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Animated  Films
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          animated Felix The Cat           on this page:

movies about animated films

selected animated films, A-Z

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Oscar animated shorts
other animated shorts

Animation genre at Internet Movie Database
browse animated movies on DVD at Amazon

Films  About  Animated  Films

Masters of Animation docu videos  "Masters of Animation" [1986] Directed by John Halas
Volume 1: USA and Canada Home Vision VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used
Volume 2: Great Britain, France & Italy Home Vision VHS [6/2000] for $18.95
Volume 3: USSR, Yugoslavia, Poland & Hungary Home Vision VHS [6/2000] for $18.95
Volume 4: Japan, Computer Animation Home Vision VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used
Hollywood Dinosaurs documentary video   "Hollywood Dinosaurs" documentary video [Fireworks Home Video 1991]
60-minute compilation from mostly public domain sources, including theatrical trailers
Written & directed by Ted Newsom; narrated by Reid Richmond; featuring Godzilla,
King Kong, Rodan & Gorgo
Starz / Anchor Bay color/b&w VHS [10/97] for $2.99 {sic}
credits at IMDb
Before Walt DVD compilation  "Before Walt" historic animation compilation [1999] by Ray Pointer
Inkwell Images b&w DVD [5/2006] out of prodn/scarce
Inkwell Images b&w VHS [11/99] out of prodn/scarce
60-minute documentary & bonus 45-minutes; featured animated shorts include "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" [Vitagraph 1906] by J. Stuart Blackton; "Fantasmagorie" [France 1907] by Émile Cohl; "Little Nemo"
[1911] by Winsor McCay; "Dud Leaves Home" [J.R. Bray Studios 1919] by Wallace A. Carlson; "The Circus"
[1920] from Fleischer Studios; "Aesop's Fables: Barnyard Olympics" [1924] by Paul Terry; "Felix All Puzzled" [1924] starring Felix the Cat; and "Alice Solves The Puzzle" [1925] by Walt Disney

compilation program not listed on IMDb

Secrets of Oscar-winning Animation  "Secrets of Oscar-winning Animation: Behind The Scenes of 13 Classic Short Animations"
[2007] by Olivier Cotte

Focal Press 8¾x8¼ pb [5/2007] for $23.07
interviews with directors & collaborators who made 13 selected winners of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: "Neighbours" [1952] by Norman McLaren; "Frank Film" [1973] by Frank Mouris; "Le Chateau de Sable" [1977]; "The Fly" [1980] by Ferenc Rofusz of Hungary; "Anna & Bella" [1985]; "L'Homme qui Plantait des Arbres" [1987] by Frederic Back; "Balance" [1989]; "Manipulation" [1991]; "Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase" [1992]; "Quest" [1996]; "The Old Man and The Sea" [1999] by Alexandre Petrov of Russia; "Father and Daughter" [2000]; and "Harvie Krumpet" [2003]

Animation Now! book & DVD  "Animation Now!" [orig 1982, anniv 2007]
from Anima Mundi, edited by Julius Wiedemann

Taschen 8¾x7 hardcover book & color DVD [7/2007] for $10.19
The DVD includes "A Dog's Cartoon"; "Anijam" by Marv Newland; "Death + The Mother" by Ruth Lingford; "Dia de los Muertos" by Vinton Studio; "Feet of Song" by Erica Russell; "Interrogating Ernie"; "Local Dive" by Sarah Watt; "The Man With The Beautiful Eyes" by Jonathan Hodgson; "Mt. Head" by Koji Yamamura; and "Yo Yo"

Selected  Animated  Films,  A to Z
Oscar® website Past Winners: Best Animated Feature [2001 to present] = no such link anymore
Oscar® website Past Winners: Best Animated Short [1932 to present] = no such link anymore
Animation genre at Internet Movie Database
browse animated movies on DVD at Amazon

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"A Cat In Paris" aka "Une Vie de Chat (The Life of A Cat)"
animated feature [France Dec 2010, Gkids USA June 2012]
A Cat In Paris Oscar-nominated animated feature film  A beautifully hand-drawn animated tale of a cat who lives in Paris, France with the young daughter of a policewoman in the daytime and moonlights at night working with a human 'cat burgler'. The father is murdered and the mother discovers a bracelet kept by the cat, an identifiable part of a jewel heist, so the girl decides to follow the cat on his next nighttime ramble thru the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris . . . Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol; voices of Oriane Zani, Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salo-mone, Jean Benguigui, Bernadette Lafont, Bernard Bouillon; nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscar
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie sites: English or French

"A Scanner Darkly" [Warner July 2006]
A Scanner Darkly movie poster  Wild rotoscope animated tale of a future where an undercover drug agent begins to lose his mind from the drugs that flood the society he is surveilling. Written & directed by Richard Linklater; based on the 1977 novel by Philip K. Dick [1928-82]; starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder & Woody Harrelson
Warner widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2010] for $9.49
Warner widescreen color DVD [12/2006] for $14.95
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $6.29

