8 Animated Movies with Disney Vibes That Aren't Actually Disney
Who doesn't love a Disney movie?
Oh, the colors, the music, the characters, the joy and excitement... Disney movies have captured the minds and hearts of all ages since the 1937 release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Countless films later, Disney continues to enthrall and amaze with their brilliant storytelling and imagination.
Other studios have tried to reach the same heights, and while some have fallen short, others have succeeded. Here are 8 animated movies with Disney vibes that aren't actually Disney.
Fox released this music drama in 1997, the story of Anastasia Romanova, the Grand Duchess and youngest daughter of the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, who is presumed dead after the revolution and is desperate to find the truth of what happened to her family. Considering the dark subject matter, the film is upbeat and inspiring, giving true Disney vibes, 'magical creatures' included.
2. The Swan Princess
Nest Entertainment and Rich Animation Studios joined forces in 1994 to release this classic story, based on Swan Lake, the famous ballet. This one was directed by Richard Rich, a former Disney employee so not surprising it has a strong Disney feel.
3. Titan A.E.
In 2000, Fox gifted us with this amazing movie that was truly ahead of its time. Despite being science fiction, it still managed to feel like a Disney film thanks to its brilliant characters and stirring graphics.
4. The Prince of Egypt
A wonderful, musical drama with an all-star cast and stellar soundtrack, many are surprised to learn this 1998 release is a DreamWorks film, not Disney.
One of the most beloved films of all time, this 1995 film unfortunately spelled doom for its creators. The British arm of Amblin Entertainment, Amblimation sadly ceased to exist after poor box office sales. But the film has gone on to become a cult classic.
6. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
DreamWorks can seem to do no wrong when it comes to wonderful, animated tales. This 2002 stunner is no exception. And many are amazed it isn't a Disney picture.
7. All Dogs Go to Heaven
This bold offering from Goldcrest Films and Sullivan Bluth Studios Ireland Limited competed directly with Disney's The Little Mermaid in 1989. It didn't win the box office but has drawn an impressive cult following thanks to later home video releases.
8. The Road to El Dorado
This bright and fun adventure tale from DreamWorks tells the story of two Spanish con-artists who journey to the fabled golden city of El Dorado. With a soundtrack by Elton John and Tim Rice, many have mistaken this 2000 release for a Disney classic.