Sunday, May 26, 2024

List: Top 3 Non-Disney Animated Films (From Our Childhood)

This week on Episode 312 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by The Lego Movie 2 and suggested from Patron Steven Keller, we discussed our favorite non-Disney animated films from our childhood. This was simultaneously very nostalgic, but also somewhat challenging as we had to recall films from a specific period of time and some of them we haven’t seen in quite awhile. However, it was really fun to go back and think about some of the more underseen or under-talked about gems from our childhood. Big thanks to Steven for the suggestion! That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) The Iron Giant
2) The Land Before Time
3) The Transformers: The Movie


1) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
2) Antz
3) Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer


1) The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
2) FernGully: The Last Rainforest
3) Thumbelina

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Charlotte’s Web, Anastasia, The Secret of NIMH, An American Tale, An American Tale: Fievel Goes West, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Brave Little Toaster, Balto, The Prince of Egypt, The Last Unicorn, Watership Down, The Rugrats Movie, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Hey Arnold!: The Movie

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, this category is rich in material to sift through and we barely scratched the surface of all that is available. So, there is a chance we are missing some directors and actors that would be on your list. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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