Special Report

The Best Animated Disney Movies of All Time

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10. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
> IMDb rating: 8.1
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 90
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $908.7 million
> Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi

In “Monsters, Inc.” the monsters under the bed aren’t scaring children out of malice but rather because their world is powered by the screams of children. Of course, this means they need professional scarers working in a corporate environment to extract enough screams to keep the lights turned on. But is all this trauma really necessary? A collection of very interesting and creative monsters explores this question as they venture between the monster and human worlds.

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9. Toy Story 4 (2019)
> IMDb rating: 7.7
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 94
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.1 billion
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Nine years after “Toy Story 3,” everyone’s favorite group of toys returns for another adventure. The plot in “Toy Story 4” picks up where the third left off and Woody, Buzz and co. go on a road trip with their new owner Bonnie. They meet new and old friends along the way, adapting to a world that continues to change without them.

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8. Inside Out (2015)
> IMDb rating: 8.1
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 89
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $929.1 million
> Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling

“Inside Out” takes complicated psychological concepts and portrays them in a fun and easy to understand story. The movie is aimed at helping children understand their emotions but can certainly teach everyone a thing or two. Emotions are transformed into living creatures and they must go on an adventure to help adolescent protagonist Riley cope with the trauma of moving far from home to a new and strange place.

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7. WALL·E (2008)
> IMDb rating: 8.4
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 90
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $679.4 million
> Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

“WALL-E” begins with planet Earth completely ravaged by corporate greed, consumerism and environmental neglect. Humans have abandoned the planet and now exist in space, using hover chairs that have caused them to devolve into barely functioning blobs. Meanwhile, in the home world, only one robot, WALL-E, remains. WALL-E is autonomously trying to repair and rejuvenate the desolate land when a new robot lands on the planet.

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6. Zootopia (2016)
> IMDb rating: 8.0
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 92
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.1 billion
> Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

An anthropomorphic tale about Judy the rabbit. Judy moves to the big city of Zootopia to follow her dream of being a big city cop. Things don’t quite go as planned at first, but Judy quickly finds herself leading an investigation into the disappearance of several animals. The story follows Judy through the exciting world of a bustling metropolis except everyone is an animal.

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