Offbeat Animated Movies

Not all animated movies are created equal. Some are big mainstream hits, while others are quirky, unusual, or just plain offbeat. If you're looking to discover a kids' animated movie that's a little out of the ordinary, you're in the right place -- check out our favorites!

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Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
 
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
 
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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Beatles classic with great animation, music.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
 
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
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Stunning animated drama tackles prejudice, forbidden love.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Magical animated adventure is intense but beautiful.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
 
Beautifully animated Japanese folktale for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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Touching, beautiful drama about the magic of friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
 
Magical, with scares most 10-year-olds can handle.
On DVD/Streaming
(2006)
 
Astonishing, outlandish, and full of laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)

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