Most Voted Animation Feature Films Released 1997-01-01 to 1997-12-31


1. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 276,196 | Gross: $2.38M

2. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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74 Metascore

The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Josh Keaton

Votes: 170,937 | Gross: $99.05M

3. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 99,033 | Gross: $58.41M

4. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 38,713 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.3
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 24,017

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

7.6
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A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 8,851

7. Cats Don't Dance (1997)

G | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon

Votes: 6,257 | Gross: $3.56M

8. Kleines Arschloch (1997)

82 min | Animation, Comedy

5.7
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Directors: Michael Schaack, Veit Vollmer | Stars: Ilona Schulz, Helge Schneider, Arne Elsholtz, Kathrin Ackermann

Votes: 3,113

9. Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of ... See full summary »

Director: Tsuji Hajiki | Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, J. Shanon Weaver, Miki Fujitani, Judson Jones

Votes: 2,033

10. Meitantei Conan: Tokei-jikake no matenrou (1997)

94 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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The detective genius Conan must solve a series of bombings or his true love will die!

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya

Votes: 1,591

11. I Married a Strange Person! (1997)

R | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Charis Michelsen, Tom Larson, Richard Spore, Chris Cooke

Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.20M

12. Pippi Longstocking (1997)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Musical

5.2
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Pippi is a little girl who lives alone in her house, while her captain is sailing the sees. With Pippi we meet her horse, her monkey and her two friends Tommy and Anika. Together they go on many journeys through the neighborhood!

Directors: Michael Schaack, Clive A. Smith | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Melissa Altro, Carole Pope

Votes: 1,082 | Gross: $0.78M

13. A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)

84 min | Action, Fantasy, Animation

6.7
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A young man falls in love with a ghost and must avoid a variety of ghostbusters out to eliminate her and each other.

Director: Andrew Chan | Stars: Don Brown, Jordan Chan, Sylvia Chang, Kelly Chen

Votes: 674

14. Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be, and this greatly upsets Ryoko, and she wants the ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Kimura | Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Ai Orikasa, Yumi Takada, Chisa Yokoyama

Votes: 599

15. Babes in Toyland (1997)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.7
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Everyone's favorite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this animated adventure based on the classic holiday tale.

Directors: Toby Bluth, Charles Grosvenor, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Lacey Chabert, Joseph Ashton, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 430

16. Gekijôban Furandaasu no inu (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.7
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A small poor boy lives with his caring grandfather in a small Flemish village in the 19th century Belgium, has a lovable pet dog, loves art and dreams of becoming a famous painter one day. Based on a famous Flemish novel.

Director: Yoshio Kuroda | Stars: Makoto Tsumura, Sakura Tange, Brady Bluhm, Brianne Brozey

Votes: 402

17. Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)

Unrated | 50 min | Animation, Fantasy

5.6
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In the near future, the demons prepare for a new assault on earth, which is protected by the guardians, a struggle that has gone on for eons. The dark masters have found ways to release the... See full summary »

Director: Akiyuki Shimbô | Stars: Andrew Philpot, Toshihiko Seki, Masuo Amada, Steve Bulen

Votes: 390

18. Cudnovate zgode segrta Hlapica (1997)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Fed up with the harsh treatment his master has given him, a brave little mouse (and later his dog, Brewster) sets off on an adventure.

Director: Milan Blazekovic | Stars: Ivan Gudeljevic, Maja Rozman, Tarik Filipovic, Pero Juricic

Votes: 368

19. Sureiyâzu gurêto (1997)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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Lina and Naga, on their way to a town called Storner, robbed bad guys of their precious treasure. Storner was known as a town of "Gorlems" moved by magic power. And again the two were ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Watanabe | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Maria Kawamura, Kikuko Inoue, Takehito Koyasu

Votes: 341

20. Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure

6.9
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The story of Leo, the lion emperor and his family, and their struggles to protect the jungle from intruders bent on recklessly mining the a precious stone.

Director: Yoshio Takeuchi | Stars: Masane Tsukayama, Chieko Baishô, Tomoko Ishimura, Hekiru Shiina

Votes: 287

21. Kureyon Shin-chan ankoku tamatama daitsuiseki (1997)

100 min | Animation, Comedy, Action

6.6
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The Nohara family gets involved in a dispute between two clans who are fighting to possess a sphere claimed to be able to bring back to life a powerful evil spirit.

