The Worst Animated Films of All Time

by adog1990 | created - 30 May 2013 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

A list that Animation Historians like Howard Lowery, Amid Amidi, Greg Ford, Jerry Beck and John Culhane should look at. The films on here are mostly made for theaters or were originally made for theaters. So direct to DVD or DisneyToon animated films are off this list

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1. Foodfight! (2012)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.

Director: Lawrence Kasanoff | Stars: Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria

Votes: 8,580

2. The Legend of the Titanic (1999)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A grandfather mouse tells his grandchildren the "real" story of the Titanic disaster, including himself, evil sharks, a giant octopus, and an evil whaling scheme.

Directors: Orlando Corradi, Kim J. Ok | Stars: Gregory Snegoff, Francis Pardeilhan, Jane Alexander, Anna Mazzotti

Votes: 3,252

3. Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In another dimension, the villainous scientist Duke of Zill, with the help of his mechanical, geometric army, takes over the Land of Oriana, prompting Felix the Cat to save its princess and restore order once again.

Director: Tibor Hernádi | Stars: Chris Phillips, Marbry Steward, Peter Newman, Alice Playten

Votes: 1,273

4. The Magic Voyage (1992)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Christopher Columbus decides to go on a journey to prove that the Earth is not flat. His companion is a smart wood worm who's on a quest of his own: to save a beautiful fairy princess from the evil lord Swarm and his insect army.

Director: Michael Schoemann | Stars: Corey Feldman, Irene Cara, Dom DeLuise, Dan Haggerty

Votes: 746

5. The Emoji Movie (2017)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

12 Metascore

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

Director: Tony Leondis | Stars: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 49,230 | Gross: $86.09M

6. Norm of the North (2016)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

21 Metascore

When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.

Director: Trevor Wall | Stars: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Bill Nighy

Votes: 8,038 | Gross: $17.02M

7. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

25 Metascore

Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

Directors: Will Finn, Daniel St. Pierre | Stars: Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi

Votes: 5,372 | Gross: $8.46M

8. The King and I (1999)

G | 87 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

29 Metascore

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll, Ian Richardson

Votes: 3,494 | Gross: $11.96M

9. Doogal (2006)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

23 Metascore

This is the story of Doogal, an adorable candy-loving mutt who goes on a mission to save the world. Doogal must prevent the evil sorcerer Zeebad from freezing the Earth forever with the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, Frank Passingham | Stars: Jon Stewart, Judi Dench, Daniel Tay, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 4,359 | Gross: $7.38M

10. In Search of the Titanic (2004)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A group of friends find themselves inside a bathysphere and awake in Atlantis. With the help of the King of Atlantis, they do their best to recover the Titanic.

Director: Kim J. Ok | Stars: Jane Alexander, Manfredi Aliquo, Rodolfo Bianchi, Fabio Boccanera

Votes: 1,602

11. The Lion of Judah (2011)

PG | 87 min | Animation

Follow the adventures of a bold lamb (Judah) and his stable friends as they try to avoid the sacrificial alter the week preceding the crucifixion of Christ. It is a heart-warming account of... See full summary »

Directors: Deryck Broom, Roger Hawkins | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Anupam Kher, Sandi Patty, Michael Madsen

Votes: 513

12. Free Birds (2013)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler, Amy Poehler

Votes: 21,118 | Gross: $55.75M

13. A Troll in Central Park (1994)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An evil witch banishes a flower loving troll named Stanley, to New York City, where he befriends two young children.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 5,668 | Gross: $0.07M

14. A Fox's Tale (2008)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Little Jack is a young fox living happily with his family in the woods, but everything changes when his father is captured by a circus troupe in order to be part of their show. The rest of ... See full summary »

Directors: György Gát, János Uzsák | Stars: Gábor Csöre, Freddie Highmore, János Gálvölgyi, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 8,320

15. Space Chimps (2008)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.

Director: Kirk DeMicco | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 10,153 | Gross: $30.11M

16. Happily N'Ever After (2006)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

28 Metascore

An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.

Directors: Paul Bolger, Yvette Kaplan, Greg Tiernan, Dino Athanassiou | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Warburton, George Carlin

Votes: 9,627 | Gross: $15.59M

17. Titanic: The Legend Goes On... (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A Cinderella meets her Prince Charming on the ill-fated Titanic. Along for the ride are a rapping dog, other talking animals, and an assortment of wacky humans.

Director: Camillo Teti | Stars: Lisa Russo, Mark Thompson-Ashworth, Gisella Mathews, Silva Belton

Votes: 8,840

18. Alpha and Omega (2010)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.

Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Justin Long, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 12,553 | Gross: $25.08M

19. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

35 Metascore

After the Republic's victory on Christophsis, Anakin and his new apprentice Ahsoka Tano must rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. Political intrigue complicates their mission.

Director: Dave Filoni | Stars: Matt Lanter, Nika Futterman, Tom Kane, Ashley Eckstein

Votes: 50,721 | Gross: $35.16M

20. Planes (2013)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Director: Klay Hall | Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett

Votes: 40,172 | Gross: $90.29M

21. Fly Me to the Moon 3D (2008)

G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

36 Metascore

Three young houseflies stow away aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon.

Directors: Ben Stassen, Mimi Maynard | Stars: Trevor Gagnon, Philip Bolden, David Gore, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 4,008 | Gross: $14.53M

22. Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss (2006)

G | 76 min | Animation, Family, Romance

Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss is a fully animated feature fantasy about two star crossed seals from warring families that fall in love against their parents' wishes. When Juliet's ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nibbelink | Stars: Daniel Trippett, Tricia Trippett, Chip Albers, Michael Toland

Votes: 300 | Gross: $0.46M

23. Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

23 Metascore

Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.

Director: Seth Kearsley | Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Austin Stout

Votes: 20,434 | Gross: $23.44M

24. The Nut Job (I) (2014)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

Director: Peter Lepeniotis | Stars: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 24,825 | Gross: $64.25M

25. Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

35 Metascore

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Director: Cal Brunker | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry

Votes: 23,467 | Gross: $57.01M

26. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

20 Metascore

Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

Director: Mike Disa | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack

Votes: 11,391 | Gross: $10.14M

27. Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

37 Metascore

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

Directors: Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale | Stars: Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice, John Leguizamo

Votes: 10,169 | Gross: $36.08M

28. The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

27 Metascore

It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.

Directors: Terry L. Noss, Richard Rich | Stars: Jason Alexander, Mary Steenburgen, Reese Witherspoon, Seth Green

Votes: 896 | Gross: $0.15M

29. The Ten Commandments (2007)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Family

25 Metascore

In this animated adaptation of the Bible story Moses hears the voice of God from a burning bush, which inspires him to confront Egypt's pharaoh and demand freedom for the Israelite slaves. ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Boyce, John Stronach | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Elliott Gould, Alfred Molina

Votes: 2,207 | Gross: $0.95M

30. Planet 51 (2009)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him.

Directors: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martínez | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Justin Long

Votes: 47,744 | Gross: $42.09M

31. The Hero of Color City (2014)

G | 77 min | Animation, Family

33 Metascore

A diverse band of crayons strive to protect not only their magical multihued homeland but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster.

Director: Frank Gladstone | Stars: Owen Wilson, Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez, Wayne Brady

Votes: 435 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Strange Magic (2015)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

25 Metascore

Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

Director: Gary Rydstrom | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 9,383 | Gross: $12.43M

33. Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

34 Metascore

When Scrat's acorn sends an asteroid to Earth, the Herd must find a way to stop the asteroid from hitting Earth with the help of a returning friend.

Directors: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge

Votes: 49,880 | Gross: $64.06M

34. The Wild Life (2016)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen, Mimi Maynard | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden

Votes: 5,131 | Gross: $7.97M

35. Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

Director: John Stevenson | Stars: Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Kelly Asbury

Votes: 8,378 | Gross: $43.24M

36. Spark: A Space Tail (2016)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

22 Metascore

Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana, a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: Jace Norman, Jessica Biel, Patrick Stewart, Hilary Swank

Votes: 888 | Gross: $0.19M

37. Ratchet & Clank (2016)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

29 Metascore

When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

Directors: Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland | Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 9,126 | Gross: $8.55M

38. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

Following the events of the first movie, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's Mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

Director: Cal Brunker | Stars: Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan

Votes: 4,959 | Gross: $28.37M

39. Sir Billi (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A retired veterinarian living in a remote Scottish village encounters a goat who thinks he's a dog, an Admiral who's afraid of the water, and a beaver who was raised by rabbits.

Director: Sascha Hartmann | Stars: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Alana Gray, Valentina Hartmann

Votes: 456

40. Playmobil: The Movie (2019)

99 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

25 Metascore

Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys.

Director: Lino DiSalvo | Stars: Dino Andrade, Gabriel Bateman, Ian James Corlett, Lino DiSalvo

Votes: 373



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