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The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies

Updated October 12, 2018 1.2k votes 129 voters 6.8k views22 items

You're never too young to learn about earth stewardship. That's where these environmentally friendly kids movies come in. The best eco-friendly kids movies teach children about the world around them, and feature memorable characters determined to protect their personal realms. This is a list of the greatest environmentally friendly kids children's movies including everything from Ice Age: The Meltdown to Bambi to Happy Feet.

What films will you find on this list of eco friendly childrens movies? In the 2011 film The Muppets, felt-covered favorites including Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear band together to stop an oil tycoon from drilling straight through their theater. WALL-E is another good kids movie with a powerful environmental message. In The Lorax, the title character speaks for the trees as they are cleared in the name of production. Other good eco friendly movies for kids include Finding Nemo, Brother Bear, and Rio.

Which eco friendly children's movies do you like the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and add any flicks that are missing.

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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot...  more
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it...  more
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    FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    Robin Williams, Tim Curry

    Released1992

    Directed byBill Kroyer

    FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a 1992 Australian-American animated fantasy environmental film directed by Bill Kroyer. It was produced by Peter Faiman and Wayne Young, with the screenplay written...  more
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    Bambi

    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards

    Released1942

    Directed byJames Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright

    Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was released by...  more
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    Free Willy

    Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen

    Released1993

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Free Willy is a 1993 American family drama film that was released by Warner Bros. under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter as a delinquent boy who becomes attached to...  more
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    The Lorax

    Taylor Swift, Zac Efron

    Released2012

    Directed byKyle Balda, Chris Renaud

    Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment and based on Dr. Seuss' children's book of the same name. The film was...  more
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    Rio

    Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx

    Released2011

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

    Rio is a 2011 animated adventure comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha and written by Don Rhymer....  more
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    Ice Age: The Meltdown

    Queen Latifah, Jay Leno

    Released2006

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

    Ice Age: The Meltdown is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2002 computer-animated film Ice Age. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox,...  more
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    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed byJudy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

    Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. It was produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation studio...  more
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    Bee Movie

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting

    Released2007

    Directed bySimon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

    Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee Movie is the...  more
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    March of the Penguins

    Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling

    Released2005

    Directed byLuc Jacquet

    March of the Penguins is a 2005 French nature documentary film directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The documentary depicts the...  more
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    Brother Bear

    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette

    Released2003

    Directed byAaron Blaise, Robert A. Walker

    Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 44th animated feature in the Walt Disney...  more
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    Over the Hedge

    Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

    Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and produced...  more
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    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    Matt Damon, James Cromwell

    Released2002

    Directed byLorna Cook, Kelly Asbury

    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by DreamWorks Pictures. It follows the adventures of a...  more
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    Fly Away Home

    Anna Paquin, Dana Delany

    Released1996

    Directed byCarroll Ballard

    Fly Away Home is a 1996 family drama film directed by Carroll Ballard. The film stars Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels and Dana Delany. The film was released on September 13, 1996 by Columbia Pictures. The...  more
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    Open Season

    Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing

    Released2006

    Directed byJill Culton, Roger Allers, Anthony Stacchi

    Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, written by Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman and directed by Jill Culton and Roger Allers, and co-directed by Anthony Stacchi. The film...  more
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    The Muppets

    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga

    Released2011

    Directed byJames Bobin

    The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin....  more
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    Hoot

    Logan Lerman, Jimmy Buffett

    Released2006

    Directed byWil Shriner

    Hoot is a 2006 American family comedy film, based on Carl Hiaasen's novel of the same name. It was written and directed by Wil Shriner, and produced by New Line Cinema and Walden Media. The film was...  more
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    Pom Poko

    Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III

    Released1994

    Directed byIsao Takahata

    Pom Poko is a 1994 Japanese animated fantasy film, the eighth written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. Consistent with Japanese folklore, the tanuki are portrayed as a...  more
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    Epic

    Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2013

    Directed byChris Wedge

    Leaf Men is a 2013 animation film written by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, James V. Hart, William Joyce and Daniel Shere and directed by Chris Wedge....  more
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    Born Free

    Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers

    Released1966

    Directed byTom McGowan, James Hill

    Born Free is a 1966 Technicolor British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to...  more
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    Whale Rider

    Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes

    Released2002

    Directed byNiki Caro

    Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a...  more
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