Special Report

The Best Animated Disney Movies of All Time

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15. Ratatouille (2007)
> IMDb rating: 8.0
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 87
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $834.2 million
> Starring: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Have you ever considered that some of the world’s best chefs might just have a rat in their hat that actually deserves all the credit? No? Well, Ratatouille explores this scenario through the charming tale of Remy, a rat from the French countryside who has become obsessed with the culinary arts. Remy doesn’t quite have the looks to become a chef, but he does have the determination and goes to Paris to pursue his dream.

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14. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
> IMDb rating: 7.6
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 88
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: No data available
> Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

“The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” is a musical anthology that follows Winnie, Christopher Robin, Pigglet, Tigger and the rest of the gang. The film links together three previously released stories that follow the characters as they venture through the Hundred Acre Wood and learn lessons about life and friendship along the way. Winnie the Pooh may appear to be just for young children but it contains plenty of depth for all ages.

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13. Toy Story 2 (1999)
> IMDb rating: 7.9
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 87
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $925.7 million
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

One of the four Toy Story movies on this list, “Toy Story 2” adds new characters and brings back old favorites. The story begins with Woody’s theft by an antique toy collector, spurring his friends to set off to rescue him. Along the way Buzz Lightyear learns he’s not actually one of a kind and Woody is forced to make some tough decisions. Originally, the film was set to be a direct-to-video sequel but someone at Disney saw the light before sending the classic-to-be directly to VHS.

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12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
> IMDb rating: 8.0
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 91
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $172.0 million
> Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey

Tim Burton’s live-action creation is truly something special. The zany characters, wacky world, out of the box story and mesmerizing visuals make for quite a unique experience. Jack Skellington is the leader of Halloween Town, a magical realm filled with odd creatures responsible for making the holiday happen. One day Jack is wandering in the woods and stumbles through a sort of portal and into Christmas Town. Jack is immediately fascinated and mystified by this new world. He decides that the inhabitants of Halloween Town will take over and do Christmas for a change. Things do not go as planned.

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11. Finding Nemo (2003)
> IMDb rating: 8.1
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 86
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.4 billion
> Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Perhaps, the most quoted movie on this list, “Finding Nemo” is a story about how far a father will go to find his missing son. However, both are clown fish and they’re traveling through the massive Pacific Ocean. The aquatic adventure takes our hero through all sorts of wild environments and dangers while introducing him to a quirky array of characters voiced by big names like Ellen DeGeneres and Willem Dafoe.

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