Best Fantasy Movies of 1996


James and the Giant Peach

6.7/10 IMDB

When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.

Starring: Paul Terry, Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, Steven Culp ..
Directed by: Henry Selick
Release date: 1996-04-12

The Craft

6.4/10 IMDB

A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Cliff DeYoung, Assumpta Serna ..
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Release date: 1996-05-03


6.4/10 IMDB

In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be harder than he'd imagined: If he kills the king, Draco will die as well.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Julie Christie, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Lee Oakes, Brian Thompson, Jason Isaacs ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 1996-05-31

Mars Attacks!

6.4/10 IMDB

A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler that the Martians' mission is a friendly one. But when a peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, military men call for a full-scale nuclear retaliation.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1996-12-12

The Nutty Professor

5.7/10 IMDB

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes 'Buddy Love', a fast-talking, pumped-up , plumped down Don Juan.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle, John Ales, Patricia Wilson, Jamal Mixon, Nichole McAuley, Hamilton von Watts ..
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 1996-06-26


6.4/10 IMDB

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

Starring: John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, Jeffrey DeMunn, Richard Kiley, David Gallagher, Ashley Buccille, Tony Genaro, Sean O'Bryan ..
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Release date: 1996-07-05


6.1/10 IMDB

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers Doug a rather unusual solution to his problems: cloning.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Harris Yulin, Eugene Levy, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg, Richard Masur, Ann Cusack, John de Lancie, Judith Kahan ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 1996-07-19

The Preacher's Wife

5.7/10 IMDB

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. In desperation, Rev. Biggs prays to God for help - and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis, Loretta Devine, Shari Headley, Lionel Richie, Victor Williams, Justin Pierre Edmund ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1996-12-13


5.7/10 IMDB

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.

Starring: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Jean Stapleton, Robert Pastorelli, Teri Garr, Wallace Langham, Joey Lauren Adams, John Hussey ..
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Release date: 1996-12-25


7.4/10 IMDB

1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a prison to hear the confession of Simon, a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. However, once there, Bilodeau finds himself forced to watch a play put on by Simon and the other inmates depicting the two men's youths. As the play progresses, the tragic truth of Simon's crime comes to light.

Starring: Brent Carver, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux, Matthew Ferguson, Danny Gilmore, Ian D. Clark, Gary Farmer, Robert Lalonde, Rémy Girard ..
Directed by: John Greyson
Release date: 1996-09-07

Joe's Apartment

5.5/10 IMDB

A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

Starring: Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward, Billy West, Reginald Hudlin, Willi One Blood, Tracy Vilar, Sandra 'Pepa' Denton, Robert Vaughn, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Jon Spencer ..
Directed by: John Payson
Release date: 1996-07-26

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

6.1/10 IMDB

A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz, Michelle Beaudoin, Ryan Reynolds, Tobias Mehler, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Laura Harris, Kea Wong, Jo Bates ..
Directed by: Tibor Takács
Release date: 1996-04-07

Superman: The Last Son of Krypton

7.6/10 IMDB

Clark Kent, the last survivor of the dead planet Krypton, uses his amazing powers to defend people of his adopted world, Earth, and become Superman.

Starring: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Clancy Brown, Malcolm McDowell, Christopher McDonald, Finola Hughes, Mike Farrell, Shelley Fabares, Tony Jay, Corey Burton ..
Directed by: Curt Geda, Dan Riba, Scott Jeralds, Bruce Timm
Release date: 1996-09-06

Tromeo & Juliet

6.0/10 IMDB

A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic.

Starring: Jane Jensen, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, William Beckwith, Debbie Rochon, Earl McKoy, Sean Gunn, Lemmy, Stephen Blackehart, Flip Brown ..
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 1996-08-30

The Crow: City of Angels

4.6/10 IMDB

After Ashe and his little son are murdered violently for no reason by Judah's men, he returns from the dead to take revenge. One after one, Judah's people face the power of the dark angel. The second film based on James O'Barr's cult comic.

Starring: Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Iggy Pop, Thomas Jane, Richard Brooks, Thuy Trang, Vincent Castellanos, Tracey Ellis, Beverley Mitchell, Alan Gelfant ..
Directed by: Tim Pope
Release date: 1996-08-29
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

7.5/10 IMDB

There something funny about Jodie and Mark's grandparents' farm, but nobody's laughing, especially when twelve strange new scarecrows scare more than just the crows! Don't Go To Sleep: Matt Amsterdam wishes his family were different - until he wakes up from a nap in the attic to find that things are suddenly very different. Calling All Creeps: Ricky Beamer hopes for revenge when he puts a mean girl's phone number in a personal ad. But when he starts getting scary midnight calls, he's the one getting the creeps!

