In the realm of children’s animated features, Disney/Pixar casts such a big shadow that it’s easy to not even notice any other animated features exist. However, there have been a bunch of amazing films released over the last five years that you might have overlooked. Here are ten picks from the last five or so years ranked in order of Rotten Tomatoes ratings that are worthy of your family’s time investment this weekend. 

The Adventures of TinTin (2011) 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

tintin

Rent it for $4 on Amazon Video.

The Boxtrolls (2014) 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

boxtrolls

Stream it on Netflix.

A Cat in Paris (2012) 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

catinparis

Stream it on AmazonPrime or Netflix.

The Book of Life (2014) 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

bookoflife

Stream it on HBONow.

Paranorman (2012) 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

Paranorman

Rent it for $4 on AmazonPrime.

The Illusionist (L’Illusionniste) (2010) 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

L'illusionniste

Rent it for $4 on AmazonPrime.

The Secret of Kells (2010) 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated G.

secretofkells

Stream it on AmazonPrime or Netflix.

Ernest & Celestine (2014) 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

ernest

Stream it on AmazonPrime.

Song of the Sea (2014) 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

song-of-the-sea

Stream it on AmazonPrime.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Rated PG.

kaguya

Available to buy at Amazon or to rent from Netflix (DVD).


  

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