Best Animation Movies of 1990


The Rescuers Down Under

6.8/10 IMDB

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day. Accompanying the fearless duo are bumbling albatross Wilbur and local field operative Jake the Kangaroo Rat.

Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, Adam Ryen, George C. Scott, Wayne Robson, Douglas Seale, Frank Welker, Bernard Fox ..
Directed by: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel
Release date: 1990-11-16

A Grand Day Out

7.7/10 IMDB

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese, and this provides an excellent excuse for the duo to take their holiday to the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins ..
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 1990-05-18

DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

6.8/10 IMDB

With his nephews and niece, everyone's favorite rich uncle, Scrooge McDuck, treks from his mansion home in Duckburg in search of the long-lost loot of the thief Collie Baba. But finding the goods isn't quite what it's "quacked" up to be! Their thrilling adventure leads to comical chaos, magical mayhem, and a lesson about what is far more valuable than money, gold and jewels.

Starring: Alan Young, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor, Richard Libertini, Christopher Lloyd, June Foray, Chuck McCann, Joan Gerber, Rip Taylor, Charlie Adler ..
Directed by: Bob Hathcock
Release date: 1990-08-03

The Prince and the Pauper

7.1/10 IMDB

Long ago in a land with an ailing king, there was a pair of boys who looked exactly alike, a pauper called Mickey and the other, the Crown Prince.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Arthur Burghardt, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo, Elvia Allman, Frank Welker, Charlie Adler, Roy Dotrice, Trevor Eyster, Rocky Krakoff ..
Directed by: George Scribner
Release date: 1990-11-16
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

7.7/10 IMDB

Animated adaptation of Virginia Lee Burton's children's book.

Starring: Robert Klein, Jason Biggs, Tina Fabrique, Sherryl Marshall, Catherine Russell, Heidi Stallings, Rachel Graham, Gina Marie Huaman, Tony Andreasakis ..
Directed by: Michael Sporn
Release date: 1990-09-10
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera

The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera

8.2/10 IMDB

Dick Dastardly and Muttley have kidnapped Elroy Jetson. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo pilot a rescue mission, time warping through Bedrock, Scooby-Doo's Haunted Castle and Jetsons City.

Starring: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Penny Singleton, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Jeff Bergman, Henry Corden, Michael Bell, Greg Burson ..
Directed by: Mario Kamberg
Release date: 1990-05-17
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Snow White

Snow White

7.4/10 IMDB

Enter the spellbinding realm of a pretty young princess, a scheming queen and seven funny little fellows with very big hearts in this brilliantly animated retelling of the timeless fairy take classic.

Starring: Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Kath Soucie ..
Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1990-09-14
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Roller Coaster Rabbit

Roller Coaster Rabbit

7.4/10 IMDB

Roger Rabbit struggles to keep wandering Baby Herman safe in an amusement park where the usual havoc ensues.

Starring: Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, April Winchell, Lou Hirsch, Corey Burton, Frank Welker, Damian London, Joni Barnes, Jimmy Bracken, Angel Cook ..
Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Frank Marshall
Release date: 1990-06-15

Jetsons: The Movie

5.5/10 IMDB

George Jetson is forced to uproot his family when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take charge of a new factory on a distant planet.

Starring: George O'Hanlon, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton, Tiffany, Patric Zimmerman, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl, Brad Garrett, Rick Dees, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1990-06-06
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Nutcracker Prince

The Nutcracker Prince

6.8/10 IMDB

After young Clara receives a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas gift, she dreams about a fantastical battle between her Nutcracker Prince and the evil Mouse King. At stake is the Nutcracker's freedom - and Clara's future happiness.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Megan Follows, Mike MacDonald, Peter O'Toole, Phyllis Diller, Peter Boretski, Stephanie Morgenstern, George Merner, Lynne Gorman, Christopher Owens ..
Directed by: Paul Schibli
Release date: 1990-11-21
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

8.5/10 IMDB

Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son of a simple peasant shows up to claim her, and the dumbfounded Tsar quickly has second thoughts, setting several 'impossible" tasks for 'The Fool of the World' and his remarkable friends.

