Best Animation Movies of 1997

1.

Hercules

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

Starring: Tate Donovan, Josh Keaton, Roger Bart, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Bobcat Goldthwait, Matt Frewer, Rip Torn, Samantha Eggar ..
Directed by: John Musker, Ron Clements
Release date: 1997-06-20
2.

Anastasia

6.1
7.1/10 IMDB

This animated adventure spins a more optimistic twist on the long-mythicized story of the "lost daughter" of Russia's last czar. A wicked sorcerer places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia is separated from them during their attempts to escape from a rowdy revolt seizing their palace. Years later, after growing up with amnesia in an orphanage, "Anya" encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by the Dowager Empress Marie, for the return of her missing granddaughter. They decide to travel together to visit the Empress in Paris. Will Anya finally be reunited with her remaining family and find a loving home at last?

Starring: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Angela Lansbury, Hank Azaria, Kelsey Grammer, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Andrea Martin, Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ..
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 1997-11-20
3.

Geri's Game

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

An aging codger named Geri plays a daylong game of chess in the park against himself. Somehow, he begins losing to his livelier opponent. But just when the game's nearly over, Geri manages to turn the tables.

Starring: Bob Peterson ..
Directed by: Jan Pinkava
Release date: 1997-11-24
4.

Cats Don't Dance

4.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Starring: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon, Lindsay Ridgeway, Frank Welker, Debi Derryberry, Don Knotts, George Kennedy, John Rhys-Davies ..
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Release date: 1997-03-26
5.

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

4.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Pooh gets confused when Christopher Robin leaves him a note to say that he has gone back to school after the holidays. So Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit go in search of Christopher Robin which leads to a big adventure.

Starring: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Paul Winchell, Peter Cullen, Brady Bluhm, Andre Stojka, David Warner, Steven Schatzberg, Frankie J. Galasso ..
Directed by: Karl Geurs
Release date: 1997-08-05
6.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, Haley Joel Osment, Paul Reubens, Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Andrew Knight
Release date: 1997-11-11
7.

Todd McFarlane's Spawn

4.1
8.5/10 IMDB

Todd McFarlane's Spawn is an animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It is also released on DVD as a film series. It is based on the Spawn comic series from Image Comics, and was nominated for and won an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Animation Program (longer than one hour)

Starring: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Michael Nicolosi, Dominique Jennings, John Rafter Lee, Victor Love ..
Directed by: Eric Radomski
Release date: 1997-05-15
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Æon Flux
8.

Æon Flux

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-lover Trevor Goodchild. Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society, while Bregna embodies a police state[4]—referred to on one occasion as a republic by Goodchild.[5] Although Bregna is shown to be repressive, in the first full-length episode, "Utopia or Deuteranopia?", Clavius, the president deposed by Goodchild, is described by a questioning journalist as having been democratically elected. In the same episode, an upper house of parliament is also mentioned by the character Gildemere.

Starring: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher, Steffan Chirazi, Alex Fernandez, Paul Raci, Susan Turner-Cray, Japhet Asher, Andrea Carvajal ..
Directed by: Peter Chung
Release date: 1997-09-03
9.

Soul Music

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The young druid Imp y Celyn comes to Ankh-Morpork to become a famous musician, but a new guitar from a mysterious shop possesses him with a new kind of music - the Music with Rocks In. To make matters worse, Death, saddened by the death of his adopted daughter, has gone away to try and forget, and his granddaughter Susan suddenly has the family duty passed on to her.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Andy Hockley, Debra Gillett, Neil Morrissey, Bernard Wrigley, Bryan Pringle ..
Directed by: Jean Flynn
Release date: 1997-05-12
10.

The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain

3.8
5.6/10 IMDB

The first wedding anniversary of Princess Odette and Prince Derek is distracted by field fires set by Knuckles. His master Clavius, wants to conquer the world, and he needs to capture a giant orb to do that. Clavius kidnaps Queen Uberta and Odette with Derek have to save her.

