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The Best PG Animation Movies 

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List of PG animation movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG animation movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG Animation movie of all time is. This list of popular PG animation movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG Animation movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG Animation films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG Animation film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Osborne, Stephen Hillenbury

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Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

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Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rich Moore

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Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

Released: 1982

Directed by: Frank Oz, Jim Henson

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Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kyle Balda, Chris Renaud

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment and based on Dr. Seuss' children's book of the same name. The film ...more

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Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

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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Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

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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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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John Hurt, John Huston, Nigel Hawthorne

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Rich, Ted Berman

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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Lima

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

Released: 2009

Directed by: Henry Selick

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The Nightmare Before Chr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

Released: 1993

Directed by: Henry Selick

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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

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Released: 1999

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Released: 2001

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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Released: 1984

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

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Released: 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

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