Other picks included Tale of Tales and Alice:

Way too many to name, but SON OF THE WHITE MARE (1981), ALLEGRO NON TROPPO (1976) and THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (2003) are all classics. https://t.co/Ell2yUzcpG pic.twitter.com/cXyjnntsAr

Hundreds agreed with Pat’s list of Fantastic Planet, Yellow Submarine, and Heavy Metal:
— Vincent Alexander (@NonsenseIsland) January 12, 2023
— fffff (@RoosedInstitute) January 11, 2023

— Ed (@AsleepTurnpike) January 9, 2023

Besides Fantastic Planet, someone mentioned two other Rene Laloux films: Time Mastesr and Gandahar (aka Light Years):

God, I wish there were more Rene Laloux films… pic.twitter.com/exsI8u4f07

In this house we stan Naoko Yamada. She’s a genius. Liz and the Blue Bird is one of my favorite movies of all time, animated or no pic.twitter.com/MLNz2uuOkj

The trio of The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, Persepolis, and My Life as a Zucchini was a hit:

— cartoonbrew.com – Animation News (@cartoonbrew) January 12, 2023

These films are just the tip of the iceberg and there’s many more great suggestions in the replies. We’d also love to hear what your favorite examples of non-mainstream animated features that push perceptions of what animation can be.

Takeshi Koike’s Redline got a big response:

The Last Unicorn, Perfect Blue and A Silent Voice:

Best animated movie to come out of the late 00’s. Purely hand drawn art that flows like water. pic.twitter.com/1eQtkQwXNC

Another Cartoon Saloon feature to get a lot of love was 2020’s Wolfwalkers:

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