Animated films have captivated kids and adults for generations. They have become cultural touchstones and big business; some of the top-grossing films of all time are animated.
Some of these motion pictures are even regarded as national treasures: The Library of Congress has a National Film Registry of culturally, historically and aesthetically significant films that includes such animated classics as “Bambi,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Dumbo,” “Fantasia,” “The Lion King,” “Pinocchio,” “Snow White” and “Toy Story.”
24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of the 100 best animated films of all time. We created an index based on audience ratings from the internet movie database IMDb and critic and audience ratings from the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. The films’ release dates range from 1937 to today, although our list is dominated by releases from the 2000s, which have benefited from the steady advances in computer animation.