Best Animation Movies of 1994

1.

The Lion King

7.1
8.5/10 IMDB

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson ..
Directed by: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Release date: 1994-06-23
2.

The Return of Jafar

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

The evil Jafar escapes from the magic lamp as an all-powerful genie, ready to plot his revenge against Aladdin. From battling elusive villains atop winged horses, to dodging flames inside an exploding lava pit, it's up to Aladdin - with Princess Jasmine and the outrageously funny Genie by his side - to save the kingdom once and for all.

Starring: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Castellaneta, Frank Welker, Val Bettin, Jason Alexander, Jeff Bennett, B.J. Ward ..
Directed by: Toby Shelton, Alan Zaslove, Tad Stones
Release date: 1994-05-20
3.

The Swan Princess

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

The beautiful princess Odette is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer's spell. Held captive at an enchanted lake, she befriends Jean-Bob the frog, Speed the turtle and Puffin the bird. Despite their struggle to keep the princess safe, these good-natured creatures can do nothing about the sorcerer's spell, which can only be broken by a vow of everlasting love.

Starring: Michelle Nicastro, Howard McGillin, Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, Sandy Duncan, Steve Vinovich, Mark Harelik, James Arrington, Joel McKinnon Miller ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1994-11-18
4.

Thumbelina

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

Starring: Jodi Benson, Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook, Gary Imhoff, Charo, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing, Will Ryan, June Foray, Kenneth Mars ..
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 1994-03-29
5.

The Pagemaster

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he has to try and get home again.

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Canan J. Howell, Alexis Kirschner, Jessica Kirschner, Guy Mansker, Brandon S. McKay, Ed Begley Jr. ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston, Maurice Hunt, Pixote Hunt
Release date: 1994-11-23
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : A Flintstones Christmas Carol
6.

A Flintstones Christmas Carol

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the classic Christmas story, but is acting a bit stingy in real life.

Starring: Jean Vander Pyl, Frank Welker, B. J. Ward, Russi Taylor, Henry Corden, John Rhys-Davies, Brian Cummings, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Marsha Clark ..
Directed by: Joanna Romersa
Release date: 1994-11-24
7.

Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy travel to Arabia to become the Caliph's Royal Food Tasters. But they bite off more than they can chew and are forced to run for their lives! It's a wild magic carpet ride as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and their genie (Yogi Bear) and a jolly sailor named Sinbad (Magilla Gorilla) take you on an adventure of mistaken identities, exotic locations and fun-filled action and surprises!

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Greg Burson, Allan Melvin, Eddie Deezen, Jennifer Hale, Rob Paulsen, John Kassir, Charlie Adler, Maurice LaMarche ..
Directed by: Jun Falkenstein, Joanna Romersa
Release date: 1994-09-03
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Disney's Bonkers - Going Bonkers
8.

Disney's Bonkers - Going Bonkers

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

"Going Bonkers" is the two-part pilot episode to Bonkers, originally aired as a one-hour special on September 4, 1993, accompanied by a rerun of Down and Out with Donald Duck.[1] Although it is meant to be the first episode in chronological order, it is actually the tenth and eleventh episodes in the original airing order (unless one does not count the original Disney Channel airdates of the previous nine episodes).

Release date: 1994-03-04
9.

Rocko's Modern Christmas

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

The Elves move in next door to Rocko. Rocko invites everyone, including the Elves, to Rocko's Christmas party. When Ed Bighead spreads a nasty rumor about the Elves, nobody shows up.

Starring: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Linda Wallem, Mr. Lawrence ..
Release date: 1994-11-27
10.

The Land Before Time: The Great Valley Adventure

3.8
5.8/10 IMDB

After his tribe of herbivorous dinosaurs moves to the carnivore-free Peaceful Valley, young Littlefoot and his friends chase after a pair of dangerous dinosaurs stealing an egg from the village. While running, they accidentally cause a landslide that opens up their home to outsiders. When the egg they bring back and hatch reveals not one of their own, but a carnivorous tyrannosaurus, the youngsters decide to secretly raise it.