Starring: Michelle Nicastro, Douglas Sills, Steve Vinovich, Joseph Medrano, James Arrington, Rosie Mann, Jake Williamson ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1997-01-01
11.

The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island

3.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A plague of locusts strikes the Great Valley and decimates the plants . When the adults in the herd begin fighting over the scarce resources, young Littlefoot and his friends Petrie, Cera, Ducky and Spike split off from the main group, becoming stranded on an island after their path was destroyed by a tsunami. As they search for a way off the island, they encounter an old acquaintance who may become friend or foe.

Starring: John Ingle, Brandon La Croix, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Anndi McAfee, Jeff Bennett, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Tress MacNeille, Cannon Young ..
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 1997-09-12
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Tales of a Worm Paranoia
12.

Tales of a Worm Paranoia

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Johnny is a peaceful and forgiving worm until a human steps on him repeatedly. As a result, the worm becomes paranoid and angered at the human race, seeking revenge.

Starring: Patrick Pinney, Mary Gross ..
Directed by: Eddie Fitzgerald
Release date: 1997-11-27
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Lily and Jim
13.

Lily and Jim

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Lily and Jim are interviewed about their disastrous blind date, in Don Hertzfeldt's third student film.

Starring: Robert May, Karin Anger ..
Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt
Release date: 1997-01-01
14.

Annabelle's Wish

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Annabelle - a calf who has a special wish for Christmas - wants to be a reindeer and help Santa Claus drive his sleigh as he delivers his presents! Annabelle's friends tell her not to get her hopes up, but to everyone's surprise, Santa does indeed meet up with Annabelle, and the calf gets to help Santa make the holiday special for one young boy.

Starring: Randy Travis, Kath Soucie, Aria Noelle Curzon, Jerry Van Dyke, Jennifer Darling, Jerry Houser, Steve Mackall, Mary Kay Bergman, Tress MacNeille, Brian Cummings ..
Directed by: Roy Wilson
Release date: 1997-10-21
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Bride of Resistor
15.

Bride of Resistor

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Resistor tries to catch himself a woman.

Directed by: Mark Gustafson
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Spider-Man: The Return of the Green Goblin
16.

Spider-Man: The Return of the Green Goblin

3.5
8.2/10 IMDB

The Webslinger faces the ultimate challenge when his arch-nemesis discovers his identity and kidnaps his one true love, Mary Jane Watson.

Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine ..
Directed by: Bob Richardson, Keiko Oyamada
Release date: 1997-07-12
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Tales from the Far Side II
17.

Tales from the Far Side II

3.4
7.7/10 IMDB

An anthology of original animated shorts in the style and theme of Gary Larson's Far Side comics.

Directed by: Marv Newland, Gary Larson
Release date: 1997-01-01
18.

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Those fun-loving eletrical appliances from the acclaimed animated hit 'The Brave Little Toaster' are back in an action-packed adventure with four all-new songs. This heartfelt and humorous full-length feature reunites Toaster, Blanky, Lampy, Radio and Kirby the vacuum cleaner--the beloved household gadgets of college student Rob. When Toaster and the gang spark freindships with the playful animals at the veterinary hospital, they soon discover their new pals are about to be sent to a testing laboratory. Through teamwork (and combined voltage), they embark on a hilarious rescue to save all the animals, including Sebastion, a wise monkey, and Maisie, the doting mother cat with kittens.Treat your entire family to 'The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue', an imaginative film bursting with colorful animation, high-energy music and characters that'll warm your heart at the push of a button!

