Anime and Animation


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5 Centimeters Per Second

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Writer: Makoto Shinkai
Actor: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura
Summary: Witness the story of Takaki, a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. Feel his emotions superimposed on the gorgeous, heavily researched and impressively animated backdrops of Japan, as he travels by train to see her. Join Takaki on a voyage into three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives.
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Aladdin

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writer: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Actor: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale
Screenplay: PN1997 .A3149 1991a
Summary: In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matter most - on the inside.
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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson
Writer: Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Dick Kelsey, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Del Connell, Tom Oreb, John Walbridge
Actor: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J. Pat O'Malley, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel
Summary: Alice is a bored schoolgirl who yearns for a more exciting life. Things get 'curiouser and curiouser' after she follows the frantic White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and has a series of surreal misadventures in the madcap world of Wonderland, where 'nothing's impossible.' In Wonderland, Alice meets extraordinary characters such as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat.
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Animal Farm

Director: John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Writer: Joy Batchelor, John Halas, Borden Mace, Philip Stapp, Lothar Wolff
Actor: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham
Summary: A group of farm animals successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by the unscrupulous pig Napoleon, whose slogan is 'all animals are equal but some animals more equal than others.'
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Bambi

Director: David Hand
Writer: Larry Morey
Actor: Hardie Albright, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards, Bobette Audrey, Thelma Boardman, Stan Alexander, Donnie Dunagan, Sterling Holloway, John Sutherland, Paul Winslowe, Cammie King, Ann Gillis, Thelma Hubbard, Mary Lansing, Fred Shields, Will Wright
Summary: Bambi is a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, in particular a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower. He learns the skills needed to survive, and he even finds love. One day, however, the human hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety.
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1

Director: Jay Oliva
Writer: Bob Goodman
Actor: Peter Weller, Michael Emerson, David Selby, Michael McKean, Ariel Winter
Summary: It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his tow greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman.
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2

Director: Jay Oliva
Writer: Bob Goodman
Actor: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Michael Emerson, Paget Brewster, Mark Valley
Summary: With Batman back in the spotlight after reclaiming Gotham City from The Mutants, the media coverage has awoken The Joker. The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon, a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face, The Man of Steel, who has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.
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Beauty and the Beast

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writer: Linda Woolverton
Actor: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury
Summary: Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.
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Big Hero 6

Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Writer: Jordan Roberts, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson
Actor: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr, Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph
Summary: Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred.
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Boxtrolls

Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Writer: Irena Brignull, Adam Pava
Actor: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B68 2014a
Summary: A community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.
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Castle in the Sky

Tenku no Shiro Rapyuta

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actor: Anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman, James Van Der Beek, Mark Hamill
Summary: Pazu is an engineer's apprentice who finds Sheeta, a young girl, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for Laputa, a legendary floating castle, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from learning the truth.
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The Cat Returns

Neko no Ongaeshi

Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Writer: Reiko Yoshida
Actor: Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliot Gould, Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
Summary: In an imaginative and lighthearted tale, a young schoolgirl saves the life of a noble cat and is rewarded with a shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat King's son - and a fateful journey to the extraordinary Kingdom of Cats.
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Chicken Run

Director: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Writer: Karey Kirkpatrick
Actor: Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson, Mel Gibson, Tony Haygarth, Jane Horrocks, Miranda Richardson, Julia Sawalha, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Benjamin Whitrow
Screenplay: PN1997.C464235 S57 2000
Summary: While the chickens on Mrs. Tweedy's farm dream of a better life, a clever hen named Ginger is hatching plans to fly the coop for good. The only problem is, chickens can't fly, or can they? Every escape attempt goes fowl until Rocky, a smooth-talking All-American rooster, crash lands in the coop. It's hardly poultry in motion when Rocky attempts to teach Ginger and her fine feathered friends to fly, but, with teamwork, determination, and a little bit of cluck, the fearless flock plots one last daring attempt in a spectacular bid for freedom.
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Despicable Me 2

Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Writer: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Actor: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong
Summary: Recruited by the Anti-Villain League, Gru helps deal with a powerful new super criminal.
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Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts

Summary: A collection of rare animated films by Walt Disney Productions.
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Dumbo