"A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)" animé feature film
[Shochiku Japan Sept 2016, UK March 2017]
A Silent Voice / Koe no Katachi anime movie  A nearly-deaf girl grade school student is bullied by her peers and is transferred to another school; she is bullied there also, especially by Ishida. This time the bully is transferred to another school, where he has no friends. Years later, Ishida decides to make amends . . . • Directed by Naoko Yamada; screenplay by Reiko Yoshida, based on the manga books by Yoshitoki Oima; music by Kensuke Ushio; featuring voices of Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki, Kenshô Ono, Yûki Kaneko, Yui Ishikawa, Megumi Han, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Mayu Matsuoka; won Best Film & Best Original Screen-play awards at 2017 Tokyo Anime Awards
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
Pony Canyon Japan soundtrack CD [2016] import/new-used
full credits at IMDbofficial Japanese movie websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 3/2017 official AU/NZ trailer w/English intertitles [1:30] online at YouTube
watch 9/2016 official Extended Trailer w/English subtitles [2:32] online at YouTube
A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga comic by Yoshitoki Oima  
A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga comic by Yoshitoki Oima  
"A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)" 7-volume manga comic [2015] by Yoshitoki Oima
books entry at Wikipedia
Volume 1: Kindle Edition from Kodansha [9/2015] for $7.99
Volume 1: Kodansha Comics 7½x5 pb [5/2015] for $8.67
Volume 2: Kindle Edition from Kodansha [9/2015] for $7.99
Volume 2: Kodansha Comics 7½x5 pb [7/2015] for $8.77
Volume 3: Kindle Edition from Kodansha [9/2015] for $7.99
Volume 3: Kodansha Comics 7½x5 pb [9/2015] for $9.55
Volume 4: Kindle Edition from Kodansha [11/2015] for $5.14
Volume 4: Kodansha Comics 7½x5 pb [11/2015] for $6.39
Volume 5: Kindle Edition from Kodansha [1/2016] for $7.99
Volume 5: Kodansha Comics 7½x5 pb [1/2016] for $10.97
Volume 6: Kindle Edition from Kodansha [4/2016] for $7.99
Volume 6: Kodansha Comics 7½x5 pb [4/2016] for $10.95
Volume 7: Kindle Edition from Kodansha [5/2016] for $7.99
Volume 7: Kodansha Comics 7½x5 pb [5/2016] for $9.24
Amazon bundle link: Kindle Editions from Kodansha [5/2016] 7 books for $53.08

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed"
[U.F.A. Germany July 1926, USA Feb 1931]
Adventures of Prince Achmed 1926 animated silent feature film  The oldest surviving animated feature film, 'stands as one of the great classics of animation - beautiful, mesmerizing, and utterly seductive'. Meticulously hand-drawn stories from "1001 Nights" in shadow-puppet style; original release was hand-tinted. 65-minute silent film written & directed by Lotte Reiniger; director of photography Carl Koch; animated by Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch, Walter Ruttmann & Berthold Bartosch
Milestone Video b&w silent DVD [11/2011] for $20.08
Image Ent. b&w silent DVD [12/2002] out of prodn/used
Milestone Video b&w silent VHS [1/2002] for $16.44
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Adventures of Tintin" in 3-D
[Amblin/Paramount/Sony Europe Oct 2011, USA Dec 2011]
Adventures of Tintin 2011 Spielberg movie  Based on the 1929-76 comic book series by Belgian artist Georges Remi [1907–83], who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. Reporter Tintin's purchase of a model sailing ship brings ruffians who want to buy it from him; the thugs of Sakharine fail and Tintin is abducted, escapes, and then steals a seaplane, which crashes in the Moroccan desert. Companion Capt. Haddock remembers tales of his grandfather, a sea-going pirate, and the scuttling of his treasure ship, the Unicorn; Sakharine is after the 3-part treasure map, hidden inside three model ships. Tintin and Haddock race to stop Sakharine, but his plans to steal the third scroll at a Moroccan concert are successful, and he speeds away from the harbor. But Tintin and Haddock are waiting with police in Europe, Sakharine is arrested, and Tintin finds part of the treasure buried in a basement, and another map showing the location of the Unicorn • Co-produced by Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy & Steven Spielberg; directed by Steven Spielberg; voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg & Gad Elmaleh
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"Allegro Non Troppo" [Italy July 1977]
Allegro Non Troppo video  Co-written & co-directed by Bruno Bozzetto & Maurizio Nichetti, co-written by Guido Manuli
Public Media color DVD [2/2004] for $24.56
Home Vision color VHS [5/95] for $29.95
full credits from IMDb

"An American Tail" []

