TV The Best Animation Movies of 2012  

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List of the best 2012 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 animated films that defined 2012, 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.

This list is made up of movies like Brave and Wreck-It Ralph. This isn't necessarily a list of all animated movie from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Wreck-It Ralph Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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Rise of the Guardians Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings Lucy Liu, Lucy Hale, Raven-Symoné

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ParaNorman Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

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Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Antonio Banderas, Gilles Marini, Chris Miller

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Free Birds Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson

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The Lorax Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Hugh Grant

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Frankenweenie Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

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Zarafa Simon Abkarian, Ronit Elkabetz, Vernon Dobtcheff

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Wolf Children Aoi Miyazaki, Megumi Hayashibara, Bunta Sugawara

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Justice League: Doom Nathan Fillion, Olivia d'Abo, Juliet Landau

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Delhi Safari Christopher Lloyd, Jane Lynch, Jason Alexander

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Starship Troopers: Invasion Luci Christian, Chris Patton, David Matranga

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Zambezia Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

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Ernest & Celestine Lauren Bacall, Lambert Wilson, Vincent Grass Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Superman vs. The Elite Pauley Perrette, Laraine Newman, Tara Strong

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, Peter Weller

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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Maaya Sakamoto, Megumi Hayashibara, Koyasu Taketo

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Tad, the Lost Explorer Michelle Jenner, Kerry Shale, Lewis MacLeod

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