I thought with the many claims of lack of representation in children's films as a PoC I should take it upon myself to bring some underrated film of different cultures to light. Granted not all of these are necessarily children's films, but they are all animated and I personally think every kid should see them.

I have each ethnicity I could think of and animated film where that ethnicity is well-represented. I want to build on this so if anda don't see your ethnicity here please tell me, I want as many film as I can get with as many different walks-of-life! These depictions are supposed to be respectful.

Note: These are animated feature films that represent the ethnicity, It does not take into account where the film were made, but instead which ethnicity is the one being represented on screen. So for Example, a French made movie whose main cast is Arabic will be in the Arabic section and not the French, the on-screen people is what matters not the nation it was created in.

Princess and the Frog - 2009 American animated feature oleh disney
Kirikou and the Sorceress - 1998 American animated feature about West African folklore Arid - 2016 American CGI animated short film
Mark of Uru - 2010 Nigerian animated feature about the mythology of Africa
African Tales - 2009 release of multiple different a wide spread African stories
Prince of Egypt - 1998 American animated epic musical film and the first traditional animated film produced and released oleh DreamWorks
John Henry - 2000 American animated short film about the American legend John Henry
Our Friend Martin - 1999 animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Chika the Rite of Perdition - 2011 animated film about the African legend of Chika
Zarafa - 2012 French-Belgian animated film directed oleh Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie
Princess of the Sun - 2007 French animated feature film made oleh Philippe Leclerc Afro Samurai: Resurrection - 2009 Japanese animated movie based off a populer series

Kiriko and the Sorceress

The Rabbi's Cat - French animated film directed oleh Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
The Ten Commandments - 2007 American computer animated film directed oleh John Stronach and Bill Boyce
Prince of Egypt - 1998 American animated epic musical film released oleh DreamWorks Joeseph: The King of Dreams - 2000 American animated biblical musical drama film released oleh DreamWorks
Three Wise Men - 2003 Spanish animated film. It tells the story of the visit of the Magi to the baby Yesus and the wrath of Herod.

The Prince of Egypt

Native American:
Pocahontas - 1998 American animated feature film oleh disney
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmeron - 2002 American animated western-drama film, produced oleh DreamWorks Animation
Spunk - link
Skyland - 2006 animated series

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmeron

Brother Bear - 2003 full-length animated feature film about an Inuit hunter oleh Disney
Brother beruang 2 - A deeper continuation of Brother Bear about the Inuit culture
Turnngait -
The Legend of Sarila -
La Grand Chasse de Nanook -
Inuk - 2001 American animated movie about a seven-year-old Inuit boy who lives with his family in the Arctic.

Brother beruang

Latin American/ Hispanic:
Coco - 2017 animated featured film about a Latino boy oleh Pixar/Disney studios
The Book of Life
Road to El Dorado - 2000 Dreamwork's animated picture about Spaniards that venture in Latin America (aztec) to find the city of emas
Elena of Avalor - Computer animated children's cartoon series oleh Disney
Emperors New Groove - 2000 animated movie with a twist on the story of the Emperor's New Clothes set in Latin America (aztec) oleh Disney
El Cid: The Legend - 2003 Spanish animated movie about the Spaniard legend El Cid
Lila's Book -
Chica and Rita -
Rio - 2011 animated feature film oleh BlueSky studios that takes place in Brazil.
Mia and the Migoo - 2008 French-Italian animated film produced oleh Folimage and directed oleh Jacques-Rémy Girerd. The film is about a young girl's cari for her father in a tropical paradise, threatened oleh the construction of a gigantic hotel resort.

The Book of LIfe

Romnichal Gypsy:
Hunchback of Notre Dame - 1996 American animated musical drama film produced oleh Walt disney Feature animasi for disney PicturesThe Red Shoes - 2000
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths -

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Middle Eastern/ Arabic:
The bernyanyi Princess -
Aladdin - 1992 American animated feature set in the fiction Middle Eastern land of Agraba oleh Disney
The Thief and the Cobbler -
Azur & Asmar -
Bilal -
Muhammad the Last Prophet -
Prince Moon and Princess Sun
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Tehran Taboo
Gwen: Book of Sand
Persepolis -
The Prophet -
The Breadwinner -
Ali Baba Aur 41 Chor -

The Thief and the Cobbler, (The Princess and the Cobbler)

Prince of Egypt - 1998 American animated epic musical film released oleh DreamWorks
Joeseph: King of Dreams - 2000 American animated biblical musical drama film released oleh DreamWorks
Asterix & Cleopatra
Princess of the Sun - 2007 French animated feature film made oleh Philippe Leclerc about a young Egyptian Princess
The Ten Commandments
Cleopatra - 1970

Prince of Egypt

Little Door Gods -
Mulan - 1996 American animated movie about the legend of Hua mulan of China oleh Disney
Prince Nezha's Triumph Against Dragon King -
Princess Iron Fan -
Kuiba -
The Monkey King Hero -
The wide variety of Chinese animation.

