Best Animation Movies of 1983
Mickey's Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some new found friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. A retelling of the classic Dickens tale with Disney's classic characters.
Fire and Ice
In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron's palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol's beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron's sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.
The Wind in the Willows
One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help in curbing Toad's profligate habits. But Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence from the magistrate for theft, reckless driving, and Gross Impertinence. While Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and escapes jail dressed as a washer woman, Badger tries to guard Toad Hall from the machinations of the Weasels and is badly beaten. And it requires a plan of attack and all four comrades to regain Toad Hall.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
A Real American Hero is the first G.I. Joe miniseries, in it the G.I. Joe Special Missions Force must contend with COBRA who, after the successful theft of a special broadcast satellite now threaten the world with a teleportation machine called the M.A.S.S. Device. G.I. Joe tracks down the original designer who advises that the only way to counter the weapon is to build a M.A.S.S. Device of their own. However to power the device properly three rare catalytic elements are needed. Now it's a race around the world and against the clock as G.I. Joe and COBRA go M.A.S.S. to M.A.S.S.
Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
Winnie the Pooh and friends decide to throw a birthday celebration for gloomy, old Eeyore.
Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island
Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a treasure map that leads them to a wishing well, which for a penny will grant any wish (through old cartoon footage). Daffy sets up a resort around the well and various Looney Tunes characters have their dreams come true. Meanwhile, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil hunt for the varmints who stole their treasure map!
Twice Upon a Time
In the world of the Murwoks where nightmares are made, the evil Botch hatches a scheme to make bad dreams real. Only Ralph and Mumford, misfits from the cheery land of Frivoli, can stop him.
The film is a journal (drawn by hand over a period of four years), opera, and journey through 100 animated sequences which are joined and transformed by 100 film wipes in continuous successsion. The film is a synthesis of both abstract and figurative imagery, analysis and commentary, writing and multiple languages, multi-layered sounds and music, lyrical and contrapuntal relationships, and elaborate animated compositions. The film plays with the thresholds of change between intuition and analytical thinking, as well as between what is read or heard as "figurative" or "abstract." The various animation sequences range from pure geometric abstraction to symbols, metaphors and icons (boxing ring, car, chair, airplanes, steps).
Rock & Rule
A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.
Dot and the Bunny
Dot ventures out into the bush determined to finally locate the little lost joey and reunite him with his mother. On her way she meets a silly bunny rabbit who tries to convince Dot that he is the joey she is looking for. Dot is delighted by his antics and names her new companion 'Funny Bunny'. Together they continue the search for the joey. On the way Dot learns that Funny Bunny is really a very lonely rabbit. His family were killed by hunters and he has been on his own ever since. They find mother kangaroo, and though she has not yet found her joey, when she sees the lonely bunny she realises she has found someone else to look after.
Disney's Haunted Halloween
A 1983 Disney educational animated short. It is a montage piece telling children about the history of Halloween, hosted by Goofy and the pumpkin from Disney's Halloween Treat. Intermixed throughout are numerous clips from many different Disney cartoons, plus footage of the Disney attraction The Haunted Mansion.
My Smurfy Valentine
What could be more smurfy than spending Valentine's Day with the most lovable little blue creatures in all of the forest? In this half-hour animated special from Hanna-Barbera, the residents of Smurf Village cheerfully await Cupid's arrival ... but evil lurks nearby. Can Cupid's arrow make a dent in the stone-hard heart of Gargamel, the evil wizard? Will Smurfette's Prince Smurfing ever arrive?
Garfield on the Town
Garfield escapes from the car on a trip to the vet and finds the place where he grew up.
The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings
Kevin, an angry boy on Earth, is mad because he has to move away from his friend Donna. Declaring that he doesn't care, he decides to run away and ends up in The Land Without Feelings, which is ruled by Professeur Coldheart. The Care Bears, along with Donna, go into the Land Without Feelings to save Kevin.
A valiant knight, Dirk the Daring is on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon.
Ultraman II: The Further Adventures of Ultraman
When, prehistoric monsters attack the earth, Commander Adams is asked to head up a paramilitary scientific team, which he agrees on the condition that he is provided with the general's new high-tech space craft. Glen, the creator of the craft, insists on being part of the team, as does a bumbling fool named Marconi. Biologist Lieutenant Ann Johnson comes on as a surprise to these two chauvinists, and finally, Lieutenant Harris, who has been appointed the host of Ultraman, joins the team upon his arrivial.
What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
As they begin their journey home from their student exchange term, Charlie Brown and the gang find themselves sidetracked. They have severe car trouble and more importantly, they pass by various monuments to World Wars I & II. With Linus guiding them through these memorials, they learn about the events of the wars and the sacrifices required of the troops who fought them.
The Great Bear Scare
As Halloween approaches, the bears of Bearbank begin to fear an invasion of monsters from nearby Monster Mountain. As most of the bears prepare to leave the city, one brave little bear, Ted E. Bear, sets out to confront fear!
Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?
Linus has to break devastating news, his father has a new job and has to relocate his family. Charlie Brown and the gang make their goodbyes and prepare for Linus and Lucy's departure.
The morning shift at a big-city radio station.
A character animation which attempts to compress the life of a common working class man into 90 seconds.
A race of aliens living on a floating island prepares to hunt the giant Skywhales whose origins are slowly unveiled.
It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is having hallucinations as a result of a rash on the back of his head resembling the stitchings of a baseball, most notably seeing the rising sun as a baseball. He goes to camp to take his mind off of baseball with a paper sack on his head to cover up said rash and is suddenly elected camp president as the other kids find his appearance cool. But then he removes his sack the next morning and becomes uncool again. He watches the sun rise, fearing that it will appear as a rising baseball. Instead, the sun is replaced with MAD Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman.
Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse
In this animated tale, detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a cursed family.
Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain
Oscar nominated animated short film from 1983. A blind boy visualizes what he hears and experiences on a regular basis.
"Cat and Mouse" at the Home
A spoof of "Tom and Jerry" cartoons.
The Wind In The Willows
1983 live-action television broadcast produced by the Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company.
Taking a Line for a Walk: A Homage to the Work of Paul Klee
Tribute to the work of Paul Klee, Taking a Line For a Walk is an exploration and expansion of the Swiss painter's ideas on color and movement, funded by Channel Four and the Scottish Arts Council in 1983. An astonishing journey modeled and guided along lines from which cities, vast universes, aquatic worlds and ghostly individuals emerge until the lines become the heartbeat of a dialysis machine, uniform and terminal.
A door-to-door salesman tries to use the gift of the gab to sell an elderly couple things they don't really need.
The classic tale of David Copperfield's life is brought to the screen in this faithful and entertaining animated feature for your kids and family.
The Secret World of OG
The Secret World of Og is a children's adventure about three young girls who venture into an underground cavern beneath their playhouse to look for their lost baby brother. There, they discover a land of little green people who are enamored by the world above but won't allow anyone to leave their cavern for fear they might "tell".
An exclusive look behind the scenes of a magazine production.
A probationer wants to miss a meeting to go and see his brother, but must negotiate with his officer.
Beauty and the Beast
In order to save the life of her father, Beauty agrees to stay forever in the Beast's castle, not realizing he is really a handsome prince who is under the spell of a fairy.
In this animated pilot based on the SNL sketch, The Coneheads come to conquer Earth but they soon find themselves becoming domesticated.
A Sundae in New York
A character closely resembling then-mayor Ed Koch sings a variation on the "Theme from 'New York, New York'" in an entirely clay-animated film depicting a variety of locations and celebrities associated with New York City.
Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson receive a letter from an informant who known by the pseudonym Fred Porlock. Porlock is a man well connected with criminals. The letter is written in code, and Holmes determines that the code comes from the words in a book. They decipher the code by page and column and find that John Douglas of Birlstone House is in danger.
The classic tale of the helpless orphan Pip and his anonymous benefactor is brought to life in this high quality entertaining animated feature for your kids and family. These legendary characters have stirred the imaginations of the young and old from the moment Dickens created them.
Impetigo is the story of passion and possession in a steamy nocturnal landscape. The title is a reference to the poem A Man All Grown Up Is Supposed To, by Terry Stokes. The characters: Zeke, an inhibited birdlike creature, Flake, a post-industrialist robot and Fish, a fish, live in a barren tract amidst surveillance and entrapment. Their main concerns are lust and what to do on weekends.
The Raccoons and the Lost Star
"The Raccoons and the Lost Star" is the last totally original Raccoons .... On a far-away planet, Cyril Sneer plots his takeover of earth.
The Magic of Herself the Elf
Herself must stop an evil king from upsetting the balance of nature in this animated adventure.
A teenage boy named Ace must rescue Kimberly, and is able to turn into a stronger version of himself for short periods of time to stop Borf from turning anyone into babies with his Infanto Ray.
Gore ne beda
A soldier served a long time service. He took as a reward an old drum and went where his eyes were looking. He walked for a long time, and went to the hut, and in it the small girl was crying. The soldier asks: "What are you crying, little?" Girl: "It is terrible - I am an orphan, uncle, alone I suffer from a fierce witch who has destroyed my parents. And the servants of the king took my cow and goat." The girl fell asleep. And then behind her appeared the evil witch. But the soldier was not taken aback, he tied up a sorceress and put her in a bag.
Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four
An animated Sherlock Holmes film starring Peter O'Toole.
The Christmas Tree Train
Bear cub, Buttons, and his fox companion, Rusty, take a ride on a freight train bound for the city. Now they're lost and must get home before Christmas but first they gotta dodge people, cars, and other dangers.
The Charmkins is a television film based on an early 1980s toyline by Hasbro, which was broadcast on October 25, 1983.
Dr Cadabra, an eccentric magician, lives in outer space with his son Abra and their pets - Stella the star cat and Zodiac the space dog. When all four are busy elsewhere, two villains, B.L. Z'Bub and Klaw the Rat King, take off with the Cosmic pipe.
Peter and the Magic Egg
A boy named Peter must save Easter. An evil character named Tin Whiskers takes over the town and re-names everything including the streets to have tin in the name. He has several animal friends who help him and Mother Nature even gives him help.
Herbert, a Candide-like idealistic teenager, wants to become a doctor to help humanity, but his parents insist that he become a rich aviator. Herbert runs away to study medicine with a wise old Boulugre, and vows to help the natives of undeveloped countries. He finds that the Boulugres are a tribe whose men have a disgusting mushroom growing from their heads. He develops a vaccine for them, wants to give it to them free, and fights with Chousk, a pharmaceutical tycoon who wants to sell it to them. But the Boulugres are deathly afraid of needles and refuse to be inoculated by anyone. Herbert, disillusioned, escapes into love with a Yugoslav airline stewardess.
The Old Lady's Camping Trip
In a lively animated lesson about the do's and don'ts of fire and outdoor safety, the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe takes all her children and Cousin Jim off on a summer camping trip. And to make sure that needless accidents won't spoil their fun, she plays it smart by observing the rules. Cousin Jim, however, unaware of rules, has several close calls with disaster until the Old Lady steps in and teaches him the ABCs of safe, enjoyable outdoor living. When it comes to fire prevention, the Old Lady knows just what to do. Do you?