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List of the best animated films of 2013, as ranked by film critics, movie lovers, and those in need of family entertainment. While animated films are often the surest way to entertain the whole family without worrying about inappropriate content, there aren’t always a ton of films to choose from. Animated movies are so difficult and costly to make that usually there are very few released throughout the year. However, since these movies take so much time and energy to make, it’s almost a guarantee that the film will be quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

2013 saw the release of some amazing animated films, each with unique stories and fun characters that children love. There were quite a few sequels released, including Despicable Me 2, The Smurfs 2, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Monsters University was a prequel to the much beloved Monsters Inc from over a decade before. Original animated movies like The Croods and Epic also entertained children, families, and the young at heart.

What were the best animated films of 2013? Even though there weren’t that many options to choose from, 2013’s animated movies delighted audiences from all over the world.

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Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 computer animated comedy film written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

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Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more

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Ice Age: Continental Drift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Films of 2013
Penguin022 added Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. It was written by Jason Fuchs and Michael Berg, and ...more

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Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler Leaf Men is a 2013 animation film written by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, James V. Hart, William Joyce and Daniel Shere and directed by Chris Wedge.

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Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on an original idea by David Soren, who also ...more

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Films of 2013
Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a 2013 American computer-animated comic science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film is ...more

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Shriya Saran, Pankaj Kapur, Deepak Dobriyal The Blue Umbrella is a 2005 Indian drama film based on the novel, The Blue Umbrella, by Ruskin Bond and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It starred Shreya Sharma and Pankaj Kapur in lead roles. The ...more

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Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise and the first ...more

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The Wind Rises is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Films of 2013
EDDE12345678 added Emily Blunt, Martin Short, John Krasinski The Wind Rises is a 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. It was released by Toho on July 20, 2013 in Japan, and by ...more

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Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci The Smurfs 2 is a 2013 American 3D live-action/computer-animated family comedy film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. It is loosely based on The Smurfs comic-book series created by the ...more

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Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker Escape from Planet Earth is a 2012 animated adventure comedy film written by Cory Edwards and Tony Leech and directed by Callan Brunker.

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Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is a 2013 Canadian–American animated musical fantasy comedy film and a spin-off of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic animated television series. Written by ...more

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Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie is an American stoner comedy-animated film by Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers. It stars comedy duo Cheech and Chong in their first feature film since ...more