Best Animation Movies of 1995


Toy Story

8.3/10 IMDB

Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf ..
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1995-10-30


7.1/10 IMDB

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Phil Collins, Juliette Brewer, Jack Angel, Danny Mann, Robbie Rist, Sandra Dickinson ..
Directed by: Simon Wells
Release date: 1995-12-22


6.7/10 IMDB

Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American tribe chief, falls in love with an English soldier as colonists invade 17th century Virginia.

Starring: Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, John Kassir, Russell Means, Christian Bale, Judy Kuhn, Linda Hunt, Danny Mann, Billy Connolly ..
Directed by: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
Release date: 1995-06-14

A Goofy Movie

6.9/10 IMDB

Though Goofy always means well, his amiable cluelessness and klutzy pratfalls regularly embarrass his awkward adolescent son, Max. When Max's lighthearted prank on his high-school principal finally gets his longtime crush, Roxanne, to notice him, he asks her on a date. Max's trouble at school convinces Goofy that he and the boy need to bond over a cross-country fishing trip like the one he took with his dad when he was Max's age, which throws a kink in his son's plans to impress Roxanne.

Starring: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin, Kevin Lima, Jenna von Oy, Joey Lawrence, Julie Brown, Wayne Allwine ..
Directed by: Kevin Lima, Paul Brizzi
Release date: 1995-04-07

A Close Shave

8.1/10 IMDB

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the proprietor of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin, and Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Peter Hawkins, Justin Fletcher ..
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 1995-04-10
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Maxx

The Maxx

8.3/10 IMDB

Confused hulking homeless superhero The Maxx tries to protect his social worker and friend Julie from an omniscient serial killer Mr. Gone both in the real world, which may or may not actually be real, and the subconscious fantasy world.

Release date: 1995-04-08
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Lupin the Third: Greatest Capers

Lupin the Third: Greatest Capers

8.0/10 IMDB

Lupin III: Greatest Capers is a compilation of two episodes from the second Lupin III television series that was released on video from Streamline Pictures. Both episodes were directed by Hayao Miyazaki (who had previously directed the second Lupin III movie The Castle of Cagliostro) under the pseudonym Teruki Tsutomu. The episodes were produced by Studio Telecom, which produced 11 of the 155 episodes of the second Lupin III series, including the two episodes Hayao Miyazaki directed.

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

7.4/10 IMDB

Kenneth Grahame's literary classic about an enchanting world along the Riverbank has delighted readers for nearly a century. Now, this enduring beloved tale comes to life in this beautifully animated feature film from the producers of "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends" and "The Snowman".

Starring: Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall, Vanessa Redgrave, James Villiers, Emma Chambers, Judy Cornwell, Enn Reitel, David Sinclair ..
Directed by: Dave Unwin, Dennis Abey
Release date: 1995-12-24

The Mousehole Cat

8.4/10 IMDB

Told through the eyes of Mowzer, a cat, this tale -- based on a Cornish legend -- follows brave Tom Bawcock as he makes his way towards the treacherous sea conditions to bring food back to the village. Luckily, his faithful cat sings a lullaby to the Great Storm-Cat of the sea, who was responsible for unleashing the terrible weather. Soothed by Mowzer, the Great Storm-Cat allows Tom to catch enough fish to feed every mouth in the village.

Starring: Siân Phillips ..
Directed by: Catherine Collis
Release date: 1995-12-24
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life

Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life

7.0/10 IMDB

Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a better room. No other students arrive and none leave for employment. Johannes is unhappy, imperious, and detached from the school's operation. Lisa is beautiful, at first tightly controlled, then on the verge of breakdown. There's a whiff of incest. Jakob is drawn to Lisa, and perhaps she to him. As winter sets in, she becomes catatonic. Things get worse; Johannes notes that all this has happened since Jakob came. Is there any cause and effect?

