One of the newest animated movies that were recently released is Strange World an interesting sci-fi fantasy cartoon, a mash-up of various classic sci-fi stories, such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and a number of family comedies, according to its director Don Hall. It is a story of a family of explorers called Clades with an important mission that might be compromised by their differences.
Searcher Clade didn’t want to continue with his ancestors’ dangerous line of work and after the disappearance of his father, he decided to leave a quiet farmer life. But a disaster connected to his home nation, he will be forced to travel to Strange World and find a solution. In this article, we have gathered some of the best movies that include similar motives as this one and made a list of the 10 best cartoons like Strange World you need to watch.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
This brilliant, exciting, and intriguing cartoon is set in 1914 when we meet a young linguist Milo Thatch, the grandson of the famous Thaddeus Thatch who is convinced that the lost empire of Atlantis was real and that he can get there if only he acquired the mysterious shepherds’ journal and found someone to fund him.
Milo’s dreams come true when he is approached by a strange woman who takes him to his grandfather’s old friend who makes him join a crew of talented scientists and explorers. They embark on a journey across the Atlantic Sea and finally make it to Atlantis, but with what agenda?
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
This interesting cartoon takes us back a long time ago to the fantasy world of Kumandra where humans and dragons live together in peace and harmony. But everything changed when a sinister monster known as the Druun threatened the land and the dragons decided to sacrifice themselves.
500 years have passed and the same monsters have returned and it is time we met Raya, a lone warrior who is the only one who can track the last dragon and try and stop the Druun for good.
This unforgettable cartoon is definitely one of those we could watch over and over again. Up is a warm story about a friendship between Carl Fredricksen, an old man who has always wanted to visit South America, and a boy scout named Russell who is going to make his dream come true.
This is one of the craziest journeys ever seen since Russell lifted Carl’s house with a thousand balloons and began their adventure. It is full of new and interesting friends, but also some evil minds with evil plans. Carl will have to face a not-so-pleasant discovery.
Spirited Away (2001)
Spirited Away is a special and beautiful story about a small girl with a big mission created by Hayao Miyazaki. After her dad makes a wrong turn on their way to a new home, Chihiro and her parents end up in an amusement park where nothing is as it seems.
Her parents have been turned into pigs and there is a possibility that they might be forced to stay there and this brave little girl needs to save them before it’s too late. With help from a boy she just met, Chihiro has to overcome numerous obstacles in order to escape this nightmare.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Big Hero 6 is a computer-animated superhero movie and one of the most inventive cartoons we have seen in a long time. We follow the story of the young robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada who forms a superhero team with his late brother Tadashi’s healthcare provider robot.
Their plan is to fight the evil masked villain responsible for Tadashi’s death. A special bond will be formed between this plus-sized robot named Baymax and Hiro and they will prove that everything is possible when you cooperate and believe in each other.
Treasure Planet (2002)
This is an unforgettable animated movie inspired by the famous novel Treasure Island and retold as a sci-fi story. It introduces us to Jim Hawkins, a rebellious teenager who is so much more than he wants everyone to believe and everyone sees him as a slacker with no interests.
But his purpose is grand and he will prove it when he receives a map from a dying planet and embarks on a journey across the universe to find the legendary Treasure Planet.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How To Train Your Dragon cartoon that shows us that we don’t have to believe everyone someone tells us. This is a story about Hiccup, a Viking boy who wants to join the citizens of his town against the dragons who are constantly raiding their grounds. His father doesn’t want his clumsy and inexperienced son to join them, but Hiccup decides to do it nevertheless.
He meets a mysterious Night Fury dragon, but this doesn’t end up with Hiccup killing it but befriending this kind-hearted and nice dragon. And that’s when Hiccup realizes that his father and countrymen have been wrong about this interesting species and decides to change their minds, with his dragon’s help.
Encanto is a beautiful, lovely, and colorful cartoon that shows us the importance and value of family. It is the story of a remarkable family, the Madrigals who live in the remote mountains of Colombia, in a magical house in a vibrant town and a charmed and vibrant place called Encanto.
Every child in the family has been blessed by the magic of Encanto and all of them have a special gift, from super strength to the power of healing. Mirable is the only one without any power but she will soon discover that she might be her family’s only hope in saving Encanto whose magic is in danger.
The Sea Beast (2022)
Another brilliant cartoon from 2022 is this fantasy family adventure comedy about monster hunters who were at that time celebrated as heroes since it was the era when seas were full of dangerous beasts. Jacob Holland was one of the most beloved men, a great hunter who will soon realize that not all sea beasts are terrifying.
When the young Maisie Brumble disappears on his ship, he will meet an ally who will make him change his beliefs and perspective, and together with this interesting creature he will embark on a journey into uncharted waters and become even more famous.
My Father’s Dragon (2022)
Another beautiful adventure coming this time from Ireland brings us the retelling of one of the most beloved English-language books and it brings us the story of a young boy who runs away from home and travels to a magical island to find a dragon and something that will help his family with their financial situation.
On his journey, he will meet and befriend an array of magical creatures who will teach him things, comfort him, make him laugh, and enjoy his moments on this great quest of his.