Most Popular Animation Titles Released 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31


1. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, Alex Hirsch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 29,224

2. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 285,159 | Gross: $189.41M

3. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 70,084

4. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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69 Metascore

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.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Votes: 288,187 | Gross: $237.28M

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012– )

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

Stars: Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen, Mae Whitman

Votes: 6,053

6. The Lorax (2012)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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46 Metascore

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda | Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms

Votes: 80,826 | Gross: $213.95M

7. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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47 Metascore

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Votes: 173,385 | Gross: $148.31M

8. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Ramsey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine

Votes: 129,190 | Gross: $103.40M

9. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 76,893 | Gross: $55.99M

10. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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49 Metascore

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 152,248 | Gross: $161.32M

11. Ultimate Spider-Man (2012– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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While being trained by S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man battles evil with a new team of teen colleagues.

Stars: Drake Bell, Ogie Banks, Chi McBride, Logan Miller

Votes: 7,406

12. RWBY (2012– )

13 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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Team RWBY trains to fight crime and monsters known as the Grimm. Together they will protect the world of Remnant.

Stars: Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Miles Luna

Votes: 3,123

13. Brickleberry (2012–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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A group of never-do-well forest rangers are facing the shutdown of their National Park when a new ranger arrives to help transform them and save the park.

Stars: Daniel Tosh, Roger Black, David Herman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 8,146

14. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook, Kanae Itô

Votes: 20,269

15. Doc McStuffins (2012– )

G | 11 min | Animation, Music, Musical

6.9
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Animated series about a 6-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and toys.

Stars: Lara Jill Miller, Kiara Muhammad, Jaden Betts, Lou Esposito

Votes: 1,181

16. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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60 Metascore

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer

Votes: 124,701 | Gross: $216.37M

17. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams

Votes: 39,696

18. Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.2
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71 Metascore

College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 21,467

19. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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74 Metascore

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 77,905 | Gross: $35.29M

20. Dragons: Riders of Berk (2012– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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The further adventures of Hiccup and his friends on the Island of Berk.

Stars: America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel, T.J. Miller, Zack Pearlman

Votes: 6,338

21. High School DxD (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.9
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The story follows Issei Hyodo, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura, Yôko Hikasa

Votes: 3,178

22. Justice League: Doom (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.5
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Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 22,444

23. Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.5
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Special Agent Leon S.Kennedy goes against his superior's orders and works to destroy a series of biological weapons being used in a war zone in Europe.

Directors: Makoto Kamiya, Toyoshi Minamino | Stars: Matthew Mercer, Dave Wittenberg, Wendee Lee, Val Tasso

Votes: 14,780

24. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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The story of the Joestar family, who are possessed with intense psychic strength, and the adventures each member encounters throughout their lives.

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Unshô Ishizuka, Tôru Ohkawa, Matthew Mercer

Votes: 1,323

25. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt | Stars: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman

Votes: 37,805 | Gross: $31.05M

26. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (2012– )

26 min | Animation, Family

7.4
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A new animated continuation to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, where all the original characters are now grown up with their own preschool-aged children.

Stars: Amariah Faulkner, Addison Holley, Jake Beale, Heather Bambrick

Votes: 425

27. Foodfight! (2012)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

1.7
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The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.

Director: Lawrence Kasanoff | Stars: Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria

Votes: 5,147

28. TRON: Uprising (2012– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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In the computer world of the Grid, a young program joins Tron's fight against their world's tyranny.

Stars: Elijah Wood, Tricia Helfer, Bruce Boxleitner, Paul Reubens

Votes: 6,741

29. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.3
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Akane Tsunemori knows how the Sibyl System works choosing to obey it, believing both on humanity and order. Now in the new police she faces everyday criminals. One day she encounters a criminal boss that defies the order structure and her.

Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 8,386

30. Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)

R | 89 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

5.9
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On an asteroid, the Terran Federation's Fort Casey is on top of a bug hive. The Starship Alesia begins to deploy its troops to seize and control the hanger and rescue any survivors. 'Alpha'... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Doran, David Wald

Votes: 8,878

31. Axe Cop (2012– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.4
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The adventures of an axe-wielding police officer dedicated to killing the various bad guys he comes across.

