Best Non-Disney Animated Films

The Top Ten

1 Shrek

The greatest fairy tale ever told.

This was pretty weird, but still fantastic.

2 Anastasia

The best non-Disney animated film ever. It does all the Disney tropes: the tough princess, musical numbers, and fairytale magic, yet still manages to match up to Disney's classics.

Such a great movie, loved it as a kid and still love it today. And the song of the villain (In the Dark of the Night) is better than anything coming from Disney.

This is the best! It has that disney feel but is better than disney movies ( I'm saying this and I'm a huge disney fan) dimitri seems more like an ordinary men and Anastasia doesn't have the whole princess personality but still act with class. Such an amazing film my 2nd favourite film ever

I loved this when I was young, and I still love the song at the beginning. It's so beautiful, and I sang it in an audition to land the role of Penny in my middle school production of hairspray! and I got it! They said that song was beautiful and even if you don't watch this beautiful Classic at least listen to the songs, especially at the beginning!

3 Despicable Me

So funny, I couldn't stop watching it!

4 The Prince of Egypt

One of the lucky few that managed to triumph during the monopoly of the Disney Renaissance - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

Magnificent music, gripping take on Moses... you even feel sorry for Pharaoh

5 How to Train Your Dragon
6 The Lego Movie

Loved this films sung song 4 ages but didn't watch second one because to old now

This is probably my favorite animated film ever, hard choice - Phillip873

7 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

This has amazing music, I could listen to the soundtrack forever.

Back when Dreamworks actually made great 2D films

8 The Land Before Time

Inspired a fascination with dinosaurs as a kid - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

9 Ice Age

This is below some movies I've never even heard of...definitely #1. - peaceswagtv

10 The Iron Giant

Most underrated animated film ever. Lack of advertising due to lack of studio confidence was the reason for its obscurity. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate


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The Contenders

11 Charlotte's Web

The biggest home video comeback for any animated musical

12 Shrek 2

No no no, Shrek 2 is my favorite movie of the franchise and one of the greatest sequels of all time! Boring my ass!

Shreck 2 is kinda boring

13 FernGully: The Last Rainforest

During the Disney Renaissance in the 90s, most non-Disney animated musicals were failed imitations. But Ferngully, along with The Prince of Egypt, Anastasia, and Cats Don't Dance, were the miraculous few that broke through with fresh ratings. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

14 Cats Don't Dance

One of the few non-Disney animated musicals to score a fresh rating in the 1990s

15 Despicable Me 2

What a great film. - PageEmperor

16 An American Tail

"Never say never! " Take that, Justin Bieber - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

17 The Simpsons Movie

Springfield's funniest in their first big screen outing.

18 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Best movie ever! I want to find a list that this movie was put number1 on. Can you PLEASE tell me where to find it

Absolutely hilarious and endlessly quotable.

19 Balto

Bad fanbase, though.

This is as good as any Disney movie.

Based on an inspiring true story

20 Madagascar
21 The Secret of NIMH

Don Bluth's underrated masterpiece - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

22 Happy Feet

Won the animated feature Oscar. Brings attention to the impact of pollution on penguins

23 Horton Hears a Who
24 Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku
25 Kung Fu Panda
26 All Dogs Go to Heaven

I don't understand why it has a rotten rating. It's so sweet - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

27 How to Train Your Dragon 2

It’s among my favorite movies of all time. - Cyri

28 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
29 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
30 Shrek Forever After
31 Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle
32 Hotel Transylvania

Oh my god... this movie... it does have some warmth and fairly interesting graphics, but I feel like it should never exist and half of characters are too hideous/annoying (especially Dennis, Mavis and Eunice)!

33 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
34 Mr. Peabody & Sherman


35 Rango

A Nickelodeon movie beating Disney and Dreamworks for the animated feature Oscar? Talk about a dark horse!

One of the few non Disney films to win the Oscar

36 Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of Were-Rabbit

This is the only stop motion picture to win the Oscar for animated feature

The only stop motion film to win the Oscar

37 Antz
38 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

It won the animated film Oscar

39 Minions
40 The Phantom Tollbooth
41 Persepolis

Based on the true story of a woman's experience with sexism, homophobia, religious discrimination, and human rights abuses in Iran.

42 Kubo and the Two Strings

One of the best animesque films ever

43 The Breadwinner

It's similar to Mulan, and brings attention to the oppression of women in Afghanistan.

44 Song of the Sea

An amazing film with beautiful animation, memorable songs, and exploration of Irish mythology

45 Hotel Transylvania 2

This movie is amazing! And Disney owns Hotel Transylvia now ❤ - AngelOfTheSkyStarsMoon

46 Rio
47 Rise of the Guardians

Jack Frost is so handsome while Jackelsa is a good loveteam - Symbole

48 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
49 Quest for Camelot

You gotta admire the strong female lead - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

50 The Swan Princess

Got more sequels than any other animated film

I grew up with this classic.

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