Director: Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, William 'Bill' Roberts, Jack Kinney, Samuel Armstrong
Writer: Joe Grant, Dick Huemer
Actor: Herman Bing, Edward Brophy, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton, Noreen Gammill, Sterling Holloway, John McLeish, Dorothy Scott, Sarah Selby, Billy Sheets, Margaret Wright
Summary: The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo, who happens to be a veteran of the circus, but the newborn is soon ridiculed because of his truly gigantic ears and is dubbed 'Dumbo'. Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown acts. It is up to Dumbo's only true friend, Timothy Q. Mouse, to assist Dumbo to achieve his full potential.
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Ernest and Celestine

Ernest et Celestine

Director: Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Writer: Daniel Pennac
Actor: Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H
Summary: Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer, and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond.
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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Director: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara
Writer: Al Reinert, Jeff Vintar
Actor: Ming-Na, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods
Summary: Dr. Aki Ross, a young scientist, investigates the shadowy alien invaders in order to save the planet, but also herself after her body is infected by alien particles.
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Finding Nemo

Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds
Actor: Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins
Summary: The fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo become separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo, a clown fish, is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly fish named Dory, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero.
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Fritz the Cat

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Writer: Ralph Bakshi
Summary: Animated film about Fritz, an alleycat student in New York City during the 1960s who seeks new and varied experiences. He and his friends begin their lusty adventures in Washington Square Park, where cruising for chicks is the neighborhood pastime.
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Frozen

Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writer: Jennifer Lee
Actor: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciaran Hinds, Chris Williams, Stephen John Anderson, Maia Wilson, Edie McClurg, Robert Pine, Maurice LaMarche, Livvy Stubenrauch, Eva Bella, Spencer Ganus, Jesse Corti, Jeffrey Marcus, Tucker Gilmore
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .F769 2013
Summary: Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey--teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven--to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
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Giants' First Steps

Director: Mike Mitchell, Kevin Lima, Ron Clements, Carlos Saldanha, John Musker, Kirk Wise, Chris Sanders, Brenda Chapman, Eric Goldberg, Nick Park, Chris Wedge, Henry Selick, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Chris Wedge, Henry Selick, David Silverman
Summary: "The twenty-five films collected here represent the first steps of many of the most acclaimed directors working in animation today. While some of these early efforts are tentative experiments -- exploring what could be done with specific techniques or new technologies -- others are complete stories, already reflecting the director's narrative sensibility and personal perspective.
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Grave of the Fireflies

Hotaru no haka

Director: Isao Takahata
Writer: Isao Takahata
Actor: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones
Summary: As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. They are forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth.
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Horton Hears a Who!

Director: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Writer: Hans Conried
Actor: Hans Conreid
Summary: A big-eared elephant named Horton protects the tiny inhabitants of Who-ville.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Director: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Writer: Christine Kenne
Actor: Boris Karloff
Summary: Presents the tale of the mean-spirited Grinch and his attempts to steal the Christmas celebration of Who-ville.
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How To Train Your Dragon

Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Writer: Will Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Actor: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller, Kristen Wiig
Summary: Hiccup is a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons, but doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world gets turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Director: Dean DeBlois
Writer: Dean DeBlois
Actor: Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Craig Ferguson, Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .H69 2014a
Summary: While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races, Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds.
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Howl's Moving Castle

Hauru no Ugoku Shiro

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actor: Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson, Billy Crystal
Summary: A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writer: Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts
Actor: Jason Alexander, Tom Hulce, Tony Jay, Paul Kandel, Charles Kimbrough, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, David Odgen Stiers, Mary Wickes
Summary: Quasimodo ventures from his tower to the joyous festival of fools, but the crowd turns cruel and rejects him because of the way he looks. The gypsy Esmeralda rescues him and he finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves--while reminding us to see people as they are rather than how they appear.
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The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit

Director: Nick Park
Writer: Nick Park, Bob Baker
Actor: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid
Summary: Animator Nick Park's most beloved creations -- the unflappable, cheese-worshipping Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit -- come to life in this collection of three adventures: "A Close Shave," "A Grand Day Out" and "The Wrong Trousers."
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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Director: Michel Gondry
Actor: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry
Summary: Innovative director Michel Gondry uses lively animations to illustrate a series of conversations with professor, philosopher, linguist and activist Noam Chomsky as he holds court on his theories, his life and his work.
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James and the Giant Peach

Director: Henry Selick
Writer: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom
Actor: Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Terry, Jane Leeves, Richard Dreyfuss, Simon Callow, Susan Sarandon
Summary: After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure.
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Jungle Book