Starring: Alice Krige, Mark Rylance, Gottfried John, Daniel Smith, Joseph Alessi, Jonathan Stone, César Saratxu, Peter Lovstrom, Uri Roodner, Peter Whitfield ..
Directed by: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Release date: 1995-08-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

7.5/10 IMDB

Four carolling children meet Jesus and Santa Claus and learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone ..
Directed by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Release date: 1995-12-25
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Carrotblanca


7.1/10 IMDB

A re-telling of "Casablanca" starring Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes cast.

Starring: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Greg Burson, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille ..
Directed by: Douglas McCarthy
Release date: 1995-08-25
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Runaway Brain

Runaway Brain

7.3/10 IMDB

In an attempt to convince Minnie that he hasn't forgotten to buy her an anniversary present, Mickey Mouse ends up promising to take her to Hawaii. Funds being short, he applies for a job as lab assistant to the sinister Dr. Frankenollie, who happens to be searching for a donor to provide his monstrous creation with a brain.

Starring: Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Cummings, Bill Farmer ..
Directed by: Chris Bailey
Release date: 1995-08-11

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

5.6/10 IMDB

Littlefoot and his young friends Cera, Ducky and Spike are being harassed by a group of older dinosaurs led by Hyp. When a meteorite strikes nearby, it causes a drought. The resulting scarcity of resources creates animosity among the different species in the Great Valley. Littlefoot and his crew resolve to venture forth to find a solution - as does Hyp and his gang. Will the groups learn to cooperate, or will their rivalry destroy them?

Starring: Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen, John Ingle, Linda Gary, Whit Hertford, Nicholas Guest, Tress MacNeille ..
Directed by: Roy Allen Smith
Release date: 1995-03-16
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Ah, L'Amour

Ah, L'Amour

7.2/10 IMDB

In this clever satire of toxic men, a cartoon pickup artist is violently torn apart by the women he targets, seen only through his own one-sided, ridiculously misogynistic point of view. Don Hertzfeldt's first student film, he plays the part of a mentally unwell animator who's losing his grip within his own movie; an idea he'd later revisit in other early "meta" shorts "Genre" and "Rejected". Despite being produced at the age of 18 and not intended for exhibition, HBO named it "The World's Funniest Cartoon" in 1998.

Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest

Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest

8.3/10 IMDB

Spooky goings-on with the dim-witted duo.

Starring: Mike Judge, Adam Welsh, Kristofor Brown ..
Directed by: Mike Judge
Release date: 1995-10-31

Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects

6.7/10 IMDB

The evil Dr. Zin has genetically modified household pests into disturbingly large insects that he calls assassinoids, fearless and devoted warriors that will carry out his plan for world domination. Team Quest, headed by internationally respected scientist Benton Quest, is Earth's only hope. When the good doctor becomes Zin's captive, the stakes - and the action quotient - grow higher. Enter Jonny Quest, Dr. Quest's bright, excitable, imaginative and heroic young son, ex-special agent Race Bannon, Jonny's child genius pals Hadji and Jessie (Race's daughter), their robotic pal 4-DAC and bulldog Bandit to complete the job of vermin extermination before it's too late. Your quest for colorful animated excitement ends here with this high-tech feature-length adventure based on the beloved Hanna-Barbera series.

Starring: Kevin Smets, Don Messick, Granville Van Dusen, Rob Paulsen, Anndi McAfee, Jeffrey Tambor, Theresa Saldana, Tim Matheson, Hector Elizondo, Victor Love ..
Directed by: Mario Piluso
Release date: 1995-11-19
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Forgotten Toys

The Forgotten Toys

7.6/10 IMDB

A festive tale about two lost toys searching for a new home.

Starring: Joanna Lumley, Bob Hoskins, Andrew Sachs, Shelley Thompson ..
Directed by: Graham Ralph
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : A Pinky and the Brain Christmas

A Pinky and the Brain Christmas

8.5/10 IMDB

The Brain designs a mesmerizing doll, Noodle Noggin, and plans to have Santa Claus deliver one to every house so he can make people do his every command through mind control.