"The Big Friendly Giant" animated TV movie
[I.T.V./Thames Television U.K. Dec 1989, USA video 1996]
The Big Friendly Giant 1989 animated TV movie  Young orphan girl Sophie gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.
Co-produced & directed by Brian Cosgrove; co-produced & adapted by John Hambley from the novel by Roald Dahl; featuring the voices of David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley, Michael Knowles, Don Henderson, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Myfanwy Talog, Jimmy Hibbert
A.I.S. Home Video color Blu-ray [10/2012] for $36.98 {sic}
A&E Home Video color DVD [6/2006] for $7.99
Celebrity Home Ent. color VHS [4/96] for $7.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch full movie [1:31:31] online at YouTube

blue cover for Roald Dahl's children's book 'The Big Friendly Giant'  cover for 1982 first edition of Roald Dahl's children's book 'The Big Friendly Giant'  "The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant)" children's novel [ages 8-11; 1982]
by Roald Dahl [1916-90], Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Expanded from a short story in Dahl's 1975 book "Danny, The Champion of The World"
Kindle Edition from Puffin/Penguin [8/2007] for $7.99
Puffin Books 7¾x5 pb [8/2007] for $4.24
Scholastic, Inc. mass pb [11/82] out of print/40+ used
Scholastic, Inc. mass pb [11/82] out of print/40+ used
Everyman's Library Children's Classics 8¼x6½ gift edition hardcover [11/93] for $12.65
Farrar, Straus & Giroux BFYR 9½x6¼ hardcover [11/82] for $13.30
book entry at Wikipedia

"The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant)" live-action/C.G.I. feature film
[Amblin/Warner Bros. July 2016]
poster for Steven Spielberg's 'The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant)' 2016 movie  Orphan Sophie befriends a friendly giant named The B.F.G. and they set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who are invading the human world. Co-produced by Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall; co-produced & directed by Steven Spielberg; written by Christopher Abbott & Melissa Mathison, based on the novel by Roald Dahl; starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance {voice of the BFG}, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Penelope Wilton, Adam Godley, Rebecca Hall, Marilyn Norry, Chris Gibbs
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: 12/2015 trailer #1 [1:50] 4/2016 trailer #2 [2:22]

"Walt  Disney's  Fantasia"  animated feature
[Disney/R.K.O. Nov 1940; restored in 1990 & 2000]
Honorary Oscar to Walt Disney in 1942  Honorary Oscar to Leopold Stokowski in 1942  
Walt Disney's Fantasia Oscar-winning animated feature film poster  
Animated musical sequences include abstract images set to J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"; Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" ballet; Paul Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with Mickey Mouse; dinosaurs & volcanoes in Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"; Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony"; "Dance of the Hours" by Ponchielli with delightful dancing hippos, crocodiles, ostriches & elephants; and Mussorgsky's darkly apocalyptic "Night On Bald Mountain" which morphs into "Ave Maria" in the rain. Narration by Deems Taylor (restoration narration by actor Corey Burton); Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski; won Honorary Oscars to Walt Disney & Leopold Stokowski in 1942; listed on National Film Registry (1990); at end of 2011, holds #22 box office ranking, at 83,043,500 tickets
Disney Video color DVD [11/2000] out of prodn/many used
Disney Video color VHS [9/92] out of prodn/many, many used
full credits from IMDb

"Fantasia  2000"  animated sequel
[Disney/Buena Vista Dec 1999]
Fantasia 2000 animated feature film   Animated musical sequences include Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony; whales at sea set to "The Pines of Rome"; 1930s New York City set to Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue"; "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" fairy tale set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto #2; a goofy flamingo set to the finale of "Carnival of The Animals"; the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse; "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck; and a forest sequence set to "The Firebird"; released in IMAX format
Disney Video widescreen color DVD [11/2000] out of prodn/many used
Disney Video color VHS [11/2000] out of prodn/many, many used
full credits from IMDb

more details (synopses, Blu-ray & DVDs, trailers, docufilms, posters, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Walt Disney's Fantasia" Movies Page

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" [2009]
"Best American Film of 2009." — critic Stuart Klawans
voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon,
Willem Dafoe & Owen Wilson • full credits from IMDb

"The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox: A Film by Wes An..." [] by Wes Anderson

"Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage)" [Dec 1973] /tt0070544/
Co-written & directed by René Laloux, co-written by Roland Topor; based on the novel by Stefan Wul
watch official trailer [6/2007 upload; 2:17] online at YouTube

"Felix The Cat: The Movie"  animated feature
[New World Pictures U.K. 1988, USA 1991] /tt0259308/


"Flatland" 11-minute short [1965]
Directed by Eric Martin; narrated by Dudley Moore; VHS/DVD not available; credits from IMDb

"Flatland" 22-minute short [1982]
Directed by Michele Emmer; VHS/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

