The Best PG Animation Movies 

Updated December 23, 2019 8.1k votes 866 voters 15.5k views 171 items

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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies in it, like Up, Madagascar, and Shrek.

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Use this list if you're looking for some new animation movies that are rated PG. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great animation movies rated PG, so get out there and start watching.

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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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Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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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Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Osborne, Stephen Hillenbury

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is a 2004 American animated comedy film based on the Nickelodeon television series, SpongeBob SquarePants. The film was directed by series creator Stephen ...more

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Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

Released: 1982

Directed by: Frank Oz, Jim Henson

The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The plot revolves around Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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Happily Ever After: Fair... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Whoopi Goldberg, Wesley Snipes, Heavy D

Released: 2004

Playmobil: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lino DiSalvo

Playmobil: The Movie is a 2019 computer animated adventure comedy film directed by Lino DiSalvo, based on the German building toy. Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) is forced to abandon her carefully ...more

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John Hurt, John Huston, Nigel Hawthorne

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Rich, Ted Berman

The Black Cauldron is a 1985 American animated dark fantasy adventure film released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 25th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it is loosely based on the first ...more

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's ...more

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Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rich Moore

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Charlie Adler, Alan Oppenheimer, Pat Fraley

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tom Tataranowicz

BraveStarr: The Movie is an animated Space Western released on March 18, 1988 by Taurus Entertainment. The film was based on Filmation's television series and Mattel's action figure of the same ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Drake Bell, Andrew Francis

Released: 2008

Directed by: Terry Klassen, Charlie Adler

The Nutty Professor is a 2008 American-Canadian computer-animated comedy sequel to the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy of the same name, produced by Rainmaker Entertainment and The Weinstein Company and ...more
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Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai

Released: 1984

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a 1984 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his own 1982 manga of the same name. ...more

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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who takes food each night from three mean ...more

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Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated action-adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 21, 2002. The 42nd ...more

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Shinbone Alley Carol Channing, John Carradine, Hal Smith

Released: 1971

Directed by: John David Wilson

Shinbone Alley is a 1971 animated musical comedy film based on the Joe Darion, Mel Brooks, and George Kleinsinger musical of the same name as well as the original Archy and Mehitabel stories by ...more
Batman: Mask of the Phan... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

Released: 1993

Directed by: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is a 1993 American animated superhero mystery film featuring the DC Comics character Batman, and is based on the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Produced by ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

Released: 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and ...more

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2019

Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

The Addams Family is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy horror film based on The Addams Family comics by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, the ...more
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Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas

Released: 1990

Directed by: Steve Barron

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 American live-action film, and the first film adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. It was directed by Steve Barron and released on ...more

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Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Silverman, Will Finn, Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

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Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner

Released: 2001

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

Released: 2009

Directed by: Henry Selick

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG Animation Movies
The Lion King Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jon Favreau

The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step ...more

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Masami Nagasawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yuriko Ishida

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gorō Miyazaki

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