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List of the best 2009 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 2009, 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.

A list made up of movies like Up and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. This isn't necessarily a list of all animation movies from 2009, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three ...more

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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure is a 2009 computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the Disney Fairies franchise, produced by DisneyToon Studios. It is a sequel to the 2008 film, Tinker ...more

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Partly Cloudy Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson Partly Cloudy is a Pixar CGI animated short film written and directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Kevin Reher. It was shown in theaters before Pixar's feature film Up and is a special feature ...more

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Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more

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A Christmas Carol Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...more

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, distributed by Columbia Pictures, and released on ...more

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Space Buddies Amy Sedaris, Diedrich Bader, Nolan Gould Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them where no Buddy has gone before -- the moon! With the help of some stellar new friends, this out-of-this-world ...more

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Astro Boy Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. ...more

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The Secret of Kells Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Paul Tylak Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Secret of Kells is a 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated fantasy film by Cartoon Saloon that premiered on 8 February 2009, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. It went into wide ...more

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Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, Fergie "In "Revenge of Maltazard", Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia. Going back to the world of the tooth-sized, elfin Minimoys, he joins Selenia and her brother ...more

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9 Jennifer Connelly, Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer 9 is a 2009 computer animated post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller film, which was directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. The film stars the voice talents ...more

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Monsters vs. Aliens Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks ...more

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Planet 51 Jessica Biel, Dwayne Johnson, Gary Oldman Planet 51 is a 2009 English-language Spanish animated science fiction/family comedy film directed by Jorge Blanco, written by Joe Stillman, and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin ...more

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film, and the third installment in the Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Resurrection Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series about dead people who return to life. The series is based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott. The series is being co-produced by ...more

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Mary and Max Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette Mary and Max is a 2009 Australian stop motion animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Elliot and produced by Melanie Coombs. The voice cast included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni ...more

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Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Tim Curry, Jerry Lewis, Matt Lauer Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! is a 2009 traditionally animated film adaptation of the children's stories by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey. It is a sequel to the successful 2006 theatrical ...more

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The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Danny Trejo The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a 2009 adult animated exploitation musical horror action comedy film based on the comic book series created by Rob Zombie. It follows the character of El ...more

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Marvel Knights: Black Panther Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Carl Lumbly

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Sylfidden Mette Horn, Marie Hammer Boda, Kamma Schyum Sylfidden is a 2009 animated short film directed by Dorte Bengtson.

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, Clancy Brown Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is a 2009 original direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of "Public Enemies"—the opening story arc of DC Comics' Superman/Batman—which ...more

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Green Lantern: First Flight Tricia Helfer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Madsen Green Lantern: First Flight is a 2009 direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of the DC Comics Green Lantern mythology. Centering on the first mission of Hal Jordan, the first human ...more

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Abe and the Amazing Promise Brian K. Roberts, Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki Junior Asparagus is anxious for the new show production to be finished. Bob the Tomato reads a letter from Cairo, Illinois about "waiting" by directing a Bible-times interview with ...more

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Eskimo Eskimo is a 2009 short animation film written and directed by Alexandre Louvenaz.

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Michael Jackson vs Mr. Bean Michael Jackson vs Mr. Bean is a 2009 short animated film directed by Patrick Boivin.

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Redline Tadanobu Asano, Yū Aoi, Daisuke Gōri Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Redline is a 2009 science fiction auto racing anime film produced by Madhouse and released in Japan on October 9, 2010. The directorial debut feature of Takeshi Koike, it features the voices of ...more

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Yes, Virginia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animation Movies of 2009
Yes, Virginia Jennifer Love Hewitt, Neil Patrick Harris, Alfred Molina Yes, Virginia is a 2009 Animation film directed by Pete Circuitt

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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Maaya Sakamoto, Megumi Hayashibara, Junko Iwao Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance continues the story of Shinji Ikari, who has chosen a path of struggle and combat against the mysterious and awesomely powerful beings known as Angels. ...more

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Logorama David Fincher, Jaime Ray Newman, Bob Stephenson Logorama is a film directed by François Alaux, Herve de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain and released on 2009.

