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20 Best Animation movies like The One and Only Ivan (2020)

List of the best animation movies like The One and Only Ivan (2020): Zookeeper, Buddy, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Dolittle, Planet of the Apes, Christopher Robin, Super Buddies, Lady and the Tramp, Snow Dogs, The Call of the Wild.

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Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family, Scientists, Lions
PlotRelationship, Friendship
PlaceZoos
StyleBy comics

A comedy about a zookeeper who might be great with animals, but he doesn't know anything about the birds and the bees. The man can't find love, so he decides to quit his job at the zoo, but his animal friends try to stop him and teach him that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to love.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceJungle, Zoos
StyleLight, Touching

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

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: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceShips
StyleFor children, Light

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMonkeys, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Time travel, Survival, Apocalypse, Slavery
PlaceFantastic worlds, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Serious

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Animals, Teachers, Bears, Tigers
PlotFriendship, Happiness
PlaceTrains, Forest, Party
StyleCute, Soulful, By books, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:21
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Alien invasion, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Fascinating

When the five puppies stumble upon the Five Power Rings of Inspiron (alien artifacts abandoned on Earth 16 years ago), they all develop super powers, and are enlisted in Captain Canine's battle against the evil Darkon alien Commander Drex. Captain Canine is commander of space ship Megasis and is from the planet Inspiron. He is the mortal enemy of the Commander Drex. In charge of protecting Princess Jorala and the Five Power Rings from Drex, Megasis places the rings in hiding on the planet Earth, and takes the form of a German Shepherd, intending to stay on earth in very deep cover. Adopted by aspiring young comic book artist Ian Shaeffer, and renamed Captain Canine, he spends 16 happy years on Earth, as Ian recounts the stories of his space adventures. But when the five Buddies discover the Power Rings and instantly develop superpowers, Captain Canine has to train them very quickly indeed - for Commander Drex is headed back to earth, and this time he's determined to succeed.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Puppies, Cats
PlotLove, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Husky, Friends
PlotRacing, Adventure, Friendship, Inheritance, Adoption
PlaceAlaska, Small cities
StyleBy books

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Old man, Family
PlotAdventure, Survival, Friendship
PlaceNature, Alaska
Time19th century
StyleKind, Touching, Uplifting

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersWitch, Spy, Artists, Lawyers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Time machine, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, Court, Hotels
StyleInteresting, Kind, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town named Marwen where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Family, Lawyers, Brothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Adventure, Abduction, Flooding, Chase
TimeWorld War II
StyleFor children, Kind, Light, Soulful, Atmospheric

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Family, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Depression, Baseball, Adoption
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersFamily, Friends, Orphans
PlotFriendship, Adoption, Holidays
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching

Things seem pretty bad for a young girl living a "hard-knock life" in an orphanage. Fed up with the dastardly Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes the run-down orphanage determined to find her mom and dad. It's an adventure that takes her from the cold, mean streets of New York to the warm, comforting arms of bighearted billionaire Oliver Warbucks - with plenty of mischief and music in between.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrecomedy, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPirates, Bears, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Jealousy, Adoption
PlaceUSA

For Beary Barrington, The Country Bears' young #1 fan, fitting in with his all-too-human family is proving im-paws-ible. When he runs away to find Country Bear Hall and his heroes, he discovers the venue that made them famous is near foreclosure. Beary hightails it over the river and through the woods to get the Bears in the Band back together for an all-out reunion concert to save Country Bear Hall.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersMonkeys, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Friendship, Adoption
StyleTouching

Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:18
CharactersDragons, Wolves, Rabbits, Bears, Family
PlotAdventure, Life, Investigation, Friendship, Family life
PlaceForest, USA, Small cities
TimeNight
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales... until she meets Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham's stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Monkeys, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, First love, Gymnastics, Depression
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

A young teenage girl, Katie, can not snap out of her depression after losing her mother. Katie has lost interest in school, her friends, and gymnastics. All that changes in the summer when she is asked to monkeysit Gibby, her science teacher's Capuchin monkey. Taking care of the monkey changes her life in a big way. Gibby's happy-go-lucky personality renews Katie's zest for life. Gibby helps her with gymnastics, renewing friendships (including finding a potential boyfriend) and overcoming her nemesis, a mean girl who is out to beat Katie at everything.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Superhero, Friends, Squirrel
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFor children, By books, Womens in main roles

When Flora rescues a squirrel she names Ulysses, she is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora's life--and her outlook--forever.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Princesses
PlotFriendship, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool, Islands, Small cities
StyleTouching

When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school at a nearby bait shop. Rosalinda goes undercover as a regular teen named, Rosie with the help of Carter. In turn, Rosalinda helps Carter overcome insecurities with herself and her crush on Donny who also likes her but can't tell or get shy.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryRussia
CharactersHorses, Partners
PlaceRussia, Fairy-tale worlds
StyleFor children, Fairy tales

Romantic John the Fool and his friend Foal set out on a series of unpredictable adventures in different magical worlds. The two buddies will have to outsmart an evil tyrant king, catch the firebird, and find John’s true love.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersCIA, Monkeys, Heroes, Family, Special agents
PlotMartial Arts, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceLaboratory

Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Family, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Vietnam, Asia
StyleFancy, For men

Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the Montagnard villagers of Dak Nhe that he'll replace their prized elephant in time for an important ritual. But for Capt. T.C. Doyle, the mission becomes a jumbo-sized headache!

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Teens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Experiments
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting

A lab accident gives a hound named Shoeshine some serious superpowers -- a secret that the dog eventually shares with the young boy who becomes his owner and friend.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, family, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersFriends, Losers, Nuns, Priests
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop
StyleTo cry, Touching

Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be closed by the unscrupulous chief of a local authority.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Holidays
PlaceSchool, College, Deserts, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie, does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake's rival, Eddie.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDogs, Special agents, Pandas, Bears, Talking dogs
PlotAdventure, Road adventures

Top National Security agent and zoophobe Tae-ju suddenly receives an ability to talk to the animals after a freak accident?!

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersChildrens, Family, Lawyers, Friends, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Fate, Missing people, Shopping
PlaceChernobyl, School
StyleAction, To cry, Cute, Touching

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersDogs, Talking dogs, Cats
PlotSaving the World

It's been ten years since the creation of the Great Truce, an elaborate joint-species surveillance system designed and monitored by cats and dogs to keep the peace when conflicts arise. But when a tech-savvy villain hacks into wireless networks to use frequencies only heard by cats and dogs, he manipulates them into conflict and the worldwide battle between cats and dogs is BACK ON. Now, a team of inexperienced and untested agents will have to use their old-school animal instincts to restore order and peace between cats and dogs everywhere.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, China, Hong Kong
Duration02:47
CharactersDogs, Teens, Puppies, Widows
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Cancer, Growing up
PlaceUSA
StyleFor children, Kind, Cute, Soulful, Touching

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.





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