Flatland feature video  "Flatland: The Film" 98-minute video release [indep 2007]
The two-dimensional population of Flatland reaches two crises at the same time: a rise in martial law ordered by the circular leaders of government, and the arrival of a sphere, a seemingly-magical 3-dimensional being who establishes a business called Messiah, Inc. Directed by Ladd Ehlinger Jr.; written by Tom Whalen, based on Edwin Abbott's 1884 novella
self-publd widescreen color DVD [2007] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Flatland short video  "Flatland: The Movie" 34-minute short [indep 2007]
A young girl living in a two-dimensional world decides to 'think outside the box', and her very life is soon in jeopardy. Co-directed & co-written by Dano Johnson & Jeffrey Travis; co-written by Seth Caplan; based on Edwin Abbott's 1884 novella; voices by Kristen Bell, Lee Eddy, Joe Estevez, Tony Hale, Martin Sheen & Michael York
Flat World Prodns color DVD [2007] for $22.77
available at IndieFlix: School Edition on DVD for $159.95 {sic}
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {other purchase options}

Flatland 1884 novella by Edwin A. Abbott  "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" [1884 novella]
by Edwin A. Abbott [1838-1926]

Echo Library Illustrated Edition 9x5¾ pb [10/2007] for $9.90
Dover Thrift 8x5 pb [9/92] for $2.00
Dover Thrift 8x5½ pb [3/75] out of print/many, many used
Signet Classic mass pb [6/64] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

"Fritz  The  Cat" [Polygram 1972]
Fritz  Two animated features based on Robert Crumb's dangerously subversive counter-culture comic strip. The first (and only) major-studio X-rated cartoon features.
Produced & directed by Ralph Bakshi
MGM/UA color widescreen DVD [12/2001] for $10.99
full credits from IMDb
sequel "Nine  Lives  of  Fritz  The  Cat" [1974]
MGM/UA widescreen color DVD [12/2001] for $17.98
full credits from IMDb

"The Illusionist / L'Illusionniste"
[Pathé/Django France June 2010, USA Dec 2010]
early illustration for "The Illusionist" animated film by Sylvain Chomet, based on a script by Jacques Tati  blue poster for "The Illusionist" animated film by Sylvain Chomet, based on a script by Jacques Tati  Animated feature film of a Tati-like character, a performer who is increasingly unable to compete with rock stars; he meets a little girl who becomes a fan, and they set out together for Prague. Written & directed by Sylvain Chomet, based on an unproduced 1956 script by Jacques Tati (said to be written for his estranged daughter); nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscar, won European Film Award for Best Animated Feature, won National Board of Review Spotlight Award
Sony Pictures Classics widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [5/2011] 2 disks for $23.78
Sony Pictures Classics widescreen color DVD [5/2011] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site
official Django Films, Edinburgh website

"John Carter of Mars" animated feature film
[Disney 2012?]
John Carter of Mars animated feature film from Disney (Princess of Mars art by Frank Frazetta)  
Based on Burroughs's 1917 novel "Princess of Mars"; begun by director Robert Rodriguez, followed by Kerry Conran and by Jon Favreau; current director is Andrew Stanton; art design based partly on work of illustrator Frank Frazetta
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available; click for latest info at IMDb

"A Princess of Mars" [Oct 1917 novel] by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950]
American Civil War veteran John Carter is set upon by Indians in Arizona and mysteriously transported to the planet Mars, called Barsoom by the locals. He becomes a leader of the four-armed 'green' Martian race, who kidnap a princess of the 'red' humanoid Martian race. Carter rescues Princess Dejah Thoris and leads her army to victory over the Zodanga city state.
Ballantine pb [1/90] for $6.50
Quiet Vision [Schoonover] pb [11/2000] for $10.39
Deodand 8½x5½ pb [8/2002] for $6.30
Wildside Press hardcover [6/2002] for $29.95

Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" animated feature [2014] /tt1640718/

"LEGO™: The Piece of Resistance" animated film in 3-D
[Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Feb 2014]
The Lego Movie 2014  A regular everyday little Lego figure is mistaken for a MasterBuilder and suddenly becomes part of a group on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing everything together: "The fate of the world is in his tiny yellow hands"
Co-written & co-directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller; co-directed by Chris McKay; featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 6/2013 official trailer [2:15] at YouTube

"The LEGO™ Batman Movie" [Warner Animation Group Feb 2017]
The Lego Batman Movie 2017  Batman is defending the city of Gotham from evil Joker, but things are not going well, so the self-centered loner hero may have to seek help and learn to work with others . . . • Directed by Chris McKay; written by Seth Grahame-Smith; featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis {as The Joker}, Susan Bennett
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers online at YouTube: 3/2016 Wayne Manor teaser trailer #1 [2:01]
           • 3/2016 Batcave teaser trailer #2 [2:16]

"The Last Unicorn" /tt0084237/ based on the book by Peter S. Beagle
poster for 2015 restored 'The Last Unicorn'

