The Best Animated Films Ever Films

The Best Animated Films Ever

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List Criteria: The Best Animated and CGI Movies

The best animated films of all time are an assortment of animated movies that rank among the best movies of all time. While the characters might be brightly colored and possess abilities most real people could only wish to ever have, the stories and imagery speak to everyone and have set these movies up to become the best animated films ever.

Far from simply being movie versions of cartoons, these are movies with some of the best characters, most compelling stories, and some of the overall most memorable movies in the history of cinema. With great animated movies, the sky's the limit (literally, for characters in movies like The Incredibles and WALL-E) for the story being told. Many of these top animated films are comedies with message (like Toy Story) while others are heartbreaking dramas (like The Lion King). There's no story that can't be told be these amazing animated films.

What are the best animated movies ever? What makes one animated film better than another? What is the greatest animated film? There are many varied answers to what makes a great animated film (story, characters, animation style), but there's no question that these are some of the best animated movies ever made. If you don't see your favorite animated movie on the list, make sure to add it to the list of the greatest animated films so that it might become someone else's favorite animated film someday.

Not all animated films are for kids, but if you are looking for some more animated and live-action kid friendly fare, check out the best movies for children.
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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    the people's #1
    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    most listed
    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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    Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

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    Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

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    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

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    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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    Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver

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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    John Cleese, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny

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