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The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film 

SnowLeopard44
Updated February 16, 2019 6.4k votes 772 voters 22.6k views 37 items

List Rules No Disney or Anime Films. Theater release movies only. No movies based off a cartoon.

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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1988

Actors: Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi, Pat Hingle, Helen Shaver, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth

The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and ...more
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The Secret of NIMH is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1982

Actors: Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, John Carradine, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth

The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated fantasy adventure drama film directed by Don Bluth in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's 1971 children's novel Mrs. ...more
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All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1989

Actors: Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback, Charles Nelson Reilly, Melba Moore, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster

All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the ...more
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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1986

Actors: Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Nehemiah Persoff, Hal Smith, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth

An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more
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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1998

Actors: Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer, Helen Mirren, Ralph Fiennes, + more

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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The Road to El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
2000

Actors: Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Edward James Olmos, + more

Directed by: Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Silverman, Will Finn, Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with additional sequences by Will Finn and David ...more
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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1999

Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman, Harry Connick, Jr., + more

Directed by: Brad Bird

The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more
8
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1997

Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer, Lacey Chabert, Christopher Lloyd, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Susan Beak, Geoff Beak

Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more
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The Swan Princess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1994

Actors: John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker, Steven Wright, Sandy Duncan, + more

Directed by: Richard Rich

The Swan Princess is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy film based on the ballet "Swan Lake". Starring the voice talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, and Sandy ...more
10
Cats Don't Dance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1997

Actors: Natalie Cole, Don Knotts, George Kennedy, Kathy Najimy, Frank Welker, + more

Directed by: Mark Dindal

Cats Don't Dance is a 1997 American animated musical comedy film, distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and notable as the only fully animated feature produced by Turner Feature ...more
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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
clarke.ohara added 1973

Actors: Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead, + more

Directed by: Charles August Nichols, Iwao Takamoto

Charlotte's Web is a 1973 American animated musical film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions and based upon the 1952 children's book of the same name by E. B. ...more
12
Balto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1995

Actors: Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda, Bob Hoskins, Jim Cummings, + more

Directed by: Simon Wells

Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more
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Thumbelina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1994

Actors: John Hurt, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing, Charo, Kenneth Mars, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Thumbelina is a 1994 American animated film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman from a screenplay by Bluth based on Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina". The film was produced by ...more
14
Sinbad: Legend of the Se... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
2003

Actors: Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes, Frank Welker, + more

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Patrick Gilmore

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a 2003 American animated swashbuckling fantasy comedy adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, using ...more
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FernGully: The Last Rain... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1992

Actors: Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, + more

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
16
Spirit: Stallion of the ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
2002

Actors: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier, Robert Cait, Richard McGonagle, + more

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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Song of the Sea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Hannah Abbott added 1952

Actors: Margarida Cardoso, Aurora Duarte, Cacilda Lanuza, Maria do Carmo Xavier, Ernani Dantas, + more

Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti

Song of the Sea is a 1952 Brazilian drama film directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.
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Persepolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
ChantalBeaulne added 2007

Actors: Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve, Iggy Pop, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux, + more

Directed by: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

Persepolis is a 2007 French-Iranian-American animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent ...more
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Rock-a-Doodle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1992

Actors: Christopher Plummer, Glen Campbell, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sandy Duncan, Ellen Greene, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth

Rock-a-Doodle is a 1991 British live-action animated musical comedy fantasy film loosely based on Edmond Rostand's comedy Chantecler. This film was directed by Don Bluth, produced by Goldcrest ...more
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Fantastic Planet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Hannah Abbott added 1973

Actors: Hubert de Lapparent, Jean Topart, Yves Barsacq, Gerard Hernandez, Philippe Ogouz, + more

Directed by: René Laloux

Fantastic Planet is a 1973 cutout stop motion science fiction allegorical film directed by René Laloux, production designed by Roland Topor, written by both of them and animated at ...more
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Metropolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Shanice Cogswell added 2001

Actors: Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Aono, Norio Wakamoto, Shigeru Shiba, Mami Koyama, + more

Directed by: Rintaro

Metropolis is a 2001 anime film loosely based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though the two do not share ...more
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Quest for Camelot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1998

Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion, Gary Oldman, Jane Seymour, Don Rickles, + more

Directed by: Frederik Du Chau

Quest for Camelot is a 1998 American animated musical fantasy film from Warner Bros. Animation, based on the novel The King's Damosel by Vera Chapman, it stars Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Jane ...more
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Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
GarethHunter added 2000

Actors: Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo, Ron Perlman, Nathan Lane, + more

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot, with A.E. ...more
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Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
azzy_roth added 1981

Actors: John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Rodger Bumpass, + more

Directed by: Gerald Potterton

Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian adult animated anthology science fiction fantasy film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of ...more
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An American Tail: Fievel... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1991

Actors: James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz, Dom DeLuise, Amy Irving, + more

Directed by: Simon Wells, Phil Nibbelink

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An ...more