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20 Best Animation movies like Lava (2014)

List of the best animation movies like Lava (2014): Paperman, Moana, Soul, Feast, The Book of Life, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, The Princess and the Frog, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Sleeping Beauty, In a Heartbeat.

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Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07
PlotLove, Loneliness, Fate, Love at first sight
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, To cry, Cute

An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

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: 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: 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: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Life after death, Love triangle, Mythology
PlaceMexico
TimeHalloween
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Touching, Disturbing

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersMermaids, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Fulfillment of desires, True love, Rivalry
PlaceOcean
StyleCute, Fascinating

Follow Ariel's adventures before she gave up her fins for true love. When Ariel wasn't singing with her sisters, she spent time with her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and after King Triton outlaws all singing. Along with pals Flounder and Sebastian, Ariel sets off in hopes of changing her father's decision to ban music from the kingdom.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Cinderella, Family, Blind, Princesses
PlotAdventure, Magic, Music, Dreams
StyleTouching

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Cats, Singers
PlotLove, Adventure, Snow, True love
PlaceTrains
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gothic

In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the midwife's protective care. But he must not get angry or excited because that endangers his life by causing his clock to stop working. Worse than that, when he grows up, he has to face the fact he cannot fall in love because that too could stop his delicate heart.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersWitch, Kings, Dragons, Cinderella
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Ballet, True love
PlaceCastle
StyleLight, Cute

A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, First love, True love
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, Cute, Touching

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersCinderella, Family, Princesses
PlotAdventure, Betrayal, Fate, Lost memory
PlaceRussia, Paris, France
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:17
CharactersZombie, Brides
PlotWedding, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceTomb
StyleFascinating, Fancy, Black humor, Gothic

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersDragons, Fish
PlotFriendship, Holidays, Gifts
PlaceVillage, Islands, Ships, Party
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Cute, Soulful, Touching

The Viking town of Berk, now enjoying its new alliance with the dragons, is preparing for its annual winter holiday of Snoggletog. However, that spirit is threatened when all the dragons, except Toothless who needs Hiccup to help him, suddenly fly away for some reason. While Astrid ineffectually tries to salvage the occasion, Hiccup decides to build Toothless a new prosthetic to allow him to fly independently, only to have the dragon take off as well. However, as the holiday approaches, Hiccup finds himself swept up to learn the dragons' secret the hard way and to find a solution to bring them home early.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration02:13
CharactersHorses, Giants, Family, Deer
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers, Music
PlaceShips, Castle
StyleFor children, Touching

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

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 ...

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07
PlaceSea, Ocean, Moon
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

A young boy comes of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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: 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: 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: 8.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective, music
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Musicians, Family, Popadants
PlotLove, Adventure, Music, Death, Life after death
PlaceVillage, Mexico
StylePopular, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
CharactersAnimals, Birds
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Growing up, Fear
PlaceSea
StyleInteresting, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Smart

A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:19
CharactersGiants, Family, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceOcean, England
StyleExciting, Fancy, Touching

When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotLove, Time travel, True love, Friendship, Body exchange
PlaceParallel worlds, School, Caves, Japan
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersChildrens, Rabbits, Family, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching, Serious

Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Br'er Rabbit to help little Johnny deal with his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:26
CharactersGiants, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, London
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Family, Military
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Justice
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleLight, Cute, Smart, Fancy

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.

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: 6.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersFirefighters
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Surfing, Life after death
PlaceBeach
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Canada, USA
CharactersDinosaurs, Robots, Pirates, Knights, Cowboys
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Toys
PlaceLighthouse
StyleFascinating

Marla is forced to abandon her carefully structured life to embark on an epic journey to find her younger brother Charlie who has disappeared into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil toys.

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.





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