10 Best Animation movies like The Little Engine That Could (2011)

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List of the best animation movies like The Little Engine That Could (2011): Soul, The One and Only Ivan, LEGO DC Super Heroes - Aquaman: Rage Of Atlantis, Zootopia, Animal Crackers, Norm of the North: Family Vacation, Rio 2, the Thanksgiving Movie, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash, The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave.

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Soul (2020)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, adventure, family, family, cartoon, cartoon, short
CountryUSA

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.

The One and Only Ivan (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, comedy, adventure, family, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

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.

LEGO DC Super Heroes - Aquaman: Rage Of Atlantis (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day.

Zootopia (2016)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Animal Crackers (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina, Spain, South Korea, USA, United Kingdom

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a rundown circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

Norm of the North: Family Vacation (2020)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, India, Republic of Ireland

Overwhelmed with his Kingly duties, Norm's crown is stolen and he embarks on a journey to find it in conjunction with repairing his family's relationship.

Rio 2 (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA, Brazil, Canada
Duration01:41

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.

the Thanksgiving Movie (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryUSA

Join Butterball the turkey and Missy the Dodo as they come to the rescue of Thanksgiving and embark on an unforgettable, clock-racing countdown to a holiday dinner. It's a Thanksgiving Movie for the ages.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Denmark
Duration02:04

In LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash, Reverse-Flash manipulates the Speed Force to put the Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again—with progressively disastrous results, including losing his powers and being fired by the Justice League. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for the Flash…and the world!

The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland

On a day known to the dinosaurs as "Treasure Day", Bron becomes stuck in the Mysterious Beyond. This event urges the young Longneck to take his friends on a quest to the Fire Mountain to save his father. Along the way, they befriend a Flyer.

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The Lion King (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, South Africa
Duration01:58

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.

Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA

The Scooby gang visits a culinary resort run by Fred's uncle, Bobby Flay. While enjoying the sights, a ghost attacks the guests and destroys the resort, leaving the gang to put a stop to its threat.

Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Tom And Jerry are among the last animals living in Storybook Town, a fairy tale-inspired theme park "where dreams come true, if you believe."

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefamily, cartoon, short, detective
CountryUSA

Scooby-Doo and the gang investigates the case of a Cornfield's ghost.

Lego DC Batman: Family Matters (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Suspicion is on high after Batman, Batgirl, Robin and other DC superheroes receive mysterious invitations. However, family values must remain strong when Batman and his team encounter the villainous Red Hood, who is obsessed with destroying the Bat-family and all of Gotham City.

Pet Pals and Marco Polo's Code (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreadventure, family, cartoon
CountryItaly, USA, Spain

Animation movie based on the "Cuccioli" TV serie

Smallfoot (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:16

A bright young yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

The Croods: A New Age (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans -- a family that's a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.

The Dam Keeper (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:18

In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out pollution. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite abuse from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student joins Pig's class, nothing will be the same again.

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Denmark, Australia
Duration01:51

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—Lego Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Epic (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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.

Get a Horse! (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:06

Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.

Paperman (2012)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada

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.

Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA, South Korea, Spain, Japan, Mexico

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.

A Stork's Journey (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryGermany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, USA
Duration01:28

Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a migratory bird and would not survive the journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own. But only with the help of Olga, an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and Kiki, a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, does he stand a chance to reach his goal and learn to accept who he really is.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore (2011)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:15

After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Riley's First Date? (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:57

Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door.

Surf's Up 2: WaveMania (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:48

An animated comedy that features WWE Superstars, providing their own voices while matching up against talking animals.

Capture the Flag (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:01

When the brave and determined 12-year-old Mike Goldwing discovers that an eccentric billionaire plans to fly to the moon, steal its vast, valuable natural resources, and destroy the American flag planted by the Apollo XI astronauts during man's historic moon landing, the countdown to a spectacular adventure begins! Mike, teamed with his grandfather, best friends Amy and Marty, and a clever chameleon, blasts off on an incredible moon-bound mission, determined to thwart the billionaire's evil plan, capture the flag, and reunite his family.




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