The Best Animated Features of the Yearsby adog1990 | created - 16 Oct 2011 | updated - 17 Apr 2013 | Public
A list of what I and the critics think are the best animated films of the years they were released and are Oscar worthy like (see my other lists). Also what upcoming animated features that I think will be good and the best. The list also has animated films that should have been nominated if the Oscars had five nominations on their events, films that should be nominated if the Best Animated Feature was made in 1961 and animated films that have just been a nominated for the Oscar's visual categories and special achievement award. Plus the first row 1 to 78 will be the winners of Best Animated Feature (and also the first animated films to be nominated for Best Picture and who might win for 2011 and 2012), the number one animated film that started animated films and some other good ones and animated films that should have won if Best Anaimted Feature was made earlier and the top best animated films of their years. Finally rows 79 to the final rows are what animated films were nominated for Best Animated Feature/the Visual Categories, what animated films that might have made it to the final round of the race of being nominated for Best Animated Feature and animated films that should have been nominated if thier were five nominations and if Best Animated Fetaure was made earlier.
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1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 151,120 | Gross: $184.93M
2. Gulliver's Travels (1939)
Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally minuscule rival, Blefuscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the ... See full summary »
3. Fantasia (1940)
G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney
Votes: 77,695 | Gross: $76.41M
4. Pinocchio (1940)
G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Votes: 104,841 | Gross: $84.25M
5. Dumbo (1941)
G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.
Votes: 97,689 | Gross: $1.60M
6. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Votes: 356,774 | Gross: $218.97M
7. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 766,200 | Gross: $293.00M
8. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Votes: 620,840 | Gross: $415.00M
9. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
Votes: 112,953 | Gross: $51.60M
10. The Three Caballeros (1944)
Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).
11. Saludos Amigos (1942)
Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.
12. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.
13. Cinderella (1950)
G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.
Votes: 120,401 | Gross: $85.00M
14. Bambi (1942)
G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family
The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.
Votes: 107,433 | Gross: $102.80M
15. Song of the South (1946)
Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.
Votes: 9,463 | Gross: $63.72M
16. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Votes: 126,521 | Gross: $144.88M
17. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
Approved | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »
18. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history.
Votes: 73,609 | Gross: $22.18M
19. The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
Approved | 99 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and... See full summary »
20. Willy McBean and His Magic Machine (1965)
94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Little Willy McBean joins up with a Mexican monkey named Pablo to travel back in time and stop the evil Prof. von Rotten from changing history.
21. The Man Called Flintstone (1966)
Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In this feature-length film based on the "Flintstones" TV show, secret agent Rock Slag is injured during a chase in Bedrock. Slag's chief decides to replace the injured Slag with Fred ... See full summary »
22. The Jungle Book (I) (1967)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.
Votes: 138,968 | Gross: $141.84M
23. Yellow Submarine (1968)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
24. Nagagutsu o haita neko (1969)
80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
While being on the run for saving a mouse, the famous Puss in Boots, Pero, helps a young peasant boy win the heart of a lovely princess, while trying to rescue her from an evil wizard.
26. The Point (1971 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio, who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.
31. Journey Back to Oz (1972)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the ... See full summary »
33. The Magic Pony (1977)
G | 63 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Ivan and his three brothers are sent to protect the fields again so mysterious culprit responsible for destroying the wheat crop. Lo and behold that culprit is a magic pony who leads them ... See full summary »
35. La flûte à six schtroumpfs (1976)
G | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A villain named McCreep steals the Smurfs' magic flute, an instrument that makes people dance wildly, and uses it to rob them. The Smurf King sends out Peewit to track down the thief and retrieve the flute.
Votes: 999 | Gross: $11.23M
36. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.
37. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)
73 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every ... See full summary »
38. The Talking Parcel (1978 TV Movie)
Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Animation, Family
The Talking Parcel
(This review refers to the animated cartoon, which differs from the original book by Gerald Durrell. The voice actors are credited)
A wrapped parcel is seen floating on the... See full synopsis »
39. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)
51 min | Animation, Drama, Family
This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »
40. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)
102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Charlie Brown and his friends travel to Europe as exchange students.
