2001 Animation Movies

Spirited Away (2001)

Spirited Away

  • 97%
  • PG
  • 125 min
  • Animation

In this traditional Japanese anime film, a young girl is taken away to an inhuman world inhabited by strange spirits. Her slovenly parents are turned into pigs, and she is faced with the task of turning them back to human form and finding her way home.

Monsters Inc. (2001)

Monsters Inc.

    • G
    • 92 min
    • Animation

    In the realm of things that go bump in the night ? another animated flick from Pixar (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life), this comedy-adventure tells the story of a large, furry, spotted, and horned James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) and his best friend and roommate, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster (Billy Crystal), who audition for spots under children's beds. They then must capture the children's screams, that provide the energy on which the monsters live. When the two...

    Shrek (2001)

    Shrek

    • 89%
    • PG
    • 90 min
    • Animation

    Set in a strange, colorful land populated by fairy tale characters, SHREK is a hilarious comedy that will win over audiences of children and adults alike. Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome green ogre living in isolation in his own cozy little swamp. He is not receptive to visitors, and fends off the occasional party of torch-wielding villagers with ease. But when the power-hungry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) turns Shrek's swamp into a relocation camp for dozens of banished fairy-tale...

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire

      • PG
      • 95 min
      • Animation

      The Lost Continent legend gets a new-old spin in a state-of-the-art animated epic that's been years in the making. Set in the early 1900s, this Jules Verne-style adventure follows intrepid explorer Milo Thatcher (voiced by Michael J. Fox), who joins a submarine mission in search of Atlantis. Images popping up on the Internet indicate that Disney has made another advance in the art of animation.

      Waking Life (2001)

      Waking Life

      • 80%
      • R
      • 99 min
      • Animation

      A imaginative animated film about a man (Wiley Wiggins) whose dreamlike adventures in an alternative reality bring him into contact with a series of bizarre characters. The movie's most interesting feature is its use of "rotoscoping" � animation that is "drawn" on top of digitally shot live-action footage.

      Osmosis Jones (2001)

      Osmosis Jones

      • 55%
      • PG
      • 95 min
      • Animation

      When the virus (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) invades Frank's body, renegade white blood cell Osmosis Jones (voiced by Chris Rock) springs into action to hunt down and destroy it. Unfortunately, he's stuck with his partner Drix (the voice of David Hyde Pierce), a painkiller-packing 12-hour cold capsule who can be a bit of a pain himself. Together they race against the biological clock to save Frank from certain death, dodging mucus mud slides, toxic spills, hurricane-force sneezes and things...

      Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

      Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

      • 44%
      • PG-13
      • 106 min
      • Animation

      Though the movie is based on the popular video game series created by Square Soft, it reportedly will not feature characters or storylines from any of the games. What is known is the plot follows the adventures of our heroine, Aki, and centers around an alien race that invades Earth in the year 2065 with a plan to take over the planet. The movie is destined to raise the standard by which all animation will be judged by using revolutionary technology that will bring the "virtual actors"...

      Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

      Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

        • R
        • 116 min
        • Animation

        Set on Mars in the year 2071, this film's story starts when a tanker truck explodes in a large city, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. A massive reward attracts the interest of Bebop, a team of interplanetary bounty hunters, who sign on to investigate the event. Soon, they discover that the case appears to be connected to a man who had been believed dead for over ten years.

        Monkeybone (2001)

        Monkeybone

        • 20%
        • PG-13
        • 93 min
        • Animation

        Life couldn't be better for cartoonist Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser). He has created a hit comic strip featuring Monkeybone, a petulant rascal with a penchant for wise cracks and racy antics. Stu, happy and in love with his beautiful girlfriend Julie (Bridget Fonda) is on the verge of big success, as his comic strip is about to become a national television show. But on the night Stu is to propose to Julie, he is struck down in a freak accident.

        While Stu's body lies comatose - and Julie...

        Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

        Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

          • G
          • 83 min
          • Animation

          All the parents have been stolen! A group af aliens, the Yokians, has abducted them, and it's up to a young genius to go to outer space to rescue them.

