Best Animation Movies of 1988

1.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern, Richard LeParmentier, Lou Hirsch, Betsy Brantley ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1988-06-21
2.

The Land Before Time

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Starring: Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Pat Hingle, Helen Shaver, Bill Erwin, Burke Byrnes, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Don Bluth
Release date: 1988-11-18
3.

Oliver & Company

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Starring: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Dom DeLuise, Taurean Blacque, Carl Weintraub, Robert Loggia ..
Directed by: George Scribner
Release date: 1988-11-18
Best Animation Movies of 1988 : Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
4.

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

The final 17 years of American singer and musician Karen Carpenter, performed almost entirely by modified Barbie dolls. The first film from Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, I'm Not There), Superstar is a hauntingly beautiful biopic that garnered immediate praise among the local film community but quickly received 2 cease-and-desist letters from Mattel, the maker of Barbie, and Karen Carpenter's family. To this day, this movie has not seen further release.

Starring: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle, Cynthia Schneider, Todd Haynes, Bruce Tuthill ..
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 1988-04-30
5.

Tin Toy

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Babies are hardly monster-like, unless you're a toy. After escaping a drooling baby, Tinny realizes that he wants to be played with after all. But in the amount of time it takes him to discover this, the baby's attention moves on to other things only an infant could find interesting.

Starring: Sárközi Olivér ..
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1988-08-01
Best Animation Movies of 1988 : The Fourth Dimension
6.

The Fourth Dimension

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Shows a couple (Adam and Eve) and various objects, simultaneously, in time, space and movement.

Starring: Mark Beard, Jacqueline Ramel ..
Directed by: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Release date: 1988-07-01
Best Animation Movies of 1988 : Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
7.

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Jeff Cohen, Glynis Johns, Ruta Lee, Zale Kessler, Aaron Lohr, Patty Maloney ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1988-01-16
Best Animation Movies of 1988 : Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
8.

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy must use the money for the common good, by providing a service, and should Daffy think of pursuing selfish aims, the millionaire's ghost will "repossess" his millions by making them disappear from Earthly existence. Under the pretense of community service, Daffy opens an exorcism agency and employs Porky Pig, Sylvester Cat, and Bugs Bunny to track and eliminate ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters, while Daffy secretly schemes to use his learned "ghost-busting" talents to rid himself of the millionaire's nagging spirit.

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Greg Ford, Terry Lennon, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1988-09-24
Best Animation Movies of 1988 : This is America, Charlie Brown
9.

This is America, Charlie Brown

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

In this CBS animated miniseries of eight episodes, the Peanuts gang (created by Charles M. Schulz) visit important events in United States history.

Release date: 1988-10-21
Best Animation Movies of 1988 : The Night of the Living Duck
10.

The Night of the Living Duck

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

After indulging in horror comic book reading, Daffy has a dream where he is singing in a nightclub for monsters.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Mel Tormé, Mel Tormé ..
Directed by: Greg Ford, Terry Lennon
Release date: 1988-09-23

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