Best Animation Movies of 1985
The Black Cauldron
Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.
Garfield's Halloween Adventure
Garfield and his pup pal Odie go trick-or-treating, only to wind up in a house haunted by ghostly pirates.
The Adventures of Mark Twain
Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain. Twain, disgusted with the human race, is intent upon finding Halley's Comet and crashing into it, achieving his "destiny." It's up to Tom, Becky, and Huck to convince him that his judgment is wrong and that he still has much to offer humanity that might make a difference. Their efforts aren't just charitable; if they fail, they will share Twain's fate. Along the way, they use a magical time portal to get a detailed overview of the Twain philosophy, observing the "historical" events that inspired his works.
He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword
After experiencing traumatic nightmares of a time now past, the Sorceress summons Prince Adam and Cringer to Castle Grayskull to give Adam a precious, jeweled sword and send the pair to the planet Etheria to investigate its secrets.
The Big Snit
A couple has a fight over a game of Scrabble unaware that a full-scale nuclear war has started.
The Body Electric
Red Sector A was a paradise...for man's machines. The domed city was home to the last of the human race, where they lived in comfort, served by their robotic servants. Until one day a mysterious force turns the robots against their masters, and the machines cast the people out of Red Sector A into the wastelands outside. Years later, the robots have collapsed into dust without human maintenance, leaving two young people - Woody and Andrea - to live in the city. But the city is on the verge of a exploding as the shield generator approaches meltdown. Andrea and Woody have a few hours to escape Red Sector A, but the unknown force that caused the revolution is still present, and has it's own plans for them.
He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special
In this special Christmas episode of the He-Man and She-Ra cartoons, their sidekick Orko accidentally gets beamed to Earth during a test of a new spy satellite. Orko manages to get back Planet Eternia, but brings along two Earth children, Alisha and Manuel, with him. Since it's Christmastime on Earth, the kids are naturally filled with the holiday spirit, but this overflowing goodwill attracts the unwelcome attention of the Horde Prime and Skeletor. Will the combined power of He-Man, She-Ra and the spirit of Christmas be enough to stop them?
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one, Orin, unearths the hilt of a mythical sword that only he can master. Escaping the planet, he runs into the rogue smuggler Dagg and a pair of helpful droids and the princess, who all team up to return to the Mine-World with a plan to defeat Zygon and free Orin's enslaved people.
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
Rainbow Brite, and her magical horse Starlite, must stop an evil princess and her underlings from taking over the planet Spectra. When they meet Orin, the wise Sprite tries to make the two children get along and work together to stop the evil Princess. Orin tells them that they can only destroy her by combining their own powers against her. Getting in the way of their mission is the sinister Murky Dismal and his bumbling assistant Lurky who, as usual, are lavishing in the new gloom created by the darkening of Spectra, as well as trying to steal Rainbow's magical color belt.
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up, the Great Ak showed him the evil and hardship in the world and Claus decides to live there and relieve some of the suffering. He decides to make toys for orphans, but King Awgwa, the ruler of the valley where Claus lives doesn't want the children to be happy, and there is a great battle among Immortals.
For Better or For Worse: The Bestest Present
The Patterson family learns the true meaning of Christmas when Lizzie loses her stuffed bunny.
Codename: Robotech is an animated pilot that preceded the original 1985 Robotech television series. It is set within the events of the First Robotech War.
Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins
Strawberry rids Strawberryland of a strange, horrible smelling purple cloud with the help of her new friends, the Berry Princess and her helpers, the Berrykins.
Blowin' in the Wind
Blowin' in the Wind is a 1985 short animated film directed by Bill Reeves that was made as an animation test at Lucasfilm for what would eventually become Pixar. It is of a field of grass blowing in the wind below a blue sky set to Bob Dylan's iconic song.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Peanuts gang perform the classic Broadway musical. In addition to the classic songs, we see Charlie Brown and his friends perform the various comedy sketches of the play.
George and the Christmas Star
George cuts out a paper star to top his Christmas tree but, dissatisfied, decides to go for the real thing - an unusually bright star that seems to beckon him from the sky.
In a dense forest, a monoceratops-type plant-eating dinosaur is stalked by a carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex.
Molly and the Skywalkerz in "Happily Ever After"
A young third grader named Molly Conway suffers depression when she finds out about her parents are getting divorced. She tries everything to get them together, but mostly backfires and eventually accepts their departure.
Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown
After Snoopy displays his usual level of courage and runs away from his sentry duty, he happens to run into a beautiful female. Smitten, he decides to marry her. Now, the gang, and Snoopy's cousin, Spike, want to help in an affair that has the usual complications
A Jetson Christmas Carol
In a take-off of Charles Dickens "The Christmas Carol," Mr. Spacely is being so greedy and selfish that he would even make Ebenezer Scrooge blush.
The Care Bears Movie
The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for friends. Aside from Nicolas, Kim and Jason are in trouble because they are starting not to trust people after suffering many disappointments.
The GLO Friends Save Christmas
Blanche, the Wicked Witch of the North Pole, is jealous of Santa Claus. She imprisons him and his reindeer in an icy cage on a raging river, so they can't deliver their presents on Christmas Eve. Her timid sidekick, Moose the unimaginatively-named moose, tries to stop her, but she zaps him far away with her magic. The Glo Friends find out what she's done, and they set out to try and save Santa. They rescue Moose from a tree along the way, and Blanche tries to imprison them in ice flowers. But her schemes fail, as they reach Santa anyway, and face her in a final showdown to rescue him.
A Chipmunk Reunion
The Chipmunks are discussing when they were born and began to argue. They wanted to go and find their mother but Dave doesn't let them. The Chipettes are invited round while the Chipmunks go and look for their mother but Dave finds out and gets worried...
