I've been looking for this animation for a long while since I saw it in my childhood. I remember the name of the show was two words, but that's it.
The animation seemed "serious" with realistically proportioned humans (Like Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, or Titan AE). I saw this once in the early 90s on TCC (British TV station, defunct since 1998) and never again. It's half an hour long and is NOT Aeon Flux. It felt far more like a film compressed to half an hour (setup, styling, atmosphere, plot) than an episode of a TV series, and so I don't know whether it's a short, abandoned pilot or part of a series (unlikely).
It starts with a wordless prologue where people, who go to worship this faceless dictator, suddenly have the city's robots turn on them at the push of a button by the dictator.
We get some peaceful shots of the city, now devoid of people, and come across a guy salvaging a (surprisingly fresh looking) sub (sandwich) from a fridge (reminded me of the guy in FernGully at the time). After taking a bite, a woman suddenly comes across them, and after they both say they thought they were the only ones left, decide to try to work together. It seems like an electric fence/barricade surrounds the city preventing escape, not to mention robots, but their travel takes them to interesting places in the city as they learn more. There's a bit of sudden hesitation from the woman after she sees that the guy has a robotic arm, but he quickly explains he's not a robot, and just lost his arm after an explosion at a lab his parents were at after a robot went erratic.
The rest is spoiler territory.
Spoiler: It turns out the "dictator" is just a kid who made the robots attack out of a bout of immaturity. When the duo see this, the guy improvises a catapult with some boxer elastic and uses it to shoot the robot controlling device from the kid's hand. The kid is now in the same situation they are in. upon noticing a bird come down from the sky, the woman suddenly jumps to the conclusion that there is no electric shield, it's just a illusion, and that they aren't the only ones that remain of the city's population, they are just the last ones to leave the city. In realisation of this, all three of them end up in a vehicle that they drive straight into the shield at the outskirts of the city chanting to themselves "it's not really there, it's not really there." They hit the edge, they then seem to tumble through the air in slow motion as the guy and girl flashback to their meeting and montage their adventures since then. This is sort of funny since this happened less then 20 mins ago in real time. Then the trio wake up on a desolate plain with the city in the background, which for some reasonis far away, and what looks like electric sparks shooting in the sky, yet in front of them lies this rich land lush with vegetation and natural beauty. "Do you think there's people down there" "I bet there are" is said, and about then, it ends.
I'd really appreciate any help with this. I just really want to know where it's from, who made it, why it was made. It doesn't feel like pilot episode yet it left a lot to the imagination. Also the tone and feel of it just didn't seem that usual among animation at the time.