"Liberty's Kids: est. 1776"
animated TV series [DiC Ent. 2002-2003]
Liberty's Kids animated TV series  40-episode color half-hour TV series intended to teach 7- to 14-year-olds about the events of the American Revolution; main characters are Ben Franklin {voice of Walter Cronkite}, British teen Sarah, French orphan Henri, teen printer's apprentice James, and adult freed slave Moses • Starring Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist & D. Kevin Williams; celebrity voices include Annette Bening, Warren Buffett (as James Madison}, Walter Cronkite, Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Horse, Liam Neeson, Tom Poston, Arnold Schwarz-enegger, Norman Schwarzkopf, Maria Shriver, Sylvester Stallone (as Paul Revere}, Ben Stiller & Michael York
Cookie Jar / Shout! Factory color DVD set [10/2008] 6 disks for $42.49
full credits at IMDbofficial series siteseries entry at Wikipedia

"A Revolutionary Tale: A Look Back At Liberty's Kids" [2008 video]
standard 'Making of...' documentary, available on DVD set above • credits at IMDb

"Make Mine Music"animated feature [Disney]

"Melody-Time" animated feature [Disney]
segments include "Blame It On The Samba" with Donald Duck & Joe Carioca; "Bumble Boogie";
"Johnny Appleseed"; "Little Toot"; "Once Upon A Wintertime" starring by Frances Langford; "Pecos Bill"
with Roy Rogers and the Sons of The Pioneers band; and Alfred Joyce Kilmer's "Trees"

"Metoroporisu" animé feature film
[Toho Japan May 2001, USA Jan 2002]
Metropolis 2001 anime film directed by Rintaro  Graphic artist Osamu Tezuka was inspired by a poster for the 1927 "Metropolis" movie (co-written & directed by Fritz Lang) to create his very popular manga comic books, first published in the late 1940s; he apparantly never saw the film, and Tezuka's manga tales have very little similarity with Lang's story. The animé film by Katsuhiro Ôtomo & Rintaro was somewhat modernized, though the graphics were intentionally kept close to Tezuka's style. The basic storyline in the animated film is that a detective and his young son arrive in the fururistic city of Metropolis seeking a mad scientist, whose talents have produced a female robot who thinks that she is human. Directed by Rintaro; script by Katsuhiro Ôtomo; Japanese voices by Yuka Imoto, Kei Kobayashi, Kouki Okada, Tarô Ishida & Kousei Tomita; English voices by Rebecca Forstadt, Brianne Siddall, Michael Reisz, Jamieson Price & Simon Prescott
Sony color DVD [4/2002] 2 disks for $21.99
Columbia TriStar UMD format for PSP [3/2006] for $17.99
Columbia TriStar color VHS [9/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbBandai Visual official movie site

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" animated feature
[DreamWorks Animation March 2014]
The bespectacled dog Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman were introduced in 1959 in a series of short
segments as part of “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” from Jay Ward Productions; in more than 90 adventures, they jumped into
Peabody’s 'WABAC Machine' to travel back in time; under development since 2006 • latest info at IMDb

"My Dog Tulip"  animated feature [festival circuit 2009]
My Dog Tulip animated feature film  Described as "a bittersweet retrospective account of author J. R. Ackerley’s 16-
year relationship with his adopted Alsatian {German Shepherd}".
Co-written &
directed by Paul & Sandra Fierlinger; based on the novel by J.R. Ackerley;
featuring voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave & Isabella Rossellini
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site
My Dog Tulip memoir by J.R. Ackerley  "My Dog Tulip: Life With An Alsatian" [1956 memoir]
by J.R. Ackerley [1896–1967]

"In many ways this memoir is an intimate saga of human idealism and doggish realism.
Or is it the other way around?"

N.Y.R.B. Classics movie tie-in 8x5 pb [8/2010] for $10.08
N.Y.R.B. Classics 8x5 pb [9/99] out of print/many used
Fleet Publng Corp hardcover [1965] out of print/scarce

"Peanuts 3-D" [Fox/Blue Sky Nov 2015]

more information at Spirit of America Bookstore's Charles M. Schulz [1922-2000] & Peanuts® Page

"Persepolis" [France May 2007, USA Oct 2007]
French-language Persepolis movie poster  
Persepolis graphic novel  
Oscar-nominated mostly black-and-white animated masterpiece, French-language with subtitles. Tells the history of artist Satrapi from her childhood under the Shah of Iran, during the Iraq-Iran War, and thru exile in Vienna & Paris. Co-written & co-directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, based on Satrapi's graphic novels; with the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, François Jerosme, Arié Elmaleh & Mathias Mlekuz; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film
Sony Pictures widescreen color/b&w DVD [6/2008] for $20.99
full credits from IMDb
official French-language movie site on MySpace {requires Flash}
Sony Classics official USA moviesite {Flash only}
French-language 27"x40" poster from Amazon for $19.99

listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Complete Persepolis: Now a Major Motion Picture" [2007]
Pantheon 8¾x6 pb graphic novel [10/2007] for $16.47
prior editions in paper & hardcover

