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20 Best Animation movies like Rise of the Guardians (2012)

List of the best animation movies like Rise of the Guardians (2012): Arthur Christmas, Moana, Soul, Steven Universe: The Movie, Regular Show: The Movie, Chicken Little, Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, G-Force, Shrek Forever After.

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Republic of Ireland, France, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Elves, Santa Claus
PlotAdventure, Magic, Snow, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Touching

Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

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: 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: 7.8
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: 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: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:14
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Inheritance, Curses, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceCastle, USA
StyleExciting, Light

Scooby-Doo and those "meddling kids" Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are back in this all-new original movie! Velma discovers she's inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein’s cursed castle in the terrifying town of Transylvania…Pennsylvania, that is. Just when the Gang persuades Velma to go claim her inheritance, the ghost of Dinkenstein Castle blows up the Mystery Machine as a warning! Now the Crew must spring back into action, but this time it's personal! Who's responsible for the Dinkenstein monster? What family secret has Velma been hiding? Will Fred recover from the loss of his beloved Mystery Machine? Can any helpless snack survive Scooby and Shaggy's monster-sized appetites? This Scooby-Doo adventure has enough spooky fun to make the whole family come alive!

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Batman, Demons, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Friendship, Supernatural, Teleportation
StyleExciting, Action

Robin is sent by Batman to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Special agents, Partners
PlotAdventure, Saving the World

A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. But the government shuts them down and they are sentenced to a pet shop. Can they escape to defeat the villain and save the world?

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersAnimals, Spy, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Weapon
PlaceBeach, USA
StyleExciting

Two groups of classic cartoon characters come together in this fun-filled crossover with the popular action-adventure animated series Jonny Quest. Fans of all ages won't want to miss this heart-stopping adventure as tussling twosome Tom and Jerry join Jonny Quest and his pal Hadji and embark on a dangerous spy mission in order to save the world. It's just another day at the beach for the dueling Tom and Jerry ... until they bump into world-class junior spies Jonny Quest and Hadji and their canine companion, Bandit. When longtime Quest family nemesis Dr. Zin discovers that Jonny's father, Dr. Benton Quest, possesses a device that could solve the world's energy problems, Zin sends his evil cat army to steal it and capture Benton and his bodyguard, Race Bannon. That's when Jonny and his new furry friends spring into action! Get set for intrigue, thrills and suspense for the whole family. Tia Carrere and Tim Matheson lend their voices.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes, Family, Santa Claus, Losers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Snow, Holidays, Gifts
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTouching

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration01:18
CharactersDragons, Knights, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Saving the World, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Atmospheric

Dragon Hunters is a fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters: the world has become a vast conglomerate of islands of varying size and shape. This babbling universe is mainly peopled with ruthless rogues, surly peasants and illiterate, petty lords Their main concerns revolve around two fundamental rules : Eat and don't get eaten.

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: 7.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersStrong women, Family, Fairies, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.

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: 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: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration02:18
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Bodyguards, Friends, Brother and sister
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Technology, Double life
PlaceSpace, School, Spaceships, Parallel worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating

After crash-landing on Earth, two royal teen aliens on the run struggle to blend in with humans as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersZombie, Superhero, Teens, Aliens, Demons
PlotAdventure, Fight, Friendship, Ghosts
StyleLight, Fascinating

In Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They'll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that's right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the multiverse.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersKings, Heroes, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Magic, Martial Arts, Superpowers
StyleExciting, Fascinating

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the world’s last remaining Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, they fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum – to marry his son, Prince Noctis to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae, captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to Niflheim rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Alien invasion, Rivalry
PlaceSpaceships
StyleFascinating

Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley have finally caught all of Jumba's genetic experiments and found the one true place where each of them belongs. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are offered positions in the Galactic Alliance, turning them down so they can stay on Earth with Lilo. But Lilo realizes her alien friends have places where they belong, and it's finally time to say "aloha."

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: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, detective, military
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30
CharactersKings, Heroes, Family, Owls, Partners
PlotAdventure
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:15
CharactersTeens, Cinderella, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Wedding, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting

Fairy tales collide when Mambo and Munk tip the scales of good and evil once again.

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: 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: 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: 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: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Heroes, Hunters, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Space wars, Holidays
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeNew Year, Future
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Star Wars

Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on an adventure to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure. Will she make it back in time for Life Day?





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