When you think of “animated musical,” you probably think of a Disney film. And besides, Disney has dominated the genre for much longer than the majority of us have lived. However, we must not overlook all of the other fantastic animated productions that have been released over the years.
So, if you haven’t already, here’s our list of non-Disney cartoon musicals that you really should definitely see.
Sing is, unsurprisingly, a film about singing. It’s about a talent contest that takes place in a city filled of anthropomorphic animals.
Rio is set in Brazil around Carnival, so music plays an important role in the film. The story follows two macaws, almost all of their species, as they flee from smugglers and start a relationship. The film was highly received by critics and audiences alike, with praise for its aesthetics and infectiously entertaining music.
Corpse Bride is a typical Tim Burton film, which isn’t always a negative thing. It’s a stop-motion musical film about a groom-to-be who gets drawn into the world of the dead by his dead bride. The clay pictures have a gothic beauty to them, while the story gets the video light and enjoyable.