What are the Best Non-Disney Animated Movies?


This week on Anyway, That’s All I Got, we decided to talk about something a little more relaxed than what we’re used to and discuss some animated movie recommendations. Whether they’re underseen or underrated, we talk about the animated movies we wish would get more attention than they already do. We excluded anything by Disney or Pixar, since those are talked about quite often.

Hosted by Sam Noland, Jason Read, and Anthony Battaglia!

Question for you: What are some animated movies (excluding Disney and Pixar) that you would recommend? Also, give us your defense for why Spirited Away is great (if you think it is).

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11 thoughts on “What are the Best Non-Disney Animated Movies?

  1. Glad to see a podcast celebrating animated movies beyond the usual suspects. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Disney, but there are so many fantastic animated movies people won’t even give a chance just because it isn’t Pixar or DreamWorks.

  2. Prince of Egypt is an absolute masterpiece

  3. Anastasia
    Shrek 2
    Spirited away
    Chicken Run
    How to train your dragon
    Pokemon: Spell of the Unown

  4. Shrek
    Wizards (and the other Ralph Bakshi directed animated movies)
    Heavy Metal (adults only)
    Chicken Run
    Wallace & Gromit, three adventures
    Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were rabbit
    Team America (alt-adults only)
    There are others. I will post again.

    As for Spirited Away, I watched it recently for the 2nd time and was not as bored as I was the first time I saw it. Still not sure what to make of it. I would like to see Totoro and Grace of the Fireflies.

    As for topics, how about pick an actor/actress and pick your favorite and least favorite movies made by them.


  5. ‘Grave of the Fireflies’.

    Also, the podpeople should do a Facebook Live podcast sometime.


  6. So much anime can fall into this category and rightly so. The more recent “Your Name” was a wonderful movie not enough people watched. And yes, Spirited Away is a masterpiece, it’s a modern inventive fairy tale that’s probably done more for storytelling in general than all other animated films combined.

  7. Also
    Despicable Me
    Flushed Away
    Kung Fu Panda
    The Lego Movie
    Over the Hedge

  8. Ice Age is the movie that got me into animated movies as a kid. Anthony is right about how the visuals don’t really hold up, but the movie itself really is pretty good!

  9. hey what’s the name of the movie on the top right of the podcast art cover? I can’t remember and I’m too lazy to dig through the entire podcast to find it.

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