Best Animated Productions

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Best Animated Productions

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1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.9
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A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton

Votes: 115,332 | Gross: $100.14M

2. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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59 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: 95,624 | Gross: $58.41M

3. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 90,459

4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2015)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 33,401

5. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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The events and battles of the Galactic Republic's last major war are recounted.

Stars: Mat Lucas, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 18,380

6. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings

Votes: 63,505

7. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

Votes: 19,754

8. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Robbie Daymond, Susan Roman, Jill Frappier, Katie Griffin

Votes: 9,890

9. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 11,540

10. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 34,659

11. The AristoCats (1970)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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65 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: 73,678 | Gross: $55.68M

12. The Pagemaster (1994)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell, Alexis Kirschner

Votes: 17,565 | Gross: $13.67M

(Partially animated.)

13. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain.

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

Votes: 28,411 | Gross: $18.53M

(Partially animated.)

14. The Water Babies (1978)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.1
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This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 1,027

(Partially animated.)

15. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 19,161 | Gross: $40.10M

(Partially animated.)

16. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

Votes: 53,017 | Gross: $28.93M

(Partially animated.)

17. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 155,085 | Gross: $156.45M

(Partially animated.)

18. The Last Unicorn (1982)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin

Votes: 20,725 | Gross: $6.46M

19. The Black Cauldron (1985)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich | Stars: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 24,703 | Gross: $21.29M

20. The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)

G | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Vincent Price, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Beals, Bobbi Page

Votes: 2,812 | Gross: $0.67M

21. Jack Frost (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch

Votes: 2,160

22. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 8,770

23. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 11,210

24. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
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When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella closes her bridge of to the public and threaten to put Santa out of business for good ... See full summary »

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr. | Stars: John Goodman, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, Eric Pospisil

Votes: 1,914 | Gross: $0.11M

25. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 25,764

26. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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62 Metascore

The Rugrats travel to Paris, France, where Chuckie hopes to find a new mother and keep his father from marrying an evil business woman.

Directors: Stig Bergqvist, Paul Demeyer | Stars: Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase, Tara Strong

Votes: 9,081 | Gross: $76.51M

27. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 17,735

28. Doug (1991–1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 14,861

29. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, are WB Studio creations who were just too "zany" to be of any ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 17,685

30. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 24,287

31. Jackie Chan Adventures (2000–2005)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Jackie Chan and his extended family must fight a criminal organization for magic talismans that could release an evil spirit.

Stars: Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan, Sab Shimono

Votes: 15,429

32. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince

Votes: 17,278

33. MegaMan: NT Warrior (2001–2004)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Family

7.1
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Lan Hikari and his virtual buddy Megaman travel around Den Tech City stopping the evil forces of World Three.

Stars: Brad Swaile, Lee Tockar, Brittney Wilson, Michael Coleman

Votes: 384

34. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

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

Votes: 290,766 | Gross: $217.35M

35. Aladdin (1994–1995)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.

Stars: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Dan Castellaneta, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 5,746

36. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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74 Metascore

The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Josh Keaton

Votes: 162,117 | Gross: $99.05M

37. Hercules (1998–1999)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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This spin-off to Disney's Hercules follows Herc's many labors during the years he spent training how to be a hero under the tutelage of satyr Philoctetes. Olympian Gods and Goddesses as well as Hades and Pegasus often visit him.

Stars: Tate Donovan, French Stewart, Sandra Bernhard, James Woods

Votes: 8,426

38. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 24,017

39. Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh, Katie Leigh

Votes: 11,496