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33 Non-Disney Animated Movies You Grew Up With That You’ll Never Forget

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite non-Disney animated movies from childhood. Here are the wholesome results.

1.

The Land Before Time (1988)


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The Land Before Time was my personality when I was a child. My sister and I hoarded plastic dinosaurs like nothing else. We owned the first 10 movies and watched the TV series. I stan Littlefoot.”

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2.

The Road to El Dorado (2000)


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The Road to El Dorado because it’s hilarious, has an amazing soundtrack, reminds you to appreciate the small things, and is absolutely beautiful visually. It’s my go-to feel-good film when I’m sad. Although I can quote most of the lines by heart, I truly appreciate and love El Dorado every time I watch it.”

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“The movie is so quotable, hilarious, and fun. Not to mention the music by Tim Rice and Elton John is phenomenal! My sister and I were obsessed with this movie as kids and watched it constantly.”

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3.

Spirited Away (2001)


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“I am someone who has seen this movie way too many times, but it’s just that good! Every time I finish watching, I’m completely speechless; everything about it is so beautifully done. I can’t remember the last time I was this enchanted by an animated film.”

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4.

The Prince of Egypt (1998)


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“Both the music and art are gorgeous. I’ve loved and watched The Prince of Egypt regularly since I was a kid. I truly believe it’s one of the most underrated animated movies.”

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5.

Anastasia (1997)


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Anastasia will forever be my favorite animated movie! Meg Ryan AND John Cusack — I mean, come on. The songs are incredible, and the story just feels magical. To this day, it’s the movie I watch whenever I’m sick in bed or on the couch, and I’m 25.”

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“When I was 3, I found out that my granddad had never seen the film, and I then proceeded to act out the ENTIRE thing for him. I’m 24 now, and my nan still talks about how dramatically I did the ending.”

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6.

The Pagemaster (1994)


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“I haven’t seen it in a few years, but my sister absolutely loved it when we were younger. It’s got everyone: Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy — not to mention a young Macaulay Culkin.”

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7.

The Swan Princess (1994)


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“Objectively, it’s not the best movie, but to this day, The Swan Princess remains my favorite animated film of all time. It’s cheesy, funny, and ridiculous. When I was in middle school, my best friends and I watched it during every sleepover we had — it was ~our~ movie. We lost touch in high school, and I haven’t spoken to them in years, but I still think of them every time I watch it.”

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“I used to watch The Swan Princess so much. My sisters absolutely hated it. I’ve memorized the Pillsbury commercial at the beginning of the VHS tape, all of the songs in the movie, and ‘Eternity’ by Dreams Come True which plays after the credits. I still love it, tbh.”

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8.

An American Tail (1986)


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“I emigrated to the States as a child with my family just like the Mousekewitz family did. I mean, it wasn’t as dramatic as what happened with Fievel, but I think as a 5-year-old, I was just able to relate to that little mouse. That and I fell in love with the song ‘Somewhere Out There.'”

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9.

The Iron Giant (1999)


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“The ending will shatter the stoniest of hearts.”

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10.

Ice Age (2002)


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“I loved Ice Age so much growing up. The unconventional family dynamic between Manny, Sid, and Diego was amazing. And, of course, I was always rooting for Scrat to save his acorn!”

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11.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)


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“The soundtrack is absolutely incredible, and it’s such a beautiful story. I basically watched this movie nonstop as a kid!”

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12.

The Brave Little Toaster (1987)


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“I’m 32 years old and could still probably quote it, word for word.”

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13.

Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)


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“I used to watch it whenever I was at my granny’s, and I recently rewatched it for the first time in years. I’d forgotten how much I loved it.”

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14.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)


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“The three movies are awesome, and the first one is just beautiful. It teaches the value of friendship as well as overcoming obstacles and expectations from people. And I love dragons so ❤️.”

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15.

Princess Mononoke (1997)


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“All of Studio Ghibli, but especially Princess Mononoke. It’s visually stunning and matched by a complex plot that’s not typically seen in some other animated films. It taught me at a young age that the world isn’t black and white. Can’t recommend this film and other Ghibli films enough!”

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16.

Rise of the Guardians (2012)


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“The animation is stunning, and it’s a very heartfelt movie in addition to the characters’ banter and jokes. I saw it for the first time when I was 13, and after that, I probably watched it at least once a week for over a year! Bringing all of our favorite magical beings to work together was a unique idea, and the voice cast is stellar! I’m 20 now, and any time I rewatch the movie, it brings waves of nostalgia and comfort.”

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17.

Thumbelina (1994)


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18.

Megamind (2010)


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“This movie is so underrated, but it’s so funny. Plus, it made me realize that I can choose what I want to be in life and don’t have to go along with what I think my life should be.”

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19.

Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)


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“I watched it on repeat when I was little — and, sometimes, I still watch it now if I want a bit of nostalgia. The music is top-tier, and although the animation isn’t the best, it still feels magical.”

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20.

Robots (2005)


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“There’s a quote in the movie that I love: ‘See a need, fill a need.’ It still inspires me to help my friends and family and to serve anyone I can!”

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21.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)


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“Growing up, I adored Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie. Even today, it’s a Christmas classic that I watch every year along with The Nutcracker (1990), which uses the original music from the ballet as a soundtrack. Just perfection.”

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22.

The Princess and the Goblin (1990)


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“I love love love Princess Irene from The Princess and the Goblin! She was so feisty and not afraid of anything. I adored the concept of a magical ring being a ‘string’ to lead you to where you need to be, and I loved the sass that Princess Irene gave the goblins.”

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23.

The Little Fox (1981)


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The Little Fox isn’t all that well-known and probably because it’s a Hungarian film, but I used to watch it at my great-grandmother’s house all the time. She passed away last year, and I’ve been desperately trying to find it again to relive that time with her. It’s one of my fondest memories.”

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24.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)


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“It’s such a great movie with a great message. Plus, the characters and voice actors are awesome. Batty Koda will always be one of my fave movie sidekicks.”

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25.

Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)


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“The animation was definitely weird, but, as a child, Barbie movies were top-tier for me.”

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26.

Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)


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“Didn’t impact my life in some magical way, but it’s just a cute movie. I watched it so much as a kid.”

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27.

Quest for Camelot (1998)


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“Any time my sister and I went to Blockbuster as kids, this movie was a repeat rental. I recently found out it was on Netflix and was so excited.”

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28.

The Last Unicorn (1982)


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29.

Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)


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“Had the movie, the book, and the computer game.”

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30.

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)


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“I absolutely loved Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland when I was younger. Just rewatched it, and it’s still great!”

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31.

Cats Don’t Dance (1997)


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Cats Don’t Dance! I actually got one of the songs stuck in my head earlier today and spent a good half hour searching for the VHS tape so I could watch the movie, and, yep, just as great as I remembered.”

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32.

The Secret of NIMH (1982)


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33.

And All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)


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All Dogs Go to Heaven was always my go-to movie when I was little — even though it involves dogs with an illegal gambling ring. It’s probably why I love dogs more than people.”

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