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The Best Animation Movies of 2008  

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List of the best 2008 animation movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Animated movies have come a long way in the last 50 years, with traditional cartoons being replaced by CGI animation from companies like Pixar and Disney. Not all of these animated films were released in theaters, but even the ones that went straight to DVD are still pretty good. These are all the animation movies that defined the year 2008, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Movies here include everything from WALL-E to Kung Fu Panda. This isn't necessarily a list of all animation movies from 2008, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more
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Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz
Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more
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Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver
The Tale of Despereaux is a 2008 British-American-French computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy family film directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen and produced by Gary Ross and Allison ...more
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Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more
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Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning is a 2008 Disney animated fantasy feature film, and the direct-to-video prequel to the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Peggy Holmes, the film's ...more
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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and ...more
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Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné
Tinker Bell is a 2008 computer animated film based on the Disney Fairies franchise produced by DisneyToon Studios. It revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie in ...more
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Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro
Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy comedy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and Toho. It is ...more
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Frank Welker, Tim Conway, Jason Marsden
Garfield's Fun Fest is a 2008 CGI movie starring Garfield. It was produced by Paws, Inc. in cooperation with The Animation Picture Company and distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. ...more
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E.G. Daily, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong
The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! is a 2008 animation film directed and written by Craig McCracken .
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Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson
This film is a 2008 American computer-animated space opera film that takes place within saga, leading into the TV series of the same name produced by Lucasfilm. The film is set during the ...more
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Jane Krakowski, Billy Connolly, Joel McHale
Open Season 2 is a 2008 American computer-animated direct-to-video comedy film and the sequel to the 2006 Open Season, produced by Sony Pictures Animation. It was directed by Matthew ...more
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Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin-ichiro Miki
Bleach: Fade to Black is the third animated film adaptation of the anime and manga series Bleach. Directed by Noriyuki Abe, the film was released December 13, 2008. The film's theme music was ...more
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David McCallum, Parminder Nagra, Ana Ortiz
Batman: Gotham Knight is a 2008 direct-to-DVD anthology film of six short animated superhero films intended to be set in between the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, though it is not ...more
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Cam Clarke, Yuri Lowenthal, Brian K. Roberts
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie is a 2008 American computer-animated family adventure comedy film directed by Mike Nawrocki and written by Phil Vischer. Produced through ...more
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Mia & the Migoo Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Wallace Shawn
Mia and the Migoo is a 2008 French animated film produced by Folimage and directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd> The film is about a young girl's search for her father in a tropical ...more
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Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch, Stanley Tucci
Space Chimps is a 2008 American CGI animated adventure sci-fi family comedy film produced by Vanguard Animation, Starz Animation, and 20th Century Fox, and it was released on July 18, 2008. The ...more
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Brian K. Roberts, Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki
Bob the Tomato is surprised to find Larry the Cucumber in a book club with Mr. Lunt, Archibald Asparagus and Jerry Gourd. They're reading "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark ...more
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Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Kōichi Yamadera
  
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Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon
One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. As Ari delves deeper and deeper ...more
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Brooke Shields, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Lawless
Justice League: The New Frontier is a 2008, direct-to-video, animated, superhero film adapted from the DC Comics limited series DC: The New Frontier. The film was written by Stan Berkowitz and ...more
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Jay Leno, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese
Igor is a 2008 American computer animated fantasy comedy film about the stock character Igor who dreams of winning first place at the Evil Science Fair. Produced by Exodus Film Group and ...more
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Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren
Resident Evil: Degeneration, known in Japan as Biohazard: Degeneration, is the first full-length motion capture CG animation feature in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise. The film was made by ...more
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Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa
Fly Me to the Moon is a 2008 Belgian-American CGI animated 3D feature film. It was released in digital 3D in Belgium on 30 January 2008 and in the USA and Canada on 15 August 2008. The film was ...more