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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Yellow Submarine Movie Poster Image
Beatles classic with great animation, music.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Chicken Run Movie Poster Image
Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie Poster Image
Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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James and the Giant Peach Movie Poster Image
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Song of the Sea Movie Poster Image
Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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A Monster in Paris Movie Poster Image
French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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A Cat in Paris Movie Poster Image
Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Coraline Movie Poster Image
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Painting Movie Poster Image
Stunning animated drama tackles prejudice, forbidden love.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Secret of Kells Movie Poster Image
Magical animated adventure is intense but beautiful.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated Japanese folktale for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Illusionist Movie Poster Image
Touching, beautiful drama about the magic of friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Movie Poster Image
Magical, with scares most 10-year-olds can handle.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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My Life as a Zucchini Movie Poster Image
Animated drama about orphan is touching, unforgettable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Triplets of Belleville Movie Poster Image
Offbeat animated French tale has violence, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Movie Poster Image
Edgy high school disaster comedy is memorably offbeat.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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