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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies  

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No matter how much you may hesitate to admit it, most people have some delightfully cheesy animated movies they love watching well into adulthood. There are some animated films that have garnered so much critical acclaim, there's no shame in admitting you're a fan. Guilty pleasure animated movies, on the other hand, are a different story. Whether it's a kid's movie that fell flat or some raunchy adult animation that was far too crude and tasteless, below you'll find some dumb animated films you love to hate. 

Animation for children can sometimes miss the mark. But when filmmakers try too hard to appeal to kids, this results in some seriously corny (and occasionally downright creepy) films. Adult animation can also be incredibly hit or miss. While the brilliant South Park film impressed fans and critics when it hit the big screen, shows like Beavis and Butt-head failed to have the same appeal. However, you don't always want something high-brow when you settle in for a night in front of the TV. There's nothing wrong with engaging with something easy on occasion. Below, you will find some of the cheesiest cartoons ever.  Scroll down to find the best choice for your next movie night! 

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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn
A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as Goofy believes that he's ...more
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Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg
Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. It was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack, Dexter's ...more
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Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Cheech Marin
Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on November 18, 1988 by Walt Disney Pictures. The 27th ...more
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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise
An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more
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The Simpsons Movie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria, Minnie Driver
The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the Fox television series The Simpsons. The film was directed by David Silverman, and stars the regular television cast of Dan ...more
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The Rugrats Movie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Lenny Kravitz
The Rugrats Movie is a 1998 American animated adventure-comedy film, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation, and co-produced with Nickelodeon Movies and Klasky Csupo. The film was ...more
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DuckTales the Movie: Treasure ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Christopher Lloyd, Frank Welker, June Foray
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp is a 1990 animated feature film based on the animated television series DuckTales. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures on August 3, 1990. It ...more
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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short
Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more
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The Chipmunk Adventure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Dody Goodman
The Chipmunk Adventure is a 1987 American animated musical adventure comedy film featuring the characters from NBC's Saturday morning cartoon Alvin and the Chipmunks. The film, directed by ...more
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Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan
Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 44th animated feature in the Walt ...more
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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is a 1993 American animated science fiction adventure film, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and ...more
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Fantasia 2000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones
Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 38th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics ...more
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Hey Arnold!: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Sorvino
Hey Arnold!: The Movie is a 2002 comedy animated film based on the 1996 Nickelodeon animated television series Hey Arnold!. The film follows Arnold, Gerald, and Helga on a quest to save their ...more
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Fritz the Cat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Ralph Bakshi, Rosetta LeNoire, Skip Hinnant
Fritz the Cat is a 1972 American adult animated comedy film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi as his feature film debut. Based on the comic strip of the same name by Robert Crumb, the film ...more
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The Transformers: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Orson Welles, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy
The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the animated TV series by the same name. It was released in North America on August 8, 1986 and in the UK on December 5, ...more
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Chicken Little is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Patrick Stewart, Joan Cusack, Catherine O'Hara
Chicken Little is a 2005 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and loosely based on the fable of the same name. As the 46th animated feature in the ...more
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Doug's 1st Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Frank Welker, Fred Newman, Fran Brill
Doug's 1st Movie is a 1999 animated film based on the Disney version of the Nickelodeon television series Doug. The film was directed by Maurice Joyce, and stars the regular television cast of ...more
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Shark Tale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith
Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more
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Beavis and Butt-head Do Americ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman
Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 American animated road comedy film, based on the TV series Beavis and Butt-head. It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen ...more
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Home on the Range is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Steve Buscemi, Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench
Home on the Range is a 2004 American animated musical western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on April 2, 2004, and was named after the ...more
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The Angry Birds Movie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
24DiBiaseM added Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride
The Angry Birds Movie (or simply Angry Birds)[5] is a 2016 Finnish-American 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was directed by ...more
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The Phantom Tollbooth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler
The Phantom Tollbooth, also known as The Adventures of Milo in the Phantom Tollbooth, is a 1970 live-action/animated film based on Norton Juster's 1961 children's book The Phantom Tollbooth. ...more
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A Troll in Central Park is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise, Hayley Mills
A Troll in Central Park is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of Thumbelina, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The ...more
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon M... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Tina Fey, Bruce Campbell, Neil Peart
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is an American flash adult animated semi-canonical comedy film based on the Adult Swim animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The film was ...more
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Sausage Party is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Animated Movies
Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill
Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ...more