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Writer: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry
Actor: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley, Bruce Reitherman, Verna Felton, Clint Howard, Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, John Abbott, Ben Wright, Darleen Carr
Summary: Follows the adventures of Mowgli, who has been raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, as he leaves his family to find a village of men, eluding the fierce tiger Shere Khan and making many new friends along the way.
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Lady and the Tramp

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Writer: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ralph Wright, Don DaGradi
Actor: Peggy Lee, Larry Roberts, Bill Bancom, Verna Felton, George Givot, Lee Millar, Barbara Luddy, Bill Thompson, Stan Freberg, Alan Reed, Dallas McKennon
Summary: Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a jaunty, freedom-loving mutt with a heart of gold, share an enthralling romance and thrilling adventures.
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The Lion King

Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Writer: Irene Mecchi, Linda Woolverton, Jonathan Roberts
Actor: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings
Summary: The Pridelands are a small slice of heaven, ruled by Mufasa, the Lion King. His son Simba is preoccupied with life and all its potential, and neglects the lessons Mufasa tries to impart. Scar, Mufasa's brother has lived his adult in the shadow of his better looking, more successful, universally adored sibling. Capitalizing upon Simba's youthful exuberance and reckless abandon, Scar manipulates his nephew into playing the key role in his ascension to power, and believing himself guilty of Mufasa's death. Simba flees from his home and family in shame and disgrace, never to return. Years of abuse and neglect under King Scar begin, and the Pridelands are devastated, and lionesses are hunting far outside their boundaries. One such is Nala, who discovers the exiled Simba, who must face the ghosts and demons of his past to save the ones he loves.
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The Little Mermaid

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writer: Roger Allers, Ron Clements, John Musker
Actor: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Paddi Edwards, Buddy Hackett, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Ben Wright, Samuel E. Wright, Edie McClurg, Wil Ryan
Summary: Ariel is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues Prince Eric, the man of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder, and her reluctant chaperone Sebastian at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom.
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Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Larry Doyle
Actor: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Heather Locklear, Joan Cusack, Bill Goldberg
Summary: Bugs and Daffy lead Elmer Fudd on a wild pursuit through famous paintings hanging in the Louvre. Everyone is out to recover 'The Blue Monkey', an artifact that could end up causing universal damage. Its dastardly evil owner wants to rid the world of humanity The gang embarks on a journey that stretches from Las Vegas to Paris, to the wilds of Africa.
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Mickey Mouse in Black and White: The Classic Collection

Summary: Animated short films featuring Mickey Mouse originally released 1928-1935.
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Mickey Mouse: in Black and White, volume 2

Summary: In this final volume, the homage to Mickey's early career is completed with these shorts. From 1928's 'The Barn Dance' to his very last black-and-white short, 1935's 'Mickey's Kangaroo,' his colorful antics in a black-and-white world propelled him to super-stardom. The Mickey craze touched everybody and everything.
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Monsters, Inc.

Director: Peter Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson
Actor: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz
Screenplay: PN1997 .M6596 2001
Summary: Monsters James P. Sullivan (Sully) and his partner Mike Wazowski work for Monsters, Inc., a utility company that collects children's screams to generate energy for the city Monstropolis. One night, Sully, the top scream-generator, and Mike accidentally let a human girl through her closet door into Monstropolis. They work to return the little girl to her own world, while the CEO of Monsters, Inc. tries to capture her in order to collect more scream energy.
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More Silly Symphonies

Summary: Contains over a dozen never-before-released rare cartoons, including: Mother Goose goes Hollywood; Three orphan kittens; and more.
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My Neighbor Totoro

Tonari no Totoro

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actor: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Pat Carroll, Lea Salonga, Frank Welker, Paul Butcher
Summary: After moving to the country to be near their ailing mother, two young sisters are befriended by a variety of mysterious creatures.
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One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Writer: Bill Peet
Actor: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, Cate Bauer, Lisa Daniels, Ben Wright, Fred Worlock, Lisa Davis, Martha Wentworth, J. Pat O'Malley, Tudor Owen, Dave Frankham
Summary: Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 Dalmatian puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the puppies and tries to buy them from their human owners, Roger and Anita. Cruella wants to get ahold of those puppies, as well as more puppies, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat. She hires some thugs to kidnap the puppies and hold them at an abandoned mansion. Now Pongo and Perdita must use an animal communication system to help find all the puppies.
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Otaku No Video

