Best Animated Animal Movies

There's no shortage of cartoon movies featuring talking (and singing and wisecracking) animals. These top-rated movies for kids feature some of the funniest and most imaginative characters ever to come out of the animal kingdom. A talking fish who forgets everything instantly? A singing lion who becomes friends with a meerkat and a warthog? A kung fu warrior panda? From Disney classics that parents will remember to Pixar favorites, there's something on this list for animal lovers of all ages.

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Curious George Swings into Spring Movie Poster Image
Friendly monkey's escapades teach tots about nature.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Stellaluna Movie Poster Image
Picture book gets a sweet musical adaptation for families.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Tigger Movie Movie Poster Image
Tigger's bouncy quest will appeal to younger viewers.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster Image
Adorable big-screen Pooh adaptation is short and sweet.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Aristocats Movie Poster Image
Jazz and hijinks make this Disney cat tale meow.
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(Release Year: 1970)
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Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Movie Poster Image
Adorable 'toon fun for all, no matter how small.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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The Jungle Book (Animated) Movie Poster Image
Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.
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(Release Year: 1967)
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101 Dalmatians Movie Poster Image
Lovable cartoon classic with cute dogs and a mean villain.
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(Release Year: 1961)
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An American Tail Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming tale of immigrant mouse has some peril.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Babar: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Animated elephant adventure has some peril.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Bambi Movie Poster Image
Disney's original circle-of-life story.
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(Release Year: 1942)
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Bolt Movie Poster Image
Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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A Bug's Life Movie Poster Image
Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Charlotte's Web (1973) Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming tale of love and friendship.
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(Release Year: 1973)
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Dumbo Movie Poster Image
Sweet Disney classic is still lovely, despite stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 1941)
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Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Happy Feet Movie Poster Image
Ultra-cute kid flick has a few scary, emotional moments.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Lady and the Tramp Movie Poster Image
Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.
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(Release Year: 1955)
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Lilo and Stitch Movie Poster Image
Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Oliver & Company Movie Poster Image
Can't compete with Disney classics, but still fun.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Over the Hedge Movie Poster Image
Cute animated tale with some mild scares, cartoon violence.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Ponyo Movie Poster Image
Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Robin Hood Movie Poster Image
Clever animated take on the folktale has some violence.
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(Release Year: 1973)
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Shaun the Sheep Movie Movie Poster Image
Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Thunder and the House of Magic Movie Poster Image
Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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A Goofy Movie Movie Poster Image
Even tweens will enjoy this road trip with Goofy.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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The Great Mouse Detective Movie Poster Image
Clever Sherlock Holmes tribute mixes wit, peril.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Balto Movie Poster Image
Brave dog saves kids in fun but tense fact-based film.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Dinosaur Movie Poster Image
Stunning, but can be dark and scary in places.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Ernest & Celestine Movie Poster Image
Touching animated story celebrates unlikely friendships.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Fantasia Movie Poster Image
Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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Finding Dory Movie Poster Image
Delightful sequel promotes teamwork; some sadness, scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Fox and the Hound Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming tale of friendship, but expect some peril.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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Ice Age Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, touching; like a great road movie.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Kung Fu Panda Movie Poster Image
Appealing kid-friendly comedy; some scary scenes.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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The Lion King (1994) Movie Poster Image
Musical king-of-the-beasts blockbuster is powerful, scary.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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The Princess and the Frog Movie Poster Image
First African American Disney princess is a good role model.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Puss in Boots Movie Poster Image
Swashbuckling adventure features irresistible warrior cat.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Ratatouille Movie Poster Image
Cute rat tale has some peril and potentially scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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The Rescuers Down Under Movie Poster Image
A rare sequel that improves on the original.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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Chicken Little Movie Poster Image
Cute, sometimes-frantic movie has peril, potential scares.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Chicken Run Movie Poster Image
Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie Poster Image
Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Good Dinosaur Movie Poster Image
Young dino braves nature in lovely but intense adventure.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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How to Train Your Dragon Movie Poster Image
Thrilling adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Madagascar Movie Poster Image
Cute story has some crude humor and innuendo.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Penguins of Madagascar Movie Poster Image
Entertaining Madagascar spin-off mixes peril and humor.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Secret Life of Pets Movie Poster Image
Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Sing Movie Poster Image
Musical has great songs, slapstick laughs, mixed messages.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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All Dogs Go to Heaven Movie Poster Image
Intense animated adventure has peril, drinking, smoking.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Missing Link Movie Poster Image
Visually dazzling adventure is earnest, sometimes intense.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Zootopia Movie Poster Image
Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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A Cat in Paris Movie Poster Image
Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Great Bear Movie Poster Image
Captivating, moving tale with scares; best for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Isle of Dogs Movie Poster Image
Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Plague Dogs Movie Poster Image
Animated adaptation has violence, peril, and animal cruelty.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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Watership Down (1978) Movie Poster Image
Book-based animated tale has intense peril, violence.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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