Netflix has made a massive push into animated movies over the past few years, and we are loving it. Here’s an overview of every Netflix Original animated movie released thus far.
There are a few notable omissions here. For example, Big Fish & Begonia is a Netflix Original in Japan and Latin America. Kung Fu Panda 3 was distributed by Netflix in Japan.
Without further ado, here’s every Netflix Original animated movie released so far:
Note: this is listed in descending release date order.
Director: Kris Pearn, Cory Evans
Runtime: 90 mins
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Released on Netflix: April 22nd, 2020
This family adventure movie sees young siblings team up to send their parents on vacation and have free rein of the house.
Among the impressive voice cast for The Willoughbys include Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Jane Krakowski and Ricky Gervais.
Willy and the Guardians of the Lake: Tales from the Lakeside Winter Adventure
Director: Zsolt Pálfi
Runtime: 70 mins
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Released on Netflix: March 27th, 2020
Note: Only a Netflix Original outside of Hungary
This movie arrived on Netflix to very little fanfare, with only 61 reviews having been submitted on IMDb.
The Hungarian movie is about a small hero who teams up with his friends to fight a threat to the lake.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Director: Will Becher, Richard Phelan
Runtime: 86 mins
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Released on Netflix: February 14th, 2020
Note: Only a Netflix Original in the US, Canada and Latin America
Shaun the Sheep is a popular spin-off character from the world of Wallace and Gromit.
This is the second full Shaun the Sheep movie and was distributed by Netflix, but did get a limited theatrical release.
The adventure sees an alien crash land near Mossy Bottom Farm. It’s down to Shaun to help and find a way home for the visitor.
I Lost My Body
Director: Jérémy Clapin
Runtime: 81 mins
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Released on Netflix: November 29th, 2020
Note: Only a Netflix Original outside of France and Turkey
Besides Klaus, I Lost My Body is the only other Netflix Original animated feature to receive an Oscar nomination.
The French production is about a young man in love and a severed hand trying to cross town and find its owner.
The film got rave reviews from critics, and audiences adored this title too. If you’re in the mood for an adult animated title, this is the one to watch.
Director: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López
Runtime: 96 mins
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Released on Netflix: November 15th, 2019
Netflix’s first animated feature for Christmas is not only one of the best Netflix animated movies, but perhaps one of the finest Christmas movies ever produced.
The wholesome movie is about a postman who’s relocated to a remote location and must fulfill his post quota to return home. He finds help via a talented craftsman.
It’s one of the first animated titles for Netflix to receive an Oscar nomination and will likely be an annual tradition for millions.
Among the voice cast for the English dub include Jason Schwartzman, J. K. Simmons, Rashida Jones and Will Sasso.
Director: Damien O’Connor
Runtime: 30 mins
Release Date: November 30th, 2018
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Note: Only a Netflix Original in the US, Sweden and Japan
Although Klaus was the first feature-length Christmas movie for Netflix, Angela’s Christmas was the first animated special for Netflix.
The Irish production arrived just in time for Christmas 2018. It’s about a young girl who goes on an adventure to rescue baby Jesus to give him a new home.
Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Runtime: 85 mins
Release Date: October 19th, 2018
IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
Gnome Alone is a Canadian production originally released back in 2017. It wasn’t until October 2018 that Netflix managed to scoop up the license.
This kid’s movie is about a young girl who teams up with garden gnomes to stop the world being taken over by aliens.
Among the big voice cast lineup for Gnome Alone are Becky G, Josh Peck, Olivia Holt, George Lopez, Patrick Stump, and David Koechner.
Director: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander
Runtime: 106 mins
Release Date: September 7th, 2018
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
This 3D animated adventure sees an unlikely friendship between a girl and a top-secret robot.
One notable fact about Next Gen is that it’s one of the few animated features made solely in Blender.
Among the voice cast for Next Gen are John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña, David Cross and Constance Wu.
Director: Alexandre Espigares
Runtime: 85 mins
Release Date: July 6th, 2018
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Note: Only a Netflix Original outside of France
Based on the animated hit of the same name, this French update released to good reviews who praised it on its updated visuals while retelling the timeless tale.
It’s about a young wolf who is serving under three very different types of masters.
Although the 3D animation used isn’t the most sophisticated, it does the job nicely.
The Little Prince
Director: Mark Osborne
Runtime: 108 mins
Release Date: August 5th, 2016
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
One of the first Netflix Original animated movies (and perhaps, still the best to date) is The Little Prince.
The excellent adaptation of the 1943 novella is still the only adaptation so far and sets an almost impossible bar for the future.
The movie is carried by Netflix but despite this, it did get a theatrical release and is distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Among the stellar voice acting cast for The Little Prince are Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Paul Rudd, Paul Giamatti, and Marion Cotillard.