Great Non-Disney Western Animation Movies

A Listmania! list by Eric Ian Steele (Manchester, England)
 
Heavy Metal [DVD] [1999]
1.  Heavy Metal [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Richard Romanus
The list author says:
  "The definitive heavy rock/animation movie! The story is a llittle dated now, but the concept is still superb and the music rocks. Based on the groundbreaking Metal Hurlant magazine."
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The Lord of the Rings (Animated Version) [DVD] [1978]
2.  The Lord of the Rings (Animated Version) [DVD] [1978] DVD ~ Christopher Guard
The list author says:
  "Sadly Ralph Bakshi never got to finish his masterpiece, But what an incredible attempt this is. It oozes atmosphere with amazing rotoscoped animation."
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From the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe [DVD]
3.  From the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe [DVD] DVD ~ Bill Melendez
The list author says:
  "From the studio that made the Charlie Brown films, the animation is simple but effective. It boasts some excellent voice work with some incredible music and not a CGI-griffen in sight!"
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Watership Down (Deluxe Edition) [DVD] [1978]
4.  Watership Down (Deluxe Edition) [DVD] [1978] DVD ~ Martin Rosen
The list author says:
  "The only talking rabbit movie you'll ever want to see. An all-out weepie complete with hit songs and an A-list British cast. One of the most memorable animated films ever."
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Animal Farm [DVD]
5.  Animal Farm [DVD] DVD ~ John Halas
The list author says:
  "Unique animation based on George Orwell's heart-wrenching novel about social upheavel on a farm. The simple animals are undone by the machinations of the pigs. Unusual allegory for politicial change."
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Charlotte's Web Dvd
6.  Charlotte's Web Dvd DVD ~ Charles A. Nichols
The list author says:
  "Poignant animal feature not for the arachnaphobic. Contains excellent music and the voice of Debbie Reynolds. An overlooked classic."
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The Secret of NIMH [DVD] [1982]
7.  The Secret of NIMH [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Elizabeth Hartman
The list author says:
  "Beautiful animation from Don Bluth that concerns genetically modified rats dressed up as a fantasy story. Genuinely effecting animation that never looks too slick for its own good."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Flight of Dragons [VHS] [1982]
8.  The Flight of Dragons [VHS] [1982] VHS Jules Bass
The list author says:
  "Sadly unavailable on DVD. This is great fun with that peculiar bittersweet quality that only great animation can bring. An author finds himself at the center of a clash between science and magic."
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The Water Babies [1978] [DVD]
9.  The Water Babies [1978] [DVD] DVD ~ James Mason
The list author says:
  "Okay, so this is only PART animation. But it still a very effecting tale of a young beggar who finds escape from an uncaring world in a fantasy populated by watery creatures. Stars James Mason."
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Plague Dogs [DVD]
10.  Plague Dogs [DVD] DVD ~ Martin Rosen
The list author says:
  "Vastly underestimated story of two dogs who escape from a laboratory to find their freedom. Ignore the terrible title. Great acting and  a haunting theme song."
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The Snowman [DVD]
11.  The Snowman [DVD] DVD ~ Peter Auty
The list author says:
  "The greatest Christmas animated film ever, from the lovely Raymong Briggs book."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

When The Wind Blows [DVD]
12.  When The Wind Blows [DVD] DVD ~ Peggy Ashcroft
The list author says:
  "And now for something completely different, also by Raymond Briggs. But this is no kiddie film.Very scary, deeply moving story of an old couple facing nuclear war! Anyway, hope you enjoyed the list!"
5.50   Used & New from: 4.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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