Best Animation Movies of 1994
The Lion King
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?
The Return of Jafar
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.
The Swan Princess
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.
The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.
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.
A Flintstones Christmas Carol
Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the classic Christmas story, but is acting a bit stingy in real life.
Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights
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!
Disney's Bonkers - Going Bonkers
"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. 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).
Rocko's Modern Christmas
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.
The Land Before Time: The Great Valley Adventure
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.
Angry Beavers in: "Snowbound"
The pilot for Angry Beavers. Norbert and Daggett play some games while stuck indoors during a blizzard.
In a basement, Mr. Resistor, who's made out of wires and spare parts, goes in search of some new arms.
A Troll in Central Park
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.
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.
A Rugrats Passover
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.
Deck the Halls
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.
In Search of Dr. Seuss
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.
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.
The Dirdy Birdy
A dirty bird with a penchant for mooning falls in love with a hostile cat who sits in a tree.
Experimental, paint on celluloid
Tiny Toons Spring Break Special
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
What She Wants
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.
Mumfie's Quest The Movie
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.
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.
The Gate to the Mind's Eye
'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.
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).
The Bears Who Saved Christmas
Two teddy bears attempt to save Christmas for two children.
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.
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.
Yogi the Easter Bear
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.
The Ten Commandments Number 6: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
Chariots of Fur
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.
A Christmas Carol
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.
The Ten Commandments Number 1: Thou Shalt Not Adore False Gods
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.
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.
You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown
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.
The Ten Commandments Number 7: Thou Shalt Not Steal
An Oscar nominated cartoon about underestimating those appearing small and weak.
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.
Ah Pook Is Here.
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.
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.
The Big Story
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.
The Life Of A Grey Bear
After the book of E Seton Thomas. Animation is the biography of a grizzly bear
Happy the Littlest Bunny
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.
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...
Felix in Exile
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'.
Looks Can Kill
A stripper takes vengeance on her audience.
A man plucks a hair from his nostril. The hair wants back in.
The History of the World Episode 16: The Invention of Writing and Its Destruction
Animator Phil Mulloy follows a simple maxim in hypothesizing the origins of writing: the crudest explanation is most likely the correct one.