Best Animation Movies of 2001
James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.
It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the team's mission must switch from exploring Atlantis to protecting it.
Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Led by a strange dream, scientist Aki Ross struggles to collect the eight spirits in the hope of creating a force powerful enough to protect the planet. With the aid of the Deep Eyes Squadron and her mentor, Dr. Sid, Aki must save the Earth from its darkest hate and unleash the spirits within.
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known as the "Junkyard Dogs." Buster, the pack's leader, takes an instant disliking to the "house-dog" and considers him a rival. Angel, a junkyard pup Scamp's age, longs for the safety and comfort of life in a family and the two become instant companions. Will Scamp choose the wild and free life of a stray or the unconditional love of his family?
A white blood cell policeman, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.
Recess: School's Out
It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green glow coming from the school's auditorium. This is the work of the insidious ex-principal of Third Street, Phillium Benedict and his gang of ninjas and secret service look-alikes! Benedict is planning to get rid of Summer Vacation using his newly-acquired Tractor Beam, which he stole from the US Military Base in an effort to raise US Test Scores, and it's up to the Recess Gang to stop him!
Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase
When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus.' To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.
Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie
A small boy is sent away from his village. He is to be trained as a samurai warrior and return to fight the evil shape-sifter, Aku, who has wreaked havoc throughout the village. His skills honed, the warrior attempts a return to his home, but winds up in a future time landscape. Here, the locals call the stranger, a sort of Dirty Harry kung fu loner, "Jack" and assist him in his path homeward. This is the original feature length presentation that kicked off the SAMURAI JACK phenomenon on the Cartoon Network.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the children of the world to rescue their parents.
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and all of his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cookies and hot chocolate to help Donald mend his tattered Christmas spirit.
A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas
The holidays are approaching, and who better to play Jesus in the town nativity scene than Stewie? Plus, Peter gives the family's gifts to charity, Brian sets the house on fire, and Stewie demands plutonium from Santa. Then, rejoice with a bonus gift--this never-before-released-on-DVD episode of "American Dad"! Stan will just die if he can't find the perfect Christmas tree. Watch Stan die! And maybe come back to life. Deck the halls with all these outrageous yuletide yucks!
Justice League: Secret Origins
When global catastrophe strikes, the World's Greatest Super Heroes answer the call to join Justice League. Justice League works together as a team to overcome a dangerous array of intersteller invaders and world conquering megalomaniacs.
Barbie in the Nutcracker
"Barbie" stars as Clara in this animated retelling of the classic Christmas ballet, complete with Tchaikovsky soundtrack and ballet choreography.
A Kitty Bobo Show
Kitty Bobo tries to prove his coolness to his friends Paul Dog, Monkey Carl and Maggie by showing off his new cell phone. He fails to do this.
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring
Tom is left in charge of a priceless magical ring by his young wizard master. He is then horrified when the ring gets stuck on Jerry's head, who then runs off into the city.
Reboot - Daemon Rising
Looks like Bob and his fellow computer Sprites may have finally met their match. Supervirus Daemon is spreading her infection throughout the entire Net and edging ever closer to the City of Mainframe. Bob joins forces with old enemies in an attempt to foil her destruction of Mainframe and must reach into the past to find the answer. ReBoot: Daemon Rising is a 2001 Canadian made-for-TV movie based on the series ReBoot directed by George Samilski. The movie is set after the first three seasons of ReBoot, and along with another ReBoot movie, My Two Bobs, is considered the fourth season. It was originally broadcast in Canada as a film, but was later rebroadcast as 4 individual episodes. Broken down into its component episodes, it is 'Daemon Rising', 'Cross Nodes', 'What's Love Got To Do With It' and 'Sacrifice'. It was released on DVD along with My Two Bobs.
After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever!
The Cat with Hands
The story of a cat who, legend has it, longs to become human.
Angry Beavers in: "Bye Bye Beavers"
Norb and Dag realize they're nothing more than cartoon characters. Facing reality, they go to the cartoon afterlife.
The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze
When the dinosaur families get trapped in a valley by an ice storm, one family of "spike tail" dinosaurs volunteers to leave since they consume more food than the others. Meanwhile, the young dinos and a new adult dinosaur named Mr. Thicknose, head out to bring back their friend Spike, who has left his friends to be with members of his own species.