Starring: Jessica Tuck, Chris Young, Roger Kabler, Deanna Oliver, Eric Lloyd, Thurl Ravenscroft, Andrew Daly, Jonathan Benair, Timothy Stack, Andy Milder ..
Directed by: Robert C. Ramirez
Release date: 1997-11-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Wyrd Sisters
19.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Wyrd Sisters

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

The Discworld, that is, as created by Terry Pratchett in his riotous series of sci-fi/fantasy books. Discworld is populated by a cast of characters straight out of folklore and mythology, only a whole lot funnier. Take the Wyrd Sisters, for instance (they don't like that handle one bit, by the way), whose story is brought to life in this animated series. A motley trio of hardworking witches, they get mixed up in a royal mess when a murdered king's baby son is entrusted to their care. Though they hate meddling, the witches must wrest the kingdom from the loopy duke and his she-devil wife.

Release date: 1997-01-01
20.

VeggieTales: Very Silly Songs

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

In every VeggieTales video, Larry the Cucumber sings one of his special "Silly Songs with Larry". This video contains many of the most popular Silly Songs, hosted by The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (who debut a Silly Song of their own).

Starring: Daniel Anderson, Mike Nawrocki, Jim Poole, Mike Sage, Lisa Vischer, Phil Vischer ..
Directed by: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Chris Olsen
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : The Willows in Winter
21.

The Willows in Winter

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Hailed as the "rightful heir" to "The Wind in the Willows", William Horwood's critically acclaimed sequel comes to magical life in this beautifully animated feature-length classic. Join four of the best-loved characters in children's literature for their heart-warming and hilarious new adventure along the Riverbank, narrated by Academy Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave.

Starring: Alan Bennett, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall, Michael Palin, Vanessa Redgrave, Enn Reitel, Adrian Scarborough, Zoot Lynam, James Villiers, David Sinclair ..
Directed by: Dave Unwin
Release date: 1997-06-16
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Redux Riding Hood
22.

Redux Riding Hood

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Years after failing to catch Little Red Riding Hood, the obsessed Wolf tries again.

Starring: Garrison Keillor, Michael Richards, Mia Farrow, Lacey Chabert, June Foray, Don Rickles, Adam West, Fabio ..
Directed by: Steve Moore
Release date: 1997-08-05
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Animaland
23.

Animaland

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

ANIMALAND consists of nine (9) animal stories, which might be compared to the characterizations and style of "Bambi". Lost for nearly fifty years, this collection contains nine animated short stories produced and directed by David Hand, one of the creative talents behind such legendary Disney features as "Snow White" and "Fantasia." Available for the first time in the U.S., and filled with lovable animated characters, this historic video collection features such endearing titles as: "The Ostrich," "Ginger Nutt's Forest Dragon" and "The Lion."

Directed by: Bert Felstead
Release date: 1997-05-15
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : A Rugrats Vacation
24.

A Rugrats Vacation

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

The adults decide to bring the babies and Angelica to Las Vegas on vacation. Tommy convinces the babies to help him find the tigers. Angelica hopes to sing while in Las Vegas.

Starring: Michael Bell, Cheryl Chase, Melanie Chartoff, Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Tress MacNeille ..
Directed by: Toni Vian
Release date: 1997-07-08
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Star Wars: Ewoks - Tales from the Endor Woods
25.

Star Wars: Ewoks - Tales from the Endor Woods

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Wicket remembers four memorable adventures from his youth: how he fixed up his great grandfather's battle wagon, the occasion when Latara ran away from the Ewok village to join the traveling Jindas, the time his father Deej fell terrible ill and the story of Kneesa's long lost sister, Asha.

Starring: Jim Henshaw, Cree Summer, Douglas Chamberlain, Eric Peterson, John Stocker, Greg Swanson, Richard Donat, Nonnie Griffin, Ron James, George Buza ..
Directed by: Raymond Jafelice
Release date: 1997-02-11
26.

Winnie the Pooh Learning: Helping Others

2.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Winnie the Pooh and friends teach us to help others.

Starring: Jim Cummings, Andre Stojka ..
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Mission of Darkness
27.

