Movies like An American Tail 1986

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

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1 Rock-A-Doodle 1991

Chanticleer is a foolhardy farm rooster who believes his crows can actually make the sun come up and shine. When the sun rises one morning without Chanticleer's crow, he leaves the farm in disgrace and runs off to become a rock 'n' roll singer. But in his absence, a sinister, sunshine-hating owl prepares to take over.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Animation, Fantasy, Music

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Don Bluth (story), John Pomeroy (story) | 5 more credits »

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.1

2 The Sword In The Stone 1963

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Directors:

Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Bill Peet (story), T.H. White (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

3 Oliver & Company 1988

This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Director:

George Scribner

Writers:

Jim Cox (animation screenplay), Tim Disney (animation screenplay) (as Timothy J. Disney) | 20 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

4 All Dogs Go To Heaven 1989

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again.

Genres:

Drama, Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Don Bluth (story), Ken Cromar (story) | 9 more credits »

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

5 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991

Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Western

Writers:

Flint Dille (screenplay), Charles Swenson (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

6 The Brave Little Toaster 1987

A group of dated appliances find themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold decide to, a la The Incredible Journey, seek their young 8 year old "master". Children's film which on the surface is a frivolous fantasy, but with a dark subtext of abandonment, obsolescence, and loneliness.

Genres:

Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Music

Director:

Jerry Rees

Writers:

Thomas M. Disch (based on the novella by), Jerry Rees (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

7 Cats Don't Dance 1997

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Music

Director:

Mark Dindal

Writers:

Mark Dindal (story), Robert Lence (story) | 9 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland 1989

A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Directors:

Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz (as William Hurtz)

Writers:

Chris Columbus (screenplay), Richard Outten (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

Japan
7.2

9 Ferngully: The Last Rainforest 1992

When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home: the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to defend FernGully from lumberjacks — and the vengeful spirit they accidentally unleash after chopping down a magic tree.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure

Director:

Bill Kroyer

Writers:

Jim Cox (screenplay), Diana Young (original stories)

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.5

10 The Land Before Time 1988

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Genres:

Animation, Adventure, Family

Director:

Don Bluth

Writers:

Stu Krieger (screenplay), Judy Freudberg (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Ireland, United States of America
7.4

11 The Rescuers Down Under 1990

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day. Accompanying the fearless duo are bumbling albatross Wilbur and local field operative Jake the Kangaroo Rat.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Writers:

Jim Cox (animation screenplay by), Karey Kirkpatrick (animation screenplay by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

12 The Pagemaster 1994

Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he has to try and get home again.

Genres:

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family, Animation

Directors:

Pixote Hunt (as Maurice Hunt), Joe Johnston

Writers:

David Kirschner (story), David Casci (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

13 The Black Cauldron 1985

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Family, Adventure

Directors:

Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Writers:

Lloyd Alexander (novel), David Jonas (story) | 17 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

14 The Rescuers 1977

What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.

Genres:

Fantasy, Family, Animation, Adventure

Writers:

Margery Sharp (suggested by "The Rescuers" and "Miss Bianca" by), Larry Clemmons (story) | 8 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

15 The Road To El Dorado 2000

After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled inhabitants promptly begin to worship them as gods. The only question is, do they take the worshipful natives for all they're worth, or is there a bit more to El Dorado than riches?

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Action

Directors:

Bibo Bergeron (as Eric 'Bibo' Bergeron), Don Paul | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Terry Rossio (screenplay), Ted Elliott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

16 The Secret Of Nimh 1982

A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Director:

Don Bluth

Writers:

Robert C. O'Brien (novel), Don Bluth (story adaptation) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

17 Balto 1995

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Genres:

Animation, Adventure, Family

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

Cliff Ruby (screenplay), Elana Lesser (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 Brother Bear 2003

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths and rambunctious rams.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family

Directors:

Aaron Blaise (as Aarön Blaise), Robert Walker (as Röbert Walker)

Writers:

Tab Murphy (screenplay by), Lorne Cameron (screenplay by) (as Lörne Camerön) | 24 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

19 The Tigger Movie 2000

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Rabbit are preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore, the perennially dejected donkey, but Tigger's continual bouncing interrupts their efforts. Rabbit suggests that Tigger go find others of his kind to bounce with, but Tigger thinks "the most wonderful thing about tiggers is" he's "the only one!" Just in case though, the joyously jouncy feline sets out to see if he can find relatives.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Comedy

Director:

Jun Falkenstein

Writers:

Eddie Guzelian (story), Jun Falkenstein (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

20 Dumbo 1941

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with over-sized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy Timothy the Mouse, the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Directors:

Samuel Armstrong (as Sam Armstrong), Norman Ferguson | 5 more credits »

Writers:

Joe Grant (screen story by), Dick Huemer (screen story by) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

21 The Iron Giant 1999

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction, Comedy

Director:

Brad Bird

Writers:

Tim McCanlies (screenplay by), Brad Bird (screen story by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

22 The Last Unicorn 1982

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure

Writers:

Peter S. Beagle (screenplay), Peter S. Beagle (novel)

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, United States of America
7.5

23 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey 1993

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Sheila Burnford (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

24 The Dark Crystal 1982

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

Genres:

Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Animation

Directors:

Jim Henson, Frank Oz

Writers:

David Odell (screenplay), Jim Henson (story)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2