I like animated movies... a lot. And whenever looking my favorito filmes EVER they do happen to pop up a lot. But sometimes it's hard to remember that the world of animation isn't dominated por disney and it's nice to remember filmes I enjoyed that didn't have a big name behind them so here I am to share some animated filmes I amor that are not connected to the biggest names in animation namely Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks and Studio Ghibli. also I am going to avoid filmes that you had to see a TV show or animê to fully appreciate it so alas I must say sorry to "Kim Possible a stich in time" and "Gintama the segundo movie" (while they weren't in my topo, início 20 I am sorry that those filmes won't be getting any attention at all in this article.)


{Number 20} Pilgrim's progress 1978



Did anyone else watch like old VHS desenhos animados over and over as kids? because I did and on one of the tapes was the Pilgrim's progress in Spanish and in English back to back. and I loved it. The artstyle, which dates it pretty well, still appeals to me, I find the songs soothing, Faithful was one of my first crushes and also the one who taught me YES SOMETIMES YOUR FAVES WILL DIE!!, it does have some of that good old "kids can take some scares" with the demons being scary as heck, but I just found the designs fascinating, pretty cliché but still done well. I still enjoy this one.

{Number 19} Tales of the night



This is less of a movie and mais of a collection of short fairy tales told por a man and two younger people in an old theatre just creating stories with each other. something really cool about this one is that the animation is done in shadow style, AKA just like shadow puppets. That doesn't mean it can't be detailed or is lazy, in fact the shadow animation (IDK what it's actually called so I'll go with this) is impressive and interesting to watch. The stories are like classic fables or fairy tales and great to watch especially since I'm a big fairy tale fan.

{Number 18} El cid la leyenda



Rodrigo is the right hand man of the king and after a wrongful accusation he loses the trust of the kingdom and the amor of his...love, the beautiful JImena. This is the story of his plight as this accusation sends him on the run and trying to clear his good name.
The joys of knowing Spanish! especially since I amor this film, the animation is good, the characters are memorable, and although the fast pace clutters the plot a bit, it just makes the film that much mais fun to watch.

{Number 17}Snow queen 1957



GUYS! watch this, it is gorgeous, it follows the story, it feels classic, with a wonderful voice for our beautiful snow queen (who just has the grace of an actual queen so XD), Gerda makes you want to cheer for her and the little robber girl is the cutest thing that ever lived. just AH! want to eat this movie up.

{Number 16} Jack and the cuckoo clock heart



Once there was a boy who had a cuckoo clock coração implanted to save his life and given three rules so that the clock would keep running

This film is pretty dark and cruel, especially when it comes to the bully but I couldn't help but stay fascinated all the way through, maybe it was the música (probably the 3 rules song keeping it's magic on me, I was obviously under a spell guys), maybe it was the pure and earnest way he pined for his love, the animation? (though those bobble heads do bother me), I honestly don't know but no matter how mean spirited it got I was also drawn in to the odd world and tragedy of what was going on, there was a dark magic afoot and it kept me mais interested that I thought it would.

{Number 15} American Tail: Feivel goes west



Feivel Feivel goes to the west when a cat con artist convinces his family that there it's the best and I have no problems watching it, I think it's funny, I like the song Tanya sings, I think it's pretty solid in terms of plot and I just think its really really watchable (sadly I have it on VHS and our VHS is broken..)

{Number 14} Metropolis



The story of a robot girl on the run with a boy, in a corrupt city on the verge of falling apart, and I'm coming up with a blank on what I should say. The art style is reminiscent of astro boy which makes sense since the author of that is the one who made this and I just amor the end scene where a song I would have never thought to put together with what was going on makes one of the most memorable endings to a movie I have seen. I don't know what possessed the person to put that song there but it worked freaking great.

{Number 13} Boxtrolls



Say hello to the boxtrolls! A wonderful gang of creatures who are unfortunately persecuted due to a wrongful accusation that they killed a human and thus are dangerous overall. We follow Eggs, a fellow boxtroll, who is determined to save his buddies! This film is so cute...in a dirty kinda way. There is dirt everywhere and our main heroine is an odd little girl with an obsession with gore, but the film is still just so cute to watch. Eggs is so nice and our heroine is memorable in how quirky she is. just such a nice cute movie.

{Number 12} The girl who leapt through time



After accidently gaining the power to leap through time our main heroine decides to use it to her advantage to help her life in bitty ways. Honestly this director is one to look out for because his filmes are very well animated and heartfelt and I feel like his first movie is one of the best, while I don't feel the romance was done quite as good as it should have been I overlook it because of how well done the rest is. the characters are so likable, talking and feeling like real people. I just really like this one.

{Number 11} Summer wars



I really hate that this is gonna be a key phrase but AH!! this movie was sooooo fun! pretending to be girlfriend and boyfriend, off goes math nerd with his crush to meet her family, a lovely bunch of people, when he accidently sends the codes for the virus LOVEMACHINE to spread chaos to the world of OZ, an online platform that basically controls the real world. and its up to our misfits to save the world...with math and games. The family is likable despite not being especially developed, the animation is colorful and fluid to make for an exciting heartfelt movie.

{Number 10} Coraline



Because sleep is for the weak I present to you the children's movie with a villain so scary it scared the parents in the audience and the first of LAIKA's work and I hope they continue since the stop-motion animation is impressive, the story wonderfully adapted, and deliciously scary. My brother's think I'm crazy for liking it but this movie is just so great!!

{Number 9} Iron Giant



Honestly... I think you all know this one. It's really fun movie about a boy and his robot, with heartfelt moments, DEAN!!, and just no geral, global solidness as a movie.

