1988 Animation Movies

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

    • NR
    • 89 min
    • Animation

    In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

      • PG
      • 103 min
      • Animation

      '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. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation.

      Akira

      Akira

        • R
        • 124 min
        • Animation

        The year is 2019, 31 years after Tokyo was destroyed by a top secret weapons project during World War III. Now, Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists. The government seethes with corruption and only maintains token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past.

        Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda plunge into Neo-Tokyo's darkest secret when their motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. Tetsuo, captured by the military, is subjected to experiments that make him a powerful psychic, but, unfortunately for Neo-Tokyo, Tetsuo's powers rage out of control and he lashes out at the world that has oppressed him! Nothing can stop the destructive forces that Tetsuo wields except possibly the last boy to destroy Tokyo - Akira!

        The Land Before Time

        The Land Before Time

        • 70%
        • G
        • 70 min
        • Animation

        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 onea different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

        Appleseed

        Appleseed

          • Unrated
          • 71 min
          • Animation

          In the futuristic metropolis of Olympus a terrorist attack takes place. A special ESWAT team, including Deunan Knute and Briareos Hecatonchires, is sent in to deal with the threat. They succeed in averting the immediate danger, but one of the terrorists manages to escape. The OVA tells the story of a terrorist plot to take over Gaia — the central AI running Olympus. This involves a disillusioned ESWAT officer and the terrorist who got away, and Hitomi, Deunan's bioroid friend who is used as a pawn to gain access to Gaia.

          Care Bears Nutcracker Suite

            • Unrated
            • 62 min
            • Animation

            An animated version, starring the Care Bears, of the fairy tale that inspired the famous ballet.

            Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

            Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

              • 72 min
              • Animation

              In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy

              Dominion Tank Police

                • R
                • 138 min
                • Animation

                In the far future, Earth is a polluted hell with massive cities and a crime problem to match. Keeping the peace is the Tank police that literally use tanks as both their vehciles and main weapons with a nearly insane brutal dedication to their job. Leona Ozaki, joins them as the first female member, and must find a way to work with the others in her own style. That's something that has to be settled soon considering that the notorious Cat Girls and their dumb male partner are planning crimes that require Leon's skill to stop. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <[email protected]>

                Kimagure orenji rôdo

                  • Unrated
                  • 25 min
                  • Animation

                  Kyousuke Kasuga is a completely normal Japanese high school student, with two very big problems. The first is his complete and utter inability to choose between two girls, the bright, bubbly, and overbearing Hikaru, and the moody, beautiful, Madoka. The second problem... well... he has telekinesis, and doesn't want anybody to know about it. Written by Mike Toole <[email protected]>

                  Light Years

                  Light Years

                    • PG
                    • 83 min
                    • Adventure

                    The paradise world of Gandahar is threatened by a mysterious power, so Queen Ambisextra and the Council of Women send the warrior Sylvain to scout for this danger. He discovers metallic humanoids with a paralyzing ray who send the bodies of those they capture through a portal. Later these individuals return, also encased in metal. Airelle serves as the love interest for Sylvain. He meets "The Deformed," a group of mutants who Sylvain at first mistakes for the enemy. The cause of this terror is traced to the giant brain Metamorphis, although Metamorphis is puzzled about how he could be the cause. The metal humanoids are coming back in time from the future, so Metamorphis offers to place Sylvain in stasis until that time. Sylvain awakens in 1,000 years as planned, and destroys the old, weakened, and now insane, Metamorphis.