Starring: Jimmy Hibbert, David Suchet, Miriam Margolyes, John Woodvine, Martin Jarvis, Barbara Wilshere, Maurice Denham, Robin Bailey, Edward Kelsey, Alan Rothwell ..
Directed by: Francis Vose
Release date: 1990-09-28
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Big House Blues

Big House Blues

8.0/10 IMDB

Ren and Stimpy, on the streets starving, are captured by the dog catcher. They end up in the pound and become frightened when one of the dogs tells them of the "big sleep".

Starring: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Henry Porch, Bob Camp, Jim Smith, Brian Chin, Cheryl Chase, Lynne Naylor, Pierre DeCelles ..
Directed by: John Kricfalusi
Release date: 1990-12-26
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : To Be

To Be

7.6/10 IMDB

Blending fantasy and reality, this animated short is a bold inquiry into an as yet unresolved problem - the nature of human identity. When a scientist creates a machine that can make copies of physical objects, including humans, a number of ethical questions arise. Is the technique moral? What of its safety? A film by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Weldon (who also wrote the catchy banjo tune that punctuates the story's changing moods).

Starring: Kim Handysides, Howard Ryshpan ..
Directed by: John Weldon
Release date: 1990-01-01

Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun

8.0/10 IMDB

Sing, dance, and play along with your favorite Disney songs! It's fun and easy as you read the on-screen lyrics and join your favorite characters in their most memorable musical moments! Sing along to the happiest songs on earth at the happiest place on earth -- Disneyland! Your host, Mr. Owl, invites you to celebrate a musical day with all your favorite Disney friends. Join Mickey and Minnie for fun and thrills as they hustle and bustle behind the scenes at the park! Then get a front-row seat on some of the wildest rides, like Star Tours, Splash Mountain and the Matterhorn, with Chip 'n' Dale, Roger Rabbit, and a Magic Kingdom filled with sing-along adventures

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Corey Burton, Russi Taylor, Harry Middlebrooks, Dave Durham, Bill Cole, Jim Cummings, Bill Farmer, Tress MacNeille ..
Directed by: Michael Dimich
Release date: 1990-08-14
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Mind's Eye

The Mind's Eye

7.7/10 IMDB

The Mind's Eye is a compilation of experimental computer animations from when such technology was in its early infancy. The animations are from various studios, having been arranged in a sort of "2001" evolution-timeline theme, and set to synthesized music. These pioneering CGI projects later gave rise to films such as Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Antz, and Shrek.

Directed by: Jan Nickman
Release date: 1990-02-07
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

7.9/10 IMDB

A new girl comes to the neighbourhood school and Linus is smitten with her. Unfortunately, she develops the symptoms of leukemia and must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. Linus and Charlie Brown help her through the traumas of chemotherapy as best they can while Snoopy plays at being the world's greatest doctor.

Starring: Kaleb Henley, Brandon Stewart, Olivia Burnette, Adrienne Stiefel, Jennifer Banko, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Sam Jaimes
Release date: 1990-03-16
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

5.8/10 IMDB

The plot chronicles the exploits of Michael, a teenager who is using marijuana and stealing his father's beer. His younger sister, Corey, is worried about him because he started acting differently. When her piggy bank goes missing, her cartoon tie-in toys come to life to help her find it. After discovering it in Michael's room along with his stash of drugs, the various cartoon characters proceed to work together and take him on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks and consequences a life of drug-use can bring and save the world. Financed by Ronald McDonald House Charities, it features an introduction by President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

Starring: Jason Marsden, Lindsay Parker, Townsend Coleman, Laurie O'Brien, Joey Dedio, George C. Scott, Jeff Bergman, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Lorenzo Music ..
Directed by: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Bob Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson
Release date: 1990-04-21
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

8.7/10 IMDB

While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

Starring: Jim Henson, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, John Denver, Frank Oz, Steven Spielberg, Ray Charles, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash ..
Directed by: Peter Harris
Release date: 1990-11-21
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II

Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II

7.5/10 IMDB

This special has the band hiring a slick-talking new manager in an attempt to make a comeback. Under his guidance, the Raisins try their hand at various new musical genres, including Disco Polka, Country Rap, and Demolition Rock, to humorous effect. The group's troubles begin to manifest, however, upon the replacement of singer A.C. with their manager's young protégé

Starring: Brian Cummings, Jim Cummings, Dorian Harewood, Brian Stokes Mitchell, David Scully, Todd Tolces ..
Directed by: Will Vinton
Release date: 1990-09-01
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Garfield's Feline Fantasies

Garfield's Feline Fantasies

7.6/10 IMDB

Garfield and Odie fantasize that they are on a Middle-East mission to retrieve the Banana of Bombay, the symbol of humour to nations around the world.

