With the 2014 Thanksgiving around the corner, people are busy preparing the holiday celebration. Once the table's cleared and you can't face even attempting to walk off all those calories you just ingested, why not relax with some Thanksgiving-themed movies? Therefore, we have sincerely selected a series of movie lists for you to watch on Thanksgiving holiday. You could choose any of them to watch for a Thanksgiving movie night with your family or friends. This post would show you the Thanksgiving movie series – 5 Best Thanksgiving Animated Movies to Watch on Thanksgiving. 

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Part 1: Top 5 Animated Thanksgiving Movies

Here we've rounded up 5 of the best animated Thanksgiving movies. Before watching them, you can learn more in the list below.

1. Free Birds (2013)

For the younger members of the clan gathering for turkey day this bird’s tale follows Reggie, a gobbler who goes from outcast to hero when he receives a presidential pardon and embarks on a time-traveling mission to try and turn Thanksgiving into a turkey-free holiday. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, George Takai and Woody Harrelson, this animated turkey movie will have you giving thanks you decided to wait and watch it after the big meal.

2. Pocahontas (1995)

Most of us have had the privilege of seeing this Disney animated classic, but for those who haven't, Pocahontas is about a romance between an English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief in the seventeenth century. Pocahontas was Disney's first animated film to be based on real historical figures, and it takes place in "The New World" as the English settlers come to America for the first time. It echoes the first Thanksgiving meal, where the pilgrims and Native Americans were said to have shared a turkey meal, symbolic of their apparent cordiality. With its vivacious animation, catchy ballads, and enchanting storyline, this Thanksgiving animated movie is great to watch with the whole family.

3. Mouse on the Mayflower (1968)

The Mouse on the Mayflower is a 1968 animated Thanksgiving television special created by Rankin/Bass. This Thanksgiving animated movie is a tale that begins with the ship Mayflower being caught up in a big storm. A churchmouse named William tells the story from a mouses viewpoint. He begins with the decision by the pilgrims preacher to move to America, and the packing of the Mayflower. A disaster at sea threatens to sink the ship, but William the pilgrim mouse has an idea to save the ship. The pilgrims land safely and write the Mayflower Compact. They begin to build their new colony and church, but it is already Fall and they do not have enough food stored. The winter is so harsh and food so limited that many pilgrims do not live through the winter. The pilgrims learn to plant crops in the Spring, and in the Fall celebrate with a big feast, the first Thanksgiving. William also scuttles a plan to blame the Indians for an attack on the pilgrims.

4. Garfield: Holiday Celebrations (DVD) (2004)

Three cartoons featuring the holiday adventures of the lazy, lovable, Garfield. First, Garfield and Odie get stuck in a haunted house populated by spectral pirates in “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure.” “A Garfield Christmas” features Garfield and Odie home alone while Jon visits Grandma on the farm. Jon has a hot date for Thanksgiving dinner in “Garfield’s Thanksgiving” when Liz the veterinarian agrees to come over. Meanwhile, Garfield’s on a preparatory diet to get ready for the feast.

5. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

An Emmy-award winning special, with Charlie Brown in charge of the Thanksgiving dinner where everyone drops by unexpectedly. This DVD also includes "The Mayflower Voyagers" special, a Peanuts rendition of the Mayflower Voyage and the first Thanksgiving. In the special, lead character Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. The story touches on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas (the birth of Jesus Christ).

Part 2: Download Thanksgiving Animated Movies

In the digital age, perhaps the tablet is a child's favorite toy. But because of its limitations, tablets that can only connect to Wi-Fi cannot watch online movies outdoors. Therefore, you must download movies to watch them outdoors. When it comes to movie downloads, CleverGet would be one of the best tools because of the widest list of supported websites. Sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. are a piece of cake for it. What's more, it can also download videos from paid services, including Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, etc. If you want to download Thanksgiving animated movies, you can check the detailed steps below.

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Step 1: Change the default output directory

Simply click the three-dot icon and choose "Settings" option. In the pop-up window, click the "Save Video To" box to browse and choose an output directory for your downloaded videos.


Step 2: Download animated Thanksgiving movie

With a built-in browser, you can easily find the target animated Thanksgiving movie. Once you enter the page, the program will start to analyze automatically. In a few seconds, a list of all available sources will pop up. You can choose the desired option and click the "Download" button to download the animated Thanksgiving movie.


Step 3: View downloading tasks and downloaded movies

On the "Library" sidebar, you can check and manage all downloading tasks and downloaded movies. Click the arrow-down icon to go to the "Downloading" tab, where you can pause and cancel download tasks at any time. Click the video icon to go to the "Downloaded" tab, where you can play it or open it in File Explorer.


Part 3: Burn Thanksgiving Animated Movies to DVD

If you happen to have a Thanksgiving animated movie or animated turkey movie and want to burn Thanksgiving movie to DVD disc, try Leawo Blu-ray Creator. Leawo Blu-ray Creator is professional DVD burning software that could burn any video to DVD disc in clicks. It helps you burn Thanksgiving animated movie to DVD disc with preferred disc menu applied.

How to Burn Thanksgiving Animated Movie to DVD with Leawo Blu-ray Creator

1. Drag Thanksgiving animated movie into this DVD creator. Insert a blank writable DVD disc into DVD recorder drive. Set disc type (according to the disc inserted to the drive), quality and aspect ratio at the bottom.
2. Click the wheel icon on the top right corner and then navigate to the "Burn" option. Select DVD mode from PAL and NTSC under the "Default Video Mode" option according to where you locate.
3. Go back to the main interface, select a disc menu on the right sidebar and then click the middle to preview and edit selected disc menu. You could get more disc menu templates via downloading.
4. Click the big green "Burn" button to set "Burn to", "Disc Label" and "Save to" options. After these, click the bottom "Burn" button to start burning Thanksgiving animated movie to DVD.