Starring: Jeff Bennett, Earl Boen, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Rusty Mills, Toshihiko Masuda
Release date: 1995-12-13
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas

Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas

7.8/10 IMDB

'Tis the season to be cool, as Beavis and Butt-Head star in their own twisted version of two holiday classics. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future struggle to teach a Scrooge-like Beavis the true meaning of Christmas, while Charlie the angel comes down from heaven to show Butt-head how much better life would be without him. Will Beavis and Butt-Head learn their lesson? Does a snowflake have a chance in hell?

Starring: Mike Judge, Tracy Grandstaff ..
Directed by: Mike Judge, Mike de Seve
Release date: 1995-12-19

Dexter's Laboratory

7.9/10 IMDB

Dexter and Dee Dee wreck havok using Dexter's latest invention: a hand-held device that turns people into various animals. The short film that inspired the TV-series.

Starring: Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Allison Moore ..
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Release date: 1995-02-19
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : A Pinky and the Brain Christmas

A Pinky and the Brain Christmas

8.5/10 IMDB

The Brain designs a mesmerizing doll, Noodle Noggin, and plans to have Santa Claus deliver one to every house so he can make people do his every command through mind control.

Starring: Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Earl Boen, Jeff Bennett ..
Release date: 1995-12-13

The Pebble and the Penguin

5.5/10 IMDB

A bashful bachelor penguin named Hubie, who's partial to a pretty female named Marina. Ancient penguin ritual dictates that males present a pebble to their intended, then mate for life. Hubie finds a spiffy stone, but before he can bestow it on Marina, dastardly rival Drake tosses him into the churning sea, and Hubie gets swept away.

Starring: Martin Short, Annie Golden, Jim Belushi, Tim Curry, Alissa King, Stevie Vallance ..
Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Release date: 1995-04-12
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Elf Princess Ren

Elf Princess Ren

7.5/10 IMDB

Gou has woved to find the legendary treasure of Salamander. Searching for it he meets Ren, a fairy, who is looking for the four treasures of Heart. Gou's childhood friend Mari is frustrated with Gou running after treasures, but befriends with another fairy Rin. Gou and Ren's treasure hunt messes with a secret project led by Mari's father. It turns out Salamander isn't what Gou thought it was in the first place...

Starring: Miki Takahashi, Satomi Kourogi, Kouichi Yamadera, Ryou Horikawa ..
Directed by: Akitarou Daichi
Release date: 1995-10-27

Joy Street

7.3/10 IMDB

A nightmare of a woman depressed by the concrete world she lives in, and her journey from suicidal despair to personal renewal with the help of an unlikely spirit guide.

Directed by: Suzan Pitt
Release date: 1995-04-26
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : 'Twas the Night Before Bumpy

'Twas the Night Before Bumpy

6.8/10 IMDB

Join Mr. Bumpy, the crazy monster eat-socks, and friends Squishington, blue goo ball, and Molly Coddle, a sensible doll.

Starring: Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Cheech Marin, Gail Matthius ..
Directed by: Ken Pontac, David Bleiman Ichioka
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : No Smoking!

No Smoking!

7.3/10 IMDB

Cow must save her brother Chicken after he is sent to Hell for smoking. Short film that later became the Cartoon Network show Cow & Chicken

Starring: Charlie Adler, Dee Bradley Baker, Jess Harnell, Candi Milo ..
Directed by: David Feiss
Release date: 1995-11-12
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Tiny Toons Night Ghoulery

Tiny Toons Night Ghoulery

7.3/10 IMDB

In this Halloween Special, Babs Bunny plays the part of host as she and the Tiny Toons gang spoof various popular horror movies and TV shows. Among the works parodied are "Night Gallery", "The Twilight Zone", "The Devil and Daniel Webster", "Frankenstein" and the "Abbott and Costello Meet..." films.

