Best Animation Movies of 2002

1.

Ice Age

6.3
7.5/10

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2002-03-10
2.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

6.1
7.1/10

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Starring: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Release date: 2002-05-24
3.

Lilo & Stitch

6.0
7.2/10

As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.

Starring: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Release date: 2002-06-21
4.

Treasure Planet

6.0
7.1/10

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2002-11-26
5.

Mike's New Car

5.0
7.1/10

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has it's benefits - in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts an ill-fated road test that teaches Mike the true meaning of buyer's remorse.

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman
Directed by: Pete Docter, Roger Gould
Release date: 2002-05-24
6.

Stuart Little 2

4.6
5.4/10

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to rescue a friend.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Anna Hoelck
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Release date: 2002-07-19
7.

Return to Never Land

4.4
5.8/10
Return to Never Land
In 1940, the world is besieged by World War II. Wendy, all grown up, has two children; including Jane, who does not believe Wendy's stories about Peter Pan.
Starring: Harriet Owen, Blayne Weaver, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie, Corey Burton
Directed by: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook
Release date: 2002-02-14
8.

Daria in 'Is It College Yet?'

4.1
8.2/10
Daria in 'Is It College Yet?'
All vile things must come to an end, and for Daria Morgendorffer that means it's time to look beyond high school to college. Our little girl has grown up so fast. It's time for higher learning, lowered expectations, and a heavy dose of sarcasm. Life can't suck more after high school, can it?
Starring: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julián Rebolledo, Alvaro J. Gonzalez, Marc Thompson
Directed by: Karen Disher
Release date: 2002-01-21
9.

Barbie as Rapunzel

4.1
6.4/10

Long, long ago, in a time of magic and dragons, there lived a girl named Rapunzel who had the most beautiful radiant hair the world had ever seen. But Rapunzel's life was far from wonderful. She lived as a servant to Gothel, a jealous, scheming witch who kept her hidden deep in a forbidding forest, guarded by the enormous dragon Hugo and surrounded by an enchanted glass wall. However, in a twist of fate, Rapunzel's discovery of a magic paintbrush leads her on a journey that will unravel a web of deception, bring peace to two feuding kingdoms, and ultimately lead her to love with the help of Penelope(TM), the least intimidating of dragons!

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Ian James Corlett, Mark Hildreth
Directed by: Owen Hurley
Release date: 2002-10-01
10.

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

4.0
5.5/10

Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

Starring: Lacey Chabert, Tom Kane, Cree Summer, Tim Curry, Lynn Redgrave
Directed by: Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath
Release date: 2002-12-20
11.

The Short Films of David Lynch

4.0
7.4/10
The Short Films of David Lynch
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) is a DVD collection of the early student and commissioned film work of American filmmaker David Lynch. As such, the collection does not include Lynch's later short work, which are listed in the filmography. The films are listed in chronological order, with brief descriptions of each film. The DVD contains introductions by Lynch to each film, which can be viewed individually or in sequence. # 1 Six Figures Getting Sick (Six Times) # 2 The Alphabet # 3 The Grandmother # 4 The Amputee # 5 The Cowboy and the Frenchman # 6 Premonitions Following an Evil Deed
Starring: David Lynch, Catherine E. Coulson, Harry Dean Stanton, Jack Nance, Frederic Golchan
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 2002-06-01
12.

Eight Crazy Nights

3.9
5.4/10

Adam Sandler invites you to share some holiday cheer in the new, no-holds-barred musical comedy Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights. Davey Stone, a 33-year old party animal, finds himself in trouble with the law after his wild ways go too far.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Kevin Nealon, Austin Stout, Rob Schneider
Directed by: Seth Kearsley
Release date: 2002-11-27
13.

Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions

3.9
7.7/10
Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions
Wallace and Gromit try out a number of their latest inventions which rarely work as planned. This movie includes 10 very short stories: 1) The Soccamatic. 2) The Tellyscope. 3) The Autochef. 4) The Snoozatron. 5) The Turbo Diner. 6) The Bully Proof Vest. 7) The 525 Crackervac. 8) A Christmas Cardomatic. 9) The Snowmanotron. 10) Shopper13.
Starring: Peter Sallis
Directed by: Loyd Price, Christopher Sadler
Release date: 2002-10-15
14.

Balto II: Wolf Quest

3.8
6.1/10
Balto II: Wolf Quest
Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery.
Starring: Maurice LaMarche, Jodi Benson, Lacey Chabert, David Carradine, Mark Hamill
Directed by: Phil Weinstein
Release date: 2002-02-19
15.

The ChubbChubbs!

3.7
7.4/10
The ChubbChubbs!
A janitor at an alien night-club gets his wish to be a singer.
Starring: Bradford Simonsen, Jeff Wolverton, Dustin Adair, Eric Armstrong, Yakov Baytler
Directed by: Eric Armstrong
Release date: 2002-07-03
16.

Gone Nutty

3.7
7.4/10
Gone Nutty
Scrat tries to finish his rather large collection of acorns when things start going nutty.
Starring: Chris Wedge
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2002-10-21
17.

The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water

3.7
5.8/10

Beloved dinosaurs Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Petrie and Ducky return in this story about the wonders of discovery that features new songs, including Donny Osmond's "No One Has to Be Alone."

Starring: John Ingle, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Thomas Dekker, Anndi McAfee
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 2002-12-17
18.

Hey Arnold! The Movie

3.6
5.9/10

When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero and a mysterious deep-voiced stranger, Arnold and Gerald will need to recover a crucial document in order to save their beloved neighborhood.

Starring: Spencer Klein, Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille
Directed by: Tuck Tucker
Release date: 2002-06-28
19.

Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down

3.6
8.4/10
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down
Celebrity Takedown is a compilation DVD by Gorillaz, released in November 2002. The DVD compiles the videos and animatics related to the release of the band's first album, Gorillaz, as well as the related singles.
Starring: Damon Albarn, Phil Cornwell, Nelson De Freitas, Del, Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Directed by: Peter Candeland, Jamie Hewlett, Cass Browne, Mat Wakeham
Release date: 2002-11-26
20.

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

3.6
6.8/10

It's Christmastime in the Hundred Acre Wood and all of the gang is getting ready with presents and decorations. The gang makes a list of what they want for Christmas and send it to Santa Claus - except that Pooh forgot to ask for something. So he heads out to retrieve the letter and get it to Santa by Christmas...which happens to be tomorrow!

Starring: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Michael Gough, William Green
Directed by: Gary Katona, Ed Wexler, Jamie Mitchell
Release date: 2002-01-01

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