Starring: Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen, Linda Gary, Kenneth Mars, John Ingle, Tress MacNeille ..
Directed by: Roy Allen Smith
Release date: 1994-12-12
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Angry Beavers in:
11.

Angry Beavers in: "Snowbound"

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

The pilot for Angry Beavers. Norbert and Daggett play some games while stuck indoors during a blizzard.

Starring: Mitchell Whitfield, Richard Steven Horvitz ..
Directed by: Michel Lyman, Brian Ray
Release date: 1994-09-30
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Mr. Resistor
12.

Mr. Resistor

3.4
7.6/10 IMDB

In a basement, Mr. Resistor, who's made out of wires and spare parts, goes in search of some new arms.

Directed by: Mark Gustafson
Release date: 1994-01-21
13.

A Troll in Central Park

3.4
5.3/10 IMDB

A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to be mean ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, he is exiled to a world of concrete, where he should live a life of proper trolldom: Manhattan.

Starring: Dom DeLuise, Phillip Glasser, Tawny Sunshine Glover, Cloris Leachman, Hayley Mills, Jonathan Pryce, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jack Angel ..
Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Release date: 1994-10-07
14.

Greener

3.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A small cabin. A beautiful view. Two souls live seemingly happy lives, their every need met by machines of their own making. But as the days drag on and their routines grow weary, one's souls freedom becomes anothers prison.

Starring: Dylan Haggerty, Eric Simonson ..
Directed by: Mark Osborne
Release date: 1994-09-17
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : A Rugrats Passover
15.

A Rugrats Passover

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The plot follows series regulars Grandpa Boris and the babies as they become trapped in the attic on Passover; to pass the time, Boris tells the Jewish story of the Exodus. During the episode the babies themselves reenact the story, with young Tommy portraying Moses, while his cousin Angelica represents the Pharaoh of Egypt.

Starring: Elizabeth Daily, Michael Bell, Christine Cavanaugh, Melanie Chartoff, Cheryl Chase, David Doyle, Manuel Garcia Merino, Dana Hill, Tress MacNeille, Jack Riley ..
Directed by: Jeff McGrath, Jim Duffy, Steve Socki
Release date: 1994-05-29
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Deck the Halls
16.

Deck the Halls

3.2
7.8/10 IMDB

It is nearly Christmas when two recently orphaned children have to choose with which of their relatives they will live – eccentric, stingy Aunt Edwina, who only wants them for their trust fund, or kindly Uncle Robert who wants to genuinely welcome them into his family. On Christmas morning, both Edwina and Robert have surprises in store for them when the children make their decision.

Starring: Chris Cawthorne, Kimberly Ann Harris, Natalie Bridegroom Harris, G. Brian Reynolds, Rachel Rutledge, Peter Schmutte Jr. ..
Directed by: Russ Harris, G. Brian Reynolds
Release date: 1994-11-24
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : In Search of Dr. Seuss
17.

In Search of Dr. Seuss

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs interspersed.

Starring: Kathy Najimy, Matt Frewer, Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Howie Mandel, Andrea Martin, David Paymer, J.D. Daniels ..
Directed by: Vincent Paterson
Release date: 1994-11-06
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Overdose
18.

Overdose

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

School, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, art classes, homework, piano practice... a boy's parents have organized his life to such an extent that he has no time for himself. Based on article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this film illustrates children's right to rest and leisure. Film without words.

Directed by: Claude Cloutier
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : The Dirdy Birdy
19.

The Dirdy Birdy

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A dirty bird with a penchant for mooning falls in love with a hostile cat who sits in a tree.

Directed by: John Dilworth
Release date: 1994-09-09
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Elementary Phrases
20.

Elementary Phrases

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Experimental, paint on celluloid

Directed by: Stan Brakhage, Phil Solomon
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Tiny Toons Spring Break Special
21.

