Favorite Non-Disney Animated Movies

Disney is quite the master of animated films, no doubt about that. But there are some excellent movies from other studios that I want to love on today.

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Anastasia

The tale of the Russian princess from Fox is one that is quite Disney-like. Once Upon a December is such a beautiful song and with names like Angela Landsbury and Christopher Llyod involved it is one worth treasuring.

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Robots

I forgot how ridiculously funny Robots was until my parents watched it recently. You can’t deny the greatness of Robin Williams and it’s just a goofy and fun film.

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Thief and the Cobbler

This one comes from my childhood and the greatest part has to be the thief. He has the best one-liners and funny moments.

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Looney Toons Back in Action

Even though this is half animated and half live-action, you can’t have a Looney Toons without animation. It’s a fun and silly movie that is self-aware and good for a laugh when you really need one.

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The Road to El Dorado

The Road to El Dorado is such a good movie! The story is good and the comedy is great. The characters are well done and overall it is memorable.

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How To Train Your Dragon

I mainly love How To Train Your Dragon because I love Toothless. He is so cat-like, and I am such a cat person, so it only fits.

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Cats Don’t Dance

Speaking of cats, Cats Don’t Dance is another from my childhood that I still enjoy. It is goofy and ridiculous, and Darla is hilariously evil.

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is really a work of art. It is a beautiful film with a beautiful story and should be seen by more people.

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Coraline

Coraline is so cooky and spooky and I think that the film version really brings those elements out. Plus the Other Mother is so scary in the film.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

I  cherish Kiki’s Delivery Service. It’s very wholesome and has a good message. It is a nice relaxing film to watch.

What is your favorite non-Disney film? Let me know in a comment below.


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8 thoughts on “Favorite Non-Disney Animated Movies

  1. Interesting choices. Kiki’s Delivery Service is a good choice and one can rarely go wrong with most Ghibli flicks. I haven’t seen Anastasia, Thief and the Cobbler, and El Dorado in ages. It does tick me off when Anastasia and Thief and the Cobbler get called ripoff movies from Disney fans (the latter is ironic because Matthew Broderick would voice a certain ripoff character in a different animated movie). Some of my favorite non-Disney Western animated films would be Wrinkles, Ernest & Celestine, Song of the Sea, Fantastic Planet, and My Life As a Zucchini. For anime movies, that list would be a bit bigger. Haha!

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  2. Awesome list, some films I’d completely forgotten about there too! I absolutely adore Coraline though, I got a chance to study it in uni and it made it such a special film for me. Doesn’t help that Neil Gaiman is also my favourite author!

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  3. I absolutely love thins post! God Coraline scared he absolute sh!t out of me when I watched it – around three years ago, ha! I love all of the Pixar films before and after Disney owning them. I love a lot of of Mayazkis too just not Tales of Earthsea and th one based on the Borrowers. My faves as a kid were The Velveten Rabbit and The Snowman.

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  4. I love Anastasia, but my absolute favorite is The Secret of NIMH. It has to be one of the darkest non-Disney animated films I’ve seen.❤

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