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20 Best Animation movies like Surf's Up (2007)

List of the best animation movies like Surf's Up (2007): Soul, Up, Pororo: The Racing Adventure, Missing Link, The Wild, The One and Only Ivan, Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry, Penguins of Madagascar, Animalympics, Horton Hears a Who!.

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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: 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: 5.5
Genreadventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersRobots, Ninja, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Heroes
PlotFriendship, Snow, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Fascinating

Curious little penguin Pororo and his friends accidentally cause an airplane to make an emergency landing in their home of Pororo Village. On the airplane are some turtles being shipped to Northpia to deliver ice sleds, or racing ice cars. Nevertheless, Pororo and his friends believe that the turtles are racers, and the turtles end up giving the gang at Pororo Village some lessons and passing on the championship spirit. In the end, Pororo and his friends follow the turtles to Northpia to participate in the race. Upon arriving at icily beautiful Northpia's race, Pororo and his friends wind up unlikely front-runners, ahead of the polar bears, and make it to the finals. However, a more complicated course awaits Pororo and his friends- as does their strongest adversary yet.

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: 5.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:21
CharactersHeroes, Family, Lions, Partners
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceJungle, Africa, Zoos, New York
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

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: 6.7
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersDogs, Sharks, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotRacing, Adventure, Life, Competitions, Family life
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Ocean, Estate

After being evicted from their old house by Tom's owner for causing major damage, cat and mouse Tom and Jerry enter a race entitled the "Fabulous Super Race" to win a mansion.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersPenguin, Animals, Spy, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Saving the World
StyleLight

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Turtles, Reporters
PlotSwimming, Rivalry

Animalympics is all about the Animal Olympics Contest where all the animals around the world gather to take part in everything from skiing in North America to the very long marathon race in humid conditions. With lively music provided by Graham Gouldman, the film is very different to other cartoons, being more of a drama-comedy than cartoon.

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: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFinland, USA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Kings, Snake, Family, Friends
PlotWar, Dancing, Adventure, Wedding, Volcanoes
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Islands
StyleLight, Fascinating

Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat. Aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine.

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: 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: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, France, Japan
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals, Drummers, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:17
CharactersDragons, Vikings, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Rivalry
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting

The film follows Hiccup and his young fellows accompanying their mentor, Gobber, on a quest to kill the legendary Boneknapper Dragon. An extra that accompanies the film "How to Train Your Dragon".

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: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersFamily, Friends, Cats, Actors
PlotFriendship, Flooding, Tornadoes
StyleEpic, Touching

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:47
CharactersCowboys, Heroes, Friends, Criminals, Losers
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Friendship, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Deserts
StyleFancy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryMalaysia, USA, India
CharactersAnimals, Family, Friends, Losers, Frogs
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceJungle
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating

A frog who hates the water and jumping wishes that he could be like the other animals in the Amazon rainforest.

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: 5
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryDenmark
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends
PlotFriendship, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy

Based on a classic Danish children's book by Ole Lund Kirkegaard. Being small doesn't make life easy for little ten-year-old Victor and his friends, who not only have to face a world full of stern grown-ups but also the town bully Freddy Frogface. When a circus comes to the sleepy little town, Victor is thrilled at having the chance to perform in a talent show with his dog Sausage. Yet Freddy soon comes up with a sinister plot of his own to spoil Victor's plans...

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: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersSharks, Animals, Gangsters, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Love triangle, Hip Hop
PlaceOcean, Underwater world
StyleFor children, Exciting

Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship.

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: 7.3
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: 5.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, western, cartoon, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Heroes, Family
PlotDancing, Adventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Friendship
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting

When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of the "Patch Of Heaven" dairy farm, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save their home. The stakes are sky-high as this unlikely animal alliance risk their hides and match wits with a mysterious band of bad guys.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Belgium, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Chase, Birthday, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, Hotels, New York
StyleCute

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:27
CharactersFamily, Losers
PlotExperiments, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Laboratory

A cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA, Brazil, Canada
Duration01:41
CharactersFamily, Birds, Parrots
PlotAdventure, Music, Life, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, The Musketeers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Intrigue, Rivalry
StyleExciting

In Disney's take on the Alexander Dumas tale, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy want nothing more than to perform brave deeds on behalf of their queen (Minnie Mouse), but they're stymied by the head Musketeer, Pete. Pete secretly wants to get rid of the queen, so he appoints Mickey and his bumbling friends as guardians to Minnie, thinking such a maneuver will ensure his scheme's success. The score features songs based on familiar classical melodies.





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