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1980s Animated Movies

Public list by WPS with 230 movies or TV shows/series

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit(1988)

PG
| 1h 44min | Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Crime
3.8/5 (with 2,498 votes)

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

The Great Mouse Detective(1986)

3.5/5 (with 715 votes)

When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.

The Fox and the Hound(1981)

3.6/5 (with 1,412 votes)

When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and the object of his search is his best friend!

The Transformers: The Movie(1986)

3.6/5 (with 209 votes)

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

Directed by Nelson Shin, Margaret Nichols

The Land Before Time(1988)

3.6/5 (with 1,126 votes)

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Directed by Don Bluth

Oliver & Company(1988)

G
| 1h 17min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 687 votes)

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Directed by George Scribner

Heavy Metal(1981)

3.2/5 (with 310 votes)

The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

The Black Cauldron(1985)

3.2/5 (with 541 votes)

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.

Pink Floyd: The Wall(1982)

R
| 1h 35min | Music, Drama
4.0/5 (with 633 votes)

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Fire and Ice(1983)

3.3/5 (with 108 votes)

In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron's palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol's beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron's sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.

Directed by Ralph Bakshi

An American Tail(1986)

3.4/5 (with 581 votes)

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

Directed by Don Bluth

One Crazy Summer(1986)

3.1/5 (with 78 votes)

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

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Mickey's Christmas Carol(1983)

3.8/5 (with 382 votes)

Ebenezer Scrooge is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some new found friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. A retelling of the classic Dickens tale with Disney's classic characters.

Directed by Burny Mattinson

Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales(1982)

G
| 1h 10min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 78 votes)

If Bugs Bunny were to direct his signature inquiry--"What's up, doc?"--toward the modern-day Warner Bros. creative team, he wouldn't be far off. For 1001 Rabbit Tales, they've doctored up a batch of classic cartoons featuring the carrot muncher and his bumbling comrades and bundled them, near seamlessly, into a feature-length film. Here's the premise: Bugs and Daffy, both book salesmen, are competing to sell the most copies of a kids' book. Instead of burrowing a beeline to his sales territory (he should have made a left at Albuquerque), Bugs ends up in the castle of Yosemite Sam, here a harem-leading honcho. Sam's pain-in-the-spurs son, Prince Abalaba, needs somebody to read him stories; Bugs, who'd sooner take the job than suffer the alternative, that involving being boiled in oil, signs on.

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie(1981)

G
| 1h 19min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 61 votes)

Bugs Bunny hosts an award show featuring several classic Looney Tunes shorts and characters. This movie was released in 1981 by Warner Bros. and was produced by Friz Freleng. New footage was one of the final productions done by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (also known as Marvel Productions beginning in the 1980s) and the film was re-released in the USA on April 28, 2009 from Warner Home Video.

Directed by Friz Freleng

Caveman(1981)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 66 votes)

In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside of his cave. Eventually he and friends Lar, and Tala learn the secrets of fire, cooked meat, and how to defend themselves from the brutal, yet very stupid.

The Secret of NIMH(1982)

3.7/5 (with 351 votes)

A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

Directed by Don Bluth

Asterix vs. Caesar(1985)

3.2/5 (with 241 votes)

Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue them on a dangerous journey that will involve gladiators, slavers and beauracracy - and a personal encounter with the Emperor himself, Julius Caesar...

Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers(1987)

3.6/5 (with 105 votes)

When Shaggy inherits an old Southern estate from an uncle, he and his sleuthing hounds take a road trip. But they don't even make it to the mansion before the haunting starts. Amid headless horsemen, walking skeletons, and a menacing butler, Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy get majorly spooked.

Directed by Paul Sommer, Carl Urbano

The Brave Little Toaster(1987)

3.5/5 (with 178 votes)

A group of dated appliances, finding themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to seek their young 8 year old "master".

Directed by Jerry Rees

Night on the Galactic Railroad(1985)

1h 48min | Animation, Fantasy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 30 votes)

Giovanni currently lives a dreary life of near non-stop work. At school, his peers ridicule him incessantly, and his employer at work is distant and cold. As his isolation from society becomes unbearable, he suddenly finds himself on a train heading far away from his miserable home. Accompanied by Campanella, an acquaintance from school, Giovanni embarks on a journey that will define the rest of his life.

Directed by Gisaburō Sugii

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School(1988)

3.7/5 (with 135 votes)

Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf(1988)

3.7/5 (with 137 votes)

Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy's girlfriend to help him win a race against other monsters, and become human again.

Directed by Ray Patterson

The Little Fox(1981)

3.8/5 (with 24 votes)

A tale about a little fox Vuk from the novel of the famous Hungarian writer István Fekete.

Directed by Attila Dargay

The Last Unicorn(1982)

3.6/5 (with 201 votes)

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island(1983)

3.3/5 (with 49 votes)

Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a treasure map that leads them to a wishing well, which for a penny will grant any wish (through old cartoon footage). Daffy sets up a resort around the well and various Looney Tunes characters have their dreams come true. Meanwhile, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil hunt for the varmints who stole their treasure map!

The Snowman(1982)

3.8/5 (with 127 votes)

A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Directed by Dianne Jackson

When the Wind Blows(1986)

3.7/5 (with 109 votes)

With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II.

Directed by Jimmy Murakami

The Plague Dogs(1982)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Adventure, Animation, Drama
3.9/5 (with 95 votes)

Two dogs, Rowf and Snitter, stuggle to survive in the countryside after escaping from an animal research laboratory. They are pursued by search parties and then the military after rumors spread that they could be carrying the bubonic plague.

Directed by Martin Rosen

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones(1987)

3.4/5 (with 66 votes)

Elroy Jetson invents a time machine that takes him back to prehistoric times, where he meets the Flintstone family.

Directed by Don Lusk, Ray Patterson
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