Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: 2-Genre Table :: Drama :: Animation


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Anastasia (1997)

The only surviving child of the Russian Royal Family hooks up with two con men while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

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Arthur Christmas (2011)

On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.

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Bambi (1942)

Animated film about a young deer, Bambi, growing up in the wild after his mother is shot by hunters.

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A Christmas Carol (2009)

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

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The Fox & The Hound (1981)

Two childhood animal friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

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From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

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Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

In the year 2032, Bat˘, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. With her newfound power, she tries to use it to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results.

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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

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How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

A deformed bellringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancing girl.

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The Illusionist (2010)

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

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The Land Before Time (1988)

Five orphan dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, while grieving the loss of their families and banding together to face the odds of survival.

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The Lion King (1994)

Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.

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The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)

To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

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The Little Mermaid 3: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

The plot explores the story of Athena, Ariel's mother, through the narration of Ariel.

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Mary & Max (2009)

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicań desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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Persepolis (2007)

Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

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Pinocchio (1940)

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

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Pocahontas (1995)

The daughter of a Native American tribe chief and English soldier share a romance when English colonists invade 17th century Virginia.

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The Prince Of Egypt (1998)

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

The RAS agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher

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The Rugrats movie (1998)

Tommy, Angelica, Chuckie, Phil an Lil get lost while going on vacation, now they must find the way back to their home

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The Secret of Nimh (1982)

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of super-intelligent rats, in whom she has a deeper link to than she ever suspected.

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Son of Batman (2014)

Batman learns he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son, secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins.

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Summer Wars (2009)

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancÚ of his friend in her grandmother's 90th birthday.

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

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Tarzan (1999)

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum...

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The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

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Up! (2009)

By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

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Waking Life (2001)

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

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Waltz with Bashir (2008)

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

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Watership Down (1978)

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

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Whisper of the Heart (1995)

A young girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow...

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