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20 Best Animation movies like Rio (2011)

List of the best animation movies like Rio (2011): Soul, Moana, Winnie the Pooh, Up, Saving Santa, Bolt, Happy Feet Two, Free Birds, Meet the Robinsons, Rise of the Guardians.

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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: 7.6
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: 7.2
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: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Talking dogs
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Dreams
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Touching

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration01:23
CharactersHeroes, Family, Elves, Santa Claus, Inventors
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Fancy

A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, Light, Cute, Touching

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA, Australia, New Zealand
Duration01:40
CharactersPenguin, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Music, Friendship
PlaceAntarctica
StyleExciting, Touching

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersAnimals, Friends, Birds, Partners
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Time machine, Fate
StyleLight

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history—and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Scientists, Orphans
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Time machine, Life
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ready to give up on his quest until the mysterious Wilbur Robinson shows up on the scene, whisking Lewis to the future to find the scanner and his mom.

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: 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: 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: 6.7
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: 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: 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: 7.5
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: 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: 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: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersTroll, Family
PlotAdventure, Dancing, Travel, Friendship
StyleFor children

Queen Poppy and Branch make a surprising discovery — there are other Troll worlds beyond their own, and their distinct differences create big clashes between these various tribes. When a mysterious threat puts all of the Trolls across the land in danger, Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends must embark on an epic quest to create harmony among the feuding Trolls to unite them against certain doom.

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: 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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersFriends, Cats
PlotLove, Adventure, Music, Friendship, Inheritance
PlaceFrance
StyleTouching

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the heirs, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O'Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the Aristocats's rescue.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersPenguin, Dogs, Animals, Family, Lions
PlotDancing, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceAfrica, Circus, Zoos
StyleFor children

Animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are still trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo. They are forced to take a detour to Europe to find the penguins and chimps who broke the bank at a Monte Carlo casino. When French animal-control officer Capitaine Chantel DuBois picks up their scent, Alex and company are forced to hide out in a traveling circus.

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: 3.9
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryArgentina, USA
CharactersFamily, Friends, Birds
PlotAdventure
StyleExciting

"It's an everyday universe that exists 7 feet over our heads. They are city birds that you can find in every tree or every corner." Juan: a sparrow that feels ordinary and underestimates his own race. Accidentally, he changes the way he looks, and the same reason that will make him feel unique is what is going to put his life in danger. Feifi: a beautiful canary that manages to escape from the cage of a network tycoon (Mr. Puertas), and starts trying a new life in freedom, as a common bird. Both of them will need to be something that they aren't and will face danger and adventures with their friends (Libia, the Pidgeon; Pipo, the Humming Bird; Clarita, the Bat; and some more). A clumsy cat, some psyco Southern Lapwings and Mr. Puertas will make everything even harder for them. Juan and Feifi will try to shape their destiny to feel truly free. Written by Anonymous

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Thailand, India
Duration02:08
CharactersAnimals, Family, Losers, Birds, Turtles
PlotAdventure, Travel
StyleFor children, Light

After he’s grounded by an injury, a high-flying bachelor is saddled with two wide-eyed orphans as they come face-to-face with the dangers and beauty of the outside world.

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: 6.1
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: 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: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Losers, Ants
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Toys, Cheating, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Touching

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.





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