90s The Best '90s Cartoon Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated films that were released in the 1990s

Talk to any ‘90s kid about the best ‘90s cartoon movies, and their eyes will light up. Disney’s 1990s renaissance resulted in some very memorable animated classics; movies that defined many childhoods, and are still enjoyed today.

What are the greatest ‘90s cartoon movies? There are so many to choose from. On this list of the top ‘90s cartoon movies, you will find Toy Story and Toy Story 2, the first two parts of the beloved trilogy. The Lion King and Aladdin also make appearances. Some adult-only cartoons also came out in the ‘90s. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, directed by Trey Parker, satirizes many of the films of the decade, and features appearances by animated Saddam Hussein and Satan.

Here, you will also find Hiyao Miyazaki’s highest-grossing film ever, Princess Mononoke. Where do your favorites stand? Vote up the best animated films from the '90s, and let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Toy Story Don Rickles, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the original 1995 film, Toy Story, produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The franchise ...more

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more

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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
A Goofy Movie Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film, produced by Disney MovieToons, and released in theaters on April 7, 1995 by Walt Disney Pictures. The film features characters from ...more

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A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
A Bug's Life Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Hercules Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson.

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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more

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Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Tarzan Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more

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The Rescuers Down Under is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Rescuers Down Under John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian ...more

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The Rugrats Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Rugrats Movie Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Lenny Kravitz The Rugrats Movie is a 1998 American animated adventure-comedy film, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation, and co-produced with Nickelodeon Movies and Klasky Csupo. The film was ...more

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The Lion King II: Simba's Prid... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation ...more

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Balto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Balto Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Prince of Egypt Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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DuckTales the Movie: Treasure ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Christopher Lloyd, Frank Welker, June Foray DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp is a 1990 animated feature film based on the animated television series DuckTales. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures on August 3, 1990. It ...more

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Thomas Richardson added An American Tail: Fievel Goes West James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz

A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat. What Can I say this film is awesome Great Animation that looks better than some other films today awesome and loveable characters amazing songs and the story not being the best is pretty decent for what it is. The humor in this film is great for both kids and loads of adult innuendos maybye a bit to much in one scene but they are definitly funny and even the kid humor is still really funny for the adults. This is definitly one of the best animated films of the 90s This is the perfect family film that both kids and adults will love for centurays to come. An under appreciated film that is up there on sequels such as T2, Rescuers Down Under, Dark Knight, The last Crusade, Aliens and many more great sequels. 

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An ...more

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James and the Giant Peach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
James and the Giant Peach Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and ...more

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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Anastasia Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a 1992 Australian-American animated fantasy environmental film directed by Bill Kroyer. It was produced by Peter Faiman and Wayne Young, with the screenplay ...more

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Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the ...more

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Madacy Kids brings to life Victor Hugo's classic novel for this entry in their animated Children's Film Favorites series. Centering on the deformed Quasimodo, Children's Film Favorites: The ...more

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Pokémon: The First Movie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Pokémon: The First Movie Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka, Shin-ichiro Miki Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, commonly referred to as Pokémon: The First Movie, originally released as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back!, is a 1998 ...more

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Fantasia 2000 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Fantasia 2000 Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 38th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics ...more

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Antz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Antz Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more

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Thumbelina is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Thumbelina John Hurt, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Thumbelina is a 1994 American animated film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman from a screenplay by Bluth based on Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina". The film was produced by ...more

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is a 1993 American animated superhero mystery film featuring the DC Comics character Batman, and is based on the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Produced by ...more

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more

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Pokémon The Movie 2000 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Pokémon The Movie 2000 Megumi Hayashibara, Tomokazu Seki, Mayumi Iizuka Pokémon: The Movie 2000: The Power of One, commonly referred to as Pokémon: The Movie 2000, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia, is a 1999 ...more

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Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promi... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose Kotono Mitsuishi, Hikaru Midorikawa, Keiko Han The movie opens with a young Mamoru on the roof of a hospital: he hands another small boy a rose. The little boy thanks him and says "No one has ever given me a gift before". He then ...more

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Porco Rosso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Porco Rosso Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka Porco Rosso is a 1992 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is based on Hikōtei Jidai, a three-part watercolor manga by Miyazaki. The film stars the voices ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, also known by its Japanese title Dragon Ball Z - Super Saiyan Son Goku, or its UK English title Super Saiya, Son Goku, is the fourth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was ...more

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Beavis and Butt-head Do Americ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Beavis and Butt-head Do America Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 American animated road comedy film, based on the TV series Beavis and Butt-head. It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly Jōji Yanami, Daisuke Gōri, Masaharu Satō Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, known in Japan as Super Warrior Defeat!! I'll Be The Winner, is the eleventh Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was released in Japan on July 9, 1994 at the Toei Anime ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: The Return of C... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler Jōji Yanami, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: Clash!! The Power of 10 Billion Warriors, is the sixth Dragon Ball Z movie, originally released in Japan on March 7, 1992 at ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Leg... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa Vegeta is lured to the planet New Vegeta by a group of Saiyan survivors in hopes that he will be the king of their new planet. But when he finds that they have ulterior motives of universal ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, known in Japan as The Rebirth of Fusion!! Goku and Vegeta, is the 12th film in the Dragon Ball series. It was originally released in Japan on March 4, 1995 at Toei ...more

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Whisper of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Whisper of the Heart Mayumi Iizuka, Minami Takayama, Shigeru Muroi Whisper of the Heart is a 1995 Japanese animated romantic drama film directed by Yoshifumi Kondō and written by Hayao Miyazaki based on the 1989 manga of the same name by Aoi Hiiragi. The film ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dr... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Masaharu Satō Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Fist Explosion!! If Goku Can't Do It, Who Will?, is the thirteenth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was originally ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 1... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 Jōji Yanami, Toshio Furukawa, Naoko Watanabe 'According to my friend hotshot now dudshot 'legend has it that krilin was an android too before he became human'...Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13, known in Japan as Extreme Battle! The Three ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Reveng... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, also known by its Japanese title Dragon Ball Z: The Incredible Mightiest vs. Mightiest, or by Toei's own English title Dragon Ball Z: The Strongest Rivals, is ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming Jōji Yanami, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming, known in Japan as The Dangerous Duo! Super Warriors Never Rest, is the tenth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was released in Japan on March 12, 1994 at the ...more

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Dragon Ball: The Path to Power is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball: The Path to Power Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Naoko Watanabe Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, is the seventeenth Japanese animated feature film based on the Dragon Ball manga, following the first three Dragon Ball films and thirteen Dragon Ball Z films. It ...more

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Dragon Ball Z the Movie: The W... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z the Movie: The World's Strongest Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa Dragon Ball Z the Movie: The World's Strongest, also known by Toei's own English title The Strongest Guy in the World, is the second feature movie in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. It was ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: The Galaxy's at the Brink!! The Super Incredible Guy, is the ninth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was released in Japan on July ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Mig... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, also known by its Japanese title Dragon Ball Z: The Decisive Battle for the Entire Earth or Toei's own English title Super Battle in the World, is the third ...more

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Lupin III: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
nick-slade added Lupin III: Dead or Alive Minami Takayama, Tōru Furuya, Banjō Ginga Lupin III: Dead or Alive is a 1996 Japanese animated film directed by Monkey Punch. It is the fifth feature film in the Lupin III franchise. The North American release was done by Funimation; ...more