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21 Non-Disney Animated Movies You Have To See ASAP

1. My Neighbor Totoro

Studio Ghibli

2. Anastasia

20th Century Fox

Why you should watch it: Anastasia is a badass, despite the fact that her entire family was murdered when she was a kid. And don’t pretend like you don’t still cry to “Once Upon A December.”

—Angela Mitchell, Facebook

3. The Land Before Time

Universal Studios / Sullivan Bluth Studios

Why you should watch it: Little Foot and his friends became a huge phenomenon, and rightly so — TV series, several sequels, toys, and video games spawned off the original.

—Amy Joyce, Facebook

4. All Dogs Go To Heaven

Sullivan Bluth Studios / Goldcrest Films

Why you should watch it: Burt freakin’ Reynolds voices the main character. Enough said.

—Katie Holzhause, Facebook

5. The Road To El Dorado

DreamWorks Pictures

Why you should watch it: Two con artists find out how to become normal human beings, through the magic of friendship and music. Sounds too good to be true, so you have to experience it yourself.

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6. An American Tail

Universal Studios / Amblin Entertainment

Why you should watch it: This masterpiece was the first collab between your faves Don Bluth and Steven Spielberg, was Spielberg’s first attempt at an animated film, and at the time of its release was the highest grossing non-Disney film ever. DAMN.

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7. Spirit, Stallion Of The Cimarron

DreamWorks Pictures

Why you should watch it: Spirit’s thoughts are voiced by none other than Matt Damon . This movie was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. YAAASS, Spirit!

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8. Balto

Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment

Why you should watch it: Your boy Balto is a badass wolf/dog hybrid who gets made fun of for his uniqueness, but learns to love himself DESPITE WHAT EVERYONE THINKS. If that’s not a beautiful message, we don’t know what is.

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9. FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Why you should watch it: A rainforest fairy named Crysta shrinks a logger down to her size, so that he’ll help save her home. What a queen.

—Katie Holzhause, Facebook

10. Whisper Of The Heart

Studio Ghibli

11. Secret Of NIMH

MGM / Sullivan Bluth Studios

Why you should watch it: A mouse goes on a crazy journey to help a bunch of rats escape to be with the human race and live forever. It’s a little messed up, in the best way.

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12. Watership Down

Nepenthe Productions

Why you should watch it: If you’re into more gruesome films, this bad boy’s for you: a group of anthropomorphic rabbits in England try to escape their home, but experience terrifying perils in the process. THERE IS SO MUCH BLOOD.

—Jessica Janea, Facebook

13. The Prince Of Egypt

DreamWorks

Why you should watch it: This movie is educational while also being exciting. The jam “When You Believe” by queens Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey won Best Original Song at the 1999 Academy Awards.

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14. Swan Princess

Nest Family Entertainment / Rankin-Bass

Why you should watch it: It’s the classic tale of a girl cursed to turn into a swan every time daylight hits. If you like the ballet Swan Lake, watch this baby.

—Allison Peck, Facebook

15. Thumbelina

Sullivan Bluth Studios

Why you should watch it: If you’ve ever felt like you don’t belong anywhere, Thumbelina’s your girl.

—Allison Peck, Facebook

16. The Last Unicorn

Rankin-Bass Productions

Why you should watch it: Um, the movie is about unicorns, so it has to be perfect. It also stars amazing voices, like Jeff Bridges and Christopher Lee.

—Anna Pelletier, Facebook

17. Cats Don’t Dance

Warner Bros.

Why you should watch it: This adorable movie was choreographed by Gene Kelly and features music from Randy Newman — you know, the guy who recorded and wrote “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” from Toy Story. NBD.

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18. The Iron Giant

Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment

Why you should watch it: A boy befriends a robot who fell from space, which is everyone’s dream as a kid, right?

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19. Quest For Camelot

Warner Bros.

Why you should watch it: A cool as hell girl named Kayley wants to be a knight, so she marches right up to King Arthur himself to tell him. The cast for this movie is insane, too: Cary Elwes, Jane Seymour, Pierce Brosnan, and Gary Oldman, just to name a few.

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20. The Pagemaster

Turner Entertainment

Why you should watch it: Not only does it have a star-studded cast (Whoopi Goldberg! Macaulay Culkin! Patrick Stewart!), but this movie is for any pessimist who secretly wishes to be more optimistic.

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21. And, of course, Spirited Away

Studio Ghibli

Why you should watch it: Named one of the best animated films of all time by TIME, Spirited Away is about a little girl who moves to a new neighborhood and somehow enters the spiritual world. The film has really damn cool concept, and it also does a brilliant job at telling its story.

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