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The Best Animated Films Ever

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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    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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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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    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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