Kids Entertainment The Worst CGI Kids Movies  

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52 votes 5 voters 21 items

List Rules Vote up the movies where the CGI does not stand up to the test of time.

For every movie that gets CGI correct, there seem to be five films where it totally fails. The worst CGI effects in kids films are no exception. Check out the biggest computer-generated imagery culprits.

One would think that blockbuster affairs like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Spy Kids would contain only the best visual effects. However, it is true. Even big budget movies made by acclaimed directors can look as bad as Garfield and Scooby-Doo. Kids may not know the difference, but their parents certainly do.

From Doogal to Jumanji, from live-action to animation; here are the worst CGI moments in kids movies. Vote up the biggest offenders to your senses. Don’t see one of the worst CGI scenes in kids movies below, then go ahead and add it.

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Garfield: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing
Garfield: The Movie, or simply Garfield, is a 2004 American live-action comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt based on the Jim Davis comic strip of the same name. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon ...more
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Foodfight! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Eva Longoria, Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff
Foodfight! is a 2012 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Threshold Entertainment and directed by Larry Kasanoff. The film features the voices of Charlie Sheen, Wayne ...more
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Happily N'Ever After is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick
Happily N'Ever After is a 2007 film.
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Mars Needs Moms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois
Mars Needs Moms is a 2011 American 3D motion capture computer-animated science fiction comedy film co-written and directed by Simon Wells, and based on the Berkeley Breathed book of the same ...more
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A Dog's Way Home is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp
A Dog's Way Home is a 2019 American family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith, based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron. A dog (Bryce Dallas Howard) embarks on a 400-mile journey home ...more
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Marmaduke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Emma Stone, Fergie, Kiefer Sutherland
Marmaduke is a summer 2010 comedy film based upon long-running comic strip of the same name which features misadventures of Marmaduke, the loveable great dane dog and the family he lives with. ...more
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Doogal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Kylie Minogue, Whoopi Goldberg, Chevy Chase
Doogal is a 2006 film written by ... and directed by ...
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Titanic: The Legend Goes On is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Gregory Snegoff, Graziella Polesinanti, Bobby Solo
Titanic: The Legend Goes On is a 2000 animated feature film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It features a similar storyline to James Cameron's 1997 Titanic film, but also features a number ...more
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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson
Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and ...more
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Delgo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Val Kilmer, Burt Reynolds
Delgo is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure romantic comedy fantasy film produced by Fathom Studios, a division of Macquarium Intelligent Communications, which began development of the ...more
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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more
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The Adventures of Sharkboy and... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Taylor Lautner, Kristin Davis, David Arquette
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D is a 2005 American adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Robert Rodriguez and released in the United States June 10, 2005. The film uses the ...more
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Norm of the North is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Heather Graham, Rob Schneider, Bill Nighy
Norm of the North is a 2012 animation adventure drama film written by Daniel Altiere and Steven Altiere, directed by Anthony Bell.
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The Kid Who Would Be King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis, Tom Taylor
The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a ...more
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The Last Starfighter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart
The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in ...more
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Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor
(32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more
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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino
Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher
Scooby-Doo is a 2002 American comedy horror film. Based on the long-running Hanna-Barbera animated television series Scooby-Doo, the film was directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn and ...more
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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm
The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas fantasy film based on the children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and ...more
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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleash... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a 2004 comedy horror film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn and released by Warner Bros. Based on the 1969–71 animated television series, ...more
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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst CGI Kids Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson
Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more