Animation 2000-2004 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 69

A Chronology of Posters for Animated Movies 2000-2004.

With facts and ratings.

(Annie Awards are presented by the International Animated Film Association)

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Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000 Produced by Roy Disney & Donald W. Ernst. 75mins.

Walt Disney Pictures.

Hosted by Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn & Teller and Angela Lansbury.

Sequel to the 1940 Walt Disney classic, Fantasia.

Fantasia 2000 premiered at the end of December 1999 and went on general release in January 2000.

The classical music line up – Beethoven’s Symphony no.5 - Respighi’s Pines of Rome - Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue - Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no.2 (The Steadfast Tin Soldier) - Saint-Saen’s The Carnival of the Animals - Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance 1,2,3, and 4 - Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

Nominated for 5 Annie Awards winning 3 including Outstanding Effects Animation.

Cost $80 - Box office $91m

IMDB rating 7.2

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Directed by Mark Dindal. 78mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

David Spade - Emperor Kuzco (voice)

Also starring John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick and Kellyann Kelso.

Oscar Nomination for Best Song.

Nominated for 11 Annie Awards winning 3 including Outstanding Character Animation.

Cost $100m - Box Office $169m

IMDB rating 7.3

Dinosaur 2000
Dinosaur 2000
Dinosaur (2000)
Dinosaur (2000)

Dinosaur (2000) Directed by Eric Leighton and Ralph Zondag. 82mins.

Walt Disney Pictures.

D.B. Sweeney - Aladar (voice)

Also starring Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis, Max Casella, Hayden Panettiere and Samuel E. Wright.

Originally intended to have no dialogue at all but the studio chief insisted the film needed dialogue to be successful.

Nominated for 5 Annie Awards including Outstanding Directing, Music and Effects Animation.

Cost $127m - Box Office $350m

IMDB rating 6.3

Chicken Run (2000)
Chicken Run (2000)


Chicken Run (2000) Directed by Peter Lord & Nick Park. 84mins.

Dreamworks - Aardman Productions.

Mel Gibson - Rocky

Also starring Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Tony Haygarth, Benjamin Whitrow, Timothy Spall and Jane Horrocks.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Motion Picture, Comedy / Musical.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards including Outstanding Animated Film.

Cost $45m - Box Office $225m

IMDB rating 7.1

The Road to El Dorado (2000)
The Road to El Dorado (2000)


The Road to El Dorado (2000) Directed by Eric Bergeron & Will Finn. 89mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Kevin Kline - Tulio (voice)
Kenneth Branagh - Miguel (voice)

Also starring Rosie Perez, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos and Jim Cummings.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards including Outstanding Animated Film and Character Animation.

Cost $95m - Box Office $76.4m

IMDB rating 6.6

Titan A.E. (2000)
Titan A.E. (2000)
Titan A.E. (2000)
Titan A.E. (2000)


Titan A.E. (2000) Directed by Don Bluth & Gary Goldman. 94mins.

Fox Animation Studios

Matt Damon - Cale Tucker (voice)

Also starring Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane, Janeane Garofalo, Drew Barrymore and Ron Perlman.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Outstanding Animated Film, Effects Animation and Production Design.

Cost $75m - Box Office $36.7m

IMDB rating 6.5

Heavy Metal 2000
Heavy Metal 2000

Heavy Metal 2000 Directed by Michael Coldewey & Michel Lemire. 88mins.

Columbia Tri-Star

Julie Strain - Julie

Also starring Michael Ironside, Billy Idol, Sonja Ball, Pier Paquette and Brady Moffatt.

Follow up to Heavy Metal (1981) and based on the graphic novel "The Melting Pot" by Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley & Eric Talbot.

The R-Rated animation cost about $15m to produce and premiered on DVD in some countries.

IMDB rating 5.2

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)


Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi. 106mins.

Columbia Pictures

Ming-Na - Dr. Aki Ross (voice)

Also starring Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Donald Sutherland and James Woods.

A landmark film, the first animated movie to feature photo-realistic computer graphics.

Cost $137m - Box Office $85.1m

IMDB rating 6.4

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)


Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Directed by Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise. 95mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

Michael J. Fox - Milo Thatch (voice)

Also starring Corey Burton, Claudia Christian, James Garner, John Mahoney and Leonard Nimoy.