Starring: Heather Bertram, John E. Campbell, Bob Clout, Louise Nicol, Michael Copeman, Kris Lemche ..
Directed by: Randy Bradshaw
Release date: 1996-11-09

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

5.5/10 IMDB

Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Bebe Neuwirth, Charlie Sheen, Hamilton Camp, Steve Mackall, Dan Castellaneta, Dom DeLuise, Tony Jay, Jim Cummings, Wallace Shawn ..
Directed by: Larry Leker, Paul Sabella, Snoop Dogg, Dogs Are, Adorable, Larry Ligma
Release date: 1996-03-29

Gulliver's Travels

6.9/10 IMDB

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby.

Release date: 1996-02-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die

Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die

7.3/10 IMDB

Greg and his friends break into an old warehouse, where they find an unusual camera. However, the photographs Greg takes with it seem to predict disaster, and he becomes convinced the camera is cursed.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Karen Robinson, Dan Petronijevic, Scott Speedman, Renessa Blitz, Caley Wilson, Karen Robinson ..
Directed by: Ron Oliver
Release date: 1996-02-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Moments with Johan

Moments with Johan

6.7/10 IMDB

The beautiful gay erotic superstar Johan Paulik is enthusiastically celebrated in this jam-packed compendium of Johan's greatest on-screen performances, plus an exclusive interview with the charming boy himself and previously unseen out-takes which reveal the charm and humor of this much admired adult model.

Starring: Johan Paulik, Mike Esser, Johan Paulik ..
Directed by: Mike Esser
Release date: 1996-03-21

Unlikely Angel

6.3/10 IMDB

A country singer dies prematurely, but cannot enter heaven until she performs a good deed back on earth.

Starring: Dolly Parton, Roddy McDowall, Allison Mack, Eli Marienthal, Brian Kerwin ..
Directed by: Michael Switzer
Release date: 1996-12-17

The Island of Dr. Moreau

4.5/10 IMDB

A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA—with horrific results.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Daniel Rigney, Temuera Morrison, Nelson de la Rosa, Peter Elliott, Mark Dacascos, Ron Perlman ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1996-08-23


5.3/10 IMDB

Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Ute Lemper, Andrea Martin, Nancy Travis, Denis Mercier, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Barbara Hamilton, Al Waxman ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1996-09-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: Monster Blood

Goosebumps: Monster Blood

6.8/10 IMDB

Evan's visit to his great aunt Katherine's house turns eventful when he finds a jar marked "Monster Blood". He and his new friend, Andy, decide to try it out, but are horrified to find that it is growing.

Starring: Kyle Labine, Sarah Podemski, Corinne Conley, Joy Tanner, Janet Land, Mark Melymick, Mark Benesh ..
Directed by: Timothy Bond
Release date: 1996-11-16
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost

Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost

6.8/10 IMDB

Best friends Duane and Stephanie regularly attend the tour of Hill House, a local haunted house, pulling pranks on unsuspecting visitors. However, when they decide to look for the head of a ghost, they get more than they bargained for.

Starring: Dennis O'Connor, Andreanne Benidir, Kenny Vadas, Daniel Goodfellow ..
Directed by: Brian R.R. Hebb
Release date: 1996-09-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: Ghost Beach

Goosebumps: Ghost Beach

6.6/10 IMDB

While visiting their elderly cousins in a remote coastal town, brother and sister Jerry and Terri are told about an apparently haunted cave by two mysterious teenagers. However, when they explore the cave, the mystery deepens.

Starring: Sheldon Smith, Jessica Hogeveen, Bill Turnbull, Dorothy Gordon, Hardee T. Lineham ..
Directed by: Steve DiMarco
Release date: 1996-10-19

Dating the Enemy

6.4/10 IMDB

One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others bodies. Valuable lessons are learned by each as they both have to adjust to very different lives.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Claudia Karvan, Matt Day, Lisa Hensley, John Howard, T.J. Ramini, Mike Duncan ..
Directed by: Megan Simpson Huberman
Release date: 1996-09-19
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant

Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant

6.5/10 IMDB

While on his way to an orthodontist appointment, comic book enthusiast Skipper spots a building which resembles his favorite villain's headquarters. However, when he and new friend, Libby, venture inside, they have no idea what awaits them.

Starring: Dan Warry-Smith, Melissa Bathory, Maurice Godin, Mag Ruffman, Adam Schofield, Bill Lake ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1996-09-07

Mrs. Santa Claus

6.6/10 IMDB

Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the neighborhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Lynsey Bartilson, Bryan Murray, Terrence Mann, Debra Wiseman, Charles Durning ..
Directed by: Terry Hughes
Release date: 1996-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

6.3/10 IMDB

Jailed for his reckless driving, rambunctious Mr. Toad has to escape from prison when his beloved Toad Hall comes under threat from the wily weasels, who plan to build a dog food factory on the very meadow sold to them by Toad himself.

