Most Popular Puppet Animation Movies and TV Shows
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1. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 179,289 | Gross: $75.29M
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Votes: 269,457 | Gross: $75.08M
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Votes: 177,879 | Gross: $21.00M
4. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
PG | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Votes: 106,412 | Gross: $48.02M
5. Corpse Bride (2005)
PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Votes: 224,515 | Gross: $53.36M
6. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
7. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 87,646 | Gross: $56.00M
8. Frankenweenie (2012)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Votes: 89,901 | Gross: $35.29M
9. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
Votes: 42,117 | Gross: $31.05M
10. The Boxtrolls (2014)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.
Votes: 50,986 | Gross: $50.84M
12. Mad Monster Party? (1967)
Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »
14. Mary Shelley's Frankenhole (2010–2017)
TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror
After mastering immortality, mad scientist Victor Frankenstein turns his attention to time travel, creating a number of wormholes connected to his Eastern European village, allowing him ... See full summary »
15. Peter & the Wolf (2006)
G | 32 min | Animation, Short, Family
An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a... See full summary »
Director: Suzie Templeton
16. Harvie Krumpet (2003)
TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short
The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.
17. Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
Not Rated | 71 min | Animation, Fantasy
A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.
Director: Christiane Cegavske
19. The Trap Door (1984– )
5 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house. Every time the trap door opens a new adventure begins for ... See full summary »
20. Bump in the Night (1994–1995)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The misadventures of a small green monster named Mr. Bumpy, a blue monster named Squishington, and a rag doll named Molly Coddle in a bedroom of a 10 year old boy.
21. Truckers (1992– )
11 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Under the floorboards of an old department store live the nomes, tiny people for whom things like Outside and Sun and Rain are just daft old legends. Then a group of new nomes arrive from ... See full summary »
22. Live Freaky Die Freaky (2006)
Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical
It is the year 3069 and the Earth has been robbed of all its natural resources, destroyed by war and ozone depletion, and is now only a barren desert. The humans who inhabit this empty ... See full summary »
Votes: 608 | Gross: $0.01M
24. The Apostle (2012)
80 min | Animation, Horror
An escaped prison convict attempts to retrieve a loot hidden years ago in a lonely village. Sinister elders, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest and even the Archpriest of ... See full summary »
25. The New Gulliver (1935)
75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
While hearing the story of "Gulliver's Travels", a young Russian boy dreams that he is the title character on the island of Lilliput.
26. The Story of the Fox (1937)
63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Renard the Fox's mischievous pranks go too far, King Lion is forced to attempt to bring the trickster to justice.
27. Hansel and Gretel (1954)
Approved | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.
28. Lavender Castle (1999–2000)
10 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Lavender Castle is a place of mystery and legend, fabled throughout the universe, a floating city of light, a place of peace, harmony and all the things that have ever been dreamt of. It is... See full summary »
30. Mad God: Part 1 (2014)
12 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
MAD GOD is an experimental animated film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and warpigs. Directed by legendary visual effects and stop-motion craftsman Phil Tippett, ... See full summary »
31. Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)
17 min | Animation, Short, Thriller
Solitary, exhausted, and profoundly melancholic--the anachronistic, Madame Tutli-Putli--waits patiently to board a train, surrounded by a lifetime's worth of personal belongings. Is she running away from a bleak past?
32. Sagan om Skrotnisse och hans vänner (1985)
190 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Skrotnisse and his son Kalle work in a junk yard, situated in the middle of a small town. Skrotnisse has a childhood friend, the inventor and hermit Bertil Enstöring. He has written down ... See full summary »
33. Little from the Fish Shop (2015)
72 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Everyone's familiar with Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, the story of a love capable of forgiving even the greatest betrayal. In Jan Balej's film - a work filled with ... See full summary »
34. Edison & Leo (2008)
Not Rated | 79 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
A genius inventor's world threatens to fly apart at the seams. His son, who has electricity crackling through his veins due to an accident in his father's laboratory, discovers the truth about his father's past.
35. Winter Days (2003)
39 min | Animation, Short
A compilation of short animated clips on winter days in Japan
Directors: Mark Baker, Jacques Drouin, Taku Furukawa, Co Hoedeman, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Yôichi Kotabe, Yuri Norstein, Bretislav Pojar, Raoul Servais, Shinichi Suzuki, Isao Takahata, Koji Yamamura | Stars: Ryuta Kashiwagi, Kyôko Kishida, Noboru Mitani, Mutsumi Sasaki
38. Old Czech Legends (1953)
91 min | Animation, Fantasy, History
Excellent stop-motion animation film from one of the best Czech filmmakers, Jirí Trnka. It tells the ancient story of Czechoslovakia, how it was founded by Czech, the Forefather, and a ... See full summary »
39. Mythic Journeys (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
An inventive fusion of documentary, story, artwork and animation. Despite the fact that myth has always existed, surprisingly few people today are aware of even the classic myths or the ... See full summary »
40. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985 TV Movie)
G | 50 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.
41. Plasmo (1997– )
5 min | Animation, Sci-Fi
Plasmo is a two and a half year old space orphan. He lives on the uncharted world of Pynco, with his friends Parsty and Niknik. There are no adults on this planet. Plasmo has no idea who, ... See full summary »
42. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, a nightingale's song restores his health and teaches... See full summary »
43. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959)
76 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common ... See full summary »
44. Imagination (2007)
Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Fantasy
Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her... See full summary »
45. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1991 TV Movie)
60 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son of a simple ... See full summary »
47. One Night in City (2007)
76 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror
A feature-length narrative animated film from one of the directors of Fimfárum 2. Mysterious and extraordinary stories of loneliness. What all can happen during one night in one city? Do ... See full summary »
50. The Book of the Dead (2005)
Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
The story takes place as Buddhism is being introduced to Japan from China. Iratsume, a woman of noble descent, one night sees a luminous vision that she believes to be the Buddha, ... See full summary »