Best Animation Movies of 1984
A boy walks down the street and as he goes along his strides increase. Eventually he leaps over towns, forests, and oceans, seeing many things and surprising many people along the way.
Little Ears: The Velveteen Rabbit
First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration, George Winston's beautiful music score, and David Jorgensen's charming illustrations.
A farcical retelling of Snow White. Disillusioned Snow White isn't all that pretty or cute, her friends dwarfs aren't all that hospitable, her evil stepmother is an alcoholic and prince charming likes the ladies too much.
Fountain of Dreams
A bold synchronization to the Transcendental music of Franz Liszt.
The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer
Stop-motion animated story of a puppet teachers lessons to a boy.
An Oscar-nominated short from 1985 by Ishu Patel, which raises the question – which is preferable, a beautiful gilded cage, or your freedom?
Life Is Flashing Before Your Eyes
Colorful hallucinogenic trip in a cartoon fantasy world, or, as Timothy Leary put it, "Cheery pop images and mellow lyrics".
Lion and Bull
Award winning animated short film by Fyodor Khitruk.
One Hundred Years
A short animation set to and inspired by The Cure's One Hundred Years. Max Anderssons debut animation film won 1st Prize at Melbourne international Film Festival, 2nd Prize at Los Angeles Animation Celebration and a special prize at Berlin Film Festival.
"In life you have to work fo what you want," Shando's wise old teacher tells him. Shando wants to become a music ant but first he must earn the kabump that all working adult ants have. However, Shando spends his time daydreaming and instead of earning his kabump, he acquires a fake one. He soon learns that true success comes only with hard work and honesty.