Best non-Disney animated movies (NO ANIME)

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  1. CastletonSnob

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    We all know that Disney is the king of animated movies. So, what are some good animated movies that weren't made by the House of Mouse?
     
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    How to Train your Dragon is pretty spectacular in my opinion and I'm not really sure it counts but Fantastic Mr Fox is excellent as well.
     
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    Well if you are going to arbitrarily exclude an entire country, and the one that has been making the best animated movies of the past 30 years, I'll let you talk about this subject by yourself.

    What's your next thread going to be? BEST NON-DISNEY LIVE-ACTION MOVIE (NOTHING FROM UNITED STATES)?
     
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    The Iron Giant
    South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut
    Batman Mask of the Phantasm
    Batman Under the Red Hood
    The Lego Movie
    Shrek 1 and 2
    An American Tail
    The Secret of NIMH
     
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    What are the best anime movies?
     
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    Spirited Away
    Castle of Cagliostro
    Girl who lept through time
    Any studio ghibili movie
    Some people like Your name and Summer wars
    Akira
    Ghost in the Shell
    Disappearance of hatsune miku was surprisingly a good movie
    Just to name a few.

    Non anime

    Secret of Nimh
    Iron Giant
    An American Tail
    Coraline
    Among others
     
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    Kubo and the Two Strings! Best animated film since The Lion King!

    The first How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me were quite good too. Coraine and Paranorman are great. And then of course you have Batman Mask of the Phantasm, Transformers The Movie, and a bunch of the earlier DC animated movies (most before JL War).

    As for best anime movies, Akira, Princess Mononoke, The Wind Rises, Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Gundam Thunderbolts, and a few of the Dragon Ball and One Piece movies.
     
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    How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2
    The Simpson Movie
    South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut
    Coraline
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    The Lego Movie

    I'm not saying The Transformers Movie is good but it is enjoyable.

    The best anime films? Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods & Akira. (I haven't seen many)
     
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    Shrek
    The Prince of Egypt
    Anastasia

    ... That's all I got for now.
     
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    You can basically just pretend that I posted Don Bluth's filmography here.

    Why nothing Japanese though? Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and the entire Miyazaki library easily deserve a spot alongside the Disney canon.
     
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    Kung Fu Panda Trilogy
    How to Train Your Dragon series
    Scooby Doo on Zombie Island
    The Iron Giant
    The Prince of Egypt
    Shrek 1 and 2
    Madagascar Trilogy
    Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    Ice Age 1
    Happy Feet
     
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    Most of Don Bluth's works, such as Anastasia or Land Before Time.
     
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    The Lego Movie & Sausage Party.
     
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    Shrek. Just watched it the other day and I find it to be a very clever and at times hilarious movie.
     
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    Yellow Submarine (for those who like the Beatles and psychedelic imagery)
    The Last Unicorn
    The Nightmare Before Christmas (I think we can put in stop-motion puppetry)
     
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    The How to Train your Dragon films are great as many have said already, same with The Lego Movie.

    The Prince of Egypt is incredibly touching and a creative look at a well known story.

    If you want less traditional stuff then I'm fond of Persepolis and Waltz with Bashir, one is biographical and the other a documentary, but in both cases animated, and it's a very different way to address real life tales.
     
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    System error.

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    I'd have to say The Iron Giant. I love that movie. I'm also glad people mentioned the Prince of Egypt. I always forget that one, but it's a really great film.
     
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    Shrek. It has love. It has life. The end...but it's never ogre....

    I have not seen The Land Before Time in years, but I enjoyed that very much as a kid.

    I would not call them my favorite animated films, but the original animated Middle Earth films have some pretty fun songs in them.

    One animated film that I remember fondly for its pure weirdness and brutal imagery was Ralph Bakshi's Wizards. I saw it when I was so young that I don't know if I can say it was good, but it was so unusual it definitely sticks out in my mind.

    Oh, and Iron Giant. That really is a great film.

    Not really a movie or a show, but I also love a little Soviet animation called Mountain of Dinosaurs.
     
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    Ooh, speaking of Soviet animation, this one is a movie! Actually it's two movies, since it was remade by the same director due to a lack of film restoration techniques in the 1970s.

    The Humpbacked Horse (film) - Wikipedia

    Some of you may know the 1977 version as "The Magic Pony". Both versions are charming and beautiful, but the original has vastly superior animation in most scenes. Good enough to rival Disney's output from the same period. Definitely watch that if you can find it somewhere.
     
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    Shrek 1 > 4 > 3 > 2

    That's my order, but I like them all because after rewatching them all, plus the specials, Shrek himself has grown on me and become one of my favourite characters. I love to see him grow and develop as a character, and I just like him in any situation, doing anything. I find him to be pretty cool whether as an antagonist, a hero or something else.