21 Non-Disney Animated Movies You Have To See ASAP

    You know you loved the hell out of The Land Before Time.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community for their favorite non-Disney animated films. Here are the glorious results.

    1. My Neighbor Totoro

    Why you should watch it: It's been named one of the best films of all time, and Totoro's the most adorable giant creature, like, ever.


    2. Anastasia

    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

    Why you should watch it: Littlefoot 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

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

    —Katie Holzhause, Facebook

    5. The Road to El Dorado

    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.


    6. An American Tail

    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.


    7. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    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!


    8. Balto

    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.


    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

    Why you should watch it: It's a pretty fabulous mix of imagination and romance, and it's been called one of the greatest animated films of all time.


    11. The Secret of NIMH

    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.


    12. Watership Down

    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

    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.


    14. The Swan Princess

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    18. The Iron Giant

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


    19. Quest for Camelot

    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.


    20. The Pagemaster

    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.

    Anna Kopsky

    21. And, of course, Spirited Away

    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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