Best Animation Movies of 1987
The Brave Little Toaster
A group of dated appliances, finding themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to seek their young 8 year old "master".
Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers
When Shaggy inherits an old Southern estate from an uncle, he and his sleuthing hounds take a road trip. But they don't even make it to the mansion before the haunting starts. Amid headless horsemen, walking skeletons, and a menacing butler, Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy get majorly spooked.
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
Elroy Jetson invents a time machine that takes him back to prehistoric times, where he meets the Flintstone family.
A Garfield Christmas Special
Garfield, Jon and Odie go to Jon's family farm for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
Life as the sole sale item in the clearance corner of Eben's Bikes can get lonely. So Red, a unicycle, dreams up a clown owner and his own juggling act that steals the show. But all too soon, the applause turns into the sound of rainfall, as reality rushes back. Red must resign himself to sitting in the corner and await his fate.
The Chipmunk Adventure
The Chipmunks and the Chipettes go head to head in a hot air balloon race, and the winner gets $10,000. Unbeknownst to the participants, the "race" is actually a diamond smuggling ring!
The Black Dog
This rich, symbolic, intensely personal yet universal film wordlessly follows the path of a woman on a journey of self-discovery.
Blondie & Dagwood
Charles Dickens' 'Ghost Stories' from the Pickwick Papers. The Ghost in the Wardrobe: A young law student moves into an old rooming house haunted by a resident ghost. Tension grows between the two, building to a surprising conclusion. The Mail Coach Ghosts: Time travel puts a young man on a collision course with a ruthless nobleman and his evil henchmen. When the young man falls in love with a beautiful maiden, a captive of the nobleman, he plans a daring rescue to free her. The Goblin and the Grave Digger: Fiery nether-regions set the scene for this unearthly tale of a grave digger put on trial for his life by the King of the Goblins. The eerie account of his nightmarish ordeal is a special effects encounter that will enthral fans of the supernatural.
Transformers: The Rebirth
Since his return as Autobot leader, Optimus Prime has had visions of an ominous event. Amassing all their forces, the Decepticons stage a final attack that leads to the planet Nebulos, where the inhabitants find a way to merge with both factions as Headmasters. The ensuing battle sees newly built Autobots and Decepticons face off in an epic battle that will decide the fate of Earth and Cybertron.
A tenor, in suit and tie, with a receding hairline, sings a ballad to his love, “Your Face Is Like a Song,” to simple piano accompaniment.
G.I. Joe: The Movie
G.I. Joe faces a new enemy as an ancient society of snake people known as Cobra-La try to forcefully take back the earth from those who drove them underground eons ago.
The Treasure of the Golden Suns
When Donald Duck's nephews are sent to live with their Uncle Scrooge, they discover a model ship that contains a map to a treasure.
Dinosaurs: A Fun Filled Trip Back in Time
Everyone in Philip's science class has a great idea for a report--everyone that is, except Philip. That evening, he listens to a son playing on his boom box, and it provides him with inspiration: DINOSAURS! The next day at the museum, Phillip discovers that the search for the truth about these magnificent animals and their astonishing 160-million-year success on the earth is the most fascinating mystery tale he's ever heard. What follows is an exciting collection of established theories and fascinating speculation.
In The Night Kitchen
Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake and so begins an intoxicating dream fantasy in this animated short adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1970 Caldecott Honor children's picture book.
Claymation Christmas Celebration
Herb and Rex, the Jurassic odd couple, guide you along a Christmas choral celebration in this Emmy Award-winning special, guest-starring the California Raisins! Segments feature the Three Wise Men, singing camels, ice-skating penguins, and the hilarious Paris Bellharmonic Orchestra.
ThunderCats Ho! – The Movie
Lion-O is haunted by nightmares of Thunderians being killed on Thundera while he fled to the safety of Third Earth with Jaga and the other ThunderCats. Jaga later tells Lion-O that three more Thunderians have, in fact, survived and are also living on Third Earth. The ThunderCats decide to search for the other Thunderians, but Mumm-Ra has plans as well and takes the new Thunderians as his prisoners to Fire Rock Mountain. Lion-O loses the Sword of Omens in an avalanche while Panthro battles the Fist-Pounder with the ThunderTank as the ThunderCats close in on rescuing the Thunderians from Fire Rock Mountain, but they'll need supernatural help if they are to pass through the Thundranium gasses to reach them...
An Inside Job
A man in a dentist chair finds himself helpless in the clutches of a schizophrenic kleptomaniac.
Transformers: The Return Of Optimus Prime
When Scientists discover Sun Spores, an alien plague that instills a hatred so overwhelming that anyone infected won't stop until everything in their path is destroyed. Soon, the scientists decide that it's time to rid the Earth of the Transformers and plan to use Optimus Prime's lifeless body to lure every Transformer to their lab and infect them with the Sun Spores. When the Sun Spores outbreak rages out of control, the universe's only hope is to revive Optimus Prime. But even if Optimus recovers, he and his Autobots will need to rely on Galvatron and the remnants of his Decepticons to help reclaim the Autobot Matrix of Leadership from an infected Rodimus Prime and use it to unleash a new Golden Age of Cybertron.
A Gentle Spirit
An impressionistic retelling of Dostoyevsky's "A Gentle Spirit"
The Nativity is seen through the eyes of three young visitors from the 20th century who are transported back through time to the Holy City
The Puppetoon Movie
Animated characters introduce a compilation of George Pal replacement animation Puppetoon short films from the 1930s and 1940s. Originally released in 80 minutes length, The Puppetoon Movie also exists in a subsequently expanded ten minutes longer version.
