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20 Best Animation movies like Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)

List of the best animation movies like Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013): Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of Blue Owls, The Wiz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Journey to the Christmas Star, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, The NeverEnding Story III, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Alice in Wonderland, Jack the Giant Killer.

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Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryGermany
CharactersWitch, Teens, Family, Disabled people, Friends
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Witchcraft
PlaceGermany, Boarding school

Poor Bibi - due to her bad marks in maths she has to spend the whole summer in the boarding school of Altenberg to scrape through a series of exams - otherwise she'd stay down in school, being forced to repeat the year. No camping, no white-water rafting, no vacation at all. So it doesn't surprise anyone that the young witch is quite disgruntled when arriving at Altenberg Castle. Her roommate is a touchy unpleassant fashion victim and headmaster Quirin Bartels is so muddle-headed that he can't even remember the names of his students properly. But then Bibi makes friends with Elea, a girl wheelchair-bound since a terrible accident where she also lost her beloved parents. Now Bibi is determined to help the sensitive Elea, searching a way to heal her from her palsy legs.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Witch, Teachers, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Motorcycles, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAtmospheric

Dorothy Gale, a shy kindergarten teacher is swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarks on a quest to return home

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHeroes, Family, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Toys, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, To cry, By books

A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Gods, Doctors, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death, Mythology
PlaceSchool, Ocean, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Epic

In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryNorway
Duration01:20
CharactersKings, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship
PlaceForest, Castle
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died of a broken heart, leaving the shattered King all on his own. From that day on, the King cursed the Christmas Star, thereby causing darkness and grief to descend upon the land. However, an old sage has revealed that Goldhair is still alive, and will return only if the King finds the way back to the Christmas Star. Ever since, the King has been searching for the Christmas Star every Christmas, but all in vain.

Markimdb: 2
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Birthday
StyleTwisted plot, Light, To cry

It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville--OH NO! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend's party. Along the way, they meet some very interesting characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Bobby Wobbly (Carey Elwes), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton) and Lola and Lero Sombero (Christopher Lloyd and Jaime Pressly). Can these new friends help them recover the magical balloons and get back to the cottage in time to celebrate Schluufy's surprise birthday?

Markimdb: 3.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryWest Germany, Germany
Duration01:35
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds, Small cities
StyleBy books, Fancy

A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CountrySweden, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and his sister Anika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the "splunks", going down a waterfall in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to an orphanage. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersKnights, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Chess, Fight
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleExciting, By books, Fancy

In this version of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice (Charlotte Henry) discovers that an ordinary library mirror is actually a portal into another world. As she adjusts to her constantly changing size, thanks to some mysterious cookies, she follows a rabbit with a pocket watch, stumbles upon a deranged tea party and seeks advice from the shadowy Cheshire Cat (Richard Arlen). Later, Alice runs into Humpty Dumpty (W. C. Fields), whose unfortunate tumble sets even stranger events in motion.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersVikings, Giants, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceCastle
StyleExciting, Fancy

The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersWitch, Kings, Dragons, Heroes, Family
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Magic, Slavery
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Dragons, Childrens, Cannibals, Giants
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Friendship, Fate, Justice
PlaceParis, England, France, Metro, London
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Beautiful landscapes

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Family, Friends, Parrots
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Africa, England
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.

Markimdb: 4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotWar, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryPoland
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Mythology
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, To cry, By books

After a serious car accident, Lukasz discovers that the blue door in his new room lead to alternate reality.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Friends, Nuns, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceItaly, Venice
StyleBy books, Touching

A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord. From their home base of an old cinema theater, the children steal from the rich to support themselves and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective. However, a greater threat to the children is something from a forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:20
CharactersDogs, Bears, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, By books, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:24
CharactersPirates, Indians, Mermaids, Childrens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Martial Arts, Chase
PlaceSpace, Islands, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, London
StyleFor children, Exciting, Action, Steampunk, Fairy tales

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryHungary, United Kingdom, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Horses, Heroes, Family, Lions
PlotAdventure, Curses, Rivalry
PlaceForest, Moon, Castle, Estate

When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Killers, Family, Lawyers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Hostage, Family life, Dreams
PlaceKitchen
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy, Touching

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountrySweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration01:39
CharactersKings, Pirates, Knights, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Supernatural, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Teens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Experiments
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting

A lab accident gives a hound named Shoeshine some serious superpowers -- a secret that the dog eventually shares with the young boy who becomes his owner and friend.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Pirates, Dragons, Lifeguards, Family
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Sword Battles
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

The teenagers of Disney's most infamous villains return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersHorses, Monkeys, Family, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Travel, Volcanoes, Mystery
PlaceEgypt, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, England, London
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Smart

When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Austria, Sweden
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Friends, Sisters, Yeti, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, Zoos, Germany
StyleExciting

Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and children worldwide. Yoko is constantly showing his friends Pia and their unique qualities, but children are not the only ones who want the Yeti. Its great value calls attention to two hunters who want to take advantage of the yeti.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryGermany
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSchool of Magic
StyleExciting

Vlad has just moved and joined one of the most famous magical schools in the world, where he meets fairies, witches, trolls and dwarfs. Him and his father are the first vampires in town, but he soon meets other special kids.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Robots, Aliens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, UFO, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, To cry, Disturbing

After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Snake, Monkeys
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, India
StyleSerious

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
StyleExciting, Light

Manny has moved to a new school, and it's not easy to fit in. After wishing he had more friends, Manny finds a mysterious collar and puts it on Rufus, the family dog. Suddenly, Rufus turns into a boy! Manny's not sure what to do, so he enrolls Rufus in school. When the other students notice Rufus's silly dog antics -- chasing squirrels, eating without utensils, asking for belly rubs, and catching a soccer ball with his mouth -- he immediately becomes the most popular kid around. Manny is jealous of his new best friend but eventually learns that a dog's loyalty to his owner always comes first.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Animals, Teachers, Bears, Tigers
PlotFriendship, Happiness
PlaceTrains, Forest, Party
StyleCute, Soulful, By books, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.





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