Little Door Gods

Spirited Away - 2001Japanese animated fantasi film written and directed oleh Hayao Miyazaki and produced oleh Studio Ghibli
Kiki's Delivery Service
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Neighbor Totoro
Big Hero 6 - 2014 American CGI animated film about a half Japanese half white boy that sloves a mystery behind his robots and his brother's death oleh Disney
Princess Mononoke -
The Tale of Princess Kayuga -
Howl's Moving Castle -
Grave of the Fireflies -
Castle in the Sky -
In This Corner of the World -
Ponyo -
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Ninja Scroll -
Whisper of the Heart - 1995
The wide variety of Japanese animation.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Empress Chung -
Yobi the Five Tailed Fox -
Oseam -
The House -
The King of Pigs -
My Beautiful Girl, Mari -
Lost in the Moonlight -
The wide variety of Korean animation.

The House

The Birth of Buddha -
The King and I -
The Adventure of Sudsakor -
Nak -

The Adventure of Sudsakorn

Puteri -
Budak Lapok -
Geng: The Adventure Begins -
Upin & Ipin -
Princess Urduja -

Princess Urduja

Indian: :
Arjun: The Warrior Prince
Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins - 2010 animasi film written and directed oleh Dhavala Satyam
The Jungle Book -
The Jungle Book 2 - a continuation of The Jungle book with lebih extensive representation
The Life of Buddha


Polynesian/Pacific Islander:
Moana - 2016 American CGI animated feature produced oleh disney about a Polynesian princess in an adventure based off of Polynesian mythology
Lilo and Stitch - 2002 American animated film about 2 Hawaiian sisters and their discovery of an alien oleh Disney
Ogo and Mampato in Rapa Nui -
Urduja - 2008 animated film adaptation of the legend of the warrior princess Urduja of Pangasinan a Filipino legend
Wanderers in the Land of Elementia -


Anastasia - 1997 American animated epic musical fantasi film directed and produced oleh former Walt disney animasi Studios directors Don Bluth and Gary Goldman in association with rubah, fox animasi Studios
Long Way North
The Snow Queen - 1940s
The Wild Swans
Little Longnose
Ilya and the Three Robbers
Ilya Muroments - 1975
Three Bogatyrs and Shamahanskaya Tsartsa - 2010
Three heroes and the King of the Sea
Dobrynya Nikitich and Zmey Gorynych


Frozen 2013 American CGI animated feature film about two princesses oleh disney animation
The Snow Queen - 2013
How to Train Your Dragon - 2010 American CGI animated movie about a Norse teenager from the island of Berk produced oleh DreamWorks
Beowulf -
Wizards - oleh Ralph Bakshi
Legends of Valhalla -
Valhalla -
Astrid and the Vikings - 1967


Snow White and the Seven Dwarf - 1937 American animated movie (the first full-length animated movie) oleh Walt disney Animation
Thumbelina - oleh Don Bluth
Little Longnose
Lissi und Der Wilde Kasier


Celtic, Irish, Scottish:
Gulliver's travels -
Secret of the Kells -
Brave - 2013 American CGI animated feature oleh pixar (Disney)
Song of the Sea -

Secret of the Kells

Asterix & Cleopatra
The bernyanyi Princess - 1939
he Twelve Tales of Asterix -1976
The Olympus Guardians
Gladiators: The Conspiracy


The Last Unicorn
Sword in the Stone
Quest for Camelot
Peter Pan
Alice in Wonderland
The Legend of the Titanic
Big Friendly Giant
James and the Giant Peach
101 Dalmations
Princess and the Goblin

Beauty and the Beast
The Triplets of Belleville
A Monster in Paris
A Cat in Paris
The Red Shoes - 2017

The Little Mermaid
Ronal the Barbarian
Princess and the Pea


Misc. White/American: Iron Giant, Incredibles, Coraline, monster House, Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, pakis Gully, Inside Out, The wide variety of American animation.

White/South African: Tarzan

White/ Australian: The Rescuers: Down Under, Dot and the kanguru

All the pictures are of my personal favorit of each category BTW.

Let me know if you'd like lebih information along with all of the movies!