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20 Best Animation movies like Shrek (2001)

List of the best animation movies like Shrek (2001): Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Moana, Barbie: Spy Squad, Frozen II, A Wrinkle in Time, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Missing Link, A Wizard's Tale, Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion.

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Markimdb: 5.1
Genreadventure, family, cartoon
CountryItaly
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends, Inventors, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Treasures
StyleFor children, Light

Life flows peacefully in Vinci: Leonardo is struggling with his incredible inventions, Lorenzo helps him and Gioconda observes them mockingly. When A mysterious storyteller comes to town and speaks of a hidden treasure, an adventure begins.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:25
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Pokemon, Partners, Detectives
PlotAdventure, Travel, Investigation, Friendship, Pursuit
StyleFor children, Exciting, By games, Touching, For a group of friends

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

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: 5.7
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Robots, Spy, Thieves, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Gymnastics, Mystery, Gems
StyleFor children, Light

Barbie and her best friends Teresa and Renee transform from hard-working gymnasts to undercover secret agents. When their amazing gymnastics skills catch the eye of a top-secret spy agency, the girls are soon following clues to a gem-stealing cat burglar, using high-tech gadgets, glam disguises and cute robo-pets to save the day.

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: 4.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Geniuses, Scientists
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Telekinesis
PlaceSpace
StyleFor children, Light, Epic

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Canada, China
Duration01:02
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Rabbits, Wizards, Cats
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceVillage, Forest
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

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: 4.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, Mexico, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersWizards
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Fate
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

Balloon kingdoms, dopey police dragons and happy wizards are exactly how Terry remembered his Grandmother's whacky fairy tales. Except they are real and it's definitely not as 'cheerful.'

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:21
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Warriors, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Superpowers, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Court, Roman Empire
StyleFor children, Light, Fascinating

Following a fall during mistletoe picking, Druid Getafix decides that it is time to secure the future of the village. Accompanied by Asterix and Obelix, he undertakes to travel the Gallic world in search of a talented young druid to transmit the Secret of the Magic Potion.

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: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:26
CharactersAnimals, Dragons, Heroes, Friends, Hunters
PlotLove, Adventure, Abduction, Revenge, Fight
PlaceVillage, Ocean
StyleFor children, Exciting, Cute, Fascinating, Touching

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryChina, Canada, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Robots, Childrens, Friends, Street children
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Friendship
StyleFor children, Exciting, Action, Light, Fascinating

A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Insects
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceNew York
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light

In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina
Duration01:36
CharactersAnimals, Cats, Parents
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleFor children, Light, Soulful, For relax, For winter evenings

A cat named Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cloak. One day, curious about the outside world, Cloak decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise. To find his son, Blanket must overcome his fear and reconcile with his past, with the help of a female Macaw.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRussia
Duration01:23
CharactersKings, Pirates, Heroes, Troll, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Snow
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFor children, Kind, Cute, Inspirational, Soulful

A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen's evil deeds. He finds a way to ban all the magic from the world - all the possessors of magic powers are now trapped in Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the fairy-tale in our world is Gerda - as her own biggest power is not magic but her faith in kindness and friendship. In Gerda's new adventures, she will be helped by trolls, pirates and even the Snow Queen herself.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryBelgium, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersDogs, Animals, Friends, Puppies
PlotAdventure, Travel, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleFor children, Light, Cute, Fascinating

Since his arrival at Buckingham palace, Rex lives a life of luxury. Top dog, he has superseded his three fellow Corgis in Her Majesty’s heart. His arrogance can be quite irritating. When he causes a diplomatic incident during an official dinner with the President of the United States, he falls into disgrace. Betrayed by one of his peers, Rex becomes a stray dog in the streets of London. How can he redeem himself? In love, he will find the resources to surpass himself in the face of great danger…

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersStrong women, Mice, Princesses
PlotDancing, Adventure, Travel, Ballet, Snow
TimeNew Year
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fairy tales

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. In Disney’s magical take on the classic The Nutcracker, Clara wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift. A golden thread presented at her godfather’s holiday party leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents of three magical Realms. But she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve her key and return harmony to the unstable world.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryChina
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFor children

The prideful and arrogant Bobby is the strongest hedgehog as well as the exception and rebellion in the whole hedgehog tribe. However, During his fight with "Tie Tui", he accidently gets hurt, loses his memory and starts his mysterious journey.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA, Cayman Islands
Duration02:33
CharactersKings, Princesses
PlotLove, Magic, Curses
PlaceCourt
StyleFor children, Light

Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.

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: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Australia, United Kingdom
CharactersRabbits, Friends
PlotAdventure
StyleFor children, Uplifting, Bright

Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada, China
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Time travel, Friendship
StyleFor children

When two flummels are transported into the present day, they learn that their species has become extinct, and they must travel back in time to try to save their race.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:33
CharactersAnimals, Family, Friends, Chickens
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFor children, Exciting, Soulful, By books, Makes me think

Based on a bestselling preteen novel of the same title that has sold more than 1 million copies in Korea, “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” is about a laying hen named Leafie who is destined to live the “same old” repetitive life confined on the chicken farm. Her fate changes when she escapes from the chicken farm and hatches a duck egg. With the duckling (who believes Leafie to be his mother), sets off on a journey into the wild with her new son to find her freedom.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersHorses, Childrens, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceDeserts
StyleFor children, Soulful, Fascinating

Lucky Prescott's life is changed forever when she moves from her home in the city to a small frontier town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersChildrens, Family
PlotAdventure, Road adventures, Friendship
StyleFor children, Touching

When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their Old-Fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersGiants, Heroes, Family, Twins, Goblins
PlotAdventure, Magic
PlaceFantastic worlds, Estate
StyleFor children, Exciting, Fairy tales

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Markimdb: 2.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersMonkeys, Heroes, Family, Friends, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Alien invasion, Space wars, Rivalry
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleFor children, Exciting

Comet longs to be taken seriously as a full-fledged space chimp. He journeys to the fantastical Planet Malgor and bonds with the adorable alien Kilowatt, living out his ultimate fantasy. However, it's time for Comet to prove himself when the feared alien ruler Zartog takes over Mission Control! Comet must show he has the right stuff, and join fellow chimps Ham, Luna and Titan, to save the day.

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: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersBears
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceTrains, Helicopters
StyleFor children

When Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear's love of food trucks and viral videos get out of hand, the brothers are chased away from their home and embark on a trip to Canada, where they can live in peace.





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