Otaku no Bideo

Director: Takeshi Mori
Writer: Toshio Okada
Actor: Tsujiya Kooji, Inoue Kikuko, Sakurai Toshiharu, Amano Yuri, Ootsuka Akio
Summary: A thinly fictionalized history of the Gainax anime studio filled with in-jokes for devoted fans of Japanese animation and mangas. Also includes interviews with adult fans.
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Paprika

Director: Satoshi Kon
Writer: Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon
Actor: Megumi Hayashibara, Toru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Toru Furuya
Summary: A revolutionary machine has been built that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After the machine is stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device before it falls into the hands of a 'dream terrorist.'
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Persepolis

Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Writer: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Actor: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, Francois Jerosme, Arie Elmalah, Mathias Mlekuz
Summary: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witnesses first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji and finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
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Peter Pan (1953)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Writer: Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright
Actor: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, Bill Thompson, Hans Conried, Heather Angel, Candy Candido, Tony Butala
Summary: Fantastic adventures await Wendy Darling and her brothers when Peter Pan whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell, they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook.
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Pinocchio

Director: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
Writer: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia
Actor: Mel Blanc, Don Brodie, Walter Catlett, Marion Darlington, Frankie Darro, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Charles Judels, Jack Mercer, Patricia Page, Christian Rub, Evelyn Venable
Summary: Woodcarver Geppetto has pets Figaro the cat and Cleo the fish. He has just made a little wooden puppet called Pinocchio. Wishing upon a star before he goes to bed, Geppetto wishes that Pinocchio would become a real boy. As Geppetto sleeps, the Blue Fairy arrives and partially grants his wish. Pinocchio can come to life, but he must prove himself worthy before becoming a real boy. He will require some guidance, and Jiminy Cricket agrees to act as his conscience. After some unfortunate incidents, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble. The Blue Fairy appears. Pinocchio lies to her and his nose grows. He is forgiven, but warned not to lie again.
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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Director: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond
Writer: Allen Estrin, Cindy Marcus, Flip Kobler
Actor: Irene Bedard, Jim Cummings, Donal Gibson, Finola Hughes, Linda Hunt, Judy Kuhn, Russell Means, David Ogden Stiers, Jean Stapleton, Billy Zane
Summary: When a rumor about John Smith's death reaches Indian princess Pocahontas, she sails to Europe to negotiate peace between her people and the British. But her nemesis, Ratcliffe, aims to control King James and keep Pocahontas away from her true love.
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Popeye the Sailor

Director: Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer
Summary: Find Popeye, spindly Olive Oyl, burger opportunist Wimpy, lil' Swee'pea, brooding Bluto, even a pair of rare, full-color, two reel extravaganzas that received top billing in some movie houses. Popeye is in all his muttering, spinach-chomping, Bluto-bashing, crowd-pleasing greatness.
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The Princess and the Frog

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writer: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards
Actor: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman
Summary: New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
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Princess Mononoke

Mononoke-hime

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actor: Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, John Dimaggio, Claire Danes, John DeMita, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillian Anderson, Keith David
Summary: After Ashitaka develops a deadly virus, he travels the forests in search of a cure and becomes entangled in the bitter battles of the people that he meets.
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Ratatouille

Director: Brad Bird
Writer: Brad Bird
Actor: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .R38 2006
Summary: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
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Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise

Oritsu Uchugun: Oneamisu no Tsubasa

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Writer: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Actor: Bryan Cranston, Steve Blum, Mari Devon
Summary: War between the Kingdom of Honneamise and its archrival, The Republic, seems inevitable. But even as the two nations' rapidly evolving technology creates new ways to wage greater and more deadly forms of warfare, a small group seeks to use those same advances to propel mankind forward into the future and into space in the world's first manned spaceflight program. For astronaut candidate Shirotsugh Lhadatt, it's not just a journey beyond the reach of the atmosphere, but a personal odyssey.
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A Scanner Darkly

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actor: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochrane, Winona Ryder, Sean Allen, Mitch Baker, Cliff Haby, Steven Chester Prince, Natasha Valdez
Summary: Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an L.A. undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. One officer's liberal ingestion of the drug 'Substance D' causes him to develop a split personality, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, the police set up an elaborate scheme to catch his drug dealer alter-ego and tear down his operation. Filmed using an animation technique called interpolated rotoscope, with animation over filmed sequences.
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Shrek

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Writer: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman
Actor: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassell
Screenplay: PN1997 .S492 2001a
Summary: A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess from a tyrannical lord.
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Silly Symphonies: The Historic Musical Animated Classics

