Similar movies

20 Best Animation movies like There Once Was a Dog (1982)

List of the best animation movies like There Once Was a Dog (1982): Soul, PAW Patrol: The Movie, Luca, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Spirit Untamed, The Queen's Corgi, Scoob!, Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion, Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Tags: movies similar to There Once Was a Dog (1982) - full list

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: 6.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA, Canada, Spain, Mexico
CharactersDogs, Puppies, Talking dogs
PlotAdventure
StyleFor children, Vivid

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Friends, Mermaids
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Water, Competitions
PlaceSea, Ocean, Italy, Small cities
StyleFor children, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Luca and his best friend Alberto experience an unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA, France
Duration02:53
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceTrains, New York
StyleFor children, Light, For background, For winter evenings

Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.

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: 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: 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: 5.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Talking dogs, Detectives, Scooby Doo
PlotAdventure, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleFor children

In Scooby-Doo’s greatest adventure yet, see the never-before told story of how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined forces with young detectives Fred, Velma, and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, toughest mystery ever: an evil plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone ever imagined.

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: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Batman, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFor children

Batman teams up with the Scooby gang when villains from both of their worlds unite to wreak havoc on the city. Featuring classic DC villains like the Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and the Riddler alongside heroes like Aquaman, Black Canary, and Plastic Man. Also featuring classic Scooby-Doo villains like the Ghost Clown, Space Kook, and Miner 49er.

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: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Horses, Aliens, Childrens, Cowboys
PlotTravel, Friendship, Dolls, Toys
StyleFor children, Exciting, Soulful, Oscars, Touching

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:05
CharactersMonsters, Family
PlotUFO, Abduction
PlaceSpaceships
StyleFor children, Light, Atmospheric

When an overconfident teen alien gets behind the controls of a spaceship, he must attempt to abduct a slumbering farmer under the watchful eye of a critical instructor. But abducting humans requires precision and a gentle touch, and within a few missteps it's painfully clear why more humans don't go missing every year.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Japan, USA
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Thieves, Losers, Single mothers
PlotAdventure, Fight, Snow, Justice
PlaceVillage, Party, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleFor children, Light, Soulful, Touching

The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:08
StyleFor children

What lengths will a robot undergo to do his job? BURN·E is a dedicated hard working robot who finds himself locked out of his ship. BURN·E quickly learns that completing a simple task can often be a very difficult endeavor.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:33
CharactersDinosaurs, Rabbits, Family, Friends, Neighbors
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Family life
TimePrehistoric times
StyleFor children, Light

Dug, along with his sidekick Hognob, unite a cavemen tribe to save their hidden valley from being spoiled and, all together as a team, to face the menace of a mysterious and mighty enemy, on the turf of an ancient and sacred sport.

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: 5.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySpain, Canada
Duration00:58
CharactersDogs, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, Money, Friendship, Cheating
PlacePrison
StyleFor children, Light, Fascinating

Ozzy, a friendly, peaceful beagle has his idyllic life turned upside down when the Martins leave on a long and distant trip. There's only one problem: no dogs allowed! Unable to bring their beloved Ozzy along for the ride, they settle on the next best thing, a top-of-the-line canine spa called Blue Creek.

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: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:16
CharactersBears, Yeti
PlotReligious, Snow
PlaceVillage, Caves, Mountains
StyleFor children, Kind, Light, By books, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAnimals, Cooks, Friends, Mice, Partners
PlotFriendship, Success, Dreams
PlaceVillage, Paris, France, Kitchen
StyleFor children, Exciting, Inspirational

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

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: 6.7
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: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration02:18
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Bodyguards, Friends, Brother and sister
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Technology, Double life
PlaceSpace, School, Spaceships, Parallel worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating

After crash-landing on Earth, two royal teen aliens on the run struggle to blend in with humans as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration02:09
CharactersSuperhero, Troll, Friends
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Fate, Double life
PlaceParallel worlds, Small cities
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, For children

After uncovering a mysterious amulet, an average teen assumes an unlikely destiny and sets out to save two worlds. Created by Guillermo del Toro.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends
PlotInternet
StyleFor children

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

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: 6.5
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs
StyleFor children

Mystery Inc. withdraws from solving crimes after botching a case. When Vincent Van Ghoul contacts the gang about an unfinished investigation from Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby's past, the gang springs into action to finish the job that involves catching the 13th Ghost that escaped from the Chest of Demons and is still at large.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Animals, Childrens, Bears
PlotFriendship, Cancer
PlaceSummer camp, Rides
StyleFor children, Light, Cute, Fascinating, Touching

A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery -- the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world's wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRussia
Duration01:11
CharactersAnimals, Wolves
StyleFor children

The united town of sheep and wolves lives a peaceful and quiet life until two unexpected guests turn up - a polar fox and a tiny ewe. No one ever expected them to bring a deadly danger, which can be overcome only if they work together. Only teamwork can solve big problems and deal with serious challenges - as there is strength in unity.





MoviesList