"The Phantom Toll Booth" []
Looney Tunes maker Chuck Jones version of the classic children's book

"The Point" [ABC-TV Feb 1971]
Harry Nilsson's animated The Point on DVD  In a kingdom where everyone and everything is pointed, young Oblio's round head stands out, yet he is quite popular; an evil count has Oblio banished from the kingdom to other lands, where the boy and his dog Arrow discover other viewpoints. The TV show and music were written by Harry Nilsson; the original TV narration was by Dustin Hoffman, but due to contractual restrictions, was later rerecorded by Alan Barzman, Alan Thicke & Ringo Starr. Co-produced & directed by Fred Wolf; co-produced, co-written & music by Harry Nilsson; co-written by Carole Beers & Norm Lenzer; DVD narration by Ringo Starr; other voices by Mike Lookinland, Paul Frees, Lennie Weinrib, Bill Martin, Buddy Foster & Joan Gerber
full credits at IMDbHarry Nilsson's official movie site
R.C.A. color DVD [3/2004] for $9.97
D.C.C. Compact Classics album by Harry Nilsson on audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used

"The Puppetoon Movie" [June 1987]
The Puppetoon Movie  Compiled by Arnold Leibovit; artistry of George Pal & Kurt Hanson,
including "Tubby The Tuba" [1947]
Image Ent. color DVD [11/2000] for $9.99
Uni Distribution color VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDbofficial Puppetoon website
'Tubby the Tuba' official website

"Puss In Boots" [DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Nov 2011]
The swashbuckling hero is voiced by Antonio Banderas • full credits at IMDb

"Rango" animated feature [I.L.M./Paramount Feb 2011]
won Oscar for Best Animated Feature    Rango animated feature on DVD & Blu-ray  An outstanding and also astounding CGI-generated film, the first from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic company; suggested by several print reviewers as Best of The Year (before it opened). A city-bred lizard gets abandoned in the desert and stumbles into the town of Dirt in the middle of a water crisis. Co-produced, directed & co-written by Gore Verbinski; co-written by John Logan; starring voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton & Timothy Olyphant; won Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Eddie Award from American Cinema Editors, four Annie Awards, BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, Hollywood Film Festival Award, National Board of Review Award, People's Choice Award, & four Visual Effects Society Awards
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [7/2011] 2 disks for $19.99
Paramount widescreen color DVD [7/2011] for $15.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Ballad of Rango book by David S. Cohen  
"The Ballad of Rango: The Art and Making of An Outlaw Film" [2011]
by David S. Cohen, Introduction by Gore Verbinski

Insight Editions 10¼x11½ hardcover [3/2011] for $26.37

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Books & Song & Movies Page

includes the Fleischer cartoon short [1948], the Rankin/Bass TV specials [1964 & 1976],
and the recent feature-length films [1998 & 2001]

"The Soldier's Tale" animated film [P.B.S./WGBH-TV 1984]
1984 animated version of Igor Stravinsky "The Soldier's Tale"  A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin; the stranger is none other than The Devil • 51-minute animated film directed by R.O. Blechman & Christian Blackwood; based on "L'Histoire du Soldat" by Igor Stravinsky & C.F. Ramuz; narrated by Andre Gregory; voices of Max von Sydow {as The Devil}, Dusan Makavejev, Mike Mearian, Galina Panova & Brother Theodore
Koch Lorber Films color DVD [7/2004] out of prodn/used
M.G.M. color VHS [1985] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb'Histoire du Soldat" entry at Wikipedia

"Sword of The Stranger"
aka 'Sutorejia: Mukô hadan' [Bones/Shochiku Japan Sept 2007, Bandai USA July 2008]
Sword of The Stranger  Assassins try to kill a young boy living in a monastery, for reasons unknown to him; he flees with his dog and then seeks protection from a lone and nameless samurai.
Directed by Masahiro Andô; written by Fumihiko Takayama
DVD & Blu-ray limited release in April 2008
full credits at IMDbofficial website {in Japanese}official U.S. website
"Sword of The Stranger" banner

