Top 100 Kids Animated Movies

by avo-higgs | created - 17 Feb 2013 | updated - 31 Jan 2014 | Public

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1. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 433,525 | Gross: $218.97M

2. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 274,065 | Gross: $120.62M

3. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Eric Larson, Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 143,949 | Gross: $51.60M

4. 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: 1,003,180 | Gross: $422.78M

5. Pocahontas (I) (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth century Virginia.

Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Joe Baker

Votes: 180,246 | Gross: $141.60M

6. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.

Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton

Votes: 193,979 | Gross: $89.30M

7. Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A farm cat moves to Paris in search of the high life while her wannabe lover from back home tries to reunite.

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees

Votes: 1,801

8. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

65 Metascore

A little fox named Tod, and Copper, a hound puppy, vow to be best buddies forever. But as Copper grows into a hunting dog, their unlikely friendship faces the ultimate test.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Art Stevens, David Hand, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson

Votes: 90,005 | Gross: $63.46M

9. Tarzan (1999)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

79 Metascore

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close

Votes: 216,648 | Gross: $171.09M

10. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 251,382 | Gross: $111.54M

11. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

75 Metascore

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.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 705,944 | Gross: $217.58M

12. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

61 Metascore

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 119,265 | Gross: $58.41M

13. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998 Video)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Rob LaDuca | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell, Andy Dick, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 64,945

14. The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King (1994) from their own perspective.

Director: Bradley Raymond | Stars: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 39,915

15. The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

Directors: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith, Bill Speers | Stars: Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 18,955

16. 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: 100,288 | Gross: $37.68M

17. Oliver & Company (1988)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

Director: George Scribner | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 47,078 | Gross: $74.15M

18. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

67 Metascore

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Director: Bill Kroyer | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams, Tim Curry

Votes: 29,457 | Gross: $24.65M

19. Ice Age (2002)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat, known as Scrat.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 465,127 | Gross: $176.39M

20. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott

Votes: 269,212 | Gross: $195.33M

21. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Michael Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Eunice Cho

Votes: 236,471 | Gross: $196.57M

22. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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, Michael Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 202,117 | Gross: $161.32M

23. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

52 Metascore

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook | Stars: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet

Votes: 72,772 | Gross: $73.28M

24. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A group of dated appliances embark on a journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in a cabin in the woods.

Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 25,156

25. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 184,190 | Gross: $23.16M

26. The Road to El Dorado (2000)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul, Jeffrey Katzenberg | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante

Votes: 91,948 | Gross: $50.86M

27. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 392,984 | Gross: $217.35M

28. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 51,859 | Gross: $47.48M

29. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance. But as soon as they arrive, they find it is haunted by ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Sommer, Carl Urbano, Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Sorrell Booke, William Callaway

Votes: 4,110

30. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

While working as gym teachers at an all-girls finishing school, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Scrappy-Doo get tangled up in a monstrous mystery.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Ray Patterson | Stars: Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Hamilton Camp, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 4,969

31. Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and his girlfriend to help him win the contest.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Hamilton Camp, Jim Cummings

Votes: 4,298

32. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)

TV-G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker

Votes: 14,047

33. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999 Video)

Unrated | 66 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 7,307

34. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 Video)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Grey Griffin

Votes: 7,473

35. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

90 Metascore

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.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 1,000,155 | Gross: $380.84M

36. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

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.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 431,354 | Gross: $200.82M

37. 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: 122,706 | Gross: $32.06M

38. 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, Jack Cutting | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 130,685 | Gross: $93.60M

39. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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: 138,351 | Gross: $102.80M

40. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 944,686 | Gross: $191.80M

41. Toy Story 2 (1999)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 557,122 | Gross: $245.85M

42. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 799,324 | Gross: $415.00M

43. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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: 192,436 | Gross: $184.93M

44. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Daryl Gilley, Candy Devine

Votes: 40,384 | Gross: $27.10M

45. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

Votes: 135,910 | Gross: $104.40M

46. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3