I was born in 1982 and remember from some point from 83-87 this Japanese anime movie with animals (reminds me of Pokemon characters), a young girl who go out on adventure to save…something or someone. One vivid memory is a woman who “is” the sky, as in when, it is night, she turns day into night by sweeping across the sky with her dress or a cape and that is the “night.” Makes me think of Gaia in Greek Mythology. The animal characters do a lot of jumping from rock to rock and have wide, expressions and mouths. Does this ring a bell??