Animated Movies You MUST Watch :-)

A list of favorite animated films.
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1.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
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In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ Easily my favorite Pixar/Disney feature! hands down. (until the prequel -- Monsters University -- comes out that is...?) ;-) ” - nelsonic
 
2.
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
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When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada. (81 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ WARNING: This is NOT a Family Friendly Film! the word "Uncut" in the title should be "Uncensored"! Trey Parker and Matt Stone made a Point of making this one of the rudest movies ever! If you are easily offended stay clear of it. But if you understand satire and the fact that they are poking fun at "naughty" language, this is simply the best animated film! (after monster's ink...) "Blame Canada...! ;-) ” - nelsonic
 
3.
The Lion King (1994)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (89 mins.)
“ Can you feel the love tonight...?! :-)
Instant Disney Classic! Absolute genius film that is impossible to fault.
Superb Soundtrack. Aimed at kids but plenty to keep parents entertained. (sign of a great disney film!)
If you haven't seen this yet, watch it *Now*! :-D ” - nelsonic
 
4.
A Bug's Life (1998)
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A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. (95 mins.)
“ Great film with a "can do" message/morale. Highly recommended to spark *get outside and play* imagination in kids who are otherwise bombarded with indoor-based marketing messages. ” - nelsonic
 
5.
The Jungle Book (1967)
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Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. (78 mins.)
“ Jungle Book is my ultimate "Happy Place" movie. I can't be sad when I think about it. Songs are contagious. Disney's Heyday. ” - nelsonic
 
6.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. (139 mins.)
“ While not strictly an animated feature, Mary Poppins did win an Oscar for mixing human actors and animation using chroma key (blue/green screen) so it counts! :-)
Absolutely Love this film. ( can even tollerate/overlook Dick Van Dyke's atrocious "Cockney" accent! )
It pretty much is my guiding principal in life!

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058331/quotes ” - nelsonic
 
7.
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ The Original (and Best?) Pixar (full length feature). Superb heartwarming story. Love *all* the characters and genius story/plot. Especially awesome if we consider it was produced (rendered!) in 1995! ” - nelsonic
 
8.
Shrek (2001)
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After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
“ Dreamworks knocked it out the park on Shrek! I love the characters and story. Hilarity pitched at every level. ;-) ” - nelsonic
 
9.
Up (2009)
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Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
“ Few films make me cry. But the opening scene in UP is impossible to not draw emotion. :-(
This film is about realizing dreams and it delivers magnificently! :-)
Essential Viewing for everyone! ” - nelsonic
 
10.
Ratatouille (2007)
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A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
“ Everyone Can Cook! :-)
Words cannot describe how fantastic this story is. ” - nelsonic
 
11.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
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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. (92 mins.)
“ A great sequel to a film that felt complete. New characters are great. Plot superb. loved it. ” - nelsonic
 
12.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ Fantastic Finale in the Trilogy. Noticeably more ambitious/polished graphics, characters and ideas. Good story. Recommended. ” - nelsonic
 
13.
Aladdin (1992)
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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. (90 mins.)
“ Awesomeness from Disney. Superb rags-to-riches story. Lovable well-developed and multi-dimensional characters. Addictive songs. Superb. ” - nelsonic
 
14.
Finding Nemo (2003)
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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. (100 mins.)
“ Awesome Aquatic Adventure! ” - nelsonic
 
15.
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Steve Box, Nick Park
 
16.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
“ A lesson in not judging a book by its cover. Superb heartwarming story. Watch it! ” - nelsonic
 
17.
Team America: World Police (2004)
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Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ WARNING: This is not for kids! (or adults who don't *get* satirical humor) This was released the year after America invaded Iraq (without UN approval/mandate) on the basis that Sadam Hussain had "Weapons of Mass Destruction" ... Tries to show how (sometimes) war can do more dammage than good as "Team America" destroys everything in their path (including innocent bystanders) in their pursuit of Terrorists. As usual with Trey Parker and Matt Stone there is an obscene number of rude words and ideas! But if you can get past that you will laugh yourself to tears! ” - nelsonic
 
18.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
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A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Rich Moore
“ A fantastic family flick! Imaginative, funny and heartwarming. My only gripe was the excessive candy (product placement?) images in "Sugar Rush" which is where most of film unfolds ... I get it that's its central to the plot. its just Too Much *Sugar*! and susceptible/impressionable kids will invariably want candy after watching this film! Other than that, awesome! :-) ” - nelsonic
 
19.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
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An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ A Fantastically Fresh Film Adaptation of Roald Dahl's Superb Book! Love that they didn't waste too much time on fancy graphics and chose to focus their effort on story telling. Bold move. Paid off. ” - nelsonic
 
20.
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
21.
The Incredibles (2004)
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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ Great action-packed film but quite formulaic. Still, fun for everyone. ” - nelsonic
 
22.
Cars (2006)
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A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. (117 mins.)
“ *Another* Pixar flick *designed* from the ground up to sell *merchandise*. I still enjoyed the film. Can't fault it. ” - nelsonic
 
23.
Robin Hood (1973)
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The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals. (83 mins.)
“ Superb Disney interpretation of this classic Nottingham tale. ” - nelsonic
 
24.
WALL·E (2008)
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In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Loved this. The visuals are superb. and they deliberately minimised dialogue (translation costs?) by making the robot communicate through action. Not everyone's taste, but I loved it! :-) ” - nelsonic
 
25.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
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When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Ramsey
“ Imaginative twist on familiar characters. ” - nelsonic
 
26.
The Wrong Trousers (1993 Short Film)
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
27.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
“ Under the Sea! :-) ” - nelsonic
 
28.
Brave (2012)
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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. (93 mins.)
“ Probably the least imaginative Pixar movie. But still very watchable. ” - nelsonic