Animation 2009-2012 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 71

A Chronology of Posters for Animated Movies 2009-2012.

With facts and ratings.

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

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Monsters vs Aliens (2009)
Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Monsters vs Aliens (2009) Directed by Rob Letterman & Conrad Vernon. 94mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Reese Witherspoon - Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
Seth Rogen - B.O.B. (voice)
Hugh Laurie - Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Will Arnett - The Missing Link (voice)

Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert and Paul Rudd.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards winning 1 - Best Storyboarding.

Nomination for Outstanding Effects Animation by the Visual Effects Society Awards.

Cost $175m - Box Office $381.5m

IMDB rating 6.7

Astro Boy (2009)
Astro Boy (2009)

Astro Boy (2009) Directed by David Bowers. 94mins.

Imagi Animation Studios - Filmed in 3D

Freddie Highmore - Astro / Toby (voice)

Also starring Charlize Theron, Ryan Stiles, Eugene Levy, Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland and Bill Nighy.

Based on the Japanese Manga created by Osamu Tezuka, first published in 1952.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Writing and Storyboarding.

Cost $65m - Box Office $44m

IMDB rating 6.3

Planet 51 (2009)
Planet 51 (2009)

Planet 51 (2009) Directed by Jorge Blanco. 91mins.

Tristar Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Dwayne Johnson - Capt. Charles T. Baker (voice)

Also starring Jessica Biel, John Cleese, Gary Oldman, Justin Long and Seann William Scott.

Produced in Spain.

Nominated for Best Animated Film by the European Film Awards.

Cost $70m - Box Office $104.5m

IMDB rating 6.1

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller. 90mins.

Sony Pictures Animation - Filmed in 3D

Bill Hader - Flint Lockwood (voice)

Also starring Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt and Neil Patrick Harris.

Based on the children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett, first published in 1978.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film, Directing, Writing and Animated Effects.

Cost $100m - Box Office $243m

IMDB rating 7.0

Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Directed by Carlos Saldanha. 94mins.

20th Century Fox - Filmed in 3D

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

Also starring Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Simon Pegg, Chris Wedge and Bill Hader.

The 2nd sequel to the successful Ice Age series and the 5th highest grossing animated film of all time.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Music and Voice Acting (John Leguizamo).

Cost $90m - Box Office $886.6m

IMDB rating 7.0

9 (2009)
9 (2009)

9 (2009) Directed by Shane Acker. 79mins.

Focus Features

Elijah Wood - #9 (voice)

Also starring Jennifer Connelly as #7, Christopher Plummer as #1, Martin Landau as #2, John C. Reilly as #5 and Crispin Glover as #6.

Based on Shane Acker's Oscar nominated short film '9' released in 2005.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Animated Effects and Production Design.

Cost $30m - Box Office $48.4m

IMDB rating 7.0

Coraline (2009)
Coraline (2009)

Coraline (2009) Directed by Henry Selick. 100mins.

Focus Features - Filmed in 3D

Dakota Fanning - Coraline Jones (voice)

Also starring Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David and Ian McShane.

Based on the Hugo Award winning novella by Neil Gaiman, first published in 2002.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 10 Annie Awards winning 3 - Best Character Desing, Production Design and Music.

Cost $60m - Box Office $124.5m

IMDB rating 7.7

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Directed by Wes Anderson. 87mins.

Twentieth Century Fox

George Clooney - Mr. Fox (voice)
Meryl Streep - Mrs. Fox (voice)

Also starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson.

Based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl, first published in 1970.

Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Music (Alexandre Desplat).

Cost $40m - Box Office $46.4m

IMDB rating 7.8

The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)

The Princess and the Frog (2009) Directed by Ron Clements & John Musker. 97mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

Anika Noni Rose - Tiana (voice)

Also starring Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and John Goodman.

Based on the children's novel "The Frog Princess" by E.D. Baker, first published in 2002.

Nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 3 - Animated Effects, Character Animation and Voice Acting.

Cost $105m - Box Office $267m

IMDB rating 7.1

A Christmas Carol (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 96mins.

Walt Disney Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Jim Carrey - Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)

Also starring Robin Wright Penn, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes and Bob Hoskins.

Based on "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, first published in 1843.

Saturn Award Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Cost $175m - Box Office $325.2m

IMDB rating 6.8

Up (2009)
Up (2009)

Up (2009) Directed by Pete Docter. 96mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar - Filmed in 3D

Ed Asner - Carl Fredricksen (voice)

Also starring Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo and John Ratzenberger.

Nominated for 5 Oscars winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Music (Michael Giacchino).

Nominated for 9 Annie Awards winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Director.

Cost $175m - Box Office $731.3m

IMDB rating 8.3

Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009) Japanese poster
Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009) Japanese poster


Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009) Directed by Yoshinobu Nishizaki. 135mins.

