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20 Best Animation movies like The Book of Life (2014)

List of the best animation movies like The Book of Life (2014): Playmobil: The Movie, Coco, Soul, Moana, Strange Magic, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Gulliver's Travels, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Frozen II, Happy Feet Two.

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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: 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: 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: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Thailand
Duration02:28
CharactersHeroes, Family, Elves, Fairies, Mothers
PlotRelationship, Betrayal, True love, Rivalry
StyleExciting

A love potion works its devious charms on fairies, elves and the swamp-dwelling Bog King as they all try to possess the potion for themselves.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersFamily, Writers, Friends, Wizards
PlotDancing, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, Epic

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a duke which includes reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone."

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersGiants, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Revolution, Shipwreck
Time18th century
StyleBy books

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol.

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.

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: 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: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:25
CharactersKings, Geniuses, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting

A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersDragons, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, Japan, USA, Denmark
Duration01:22
CharactersKings, Heroes, Family, Friends, Goblins
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Supernatural, Rivalry
StyleExciting

The story is about the Princess Irene and a young warrior boy named Curty. Irene must use her magic power to fight off goblins and save the kingdom.

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: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:07
CharactersWitch, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceRussia, Parallel worlds

Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince Ivan Romanov. However, one person is not impressed; Ludmilla finds Bartok annoying and naive. After Bartok's show, a violent bear suddenly attacks. Bartok must save everyone by stunning the bear with dust and then knocks him over and traps him in a wagon.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Cinderella, Family, Blind, Princesses
PlotAdventure, Magic, Music, Dreams
StyleTouching

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Losers, Mice
PlotFriendship, Fate, Uprising
StyleExciting, Smart, Touching

Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, France, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:21
CharactersHeroes, Mice, Partners, Frogs
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting

London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, Spike and Whitey.

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, 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
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Cats, Singers
PlotLove, Adventure, Snow, True love
PlaceTrains
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gothic

In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the midwife's protective care. But he must not get angry or excited because that endangers his life by causing his clock to stop working. Worse than that, when he grows up, he has to face the fact he cannot fall in love because that too could stop his delicate heart.

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: 5.7
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Viruses
StyleEpic

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.

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: 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: 6.7
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:19
CharactersGiants, Family, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceOcean, England
StyleExciting, Fancy, Touching

When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.

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: 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: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersMermaids, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Fulfillment of desires, True love, Rivalry
PlaceOcean
StyleCute, Fascinating

Follow Ariel's adventures before she gave up her fins for true love. When Ariel wasn't singing with her sisters, she spent time with her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and after King Triton outlaws all singing. Along with pals Flounder and Sebastian, Ariel sets off in hopes of changing her father's decision to ban music from the kingdom.

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.





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