Mission of Darkness

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Equal parts horror and hilarity, it's a mission impossible to forget when a giant naked alien woman battles a giant alien phallus with the fate of the world in the balance! A monstrous alien appendage lands on earth and immediately begins invading every woman it encounters. The army figures out that it's attracted to female hormones and gathers the largest force of prostitutes it can muster to lure the beast to its doom, but that many hookers and that many soldiers ensures some "privates" engaging in some unorthodox military maneuvers. All looks hopeless as the monster shaft engorges itself to titanic proportions, until an equally big, bare alien bounty hunter babe shows up to fight the beast. Win or lose, you can be sure that everyone's going to experience a night they'll never forget!

Starring: Nicole Sheridan, Kikumoto Futoshi ..
Directed by: ???, Kotaro Ran
Release date: 1997-09-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Pony Glass
28.

Pony Glass

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen gets his own story. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy meets boy!

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Release date: 1997-10-09
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : VeggieTales: Josh and the Big Wall
29.

VeggieTales: Josh and the Big Wall

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A lesson in obedience, it's the Bible story of Joshua and the Walls of Jericho as told by our beloved Veggies. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, the children of Israel finally get to go to the Promised Land! Only one little thing they've overlooked ... the city of Jericho and its massive wall! Josh will have to decide whether it's better to do things his way or God's way!

Starring: Phil Vischer, Lisa Vischer, Mike Nawrocki ..
Directed by: Phil Vischer, Chris Olsen
Release date: 1997-09-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Star Wars: Ewoks - The Haunted Village
30.

Star Wars: Ewoks - The Haunted Village

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Morag the Tulga Witch seeks revenge on her old enemy Logray, shaman of the Ewoks, who holds the magic Sunstar while she possesses it's darker half, the Shadowstone.

Starring: Jim Henshaw, Cree Summer, George Buza, Melleny Melody, Jackie Burroughs, Douglas Chamberlain, Paul Chato, Leanne Coppen, Alyson Court, Don Francks ..
Directed by: Raymond Jafelice
Release date: 1997-02-11
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Pippi Longstocking
31.

Pippi Longstocking

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

Pippi is a little girl who lives alone in her house, while her father is sailing the seas. With Pippi we meet her horse, her monkey and her two friends Tommy and Anika. Together they go on many journeys through the neighborhood.

Starring: Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Carole Pope, Dave Thomas, Gordon Pinsent, Wayne Robson, Noah Reid, Olivia Garratt, Karen Bernstein, Rick Jones ..
Directed by: Michael Schaack, Clive A. Smith
Release date: 1997-08-20
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Sex & Violence
32.

Sex & Violence

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

In eight minutes, animator Bill Plympton gives us 24 vignettes: seven are clearly about sex, 10 about violence, and seven others deal with human frailties, particularly the body as it ages. There are three stories of persons with confused priorities (including a guy tying his shoe while parachuting); the world's first phone sex; and a clever, if dangerous, way to find a lost key. Except for the titles of each sketch and a couple of jokes that turn on noise, these are visual trips into the psyche of men, women, God, animals, and Time (the enemy of us all).

Directed by: Bill Plympton
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Dining Out with Timon & Pumbaa
33.

Dining Out with Timon & Pumbaa

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Join Timon and Pumbaa, your favourite friends from The Lion King, for outrageous laughs and high-spirited, globe-trotting adventures. Set sail for France in 'French Fried' as the evil chef, Quint, tries to turn their snail friend into a tasty entree of escargot. It's on with the show and the dance tights when Pumba has to perform with the 'Boarshoi' ballet in 'Russia Hour'. Then, it's off 'To Killimanjaro Bird' where the feathers fly when Timon and Pumbaa baby-sit a little eagle. Last stop, the U.S.A. in 'Rocky Mountain Lie'. Pumbaa makes friends with a stinkbug... that is, until Timon mistakes it for a grub and eats it!

Starring: Ernie Sabella, Quinton Flynn, Corey Burton, Dee Bradley Baker, Jim Cummings, Jess Harnell, April Winchell ..
Directed by: Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway
Release date: 1997-08-15
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Stage Fright
34.