Toho Company

Starring the voices of Kôichi Yamadera, Kentarô Itô, Daisuke Namikawa, Kenji Nojima and Tôru Furuya.

Based on the classic Japanese anime series 1974-1975, the first anime movie was released in 1978. An epic live-action movie "Space Battleship Yamato" was released in 2010 by Toho Studios.

IMDB rating 7.0

Summer Wars (2009) Japanese poster
Summer Wars (2009) Japanese poster

Summer Wars (2009) Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. 114mins.

Warner Bros - Madhouse

Starring the voices of Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa, Mieko Nobusawa and Mutsumi Sasaki.

Nominated for 1 Annie Award - Best Director.

Winner of Best Animated Film at Sitges Film Festival.

Box Office $18.3m

IMDB rating 7.5

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. 94mins.

Walt Disney - Toho

Saoirse Ronan - Arrietty

Also starring Tom Holland, Luke Allen-Gale, Olivia Colman, Mark Strong and Phyllida Law.

Based on the children's fantasy novel "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton, first published in 1952.

Won Best Animated Film at the Japanese Academy Awards.

Cost $23m - Box Office 4145.5m

IMDB rating 7.6

Legend of the Guardians (2010)
Legend of the Guardians (2010)
Legend of the Guardians (2010) Japanese poster
Legend of the Guardians (2010) Japanese poster

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Directed by Zack Snyder. 97mins.

Warner Bros - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Jim Sturgess, Joel Edgerton, Emily Barclay, Helen Mirren, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill.

Based on the first three novels in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series of fantasy novels by Kathryn Lasky.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Animated Effects, Production Design, Music and Voice Acting (Geoffrey Rush).

Cost $80m - Box Office $140m

IMDB rating 6.9

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders. 98mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Jay Baruchel - Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (voice)

Also starring Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Adapted from the children's book by British author Cressida Cowell, first published in 2003.

Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Music (John Powell).

Nominated for 15 Annie Awards winning 10 including Best Animated Film, Directing, Writing, Character Animation, Animated Effects and Voice Acting (Jay Baruchel).

Cost $165m - Box Office $495m

IMDB rating 8.2

Tangled (2010) French poster
Tangled (2010) French poster
Tangled (2010)
Tangled (2010)

Tangled (2010) Directed by Nathan Greno & Byron Howard. 100mins.

Walt Disney Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Mandy Moore - Rapunzel (voice)
Zachary Levi - Flynn Rider (voice)

Also starring Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor and Richard Kiel.

Loosely based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel" by the Brothers Grimm.

The film was in development for 6 years and originally titled 'Rapunzel'.

Oscar Nomination for Best Song.("I See the Light")

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film and Best Writing.

Cost $260m (!) - Box Office $590.7m

IMDB rating 7.8

Shrek Forever After (2010)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Shrek Forever After (2010)

Shrek Forever After (2010) Directed by Mike Mitchell. 93mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

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

Also starring Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Jon Hamm and Walt Dohrn.

Fourth and final movie in the highly successful Shrek series.

Nominated for 5 Annie Awards including Best Animated Effects, Production Design and Voice Acting (Cameron Diaz).

Cost $135m - Box Office $752.6m

IMDB rating 6.4

Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me (2010) Directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud. 95mins.

Universal Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Steve Carell - Gru (voice)

Also starring Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett and Kristen Wiig.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Directing, Character Design and Voice Acting (Steve Carell).

Cost $69m - Box Office $543.1m

IMDB rating 7.6

Megamind (2010)
Megamind (2010)
Megamind (2010) South Korean poster
Megamind (2010) South Korean poster

Megamind (2010) Directed by Tom McGrath. 95mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Will Ferrell - Megamind (voice)
Brad Pitt - Metro Man (voice)

Also starring Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross and Ben Stiller.

Robert Downey Jr was considered for the role of Megamind.

Nominated for 6 Annie Awards including Best Writing, Character Animation and Animated Effects.

Cost $130m - Box Office $321.8m

IMDB rating 7.3

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 (2010) Directed by Lee Unkrich. 103mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar - Filmed in 3D

Tom Hanks - Woody (voice)
Tim Allen - Buzz Lightyear (voice)

Also starring Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger.

The best reviewed film of 2010 with 99% of critics giving the movie a positive review as noted at the Rotten Tomatoes website.

Grossing over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, Toy Story 3 is the biggest grossing animated film in movie history (in unadjusted dollars).

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Motion Picture, winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Song ("We Belong Together").

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

Cost $200m - Box Office $1,063,171,911

IMDB rating 8.5

Cars 2 (2011)
Cars 2 (2011)

Cars 2 (2011) Directed by John Lasseter. 106mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar - Filmed in 3D

Owen Wilson - Lightning McQueen (voice)

Also starring Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Eddie Izzard and John Turturro.