Nominated for 6 Annie Awards including Outstanding Voice Acting, Effects Animation and Production Design.

Cost $120m - Box Office $186m

IMDB rating 6.5

Monsters, Inc (2001)
Monsters, Inc (2001)
Monsters, Inc (2001)
Monsters, Inc (2001)

Monsters, Inc (2001) Directed by Pete Docter. 92mins.

Pixar Animation

John Goodman - James P. Sullivan (voice)
Billy Crystal - Mike Wazowski (voice)

Also starring Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly and John Ratzenberger.

Nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Animated Film, winning 1 - Best Song.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 1 - Outstanding Character Animation.

Cost $115m - Box Office $525.3m

IMDB rating 8.0

Shrek (2001)
Shrek (2001)

Shrek (2001) Directed by Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jensen. 90mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Mike Myers - Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy - Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz - Princess Fiona (voice)

Also starring John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel and Jim Cummings.

Nominated for 2 Oscars winning 1 - Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 12 Annie Awards winning 8 including Outstanding Animated Film, Direction, Writing, Voice Acting and Effects Animation.

Cost $60m - Box Office $484.4m

IMDB rating 7.9

Waking Life (2001)
Waking Life (2001)


Waking Life (2001) Directed by Richard Linklater. 99mins.

Fox Searchlight Productions

Starring Wiley Wiggins, Kim Krizan, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg and Steven Soderbergh.

Rotoscoping was used for the entire film (each frame of live action footage was traced over by a team of animators, utilizing different styles).

New York Film Critics Award for Best Animated Film.

IMDB rating 7.5

Spirited Away (2001)
Spirited Away (2001)

Spirited Away (2001) Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 125mins.

Daveigh Chase - Ogino Chihiro

Also starring Suzanne Pleshette, Jason Marsden, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stiers and John Ratzenberger.

One of the most critically acclaimed anime movies.

Won Oscar for Best Animated Film.

Won 4 Annie Awards - Outstanding Animated Film, Directing, Writing and Music.

Cost $19m - Box Office $274m

IMDB rating 8.6

Millenium Actress (2001)
Millenium Actress (2001)



Millennium Actress (2001) Directed by Satoshi Kon. 87mins.

Starring the voices of Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Iizuka and Shouko Tsuda.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Outstanding Animated Film, Directing, Writing and Voice Acting.

IMDB rating 7.9

Metropolis (2001)
Metropolis (2001)


Metropolis (2001) Directed by Rintaro. 113mins.

Starring the voices of Kei Kobayashi, Yuka Imoto, Kôsei Tomita, Koki Okada, Tarô Ishida and Norio Wakamoto.

Inspired by Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis (1927).

Nominated for Best Film at the Sitges Film Festival.

Cost $14m - Box Office $4m

IMDB rating 7.2

Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lilo & Stitch (2002) Directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders. 85mins.

Walt Disney Pictures.

Daveigh Chase - Lilo (voice)
Chris Sanders - Stitch (voice)

Also starring Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald and Ving Rhames.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 10 Annie Awards winning 1 - Best Voice Acting (Daveigh Chase).

Cost $80m - Box Office $273m

IMDB rating 7.0

Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age (2002)

Ice Age (2002) Directed by Chris Wedge. 81mins.

20th Century Fox

Ray Romano - Manfred (voice)
John Leguizamo - Sid (voice)
Denis Leary - Diego (voice)

Also starring Goran Visnjic, Jack Black and Cedric the Entertainer.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Outstanding Animated Film and Character Animation.

Cost $59m - Box Office $383.2m

IMDB rating 7.5

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) Directed by Kelly Asbury. 83mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Matt Damon - Spirit (voice)

Also starring James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau and Charles Napier.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 4 - Outstanding Character Design, Production Design, Effects Animation and Storyboarding.

Cost $80m - Box Office $122.5m

IMDB rating 6.7

Treasure Planet (2002)
Treasure Planet (2002)

Treasure Planet (2002) Directed by Ron Clements & John Musker. 95mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Jim Hawkins
Brian Murray - Long John Silver

Also starring Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Roscoe Lee Browne, Laurie Metcalf and Patrick McGoohan.

Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Outstanding Directing, Voice Acting, Production Design and Effects Animation.

Cost $140m - Box office - $109.5m

IMDB rating 6.8

Cowboy Bebop The Movie (2002)
Cowboy Bebop The Movie (2002)



Cowboy Bebop The Movie (2002) Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. 116mins.

