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Some of the best animated films of all time were released in the 2000s. With their family-friendly stories, unique visual style, and  intelligent jokes and references peppered for adult viewers, these ‘00s cartoon movies appeal to everyone.
 

In this list, you’ll encounter iconic animated characters like Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo, the story of one fish’s wild adventure to get back home. You’ll also see Mike Meyers star in Shrek, a movie about a rough-around-the-edges ogre with a heart of gold. No discussion of animated movies from the 2000s would be complete without mentioning Pixar. The legendary studio is responsible for a gigantic number of the top ‘00s cartoon movies, including Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Wall-E

What are your favorite cartoons from the 2000s? Vote up the best ones, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.  

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Ice Age Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Lilo & Stitch Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

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Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Cars Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

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The Emperor's New Groove is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Emperor's New Groove John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones

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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Spirited Away Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Polar Express Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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The Simpsons Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Simpsons Movie Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria, Minnie Driver

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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

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Happy Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Happy Feet Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Over the Hedge Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

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Chicken Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Chicken Run Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton

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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Horton Hears a Who! Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

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Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Ice Age: The Meltdown Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

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Batman Beyond: Return of the J... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner

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Coraline is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Bee Movie Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

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Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Howl's Moving Castle Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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The Animatrix is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Animatrix Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Melinda Clarke

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Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Ponyo Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro

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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Treasure Planet Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock

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The Road to El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Road to El Dorado Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Jennifer Hale, Megumi Hayashibara, Daran Norris

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Summer Wars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Summer Wars Riisa Naka, Ichirō Nagai, Sakiko Tamagawa

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Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebell... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion Rie Kugimiya, Masakazu Morita, Akira Ishida

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Flushed Away is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Flushed Away Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen

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Bleach: Fade to Black is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Bleach: Fade to Black Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin-ichiro Miki

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Redline is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Redline Tadanobu Asano, Yū Aoi, Daisuke Gōri

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TMNT is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
TMNT Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Chris Evans

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Persepolis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Persepolis Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve, Iggy Pop

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemie... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, Clancy Brown

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Bleach: Memories of Nobody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Bleach: Memories of Nobody Rie Kugimiya, Chiwa Saitō, Masakazu Morita

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Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai Megumi Hayashibara, Rosa Kato, Shin-ichiro Miki

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Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on th... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Moneca Stori

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Pokémon: Lucario and the Myste... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Megumi Hayashibara, Takeshi Aono, Shin-ichiro Miki

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The Cat Returns is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
The Cat Returns Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada

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Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Kappei Yamaguchi, Houko Kuwashima, Nicole Oliver

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Beowulf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoon Movies of the 2000s
Beowulf Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich