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The Best Animated Films Ever

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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.

List Criteria: Fully animated and CGI movies - no live action

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    Toy Story

    1995 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    The Lion King

    1994 More
    100
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    Finding Nemo

    2003 More
    94
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    Monsters, Inc.

    2001 More
    91
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    Shrek

    2001 More
    88
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    2009 More
    88
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    2004 More
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    1992 More
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    WALL-E

    2008 More
    85
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    Toy Story 3

    2010 More
    84
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    Ice Age

    2002 More
    84
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    Beauty and the Beast

    1991 More
    81
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    Toy Story 2

    1999 More
    79
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    2007 More
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    1993 More
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937 More
    73
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    The Jungle Book

    1967 More
    73
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    Spirited Away

    2001 More
    72
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    Bambi

    1942 More
    72
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    Tangled

    2010 More
    71
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    1989 More
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    Mulan

    1998 More
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    Pinocchio

    1940 More
    70
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    1988 More
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    Cinderella

    1950 More
    68
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    1999 More
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    Peter Pan

    1953 More
    67
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    Kung Fu Panda

    2008 More
    66
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    1999 More
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    1973 More
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    1951 More
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    Cars

    2006 More
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    added by: Bootsdad
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    Madagascar

    2005 More
    64
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    Brave

    2012 More
    63
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    Shrek 2

    2004 More
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    Lady and the Tramp

    1955 More
    63
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    1959 More
    63
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    Despicable Me 2

    2013 More
    62
  43. 43
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    2010 More
    62
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    Frozen

    61
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    1997 More
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    Lilo & Stitch

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    Dumbo

    1941 More
    60
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    My Neighbor Totoro

    1988 More
    59
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    2000 More
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    2006 More
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