Top 60 Animated Features Never Theatrically Released in the United States

From "The Animated Movie Guide" book, edited by Jerry Beck.

1-20: Top 20 (U.S.-Produced) Direct-to-Video Animated Films

21-40: Top 20 (U.S.-Aired) Made-for-TV Animated Features

41-60: Top 20 Foreign Theatrical Features That Never Opened in the United States
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1.
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Term-time ends at Acme Looniversity and the Tiny Toon characters look forward to a summer filled with fun... (79 mins.)
 
2.
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The King of Thieves disrupts Aladdin and Jasmine's long-anticipated wedding, looking for an oracle that will lead him to an even bigger treasure. His true identity causes trouble for Aladdin. (80 mins.)
Director: Tad Stones
 
3.
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin are best friends who wish they could be together forever. However Christopher Robin needs to go to school... (76 mins.)
Director: Karl Geurs
 
4.
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar. (81 mins.)
 
5.
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Hercules and Xena join forces to save the Gods of Olympus from the all-powerful Titans. (80 mins.)
Director: Lynne Naylor
 
6.
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin. (70 mins.)
Director: Boyd Kirkland
 
7.
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Pocahontas sets off on a journey to England with Meeko, Flit, and Percy. Hearing rumors of John Smith's death, Pocahontas tries to prevent war and battle. (72 mins.)
 
8.
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) go on a quest to find a fallen wishing star. (80 mins.)
 
9.
Bartok the Magnificent (1999 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The lovable bat Bartok goes on his own adventure and meets a pink snake, a dapper bear, a prince, and a evil witch trying to rule all of Russia (68 mins.)
 
10.
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Max goes to college, but to his embarassment his father loses his job and goes to his son's campus. (76 mins.)
 
11.
Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A full-length animated feature starring the little yellow bird. When Col. Rimfire announces at the Looney... (72 mins.)
 
12.
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his eleven brothers hate him even more and are... (75 mins.)
 
13.
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs. (69 mins.)
 
14.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime. (76 mins.)
Director: Curt Geda
 
15.
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (2002 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Tom is left in charge of a priceless magical ring by his young wizard master. He is then horrified when the ring gets stuck on Jerry's head, who then runs off into the city. (62 mins.)
 
16.
The Animatrix (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix. (102 mins.)
 
17.
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Being one of 101 takes its toll on Patch, who doesn't feel unique. When he's accidentally left behind on moving day, he meets his idol, Thunderbolt, who enlists him on a publicity campaign. (70 mins.)
 
18.
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King, from their own unique perspective. (77 mins.)
Director: Bradley Raymond
 
19.
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Mickey, Donald and Goofy are the French three Musketeers. (68 mins.)
Director: Donovan Cook
 
20.
Lil' Pimp (2005 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Based upon the animated made-for-internet comedy series. It is the story of a nine year white old boy who hustles his ho's around the neighborhood. (80 mins.)
 
21.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(74 mins.)
Director: Zoran Janjic
 
22.
The Point (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio, who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point. (74 mins.)
Director: Fred Wolf
 
23.
Everybody Rides the Carousel (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
De Andre Cortez in 15 years. (72 mins.)
Director: John Hubley
 
24.
The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon. (77 mins.)
 
25.
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah. (95 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
26.
Animalympics (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The animal kingdom stages its own olympic games. (78 mins.)
 
27.
Yogi's First Christmas (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday. (98 mins.)
Director: Ray Patterson
 
28.
The Return of the King (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle. (98 mins.)
 
29.
The Soldier's Tale (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil. (51 mins.)
 
30.
Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov travel to the planet Mongo to fight the evil emperor Ming the Merciless. (95 mins.)
 
31.
The Flight of Dragons (1982 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known. (96 mins.)
 
32.
Fluppy Dogs (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A band of dimension hopping humanoid dogs need the help of two kids to return home. (45 mins.)
Director: Fred Wolf
 
33.
The Wind in the Willows (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place. (96 mins.)
 
34.
Jonny's Golden Quest (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Investigating reports of synthetic gold lead Jonny Quest and the Quest Team to a showdown with Dr. Zin! (120 mins.)
 
35.
Drawn from Memory (1995 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
(56 mins.)
Director: Paul Fierlinger
 
36.
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The last survivor of the dead planet Krypton uses his amazing powers to defend people of his adopted world Earth. (64 mins.)
 
37.
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After Dexter is confronted with robots who wish to "destroy the one who saved the future," he uses his time machine to see how he saved it. (50 mins.)
 
38.
Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This animated made-for-TV movie, based on MTV's hit "Daria," explores the summer vacation of Daria and her classmates at Lawndale High. (75 mins.)
 
39.
The Flintstones: On the Rocks (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Fred and Wilma's marriage is in serious jeopardy. Barney and Wilma decide to help out by taking them on vacation to Rockapulco for their anniversary. (66 mins.)
 
40.
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The events and battles of the Old Republic's last major war is recounted. (15 mins.)
“ The first 20 episodes were compiled into a feature-length movie, but since that movie has no IMDb entry, I'm listing the series instead. ” - skobic
 
41.
Magic Lighter (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(71 mins.)
Director: Svend Methling
 
42.
The Singing Princess (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An insane woman brings peace to her village by being the most ultimate singer around. (76 mins.)
 
43.
The Monkey King (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Da Nao Tian Gong is a Chinese animated feature film directed by Wan Laiming and produced by all four of the Wan brothers... (84 mins.)
Director: Wan Laiming
 
44.
Ruddigore (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
For centuries, the Murgatroyd family, the Baronets of Ruddigore, have been under a witch's curse -- commit a crime every day... (54 mins.)
Director: Joy Batchelor
 
45.
Shônen Jakku to Mahô-tsukai (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jack goes for a ride with his animal friends--a bear, a fox and a puppy. He meets a girl who takes them by helicopter to the castle of a witch who turns children into devils. (80 mins.)
Director: Taiji Yabushita
 
46.
The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A boy with a mythical sword wants to protect a Norse village from an evil ice wizard and his minions, who destroyed his family's village. However, the villagers don't fully trust him and a mysterious girl with a dark secret befriends him. (82 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
47.
Puss in Boots (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
While being on the run for saving a mouse, the famous Puss in Boots, Pero, helps a young peasant boy win the heart of a lovely princess, while trying to rescue her from an evil wizard. (80 mins.)
Director: Kimio Yabuki
 
48.
Sen'ya ichiya monogatari (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The incredible adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power. (128 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
 
49.
Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Able Seaman Dick Deadeye is charged by Queen Victoria to find the stolen Ultimate Secret. His ugliness... (81 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
50.
Son of the White Mare (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man is born the son of a horse with superpowers and uses them to do battle with legendary dragons. (81 mins.)
 
51.
Time Masters (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets... (78 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
 
52.
Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A prince of the sea and a child of fire engage in a tragic forbidden romance. (108 mins.)
Director: Masami Hata
 
53.
The Little Fox (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Famous, great hunters, better stay away, here comes Vuk! (They say he is cunning as a fox!) (79 mins.)
Director: Attila Dargay
 
54.
Daliás idök (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It is an adaptation of the Toldi trilogy, a 19th-century epic poem in three parts by János Arany. The... (79 mins.)
Director: József Gémes
 
55.
Samson & Sally (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Samson is a young whale that doesn't have friends. He spends his time listening to his mother's stories about the legendary whale Moby Dick. Samson becomes fascinated about it and decides to go on a journey to find Moby Dick. (60 mins.)
Director: Jannik Hastrup
 
56.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
57.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
58.
Porco Rosso (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
59.
Catnapped! The Movie (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Anthropomorphic cats abduct little kids' dog to use him as a weapon for their Mistress who wants to control the fantastical cat world. Young boy and his sister must travel to this world to save their pet and the cat world. (77 mins.)
 
60.
The Cat Returns (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life. (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita