Animated Movies Mistaken for Disney (Music Style)

As an avid Disney fanatic and lover all things musicals, I have encountered many people who automatically assume that all animated musicals are produced by the Walt Disney Company. Truly, this is not the case. Throughout the 80s, 90s, and 00s tons of animated musicals emerged making it big. Some gained praise for their catchy soundtracks and compelling plots. Others were awarded for their terrific casting. More so, many of these movies are now considered classics. So why is it that we look back at these movies and only associate them with Disney? There are many wonderful animated musicals and hit-song movies produced by other companies. So here are my top 10 best non-Disney, Disney-mistaken animated movies containing music. (Also, my favorite songs from each of them.)

10) The Secret of Nimh

Favorite song: Flying Dreams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ZJ-gg1IQg

9) The Land Before Time

Favorite song: If We Hold on Together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91INLyJOGOA

8) Ferngully

Favorite song: Batty Rap (because who would love Robin Williams rapping?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4fmVJ3nPs0

Also, anyone ever notice how incredibly dark this song was for a kids movie?

7) Thumbelina

Soon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuxfomGU1AQ

6) An American Tale

It’s a tie between Never Say Never and Somewhere Out There

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJTV-Tr-L7Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOFvkbp2bGg

5) The Polar Express

Believe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHPMFOPss0

4) Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron

Get Off My Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlm4QYeysgE

3) The Prince of Egypt

Through Heaven’s Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG0a9WFkgzU

2) The Road to Eldorado

It’s Tough to Be a God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dotsOGOLOHY

1) Anastasia

The WHOLE soundtrack! But if I have to pick, I’ll go with Learn to Do It because it’s so upbeat and fun to sing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip9CYcdmrFI

I hope you’ve enjoyed the throwback to these older movies and have a great rest of your day! 🙂

-KD

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