Starring: Lorenzo Music, Gregg Berger, Thom Huge, Frank Welker, Julie Payne ..
Directed by: Phil Roman, Bob Nesler, John Sparey
Release date: 1990-05-18


7.4/10 IMDB

William Shakespeare, without saying a word, gives a quick run through of all his plays in a very special audition.

Starring: Roger Rees, Barry Purves ..
Directed by: Barry Purves
Release date: 1990-11-27
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Amazonia


6.2/10 IMDB

Inspired by three South American myths, this film is a plea to save the tropical rain forest and its unique inhabitants.

Starring: Dizzy Gillespie ..
Directed by: Faith Hubley
Release date: 1990-01-24
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Grasshoppers


7.2/10 IMDB

An animated short by Bruno Bozzetto which condenses the whole of human civilization into 9 minutes, focusing primarily on the human race's predilection for warfare and the vanity of war. It was an Oscar Nominee for Best Animated Short in 1991. Each piece of history is presented as a simple vignette, usually depicting a few simply-drawn characters arguing and making war, over and over again. Generally, a single figure is meant to stand in for an entire group (i.e., a single Caesar-like caricature for the entire line of Roman Emperors). There is very little spoken dialogue; instead, most of the cartoon is accompanied by a bouncy piano-driven score, which frequently changes style to suit the particular historical era. However, the score is all based around a single simple theme, to which it frequently returns in between vignettes.

Directed by: Bruno Bozzetto
Release date: 1990-05-01

Talespin: Plunder & Lightning

7.8/10 IMDB

In the series premiere, Baloo, an air cargo pilot, meets Kit Cloudkicker, a 12-year-old orphan, and takes him on as his navigator. He also loses his business to Rebecca Cunningham, a business major who becomes his boss. Meanwhile, Don Karnage, a notorious air pirate, uses a special gem stolen from Shere Khan's company, Khan Industries, to power a lightning gun and threaten Cape Suzette.

Starring: Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Jim Cummings, Tony Jay, Sally Struthers, Janna Michaels, Pat Fraley, Chuck McCann, Charlie Adler, Rob Paulsen ..
Directed by: Larry Latham, Robert Taylor
Release date: 1990-09-07
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Guardian of Darkness

Guardian of Darkness

6.8/10 IMDB

Three evil dragons from ancient times arise to earth to destroy the land and devour the souls of the weak. Only Koichi, with the power of the ancient warrior-god Takegami residing within him can fulfill the prophecy and defeat the growing evil. There is only one problem, Koichi may not be willing to fight.

Release date: 1990-03-23
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Arnold Waltz

The Arnold Waltz

6.5/10 IMDB

Arnold, a school kid with a vacant stare and hair sticking out, takes the bus to school. He sits idly through lessons. Then, it's time for band, where he plays the piccolo. He daydreams through the Vienna waltz, imagining himself ice-skating, and sending the school bully into the cold water by cutting a circle through the ice around him. The band plays a second song, and Arnold imagines spring. The music ends, the room empties except for Arnold. The teacher says, "Arnold, everybody's gone to recess."

Directed by: Craig Bartlett
Release date: 1990-04-27
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Ra: Path of the Sun God

Ra: Path of the Sun God

7.6/10 IMDB

A three-part animated feature film on themes from ancient Egyptian art and mythology.

Directed by: Lesley Keen
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Going Equipped

Going Equipped

6.0/10 IMDB

A young man in prison is interviewed and talks about his life, how he got into prison, and what it's like doing time.

Directed by: Peter Lord
Release date: 1990-11-29
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Next Door

Next Door

6.4/10 IMDB

A Pete Docter Animation about two completely incompatible neighbors. This man is very scheduled. Here he checks his watch before sitting down to watch TV.

Directed by: Pete Docter
Release date: 1990-09-14


6.6/10 IMDB

A Hallmark adaptation of Rapunzel.

