Best Animation Movies of 1997

1.

Hercules

6.2

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
Directed by: John Musker, Ron Clements
Release date: 1997-06-20
2.

Anastasia

6.1

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

Starring: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Angela Lansbury, Hank Azaria
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 1997-11-20
3.

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

4.3
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A full length animated film for all the family to enjoy. 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
Directed by: Karl Geurs
Release date: 1997-08-05
4.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

3.8

Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season...

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Bernadette Peters
Directed by: Andrew Knight
Release date: 1997-11-11
5.

The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain

3.8

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
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1997-01-01
6.

Lily and Jim

3.7
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Lily and Jim are interviewed about their disastrous blind date.
Starring: Robert May, Karin Anger
Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt
Release date: 1997-01-01
7.

Cats Don't Dance

3.7

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
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Release date: 1997-03-26
8.

The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island

3.7

This fourth sequel in the series finds "leaf gobblers" eating all the vegetation in Great Valley, driving Littlefoot, the young brontosaurus, and the other dinosaur inhabitants out. Arguments break out among the adults during migration, and Littlefoot and his friends decide to take matters in their own hands by crossing the "big water" to an unknown island. There they meet an old friend from The Land Before Time II--Chomper, the T-rex, who has to protect the gang from his own, carnivorous parents. Plenty of drama in this one, and as the series has been wont to do from the beginning, it shows adults as sometimes being less than perfect.

Starring: John Ingle, Brandon Lacroix, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Anndi McAfee
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 1997-09-12
9.

Annabelle's Wish

3.6

A lovable calf named Annabelle born on Christmas Eve has a very special wish... to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. Based on the farm legend that Santa gives voices to the animals for one day each year, this tender tale of friendship and compassion begins when Annabelle makes friends with Billy, a young boy who cannot talk, and a friendly bunch of barnyard animals. Together they contend with Billy's mean aunt and the bullies in the neighborhood. Annabelle shows everyone the true meaning of Christmas by making one very special wish come true.

Starring: Randy Travis, Kath Soucie, Aria Noelle Curzon, Jerry Van Dyke, Jennifer Darling
Directed by: Roy Wilson
Release date: 1997-10-21
10.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Wyrd Sisters

3.2
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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
11.

Soul Music

3.1

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
Directed by: Jean Flynn
Release date: 1997-05-12
12.

Stage Fright

2.9

Out of favour and out of luck, dog-juggling vaudevillian Tiny has one last shot at redemption, if he can overcome the menace of the dark-hearted silent movie star Arnold Hew.

Starring: Graham Fellows
Directed by: Steve Box
Release date: 1997-11-19
13.

Anastasia

2.8
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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
14.

Pingu: A Very Special Wedding

2.6
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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.
Directed by: Seishi Katto, Javier Garcia
Release date: 1997-01-01
15.

A Christmas Carol

2.6

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
Directed by: Stan Phillips
Release date: 1997-01-01
16.

Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation

2.4
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The quality programming you've been waiting for! You'll laugh your guts out all over the floor... Contains; Scotty Opener, No Neck Joe, No Neck Joe II, Dumb-Big-Fat-Stupid Baby, Baby's New Formula, How To Make Love To A Woman, Rick The Dick In Tie-Died Dick, Schindler's Fist, Jurassic Fart, Dogpile, Horndog, Brian's Brain, The Cat -Cow And Beautiful Fish, Finger Food, Slaughter Day, Petey's Wake, Dogpile II, Oh-Crappy Day,Triassic Parking Lot, Spaghetti Snot, Chainsaw Bob In A Cult Classic, Stubbs, Lloyd's Lunchbox, Wrong Hole, Gun-Zipper-Snot, Empty Roll, Hut Sluts, Rick The Dick In Hospital Hell, Wastes Away, Phull Phrontal Phingers, The Birth Of Brian, Home Honey I'm High, Lloyd Loses His Lunch, Illusion Of Life, Lloyd's Lunchbox III.
Starring: Jennifer Wilson
Directed by: Walter Santucci
Release date: 1997-11-20
17.

Spider-Man The Return of the Green Goblin

1.9
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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
Release date: 1997-07-12
18.

Bad Baby

1.2
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Approaching his second birthday, Baby is still quite a handful for his long-suffering sister and parents. He's very demanding, hard to put to sleep, and they can't take their eyes off him for a minute. Dad has as much trouble with his boss ignoring his ability in the supermarket where he's general manager, as with Baby creating a 99-cent sale for all stock. And Mum is trying to make a name for herself baking cakes, but Baby keeps adding "eccentric" ingredients to the mix! On top of all this, Baby's teddy-bear, Baba, goes missing, and everyone goes nuts trying to find it, then replace it, while not constantly reminding Baby of its absence...
Starring: James Belushi, Kathleen Turner, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen
Directed by: Tom Burton
Release date: 1997-04-06
19.

The Amazing Feats of Young Hercules

1.1
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When Hercules misuses his might, Zeus banishes him from Mt. Olympus. In order to return home, he must prove his worth by facing four perilous tasks on earth. Because he has abused his mighty powers, Young Hercules is banished from Mt. Olympus by his father Zues. In order to return he must prove himself worth by facing challenges of Earth. Follow the perils and adventures of Hercules and his sidekick Falina, a princess who's been turned into a sable. Hercules defeats the Stymphalian birds, which are drawn as robots, and the Hydra, a clumsy three-headed dragon. He also tangles with a Gorgon (borrowed from the legend of Perseus) and goes after some golden apples.
Starring: Kathleen Doyle, Alison Fraser, Jack Grimes, Barbara Jean Kearney
Directed by: Skinny Wen
Release date: 1997-07-15
20.

The End of Evangelion: Air

0.0
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Teenager Shinji Ikari is the pilot of Evangelion Unit 01, one of several giant cyborgs designed to fight hostile supernatural entities called Angels. Distraught over the death of his friend Kaworu Nagisa, Shinji visits fellow pilot Asuka Langley Soryu in a hospital and masturbates to her comatose body...
Starring: Megumi Ogata
Release date: 1997-07-19

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