Starring: Joe Alaskey, Tress MacNeille, John Kassir, Don Messick, Cree Summer, Maurice LaMarche, Gail Matthius, Kath Soucie, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Rich Arons, Michael Gerard, Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna
Release date: 1995-05-28

The Janitor

5.6/10 IMDB

A mildly irreverent reinterpretation of Bible events, with God's cosmic janitor claiming—by way of covering up his own lapses—credit for everything from the Flood to the Ascension.

Starring: Geoffrey Lewis ..
Directed by: Vanessa Schwartz
Release date: 1995-03-31
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Pib and Pog

Pib and Pog

7.4/10 IMDB

Cheery kids-TV characters of Pib and Pog lose their cool with one another, sparking a manic cartoon showdown between the two.

Starring: Nigel Betts ..
Directed by: Peter Peake
Release date: 1995-01-07
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Winnie the Pooh: Un-Valentine's Day

Winnie the Pooh: Un-Valentine's Day

6.9/10 IMDB

It's the time of year when Pooh and his pals like to show how much they care. But Rabbit insists they cancel Valentine's Day because of the flood of cards that littered the Hundred Acre Wood last year! Reluctantly, everyone agrees, until someone anonymously sends Pooh a pot of honey. Contains stories from two episodes of the series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - 'Un-Valentine’s Day' and 'Three Little Piglets'

Starring: Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Andre Stojka, Paul Winchell ..
Release date: 1995-01-10

The Ten Commandments Number 8: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

6.8/10 IMDB

Offbeat animation.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1995-08-12
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Galaxy Fraulein Yuna

Galaxy Fraulein Yuna

7.0/10 IMDB

Yuna Kagurazaka won the interstellar Galaxy Fraulein contest to become the Guardian of the Light. After defeating several threats to galactic peace (As seen in the PC Engine games), old enemies have framed Yuna for attacking and demolishing her hometown. Yuna's friends now must attempt to rescue her from her pending execution, with comedic results.

Starring: Chisa Yokoyama, Miki Takahashi, Akiko Yajima, Satomi Kourogi ..
Directed by: Yamaguchi Yorifusa
Release date: 1995-09-21
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Christmas Elves

The Christmas Elves

6.7/10 IMDB

Presenting a whimsical holiday surprise package bursting with comical elfin escapades, Yuletide musical fun and brilliantly animated fairy magic!

Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1995-08-29
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Heidi


6.9/10 IMDB

After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.

Starring: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Bailee Reid, Kathleen Barr, Lillian Carlson, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Michael Donovan, Kent Gallie, Philip Maurice Hayes ..
Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi Masunaga
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Tale of Tillie's Dragon

The Tale of Tillie's Dragon

6.9/10 IMDB

Tillie finds the adventure of a lifetime with none other than "Herman" - a fire breathing dragon.

Starring: Kath Soucie, John Kassir, Wayne Powers, Frank Welker, Randy Rudy, Russi Taylor ..
Directed by: Mike Stribling
Release date: 1995-06-01

The Ten Commandments Number 3: Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day

6.8/10 IMDB

Offbeat animation.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1995-08-12

The Ten Commandments Number 4: Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother

6.7/10 IMDB

Offbeat animation.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1995-08-12
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

6.3/10 IMDB

Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi Masunaga
Release date: 1995-07-30
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : How to Make Love to a Woman

How to Make Love to a Woman

6.6/10 IMDB

An animated look at the 11 essential steps to make the pilgrim's progess from finding a woman to making love to her. Along the way, our prototypical man gets advice about her eyes, her hair, her neck, her nostrils (and how they will flare as she becomes excited), the kiss, disrobing her (be subtle yet have authority), the hug, her nipples, and kinky accessories. At every turn, even as the exultant strains of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus signal that success is upon him, there are dangers and pitfalls. The journey requires steely resolve.

