Best Animation Movies of 2000
For the Birds
One by one, a flock of small birds perches on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, and then comes along a large dopey bird that tries to join them. The birds of a feather can't help but make fun of him - and their clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end.
The Emperor's New Groove
Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha's village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn't destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.
The Road to El Dorado
After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled inhabitants promptly begin to worship them as gods. The only question is, do they take the worshipful natives for all they're worth, or is there a bit more to El Dorado than riches?
Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Ginger the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decide to rebel and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy and their farm of doom.
An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight, Terry McGinnis, needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.
A young man finds out that he holds the key to restoring hope and ensuring survival for the human race, while an alien species called the Drej are bent on mankind's destruction.
Scooby-Doo's Creepiest Capers
Join the spook-busting, case-cracking, snack-munching fun as Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang gear up for four of their most frightening adventures ever! Traveling the globe on their ongoing quest to trip up crooks (and chow down on munchies), Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma tangle with a supernatural assortment of eerie adversaries. Facing multiple monsters, ghouls galore and gobs of ghosts, our top-dog detective and those "meddling kids" will stop at nothing to get their ghoul as they confront SCOOBY-DOO'S CREEPIEST CAPERS!
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Set several years after the first film, Ariel and Prince Eric are happily married with a daughter, Melody. In order to protect Melody from the Sea Witch, Morgana, they have not told her about her mermaid heritage. Melody is curious and ventures into the sea, where she meets new friends. But will she become a pawn in Morgana's quest to take control of the ocean from King Triton?
A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity. 2001 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Short Film.
The Tigger Movie
Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Rabbit are preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore, the perennially dejected donkey, but Tigger's continual bouncing interrupts their efforts. Rabbit suggests that Tigger go find others of his kind to bounce with, but Tigger thinks "the most wonderful thing about tiggers is" he's "the only one!" Just in case though, the joyously jouncy feline sets out to see if he can find relatives.
Joseph: King of Dreams
In this animated retelling of the story from the Bible's Book of Genesis, Joseph's gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat inspires jealousy in his brothers.
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
A group of rambunctious toddlers travel a trip to Paris. As they journey from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, they learn new lessons about trust, loyalty and love.
An Extremely Goofy Movie
It's all extreme sports and a life of freedom as Max sets off for college -- but Goofy misses Max so much he loses his job and goes to finish college alongside Max and his friends. But as Goofy tries to get closer to Max, both must go to the extreme to learn how to live their own lives together.
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
A cosmic case of flying saucers, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang into their most unearthly adventure ever.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
As Alvin struggles with nightmares involving werewolves, the school play of Jekyll & Hyde is in jeopardy when the lead, Alvin, is suspended. In an attempt to boost his confidence, the drama teacher suggests Theodore, who's suddenly going through some canine changes.
Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?'
Daria is a 16-year-old girl who is a little too smart and funny to fit in with the crowd. It’s summertime and the livin' is hard. Daria finds herself forced into volunteering at the OK To Cry Corral, a summer camp for the overly sensitive and those who'd like to be.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
Buzz Lightyear must battle Emperor Zurg with the help of three hopefuls who insist on being his partners.
When Spongebob first learns of Christmas and Santa from Sandy, he wastes no time to notify everyone in Bakini Bottom. Before long, everyone in town is exited and stays up all night on Christmas Eve to see Santa. But when he doesn't come all hope is lost for The Bakini Bottom's first Christmas. Is Christmas lost forever, or is there a snowball's chance of the holiday spirit coming underwater?
The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire
Littlefoot and his pals set off in search of a "stone of cold fire" that fell from the night sky. Since he's the only one who has seen it though, nobody really believes him. Petrie's uncle Pterano offers support only because he thinks the stone has secret powers and wants it for himself but conceals this from the rest. The young dinos must figure out the truth, before Pterano gets the power.
A larger-than-life tale about the African-American hero born with a hammer in his hand. Join John Henry on a scenic journey from cotton country to the wilderness, where he finds men of all colors working together to build a great railroad.
The Dirt on Soap
How soap cleans? Part of the Science Please! collection for children.
Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire
Robbie the Reindeer (voiced by Ardal O'Hanlon) arrives at the North Pole, ready to take his place as navigator on Santa's Christmas sleigh team. However, Robbie is soon plagued by doubt regarding his ability, and sets out to regain his self-respect and the admiration of his team-mates. This festive animated tale also features the voices of Jane Horrocks, Steve Coogan, Caroline Quentin and Harry Enfield, and features a script co-written by 'Blackadder' writer Richard Curtis.
Heavy Metal 2000
Upon discovery of a shard of what could be the Loc-Nar, a miner named Tyler becomes possessed with an insatiable hunger for power and a thirst for immortality. On his way to the planet of youth, Tyler wipes out most of a space colony and kidnaps a beautiful young woman. His only mistake is that he doesn't kill her sister, Julie, who then sets out on a mission of rescue and revenge.
The World of Stainboy
Local superhero Stainboy hunts down a series of oddball villains harnessing bizarre powers.
Can Sammy, Bill, and Finger get their "Teammate" roll on, AND solve the riddle... of the griddle? Contemplate this savage mystery and thrill to the restaurantics of these three greasy teen cretins as they bewilder their way through the madness of the shadows of the night, fighting demons!. This 12 minute computer animated film beams the future of fast food directly up in ya through the cryptic aether, and this may be out of your mind! So, yo homeskillet! Warm up with a hot bowel of chili now at BANJO GYRO!
The Miracle Maker
A mother and father in search of help for their sick daughter cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, who has devoted his life to spreading God's word. An amazing miracle brings to light the true meaning of Christ, and the sacrifices he endured for the deliverance of mankind. A compelling story of faith, trust, and devotion.
Kog-Head and Meatus
The titular duo, tasked with intercepting a monstrous robot set to destroy their town, quarrel until they lose their vehicle's fuel: a live hamster.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
Arthur, D.W., and their family and friends prepare to make the best Christmas ever in Elwood City - but obstacles get in their way.
Winnie the Pooh: Spookable Pooh
In a "Knight to Remember", during a rainy day in Christopher Robin’s attic, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore play a game of chess which ends up becoming a little too real. Next, in "Rock-a-Bye Pooh Bear", a stormy nightmare proves to be no picnic for Piglet. Now he's afraid to go to sleep and it's up to Pooh, Rabbit and Tigger to show their friend that dreary dreams do not come true.
Samurai Jack: Digital Animation Test
Experience the genesis of Samurai Jack in a short animation test.
Redwall The Movie
Redwall is a compelling tale of fantasy, courage and adventure; the fable of a daunting quest to recover a legendary lost weapon and the classic strugle between good and evil. The delightful world of Redwall - a place of peace and beauty, companionship and courage - has captured the dedication of millions of readers worldwide. See the story brought to life!
Threads - A Pond Full of Pigs plus Patches' Present
In "A Pond Full of Pigs", Rags causes a disaster when he mistreats someone's Pig Horn, and in "Patches' Present", Patches' birthday surprise is ruined until the gang runs into a room of elephants.
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. Rocky and Bullwinkle must stop the three of them before they wreak havoc.
The Best of Dr. Seuss
Let the Butter Battle Book begin! The Zooks and the Yooks are at war over the butter and bread - on which side should one spread? Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, Daisy-Head Mayzie stars young Mayzie McGrew, who 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! In Horton Hatches the Egg! Horton proves he's an elephant that meant what he said and said what he meant, that he's an elephant faithful - 100%!
Blue's Big Musical Movie
Get ready for lots of musical fun in this first full-length movie based on the popular Nick Jr. TV series for preschoolers. Just as friendly cartoon pup Blue and her friends are ready for their big backyard music show, Tickety losers her voice... which means Blue needs a new singing partner! Where will she find one? Sit in your thinking chair, play along and see.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Meet the Reaper
Billy's hamster turned 10 in human years, but was awaiting to see the Grim Reaper. Billy and his friend, Mandy challenge the Reaper to a game of limbo to become best friends.
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation
This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is best known for Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Pepe LePew. Included are plenty of behind-the-scenes descriptions of how an animated film is made, and (best of all) many clips from Chuck's cartoons.