Starring the voices of Steve Blum, Beau Billingslea, Wendee Lee, Melissa Fahn, Jennifer Hale and Nicholas Guest.

Based on characters from the popular 26 episode anime series "Cowboy Bebop" (1998-1999).

Nominated Best Animated Feature by the Online Film Critics Society Awards.

IMDB rating 7.7

Brother Bear (2003) Japanese poster
Brother Bear (2003) Japanese poster

Brother Bear (2003) Directed by Aaron Blaise & Robert Walker. 85mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

Joaquin Phoenix - Kenai (voice)

Also starring Jeremy Suarez, Jason Raize, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas and D.B. Sweeney.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards including Outstanding Animated Film, Character Animation, Production Design and Effects Animation.

Box Office $250.3m

IMDB rating 6.6

Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo (2003) Directed by Andrew Stanton. 100mins.

Pixar Animation

Albert Brooks - Marlin (voice)
Ellen DeGeneres - Dory (voice)

Also starring Alexander Gould as Nemo, Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins, Barry Humphries and Eric Bana.

Nominated for 4 Oscars winning 1 - Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 12 Annie Awards winning 9 including Outstanding Animated Film, Directing, Writing, Character Animation and Voice Acting (Ellen DeGeneres)

Cost $94m - Box Office $921.3m

IMDB rating 8.1

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Directed by Patrick Gilmore & Tim Johnson. 86mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Brad Pitt - Sinbad (voice)
Catherine Zeta-Jones - Marina (voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer - Eris (voice)

Also starring Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert and Timothy West.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards including Outstanding Character Design and Production Design.

Cost $60m - Box Office $80.7m

IMDB rating 6.5

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)


The Triplets of Belleville (2003) aka Belleville Rendezvous. Directed by Sylvain Chomet. 78mins.

Diaphana Films (France)

Starring the voices of Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudreau, Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda and Mari-Lou Gauthier.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Animated Film and Best Song.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Outstanding Animated Film, Directing and Writing.

Cost 48m - Box Office $14.7m

IMDB rating 7.7

Wonderful Days (2003) South Korean poster
Wonderful Days (2003) South Korean poster

Wonderful Days (2003) US title Sky Blue. Directed by Moon-saeng Kim. 86mins.

Starring the voices of Andrew Ableson, David Naughton, Bob Papenbrook and Jamie Simone.

South Korean sci-fi animation. A mixture of traditional animation with CG animation.

Won Grand Prize for Animated Film at the Gerardmer Film Festival.

IMDB rating 6.8

Appleseed (2004) Japanese poster
Appleseed (2004) Japanese poster
Appleseed (2004)
Appleseed (2004)


Appleseed (2004) Directed by Shinji Aramaki. 101mins.

Starring the voices of Ai Kobayashi, Jûrôta Kosugi, Yuki Matsuoka, Luci Christian, David Matranga and Karen Strassman.

Based on the Appleseed Manga comic created by Masamune Shirow.

CG anime movie retaining the traditional Japanese animated character look.

IMDB rating 6.9

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) French poster
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) French poster

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) Directed by Mamoru Oshii. 100mins.

Starring the voices of Akio Ohtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Kôichi Yamadera, Richard Epcar, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Crispin Freeman.

Based on the Manga series by Masamune Shirow and a sequel to the popular Ghost in the Shell (1995).

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Outstanding Animated Film, Directing, Music and Animated Effects

Won Orient Express Award at the Sitges Film Festival.

Cost $20m - Box Office $9.7m

IMDB rating 7.5

Steamboy (2004)
Steamboy (2004)



Steamboy (2004) Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. 126mins.

Starring the voices of Anna Paquin, Kari Wahlgren, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina and Robin Atkin Downes.

Katsuhiro Otomo's first major anime feature since his groundbreaking anime classic Akira (1988).

Won Best Animated Film at the Sitges Film Festival.

Cost $22m - Box Office $10.8m

IMDB rating 6.9

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 119mins.

Emily Mortimer - Young Sophie (voice)
Jean Simmons - Grandma Sophie (voice)
Christian Bale - Howl (voice)

Also starring Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Josh Hutcherson and Billy Crystal.

