristic rats seeking to steal their dreams. I was searching for it for a while ...


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"Redone" (2017) A small robot awakes many years after a mysterious mass-extinction. Driven only by the fragmented recordings of his creator, he wanders the ruins searching for answers. The style, story and robot seems to match. (found by searching "animation post-apocalyptic robot dinosaur" on YouTube.) The end also ...


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金猴降妖 Monkey King Conquers the Demon, a.k.a. The Monkey King and the Skeleton Ghost 1984 - 1985 The monkey king, Sun Wukong, is a well known folk tale from China. He is also referenced as a character in many games. I couldn't find a version on youtube with English subtitles, though you might be able to understand the ...


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There is a chapter in the French-Japanese anime Ulysses 31 called "The Eternal Punishment" in which the storyline is very similar. The character in that chapter is called Sisyphus too. The same reference to the classic myth.


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This is One, Two, Tree, a French animated short from 2015. Everything you wrote is there: It's a tree with vertical eyes who steals a sleeping man's red boots and then just keeps taking things from people (among them some flamenco dancers), who then all start chasing it. Here's the trailer:


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Is it possible that you're remembering seeing the original video adaptation from 1993? I have yet to watch the 2019 production - but I enjoyed the 1993 anime quite a bit, and so have been looking forward to the new movie. From what I understand, while there was extra backstory added to some of the main of the main characters, and some of the characters were ...


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Your question suggests Mighty Max, except that was a series, not a movie. The burly warrior (named Norman, believe it or not) was the titular Max's protector while the owl-man Virgil advised Max when necessary (which was a lot). Max didn't so much travel to another world as go to different parts of earth though portals opened by his magic baseball cap (one ...


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This is Les Maîtres du temps - "Masters of Time", or maybe "Time Lords" :) The twist is


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This is Robo Story (or Myrtille and the Robots) Robo Story follows the adventures of a small, orange-haired girl called Myrtille and her dog Loufi. In the opening title sequence we see Myrtille chase the mischievous Loufi onto a space shuttle that takes off with her inside. The ship crash lands on a world known as the Green Planet. The Green Planet is ...


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The movie you're looking for is Recess: School's Out, the season 5 finale to the animated television show Recess. Alongside the matching plot details, it was made by Disney, had a theatrical run, and premiered in early 2001. TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever. The plot involves a beam modifying the moon's orbit to change ...


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Could this be Quest for a Heart? It's got dwarves (actually short trolls), an elf and plenty of questing. And hearts. When the most mischievous resident of Rolli Village befriends a beautiful elf girl, the hopelessly mismatched pair embarks on a magical adventure to save the Forest of Elves by traveling to the Land of Winter and recovering the mythical ...


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The description closely resembles "Starship Groove" music video as part of the Animusic series. Animusic was a series of video DVDs from the early 2000s to early 2010s. They featured 3D animated music videos. Often times of elaborate music machines that plays the song. It was popular to play them school (at least according ...


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Time Masters (1982) (originally titled: Les Maîtres du temps) Piel, a little boy, is left marooned on the planet Perdide after both his parents have been killed by giant hornet-like aliens. Thankfully an emergency transmitter provides him with instantaneous communication with Jaffar, an adventurer who was a friend of his father. This Jaffar convinces the ...


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I think I have found it after reading a long article about cartoons of the 80s! The serie was The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin. It features a inventor (Newton Gimmick), a yeti-like monster (The Wooly Whatsit), a soldier (prince Arin) and a girl (princess Aruzia). I completely forgot about the eponymous Teddy Ruxpin or Grubby. The chapter where the soldier ...


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