Tiny Toons Spring Break Special

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Buster, Babs and the entire 'Tiny Toons' gang decided to take a trip to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. Meanwhile, Elmrya believes that Buster is the Easter Bunny, and with the help of Samuel Gerard(Tommy Lee Jones in 'The Fugitive') they go on a mission to capture Buster. Plucky tries to make a quick buck by sellin' "The Tan Meiser 6000" but quickly turns his sights on a blonde duck that passes him by. Spoofs of music videos and films of that time (1994) are some of the highlights

Starring: John Kassir, Joe Alaskey, Tress MacNeille, Cree Summer, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche, Gail Matthius, Kath Soucie, Nathan Ruegger ..
Directed by: Rich Arons, Michael Gerard, Dave Marshall
Release date: 1994-03-27
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : What She Wants
22.

What She Wants

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

A woman travelling on the underground is bedeviled with images of desire. What She Wants – wholly created on an Amiga 1500 home computer – is a film about sex and shopping, the social deployment of sexuality, and capitalism in detumescence.

Directed by: Ruth Lingford
Release date: 1994-01-01
23.

Mumfie's Quest The Movie

3.0
8.1/10 IMDB

Mumfie is a special elephant who goes on a spectacular, musical adventure, making friends with Scarecrow, Pinkie, Whale and many more on the way. This delightful, classically animated tale will enthrall the whole family.

Starring: Patrick Breen ..
Directed by: John Laurence Collins
Release date: 1994-09-22
24.

Altair

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

One of Klahr's masterpieces, Altair is an 8 minute collage color -noir culled from late-40s pages of Cosmopolitan, which induces a sense of claustrophobia and dread through its use of Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Release date: 1994-12-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : The Gate to the Mind's Eye
25.

The Gate to the Mind's Eye

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

'Alloy' is faced with a vision of the year: 2075, doom. There is only one way to reverse the madness: collapse the universe into itself and begin again. Witness the rebirth, the awakening and the future of mankind. The regeneration is neither now nor then, but can only be reached through The Gate to the Mind's Eye.

Starring: Val Carpenter ..
Directed by: Michael Boydstun
Release date: 1994-10-25
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Bob's Birthday
26.

Bob's Birthday

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Margaret Fish is planning a surprise party for her dentist husband, Bob. Meanwhile, at the office, Bob his having a mid-life crisis while insects munch on what's left of his plants. When Bob returns home, Margaret has a terrible time getting him into the room where everyone's hidden until he's halfway through changing clothes and talking about how horrid all their nebbishy friends are (the same friends hidden all over the room).

Starring: Andy Hamilton, Alison Snowden, Harry Enfield, Andrew MacLachlan, Tessa Wojiczak, Sally Grace ..
Directed by: David Fine, Alison Snowden
Release date: 1994-10-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : The Bears Who Saved Christmas
27.

The Bears Who Saved Christmas

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Two teddy bears attempt to save Christmas for two children.

Starring: Charlie Adler, Mary Kay Bergman ..
Directed by: Allen Foster
Release date: 1994-12-08
28.

I'm Mad

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

The Warner Brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister Dot star in their first theater short. Yakko and Dot are constantly bickering while Wakko is complaining during a car ride with their psychiatrist Dr. Otto Scratchansniff. A mostly musical cartoon.

Starring: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille ..
Directed by: Dave Marshall, Audu Paden, Rich Arons
Release date: 1994-03-30
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Paranoid
29.

Paranoid

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Paranoid is the first short made by Robert Morgan, obviously it’s a VHS camera and some rough puppetry but that’s not tossed out either.

Directed by: Robert Morgan
Release date: 1994-06-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Yogi the Easter Bear
30.

Yogi the Easter Bear

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Ranger Smith arranges a truckload of candy for the Park’s Easter celebaration, and Yogi helps himself to the entire truck. To fix things, Boo Boo and Yogi set off to find the real Easter Bunny Having found that Easter Bunny has been kidnapped, Yogi and Boo Boo follow a trail of jelly beans, rescue the Easter Bunny and Easter Chicken and return just in time to save Ranger Smith from trouble.