Based on the young adult fantasy novel by British writer Diana Wynne Jones, first published in 1986.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Outstanding Animated Film, Directing and Writing.

Cost $24m - Box Office $235.1m

IMDB rating 8.1

Home on the Range (2004)
Home on the Range (2004)



Home on the Range (2004) Directed by Will Finn & John Sanford. 76mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

Starring the voices of Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Randy Quaid and Steve Buscemi.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Outstanding Direction, Character Design and Storyboarding.

Cost $110m - Box Office $104m

IMDB rating 5.3

Shark Tale (2004)
Shark Tale (2004)

Shark Tale (2004) Directed by Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson and Rob Letterman. 90mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Will Smith - Oscar (voice)

Also starring Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Martin Scorsese.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Outstanding Animated Effects, Character Design and Production Design.

Cost $75m - Box Office $367.2m

IMDB rating 5.9

Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek 2 (2004) Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. 93mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Mike Myers - Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy - Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz - Princess Fiona (voice)

Also starring Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett and Jennifer Saunders.

Became the highest grossing animated film of all time until the release of Toy Story 3 in 2010.

Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Song.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Outstanding Animated Film, Directing, Writing, Music and Voice Acting.(Antonio Banderas).

Cost $150m - Box Office $920m

IMDB rating 7.3

The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express (2004) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 100mins.

Warner Bros

Tom Hanks - Hero Boy / Father / Conductor / Hobo / Scrooge / Santa Claus

Also starring Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari and Michael Jeter.

Based on the children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, first published in 1985.

CG animation using state of the art performance capture technology for a mixture of realism and fantasy.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Best Song.

Cost $165m - Box Office $307m

IMDB rating 6.5

The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles (2004) Directed by Brad Bird. 115mins.

Pixar Animation

Craig T. Nelson - Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
Holly Hunter - Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
Spencer Fox - Dashiell 'Dash' Parr (voice)
Sarah Vowell - Violet Parr (voice)

Also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Wallace Shawn and Elizabeth Peña.

Nominated for 4 Oscars winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Sound Editing.

Nominated for 16 Annie Awards winning 10 including Outstanding Animated Film, Directing, Writing, Music, Production Design, Character Animation and Animated Effects.

Cost $92m - Box Office $631.4m

IMDB rating 8.0

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Geekdom 4 years ago

I had forgotten all about Dinosaurs. These hubs are always great for going down memory lane.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Geekdom, Mhatter99, thanks for commenting, much appreciated. Animated films became big box office in the 90's thanks to some massively popular films from Walt Disney i.e. Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King. And the trend continued into the new millennium the big difference being CG animation was now king and traditional cell animation had dropped in popularity.

Thanks for posting!


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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Haven't seen a lot of these, but really enjoyed Shrek and Ice Age. Howl's Moving Castle... I don't know, I've never seen it from the start, but watched it twice. I can't put my finger on it. Even when it drags, my finger wouldn't click to the next channel.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Howl's Moving Castle is an excellent anime, I'm a big fan of Japan's Walt Disney - Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away may be his masterpiece but there are many who prefer Princess Mononoke.

I think I'll finish off the rest of the animation poster series since I'm nearly up to date with them

Thanks for commenting David, always appreciated.


Cogerson 4 years ago

Having kids that range from 24 to 3 has allowed me the opportunity to see all of the American films listed in your hub....my % drops off the map when I get to the Japanese animation movies...but recently I have been able to see some of those movies as well.

I still remember how Final Fantasy The Spirit Within blew me away when I first saw the movie....the quality of the computer art was incredible...and I still think it is some of the best.....even 11 years later.

Treasure Planet is one that is popular in my household as well....we love that movie...though I realize that it has a horrible reputation.

Just bought and watched Finding Nemo 3D.....and I can tell you that it is an excellent upgrade.

I think the only movies that we have seen and you listed that we did not like would be Emperor's New Groove and Atlantis....they were one and done movies...unlike a movie like Monsters Inc....which seems to get watched about once a month for the last 5 years.

Voted up and interesting.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Bruce, your comments are always appreciated. Final Fantasy was the first movie I saw digitally projected, at a West End cinema. I was impressed at how far animation had advanced since Snow White in 1937. Though a part of me still prefers old fashioned cell animation. :)

Looking forward to Finding Nemo in 3D.

Highest rated movie is Spirited Away, lowest rated is Heavy Metal 2000.

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