A mother chooses her dream of the day from the shelves of magazines: she will therefore be “Sylvia, the-beautiful-heroine-courted-by-two-men”.
This Unnameable Little Broom
Stop-motion animated short film in which a puppet on a trike captures a puppet bird-man.
Tony de Peltrie
An aging piano player looks back on his life.
Frog and Toad Are Friends
Claymation adventures based on the popular children's book series of Frog and Toad by author Arnold Lobel
When Kris tells Sam Weatherfield, the inventor, about breaking his parent’s window and running away, Sam has Kris play a strange, colorful game called HOOMANIA. As Kris places his piece on the board, he is zapped INSIDE the game, full of life-sized animated characters like the daffy Dodo Bird or the goodie-gobbling sluggards. These crazy creatures, and others, either help or hinder Kris in his race to Mount Wisdom. Through his fantastic adventure, Kris learns the true meaning of “wisdom”.
The Romance of Betty Boop
In 1930s, hard-working girl Betty Boop sings at nights at her uncle Mischa's popular NY nightclub and dreams of marrying a posh rich playboy, Waldo. Gangster Johnny "Throat" and a nice hard-working ice-seller, Freddy, also woo her.
Get a Job
A young dog struggles to learn how to find a job.
Rupert and the Frog Song
Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.
A waltz played with an accordion starts a short story about the running time.
The Velveteen Rabbit
A boy receives a Velveteen Rabbit for Christmas. The Velveteen Rabbit is snubbed by other more expensive or mechanical toys, the latter of which fancy themselves real. One day while talking with the Skin Horse, the Rabbit learns that a toy becomes real if its owner really and truly loves it. The Skin Horse makes the Velveteen Rabbit aware that "...once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always."
Big Foot And The Muscle Machines
a graduate student named Jennifer pursued by goons of millionaire industrialist Adrian Ravenscroft, who hides Ponce de Leon's map to the Fountain of Youth inside Bigfoot in the midst of a stunt driving show. This forces Yank Justice and Bigfoot, Red & Redder and Black Gold, and Professor D. & Dilly and the Orange Blossom Special, into a cross-country trek to rendezvous with Ravenscroft at the Fountain and stop him. Ravenscroft is so powerful he can impose his will onto county sheriff's offices and get the group arrested. They are saved by Close McCall and his souped-up stunt car War Lord, so he joins the team after initial resistance the first time he tried.
Lights and shadows travel across the outside and inside of a house.
With good King Richard away at war, the greedy Sheriff has forced the residents of Nottingham to pay all their money to him. But Robin Hood, with the help of his friend Maid Marion, a spy in the Sheriff's castle, is out to thwart the evil Sheriff and return the Kind to his rightful throne.
Canada Vignettes: Catapult Canada
This model-animation vignette takes a humorous look at the theme of transportation.
My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina
All the little ponies and their young friend Megan must save Baby Surprise and their ponies, magical rainbow locket from the evil Cartrina. If they don't, Catrina will force all the baby ponies to become her slaves. It's a battle the little ponies must win or life in Dream Valley will never be the same!
During a massive flood, two children are rescued by a family of dingoes, which subsequently raises them as their own. When the children come of age, they must go out into the world and collect the "secrets of life", before becoming the new king and queen of the dingoes.
Drawing Lesson #2
While giving an art lesson, the Magic Line is distracted by thoughts of his true love and former model, Vera, with whom he'd had a wild and passionate affair.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
This is an Australian made-for-television animated film from Burbank Films Australia. The film is an adaptation on Jules Verne's classic French novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870).
Drawing on My Mind
Animated versions of George Carlin's wacky "news items".
The Android Sisters sing about the alarming increase in U.S. defense spending during the cold war and its effect on various aspects of the domestic economy.
Second Class Mail
A lonely woman sends off for a special mail-order package.
Where Did I Come From?
An animated sex education video for children based on the best-selling book of the same title. It tells the story of conception through birth in a humorous, sensitive way, answering all the awkward questions parents have found difficult to respond to in an informative and entertaining way
One twenty-year old boy, driven by what is right and just, overcomes the forces of unconscionable greed. This classic tale of human nature is brought to the screen in this entertaining animated feature.
Tuber's Two Step
Little Tuber learns to walk -- and more -- in this early computer animated film from Chris Wedge, the eventual founder of Blue Sky Studios.
The Bear and the Fly
A bear tries to catch a fly with disastrous results.
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue
No one tops the Disney magicians when it comes to creating laughter and enchantment! In this exclusive video program, expect the unexpected. Soar through the skies with a most unusual assortment of people and objects! Race off on a highway of madcap chases. Witness mystical transformation. Journey under the seas of captivating adventures. It's all that you remember and love from the Disney film wiards! Includes sequences from these Disney films: "Magician Mickey", "Pinocchio", "Modern Inventions", "Robin Hood", "Mickey's Trailer", "Chip 'N' Dale", "The Eyes Have It", "Thru the Mirror", "Bedknobs and Broomsticks", "Mary Poppins", "Escape to the Witch Mountain", "Babes in Toyland", "The Absent-Minded Professor", "Return from Witch Mountain", "Return to Oz", "The Happiest Millionaire", "That Darn Cat", "Herbie Rides Again", "Hot Lead & Cold Feet", "The North Avenue Irregulars", "Son of Flubber"
Robotman & Friends
Robotman, Stellar, and Oops are mechanical beings from the planet Robot Land who embark on a mission to help earthlings in need. Their mission is jeopardized by Roboron, an evil robot seeking to capture them and reprogram them to hate, not love.