Casper's Haunted Christmas
Kibosh, supreme ruler of all ghosts, decrees that casper must scare at least one person before Christmas Day so Casper visits Kriss, Massachusetts where he meets the Jollimore family and sets out to complete his mission. As usual, kindhearted Casper has a ghastky time trying to scare anyone; so The Ghostly Trio, fed up with his goody-boo-shoes behavior, secretly hires Casper's look-alike cousin Spooky to do the job-with hilarious results.
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases
A compilation of 14 Tom and Jerry original classic shorts: Yankee Doodle Mouse; Salt Water Tabby; Tee For Two; Mice Follies; The Cat Concerto; Solid Serenade; Zoot Cat; Johann Mouse; Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Mouse; Mouse in Manhattan; Jerry and the Lion; The Little Orphan; Kitty Foiled; Jerry's Diary
Norwegian F. Nansen travels to the North Pole where a woman awaits him.
The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!
When Tangie, a teddy bear goes into the Smile-erator on his head, his smile is put on upside down, causing him to end up on the bargain bin on Christmas Eve with other misfit toys, then onto Winkle's Emporium, a discount store. There, Tangie does his level best over the coming year to become a part of some family. He spends his time in Winkle's front window with Jack, a Jack-in-the-box with claustrophobia and Bird, a cuckoo clock bird with agorophobia.
Adam looks back, with affection, to his childhood in a small suburban house, with his mum, his crippled and alcoholic dad, their bird Jeanette, and his older brother, who wears an eye patch, has asthma, and gets blamed for things even when he's not around. The boys are boon companions, swiping money from their napping dad and heading for Ruby's store to buy lollies. They draw, collect cans, and watch the brother's pet lizard eat flies (occasionally giving it a snail). Adam's brother has a collection of cigarette butts, and he has a dream: to be an acrobat like their father was before his accident. Can dreams come true?
Part of the puppet film trilogy "Gabbage Head," the film features the main character - the stubborn and selfish peasant Saamuel - and his loyal partner Pink Piglet. The actions take place in Internet, into where Saamuel and his Piglet get by accident. Saamuel understands the importance of information and starts do deal with it.
Crime and Punishment
"It is the story of love and of how love can be destroyed by obsession. In our lives we are subject to two contradictory drives - the drive to be good and bad, the propensity to love and to hate" -Piotr Dumala, director
CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery
CatDog are on a quest to find their parents.
Silent Night: The Story of the First Christmas
Abib, a naughty irresponsible donkey, is purchased by Joseph to transport his wife, Mary, to Bethlehem for the birth of their baby. On the journey, Abib finds himself playing a vital role in the greatest story ever told - the birth of Christ.
Understanding the Law: The Worm
In this animated short, Mrs. Popcorn is shocked to discover a worm in her canned drink. When the beverage company refuses to accept the blame, she's outraged! An intrepid consumer, Mrs. Popcorn takes the company to court for negligence. Understanding the Law: The Worm is episode two in a series of short films designed to demystify everyday aspects of Canadian civil law. Wry humour and a whimsical style make this informative series lively and memorable.
A collaboration of computer-animated films which features new characters and old friends from the award-winning Fox network television series, "The Simpsons" and Dreamworks' feature film "Antz" The saucy, synthetic hostess, Phig, takes the viewers through Cyberworld 3D, a futuristic gallery of wild adventure and spectacular images. Trouble arrives in the form of three unwelcomed guests named Buzzed, Wired and Frazzled who are inadvertently destroying the environment's foundation, forcing Phig into a hilarious battle to save herself and Cyberworld 3D from total annihilation!
A woman sits alone on a chair at a table in a room on one of the top floors of an asylum. Bright spot lights dot the night, sometimes shining on her window. She sharpens pencils and writes on a page in a copy book. The pencil point often breaks under her fingers' force. She places broken points outside the window on the sill. A satanic figure is somewhere nearby, animated but of straw or clay, not flesh. She finishes her writing, tears the paper from the pad, folds it, places it in an envelope, and slips it through a slot. Is she writing to her husband? "Sweetheart, come." Written by