Best Animated Features that the Academy Awards should have chosen for the events that had three nominations and if they had a final round for the contenders for Best Animated Filmby adog1990 | created - 09 Jan 2012 | updated - 28 Jan 2012 | Public
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1. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.
Votes: 76,446 | Gross: $32.13M
2. Waking Life (2001)
R | 99 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.
Votes: 54,773 | Gross: $2.89M
3. Osmosis Jones (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.
Votes: 28,145 | Gross: $13.60M
5. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....
Votes: 12,983 | Gross: $40.11M
6. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
PG | 73 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The movie shows the origin of the Powerpuff Girls before the cartoon series. It explains why they were born and why they dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil.
Votes: 8,416 | Gross: $11.41M
8. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.
Votes: 23,841 | Gross: $0.13M
9. Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Piglet comes up missing his Hundred Acre Wood friends use Piglet's own Book of Memories to find him, discovering along the way just how big a role he's played in their lives.
Votes: 5,511 | Gross: $23.10M
10. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.
Votes: 32,089 | Gross: $1.04M
11. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.
Votes: 66,689 | Gross: $85.42M
12. The Polar Express (2004)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Votes: 142,987 | Gross: $183.37M
13. Robots (2005)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.
Votes: 115,714 | Gross: $128.20M
14. Suchîmubôi (2004)
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.
Votes: 14,984 | Gross: $0.41M
15. Chicken Little (2005)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.
Votes: 73,319 | Gross: $135.39M
16. Flushed Away (2006)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.
Votes: 96,139 | Gross: $64.67M
17. Paprika (2006)
R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
Votes: 55,445 | Gross: $0.88M
18. Curious George (2006)
G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.
Votes: 13,831 | Gross: $58.64M
19. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.
Votes: 75,799 | Gross: $97.82M
20. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.
Votes: 279,750 | Gross: $183.14M
21. Bee Movie (2007)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
Votes: 119,859 | Gross: $126.63M
22. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
Votes: 116,280 | Gross: $154.53M
23. Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Not Rated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.
24. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Votes: 50,384 | Gross: $2.28M
25. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
26. Ponyo (2008)
G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Votes: 99,606 | Gross: $15.09M
27. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
Votes: 173,718 | Gross: $124.87M
28. My Dog Tulip (2009)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama
The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Votes: 1,411 | Gross: $0.25M
29. Tangled (2010)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Votes: 339,604 | Gross: $200.82M
30. Despicable Me (2010)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
Votes: 436,976 | Gross: $251.51M
31. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Votes: 193,926 | Gross: $77.59M
32. Rio (2011)
G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.
Votes: 182,082 | Gross: $143.62M
33. Arthur Christmas (2011)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
Votes: 42,205 | Gross: $46.46M
34. Frankenweenie (2012)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Votes: 84,109 | Gross: $35.29M
35. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 310,207 | Gross: $189.42M
36. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 82,371 | Gross: $56.00M