Best Animation Movies of 1998

1.

Mulan

6.5
7.6/10

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.

Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga, Jackie Chan, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong
Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Release date: 1998-06-18
2.

A Bug's Life

6.0
7.2/10

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

Starring: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1998-11-25
3.

The Prince of Egypt

6.0
7.1/10

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Patrick Stewart, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock
Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells
Release date: 1998-12-15
4.

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

5.4
6.5/10

The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction when she catches the eye of Kovu, the son of the evil lioness, Zira. Will Kovu steal Kiara's heart?

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Moira Kelly, Neve Campbell, Liz Callaway, Andy Dick
Directed by: Darrell Rooney
Release date: 1998-10-24
5.

Antz

5.2
6.5/10

In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.

Starring: Woody Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Danny Glover, Gene Hackman
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Release date: 1998-10-02
6.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

5.1
7.2/10

When a desperate Mr. Freeze, to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Mary Kay Bergman, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Directed by: Boyd Kirkland
Release date: 1998-03-17
7.

Quest for Camelot

4.8
6.3/10

During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.

Starring: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Gary Oldman, Don Rickles, Jane Seymour
Directed by: Frederik Du Chau
Release date: 1998-05-15
8.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

4.6
7.7/10

The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.

Starring: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B. J. Ward
Directed by: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum
Release date: 1998-09-22
9.

The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest

4.0
7.8/10

Joker goes to Metropolis with an offer and plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor while Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf

Starring: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Clancy Brown, Mark Hamill
Directed by: Toshihiko Masuda
Release date: 1998-08-18
10.

I Married a Strange Person!

3.9
7.0/10
I Married a Strange Person!
It's a heartwarming story of a newlywed couple on their wedding night. Grant, the husband, starts experiencing strange, supernatural powers and Kerry, the wife, can't cope. Whenever Grant thinks of something, it becomes reality, yet he doesn't know where these magical powers come from.
Starring: Tom Larson, Charis Michelsen, Richard Spore, Chris Cooke, Ruth Ray
Directed by: Bill Plympton
Release date: 1998-08-28
11.

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus: The Movie

3.7
8.7/10
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus: The Movie
Starring: Lorne Lanning
Directed by: Lorne Lanning
Release date: 1998-10-27
12.

The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock

3.7
5.9/10

Legends claim that Saurus Rock keeps bad luck out of the Great Valley. Is it really true? Could the mysterious Longneck named Doe be the famous Lone Dinosaur, who can defeat a Sharptooth with his lasso-like tail? To find out, Littlefoot and company must cross theiGreat Valley and face a dangerous Sharptooth themselves!

Starring: Thomas Dekker, Kenneth Mars, Anndi McAfee, Aria Curzon, Jeff Bennett
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 1998-12-01
13.

Billy's Balloon

3.7
7.2/10
Billy's Balloon
A balloon wraps itself around a young child's hand, bringing him higher and higher, much to the child's delight... but...
Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt
Release date: 1998-10-01
14.

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

3.6
4.9/10

When news of John Smith's death reaches America, Pocahontas is devastated. She sets off to London with John Rolfe, to meet with the King of England on a diplomatic mission: to create peace and respect between the two great lands. However, Governor Ratcliffe is still around; he wants to return to Jamestown and take over. He will stop at nothing to discredit the young princess.

Starring: Irene Bedard, Jim Cummings, Donal Gibson, Finola Hughes, Linda Hunt
Directed by: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond
Release date: 1998-08-04
15.

The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom

3.6
5.8/10

The royal couple Odette and Derek face yet another evil magician, this time a woman named Zelda. Lusting for the treasure of the Forbidden Arts, which will give her absolute power, Zelda kidnaps Odette as ransom. Derek and several animal friends head off to rescue Odette

Starring: Michelle Nicastro, Brian Nissen, Joseph Medrano, Steve Vinovich, Christy Landers
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1998-08-04
16.

Belle's Magical World

3.6
5.4/10

Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth and the rest of those zany castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three magical, storybook adventures. This direct-to-video anthology serves as a "sequel" to Disney's animated hit film. In "The Perfect World," Belle and the Beast learn about forgiveness. In "Fifi's Folly," Lumiere's girlfriend is jealous of his bond with Belle. And in "Broken Wing," the Beast learns to be kind to an injured bird.

Starring: Robby Benson, Paige O'Hara, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, Kimmy Robertson
Directed by: Cullen Blaine, Dale Case
Release date: 1998-02-17
17.

Bunny

3.6
6.7/10
Bunny
Bunny, an elderly rabbit who uses a walker, is in her kitchen one night baking a cake. A photograph from her wedding day is on her wall. A pesky and persistent moth bangs about the kitchen. She shoos it outside, turns off the porch light, and returns to her baking. The moth finds its way back into the kitchen, she bats it with a wooden spoon, and it falls into the mix. She stirs it up, pours the batter into a pan, and pops it into the oven. But the moth isn't done: it has a different mission, turning the oven into a portal, and inviting Bunny on a voyage of reunion.
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 1998-01-01
18.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie

3.3
5.8/10
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Young Rudolph suffers a childhood accident that sees his nose turn from the publicly accepted norm of black to a glowing red colour. His parents worry about him getting teased, and indeed he does in the end. When he is beaten in the reindeer games by his rival for a doe he fancies, Rudolph runs away and moves into a cave with Slyly the Fox. However can he overcome his fear and reach his true poten
Starring: Eric Pospisil, Kathleen Barr, John Goodman, Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Reynolds
Directed by: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Release date: 1998-10-16
19.

Gogwana

3.1
7.4/10
Gogwana
A short film about a family of prehistoric characters.
Starring: Marie Clifford, Gillian Elisa, Dafydd Emyr, Josie Lawrence, Rob Rackstraw
Directed by: Sion Jones, Joe Turner, Michael Mort
Release date: 1998-12-25
20.

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

3.0
5.7/10
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
Based on the book by Thomas M. Disch and intended as the third film in the series, this sequel was finished and released prior to 'The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue'. Whilst trying to protect their new "Little Master" the anthropomorphic appliances set off on an epic adventure and make many new friends along the way.
Starring: Deanna Oliver, Thurl Ravenscroft, Roger Kabler, Carol Channing, Stephen Tobolowsky
Directed by: Robert C. Ramirez
Release date: 1998-05-19

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