Special Report

Best Animated Movies of All Time

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25. Isle of Dogs (2018)
> Directed by: Wes Anderson
> Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton
> Runtime: 101 min.

“Isle of Dogs” is filmmaker Wes Anderson’s second animated directorial effort following 2009’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” The movie utilizes highly detailed stop-motion animation, which helped garner it an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. Its star-studded cast features Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, and Tilda Swinton.

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24. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
> Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
> Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy
> Runtime: 74 min.

“The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” is a collection of three animated shorts by Disney, including the Academy Award-winning “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.” The movie has a 100% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, who praise its adherence to A.A. Milne’s original stories.

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23. Aladdin (1992)
> Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
> Starring: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin
> Runtime: 90 min.

“Aladdin” was the top grossing film in 1992. It’s notable for its music — which won it two Oscars — as well as its memorable characters, including Genie, played by Robin Williams. A live action remake of the movie was released in 2019.

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22. Ratatouille (2007)
> Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
> Starring: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt
> Runtime: 111 min.

Pixar again demonstrated its talent for producing dazzling animation with 2007’s “Ratatouille.” The movie, about a rat named Remy with culinary aspirations, is well written and witty. It took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

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21. The Iron Giant (1999)
> Directed by: Brad Bird
> Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston
> Runtime: 86 min.

“The Iron Giant” is the directorial feature debut from Brad Bird, who would go on to direct both the Incredibles movies and “Ratatouille.” The movie — about a giant metal robot that befriends a boy in 1950s Maine — is described by critics as tender, exciting, and beautiful.