Special Report

The Worst Animated Movies of All Time

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25. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
> Starring: Matt Lanter, Nika Futterman, Tom Kane, Ashley Eckstein
> Domestic box office: $44.9 millions

It’s admittedly hard for any 21st-century “Star Wars” movie to please fans of the originals these days, and this feature is no exception. The animation received much criticism, specifically for the characters appearing mechanical, with the stiff movements of marionettes.

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24. Valiant (2005)
> Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent
> Domestic box office: $27.8 millions

Although some critics enjoyed “Valiant,” a story about carrier pigeons serving the Allies during WWII, many agreed that the film’s adult humor and war movie clichés would leave children more than a little confused. The voice acting, however, was generally applauded.

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23. Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)
> Starring: Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice, John Leguizamo
> Domestic box office: $40.6 millions

With a combination of CGI dinosaurs and breathtaking live action settings — filmed in New Zealand and Alaska — this film has been praised for its visual brilliance. Its script, however, which is dominated by tired wisecracks and fart jokes, left critics with a bad taste.

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22. Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
> Starring: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Austin Stout
> Domestic box office: $37.3 millions

Produced and co-written by Adam Sandler, this holiday redemption flick has a 12% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics bashed the film for its crude potty humor, blatant product placement, and dearth of kid-friendliness.

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21. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
> Starring: Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney
> Domestic box office: $93.3 millions

The fourth and final installment in the Chipmunks franchise left critics grateful that it’s the last time they’ll have to listen to what Times (UK) critic Kevin Maher called “three enormously punchable helium-voiced rodents.”

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