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List of the best animated films of 2013, as ranked by film critics, movie lovers, and those in need of family entertainment. While animated films are often the surest way to entertain the whole family without worrying about inappropriate content, there aren’t always a ton of films to choose from. Animated movies are so difficult and costly to make that usually there are very few released throughout the year. However, since these movies take so much time and energy to make, it’s almost a guarantee that the film will be quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.


2013 saw the release of some amazing animated films, each with unique stories and fun characters that children love. There were quite a few sequels released, including Despicable Me 2, The Smurfs 2, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Monsters University was a prequel to the much beloved Monsters Inc from over a decade before. Original animated movies like The Croods and Epic also entertained children, families, and the young at heart.


What were the best animated films of 2013? Even though there weren’t that many options to choose from, 2013’s animated movies delighted audiences from all over the world.

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Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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The Croods Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds

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Ice Age: Continental Drift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Films of 2013
Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

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Epic Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler

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Turbo Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Films of 2013
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan

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The Blue Umbrella Shriya Saran, Pankaj Kapur, Deepak Dobriyal

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Planes Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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The Wind Rises is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Films of 2013
The Wind Rises Emily Blunt, Martin Short, John Krasinski

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The Smurfs 2 Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci

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Escape from Planet Earth Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker

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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr

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Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong