Best Animated Feature (Shorts Included)

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1. Mickey's Orphans (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

At Christmastime, Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Pluto are beset by an enormous litter of bratty orphan cats.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 596

2. Flowers and Trees (1932)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Esther Campbell, Marion Darlington

Votes: 1,963

3. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 4,512 | Gross: $0.25M

4. The Rasslin' Match (1934)

11 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

In this "Amos and Andy" short, Kingfish talks Andy into getting into professional wrestling, and sets him up in a match with a real bruiser. Things don't go well.

Director: Vernon Stallings | Stars: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden

Votes: 34

5. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A Walt Disney Silly Symphony telling of the classic fable about a foot race between speedy Max Hare, aka The Blue Streak, and and Slow But Sure Toby Tortoise.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Eddie Holden, Ned Norton

Votes: 2,040

6. The Country Cousin (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Morty Citymouse invites his cousin Abner Countrymouse for a visit and shows him the ways of the big city, including traps, eating quietly, and busy traffic.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 1,274

7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 168,047 | Gross: $184.93M

8. Brave Little Tailor (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When a giant threatens the land, the city folk mistake Mickey's boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real.

Director: Bill Roberts | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden

Votes: 2,300

9. Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig, Cal Howard

Votes: 3,544 | Gross: $7.13M

10. Pinocchio (1940)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

99 Metascore

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 119,505 | Gross: $84.25M

11. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

96 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 110,769 | Gross: $1.60M

12. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

91 Metascore

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright, Arthur Davis, Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 121,135 | Gross: $102.80M

13. Victory Through Air Power (1943)

70 min | Documentary, Animation, History

An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, H.C. Potter | Stars: Alexander de Seversky, Art Baker, Billy Mitchell

Votes: 773 | Gross: $0.80M

14. The Three Caballeros (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

85 Metascore

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).

Directors: Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Harold Young | Stars: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 10,803

15. Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945)

TV-PG | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

This animated film--Japan's first--was a propaganda piece made to show the Japanese public how the Japanese military had achieved such decisive victories in the South Pacific. It tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuyo Seo

Votes: 192

16. Make Mine Music (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

60 Metascore

Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Directors: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 3,271

17. The Hunchedback Horse (1947)

57 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Adventures of Ivan the Fool and humpbacked horse in the world of kind magical creatures and cruel people.

Directors: Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Viktor Gromov, Ivan Ivanov-Vano | Stars: Georgi Chernovolenko, Alik Kachanov, Anatoliy Kubatskiy, Georgiy Millyar

Votes: 729

18. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

69 Metascore

An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 4,159

19. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

74 Metascore

An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 11,133

20. Cinderella (1950)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

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.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 134,610 | Gross: $85.00M

21. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

68 Metascore

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 119,024

22. Water Birds (1952)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Family

A documentary for children that looks at different types of water birds, where they are found,what they eat and the dangers they encounter in there every day life.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 142

23. Peter Pan (1953)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

76 Metascore

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson

Votes: 115,517 | Gross: $87.40M

24. Hansel and Gretel (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.

Director: John Paul | Stars: Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Rogier, Delbert Anderson

Votes: 187

25. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 112,058 | Gross: $93.60M

26. The Twelve Months (1956)

55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers who happened to be the twelve months.

Directors: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Mikhail Botov | Stars: Tatyana Barysheva, Yuliya Yulskaya, Lyudmila Kasatkina, Galina Novozhilova

Votes: 933

27. The Snow Queen (1957)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.

Director: Lev Atamanov | Stars: Vladimir Gribkov, Yanina Zheymo, Anna Komolova, Mariya Babanova

Votes: 1,954

28. Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958)

79 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of a cute little panda, a dragon god and an evil serpent.

Director: Taiji Yabushita | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Mariko Miyagi, Virginia Blackman, Lisa Lu

Votes: 335

29. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

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.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 125,369 | Gross: $51.60M

30. Alakazam the Great (1960)

Not Rated | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, ... See full summary »

Directors: Daisaku Shirakawa, Taiji Yabushita, Osamu Tezuka | Stars: Kiyoshi Komiyama, Noriko Shindô, Hideo Kinoshita, Setsuo Shinoda

Votes: 325

31. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

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.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 141,144 | Gross: $144.88M

32. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,275

33. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews

Votes: 82,182 | Gross: $22.18M

34. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 23,382

35. West and Soda (1965)

86 min | Animation, Comedy, Western

A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Nando Gazzolo, Vittoria Febbi, Carlo Romano, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 430

36. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 41,395

37. The Jungle Book (1967)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

65 Metascore

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman

Votes: 154,129 | Gross: $141.84M

38. Asterix and Cleopatra (1968)

72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar ... See full summary »

Directors: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Micheline Dax, Jacques Balutin

Votes: 10,708

39. Puss in Boots (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.

Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Susumu Ishikawa, Toshiko Fujita, Rumi Sakakibara, Asao Koike

Votes: 710

40. The Aristocats (1970)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 85,053 | Gross: $37.68M

41. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in WWII.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 31,571 | Gross: $18.53M

42. Snoopy Come Home (1972)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Snoopy receives a letter from a girl named Lila, who's in a hospital, he goes on a journey with Woodstock to see her.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey

Votes: 3,870

43. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 106,183 | Gross: $32.06M

44. Dunderklumpen! (1974)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

On an evening in northern Sweden, during one night when the sun only partially sets, the animated character Dunderklumpen comes from the woods to seek some friends to keep him company. In ... See full summary »

Director: Per Åhlin | Stars: Beppe Wolgers, Jens Wolgers, Halvar Björk, Håkan Serner

Votes: 1,525

45. Coonskin (1975)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas

Votes: 2,332

46. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A group of indomitable Gauls are challenged by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar to accomplish twelve impossible tasks.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

Votes: 13,703

47. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Votes: 9,475 | Gross: $9.00M

48. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 31,559

49. Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family