The 100 best animated movies of all time

Animated movies are among the top-grossing Hollywood films today. Though many of these movies are primarily aimed at children, studios ensure that they are easily enjoyed by kids and adults alike. In recent years, movies such as “Frozen,” “Toy Story 3” and “Finding Nemo” have grossed more than $400 million at the domestic box office, becoming some of the most successful movies of all time.

And audiences show few signs of animation fatigue. In 2004, “The Incredibles” grossed about $328 million in inflation-adjusted dollars at the U.S. box office. A sequel to the film, “Incredibles 2,” is slated for a June 15 release, 14 years later, and is already on track to become the most successful animated movie ever in pre-sale tickets.

Of course, ticket sales do not always indicate the overall quality of a film. 24/7 Wall Street has determined the best animated movies of all time — both foreign and domestic — by using online audience and critic ratings.

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Netflix Announces New Animated Projects at Annecy

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Netflix announced the details for two of its upcoming animated projects at Annecy today. The popular streaming and production studio is producing a second season of Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G.’s B: The Beginning. The series, which is set in a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action sweep through the archipelagic nation of Cremona, will premiere on Friday, Sept. 21. It’s produced by Rui Kuroki and is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata and Yuki Kaji.

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Baku to host first international festival of animated films

 

ANIMAFILM, the first international festival of animation art, will be held in Baku on October 19-21.

The project aims to develop creative and production activities of filmmakers, film and animation studios of the country, review various genres of professional animation by foreign directors and exchange experience.

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Looney Tunes Getting Short-Form Cartoons Revival at Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. Animation has announced that it will create a new series of short-form cartoons starring the beloved Looney Tunes characters.

Looney Tunes Cartoons will feature the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other characters. The shorts will start coming out next year, “distributed across multiple platforms – including digital, mobile and broadcast,” according to WB Animation.

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Incredibles 2 Sets an Animation Pre-Sale Record

Incredibles 2 is almost upon us and it looks like the sequel to the best Fantastic Four movie to the best movie Pixar has made has set a new record. According to The Hollywood Reporter the pre-sale numbers are the highest that there has been for an animated movie and it is on track to do $140 million its opening weekend. That would surpass the previous record holder, Finding Dory from two years ago, which was $136 million.

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