Starring: Greg Burson, Don Messick, Charlie Adler, Rob Paulsen ..
Directed by: Robert Alvarez
Release date: 1994-04-03
31.

The Ten Commandments Number 6: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Offbeat animation.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1994-08-12
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Chariots of Fur
32.

Chariots of Fur

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

In his ongoing quest to eat a decent meal just once, Coyote is still hunting down the roadrunner, despite a warning from the surgeon general that it can damage your health. Undeterred, Coyote employs bird seed, giant mouse traps (or traps for giant mice?) and springs in an attempt to catch the tricky bird.

Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1994-12-20
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : A Christmas Carol
33.

A Christmas Carol

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

This animated re-telling of Dickens' classic masterpiece "A Christmas Carol" tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cruel and selfish business man who's idea of Christmas is a very poor one indeed. Ebenezer is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and is haunted by the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come. Each of the spirits takes Scrooge on a journey through time and through his life, awakening awareness about the time and the opportunities lost, the ones he is losing on that very Christmas season, and the dark outcome of it all unless changes are made.

Starring: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Cheralynn Bailey, Gary Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Michael Donovan, Bailee Reid, Kathleen Barr, Lillian Carlson, Kent Gallie ..
Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi Masunaga
Release date: 1994-01-01
34.

The Ten Commandments Number 1: Thou Shalt Not Adore False Gods

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Offbeat animation.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1994-08-12
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Ogre Slayer
35.

Ogre Slayer

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

There was once an ogre mother who gave birth to human looking child. Instead of an ogre's horn, this child was born with a sword in hand called the Onigirimaru (Ogre Slayer). He has no name and is only referred to by the name of his sword. Though he appears human, he is pure ogre. Believing that he will become human once all of his kind vanished from the world of humans, he sets out on his destiny to slay all of his kind. Even now, in the mother world of Japan, he is still out there slaying ogres.

Directed by: Takao Kato
Release date: 1994-09-09
36.

Homeroom Affairs

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Tokiro Ehara is a brand new teacher to an all girls school. During his first day on the job, he comes across Miyako, a free thinking senior who will be hard to handle. Through Ehara-sensei, Miyako begins to learn the realities of an adult life, and through Miyako, Tokiro learns that nothing in life is as it seems.

Starring: Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuri Amano, Ryou Horikawa, Hiroko Konishi, Takashi Nagato, Kenichi Ono, Kei Tomiyama, Isshin Chiba, Wataru Takagi, Choo ..
Directed by: Osamu Sekita
Release date: 1994-08-26
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown
37.

You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

The Peanuts Gang competes in a punt, pass and kick contest. The winner gets a new bicycle and a trip to the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Snoopy coaches the Birds football team (made up of a bunch of Woodstock-like birds) to the AFL (Animal Football League) Super Bowl.

Starring: Jimmy Guardino, John Christian Graas, Molly Dunham, Haley Peel, Nicole Fisher, Crystal Kuns, Steve Stoliar, Bill Melendez ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1994-01-18
38.

The Ten Commandments Number 7: Thou Shalt Not Steal

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Offbeat animation.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1994-08-12
39.

Small Talk

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

An Oscar nominated cartoon about underestimating those appearing small and weak.

Directed by: Bob Godfrey
Release date: 1994-10-01
40.

Triangle

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Triangle is a dance in which young man and woman entwine in a succession of lithe movements. The association is with the triangle shape, in a human context involving the introduction of a second woman into the mix. This triggers a dynamic of jealousy and rage, though it seems reconciled at the end. Nominated for an Oscar in 1995 it is a wonderfully envigorating fusion of dance, music and animation.

Directed by: Erica Russell
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Ah Pook Is Here.
41.

Ah Pook Is Here.

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A disturbingly organic-looking figure speaks to us of life, politics and death as the symbol of the common man toils away. Written and narrated by William S. Burroughs.

