7 Non-Disney Animated Movies Featuring Fairytale Characters ...

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When it comes to movies featuring fairytale characters, Disney definitely wrote the book on how to bring storybook characters to life by making them animated. We all love Disney for changing the ending of "The Little Mermaid" to make it a happy one, and it's amazing that animators managed to make a monster look all cute and cuddly in "Beauty and the Beast." However, Disney isn't the only company capable of making memorable movies featuring fairytale characters. Here's a look at some animated fairytale movies that weren't produced by the House of Mouse:

1. The Shrek Movies

This is definitely one of the most successful series of movies featuring fairytale characters. There are four films starring Shrek the ogre and his pals, as well as a spin-off titled "Puss in Boots." It's great that Shrek is as far from Prince Charming as you can get, and I love the twisted take on Princess Fiona's curse. It's also great that a non-fairytale character, Shrek's shadow Donkey, plays such an important part in the plot (and those dronkeys are pretty darn adorable!). In addition to Puss in Boots, the extensive list of fairytale characters in the Shrek movies includes the Gingerbread Man, Peter Pan, Rumpelstiltskin, Pinocchio, The Three Little Pigs, The Big Bad Wolf, Merlin, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel.

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