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20 Best Animation movies like Bolt (2008)

List of the best animation movies like Bolt (2008): Up, Soul, Moana, Finding Dory, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Oliver & Company, The Good Dinosaur, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, Feast, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.

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Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Talking dogs
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Dreams
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Touching

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, adventure, family, family, cartoon, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotAdventure, Life after death, Music, Art, Meaning of life
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Soulful, Philosophical

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersDemons, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Dreams, Mythology
PlaceIslands, Sea, Ocean
StyleFor children, Exciting, Womens in main roles, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSharks, Animals, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Pursuit, Lost memory
PlaceSea, Ocean, USA
StyleLight, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersPenguin, Dogs, Animals, Family, Lions
PlotDancing, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceAfrica, Circus, Zoos
StyleFor children

Animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are still trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo. They are forced to take a detour to Europe to find the penguins and chimps who broke the bank at a Monte Carlo casino. When French animal-control officer Capitaine Chantel DuBois picks up their scent, Alex and company are forced to hide out in a traveling circus.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:14
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, To cry, Touching, Serious

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens, Dinosaurs, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Loneliness, Fear
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, Touching

An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:09
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Talking dogs, Partners
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Family life

Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known as the "Junkyard Dogs." Buster, the pack's leader, takes an instant disliking to the "house-dog" and considers him a rival. Angel, a junkyard pup Scamp's age, longs for the safety and comfort of life in a family and the two become instant companions. Will Scamp choose the wild and free life of a stray or the unconditional love of his family?

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:06
CharactersDogs, Family
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Breakup, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Soulful, Smart

This Oscar-winning animated short film tells the story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
CharactersAnimals, Family, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Ghosts, Competitions
PlaceUSA
TimeHalloween
StyleExciting, Cute

When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy’s investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow–and right into Gargamel’s trap! Can Brainy and Gutsy, with the help of Smurfette, put aside their rivalry before Gargamel captures them–or worse, they come face-to-face with the legendary ghost, the Headless Horseman?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersFriends, Cats
PlotLove, Adventure, Music, Friendship, Inheritance
PlaceFrance
StyleTouching

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the heirs, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O'Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the Aristocats's rescue.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA, South Korea, Spain, Japan, Mexico
CharactersAliens, Childrens, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Gems
PlaceCourt
StyleLight, Cute

Two years after the events of "Change Your Mind", Steven (now 16 years old) and his friends are ready to enjoy the rest of their lives peacefully. However, all of that changes when a new sinister Gem arrives, armed with a giant drill that saps the life force of all living things on Earth. In their biggest challenge ever, the Crystal Gems must work together to save all organic life on Earth within 48 hours.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Family, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Travel, Music, Friendship
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:28
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Pirates, Dragons, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Witchcraft
PlaceMountains, Deserts
StyleLight

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:30
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship
StyleExciting

A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away—where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met—he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Canada, China
Duration01:02
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Rabbits, Wizards, Cats
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceVillage, Forest
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:14
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Inheritance, Curses, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceCastle, USA
StyleExciting, Light

Scooby-Doo and those "meddling kids" Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are back in this all-new original movie! Velma discovers she's inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein’s cursed castle in the terrifying town of Transylvania…Pennsylvania, that is. Just when the Gang persuades Velma to go claim her inheritance, the ghost of Dinkenstein Castle blows up the Mystery Machine as a warning! Now the Crew must spring back into action, but this time it's personal! Who's responsible for the Dinkenstein monster? What family secret has Velma been hiding? Will Fred recover from the loss of his beloved Mystery Machine? Can any helpless snack survive Scooby and Shaggy's monster-sized appetites? This Scooby-Doo adventure has enough spooky fun to make the whole family come alive!

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Horses, Aliens, Childrens, Cowboys
PlotTravel, Friendship, Dolls, Toys
StyleFor children, Exciting, Soulful, Oscars, Touching

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, France, Japan
Duration01:26
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase, Justice
StyleLight, By books, Beautiful landscapes

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Denmark, Belgium, USA
Duration01:09
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Family, Investigators
PlotAdventure, Travel, Fight, Friendship, Snow
PlaceShips, Trains, Russia, Arctic, St. Petersburg
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching

1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition to the North Pole. To save her family's honor, Sasha runs away. Headed towards the Great North, she follows her grandfather's trail in search of his famous ship.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Denmark, Australia
Duration01:47
CharactersSuperhero, Dinosaurs, Aliens, Pirates, Family
PlotWar, Time travel, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds
TimePost apocalypse
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating, Touching

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, South Africa
Duration01:58
CharactersAnimals, Kings, Family, Lions, Zebras
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Adventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceJungle, Nature, Africa
StyleFor children, Unexpected ending, Action, Epic, Touching

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Alien invasion, Rivalry
PlaceSpaceships
StyleFascinating

Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley have finally caught all of Jumba's genetic experiments and found the one true place where each of them belongs. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are offered positions in the Galactic Alliance, turning them down so they can stay on Earth with Lilo. But Lilo realizes her alien friends have places where they belong, and it's finally time to say "aloha."

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA, France
Duration02:53
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceTrains, New York
StyleFor children, Light, For background, For winter evenings

Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:21
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Friendship, Holidays
PlaceJungle, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Cute

The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in this hilarious new holiday classic.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Monkeys, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceAfrica
StyleExciting

Animated-family adventure based on a true story that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock. Set in the Bushveld near what is today the world famous Kruger National Park, this animated family tale is about Jock's adventures with Fritz, his master. Jock escapes death, builds crazy friendships and displays his unrivalled loyalty to Fritz. The story is set in the late 1880s when Africa's mineral richness, teeming animal life and incomparable natural beauty drew and captivated explorers and adventurers from all over the world. A place where big game roamed in their thousands and the wildest tales were true! Jock Of The Bushveld is a great story and the only animal classic to come out of Africa.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAnimals, Cooks, Friends, Mice, Partners
PlotFriendship, Success, Dreams
PlaceVillage, Paris, France, Kitchen
StyleFor children, Exciting, Inspirational

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Cooks, Friends, Talking dogs
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Hotels
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

The Scooby gang visits a culinary resort run by Fred's uncle, Bobby Flay. While enjoying the sights, a ghost attacks the guests and destroys the resort, leaving the gang to put a stop to its threat.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Family life
StyleTo cry, Touching

Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is important that they perform well because a talent scout is visiting.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:35
CharactersFriends, Princesses
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Supernatural, Youth
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating

In the Kingdom of Avalor, Elena takes Naomi up a mountain to show her favorite view of the kingdom. Elena laments to Naomi how she was trapped in the Amulet of Avalor for forty-one years, and then presents to her a broken wand. She tells her that it was Shuriki's wand and how she would still be trapped in the Amulet if it was not for a brave young Princess: Sofia. Elena then proceeds to tell Naomi the whole story ...





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