Madame Winger Makes a Film: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century
Madame Winger wants you to make a film about something you love. She shows you her favorite low budget filmmaking techniques, from cameraless animation to processing your own film in a bathtub. Filmed in 16 mm.
3-2-1 Penguins: The Amazing Carnival of Complaining
Jason and the crew go on a leisure trip to a carnival, but are confronted by carnival barker Uncle Blobb and his diabolical interplanetary real estate scheme as he attempts to turn them into "Seeds of Discontent."
Thomas & Friends: Best of Percy
Known as the Junior Member of the railway with #6 on his side and a spunky personality, Percy has been a faithful friend of Thomas from the beginning. Even loyal Thomas & Friends' fans like you have chosen Percy as Thomas' favorite friend. Celebrate all the special characteristics and qualities Percy brings to the Island of Sodor in this commemorative Collector's Edition video. In a poll on www.thomasthetankengine.com, we asked children from around the world to select their favorite classic Percy stories. Remember when Percy pretended to be a ghost and scared Thomas... or when, after an argument with James and Percy ended up in a very "sticky" situation!!!? Join Thomas, James, Sir Topham Hatt, and the rest of your Sodor friends as we honor everyone's favorite little engine who does really big things, Percy.
Fifty Percent Grey
Sergeant wakes up alone with only a widescreen TV for company, in a place designed for him to relax in peace and tranquility, for all eternity...
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
Shrek and his friends enjoy themselves with some Karaoke partying.
Night of the Living Doo
In a spoof of 1972's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang pick up a hitchiking Gary Coleman. Soon after, the Mystery Machine proceeds to break down (multiple times) leaving them stranded at a haunted castle owned by David Cross.
Hamtaro: Adventures in Ham-Ham Land
Hamtaro is a kind Ham-Ham with a big heart. He lives happily with his owner Laura and his other Ham-Ham friends until... One day, while Hamtaro and the other Ham-Hams are out tunnel-digging, they accidentally stumble upon the entrance to a legendary place called Ham-Ham Land. Ham-Ham Land is a wondrous place where only hamsters live. Legend has it that somewhere in Ham-Ham Land, there is a magical sunflower seed that gives hamsters the power to talk with humans... So, with great excitement, Hamtaro sets out on a big adventure in search of the magical sunflower seed that will give him the power to share his thoughts with Laura. The great little adventure of Hamtaro in Ham-Ham land is about to begin! Will Hamtaro find the amazing magical sunflower seed of his dreams?
Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse in Living Color
A collection of twenty-six animated shorts in color starring Mickey Mouse, released between 1935 and 1938. Cartoons: The Band Concert, Mickey's Garden, Mickey's Fire Brigade, Pluto's Judgement Day, On Ice, Mickey's Polo Team, Orphan's Picnic, Mickey's Grand Opera, Thru the Mirror, Mickey's Rival, Moving Day, Alpine Climbers, Mickey's Circus, Mickey's Elephant, The Worm Turns, Magician Mickey, Moose Hunters, Mickey's Amateurs, Hawaiian Holiday, Clock Cleaners, Lonesome Ghosts, Boat Builders, Mickey's Trailer, The Whalers, Mickey's Parrot, Brave Little Tailor.
ReBoot - My Two Bobs
Will the real Bob please step forward? There might not be a virus, but life's still interesting in Mainframe when a second Bob comes on the scene. No one knows which is which - including the two Bobs. With wedding preparations underway, Dot can't decide who to marry and turns to her friends for assistance. Meanwhile, an old enemy returns to the system and only one of the Sprites can save the Mainframe inhabitants. ReBoot: My Two Bobs is a 2001 Canadian made-for-TV movie based on the series ReBoot directed by George Samilski. The movie is set after the first three seasons of ReBoot, and along with another ReBoot movie, Daemon Rising, is considered the fourth season. It was originally broadcast in Canada as a film, but was later rebroadcast as 4 individual episodes.
Summer of Camp Caprice
Courtney decides to go to Camp Caprice for the summer along with Ginger and her friends. Will the spoiled rich girl get used to roughing it or ruin Ginger's chances with a boy named Sasha she meets there? Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey plot to stay at home during the summer to catch a dog thief by starting a vampire dog cleaning service while Darren and Miranda are sent to a military camp.