Votes: 2,274 | Gross: $2.01M
46. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.
Votes: 30,586 | Gross: $10.14M
47. Les maîtres du temps (1982)
78 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »
48. Hadashi no Gen (1983)
83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.
50. Samson og Sally (1984)
59 min | Animation, Family, Romance
Samson is a young whale that doesn't have friends. He spends his time listening to his mother's stories about the legendary whale Moby Dick. Samson becomes fascinated about it and decides to go on a journey to find Moby Dick.
51. The Soldier's Tale (1984)
Not Rated | 51 min | Animation
A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.
55. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.
Votes: 37,439 | Gross: $38.60M
56. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A group of dated appliances embarks on a journey to the city to find its master after being abandoned in its cabin in the woods.
60. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
61. The Little Mermaid (1989)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Votes: 193,715 | Gross: $111.54M
62. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.
Votes: 31,079 | Gross: $27.93M
63. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Votes: 294,560 | Gross: $217.35M
64. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
Votes: 250,405 | Gross: $75.08M
65. The Lion King (1994)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.
Votes: 747,529 | Gross: $312.90M
67. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.
Votes: 53,393 | Gross: $28.93M
68. Anastasia (1997)
G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.
Votes: 96,885 | Gross: $58.41M
69. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
Votes: 100,725 | Gross: $101.22M
70. Toy Story 2 (1999)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.
Votes: 430,408 | Gross: $245.85M
71. Chicken Run (2000)
G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.
Votes: 153,860 | Gross: $106.83M
72. Shrek (2001)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Votes: 518,335 | Gross: $267.67M
73. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Votes: 494,405 | Gross: $10.06M
74. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Votes: 793,626 | Gross: $380.84M
75. The Incredibles (2004)
PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Votes: 534,718 | Gross: $261.44M
76. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
G | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
Votes: 107,953 | Gross: $56.11M
77. Happy Feet (2006)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!
Votes: 147,627 | Gross: $198.00M
79. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 824,327 | Gross: $223.81M
80. Rango (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
Votes: 202,576 | Gross: $123.48M
My Predication is it will win Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy Awards
81. Brave (2012)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Votes: 310,245 | Gross: $237.28M
82. Monsters University (2013)
G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Votes: 266,893 | Gross: $268.49M
My Predication is it will be one of the best animated films of 2013
83. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Votes: 83,853 | Gross: $123.09M
My Predication is it will win Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards
84. Of Stars and Men (1962)
53 min | Documentary, Animation
A unique documentary that uses animation and narration set to a classical music soundtrack to convey what science teaches us about matter, energy, space, time, and life and using this knowledge to ponder man's place in the universe.
86. Little Prince and the Eight Headed Dragon (1963)
83 min | Animation, Family, Adventure
Prince Susano's mother dies; when his father tells him she has gone to another place, he sets off in search of her. He builds a boat and goes to see, first, his brother, in his crystal ... See full summary »
87. Mary Poppins (1964)
G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 122,501 | Gross: $102.27M
88. Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964)
G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
As the movie opens, Spring has arrived in Jellystone Park. Just as fast as tourists arrive, Yogi is up to his usual act of stealing their picnic baskets and any other food he encounters. ... See full summary »
Votes: 703 | Gross: $2.44M
91. The Daydreamer (1966)
Unrated | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."
92. Mad Monster Party? (1967)
Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »
93. Horus: Prince of the Sun (1968)
Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A boy with a mythical sword wants to protect a Norse village from an evil ice wizard and his minions, who destroyed his family's village. However, the villagers don't fully trust him and a mysterious girl with a dark secret befriends him.
95. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
G | 90 min | Family, Adventure, Animation
Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.
96. The AristoCats (1970)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
Votes: 74,898 | Gross: $55.68M
99. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain.
Votes: 28,802 | Gross: $18.53M