Starring: Daniel Kaufman ..
Directed by: Bill Plympton
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Zone


7.0/10 IMDB

This is a film about a man without a face. His arms and legs, bound with ropes, the disabled man is still without even a shudder in a white room. A series of unusual scenes in this room expresses what lies between memories, nightmares, and violent images.

Directed by: Takashi Ito
Release date: 1995-10-11
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Life of Larry

The Life of Larry

6.6/10 IMDB

The story deals with a slob named Larry and his companion, the talking dog, Steve.

Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Newt Gingrich ..
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Black Beauty

Black Beauty

6.6/10 IMDB

Black Beauty lives with Squire Gordon and his stable girl Jenny. Squire Gordon is forced to sell Black Beauty to a cruel society lady. He is a sweet-tempered horse who through the course of his life encounters many trying experiences. He endures through his unyielding courage and faith.

Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma
Release date: 1995-05-09
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Snow White

Snow White

5.9/10 IMDB

A young princess named Snow White is sent away from her palace to live in the woods due to the jealousy of her stepmother.

Starring: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Chera Bailey, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk, Lillian Carlson, Ian James Corlett, Michael Donovan, Bailee Reid ..
Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi Masunaga
Release date: 1995-04-27
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Daisy-Head Mayzie

Daisy-Head Mayzie

6.3/10 IMDB

Daisy-Head Mayzie wakes up one morning to find a daisy has sprouted from the top of her head. Facing her classmates' taunts and her parents' dismay, Mayzie triumphs at last with the hard-won knowledge that love is more important than fame!

Starring: Francesca Smith, Henry Gibson, Tim Curry, George Hearn, Lewis Arquette, Jonathan Winters, Susan Silo, B. J. Ward, Paul Eiding, Robert Ridgely ..
Directed by: Tony Collingwood
Release date: 1995-02-05
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Magic Gift of the Snowman

Magic Gift of the Snowman

6.1/10 IMDB

Everybody knows that Christmas is the time when miracles happen. And this exciting new tale is about a cool snowman who brings a very special gift to a little girl and her family. This heartwarming original feature is a beautiful reminder that a positive attitude can help us soar on wings of imagination and keep us hopeful and happy–no matter how old we are!

Starring: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk, Lillian Carlson, Bailee Reid, Ian James Corlett, Michael Donovan, Kent Gallie, Roger Kelly ..
Directed by: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi Masunaga
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

5.8/10 IMDB

Far away, in her vast ice palace, the Snow Queen plots to rule the world by deflecting all the sun's warmth away from Earth so that it freezes over. But her mirror breaks, and on her mission to find all the missing pieces, she kidnaps Tom, who has part of the mirror in his body. Can his sister Ellie save Tom, and stop the evil Queen from achieving global dominance?

Starring: David Jason, Helen Mirren, Hugh Laurie, Ellie Beaven, Rik Mayall, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Damian Hunt, Zizi Strallen, Russell Floyd ..
Directed by: Martin Gates
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1995 : Another Froggy Evening

Another Froggy Evening

6.5/10 IMDB

Michigan J. Frog pops in and out of people's lives through history.

Starring: Jeff McCarthy, Joe Alaskey ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1995-10-06

The Ten Commandments Number 9: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour's Goods

6.8/10 IMDB

Offbeat animation.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1995-08-12

Sailor Victory

5.8/10 IMDB

In the future, five female high school students form Sailor Victory to command three giant ninja robots: Gion, Momoyama and Sagano, so that they can fight against evil in the virtual-future of Mikado City. In these two episodes, a disgraced and disgruntled city employee aims to humiliate the Sailor Victory crew by joining up with the evil Margarita. Little does he know that she is bent on destroying the city...

Starring: Hiromi Tsuru, Hinako Yoshino, Junko Shimakata, Yumi Touma, Aya Hisakawa, Hinako Yoshino, Hiromi Tsuru, Junko Shimakata, Yumi Touma, Yuri Amano ..
Directed by: Katsuhiko Nishijima
Release date: 1995-06-25

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