Super hero Wuce Bane (a.k.a. Bat Thumb) and his trusty sidekick, Blue Jay, are called upon to save Gaaathumb City from the evil, despicable, and poorly dressed "No Face." Will the city survive? Will Bat Thumb's true identity be revealed? Will Vicky Nail learn to control her unruly waves? Find out the answers to all these questions in this latest comic adventure from master storyteller Steve O.
Everybody Loves Mickey
A compilation of classic Walt Disney clips from Mickey Mouse's long and illustrious career as the world's most recognised and best loved cartoon character. Includes "Thru The Mirror," "Hawaiian Holiday," "Lonesome Ghosts," "The Brave Little Tailor," "The Little Whirlwind" and "Mickey Down Under.
Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years
Documentary celebrating 10 years of Rugrats.
Disney's American Legends
Meet the doers and dreamers who made America great -- including John Henry, the railroad builder who proved the value of believing in oneself. Journey with giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan as he clears the land for American settlers. Follow the trail of the beloved American Icon Johnny Appleseed, who planted apple trees which blossomed along the new frontier. Then, take an unforgettable ride with Casey Jones, The Brave Engineer who never failed to deliver the mail...no matter how difficult the route!
12 Tiny Christmas Tales
12 little Christmas tales from Bill Plympton.
In a very distant future, a mysterious alien power has genetically altered the native inhabitants of a planet to serve as their slave labour force. From "birth", these unfortunate beings are taught that the sole purpose in their lives is to complete the construction of a massive city for supreme beings, their "Gods", who will one day arrive. Despite this control over their destiny, some among these enslaved creatures being to resist. One of them attempts to break free - quite literally reclaiming his identity from a world that has taken it.
Animusic draws you into its reality like no place you have ever been. You encounter new dimensions of sight and sound as you experience seven unique visual concerts. From the robotic laser-precision of Future Retro and rapid-fire ball bearings of Pipe Dream to the serene acoustic beauty of Aqua Harp, each animation is an intricate melding of music and visuals.
Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember
Bob and his friends have their work cut out to prepare for the town's annual Christmas concert
The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart
Part of The Book of Pooh series, which offers preschool kids simple life lessons and scholastic pointers, The Book of Pooh: Stories From the Heart uses puppetry and computer animation to tell Christopher Robin's imaginative tales. Kids join Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger for an afternoon of storytelling and lesson learning.
Bob the Builder: Bob's White Christmas
Bob is to dress up as Father Christmas for the local school carol concert, but loses time when Farmer Pickles gets snowed in.
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Birthday World
It's Ronald's birthday and Hamburglar, upset that he didn't get Ronald a present, invites everyone to a fake amusement park known as "Birthday World" to celebrate, run by an evil mad scientist named Professor Thaddeus J. Pinchworm. Everyone is amused at first, but they can no longer escape and no longer fall for the poor designs of the rides until they ride a rollercoaster which turns them into babies (both Franklin and Tika are wearing diapers) and they need to find out how to return to their original ages, even though their certain abilities are limited since they are toddlers.
On a verdant, isolated island, Butterfly lives alone, until one day a ship brings the handsome sailor Pinkerton. Inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly.
The Slim Shady Show
This animated series gives rapper Eminem yet another outlet for his genius, this time as his alter ego, Slim Shady. His cartoon identity is even more fearless than he is, saying what he truly thinks and doing what he truly wants and setting the world ablaze. Watch him slap down some rhymes and riff on everything from unruly celebrities to living life under the blazing limelight. Extras include a lost episode, a making-of featurette and more.
Lara Croft, the virtual girl-doll of the late 20th century, is recast as a triad of her personas: the alien, the orphan, and the clone in this work based on appropriated footage from the game Tomb Raider.
A Looney Tunes parody of the iconic 1999 film The Matrix.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys
When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the grizzly prospector, the abominable snow monster Bumbles and Rudolph's very special friend Clarice. Together, they promise Santa they'll track down Toy Taker and rescue Santa's toy. Their incredible quest takes them on a wild adventure with Rudolph's red nose leading the way!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO
Animated short, created for DVD and viral, for Python Pictures. Doubtless Spite Your Face Production's most viewed film, thanks to its place on the Holy Grail DVD, but also via countless broadcast appearances worldwide. She's also been featured on a number of magazine discs and in the days before YouTube, could be found at the very top of the charts on Yahoo Movies, iFilm, Atom Films and Veoh. Today it continues to spread of its own accord, inspiring imitators and even sequels.
A collection of six acclaimed short movies which have been screened at film festivals around the world.