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

Cost $200m - Box Office $560m

IMDB rating 6.4

Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Mars Needs Moms (2011)

Mars Needs Moms (2011) Directed by Simon Wells. 88mins.

Walt Disney Productions - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling and Kevin Cahoon.

Produced by Robert Zemeckis and filmed using Motion Capture animation.

Based on the book by Berkeley Breathed, first published in 2007.

Cost $150m - Box Office $38m (making it the 5th biggest disaster in motion picture history.)

IMDB rating 5.1

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) Directed by Kelly Asbury. 84mins.

Touchstone Pictures - Filmed in 3D

James McAvoy - Gnomeo (voice)
Emily Blunt - Juliet (voice)

Also starring Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Maggie Smith and Jason Statham.

Very loosely based on William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Directing, Writing, Storyboarding and Voice Acting.

Cost $35m - Box Office $194m

IMDB rating 5.9

Rio (2011)
Rio (2011)

Rio (2011) Directed by Carlos Saldanha. 96mins.

20th Century Fox - Filmed in 3D

Jesse Eisenberg - Tyler Blu Gunderson
Anne Hathaway - Jewel

Also starring George Lopez, Jemaine Clement, Jamie Foxx and will.i.am.

Oscar Nomination for Best Song ("Real in Rio")

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

Cost $90m - Box Office $484.6m

IMDB rating 7.0

Rango (2011)
Rango (2011)

Rango (2011) Directed by Gore Verbinski. 107mins.

Paramount Pictures

Johnny Depp - Rango (voice)

Also starring Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina and Bill Nighy.

Lee Van Cleef was the inspiration for the villain Rattlesnake Jake (voiced by Bill Nighy).

Oscar winner for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 9 Annie Awards winning 4 - Best Animated Film, Writing, Editing and Character Design.

Cost $135m - Box Office $245.3m

IMDB rating 7.4

Puss in Boots (2011)
Puss in Boots (2011)

Puss in Boots (2011) Directed by Chris Miller. 90mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Antonio Banderas - Puss in Boots (voice)

Also starring Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris and Guillermo del Toro.

A spin-off movie from the Shrek series.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 9 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Directing, Character Animation, Music and Voice Acting.

Cost $130m - Box Office $554.7m

IMDB rating 6.7

Happy Feet Two (2011)
Happy Feet Two (2011)


Happy Feet Two (2011) Directed by George Miller. 100mins.

Warner Bros - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Elijah Wood, Alecia Moore, Robin Williams, Ava Acres, Hugo Weaving, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.

Nominated Best Animated Film by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Cost $135m - Box Office $150.4m

IMDB rating 5.8

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) Spanish poster
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) Spanish poster

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) Directed by Jennifer Yuh. 91mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Jack Black - Po (voice)
Dustin Hoffman - Shifu (voice)
Angelina Jolie - Tigress (voice)
Jackie Chan - Monkey (voice)
Seth Rogen - Mantis (voice)
Lucy Liu - Viper (voice)
David Cross - Crane (voice)

Also starring Gary Oldman, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh and Jean-Claude Van Damme as Master Croc.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 12 Annie Awards winning 2 - Best Directing and Production Design.

Cost $150m - Box Office $665.6m

IMDB rating 7.3

Arthur Christmas (2011)
Arthur Christmas (2011)


Arthur Christmas (2011) Directed by Sarah Smith. 97mins.

Sony Pictures - Aardman - Filmed in 3D

James McAvoy - Arthur (voice)

Also starring Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen and Marc Wootton.

Nominated for 6 Annie Awards winning 1 - Best Voice Acting (Bill Nighy).

Cost $100m - Box Office $147.4m

IMDB rating 7.0

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 107mins.

Amblin Entertainment - Filmed in 3D

Jamie Bell - Tintin (voice)
Andy Serkis - Captain Haddock (voice)

Also starring Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Toby Jones.

Based on the comic book "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" written and illustrated by Hergé and first published in 1942.

Oscar Nomination for Best Music (John Williams).

Nominated for 5 Annie Awards winning 2 - Best Music (John Williams) and Animated Effects.

Won Best Animated Film at the Golden Globe Awards.

Cost $135m - Box Office $374m

IMDB rating 7.4

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists (2012) US title The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Directed by Peter Lord. 88mins.

Sony Pictures - Aardman - Filmed in 3D

Hugh Grant - The Pirate Captain (voice)

Also starring Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry and Brian Blessed.

Based on the book "The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists" by Gideon Dafoe, first published in 2004.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film, Character Animation and Production Design.

Cost $55m - Box Office $123m

IMDB rating 6.7

Brave (2012) Chinese poster
Brave (2012) Chinese poster
Brave (2012)
Brave (2012)

Brave (2012) Directed by Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman. 93mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar - Filmed in 3D

Kelly Macdonald - Merida (voice)

Also starring Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd and Craig Ferguson.

