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 films 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 films where that ethnicity is well-represented. I want to build on this so if u don't see your ethnicity here please tell me, I want as many films 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 films 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 door 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 door 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 door Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie
Princess of the Sun - 2007 French animated feature film made door Philippe Leclerc Afro Samurai: Resurrection - 2009 Japanese animated movie based off a populair series

Kiriko and the Sorceress

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

The Prince of Egypt

Native American:
Pocahontas - 1998 American animated feature film door Disney
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmeron - 2002 American animated western-drama film, produced door 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 door Disney
Brother beer 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 beer

Latin American/ Hispanic:
Coco - 2017 animated featured film about a Latino boy door 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 goud
Elena of Avalor - Computer animated children's cartoon series door Disney
Emperors New Groove - 2000 animated movie with a twist on the story of the Emperor's New Clothes set in Latin America (aztec) door 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 door BlueSky studios that takes place in Brazil.
Mia and the Migoo - 2008 French-Italian animated film produced door Folimage and directed door Jacques-Rémy Girerd. The film is about a young girl's zoek for her father in a tropical paradise, threatened door the construction of a gigantic hotel resort.

The Book of LIfe

Romnichal Gypsy:
Hunchback of Notre Dame - 1996 American animated musical drama film produced door Walt Disney Feature animatie for Disney Pictures
The Red Shoes - 2000
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths -

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Middle Eastern/ Arabic:
The Singing Princess -
Aladdin - 1992 American animated feature set in the fiction Middle Eastern land of Agraba door 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 door DreamWorks
Joeseph: King of Dreams - 2000 American animated biblical musical drama film released door DreamWorks
Asterix & Cleopatra
Princess of the Sun - 2007 French animated feature film made door 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 door Disney
Prince Nezha's Triumph Against Dragon King -
Princess Iron Fan -
Kuiba -
The Monkey King Hero -
Lotus Latern -
The Monkey King
The wide variety of Chinese animation.

Little Door Gods

Spirited Away - 2001Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed door Hayao Miyazaki and produced door Studio Ghibli
Kiki's Delivery Service
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Neighbor Totoro
Big Hero 6 - 2014 American CGI animated films about a half Japanese half white boy that sloves a mystery behind his robots and his brother's death door 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 animatie film written and directed door Dhavala Satyam
The Jungle Book -
The Jungle Book 2 - a continuation of The Jungle book with meer extensive representation
The Life of Buddha


Polynesian/Pacific Islander:
Moana - 2016 American CGI animated feature produced door 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 door 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 fantasy film directed and produced door former Walt Disney animatie Studios directors Don Bluth and Gary Goldman in association with vos, fox animatie 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 door 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 door DreamWorks
Beowulf -
Wizards - door 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) door Walt Disney Animation
Thumbelina - door 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 door Pixar (Disney)
Song of the Sea -

Secret of the Kells

Asterix & Cleopatra
The Singing 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, The Incredibles, Coraline, monster House, Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, varen, fern Gully, Inside Out, The wide variety of American animation.

White/South African: Tarzan

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

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

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