"The Tale of The White Serpent" aka "Hakuja-den"
[Toei Doga Japan Sept 1958; USA release July 1961 as "Panda & The Magic Serpent"]
Hakuja-den Tale of The White Serpent pioneer anime feature film  The first-ever color animé feature film, made in Japan; based on a Chinese tale that existed before the XIVth Century, with the addition of two cute pet panda characters
Co-directed by Kazuhiko Okabe; co-written & co-directed by Taiji Yabushita
Digiview color DVD [4/2004] for $9.98
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes"
video release [Warner Bros. Aug 2010]
Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes feature-length animated video release  A series of jewel heists baffle Scotland Yard, who arrest a singer (who was framed); Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson take on the case, with help from Tom and Jerry; other characters include Droopy, Butch & Tuffy. Directed by Spike Brandt & Jeff Siergey; written by Earl Kress; voices of Michael York {as Holmes}, John Rhys-Davies {as Watson}, Malcolm McDowell {as Moriarity}, Grey DeLisle, Jeff Bergman & Kath Soucie
Warner Home Video color Blu-ray & DVD combo [10/2010] 2 disks for $20.99
Warner Home Video color DVD [8/2010] for $15.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"The Tragedy of Macbeth" animated feature  [DVD release Dec 2012]
'Tragedy of Macbeth' animated feature starring the Robot Shakespeare Company  95-minute animated film starring the Robot Shakespeare Company with Shakespeare's
original text and subtitles in modern English
• Co-produced, directed & voices by Dan
Gallagher; co-produced & voices by James Curcione; voices by Mirai Booth-Ong
Bright Red Prodns color DVD [12/2012] for $14.99
credits at IMDbofficial producer website
see also Spirit of America Bookstore's William Shakespeare [1564-1616] Page
and Magic Lantern's 'Shakespeare On Film' Festival Pages

"Vals Im Bashir"  animated feature [Israel 2008]
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film; full credits from IMDb

"Waking Life"  animated feature [2001] by Richard Linklater

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"  animated feature [Disney 1988]
based on Gary K. Wolf's novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

"Yellow Submarine" [Apple Corps / United Artists 1968]
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

"Yellow Submarine" animated remake in 3-D [in turnaround 3/2011]
To be directed by Robert Zemeckis • IMDb entry gone (2014)

"Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa)" animé feature film
[Japan Aug 2016, USA April 2017]
Your Name hit animé feature film   Overcame political tensions to break box-office records across Asia, including Most Popular Animé of All Time in Japan. High school girl Mitsuha lives in a small mountain town and dreams of someday going to live in Tokyo. Tokyo high school boy Taki works in an Italian restaurant and dreams of becoming an artist. One night they wake up in each other's body, which recurs randomly; they adjust and become accustomed to it. One night they are each watching the sky and see a shooting star and begin to want to meet in person. But something seems to prevent their meeting . . . • Written & directed by Makoto Shinkai; English script by Clark Cheng; music by Radwimps; Japanese voice actors include Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kaito Ishikawa, Kanon Tani, Masaki Terasoma, Sayaka Ohara, Kazuhiko Inoue, Chafûrin, Kana Hanazawa, Etsuko Ichi-hara, Masami Nagasawa; English voice actors include Ray Chase, Marc Diraison, Glynis Ellis, Catie Harvey, Kyle Hebert, Cassandra Morris, Laura Post, Ben Pronsky, H.D. Quinn, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas, Katy Vaughn, Scott Williams
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbJapan movie siteUSA movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 3/2017 official English-dub trailer [1:46] at YouTube

Your Name light novel by Makoto Shinkai  "Your Name" light novel [2016] by Makoto Shinkai
Kindle Edition from Yen Press LLC [5/2017] for $7.99
Yen On 8½x5¼ hardcover [5/2017] for $13.52
Kadokawa Japanese-language 10¾x8¼ tankobon hardcover [6/2016] out of print/40+ used
book entry at Wikipedia
'Your Name' animé movie soundtrack album on CD & MP-3  "Your Name" animé movie soundtrack album on CD & MP-3 [2016] by Radwimps
Caroline Deluxe Edition soundtrack CD [3/2017] 30 tracks on 2 disks for $9.49
E.M.I./Caroline Intl. soundtrack CD [9/2016] 27 tracks for $16.98
E.M.I./Caroline Intl. MP-3 soundtrack album download [11/2016] 27 tracks for $11.49
soundtrack album entry at Wikipedia

Animated  Film  Series
Eventually this section will include the "Shrek", "Ice Age", "Kung Fu Panda" and similar feature cartoon series.

"The Jetsons" animated TV sitcom [1962-63 and 1985 and 1987]
Animated TV series of 75 episodes that is essentially a sitcom about a family living in a distant future, featuring George & Jane Jetson, teen Judy Jetson, son Elroy
Jetson, Rosie the Robot Maid, and Astro the Dog; 24 episodes in the first season (Sept 1962 thru March 1963), 41 episodes on the second season (Sept-Dec 1985),
and ten episodes in the third season (Oct-Nov 1987), plus several feature-length releases
• no official website (2016) • 'The Jetsons' entry at Wikipedia

color title card for 'The Jetsons' tv show  Series produced & co-directed by Joseph Barbera & William Hanna; featuring voices of
George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Daws Butler, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Don Messick,
Jean Vander Pyl, Frank Welker, Howard Morris
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
"The Jetsons: The Complete First Season" [2004]
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [10/2004] 24 episodes on 4 disks for $23.87
"The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 1" [2009]
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [6/2009] 21 episodes on 3 disks for $12.68
"The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 2" [2011]
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [12/2011] 20 episodes on 3 disks for $29.99
"The Jetsons: The Complete Third Season" [2014]
Warner Archive Collection color DVD [5/2014] 10 episodes on 1 disk for $17.99

