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20 Best Animation movies like Paperman (2012)

List of the best animation movies like Paperman (2012): Soul, Lava, Feast, In a Heartbeat, The One and Only Ivan, Inner Workings, The Sword in the Stone, Winnie the Pooh, Merry Madagascar, Mickey Steps Out.

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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
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:07
PlotLove, Volcanoes, Loneliness, Fate, Technology
PlaceIslands, Ocean
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

The story follows the love story of two volcanoes, Uku and Lele. It features a song, "Lava", which is written by Murphy and performed by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig, who voice the two volcanoes.

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: 7.6
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: 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: 7.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Dreams
PlaceOffice
StyleInspirational

This is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s Brain—a pragmatic protector who calculates his every move, and his Heart—a free-spirited adventurer who wants to let loose.

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, 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: 6.7
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: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey heads over to see Minnie, but Pluto won't leave him alone. He gets there and watches through the window, standing on Pluto, while Minnie plays piano. Pluto runs off to chase a cat and leaves Mickey stuck in the window. Minnie has him in, and he dances to her playing. Pluto chases the cat into the house and causes havoc. The chase leads into the piano, where Pluto picks up the player-piano roll as an extended tail, and the destruction continues.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Pirate Pete has kidnapped Mickey and Minnie and has them tied up. As Pete prepares to have his way with Minnie, Mickey escapes and gets a swordfish off the wall; a swordfight with Pete ensues. Mickey gets out of the cabin and on deck; he hoists Minnie up onto the mast. Pete summons his crew, and Mickey fights them off with a cannon, shooting pots and pans, a stove, and ultimately a harpoon before winning Minnie and the ship back for good.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey plays a bluesy tune on a piano on a stage. Minnie sings. Then an unseen band plays while both sing and dance. Mickey then leads the 9-piece band in an uptempo number, with Pluto on trombone, Horace on percussion, and Clarabelle on bass, among others. Mickey steps out for a clarinet solo.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:03

Shrek and his friends enjoy themselves with some Karaoke partying.

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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Pilots
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Hockey, American Football
PlaceAircraft, School, USA, Small cities
TimeSummer, Winter
StyleCute

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:08
PlotDancing

The title character comes to town, complete with portable boxing ring. He grabs a local chicken and dances with her, inspiring several other barnyard animals to dance. But her rooster takes offense, and enters the ring to do battle.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:08

Delivery boy Mickey encounters Minnie washing clothes and singing. He stops for a quick song and dance with her. Meanwhile, Pluto gets tangled up in tar. Mickey sends a beehive flying; it lands on his mule, who kicks Mickey's instrument-filled wagon into the air. He plays a march or two on the piano with Minnie, with many animals playing along.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Insects have made a playground/carnival out of castoffs, featuring "ice skating" on mirrors. Two love bugs head off to a more private area. But their fun is interrupted when a crow comes by. He bottles up the male bug and chases the female into her home. The male bug escapes in the nick of time, and another bug notices the battle and rallies the rest of the bugs to attack, which they do, using false teeth, an eggbeater, a mousetrap, castor oil, and other things.

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: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, western, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey walks into the tavern where Minnie is dancing, and begins to dance and play piano himself. Pegleg Pete comes in and treats Minnie badly. Mickey tries to defend her, but Pete steals her away. Mickey, riding Horace Horsecollar, gives chase. He manages to throw Pete off a cliff.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends, Sisters
PlotMusic, Friendship, Fate
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Cute, Atmospheric, Touching

A group of Yokohama students fight to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. While working there, Umi and Shun gradually become attracted to each other but have to face a sudden trial. Even so, they keep going without fleeing the difficulties of reality.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersGay, Writers, Taxi drivers, Singers
PlotLove, Obsession, Loneliness, Depression, Love at first sight
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Intellectual

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan
Duration01:52
CharactersDragons, Musicians, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Jealousy
PlaceParty, USA
StyleExciting, By comics

Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersSnake, Friends
PlotLove, Survival, Dancing, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting, Cute, Soulful

A young cobra and his scorpion best friend go on a journey across the Sahara desert to save a new-found love.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey's friends throw him a surprise birthday party at Minnie's house. The chef brings out the cake (with 2 candles); Mickey manages to blow all the cake onto the chef's face, while the candles stay lit. He unwraps his present: a miniature piano. He plays a duet of I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby with Minnie, followed by an instrumental version of The Darktown Strutter's Ball, which everyone dances to (including Mickey and Minnie, while the piano stools keep playing). Mickey then plays There's No Place Like Home on the xylophone, then accompanies Minnie on another piece, after which the xylophone gets frisky and eventually dumps Mickey in the fish bowl.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
PlotLove at first sight

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde who sits on an overwieght horse. "She" is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod "Siegfried".

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Animals, Aliens, Lifeguards, Family
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
StyleExciting, Light

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, cartoon, short
CountryGermany
Duration00:15

Bruno is making his way through the city searching for its soul. Driven by his curiosity, a challenging imagination and his wild reflection on reality he is lifting the old dusty curtain on the city's crusted perception.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersGiants, Family, Mice, Eagle
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceAustralia
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day. Accompanying the fearless duo are bumbling albatross Wilbur and local field operative Jake the Kangaroo Rat.

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?





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