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20 Best Animation movies like Monsters University (2013)

List of the best animation movies like Monsters University (2013): Planes: Fire & Rescue, Rugrats Go Wild, Soul, Luca, UglyDolls, Chicken Little, The One and Only Ivan, The Good Dinosaur, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax.

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Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Aviation, Death
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleLight

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Life, Friendship, Chase
PlaceJungle, Islands

The Rugrats family vacation takes an exotic detour when their boat capsizes and they become shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. With the jungle as their new backyard, the babies race wildly from one dangerous adventure to the next...soon to discover that someone else is on the island. It's The Wild Thornberrys...on an island adventure of their own! When these two famailies get together, the excitement really starts!

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: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Friends, Mermaids
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Water, Competitions
PlaceSea, Ocean, Italy, Small cities
StyleFor children, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Luca and his best friend Alberto experience an unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Thailand
Duration01:23
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleLight, Fascinating

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection -- a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child.

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: 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: 6.7
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: 6.8
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: 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: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceHotels
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Join Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Mystery Inc. crew as they head to Chicago for Talent Star, a hit talent show in which Fred and Daphne are finalists with some high hopes. Unlucky for them, the competition is frightful as the show is being broadcast from an opera house with a history of horrors and a particularly vengeful phantom that has cursed the show's production.

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: 8.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA, Germany, Japan, France
CharactersTeens, Dinosaurs, Teachers, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Ghosts, Family life
PlaceSchool
StyleFancy

The life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year old cat who attends middle school in Elmore. Accompanied by his pet, adoptive brother, and best friend Darwin Watterson, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during which he interacts with various family members: Anais, Richard, and Nicole Watterson, and other various citizens.

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: 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: 7.8
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: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:09
CharactersFamily, Friends, Birds, Partners, Managers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceCollege

To save the universe, and their friendship, Mordecai and Rigby must defeat an evil volleyball coach.

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: 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: 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
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersZombie, Witch, Monsters, Heroes, Family
PlotSuperpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleFancy, Black humor, Creepy, Gothic

In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.

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: 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: 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
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Family
PlotAdventure, Abduction
PlaceSpace, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating

Phineas and Ferb travel across the galaxy to rescue their older sister Candace, who has been abducted by aliens and taken to a utopia in a far-off planet, free of her pesky little brothers.

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: 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: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Giants, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Chase
StyleLight, Fascinating

The Mega Mondo Pop Cartoon-a-Con in sunny California marks the spot for mystery in this all-new original Scooby-Doo adventure! Herculoids Frankenstein Jr. and Space Ghost are just a few of the celebrated comic book characters headlining at the unconventional convention plus there's a megabucks movie premiere starring Scooby-Doo and Shaggy's all-time favorite super heroes Blue Falcon and Dynomutt! So when the gruesome villain Mr. Hyde unleashes monster bats howling hounds and sinister slime upon the festivities it's time for Mystery Incorporated to follow the clues and set their monster traps. But it's the pizza-snacking super-powered tag team of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo who tap into their inner super hero to prevent the entire event from being smothered in ghoulish green goo! Like right on Dog Wonder!

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: 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.





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