Special Report

The Worst Animated Movies of All Time

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20. Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
> Starring: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge
> Domestic box office: $67.8 millions

“Collision Course” is the fifth installment in a once-popular movie franchise that saw its peak returns after the third film. With a reliance on potty humor and a boring plot, this movie left critics hoping that the Ice Age may finally be coming to an end.

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19. Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
> Starring: Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Kelly Asbury
> Domestic box office: $43.5 millions

This film about missing garden gnomes is a sequel to the 2011 film “Gnomeo and Juliet.” Despite vivid animation and a worthy voice cast, the film nevertheless failed to impress due to a convoluted storyline, tiring self-references, and a general lack of inspiration.

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18. The Nut Job (2014)
> Starring: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl
> Domestic box office: $72.0 millions

Following the trials of a selfish squirrel who destroys his town’s food supply, “The Nut Job” fails to infuse its central character with any redeeming qualities, leaving audiences bored with the cheap gags meant to float the film.

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17. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
> Starring: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long
> Domestic box office: $268.2 millions

The second film in the Chipmunks franchise follows the three singing rodents as they navigate high school bullies, crushes, and a Battle of the Bands. The slapstick humor that drives the film might be all children need to stay entertained, but adults may need earplugs to make it through “The Squeakquel.”

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16. G-Force (2009)
> Starring: Will Arnett, Penélope Cruz, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Nighy
> Domestic box office: $145.9 millions

This cyber action movie about secret-agent rodents failed to impress critics, who lambasted the film for its formulaic storyline, dependence on poop jokes, and generic, uninspired plot.