Animated The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film  

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

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1998 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 Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1999 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

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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1988 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 Road to El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
2000 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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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1997 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 Secret of NIMH is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1982 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) 7 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1989 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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Balto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1995 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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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1986 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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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarr... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
2002 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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FernGully: The Last Rainforest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1992 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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An American Tail: Fievel Goes ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1991 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

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Cats Don't Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1997 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) 14 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
clarke.ohara added 1973 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

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
2003 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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Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
GarethHunter added 2000 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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Quest for Camelot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1998 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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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is a 1993 American animated science fiction adventure film, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and ...more

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The Swan Princess is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1994 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

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Thumbelina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1994 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

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The Lord of The Rings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
clarke.ohara added The Lord of The Rings 1978

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Song of the Sea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Hannah Abbott added 1952 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) 23 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
ChantalBeaulne added 2007 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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Metropolis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Shanice Cogswell added 2001 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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Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Bryce Buckley added 1978 Watership Down is a 1978 British animated adventure drama film written, produced and directed by Martin Rosen and based on the novel of the same name by Richard Adams. It was financed by a ...more

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The Thief and the Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1993 This film is a British animated fantasy film directed, co-written and co-produced by Canadian animator Richard Williams. The film is famous for its animation and its long, troubled history. It ...more

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Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
azzy_roth added 1981 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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Rock-a-Doodle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1992 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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The Pebble and the Penguin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin is a 1995 animated musical comedy film, based on the true life mating rituals of the Adelie penguins in Antarctica, produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary ...more

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Felidae is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
ChantalBeaulne added 1994 Felidae is a 1994 German adult animated neo-noir horror-thriller film directed by Michael Schaack, written by Martin Kluger, Stefaan Schieder and Akif Pirinçci based on the 1989 novel ...more

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The Plague Dogs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Bryce Buckley added 1982 The Plague Dogs is a 1982 British adult animated drama film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The film was written, directed and produced by Martin Rosen, who also ...more

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Fantastic Planet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Hannah Abbott added 1973 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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Waltz with Bashir is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
DiegoDelaGarza added 2008 One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. As Ari delves deeper and deeper ...more

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Beyond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
Shanice Cogswell added Beyond 2003

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A Troll in Central Park is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film
1994 A Troll in Central Park is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of Thumbelina, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The ...more