Stage Fright

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A vaudevillian's act involving the juggling of dogs is no longer a hit. He and his partner must face a brutal villain and assorted obstacles in order to secure their future.

Starring: Graham Fellows, Tess Daulton ..
Directed by: Steve Box
Release date: 1997-11-19
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Star Wars Droids: The Pirates and the Prince
35.

Star Wars Droids: The Pirates and the Prince

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Artoo, Threepio and a broken down android are traded into the hands of young miner Jann Tosh. The android turns out to be an alien with amnesia and a price on his head. It is in fact Mon Julpa, prince of Tammuz-an, who has been put in this predicament by the power hungry vizier Zatec-Cha. Jann, the droids, and a female freight pilot named Jessica Meade help Julpa claim his throne, battle the Pirates of Tarnoonga and settle a dispute with Tammuz-an clan leader Lord Toda. Written by Il Tesoro

Starring: Anthony Daniels ..
Release date: 1997-10-26
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : When Life Departs
36.

When Life Departs

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Illustrations of the thoughts children's have about death.

Directed by: Stefan Fjeldmark, Karsten Kiilerich
Release date: 1997-10-31
37.

The Chain

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The film begins with a little kid making a splashy red picture and licking and puking on it. Then, oddly, people behave as if the picture is amazingly important. Later, it seems that this childish scrawl is somehow a map of the mythical city of El Dorado and people are willing to kill to get it. Eventually, a group of colonists use it to dig and dig for this treasure--only to end up blowing themselves up. Then, the natives all celebrate and live happily ever after.

Directed by: Phil Mulloy
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : On Holiday With Timon & Pumbaa
38.

On Holiday With Timon & Pumbaa

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Join Timon and Pumbaa, your favourite friends from The Lion King, for outrageous laughs and high-spirited, globe-trotting adventures. First destination - Africa. In 'Kenya Be My Friend', Timon and Pumbaa forget how to be friends when Timon forgets 'Bestest Best Friend Day'. In 'South Sea Sick', Timon plays doctor when Pumbaa eats a bad bug - but the cure may kill first. Then in 'Uganda Be An Elephant', Pumbaa learns he's happy just being himself after he tries to be one of the more popular animals in the jungle. Then, it's off to Central America in 'How To Beat The High Costa Rica'. A crook and his money are soon parted when Timon and Pumbaa try to recover stolen money from the evil bank robber, Quint.

Starring: Quinton Flynn, Ernie Sabella, Charlie Adler, Rodger Bumpass, Corey Burton, Frank Welker, April Winchell ..
Directed by: Roberts Gannaway
Release date: 1997-08-14
39.

Planetary Traveler

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

This computer-animated mini-movie follows the adventures of an advanced alien race called the Phleig, who are searching for a mythical planet which they believe holds the key to the mysteries of the universe. Along the way, the Phleig, aboard their flagship Infinity's Child, encounter many beautiful and diverse worlds.

Starring: Nathan House ..
Directed by: Jan Nickman
Release date: 1997-11-12
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : The Greatest is the Least
40.

The Greatest is the Least

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

The Greatest is Least is the story of how a man named Blastus tries to improve his standing with King Herod Agrippa by arranging a celebration with the neighboring lands of Tyre and Sidon. Blastus is shocked to find out Agrippa is already determined he must become the supreme ruler and has decided to invade these countries.

Starring: Ivan Crosland, William Dennis Hunt, Al Michaels, Jack Fletcher, Jim J. Bullock, Jeff Simmons, Gar Campbell, Marion Calvert, Mark Ciglar, Neil Vipond ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1997-06-01
41.

The Ugly Duckling

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

The Ugly Duckling teams up with friend Scruffy, and the lovable misfits embark on a journey that helps them realize that their differences are what make them special.

