The 25 Best Non Disney/Pixar Animated Movies

by hansbearnl | created - 07 Jun 2011 | updated - 07 Jun 2011 | Public

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1. Peter & the Wolf (2006)

G | 32 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.6
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An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a... See full summary »

Director: Suzie Templeton

Votes: 3,467

2. The Miracle Maker (2000)

90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The story of Jesus Christ.

Directors: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Julie Christie, Rebecca Callard

Votes: 1,138

3. 9 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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60 Metascore

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

Director: Shane Acker | Stars: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 119,776 | Gross: $31.74M

4. Monster House (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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68 Metascore

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Newman

Votes: 82,024 | Gross: $73.66M

5. Balance (1989)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.0
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A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Votes: 4,075

6. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

G | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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87 Metascore

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

Directors: Steve Box, Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay

Votes: 107,960 | Gross: $56.11M

7. Cavallette (1990)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Men killing each other through the ages for various reasons.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 444

8. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

Director: Robert Cannon | Star: Marvin Miller

Votes: 1,477

9. Anna & Bella (1984)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Two sisters look back on their life together.

Director: Børge Ring | Stars: Tonny Huurdeman, Annemieke Ring, Peter Ring

Votes: 703

10. A Song a Day (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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At Betty Boop's Animal Hospital, various species have appropriate ailments. Morale becomes a problem; Professor Grampy to the rescue!

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 112

11. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 46,263 | Gross: $40.58M

12. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 44,557

13. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.5
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,183

14. A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.9
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Elmer is a dimwitted hunter who's "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 1,083

15. Three Little Bops (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Three pigs' career as a jazz band is complicated by a wolf they rejected for membership who keeps blowing down their gigs.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Stan Freberg

Votes: 1,004

16. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 143,644 | Gross: $23.16M

17. Robin Hood Daffy (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

8.1
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Daffy haplessly attempts to prove to the jocularly doubtful Friar Tuck Porky that he is actually Robin Hood.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,878

18. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 166,252 | Gross: $75.29M

19. Sebastian's Voodoo (2008)

4 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.3
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A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.

Director: Joaquin Baldwin

Votes: 1,307

20. A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Wallace and his dog, Gromit, open a bakery and get tied up with a murder mystery. But, when Wallace falls in love Gromit is left to solve the case.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde

Votes: 11,668

21. Dizzy Red Riding-Hood (1931)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Betty Boop goes to Grandma's through the woods despite wolf warnings; but Bimbo follows and gives the old story a new twist.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Ann Little, Billy Murray

Votes: 125

22. Mouse in Manhattan (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Jerry Mouse gets tired of living the country life and decides to head to the big city. However, the experience doesn't turn out quite like Jerry had expected.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,035

23. The Two Mouseketeers (1951)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 17th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in the King's castle, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a smaller mouse ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Francoise Brun-Cottan

Votes: 931

24. The Secret of NIMH (1982)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet

Votes: 30,589 | Gross: $10.14M

25. Creature Comforts (1989)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.8
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A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings.

Director: Nick Park | Star: Julie Sedgewick

Votes: 5,429