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1. Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

Creators: Bob Kane, Dan Jurgens, Paul Norris, Jim Aparo, Mike W. Barr, Tony Isabella, Trevor Von Eeden, Jerry Siegel, Gerry Conway, Jack Kirby, Al Milgrom, E. Nelson Bridwell, Ramona Fradon, Joe Shuster, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arnold Drake, Jack Harris, Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz, Bob Oksner, George Pérez, Joe Quesada, Marv Wolfman, Gardner Fox, William M. Marston | Stars: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker

2. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

8.0
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Writer: Leslie Iwerks | Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

3. The Movie Orgy (1968)

420 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A compilation film designed to evoke nostalgia for the shared entertainment experiences of early baby boomers, "The Movie Orgy" includes clips from television programs and B-movies of the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ann-Margret, Ngo Dinh Diem, Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Beatles

4. Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years (2005)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

8.1
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Steve Martin, a former Disneyland cast member, takes viewers through the history of Walt Disney's original theme park in Anaheim, California, while being constantly interrupted by the stubborn but hilarious Donald Duck.

Directors: Jerry Rees, George Scribner | Stars: Steve Martin, Jeff Lam, Tony Anselmo, Cameron Lee

5. Mondo Plympton (1999)

53 min | Animation, Biography, History

6.6
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Writers: Maureen McElheron, Bill Plympton, P.C. Vey | Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Chris Hoffman, Daniel Kaufman, Ruth Maleczech, Maureen McElheron

6. Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest (2011)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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This acclaimed animation short depicts the miraculous escape of Jewish girl Ingrid Pitt at age 8 from a concentration camp, in a cross-generational collaboration between Oscar-nominee Bill Plympton & 10-yr-old 1st-time animator Perry Chen.

Writer: Ingrid Pitt | Director: Kevin Sean Michaels | Star: Ingrid Pitt

7. Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Animation

6.8
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A treasure trove of "lost" animation from Warner Bros., this documentary includes Bugs Bunny, many of the Looney Tunes gang and many others in rare and never-before-seen clips

Writers: Jerry Beck, George A. Klein | Director: Peter Fitzgerald | Stars: Leslie Fram, Tex Avery, Dawn Benedict, Henry Binder

8. Started by a Mouse (2008)

16 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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After losing his star character, an young animator must band together with his two partners to create the most well known character in movie history.

Writer: Michael Gaddie | Director: Michael Gaddie | Stars: Clifford Parks, Marcus Cohlan, Lilli Shoen, Joel Kimmel

9. Two People (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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The documentary follows both father Hayao Miyzaki and son Goro Miyazaki for 10 months as they worked on the recently released film Kokuriko-Zaka Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)) and will... See full summary »

Stars: Goro Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki

10. Shades of the Bat: Batman's Animated Evolution (2008 Video)

23 min | Short

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Writer: Michael Brosnan | Director: Michael Brosnan | Stars: Jerry Beck, Stan Berkowitz, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini

11. Exhibition Reel of Two Color Film (1929)

Not Rated | 4 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

4.8
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12. The Jetsons Return to the Future (2009 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Found on "The Jetsons" Season 2 Volume 1 DVD, this bonus feature documentary includes creators, historians and voice talent reminiscing about how the popular series was revived for a second... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Beck, Mark Evanier, Jeff Hall, Gordon Hunt

13. Lááásky Jirího Brdecky (1986)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Writer: Miroslava Humplíková | Director: Miroslava Humplíková | Stars: Jirí Brdecka, Miroslav Hornícek, Frantisek Braun, Jitka Walterova

14. Robotech: The Inside Story (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Industry insider and animation fan Dexter Takashi Odani investigates the origins of the Robotech (1985) television series through a series of interviews with the original 1985 production crew.

Director: Dexter Takashi Odani | Stars: Ahmed Agrama, George Bours, Andrea Coppola, Rebecca Forstadt

15. Endangered Species (2006)

9 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.5
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An animated homage to the great, classical moments of animation's history.

Writer: Tony White | Director: Tony White | Stars: Roy Edward Disney, Christopher Kent

16. Mutt and Jeff: The Original Animated Odd Couple (2005 Video)

108 min | Documentary

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Director: Ray Pointer

17. The History of 'Speed Racer' (2008 Video)

11 min | Short

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Stars: Peter Fernandez, Ben Gruber, David McGrath, James Rocknowski

18. A Few Meters of Animated Film (1981)

Documentary, Short

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Writers: Juho Gartz, Lauri Tykkyläinen | Directors: Juho Gartz, Lauri Tykkyläinen | Star: Lauri Tykkyläinen

19. Still More Animated Film... (1983)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: Juho Gartz, Lauri Tykkyläinen | Directors: Juho Gartz, Lauri Tykkyläinen | Stars: Lauri Tykkyläinen, Seppo Suo-Anttila, Riitta Rautoma, Riitta Nelimarkka

20. More Animated Film... (1982)

33 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: Juho Gartz, Lauri Tykkyläinen | Directors: Juho Gartz, Lauri Tykkyläinen | Stars: Lauri Tykkyläinen, Toivo Lindqvist, Holger Harrivirta, Antti Peränne