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Here are the best animated movie series for kids and the whole family. Featuring Disney classics, Pixar movies, DreamWorks series, and more, the most popular animated kids series are also some of the best movies for kids. What are the best animated kids series? 

You can't rank the best animated film series for kids without the Toy Story movies and the Shrek series. Other good film franchises for kids include the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, the Kung Fu Panda trilogy, and the Despicable Me series. 

Vote up the best animated kids film franchises. Feel free to add any animated children's film series missing from the list. No live-action movies! 

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Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Toy Story Franchise

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 4 (2019)

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Shrek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Shrek Franchise

Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek Forever After (2010)

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Ice Age Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Ice Age Franchise

Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

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Madagascar Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Madagascar Franchise

Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

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Despicable Me Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Despicable Me Franchise

Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Minions (2015)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Minions 2 (2020)

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Finding Nemo Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Finding Nemo Franchise

Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Dory (2016)

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Cars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Cars Franchise

Cars (2006)
Cars 2 (2011)
Cars 3 (2017)

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Kung Fu Panda Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Kung Fu Panda Franchise

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

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Alvin and the Chipmunks Franch... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Alvin and the Chipmunks Franchise

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

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How to Train Your Dragon Franc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
How to Train Your Dragon Franchise

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2019)

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Rugrats Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
Rugrats Franchise

The Rugrats Movie (1998)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

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The Smurfs Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Film Franchises, Ranked
The Smurfs Franchise

The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)