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20 Best Animation movies like Pinocchio (1940)


List of the best animation movies like Pinocchio (1940): Soul, Pinocchio, Luca, Kubo and the Two Strings, Coco, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, Moana, The Lorax, Ratatouille, Fantasia 2000.

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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: 6.3
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryItaly, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
CharactersDogs, Thieves, Whale, Family, Foxes
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSea, School, Italy
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He will call him Pinocchio. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the puppet moves, as if by magic, and is gifted with a life on its own.

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: 7.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:23
CharactersSamurai, Strong women, Whale, Monkeys, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mythology, Fate
PlaceSea, Village, Caves, Japan, Moon
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Touching

Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.

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: 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?

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: 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
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAnimals, Cooks, Friends, Mice, Partners
PlotFriendship, Success, Dreams
PlaceVillage, Paris, France, Kitchen
StyleFor children, Exciting, Inspirational

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:14
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Soldier, Mice
PlotMusic, Friendship, Art, Dreams
PlaceItaly, New York
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this sequel to the original 'Fantasia' restores 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and adds seven new shorts.

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: 7.2
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
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Spy, Demons, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Weapon, Religious, Birthday, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Touching, Disturbing

Tara Markov is a girl who has power over earth and stone; she is also more than she seems. Is the newest Teen Titan an ally or a threat? And what are the mercenary Deathstroke's plans for the Titans?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:28
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Pirates, Dragons, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Witchcraft
PlaceMountains, Deserts
StyleLight

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

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: 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: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Horses, Aliens, Childrens, Cowboys
PlotTravel, Friendship, Dolls, Toys
StyleFor children, Exciting, Soulful, Oscars, Touching

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Canada, Italy, USA, China
Duration02:38
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Friends, Old man, Pilots
PlotAdventure, Travel, Growing up
PlaceAircraft, School, Deserts
StyleFor children, Cute, By books, Philosophical, Touching

Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her neighbor that will tell her about the story of the Little Prince that he once met.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Animals, Childrens, Bears
PlotFriendship, Cancer
PlaceSummer camp, Rides
StyleFor children, Light, Cute, Fascinating, Touching

A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery -- the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world's wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersTroll, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Saving the World

Arcadia may look like an ordinary town, but it lies at the center of magical and mystical lines that makes it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures, including trolls, aliens, and wizards. Now, various heroes will team-up in an epic adventure where they must fight the Arcane Order for control over the magic that binds them all together.

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: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, Canada, USA
CharactersKings, Artists, Heroes, Family, Artists
PlotAdventure
PlaceParallel worlds, France, Castle
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy, Touching

Three characters living in an unfinished painting venture out into the real world in search of their creator to convince him to finish his work.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Family, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Travel, Music, Friendship
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:18
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotFriendship
PlaceParallel worlds, Small cities
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out pollution. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite abuse from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student joins Pig's class, nothing will be the same again.

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: 7.3
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: 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
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: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA, Brazil, Bolivia
Duration01:12
CharactersHorses, Musicians, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotDancing, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceMountains, Mexico
TimeNew Year

For Donald's birthday he receives a box with three gifts inside. The gifts, a movie projector, a pop-up book, and a pinata, each take Donald on wild adventures through Mexico and South America.

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?





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