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The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies 

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Updated October 12, 2018 840 votes 102 voters 5.1k views 22 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew 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 ...more
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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew 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 Rain... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater

Released: 1992

Directed by: Bill 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 ...more
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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

Released: 1942

Directed by: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright, + more

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 ...more
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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kyle 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 ...more
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Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

Released: 2003

Directed by: Aaron 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 ...more
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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside

Released: 1993

Directed by: Simon 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 ...more
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Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

Released: 2006

Directed by: Carlos 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 ...more
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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

Released: 2007

Directed by: Simon 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 ...more
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Rio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch

Released: 2011

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

Rio is a 2011 animated adventure comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha and written by Don Rhymer.
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Happy Feet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Released: 2006

Directed by: Judy 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 ...more
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March of the Penguins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling, Jules Sitruk

Released: 2005

Directed by: Luc 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 ...more
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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim 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 ...more
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Fly Away Home is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1996

Directed by: Carroll 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. ...more
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Open Season is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Martin Lawrence

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jill 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 ...more
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Spirit: Stallion of the ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lorna 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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Hoot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Logan Lerman, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Wagner

Released: 2006

Directed by: Wil 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 ...more
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Whale Rider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, John Sumner

Released: 2002

Directed by: Niki 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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Pom Poko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Pom Poko Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III, Akira Kamiya

Released: 1994

Directed by: Isao 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 ...more
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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

Released: 2011

Directed by: James Bobin

The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.
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Born Free is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

Released: 1966

Directed by: Tom 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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Epic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Kids Movies
Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris 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.