Special Report

The Best Animated Disney Movies of All Time

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5. Up (2009)
> IMDb rating: 8.2
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 90
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $893.4 million
> Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

“Up” starts off with a heart wrenching mini story in the first 10 minutes. Then it transforms into a magical adventure of childhood joy and healing. An old man attaches enough balloons to his house to float off and leave behind the oppression of city life while fulfilling an old promise. However, a boy scout accidentally stows away as the house sets sail and they both end up on a heartwarming and magical adventure to parts unknown.

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4. Toy Story 3 (2010)
> IMDb rating: 8.2
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 90
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.2 billion
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Turns out we’re not the only ones that aged as Andy, Woody and Buzz’s owner, is headed off to college. “Toy Story 3” was released nearly 11 years after “Toy Story 2” and was still a massive success. The movie adds new characters and brings back the old while keeping the story refreshing and drawing in audiences of all ages.

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3. Toy Story (1995)
> IMDb rating: 8.3
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 92
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $769.2 million
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Toy Story movies have dominated this list and the original is still seen as the best of them all. In 1995 audiences were introduced to a world where toys are actually alive but pretend to not be in the presence of humans. However, not all of these toys understand that they are toys themselves. Toy Story created iconic characters and a franchise of movies that can be rewatched and enjoyed by all ages.

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2. Coco (2017)
> IMDb rating: 8.4
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 94
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $815.1 million
> Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

Inspired by the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, “Coco” follows a young boy named Miguel who wants to become a musician even though his family forbids it. After stealing a magical guitar from his family’s mausoleum, he realizes he is invisible but has gained the ability to see and interact with his dead relatives who are visiting for the holiday. Miguel must navigate the mystical social world of the dead to return to the living before the holiday is over.

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1. Spirited Away (2001)
> IMDb rating: 8.6
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 96
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $621.6 million
> Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

“Spirited Away” is one of the most critically praised movies of all time animated or otherwise and anyone who has not seen it should do so. This movie is another product of Studio Ghibli and was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Chirio, a 10-year-old girl, suddenly finds herself trapped in the spirit world where her parents have been transformed into pigs. She must navigate the haunting and beautiful world to try and return her parents to their normal form and return to their world. The film was originally made in Japanese and dubbed by Disney.

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