Director: Keiichi Hara | Stars: Akiko Yajima, Miki Narahashi, Keiji Fujiwara, Tamao Hayashi

Votes: 241

22. Die furchtlosen Vier (1997)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Family, Musical

5.9
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The popular children's tale about a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who are on their way to the slaughterhouse when they get a lucky break and escape.

Directors: Michael Coldewey, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Jürgen Richter | Stars: Oleta Adams, Mario Adorf, Dagmar Altrichter, Peer Augustinski

Votes: 226

23. Sakura Wars (1997)

PG-13 | 120 min | Animation, Adventure

5.7
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Following in the aftermath of a terrible Demon-Human war, turn of the century Japan is preparing a new fighting force in case the demons decide to return. A squadron of giant robots are ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuru Hongo | Stars: Chisa Yokoyama, Michie Tomizawa, Urara Takano, Kumiko Nishihara

Votes: 200

24. The Land Before Time Sing*along*songs (1997)

G | 28 min | Animation, Family, Music

4.9
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A sing along adventure with the lovable animated stars of The Land Before Time.

Stars: Aria Noelle Curzon, Anndi McAfee, Hannah Swanson

Votes: 123

25. Dibu: La película (1997)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

3.6
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When Caro and Marce go on vacation they find a new friend, Buji, and just like Dibu, she is a cartoon animated kid. Abu, Pepe, Víctor, Leo and Dibu are left alone at home and they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos Olivieri, Alejandro Stoessel | Stars: Germán Kraus, Stella Maris Closas, Alberto Anchart, Facundo Espinosa

Votes: 123

26. Tiny Heroes (1997)

Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The animals of the forest must combine their strengths to defeat a pair of poachers.

Directors: József Gémes, Jenõ Koltai | Stars: Aaron Bybee, Laura Schulthies, Joey Lopez, Andy Soren

Votes: 109

27. The Ugly Duckling (1997)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's classic story, the Ugly Duckling teams up with friend Scruffy, and the lovable misfits embark on a journey that helps them realize that their differences are what make them special.

Directors: David Elvin, Martin Gates | Stars: Peter Bayliss, Michael Bell, Jon David Bush, Christian Campbell

Votes: 102

28. Spike and Mike's Hilarious Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation (1997)

99 min | Animation, Comedy

5.8
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Director: Walter Santucci | Star: Jennifer Wilson

Votes: 93

29. Mondo Plympton (1997)

53 min | Animation, Biography, History

6.9
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A compilation of animator Bill Plympton's classic shorts, including "Your Face", "How to Kiss", "One of Those Days", "25 Ways to Quit Smoking", "Plymptoons", "Nosehair" and "How to Make ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Chris Hoffman, Daniel Kaufman, Ruth Maleczech, Maureen McElheron

Votes: 85

30. Doraemon: Nobita no Neji maki shitî Bôkenki (1997)

99 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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Nobita and Doraemon got the small planet in a lottery. In which is blessed with rich nature, they infuse with spirit into their toys by "Screw"of Doraemon's tool, and build "Screw City".

Stars: Nobuyo Ôyama, Noriko Ohara, Michiko Nomura, Kaneta Kimotsuki

Votes: 64

31. Megasónicos (1997)

85 min | Animation

7.9
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A space galaxy is ruled by a tyrant whose power can only be overcome with a very weapon: music.

Directors: Javier González de la Fuente, José Martínez Montero | Star: Carlos Kaniowsky

Votes: 62

32. Go to Hell!! (1997)

73 min | Animation, Comedy, History

6.8
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Based on the premise that "God" is actually an alien called G.D., who wiped out the dinosaurs and populated the Earth with apes from his own planet (who eventually evolve into us). "The ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nowland | Star: Keith Scott

Votes: 59

33. Bad Baby (1997)

TV-G | 79 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

5.2
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Approaching his second birthday, Baby is still quite a handful for his long-suffering sister and parents. He's very demanding, hard to put to sleep, and they can't take their eyes off him ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Burton | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kathleen Turner, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 54