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Linda Purl, Ruta Lee, Michael Rupert, Kath Soucie, Mark L. Taylor, Elisabeth Harnois ..
Directed by: Don Lusk
Release date: 1990-01-01

Fatty Issues

6.6/10 IMDB

The cloak and dagger antics of a girl alone at home on a diet - weighing raisins, fiddling the scales, changing the definition of 'fruit' and blaming it all on her boyfriend...

Starring: Sarah Ann Kennedy, Matthew Dennis ..
Directed by: Candy Guard
Release date: 1990-10-03
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Poumse...


6.8/10 IMDB

A man rows to a tropical island where he sets up shop to sell to the natives. After overcoming resistance from the local witch doctor, the trader sells his goods, then rows away. But the trader's business brings a surprising benefit to the animals on the island. Written by yortsnave

Directed by: Mikhail Aldashin
Release date: 1990-03-11
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Phoenix

The Phoenix

6.6/10 IMDB

The ancient myth of the phoenix, the legendary bird with the amazing power of self-regeneration, is reborn with a modern twist. In this animated adaptation of a story by Sylvia Townsend Warner, we follow Lord Strawberry's search for the fabled bird. He finds it in the deserts of Arabia and brings it home to his aviary. Upon Lord Stawberry's death, however, the phoenix ends up as a sideshow in a fairground. This spirited satire of human foibles, with its timely message about our treatment of nature's creatures, will appeal to young people and adults alike.

Starring: Lister Sinclair ..
Directed by: Gayle Thomas
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Box-Office Bunny

Box-Office Bunny

6.6/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny partakes of the multiplex cinema that has been instantly built over his hole over the objection of usher Elmer Fudd.

Starring: Jeff Bergman, Greg Berg, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille ..
Directed by: Darrell Van Citters
Release date: 1990-05-27
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Ident


6.5/10 IMDB

Explores the nature of man, not only with feet of clay, but with a face of clay as well. Within a colourless city of walls, corridors, and small rooms, a man makes his way from home to work, then to a bar, and then, by a stroke of luck, into an outdoors of space, fresh air, and colour. Along the way, he changes his face to fit his surroundings, interacts with his dog, argues with co-workers, and gossips at a bar. His altering of his visage suggests a two-faced nature, and his stepping into the outdoors provides the ultimate test of his real identity.

Starring: Phil Nice, Arthur Smith ..
Directed by: Richard Goleszowski, Richard Starzak
Release date: 1990-11-30
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Danny and the Dinosaur

Danny and the Dinosaur

6.3/10 IMDB

The adventures of a little boy named Danny and a tall dinosaur from a local museum.

Starring: Peter Prinstein, Ruis Woertendyke, Chillie Mo ..
Directed by: Daniel Ivanick
Release date: 1990-01-15
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Sol Bianca

Sol Bianca

6.0/10 IMDB

Five female pirates pilot the Sol Bianca, a starship with a higher level of technology than any other known. With it, they seek out riches, such as the Gnosis, an legendary item of power, and pasha, the most valuable mineral in the galaxy.

Starring: Yoko Matsuoka, Rei Sakuma, Minami Takayama, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Miki Ito, Daisuke Namikawa, Takeshi Aono, Tessyo Genda, Rokuro Naya ..
Directed by: Katsuhito Akiyama
Release date: 1990-03-20
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Jungle Book

Jungle Book

5.9/10 IMDB

The infant Mowgli, separated from his family and lost in the jungle, is found and raised by the animals. Baloo the bear tries to teach Mowgli the ways of the jungle, but some of the other jungle animals have their own plans for the young man-cub!

Directed by: Jim Simon
Release date: 1990-09-14
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Door


7.2/10 IMDB

By turns comic and scary, the film documents activities in a floating globe filled with doors, keys, and a bickering couple whose actions appear to lead to what Hoban's narrator calls "the end of snivvelyzashuns" (civilisation). The film is a companion piece to another Anderson / Hoban collaboration, Deadsy, collectively entitled Deadtime Stories For Big Folk.

