List of animated movies based on Marvel Comics. These are animated films that star Marvel characters and take place within the Marvel Universe. While Marvel Comics began in 1939 and entered its modern incarnation in 1961, movies based on Marvel Comics did not really begin being made until the turn of the 21st century.
What are the best Marvel animated movies? While there had been a few flops and low budget films made, it wasn't until X-Men (released in 2000) that Hollywood really took notice and the animated movies started production. Since then, many animated Marvel movies have gone on to become quite popular. Marvel's relationship with Hollywood culminated in 2009 when The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4.2 billion.