34. Herkules (1997)

45 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

2.2
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Once upon a time when monsters and ogres were living all over the world, Zeus decided after the birth of Hercules, to immortalise him and make him be the sovereign of the Greek people. But ... See full summary »

Director: Roswitha Haas | Stars: Simone Greiss, Jens Hagemann, Thorsten Morawietz, Herma Rotkirch

Votes: 44

35. Tom ja Fluffy (1997)

73 min | Animation, Family

7.7
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Directors: Heiki Ernits, Leo Lätti, Janno Põldma | Stars: Jüri Krjukov, Anu Lamp

Votes: 40

36. Blue Seed Beyond (1997)

Unrated | 100 min | Animation

6.4
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Stars: Tiffany Grant, Allison Keith, Jason Lee, Monica Rial

Votes: 37

37. Benjamin Blümchen - Seine schönsten Abenteuer (1997)

75 min | Animation, Family

6.0
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Director: Gerhard Hahn | Stars: Susanna Bonasewicz, Gisela Fritsch, Till C. Hagen, Edgar Ott

Votes: 31

38. The Magic Pearl (1997)

90 min | Animation

6.8
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Directors: Bob Curtis, Vincent Davis | Stars: Lana McKissack, George Takei, Tsai Chin, Amy Hill

Votes: 23

39. Hermes: Winds of Love (1997)

117 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Director: Tetsuo Imazawa | Stars: Shin Aomori, Katsunosuke Hori, Kikuko Inoue, Miki Itô

Votes: 22

40. Chikyû ga ugoita hi (1997)

76 min | Animation

5.8
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Over 6,000 people die when the 1995 'Kobe' earthquake hits Japan. In the aftermath of the tragedy a young student turns his attention outward to deal with death, console a friend and ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Gotô | Stars: Tetsuya Okazaki, Tetsuo Sakaguchi, Keiko Takeshita, Keiko Yamamoto

Votes: 17

41. Adarna: The Mythical Bird (1997)

78 min | Animation

7.7
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Director: Gerry A. Garcia | Stars: Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin, Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez

Votes: 15

42. Elmer no boken (1997)

87 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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The little Elmer finds a strange Cat.She tells him about a little dragon who is being held captive on an island of weird animals. Elmer is on its way - and actually finds the helpless ... See full summary »

Director: Masami Hata

Votes: 14

43. Quasimodo: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1997)

99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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An animated adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel. A young deformed boy, named Quasimodo, is taken in by the wicked Archdeacon Frollo after the death of his mother, and is turned into... See full summary »

Votes: 9

44. Folles aventures de Thierry Van Hoost (1997)

Animation

6.3
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Director: Fabrice du Welz

Votes: 9

45. Kishin dôji Zenki gaiden: Anki kitan (1997)

45 min | Animation, Action

3.9
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Stars: Jûrôta Kosugi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Chisa Yokoyama

Votes: 7

46. Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 toki Nube Shisu (1997)

45 min | Animation, Action, Thriller

5.0
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Nube gets a new student called Jun Kagami, a shy boy who has just transferred to Doumori Elementary School. Due to his insecurities, Jun believes that his only friend is a mysterious clown ... See full summary »

Director: Yukio Kaizawa | Stars: Toshiko Fujita, Rumi Kasahara, Tsutomu Kashiwakura, Ginzô Matsuo

Votes: 5

47. Sesame Street: Get Up and Dance (1997)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation

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When it's your teddy bear's birthday, you want to celebrate in style! That's why Big Bird is throwing a dance party for Radar. Everyone's getting into the act, and they're doing all their ... See full summary »

Directors: John Ferraro, Mustapha Khan, Ted May, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Frank Oz

48. Dragon's Island (1997)

Animation

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Directors: Zhaken Danenov, Gani Kistauov

49. Peccato (1997)

77 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

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A mystic road movie and tells the story of il signore Peccato, an architect in the Middle Ages, and his long journey through the world of sin.

Director: Manuel Gómez | Stars: Jacques De Bock, Noël Godin, Luc Herman, Boris Lehman

50. Journey to the West (1997)

Animation

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Based on the beloved classic 16th century Chinese novels, Journey to the West tells the story of Monkey, a most unlikely hero on a most extraordinary journey; where adventure lurks beyond every turn.

Director: Jianping Li



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