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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    - 1,067

    most listed
    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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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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    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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    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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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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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

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    Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

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

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    John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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    Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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    Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

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    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver

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    Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski

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    Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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