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15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990s

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Kids from the 1990s were once into cartoons. The 90s decade of the previous century was an epoch for every animation adorer. Back then, people in the industry got more help from computers to make characters’ designs and movements, and scenarios look smoother and more realistic. Additionally, the domain of content was still full of potential. Henceforth, plenty of animated flicks created in this era were memorable and favored dreadfully.

Disney remained in its top position in the industry with its adaptions from fairy tales, while PIXAR introduced the first 3D animated movie ever, Toy Story. They both achieved enormous success. Their flicks are still iconic at this present. Besides those two big guys in the house, several companies and studios marked their names in the hall of reputation, such as Nickelodeon, Ghibli, and Dreamworks.

We have rounded fifteen animated features from the 1990s that were not made by Disney and PIXAR and still were the essence of the decade. Be sure to check them out!

#1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

90An 1 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Buena Vista Pictures

In this stop-motion, animated musical dark fantasy film, Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

#2. The Iron Giant

90An 2 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Warner Bros.

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. Though this movie failed at the box office, it is an iconic flick and is adored by numerous child audiences.

#3. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

90An 3 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: 20th Century Fox

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

#4. The Prince Of Egypt

90An 4 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: DreamWorks Pictures

Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. The soundtracks in this movie were incredibly touching.

#5. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

90An 5 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Universal Pictures

Fievel’s family decides to move out to the West, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth-talking cat.

#6. The Swan Princess

90An 6 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: New Line Cinema

A power-hungry sorcerer curses a princess to live as a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love. Due to struggling competition with a re-release of The Lion King (1994), it became a box office bomb. The film would later become popular through home video releases.

#7. The Rugrats Movie

90An 7 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Paramount Pictures

The baby gets lost in the forest after Tommy Pickles gets a new baby brother. It was the first film to be based on a Nickelodeon cartoon.

#8. Balto

90An 8 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Universal Pictures

An outcast Husky risks his life with other sled dogs to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska. This movie was a box office bomb too, due to the release of Toy Story. Its subsequent sales on home video, however, saved the film and led to a couple of sequels.

#9. All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

90An 9 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

It is a sequel to Goldcrest Films’ animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989). Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel’s Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

#10. We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story

90An 10 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Universal Pictures

A time-traveling scientist goes back to prehistoric times and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal that increases their intelligence – next they land in modern New York City for a series of comic adventures.

#11. Thumbelina

90An 11 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Warner Bros.

This retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale has the digit-sized heroine evading the clutches of various toads, moles, and beetles before she can proceed with her courtship with her dream lover, Prince Cornelius.

#12. An All Dogs Christmas Carol

90An 12 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Three canines itch and scratch their way through everything and anything in an effort to save Christmas from an evil spirit (Carface) who wants to use dogs from all over the world to ruin Christmas.

#13. Porco Rosso

90An 13 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Ghibli

In 1930, an Italian World War I ex-fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing “air pirates” in the Adriatic Sea. However, an unusual curse has transformed him into an anthropomorphic pig.

#14. Princess Mononoke

90An 14 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Ghibli

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest, he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

#15. Pokémon: The First Movie

90An 15 -15 Non-Disney Animated Movies That Are Symbolic Masterworks From The 1990SSource: Toho

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but he is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon.

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