Stars: Nick Offerman, Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally

Votes: 1,414

32. Secret of the Wings (2012)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.

Directors: Roberts Gannaway, Peggy Holmes | Stars: Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 8,410

33. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (2012– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Aladdin, Alibaba, and Morgiana go their separate ways after spending time together in Sindria to develop their own strengths, make new friends and prepare for what is coming.

Stars: Kaori Ishihara, Yuki Kaji, Haruka Tomatsu, Erik Scott Kimerer

Votes: 1,408

34. Ben 10: Omniverse (2012– )

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.8
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The continuing adventures of Ben Tennyson and his new partner, Rook.

Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Bumper Robinson, Eric Bauza, Paul Eiding

Votes: 1,288

35. Snow Queen (2012)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.3
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The Snow Queen created the world of eternal winter where the polar wind cools human souls and clearness of lines obscure emotions. A girl named Gerda, her pet ferret Luta, and Orm the troll must save her brother Kai and the world.

Directors: Vladlen Barbe, Maksim Sveshnikov | Stars: Anna Shurochkina, Ivan Okhlobystin, Galina Tyunina, Dmitriy Nagiev

Votes: 1,299

36. Room on the Broom (2012 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is ... See full summary »

Directors: Jan Lachauer, Max Lang | Stars: Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall

Votes: 2,075

37. Anazâ (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Horror

7.9
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A young man named, Koichi Sakakibara, transfers to a new school where he finds himself drawn into a mystery involving a mysterious girl and a series of gruesome deaths.

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno, Madoka Yonezawa

Votes: 4,603

38. Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (2012– )

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Barbie has various misadventures with her friends and sisters in a doll-sized version of Malibu.

Stars: Kate Higgins, Sean Hankinson, Haviland Stillwell, Paula Rhodes

Votes: 683

39. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)

TV-MA | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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He trusts no one, only his sword.

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka | Stars: Hiroaki Iwanaga, Takahiro Sakurai, Toa Yukinari, Yuki Kaji

Votes: 6,290

40. Tangled Ever After (2012)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.7
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Rapunzel and Flynn Rider have their wedding, but Pascal and Maximus must recover the rings they lose in mid-ceremony.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Alan Dale, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 13,366

41. Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess (2012 TV Movie)

47 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Sofia, is a little girl with a commoner's background until her mom marries the King and suddenly she is royalty. With the help of the three fairies in charge of the Royal Training Academy, ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Mitchell | Stars: Ariel Winter, Jim Cummings, Sara Ramirez, Travis Willingham

Votes: 658

42. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

62 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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90 Metascore

Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.

Votes: 6,978

43. Sir Billi (2012)

76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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A retired veterinarian living in a remote Scottish village encounters a goat who thinks he's a dog, an Admiral who's afraid of the water and a beaver who was raised by rabbits.

Director: Sascha Hartmann | Stars: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Alana Gray, Valentina Hartmann

Votes: 355

44. Littlest Pet Shop (2012– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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A young girl named Blythe Baxter moves to downtown city in an apartment above Littlest Pet Shop. She soon discovers she can understand animals. She goes on some crazy adventures with the pet's.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Sam Vincent, Peter New, Kyle Rideout

Votes: 471

45. The Amazing Bulk (2012 Video)

76 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

1.7
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Hannah, an ambitious young woman and her father's company struggle to develop a super human serum designed to make someone be a huge bonzi buddy monster. He also strives to eat a lot of ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Schoenbrun | Stars: Terence Lording, Shevaun Kastl, Randal Malone, Juliette Angeli

Votes: 1,241

46. Ernest & Celestine (2012)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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86 Metascore

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 12,992 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 26,627

48. Zambezia (2012)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Thornley | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 5,390

49. Napoleon Dynamite (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.4
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Follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho.

Stars: Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino

Votes: 2,411

50. Bravest Warriors (2012– )

5 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Four teenage heroes-for-hire warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions.

Stars: Alexander Walsh, Liliana Mumy, Ian Jones-Quartey, John Omohundro

Votes: 2,440