Starring: Terry Jones, Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Nicol Williamson, John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Bernard Hill, Michael Palin, Julia Sawalha, Victoria Wood ..
Directed by: Terry Jones
Release date: 1996-10-16

The Adventures of Pinocchio

5.2/10 IMDB

One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you the adventures on which he learns valuable lessons.

Starring: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold, Udo Kier, Bebe Neuwirth, Rob Schneider, Corey Carrier, David Doyle, Dawn French, Oliver Barron ..
Directed by: Steve Barron
Release date: 1996-07-26
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Christmas Every Day

Christmas Every Day

6.2/10 IMDB

Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball for Christmas and just cannot make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his Dad's store out of business. When he tells his little sister Sarah that there is no Santa she makes a wish that it would be Christmas every day. Billy now has to relive Christmas Day over and over again.

Starring: Erik von Detten, Robert Hays, Bess Armstrong, Yvonne Zima, Robert Curtis Brown, Robin Riker, Julia Whelan, Tyler Mason Buckalew, Terrence Currier, Kara Woods ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1996-11-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken

Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken

8.4/10 IMDB

After a magic spell in 10th century Scotland turns them to stone, a group of gargoyles that turn to flesh and blood when the sun goes down are resurrected by an opportunistic billionaire with sinister intentions.

Starring: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Ed Asner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Thom Adcox-Hernandez, Clancy Brown, J.D. Daniels ..
Directed by: Saburo Hashimoto, Takamitsu Kawamura, Kazuo Terada
Release date: 1996-05-02

The Canterville Ghost

6.2/10 IMDB

When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back home, and her dad, believing the ghost's pranks are Ginny's, is ready to send her back. But then Ginny actually meets the elusive 17th-century Sir Simon de Canterville (not to mention the cute teenaged duke next door), and she sets her hand to the task of freeing Sir Simon from his curse.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden, Cherie Lunghi, Leslie Phillips, Daniel Betts, Edward Wiley, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Raymond Pickard ..
Directed by: Sydney Macartney
Release date: 1996-01-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : When The Stars Meet The Sea

When The Stars Meet The Sea

6.8/10 IMDB

The film traces the destiny of Kapila, an outcast child who had been deemed by his fellow villagers to have supernatural powers of destruction, because of the timing of his solar eclipse birth.

Starring: Jean Rabenjamina, Joseph Rainizatilehy, Aimee Razatindrataranoa, Louis Vahandanitra ..
Directed by: Raymond Rajaonarivelo
Release date: 1996-12-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : The Making of 'E.T. The Extraterrestrial'

The Making of 'E.T. The Extraterrestrial'

7.4/10 IMDB

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Steven Spielberg's 1982 film "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial."

Starring: Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore, Kathleen Kennedy, Henry Thomas, Melissa Mathison, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Ben Burtt ..
Directed by: Laurent Bouzereau
Release date: 1996-10-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

5.8/10 IMDB

Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.

Starring: Eric Thal, Elizabeth Hurley, Dennis Hopper, Diana Rigg, Ben Becker, Pinkas Braun, Jale Ar?kan, Michael Gambon, Debora Caprioglio, Daniel Massey ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1996-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement

Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement

7.6/10 IMDB

When her mother leaves town to visit a sick relative, Margaret's concern for her father grows. She does not know what he is working on in the basement and cannot figure out why his behavior has changed.

Starring: Beki Lantos, Blake McGrath, Lucy Peacock, Judah Katz, Hrant Alianak ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1996-01-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : The Wizard of Oz On Ice

The Wizard of Oz On Ice

7.7/10 IMDB

An ice-skating television adaptation of the 1939 musical film based on Lyman Frank Baum's 1900 fairy tale novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".

Starring: Bobby McFerrin, Oksana Baiul, Victor Petrenko, Brent Frank, Mark Richard Farrington, Shanice Wilson, Paul Martini, Barbara Underhill ..
Directed by: Paul Miller
Release date: 1996-02-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Maze


7.1/10 IMDB

Maze has gained incredible powers traveling through time and space, but she has also acquired one rather large problem: every night she turns into a really horny man. Unfortunately, Maze must rescue an equally lascivious princess from a mysterious warrior cult. Still, the male version of Maze would rather be chasing tail than rescuing willing princesses.

Starring: Tomokazu Seki, Kotono Mitsuishi, Sakura Tange, Masaharu Sat? ..
Directed by: Iku Suzuki
Release date: 1996-07-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Tattoon Master

Tattoon Master

6.8/10 IMDB

When Hibio's adventurer mother sets off to research a mysterious tribe, she hits a wall. Frotunately for her, the beautiful young Nima sees a family portrait and decides that she wants her son for her husband and she gets a chance to further her research. She agrees to the arrangement. Of course, she doesn't consult him about his future bride. When Nima shows up in Tokyo to be with her new husband, hilarity and chaos ensues as Hibio and his modern Tokyo background meets Nima's magical heritage.