Starring: William S. Burroughs ..
Directed by: Philip Hunt
Release date: 1994-10-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Cinderella
42.

Cinderella

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Cinderella, the beautiful and kind-hearted girl who lives with her greedy stepmother and two selfish stepsisters, charms a handsome prince when her fairy godmother sends her to the royal ball. She must leave the ball by midnight before all the magic is gone, but Cinderella has so much fun that she forgets all about the warning, and when she flees the castle she leaves behind one glass slipper. Cinderella, originally released directly to video in 1994, is a 48-minute animated film adapted from the classic fairy tale, "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault. The movie was produced by Jetlag Productions and was distributed to DVD in 2002 by GoodTimes Entertainment as part of their "Collectible Classics" line.

Starring: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Bailee Reid, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk, Lillian Carlson, Ian James Corlett ..
Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma
Release date: 1994-08-06
43.

The Big Story

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In a witty homage to Kirk Douglas's films, all three characters ARE Kirk Douglas at various stages of his career. The short action takes place in a news room. A young reporter looking for his big chance pleads with his editor to give him a breaking story.

Starring: Frank Gorshin ..
Directed by: David Stoten, Tim Watts
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : The Life Of A Grey Bear
44.

The Life Of A Grey Bear

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

After the book of E Seton Thomas. Animation is the biography of a grizzly bear

Directed by: Eduard Belyaev
Release date: 1994-07-02
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Happy the Littlest Bunny
45.

Happy the Littlest Bunny

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

The smallest of three rabbit brothers is always being picked on due to his size. But with the help of his chipmunk friend, he decides to adopt a new personality, which eventually makes him Cornwall County's worst nightmare.

Starring: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Chera Bailey, Kathleen Barr, Lillian Carlson, Garry Chalk, Michael Donovan, Kent Gallie, Phil Hayes, Ian James Corlett ..
Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi Masunaga
Release date: 1994-01-01
46.

Arkelope!

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Late at night, a couch-potato couple watches a documentary on the Arkelope, a rare animal hunted down to a single survivor. The doorbell rings...

Directed by: Roslyn Schwartz
Release date: 1994-01-01
47.

Felix in Exile

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Felix in Exile introduces a new character to the 'Drawings for Projection' series: Nandi, an African woman, who appears at the beginning of the film making drawings of the landscape. She observes the land with surveyor's instruments, watching African bodies, with bleeding wounds, which melt into the landscape. She is recording the evidence of violence and massacre that is part of South Africa's recent history. Felix Teitelbaum, who features in Kentridge's first and fourth films as the humane and loving alter-ego to the ruthless capitalist white South African psyche, appears here semi-naked and alone in a foreign hotel room, brooding over Nandi's drawings of the damaged African landscape, which cover his suitcase and walls. Kentridge has commented: 'Felix in Exile was made at the time just before the first general election in South Africa, and questioned the way in which the people who had died on the journey to this new dispensation would be remembered'.

Directed by: William Kentridge
Release date: 1994-06-15
48.

Looks Can Kill

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A stripper takes vengeance on her audience.

Starring: Sarah Alexandra Marks, Abi Casson Thompson, Danielle Scott, Barbara Dabson, Clint Gordon, Antonia Whillans, Mark Sears, Matthew Baunsgard, Paul Eibich, Ray Whelan ..
Directed by: Mr. Lawrence, Jasmine Ebony Thomas
Release date: 1994-02-07
Best Animation Movies of 1994 : Nose Hair
49.

Nose Hair

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A man plucks a hair from his nostril. The hair wants back in.

Directed by: Bill Plympton
Release date: 1994-11-22
50.

The History of the World Episode 16: The Invention of Writing and Its Destruction

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Animator Phil Mulloy follows a simple maxim in hypothesizing the origins of writing: the crudest explanation is most likely the correct one.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1994-08-11

Also check Best animation movies of 1995.

Check out our top containing the Best Animation Movies of 1994 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb