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20 Best Animation movies like Brother Bear (2003)

List of the best animation movies like Brother Bear (2003): Soul, Rise of the Guardians, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Epic, Winnie the Pooh, The Lorax, The One and Only Ivan, Horton Hears a Who!, Chicken Little, Kiki's Delivery Service.

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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: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersHeroes, Family, Fairies, Santa Claus, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Saving the World, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Touching

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:26
CharactersAnimals, Dragons, Heroes, Friends, Hunters
PlotLove, Adventure, Abduction, Revenge, Fight
PlaceVillage, Ocean
StyleFor children, Exciting, Cute, Fascinating, Touching

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Giants, Heroes, Family, Scientists
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Light

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:03
CharactersRabbits, Bears, Tigers, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceForest, England
StyleTo cry, Cute, By books

During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backson" and they set out to save him.

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: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, comedy, adventure, family, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonkeys, Artists, Good people
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceCircus
StyleKind

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersAnimals, Teachers, Monkeys, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Swimming, Snow, Flowers
PlaceJungle
StyleFor children, Light

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Fish
PlotAdventure, UFO, Friendship, Baseball, Saving the World
PlaceSpaceships, Small cities
StyleLight

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a little chicken.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersDogs, Witch, Teens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTwisted plot, Touching

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.

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: 5.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:31
CharactersAnimals, Family, Friends, Unicorns, Parents
PlotEnd of the world, Adventure, Volcanoes, Chase
PlaceSpace, Mars, Moon
TimePrehistoric times
StyleLight

Set after the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

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: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Family, Wizards, Owls
PlotAdventure, Fate
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, To cry

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:34
CharactersBears, Deer
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceForest, USA

The humans and animals believe a werewolf is on the loose, and former hunter Shaw uses the opportunity to re-open the season. Boog, Elliot, and Mr. Weenie have to face their fears and find the werewolf to get the season closed permanently.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersDragons, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersWitch, Kings, Bears, Family, Princesses
PlotAdventure, Magic
PlaceForest, Scotland
StyleExciting, Light

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersStrong women, Family, Fairies, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, western, cartoon, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Heroes, Family
PlotDancing, Adventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Friendship
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting

When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of the "Patch Of Heaven" dairy farm, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save their home. The stakes are sky-high as this unlikely animal alliance risk their hides and match wits with a mysterious band of bad guys.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:25
CharactersKings, Geniuses, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting

A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:15
CharactersTeens, Cinderella, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Wedding, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting

Fairy tales collide when Mambo and Munk tip the scales of good and evil once again.

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: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Beetles, Ants
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Light, Cute, Touching, Uplifting

Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the colony," Lucas can only regain his freedom by living with the ants and learning their ways.

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: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersFamily, Scientists, Friends, Investigators, Yeti
PlotAdventure, Travel, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceNature, Ocean, England
Time19th century
StyleFor children, Light, Makes me think

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these fellow adventurers, Sir Lionel travels to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature known as the missing link.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersFamily, Friends, Turtles, Raccoons, Squirrel
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceForest, USA
StyleExciting

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:05
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceScotland
StyleFascinating, Fancy, Touching

A legendary and friendly creature named Nessie lives happily in a small pond with her friend MacQuack, a rubber duck. When a rich developer takes the pond and land surrounding it to build a miniature golf course, Nessie is forced to search for a new home.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, France, Japan
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals, Drummers, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFamily, Troll, Friends, Losers, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceCaves
StyleExciting, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Fancy

An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.

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.





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