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland
The cuddly Care Bears and their cousins star in this charming third feature-length film incorporating characters from Alice in Wonderland. A young girl named Alice and the Care Bears travel together into the whimsical land of the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. In this magical story about friendship and self-esteem, they try to thwart an evil wizard's attempt to become the King of Wonderland.
A biography of Vincent van Gogh using only images and the letters he wrote to his brother Theo.
Tales of the Brothers Quay
This compilation by the Bother Quay is a montage of several of their stop-motion short films.
The Wind in the Willows
The Irresponsible Toad is in a mess and needs help from his friends try and save Toad Hall.
Down and Out with Donald Duck
This "duckumentary," done in the style of "60 Minutes," traces the life of Donald Duck. As Donald's fame grows, so does his ego. While hosting a variety show one night, Donald snaps and fires a gun at the audience for misbehaving. This leads to a series of problems that eventually cause Donald to seek psychiatric help from Ludwig Von Drake, who uses an insult machine as part of Donald's therapy. Then, after a long night of bizarre dreams, Donald learns the error of his ways and vows to reform.
In this short film, we watch Brazilian artist Marcos Magalhães bring an animated figure to life on the drawing board. Using different materials and techniques, he manipulates his character to walk, jump and interact with his surroundings. This whimsical film was made during an apprenticeship program at the National Film Board of Canada.
Ultraman: The Adventure Begins
The lives of three stunt pilots (Scott, Chuck, and Beth) are changed when they gain the ability to transform into three new Ultra-beings, and form the Ultra Force, to battle four giant Sorkin Monsters.
The Little Troll Prince
A little troll prince escapes his kingdom, perched atop a tall mountain in Norway, for the human world, where a family teaches him the true meaning of Christmas.
Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies
Stop-motion animated short film in which, among other things, a man made of wire looks malevolent.
Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World
Rock sensation Barbie and her band The Rockers, beloved by everyone all around the world, decide to do something no band has ever done before - preform a charity rock concert in outer space.
Frog and Toad Together
Claymation adventures with the characters from the popular children's book.
DTV Monster Hits
A Halloween special featuring appropriately-themed rock and roll songs set to scenes from the Disney library of classic animation.
Sport Goofy in Soccermania
Uncle Scrooge donates an old beat-up trophy for Huey, Dewey and Louie's soccer tournament. But when he finds out that it is actually worth a million dollars, he has to put together a ragtag team, led by Goofy to win it back.
Garfield Goes Hollywood
Jon, Garfield and Odie audition for the talent show "Pet Search" in hopes of winning the $1000 prize and a chance at the finals in Hollywood.
The story of a mysterious woman named Laura, who embarks on a journey to find her true love. The movie's soundtrack is set to four decades of classic rock. Scatman Crothers provides the voice of a living jukebox who narrates the story.
Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose
Yogi and the gang mistakenly board the famous Howard Hughes' plane The Spruce Goose. They accidentally start the plane, so they decide to take it for a spin, helping animals and people along the way.
The Smurfs: 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy
The Smurfs set out to help out an elderly human couple.
Yogi's Great Escape
One spring, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear awake from hibernation to discover three orphaned bear cubs left at the front door of their cave. Despite their initial reservations, Yogi and Boo Boo take the bear cubs into their home and take care of them. Meanwhile, Jellystone Park has gone over budget and the park commissioner orders Ranger Smith to close it down. This means that Yogi, along with the other bears at the park, must be sent to a zoo. Because Yogi can't stand the thought of being cooped up in a zoo for the rest of his life, he hatches an elaborate escape plan. Salvaging car parts from a failed fishing expedition, he constructs a getaway "Supercar," complete with a picnic basket rumble seat for the three orphaned cubs. Together they make their escape from the park to find a new home.
Santabear's High Flying Adventure
Santabear's High Flying Adventure was a Christmas Special in 1987.
Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth
After the first great concert for peace in space, Barbie and her band The Rockers are going to come back home. During the trip back to earth, on the space shuttle, they start to play a song ("Rockin Back"), few seconds later a "time warp" tunnel is forming in front of the Shuttle. Then they see there are a lot of clocks going backward inside the tunnel, at the end of that, the Shuttle lands on a strange airport. After the landing they meet Dr. Merrishaw (probably an astronomer engineer) and his daughter Kim, and learn they are in the year 1959, and then brings them around the city to have a look change. At the end, after a performance at Cape Canaveral, Dr. Merrishaw helps Barbie and the Rockers return to their time. Back in the present, they have a big concert, where Barbie is reunited with an adult Kim and introduced to her daughter Megan.
Nephi and the Brass Plates
The prophet Lehi preaches repentance to the people of Jerusalem and is persecuted. After he and his family leave Jerusalem he is told by the Lord to return and obtain the brass plates containing the sacred books of Moses. Nephi and his brothers muster their faith, obedience, and determination as they return to obtain the plates from the wicked Laban. 1 Nephi:1–5.
Frank Zappa presents: The Amazing Mr. Bickford
Several pieces of Frank Zappa's music are set against clay animation by Bruce Bickford.
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box, putting them in danger from the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.
Daffy is a professional paranormal investigator come to help a possessed damsel in distress.
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Short animation on Nina Simone's song "My Baby Just Cares for Me".
The King is Born
The King is Born is a video classic about the birth of Jesus based on the Bible. Beginning with Gabriel announcing God's blessed plan for Mary, this video brings all the elements of this timeless store to life. Journey with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and witness the humble birth of our Savior together with the shepherds.
A mash-up of scenes from Winnie-the-Pooh cartoons overlain with dialogue from Apocalypse Now.
George and Rosemary
A shy old man works up the gumption to meet a woman on whom he has a crush.