Summary: This groundbreaking series of 31 uncensored cartoons, released between 1929 and 1939, provides an astonishing look inside the evolution of animation. Each boasting a unique cast of characters, these musical shorts served as Walt Disney's proving ground for emerging technology, new musical styles and experimental forms. Join composer Richard M. Sherman for an overview of the Silly Symphony series, and take a peek inside the Disney archives to view some rare and remarkable merchandise, conceptual art and theatrical posters.
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Sleeping Beauty

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman
Writer: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta
Actor: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson
Summary: Princess Aurora is born to King Stefan and his wife. At a ceremony for her, fairies - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. But the evil sorceress, Maleficent, shows up and places a curse on the princess - where Aurora will die on her 16th birthday after touching a poisoned spinning wheel. Merryweather tries to undo the damage by casting a spell that will allow princess Aurora to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. The fairies take Aurora to their cottage and raise her as their own child. On her 16th birthday, Aurora meets Prince Phillip and the two fall in love. Maleficent kidnaps the Prince and she tricks Aurora into touching a spinning wheel. Realizing that the Prince is in trouble, the good fairies head to Maleficent's castle to free him. But the Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent when she turns herself into a fire-breathing dragon. Now the Prince has to be strong enough to withstand the powers of the evil Maleficent.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Director: David Hand
Writer: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith
Actor: Adriana Caselotti, Roy Atwell, Eddie Collins, Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Lucille La Verne, Scotty Mattraw, Harry Stockwell
Summary: The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one, the Queen, her jealous stepmother. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White as the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest. There, she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs, Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. The Queen finds Snow White and tricks her with an enchanted apple. Only the magic of true love's kiss can save her.
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Song of the Sea

Director: Tomm Moore
Writer: Will Collins
Actor: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny
Summary: When Saoirse and Ben's mother mysteriously disappears into the ocean, the two children go on an epic journey to find out the truth about her, and in the process, discover mystical secrets about both their mother and Saoirse herself.
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Space Jam

Director: Joe Pytka
Writer: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Actor: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Bill Murray, Billy West, Danny DeVito, Bob Bergen, Maurice LaMarche
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Michael Jordan is "recruited" from his baseball team to help the Warner Bros. characters defeat a group of aliens in a basketball game where the stakes are their freedom for all time.
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Spirited Away

Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actor: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Jason Marsden, Lauren Holly, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Chiklis, Tara Strong
Summary: When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents.
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Summer Wars

Sama Wozu

Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Writer: Satoko Okudera
Actor: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Sumiko Fuji
Summary: Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has - until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiance at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI.
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

Director: Isao Takahata
Writer: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi
Actor: Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Hynden Walch, George Segal, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, Daniel Dae Kim, Dean Cain, Beau Bridges
Summary: Drawn from a 10th-century Japanese folk tale, this pastel-toned animated drama follows a nymph sent from the moon to Earth, where she's transformed into a fatefully beautiful woman pursued by a gallery of noble suitors.
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Toy Story

Director: John Lasseter
Writer: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
Actor: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik Von Detter, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman
Screenplay: PN1997 .T646 1995
Summary: Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear, two talking toys, have a fantastic adventure when they go out into the world. This new version contains improved video and audio along with several new bonus features, including all-new games and music videos, new deleted scenes, documentary featurettes, and more.
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Toy Story 2

Director: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, Chris Webb
Actor: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson, Andrew Stanton, Jeff Pidgeon
Summary: The fun and adventure continues when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody, who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible.
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Toy Story 3

Director: Lee Unkrich
Writer: Michael Arndt
Actor: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, John Ratzenberger, Timothy Dalton, Ned Beatty, Wallace Shawn
Summary: As Andy prepares to leave for college, his loyal toys find they have been donated to the Sunnyside Daycare where untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice. So, it's all for one and one for all as they join Barbie's counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants, and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear to plan their great escape and ensure that no toy gets left behind.
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Up

Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Writer: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
Actor: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye, Elie Docter, Jeremy Leary, Mickie T. McGowan, Danny Mann, Don Fullilove, Jess Harnell, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .U73 2009
Summary: Carl Fredericksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal and part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for.
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Waltz with Bashir

Director: Ari Folman
Writer: Ari Folman
Summary: After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal.
Review: Take a walk down memory lane as former Israeli soldier Ari Folman recounts his nightmares from serving in the Lebanon War and his search many years later to make sense of it. This animated documentary provides striking and surreal visuals to accompany Folman’s quest to understand the war he fought but can no longer clearly remember.