Starring: Mariko Kouda, Yuji Ueda, Shin-ichiro Miki, Junko Shimakata, Patricia Pearcy ..
Directed by: Kazuyuki Hirokawa
Release date: 1996-04-26
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms

Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms

5.6/10 IMDB

Todd is obsessed with worms. He is planning to do his science project on them, along with playing a prank on his sister. However, it soon becomes apparent that Todd's wriggly friends may be turning against him.

Starring: Noah "40" Shebib, Kristin Fairlie, Caroline Yeager, Andre Ottley-Lorant, Christiane MacKenzie ..
Directed by: Steve DiMarco
Release date: 1996-09-28
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : The Battle of Brazil: A Video History

The Battle of Brazil: A Video History

7.6/10 IMDB

The struggle of releasing "Brazil" in the United States of America is examined in this Criterion documentary.

Starring: Jack Mathews, Terry Gilliam, Arnon Milchan, Sid Sheinberg, Robert Rehme, Frank Price, Marvin Antonowsky, Steven Hirsch, Kenneth Turan, Mark Finkle ..
Directed by: Jack Mathews
Release date: 1996-10-02
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Last Battle for the Universe

Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Last Battle for the Universe

5.8/10 IMDB

In the sixth Josh Kirby adventure, typical American teenager Josh Kirby (Corbin Allred) is once again thrust from the 20th century into the future, where he finds himself trying to save Earth from total destruction as he comes into contact with a race of mushroom people.

Starring: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham, Jonathan C. Kaplan, Michael C. Mahon, Stacy Sullivan, Helen Siff, Charisma Carpenter, Johnny Green ..
Directed by: Frank Arnold
Release date: 1996-05-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

7.1/10 IMDB

Gulliver begins a voyage by boat, but in the middle of the trip is caught in a storm and the ship sinks. Gulliver comes then to Lilliput, an island inhabited by tiny people. It will have many adventures, helping to establish peace with the neighboring country.

Starring: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox ..
Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1996-02-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : The Princess Castle

The Princess Castle

7.5/10 IMDB

Inside a secret door under the stairs, Claire and her sister Caitlin find an enchanted trunk, a magical locket and an invitation that whisks them away to a magical kingdom.

Directed by: Diane Eskenazi
Release date: 1996-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : The Boy from Mercury

The Boy from Mercury

7.3/10 IMDB

Set in 1960s Dublin, a fatherless eight-year-old boy who feels alienated by his family, escapes his reality by deciding he's been sent from Mercury to study life on Earth. His fantasies mirror the life of his hero, Flash Gordon, from the serial he watches each week at the local cinema. His escapades result in dilemmas that drive his mother to such distraction that she turns to the boy's strange uncle for help.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Tom Courtenay, Hugh O'Conor, James Hickey, Ian McElhinney, Kevin James, Gerard Cannon ..
Directed by: Martin Duffy
Release date: 1996-12-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Welcome to the Discworld

Welcome to the Discworld

6.9/10 IMDB

Death loses his job, and there is no one on the Discworld to collect the dead. "How life and death depend on each other absolutely." This is a short (7:32 minutes) introduction to the pilot "Reaper Man" which was never filmed. It appears on the DVD for the TV Series "Soul Music" which is an animated adaptation of a Terry Pratchett novel of the same name.

Starring: Christopher Lee ..
Directed by: Jean Flynn
Release date: 1996-12-31
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Odyssey Into the Mind's Eye

Odyssey Into the Mind's Eye

7.3/10 IMDB

Computer animation compilation that features a soundtrack by Kerry Livgren and two more vocal tracks, One Dark World (sung by Darren Rogers) and Aspen Moon (sung by Livgren's nephew Jacob)[4]. Odyssey Into The Mind's Eye also features versions of CGI sequences from Johnny Mnemonic and Ecco: The Tides of Time. Released on VHS and DVD by Sony Music.

Release date: 1996-09-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Christmas in Cartoontown

Christmas in Cartoontown

6.9/10 IMDB

It's Christmas Eve, and Irv the Elf is usually the Santa's helper who helps get the reindeer in the air, but this year, things are a little different. Somehow, Irv's gotten trapped inside a plastic snow globe, and now a couple of kids named Heidi and Alex are going to have to team up with the heroes from their favorite fairy tales like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Pinocchio, in order to make sure Christmas happens for boys and girls all over the world.

Starring: Alex Pettus, John Beach, Kimberly J. Brown, Oliver Clark, Spencer Treat Clark, Laura Dean, Peter Fernandez, Bob Kaliban, Barbara Jean Kearney, Timothy Reifsnyder ..
Directed by: Lon Moore
Release date: 1996-11-16

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