Decades in Animation

by Dibyayan_Chakravorty | created - 24 Mar 2018 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Which of these decades do you think was the best for the animated movies?

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords

IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »


Release year or range to »

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Approved | 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: 182,470 | Gross: $184.93M

The 1930s

Gulliver's Travels (1939)

The Story of the Fox (1930)

The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

Hollywood Party (1934)

King of Jazz (1930)


2. 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: 131,965 | Gross: $102.80M

The 1940s

Pinocchio (1940)

Fantasia (1940)

Dumbo (1941)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

The Three Caballeros (1944)


3. 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: 146,574 | Gross: $85.00M

The 1950s

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Peter Pan (1953)

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Animal Farm (1954)


4. 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: 167,214 | Gross: $141.84M

The 1960s

101 Dalmatians (1961)

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Yellow Submarine (1968)

Asterix & Cleopatra (1968)

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)


5. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

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

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, David Hand | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 116,400 | Gross: $32.06M

The 1970s

The Aristocats (1970)

The Rescuers (1977)

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Watership Down (1978)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)


6. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

94 Metascore

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 237,576

The 1980s

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Akira (1988)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Castle in the Sky (1986)


7. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

88 Metascore

Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 948,249 | Gross: $422.78M

The 1990s

Toy Story (1995)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Aladdin (1992)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


8. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

96 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 657,409 | Gross: $10.06M

The 2000s

WALL·E (2008)

Finding Nemo (2003)

Up (2009)

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Ratatouille (2007)


9. Coco (I) (2017)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

81 Metascore

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina | Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 390,845 | Gross: $209.73M

The 2010s

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Inside Out (2015)

Frozen (2013)

Zootopia (2016)

Big Hero 6 (2014)


Recently Viewed