          American Legends (2001)

          American Legends

            • G
            • 58 min
            • Animation

            Meet the doers and dreamers who made America great -- including John Henry, the railroad builder who proved the value of believing in oneself. Journey with giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan as he clears the land for American settlers. Follow the trail of the beloved American Icon Johnny Appleseed, who planted apple trees which blossomed along the new frontier. Then, take an unforgettable ride with Casey Jones, The Brave Engineer who never failed to deliver the mail...no matter how difficult the...

            Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

            Barbie in the Nutcracker

              • Unrated
              • 76 min
              • Animation

              "Barbie" stars as Clara in this animated retelling of the classic Christmas ballet, complete with Tchaikovsky soundtrack and ballet choreography.

              Bat Thumb (2001)

              Bat Thumb

                • Unrated
                • 25 min
                • Comedy

                Super hero Wuce Bane (a.k.a. Bat Thumb) and his trusty sidekick, Blue Jay, are called upon to save Gaaathumb City from the evil, despicable, and poorly dressed "No Face." Will the city survive? Will Bat Thumb's true identity be revealed? Will Vicky Nail learn to control her unruly waves? Find out the answers to all these questions in this latest comic adventure from master storyteller Steve O.

                Choo-choo-2 (2001)

                Choo-choo-2

                  • Unrated
                  • 27 min
                  • Animation

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                  Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

                  Christmas Carol: The Movie

                  • 20%
                  • PG
                  • 77 min
                  • Animation

                  The film begins with a live-action sequence set in Boston in 1857, the site of a live reading by renowned novelist Dickens. As he begins his 'story of ghosts' a woman in the audience screams because she has seen a mouse and Dickens points out that this is appropriate since his story begins with a mouse. At this point the story turns into the animated version and Dickens explains that the mouse, named Gabriel, carries a glimmer of hope amidst the glaring co-existence of rich and poor...

                  Detective Conan: Count Down to Heaven (2001)

                  Detective Conan: Count Down to Heaven

                    • PG
                    • 100 min
                    • Animation

                    This installment in the Case Closed anime film and TV franchise finds detective Conan witnesses a horrific event at the opening of a skyscraper, and sets to work investigating the prime suspect - his old adversary, the infamous Black Organization. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

                    El Bosque Animado (2001)

                    El Bosque Animado

                      • 83 min
                      • Animation

                      3D animaatiotarina kertoo Furi myyrästä, joka asuu Elävässä metsässä, jota ihmiset ovat pilaamassa kaatamalla puita ja saastuttamalla joen. Furi myyrä rakastaa intohimoisesti Lindaa, mutta ei uskalla sitä kertoa. Eräänä päivänä ihmiset vangitsevat muut myyrät, ja alkaa pelastusoperaatio. Tarkoituksena on vapauttaa Linda sekä muut myyrät ihmisten talosta.

                      Fifty Percent Grey (2001)

                      Fifty Percent Grey

                        • Unrated
                        • 3 min
                        • Animation

                        A soldier awakens on a gray, deserted plane. He rises, stretches - is that a drop of blood we see on the ground? He removes his helmet. A large television set sweeps into view. He walks to it, pushes a video tape into the slot, and the tape begins to play. "Welcome to Heaven, you are dead." The soldier hastens away; another television set rolls in front of him. The soldier draws his gun. Can he put an end to death? Or do other states await him? Written by ...

                        Flat Stanley

                          • Animation

                          Student Film 2001. Based on the 1964 Jeff Brown children's book 'Flat Stanley'. This gothic re-imagining tells the story of when Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother Arthur are given a big bulletin board by their Dad for displaying pictures and posters. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed. During the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door,...

                          Haunted Castle (2001)

                          Haunted Castle

                          • 25%
                          • PG
                          • 38 min
                          • Animation

                          A young musician and singer named Johnny has been notified by a law firm that his mother, an aging rock star whom Johnny hasn't seen or heard from since he was 3 years old, has died in a helicopter accident. Johnny has been willed her castle and all of her property and money, but he must visit the actual castle to claim these things.