Starring: Russell Hoban ..
Directed by: David Anderson
Release date: 1990-11-01


8.8/10 IMDB

Zlatin Radev’s pixilated Canfilm (1990) from Bulgaria is a brilliant, often hilarious political allegory about tin cans that live in cartons resembling skyscrapers and are periodically relabeled by the powers that be.

Directed by: Zlatin Radev
Release date: 1990-04-01

The Admiral and the Princess

8.8/10 IMDB

A young princess and the admiral of her father's navy are in love, but an evil sorcerer separates them while trying to take over the kingdom using dark magic from the blood crystal.

Directed by: Dale Schott
Release date: 1990-12-08
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Marzipan Pig

The Marzipan Pig

7.5/10 IMDB

A lonely, lost marzipan pig reaches out with love, in a strange chain of events, to an owl, a mouse and a hibiscus flower. - Tim Curry

Starring: Tim Curry ..
Directed by: Michael Sporn
Release date: 1990-11-05

The Chipmunks Rockin' Through The Decades

8.0/10 IMDB

A live-action/animated TV special featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Starring: Will Smith, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Ben Vereen, Richard Moll, Kenny Loggins, Raven-Symoné, Shelley Duvall, Markie Post, Little Richard ..
Directed by: Steve Karman
Release date: 1990-12-09
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : John the Baptist

John the Baptist

7.7/10 IMDB

John the Baptist is a story of courage and conviction seen through the life of one of God’s greatest prophets who gave everything to prepare the way for the Lord. It begins with the blessing John’s birth was to his aged parents. John grows in strength and integrity as he stands against political and spiritual adversity to preach the coming of the Lord. Finally, John beholds and baptizes Jesus, the Lamb of God.

Starring: Gregory Snegoff, Ivan Crosland, Jack Whitaker, Beverly Rowland, Pat Jackson, Ray Porter, Bruce Winant, Brian Nissen, David Grey, Neldon Maxfield ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

7.7/10 IMDB

The Hans Christian Andersen classic is given present-day relevance and an upbeat ending in this story of Angela, a homeless child who sells match sticks to survive.

Starring: F. Murray Abraham ..
Directed by: Michael Sporn
Release date: 1990-12-06

Grinning Evil Death

7.3/10 IMDB

A sinister flying pod crashes to Earth and unleashes a giant mechanical roach that attacks the city.

Directed by: Bob Sabiston, Mike McKenna
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Helaman's Stripling Warriors

Helaman's Stripling Warriors

7.7/10 IMDB

The people of Ammon, a group of Lamanites, take an oath to never kill again. They rear their children with great faith. One day the wicked Ammoron threatens the peace. 2,000 young men, not bound by the covenant of their parents, are led by Helaman to defend their people. Despite their youth and inexperience these stripling warriors bravely fight because they trust their mothers’ promise that they will not be harmed.

Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1990-01-01

Peraustrinia 2004

7.2/10 IMDB

Peraustrínia 2004 is the first animated full-length feature to have been recorded entirely in Catalan. It was directed by Ángel García and written by Joan Marimón.

Starring: Josep Linuesa, Blanca Pàmpols ..
Release date: 1990-04-06
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : Aliens Next Door

Aliens Next Door

7.5/10 IMDB

Transferred to a new job, the Peoples family arrive on the planet Bolognia. Feeling very insecure about the move, they become even more intimidated by the sight of their hosts who are green, spotted and have antennae! Their new Bolognian neighbors, Charlick and Mavo Zox, find the look of the Earth family just as shocking. However, when little Benny Peoples gets "lost", he unwittingly brings the two families together and life on this new planet begins to look promising.

Starring: G. Brian Reynolds, Peggy Powis, Rachel Rutledge, Will Gould, Miki Mathioudakis, Russ Harris ..
Directed by: Rush Harris, G. Brian Reynolds, Russ Harris
Release date: 1990-11-03
Best Animation Movies of 1990 : The Real Story of the Three Little Kittens

The Real Story of the Three Little Kittens

7.8/10 IMDB

Tom, Dick and Harriet, a mischievous trio from Whiskers End, get more than they bargain for the day they skip school to play in the snow. Unfortunately, the kittens lose their way and wander into the Fearful Forest, domain of Freezelda the Ice Queen.

Starring: Bryan Adams, Lauren Bacall ..
Directed by: Peter Sander
Release date: 1990-01-01

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