15 Animated Bird Movies To Watch Right Now

Animated movies have a new definition in today’s time, They aren’t just bound to the kids but adults of all ages enjoy them too. Animation about animals or birds is a fascinating way to show their story in a fun way and spread the message. If you’re also looking for some of the best-animated movies about birds then you’re at the right place.

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In this article, I’m listing 15 Best Animated Bird Movies To Watch Right Now so you can watch the best and it doesn’t waste your time, so let’s get right on it…

15. Happy feet two (2011)

  • IMDB Rating – 5.8/10
  • Director – George Miller
  • Cast – Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Sofia Vergara, Matt Damon

When the penguins face a new threat, Mumble, with the help of his family and friends, decides to bring together the entire penguin population in order to save their species.

Just like its first part, this is a very cute movie. You’ll love the way he prances around and uses his itty bitty feet to dance. Super Cute. Try this movie I reckon it’s the perfect solution for your boredom.

14. Free birds (2013)

  • IMDB Rating – 5.8/10
  • Director –  Jimmy Hayward
  • Cast – Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney

Two turkeys set off on a mission to save themselves and their friends by taking turkey off the Thanksgiving menu in spite of the many differences between them.

This movie is kinda a huge joke but that’s what makes it funny. It’s so stupid, so awful and so dumb that it’s good. The animation is decent enough, the voice acting is good and effort has been put in there. If you’re bored, got nothing else to do, and fancy watching a weird film, I’d say, this fits in perfectly. This movie tells us that every bird has a place in life, and it’s important that we respect each other’s differences. It also teaches us not just how important but also how fun it can be when we come together as one big family! How do they get their message across? By showing us some hilarious scenes between these characters while making sure everything makes sense at the same time!

13. Rock-a-doodle (1991)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.1/10
  • Director –  Dan Kuenster, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster, Don Bluth
  • Cast – Phil Harris, Glen Campbell, Eddie Deezen, Kathryn Holcomb, Toby Ganger

Chanticleer, a barnyard rooster, has convinced the other animals that his crowing makes the sun rise. When, one day, he forgets to crow and the sun comes up anyway, the secret is out. He heads for the big city in shame. But as massive storms and dark clouds stop the sun from appearing, the farm animals get worried, so a mouse named Peepers and a kitten called Edmond lead the gang on a trip to find Chanticleer in the city.

This musical animated feature will make your legs shake. The movie has great animation best voice actors and an amazing storyline it’s a great movie to watch with your family.

12. The Angry birds movie (2016)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.3/10
  • Director –  Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
  • Cast – Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader

Red, Chuck, and Bomb have always been the outcasts within a community of flightless birds on an island. But when mysterious green pigs intrude on the island, it is up to them to figure out the reason.

The Angry Birds Movie is a great film with great animation, a story well predictable if you are an Angry Birds fan like me is very well executed, decent writing, amazing characters from the games, comics, cartoons, references to the games, nice Angry Birds elements and it is faithful to the source material. 

11. Rio 2 (2014)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.3/10
  • Director – Carlos Saldanha
  • Cast – Jake T. Austin, Carlinhos Brown, Kristin Chenoweth, Jemaine Clement, Jim Conroy

After moving out of Rio de Janeiro, Blu, Jewel and their children try to cope with the new surroundings in the Amazon. But Blu encounters the revengeful Nigel who further complicates the situation.

Despite its flaws, especially by not holding up to the original, you’ll still enjoy it as a sequel. You’ll love the older characters like Rafael, Nico, Pedro, Luis, and Kipo (the spoonbill). The romance of Jewel and Blu was still as cute as ever and of course Nigel friggin rocks! Pretty decent voice acting too.

10. The angry birds movie 2 (2019)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.4/10
  • Director –  Thurop Van Orman, John Rice
  • Cast – Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader

Bird and Piggy Islands are under threat when Zeta, the leader of Eagle Island, wants to occupy them. Red must join forces with Leonard’s team to thwart her bold schemes and save their homes.

Just like its previous part A silly yet hilarious movie! You will find yourself laughing out loud in many places! It is exactly what an Angry Birds movie should be. Illogical, silly, goofy yet very funny! Some moments are just so crazy that you’ll laugh your heart out! There’s a whacky dance battle that is super fun to watch! Great fun to watch with kids & the entire family! Don’t try to find logic in a movie about catapulting birds, please! Just enjoy!!!

9. Happy feet (2006)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.4/10
  • Director –  George Miller
  • Cast – Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Sofia Vergara, Matt Damon

Unlike other penguins, Mumble is a gifted tap dancer, which earns him the wrath of the elders of his clan, who send him to exile. Mumble then befriends the Amigos, who help him rediscover himself.

Such a fantastically written and executed movie. Nobody makes films in or even about Antarctica. All that I knew was that it was just a wasteland but yet a visionary has got his eyes to make a perfect movie.

8. Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.7/10
  • Director –  Simon J. Smith, Eric Darnell
  • Cast – Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, John Malkovich

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private band together with a secretive crime-fighting organization called The North Wind to thwart Dr. Octavius Brine’s plan to destroy the penguin population of the world.

