Special Report

The Best Animated Disney Movies of All Time

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25. Incredibles 2 (2018)
> IMDb rating: 7.6
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 84
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.2 billion
> Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Fourteen years after the first movie, the Incredibles family returned to the big screen for an action-packed sequel. The story picks up right where the last left off and sees the family of superheroes once again having to navigate family life, public opinion, government laws and ever threatening super villainy.

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24. Tangled (2010)
> IMDb rating: 7.7
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 87
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $679.8 million
> Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

“Tangled” is loosely based on German fairy-tale Rapunzel and features a unique and cutting-edge animation style. The film combined CGI and traditional hand-drawn animation and is one of the most expensive animated films ever created. The story follows the protagonist as she attempts to understand and escape from the tower where she has been locked away for as long as she can remember.

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23. The Jungle Book (2016)
> IMDb rating: 7.4
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 86
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.0 billion
> Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

2016’s “The Jungle Book” was an adaptation and combination of the 1967 animated film and original collection of works by Rudyard Kipling. The film combines live action and CGI animation to create the story of Mowgli. Mowgli is an orphaned human boy who becomes friends with talking animals while avoiding the jungle’s most dangerous creatures. The film includes motion capture and voice acting by Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and Lupita Nyong’o.

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22. Fantasia (1940)
> IMDb rating: 7.7
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 83
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $3.6 billion
> Starring: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Corey Burton

By far the oldest movie on this list, Fantasia is a magical ride of color, imagination and music. The film was inspired by the 18th century poem “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Viewers are transported through 8 wild animated segments, each set to classical music performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Fantasia was ahead of its time in 1940 and is still a wild ride today.

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21. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
> IMDb rating: 7.6
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 85
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: No data available
> Starring: Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Mirai Shida, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Originally released in Japanese and created by Studio Ghibli, Disney was responsible for the English dub. Studio Ghibli founder and living legend Hayao Miyazaki co-wrote the screenplay but did not direct the movie. “The Secret World of Arrietty” is based on the 1952 novel “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton. The plot revolves around a group of tiny people who live secretly in the walls and floors of a normal sized house and borrow things to survive from the house’s normal-sized occupants.

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