{Number 8} Hal



After Hal dies in an airplane accident his girlfriend falls into depression and a concerned third party decided to have a robot who looks like Hal made to help her mover on.

AH! I amor this movie. Great characters, great relationship between the two, and paced just right. I just amor how natural it feels when things are revealed about who Hal was and his relationship to Kurumi was. The twist is something I have mixed feelings about but whatever. Hal is a darling, both the character and the movie.

{Number 7} Song of the sea



Once upon a time Ben's mother disappears, leaving him only with the promise he gave her to take care of his sister. A few years later we see he's not really interested in keeping his promise as he sees his sister as the reason his mother is gone and a general annoyance.
But after an event causes their aunt to take them away from their home, they attempt to journey back together while around them magic starts to awaken and recover his sister who to his surprise is a little mais than he gave her credit for.

Dang guys this is just stunning artwork. If you've seen Secret of Kells I highly recommend you also give this a shot. Stunning, with a great relationship between the siblings, a sense of awe at the magical parts, and a tight knit story. I felt like I was watching a classic and I hope it becomes one since it is amazing. Words fail me.

{Number 6} Bungaku Shoujo



Our main character used to be a writer, having written professionally a really popular girl's book. Sadly that's the only thing he ever wrote again due to an incident in the past which made him shy away from the composição literária gig. After meeting Amano, AKA the Book girl, he starts composição literária again and all is well until he runs into a childhood friend who had attempted suicide which he had been a witness to and feels responsible for. That is where she comes in and steals the show. The biggest strength is this girl and how she ticks. She's very manipulative in how she uses guilt and the main's feelings to keep him near her. The movie's bulk is his friends trying to break this relationship as they see it as very unhealthy for him.
What I amor about the movie is that it doesn't leave her as just a one note character but does its best to explain how she ended up like this and why her relationship to the main matters so much to her, all without justifying her actions. She's still doing something very wrong but the movie lets you know why and that's just fascinating to watch. Sadly as she does steal the show that doesn't leave much for the other characters to shine, not that they're horrible but just don't get the time they need to be solid especially since this is called the book girl and she gets about 5 minutos at the beginning, some scenes here and there and then the finale is hers. The conclusion is a bit too clean too but I don't mind since the whole movie did it's best to lead you to it and time is a horrid thing to work with. But for it's flaws the rest of the film is just engrossing and I desperately want to own a copy.

{Number 5} Book of life



I don't know I just really enjoyed this movie, it's real fun with some interesting designs, a lot of you already know about it so it's hard to say anything else except I liked watching it. I'm sure you've already heard the scoffs at the simple plot and complaints against "strong independent" Maria but this movie's a lot of fun and there's nothing wrong with that. (and la muerte is gorgeous)

{Number 4} piano no mori



Our main character moves out somewhere for a piano competition and what do you know his first dia at school he runs across some bullies who dare him to go into the forest to try and play the broken piano there to prove his courage. Why is this a test of courage? Since that supposedly broken piano can be heard playing at nighttime. He meets a kid named Kai and the story goes from there. There's something very simple about this story, since there aren't any real big twists, but in it's simplicity it works. The friendship between the two mains is really nice since despite going yin/yang on us that's not the focus. I like their interactions since despite being so different they get along swimmingly, and when they do fight over their differences it's not treated as a gimmick but as moments to knit them together por understanding those differences and respecting them. The animation is really nice, likable characters, and it's a nice watch i just enjoyed terribly. :)

{Number 3} Nerawareta Gakuen



This movie is a glorious mess. There are about 3 plots going on, one is the story of the students having to reconcile with the school banning cell phone use, another is the amor story between two childhood friends, and the other of a time traveler on vacation or maybe he has another reason pardo, dun pardo, dun dun. The movie leaves with a sense of "what the heck just happened?" so why do I like it? For one thing the animation is gorgeous and I am a sucker for it. The other is the pace which is kinda slow but in a way that's inviting you to get into the world before you, letting you have the time to connect with the characters while promising to also connect these stories in a reasonable fashion... it doesn't but the pace is very nice and lets you relax into it. The characters aren't all that amazing but they pass, with the exception of Kyogoku, the time traveler who is the one who makes you believe that there is a genuine friendship and connection between the four mains por being the most charismatic nice guy ever. no geral, global it has some major flaws but I let them go since I like watching it as a relax movie.

{ Number 2 } Thumbelina



This movie...is not considered a good movie...by many. The plot holes, the songs, and the characters just have so many people saying "no thank you!" But personally? I amor all those things!

This movie adaptation of the little girl no bigger than a thumb trying to find her way início (while stupid birds fly around giving her useless encouragement DX) is one I can't find the coração within me to take shots at. Everything that's wrong with the plot (minus the stupid birds) actually stems from accuracy to the original tale. Thumbelina herself is the biggest pessimist in the world and I'm sorry I find her adorable, like a little puddleglum with the cutest smile. The animation is gorgeous, I actually like cantar along to the songs (once there was the sun is magical), and though it falls for the insta-love trope I find Cornelius x Thumbelina adorable. That's actually my view on the whole film. Adorable. and I have no problem popping in this movie for viewing again and again.

{ Number 1 } The Garden of words



When Takao seeks shelter from the rain he stumbles upon Yukari, a woman who also is there and they end up building a kind of friendship as they both are trying to overcome some obstacles that stand in their life.

This movie... is so important to me. I have honestly never felt so connected to a character than I have Yukari and this movie brings me to tears every time. There's something so relatable about the struggles the characters are going through and they're very likable. The story itself is compact and focused, not relying on anything else but these two people and what they're going through and it really works. topo, início that with gorgeous animation and it's a heartfelt experience that I highly recommend.

So do you guys have any non/D/D/P/G filmes you like a lot?

Thank you for reading!