A ridiculously brilliant outing for the cute and cuddly penguins” Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private get their movie in this radical spinoff to the Madagascar franchise that’s worth watching. The Madagascar films were great, even the first two (which did a bit well with critics). And then we had Europe’s Most Wanted, which boosted the reviews quite high. And then, we get Penguins of Madagascar, and it never disappoints us.

7. The aviators ( 2008)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.8/10
  • Director –  Miquel Pujol, Miquel Pujol, Miquel Pujol i Lozano
  • Cast – Phil Austin, Cyrille Autin, Yann Bean, Robert Berliner, John bolen

During World War I, some carrier pigeons and their mouse friend band together to save the lives of an American battalion.

This Spanish animated film has so much to offer. The story is about the training the birds received and the action they experienced and is told from the animals’ and birds’ points of view. Once recruited, the birds take their new positions very seriously. Soon the entire farm gets involved when the brave group is sent on a mission to save troops in trouble.

6. Surf up (2007)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.7/10
  • Director –  Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
  • Cast – Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods

Followed by a documentary film crew, Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old penguin, travels from Antarctica to Pen Gu Island hoping to win the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.

This is a cinematic masterpiece. An underrated movie by the masses. A true piece of art. One can not fathom how great of a movie this is without watching it. 

Surf up is one of the most unique and original movies I’ve seen. Its voice actors are amazing, the comedic bits scattered throughout are golden, and just everything about it was needed for character growth and for the story to go on.

5. Storks (2016)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.8/10
  • Director –  Doug Sweetland, Nicholas Stoller
  • Cast – Andy Samberg. Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell

Storks leave behind the baby-delivering days and deliver packages instead. Trouble ensues when Tulip accidentally creates a baby after reading Nate’s letter.

Storks are the rollercoaster ride of laughs. The story is different, you’ll love the dialogues, not boring at all, heartwarming & a very beautiful movie all in all. This could be the perfect movie for your Christmas. 

4. Rio (2011)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.9/10
  • Director –  Carlos Saldanha
  • Cast – Jake T. Austin, Carlinhos Brown, Kristin Chenoweth, Jemaine Clement, Jim Conroy

Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly but has a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with Linda , who thinks he is the last of his breed.

This could maybe be Blue Sky Studios’ best film. Rio is such an underrated film that doesn’t get enough attention. First of all the cast is great and it is surprisingly funny. The comedy feels refreshing. The film takes place in Brazil, which is such a fun and vibrant location for an animated film. The soundtrack is fantastic. All the songs are amazing and unique. The story is a nice concept and it’s lovely seeing Blue’s development and especially his relationship with Jewell and his heartwarming relationship with Linda and not forgetting the relationship growth between Linda and Tulio. 

3. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)

  • IMDB Rating – 6.9/10
  • Director –  Zack Snyder
  • Cast – Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Essie Davis, Adrienne DeFaria, Joel Edgerton

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is an animated fantasy film based on a book series by Kathryn Lasky. Soren, a young owl, is kidnapped by the evil owls of St Aegolious, who want to turn him into a soldier. He escapes with some of his friends and warns the mythical guardians about the evil plan.

This is peak animation quality and graphics. Every frame of this movie looks like it should be framed on a wall. The voice acting is amazing and helps give the characters even more personality than just being a cute owls. The designs look so realistic and beautiful too. Along with the music, it just adds a nice wholesome vibe to some scenes that the movie needed to give a watch to this Snyder’s piece of art.

2. Daisy, a Hen Into the Wild (2011)

  • IMDB Rating – 7/10
  • Director – Oh Sung-Yoon, Oh Sung-yoon
  • Cast – Moon So-ri, Yoo Seung-ho, Choi Min-sik, Cheol-min Park, Sang-hyun Kim

A hen meets a beaver and a weasel after escaping from a chicken farm. As a hen savors the freedom he has never had before, he hatches a duck egg, and they become a family.

The film is emotionally touching, the animation is just stunning and the storyline is beautiful! I highly recommend this movie, to understand how beautiful this movie is you’ve to witness it. This Korean masterpiece has the best animation with great voice artists and is filled with a deep message. This movie will leave you in tears with love in your heart.

1. Willy the sparrow (1989)

  • IMDB Rating – 7.4/10
  • Director –  Jozsef Gemes, József Gémes
  • Cast – Levente Igaz, Klári Tolnay, József Székhelyi, Eszter Kárász, Cecília Esztergályos

Vili, a veréb (Willy, the sparrow) is one of the best, if not the best, among these. Willy, a ten years old “bad” boy is shooting at sparrows with an airgun. A good fairy penalizes him by metamorphosing him into a sparrow. He has many fun adventures with sparrows like flying, and learning, which makes him kinder to the birds. By the end of the film, you’ll get a good feeling kick in your heart which will make you closer to the animals and birds. The movie shares the meaning of care and love and how we humans are deeply connected with nature. With great animation and a beautifully written story, this movie will make your day.


We believe that this list of top 15 movies covers the whole plot of the animated bird movies. If you have another suggestion or movie in a similar genre that is not on the list you can let us know below so we can get into it right away.