Best Animation Movies of 1982

1.

The Snowman

5.7
8.2/10 IMDB

A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Starring: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith ..
Directed by: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami
Release date: 1982-12-26
2.

The Secret of NIMH

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Elizabeth Hartman, Arthur Malet, Dom DeLuise, Hermione Baddeley, Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Jodi Hicks, Ian Fried, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Don Bluth
Release date: 1982-06-17
3.

The Last Unicorn

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, Nellie Bellflower, Don Messick, Keenan Wynn, Robert Klein ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1982-11-19
4.

The Dark Crystal

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Brian Muehl, Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards ..
Directed by: Frank Oz, Jim Henson
Release date: 1982-12-17
5.

The Plague Dogs

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, the film highlights the cruelty of performing vivisection and animal research for its own sake.

Starring: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne, Warren Mitchell, Judy Geeson, Patrick Stewart, Brian Stirner, Penelope Lee, Geoffrey Matthews ..
Directed by: Martin Rosen
Release date: 1982-10-21
6.

The Flight of Dragons

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommadon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who is the first man of both the realms of science and magic. It is Peter's job to defeat Ommadon.

Starring: James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan, John Ritter, James Gregory, Bob McFadden, Alexandra Stoddart, Victor Buono, Nellie Bellflower, Don Messick, Larry Storch ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1982-08-17
7.

Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

If Bugs Bunny were to direct his signature inquiry--"What's up, doc?"--toward the modern-day Warner Bros. creative team, he wouldn't be far off. For 1001 Rabbit Tales, they've doctored up a batch of classic cartoons featuring the carrot muncher and his bumbling comrades and bundled them, near seamlessly, into a feature-length film. Here's the premise: Bugs and Daffy, both book salesmen, are competing to sell the most copies of a kids' book. Instead of burrowing a beeline to his sales territory (he should have made a left at Albuquerque), Bugs ends up in the castle of Yosemite Sam, here a harem-leading honcho. Sam's pain-in-the-spurs son, Prince Abalaba, needs somebody to read him stories; Bugs, who'd sooner take the job than suffer the alternative, that involving being boiled in oil, signs on.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, June Foray, Shepard Menken, Lennie Weinrib, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson
Release date: 1982-11-16
Best Animation Movies of 1982 : The Ideon: Be Invoked
8.

The Ideon: Be Invoked

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Above the Buff Clan homeworld rises their complete fleet of battleships and heavy mobile mechas, dominated by the awesome majesty of their latest and most deadly superweapon. And even with all these forces, Supreme Commander Doba is troubled - he has staked the future of his entire people on this military might. Can the lethal weaponry prepared by the Ome Foundation truly prove sufficient to slay the Giant God of legend, Ideon? Meanwhile, on the Solo Ship, the Earthlings only want a planet they could escape to to avoid the endless attacks of the Buff Clan - a desire they know can never be. They cannot abandon the Ideon for fear of what others may try to do with its power, but they do not control it and its very existence among them only incites further bloodshed from their relentless foe. For the Solo Ship and the Buff Clan, the final conflict is rapidly approaching...

Starring: Yoku Shioya, Keiko Toda, Hideyuki Tanaka ..
Directed by: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Release date: 1982-07-10
Best Animation Movies of 1982 : The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
9.

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

The Cat in the Hat is all set for a lovely picnic, but the evil Grinch changes his plans by inventing a contraption that captures noise and makes it sound ferocious. The Cat has to save the world from the clutches of the Grinch and the only way to do it is to reach Grinch's soft spot.

Starring: Mason Adams, Bob Holt, Frank Welker, Joe Eich ..
Directed by: Bill Perez
Release date: 1982-05-20
Best Animation Movies of 1982 : A Christmas Carol
10.

A Christmas Carol

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In this timeless Charles Dickens Story, Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean, miserly merchant, lacking in any Christmas Spirit, receives ominous warnings from the goshts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future as they each take him on strange and magical journeys to show him that even the poor, the crippled and the sick are rich in love and goodwill at Christmas time - an experience that will change Scrooge forever.

Starring: Ron Haddrick ..
Release date: 1982-07-31

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