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Summer Wars Riisa Naka, Ichirō Nagai, Sakiko Tamagawa Summer Wars is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, animated by Madhouse and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film's voice cast includes Ryunosuke ...more

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Wonder Woman Rosario Dawson, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion Wonder Woman is a 2009 direct-to-DVD animated superhero film focusing on the superheroine of the same name. The plot of the film is loosely based on George Pérez's reboot of the ...more

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Foodfight! Eva Longoria, Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff Foodfight! is a 2012 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Threshold Entertainment and directed by Larry Kasanoff. The film features the voices of Charlie Sheen, Wayne ...more

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Technotise: Edit & I Srđan Todorović, Nikola Đuričko, Marija Karan Technotise: Edit & I is a Serbian animated feature film, premiered on September 28, 2009. Written and directed by comic artist Aleksa Gajić, it is a sequel of his Technotise graphic novel. ...more

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Hulk Vs Graham McTavish, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore Hulk Vs is a 2009 direct-to-video animated release from Marvel Animation and Lionsgate, featuring the Incredible Hulk in two short films: Hulk Vs Wolverine and Hulk Vs Thor. The animation was by ...more

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Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Megumi Hayashibara, Akihiro Miwa, Shin-ichiro Miki Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Arceus: To Conquering Space-Time, is a 2009 Japanese anime film ...more

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The Velveteen Rabbit Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt The Velveteen Rabbit is a 2009 film directed by Michael Landon Jr.

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Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Inoue Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction action film, and the first part of a planned series of films which are the latest addition to the Space ...more

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The True Story of Puss 'n Boots William Shatner, Yolande Moreau A free adaptation of Charles Perrault's famous Puss'n Boots, "The True Story of Puss'n Boots" is a story for young and old for the first time on cinema screens.

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Science Ninja Team Gatchaman Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Oyelowo, Frank Welker

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Metropia Alexander Skarsgård, Juliette Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård Metropia is a 2009 Swedish adult animated science-fiction film directed by Tarik Saleh. The screenplay was written by Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson, and Tarik Saleh after a story by Tarik Saleh, ...more

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First Squad Liubomiras Lauciavicius, Aleksandr Pashutin, Gennadi Sajfulin First Squad is a joint animation project of Japan's Studio 4°C and Russia's Molot Entertainment. It won the Kommersant newspaper's prize.

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Super Babies Dream Adventure When the Super Babies have a nap, Dora and Boots travel to the Dream Castle.

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The Spine Alberta Watson, Gordon Pinsent The Spine is a 2009 short film directed and written by Chris Landreth.

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Make A Mate "What matters most to you when picking a partner? Does it matter what gender your partner is as long as they are a great human being? This cute animation film makes us think about such ...more

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Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated Karl Hardman, Judith O'Dea Night of the Living Dead: REANIMATED features the work of various artists, animators, and filmmakers from around the globe. The mixed media featured include puppetry, CGI, hand-drawn animation, ...more

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A Town Called Panic Bernard Frédéric, Jeanne Balibar, Bouli Lanners Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial A Town Called Panic is a 2009 stop-motion animated film, co-produced by Belgium, Luxembourg and France. It was directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar and is based on the TV series ...more

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Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White Another Bite @ the Apple Mickey Rooney, Wallace Shawn, Tara Strong Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White—Another Bite @ the Apple is a 2009 American computer-animated direct-to-video film and sequel to the animated film Happily N'Ever After released on DVD on ...more

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Gatchaman Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Oyelowo, Eric Christian Olsen Gatchaman is a 2009 animated fantasy film directed by Kevin Munroe and written by Kevin Munroe, Robert Mark Kamen and Paul Dini.