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The Best Animation Movies of 2009  

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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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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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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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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 takes food each night from three mean ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sylfidden Mette Horn, Marie Hammer Boda, Kamma Schyum
Sylfidden is a 2009 animated short film directed by Dorte Bengtson.
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Yes, Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animation Movies of 2009
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Neil Patrick Harris, Alfred Molina
Yes, Virginia is a 2009 Animation film directed by Pete Circuitt
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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