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Top 25 best animation movies of all time

Want to know what the best Animation movies of all time are according to the Magnificent Movies community? Check out this Top 25, ranked by the ones who know best.

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  1. The Lion King (1994)

    The Lion King

    A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

    Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
  2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.

    Directed by David Hand
  3. WALL·E (2008)

    WALL·E

    WALL•E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL•E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

    Directed by Andrew Stanton
  4. Frozen (2013)

    Frozen

    Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

    Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010)

    Toy Story 3

    Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

    Directed by Lee Unkrich
  6. Toy Story (1995)

    Toy Story

    Woody the cowboy is young Andy’s favorite toy. Yet this changes when Andy get the new super toy Buzz Lightyear for his birthday. Now that Woody is no longer number one he plans his revenge on Buzz. Toy Story is a milestone in film history for being the first feature film to use entirely computer animation.

    Directed by John Lasseter
  7. Up (2009)

    Up

    After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain.

    Directed by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
  8. Pinocchio (1940)

    Pinocchio

    Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket. From Stromboli's circus to Pleasure Island, Pinocchio is tested by many temptations, but slowly learns how to navigate right from wrong. With a few mishaps along the way, Geppetto's "little woodenhead" finally gets it right, proving that when you wish upon a star dreams really can come true!

    Directed by Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen
  9. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

    Beauty and the Beast

    Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

    Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
  10. Finding Nemo (2003)

    Finding Nemo

    A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly but forgetful fish named Dory, the overly cautious Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son.

    Directed by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
  11. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

    Monsters, Inc.

    James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

    Directed by Lee Unkrich, David Silverman, Pete Docter
  12. Ratatouille (2007)

    Ratatouille

    In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling. Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down.

    Directed by Brad Bird
  13. Aladdin (1992)

    Aladdin

    Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace and she sneaks out into the marketplace in disguise where she meets street-urchin Aladdin and the two fall in love, although she may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin and becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.

    Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
  14. The Incredibles (2004)

    The Incredibles

    Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.

    Directed by Brad Bird
  15. Toy Story 2 (1999)

    Toy Story 2

    During a garage sale Andy’s mother sells some of Andy’s old things including his favorite toy Woody to a collector. Buzz Lightyear and the other toys begin a reckless mission to save their friend. The sequel to the revolutionary computer animated feature film Toy Story.

    Directed by John Lasseter
  16. Shrek (2001)

    Shrek

    It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.

    Directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
  17. Ponyo (2008)

    Ponyo

    The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human.

    Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
  18. 101 Dalmatians (1961)

    101 Dalmatians

    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.

    Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
  19. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

    Lady and the Tramp

    Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while.

    Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
  20. The Little Mermaid (1989)

    The Little Mermaid

    This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

    Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
  21. Bambi (1942)

    Bambi

    The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety.

    Directed by David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
  22. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

    The Adventures of Tintin

    Intrepid young reporter Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock, and bumbling detectives Thompson & Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies as Tintin endeavors to find The Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.

    Directed by Steven Spielberg
  23. Despicable Me (2010)

    Despicable Me

    In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) to prove to his Mum that he is better than the other super-villains, especially the new kid on the block, Vector. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze guns and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential dad.

    Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
  24. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Kung Fu Panda

    When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- to give it a try.

    Directed by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
  25. Watership Down (1978)

    Watership Down

    When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.

    Directed by Martin Rosen

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