'The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones' video release  "The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones" video release [Hanna-Barbera Prodns Nov 1987]
Elroy invents a time machine that malfunctions, sending the Jetsons to the prehistoric past and bringing the Flint-stones to the future. Directed by Don Lusk & Ray Patterson; written by Don Nelson & Arthur Alsberg; featuring voices of Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Hamilton Camp, Henry Corden, Julie (Dees) McWhirter, Don Messick, George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, John Stephenson, Brenda Vaccaro, Jean Vander Pyl, Janet Waldo, Frank Welker & Patric Zimmerman
Hanna-Barbera Home Video color DVD [10/2011] for $14.56
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Rockin' with Judy Jetson 1988 TV movie  "Rockin' With Judy Jetson" TV movie [Hanna-Barbera Prodns Jan 1988]
Lyrics that Judy Jetson writes for teen heartthrob Sky Rocker are switched with a secret message from a music-hating witch, causing an intergalactic crisis. Directed by Paul Sommer & Ray Patterson; written by Charles M. Howell IV & Kevin Hopps; featuring voices of Janet Waldo, George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Rob Paulsen, Jean Vander Pyl, Charles Adler, Mel Blanc, P.L. Brown, Steve Bulen, Ruth Buzzi, Hamilton Camp, Selette Cole, Peter Cullen, Pat Fraley, Cindy McGee, Pat Musick, Eric Suter, B.J. Ward, Beau Weaver
Warner Archive color DVD-R [9/2011] for $14.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
Jetsons: The Movie 1990 animated feature film   "Jetsons: The Movie" [Hanna-Barbera/Universal Pictures July 1990]
George gets a work promotion that requires moving the family to a distant planet. Produced & directed by Joseph Barbera & William Hanna; written by Dennis Marks; featuring the voices of George O'Hanlon, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton, singer Tiffany, Patric Zimmerman, Don Messick, Janet Waldo, Jean Vander Pyl, Ronnie Schell, Patti Deutsch, Dana Hill, Russi Taylor, Paul Kreppel, Rick Dees, Jeff Bergman, Brian Cummings, Brad Garrett, Rob Paulsen, Susan Silo, B.J. Ward, Jim Ward
Universal Studios Home Ent. color DVD [9/2015] for $5.15
Universal Studios Home Ent. color DVD [4/2009] for $9.04
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

untitled Jetsons & W.W.E. video release [Warner Bros. 2017?]  4/2016
Announced 1/2015: a new animated Jetsons feature film, with Matt Lieberman of SourceFed to provide the screenplay • not yet listed at IMDb

Looney Tunes official logo
browse Looney Tunes on DVD
Magic Lantern's 'Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies' Page

Shakespeare Animated Tales  "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales" [BBC2-TV 1992-94]
Twelve half-hour episodes, in many styles: "The Tempest", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "As You Like It", "Hamlet", "Julius Caesar", "Richard III", "Romeo & Juliet", "Othello", "Macbeth", "The Winter's Tale", "Taming of the Shrew" & "Twelfth Night"
Ambrose color DVD [7/2004] 4 discs for $71.99
full credits from IMDb
see also Magic Lantern's 'Shakespeare On Film' Festival

"Willie Whopper" animated cartoon shorts [M.G.M. Cartoon Studio 1933-34]
The notorious pint-sized (later endearingly chubby) fibber Willie Whopper claims some impossible 'I was there', then each cartoon segues into an adventure
in which Willie is the hero in some historic or legendary situation; produced & directed by Ub Iwerks; animated by Grim Natwick & Bernard Wolf
Ub Iwerks credits {over 120 titles} at IMDb'Willie Whopper' entry at Wikipedia
watch full low-res b&w cartoon "The Air Race" [9/2010 upload; 7:26] online at Internet Archive

'Robin Hood, Jr.' 1934 b&w cartoon short starring Willie Whopper  "Ub Iwerks' Willie Whopper Collection" [2015]
contains 14 short cartoons, 1933-34: "The Air Race"; "The Cave Man"; "Davy Jones' Locker"; "The Good Scout"; "Hell's Fire"; "Insultin' The Sultan"; "Jungle Jitters"; "Play Ball"; "Rasslin' Round"; "Reducing Creme"; "Robin Hood, Jr."; "Spite Flight"; "Stratos Fear"; "Viva Willie" – and lots of extras
118-minute M.G.M. b&w/2-color Blu-ray/DVD combo [10/2015] 2 disks for $15.95
75-minute b&w VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used

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