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The Best Movies for Preschool Kids  

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The films on this list of the best movies for preschoolers have been ranked by the community as the greatest for this age group. Movies for preschoolers are simple, colorful, and fun, with recognizable characters and catchy songs. What are the best movies for preschoolers? 
 
This list features the best movies for preschoolers, many of which are also great for children of any age! The best films for preschool age kids will stimulate their brain by including a storyline that a child can understand (stories about animals are great) and usually feature music, which is a great way to get your preschoolers singing and dancing along with his or her favorite furry friends in these films.
 
These movies are the best films that preschoolers will love and this list includes kids movies like Toy Story, Up, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Frozen, Shrek, The Lion King, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and The Wizard of Oz. Vote up the best movies that your preschooler loves or add a film you think is great but isn't already on the list.
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Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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#59 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #292 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #153 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures and produced by Illumination Entertainment. It consists of three feature films, ten short films and ...more
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Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog ...more

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#28 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #37 of 505 The Best Duos of All Time #42 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more

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#18 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #58 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too is a 1974 animated feature from Disney released as a double feature with The Island at the Top of the World. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best ...more
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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd animated feature ...more

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#84 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #123 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #101 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more

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#3 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novelsfeaturing Behind The Scenes, The Making Of 'Mary Poppins' Was Not As Magical As You'd Thinklisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima
The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#27 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #41 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timefeaturing The Jungle Book Was Originally Written To Prove That White People Are The Superior Race

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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Preschool Kids
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more

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#400 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #91 of 107 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members #66 of 87 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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Abominable is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Preschool Kids
Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor
Abominable is a 2019 American-Chinese computer-animated adventure film directed by Jull Culton. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in ...more
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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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#80 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing The Real Story Behind ‘The Sound of Music’ Is Far More Depressing Than The Filmlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Toy Story 4 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Preschool Kids
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal
Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.

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#390 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,216 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #69 of 87 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel
Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the ...more

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#42 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #63 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #76 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana
Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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#3 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #101 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#1 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Lion King Is Full Of Baloneylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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#16 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #164 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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#2 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Best Toy Story Characters in the Whole Series, Rankedlisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez
The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.

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#179 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #390 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #48 of 141 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies

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Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi
Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more

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#25 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #36 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timefeaturing Every Song in Tangled, Ranked by Singability

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Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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#8 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing Fan Theories About ‘Monsters, Inc.’listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#5 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Most Adventurous Quotes From Disney and Pixar's 'Up'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King
Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more

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#55 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #27 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #72 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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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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#22 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 22 Insanely Smart Fan Theories About Frozenlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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#11 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #25 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant
How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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#20 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #78 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing All the How to Train Your Dragon Books, Ranked Best to Worst