The Best Cartoon Movies 

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Updated February 18, 2020 1.3k votes 220 voters 27.1k views 84 items

List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Cartoon films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

For your viewing pleasure, we've compiled a list of all the best cartoon movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This cartoon movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more, and you can click on the titles for more information about each film. The best thing about this list is that you get to decide which cartoon movies are the "best" by voting for your favorites to help your faves move up to the top spots. If you prefer, this cartoon movie list can also be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, or you can copy this list of cartoon films to start your own. 

So, which cartoon movie is the absolute best: Walt Disney's Timeless Tales: Vol. 3 or Cherub Wings: Vol. 7: Moldy Gold? If we missed any cartoons on this list, please add them yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (but remember, all choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous cartoon movies of all time and are voted on by people who really love this genre.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the cartoon movies. List includes photos and cartoon movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The cartoons included in this list range from Livin' It Up with the Bratz to Pinky Dinky Doo: Polka Dot Pox.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these cartoon movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming online, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this list will help you see where they all stack up and help you decide what to watch. So from the latest to the greatest cartoon movies, here is our full list, ordered from best to worst.

All sorts of directors have taken on Cartoon movies. Examples include Chuck Jones, Shawn Wayans, and Friz Freleng.

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Raven-Symoné, Jean Smart, Gary Cole

Released: 2005

Directed by: Steve Loter

Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out KP's weakness which may involve a new hottie at Middleton High School named Eric, who ...more
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Mark Hamill, Wallace Shawn, Kathy Najimy

Released: 2006

Directed by: Scott Jeralds

Hijinks ho! It's a swashbuckling pirate adventure when Tom sets sail as a lowly cabin cat for the biggest, baddest pirate on the high seas: the infamous Captain Red and his bossy talking parrot. ...more
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Janice Karman, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.

Released: 1994

Directed by: Walt Kubiak

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Maria Canals Barrera, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Butch Lukic, Dan Riba

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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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David Warner, Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Karl Geurs

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin is a 1997 animated direct-to-video film directed by Karl Geurs. The film follows Pooh and his friends on a journey to find and rescue ...more

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Billy West, Tom Kenny, Stephen Root

Released: 2005

Directed by: Bill Kopp

Tom and Jerry enter an extreme car race competition called the "Super Race" in order to win the grand prize of a beautiful, dream mansion! Driving suped-up hot rods that can adapt to ...more
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Looney Tunes: Reality Check! Billy West, June Foray, Maurice LaMarche

Released: 2003

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Katey Sagal, Billy West, Tress MacNeille

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Avanzino

Mankind stands on the brink of a wondrous new Green Age. But ancient forces of darkness, three years older than time itself, have returned to wreak destruction. Even more shocking: Bender’s in ...more
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E.G. Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Released: 2003

Directed by: Craig McCracken, Lauren Faust

Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas The Fight Before Christmas is a special christmas episode for Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls.
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Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown Ciara Bravo, Shane Baumel, Grace Rolek

Released: 2011

Directed by: Andy Beall, Frank Molieri

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown is a Peanuts television special that was released in 2011. The special is the 45th Peanuts special and the first produced without Bill Melendez on the ...more
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Henry Gibson, Charlotte Rae, Tony Jay

Released: 1992

Directed by: Phil Roman

The popular cartoon cat and mouse are thrown into a feature film. The story has the twosome trying to help an orphan girl who is being berated and exploited by a greedy guardian.

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Michael Cera, Camilla Scott, Tajja Isen

Released: 2006

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Krypto the Superdog: Vol. 1: Cosmic Canine Ty Olsson, Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr

Released: 2005

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The Best of Betty Boop

Released: 1933

Directed by: Dave Fleischer

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Robert McKimson, Phil Monroe, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, + more

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Mel Blanc, Nicolai Shutorov

Released: 1979

Directed by: Chuck Jones

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Mel Blanc, Frank Welker, June Foray

Released: 1981

Directed by: Friz Freleng

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Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Kari Wahlgren

Released: 2008

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Britt McKillip, Ashleigh Ball, Chantal Strand

Released: 2006

Directed by: Davis Doi

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Malcolm McDowell, Billy West, Michael York

Released: 2010

Directed by: Spike Brandt, Jeff Siergey

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Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction Billy West, Jim Cummings, June Foray

Released: 2003

Directed by: Steve Belfer

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Milton Berle, Frank Welker, Billy West

Released: 2001

Directed by: James T. Walker

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Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny

Released: 2015

Directed by: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell

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Cartoons for Victory Mel Blanc, George O'Hanlon, Arthur Lake

Released: 1945

Directed by: Chuck Jones