Starring: Peter Bayliss, Michael Bell, Jon David Bush, Christian Campbell, Maria Darling, Avriel Epps, Robert Waiting, Rosie Glossop, Kathryn Hasty, Dayle Hodge ..
Directed by: Martin Gates, David Elvin
Release date: 1997-09-04
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Hercules
42.

Hercules

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Journey back in time to an age of ancient mysteries, superhuman deeds and breathtaking, mythical adventures in this thrillingly animated story of the most powerful hero to walk the earth!

Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1997-02-11
43.

VeggieTales: LarryBoy & the Fib from Outer Space!

2.7
7.3/10 IMDB

With his dad's bowling plate in pieces, Junior Asparagus has to think fast. But when his new friend encourages him to tell a little white lie, he finds that making a lie bigger and bigger can get you stuck in it.

Starring: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Lisa Vischer, Tim Gregory, Kristin Blegen, Natalia Lozano, Dan Anderson, Jim Poole, Lesly Benodin ..
Directed by: Phil Vischer, Chris Olsen
Release date: 1997-04-11
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Anastasia
44.

Anastasia

2.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Young Russian Princess Anastasia is the cherished daughter of the mighty Czar Nicholas. Anastasia’s perfect world changes forever when the evil monk Rasputin topples the Czar from power. Anastasia falls in love with the dashing young soldier, Alexander, who helps the young princess flee for her life.

Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1997-05-20
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas
45.

Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, the reindeer, and discover for yourself why Christmas is best kept to one day a year!

Starring: Kevin Clash, Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Martin P. Robinson, Maya Angelou, Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Nelson, Harvey Fierstein ..
Directed by: Emily Squires
Release date: 1997-09-03
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Pingu at the Wedding Party
46.

Pingu at the Wedding Party

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

It's excitement all round when a wedding invitation arrives and the Pingu family make their way to the gathering. However things do not go quite as planned with an absentee groom, a new arrival and the havoc wreaked by a damaged gift.

Starring: Carlo Bonomi, Pietro Ubaldi ..
Directed by: Seishi Katto, Javier Garcia
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Babe, He Calls Me
47.

Babe, He Calls Me

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Melvin's saga continues as his partnership with Malcom is compromised by an urban superhero's intrusion. Meanwhile, Melvin's mother aids a criminal after being unable to meet with her son.

Starring: Ralph Bakshi, Jodi Daley, Barbara Rosenblat, Craig Marin ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1997-11-28
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Mysterious Journey
48.

Mysterious Journey

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A lyric, poetic, and visionary trip through outer and inner space. Beautiful and profound, spiritual and sensual, speaks the language of the soul.

Directed by: Jordan Belson
Release date: 1997-08-10
49.

A Christmas Carol

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

One of the best-loved holiday stories of all time is back in this animated, musical version of Charles Dickens' most famous tale. An all-star voice lineup features Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Michael York and Tim Curry as Scrooge. Come share the joy as cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge, the man who "bah-humbugged" his way through Christmas, discovers the true holiday spirit after he's visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. With original music and eight great songs, this uplifting, animated tale is destined to become a new holiday classic.

Starring: Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York, Ed Asner, Frank Welker, Kath Soucie, Jodi Benson, John Garry, Amick Byram, Ian Whitcomb ..
Directed by: Stan Phillips
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Animation Movies of 1997 : Computer Animation Classics
50.

Computer Animation Classics

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Powered by breathtaking, pioneering achievements in computer-generated imagery, "Computer Animation Classics" is a sensory-overloading, roller coaster ride into the wildly experimental early years of digital animation. Featuring over two dozen works of soaring visual wizardry, this collector's edition video includes Mick Jagger's classic landmark music video "Hard Woman". You'll also discover a stunning array of seldom-seen, computer animated gems, including the sexy robot commercial spot "Brilliance", lavishly produced foreign TV commercials, and the lyrically hypnotic "Eurhythmy." It's a journey into whimsy, wonder and fantasy as you witness the dawn of a dazzling new art form.

Release date: 1997-04-12

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