Originally titled "The Bear and the Bow", Brave is Pixar's 13th movie and the first with a female lead.

Oscar winner for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film and Music (Patrick Doyle) winning 2 - Editorial and Production Design.

Cost $185m - Box Office $538.9m

IMDB rating 7.3

Madagascar 3 (2012)
Madagascar 3 (2012)

Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath & Conrad Vernon. 93mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Ben Stiller - Alex (voice)
Chris Rock - Marty (voice)
David Schwimmer - Melman (voice)
Jada Pinkett Smith - Gloria (voice)

Also starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Short and Frances McDormand.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Animated Effects, Character Design, Production Design and Storyboarding.

Cost $145m - Box Office $746.9m

IMDB rating 7.0

Ice Age 4 (2012)
Ice Age 4 (2012)
Ice Age 4 (2012)
Ice Age 4 (2012)

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (2012) Directed by Steve Martino & Mike Thurmeier. 88mins.

20th Century Fox - Filmed in 3D

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

Also starring Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Chris Wedge, Jennifer Lopez and Peter Dinklage.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Best Animated Effects, Production Design and Best Music (John Powell).

Cost $95m - Box Office $877.2m

IMDB rating 6.6

The Lorax (2012)
The Lorax (2012)


The Lorax (2012) Directed by Chris Renaud. 86mins.

Universal Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Danny DeVito - The Lorax (voice)

Also starring Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle and Jenny Slate.

Based on the children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1971.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Character Design and Best Music (John Powell).

Cost $70m - Box Office $348.8m

IMDB rating 6.4

ParaNorman (2012)
ParaNorman (2012)

ParaNorman (2012) Directed by Chris Butler & Sam Fell. 92mins.

Focus Features - Filmed in 3D

Kodi Smit-McPhee - Norman Babcock (voice)

Also starring Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Leslie Mann.

A stop-motion animated film

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

BAFTA Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Directing, Production Design and Animated Effects.

Cost $60m - Box Office $107.1m

IMDB rating 7.2

Frankenweenie (2012)
Frankenweenie (2012)

Frankenweenie (2012) Directed by Tim Burton. 87mins.

Walt Disney Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Charlie Tahan - Victor Frankenstein

Also starring Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder and Atticus Shaffer.

A remake of Tim Burton's 1984 short film of the same name, both filmed in stop motion animation.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

BAFTA Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film and Production Design.

Cost $39m - Box Office $81.4m

IMDB rating 7.6

Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania (2012) Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. 91mins.

Sony Pictures Animation - Filmed in 3D

Adam Sandler - Dracula (voice)

Also starring Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi and Jon Lovitz.

Guest monsters include - The Frankenstein Monster, the Wolfman, Invisible Man, the Mummy, Zombie, Gremlin, Mr. Hyde, the Blob, Gill-Man, Bigfoot, Cyclops, Headless Coachman and Quasimodo.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Directing, Character Design and Voice Acting (Adam Sandler).

Cost $85m - Box Office $357.3m

IMDB rating 7.1

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Directed by Rich Moore. 101mins.

Walt Disney Pictures - Filmed in 3D

John C. Reilly - Ralph (voice)

Also starring Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk and Dennis Haysbert.

The working title was "High Score" which was later changed to "Reboot Ralph".

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 5 including Best Animated Film, Directing and Writing.

Cost $165m - Box Office $471.2m

IMDB rating 8.2

Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Rise of the Guardians (2012) Directed by Peter Ramsey. 97mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Chris Pine - Jack Frost (voice)

Also starring Alec Baldwin as North (Santa Claus), Jude Law as Pitch, Isla Fisher as Tooth Fairy and Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny.

Based on William Joyce's "Guardians of Childhood" series of books.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Films.

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

Cost $145m - Box Office $306.9m

IMDB rating 7.5

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns P.1 (2012) Directed by Jay Oliva. 76mins.

Warner Home Video

Peter Weller - Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)

Also starring Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams, Carlos Alazraqui and Paget Brewster.

The first of a two-part animated film series based on Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns", first published in 1986.

Nominated for 1 Annie Award - Best Animated Special Production.

IMDB rating 7.9

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Unfortunately, many of these I have not seen. but thanks anyway.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Well they're all pretty recent Mhatter99. I haven't seen some of the newer ones yet, but I will eventually. :)

This ends my series of animation poster hubs, I think I've covered every noteworthy film in 6 hubs, all the English-language films at least.

Thanks for posting.


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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I've only seen two of these: Tangled and Mars Needs Moms (both on the Starz channel). It seems studios are enamored of the technology of realism at the expense of engaging stories...either that or I'm not a child anymore. Tangled, for example: I get tired of smart-ass characters, unless it's me. I always look forward to your poster hubs, Steve.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks David, nearly every toon is CG nowadays, but there are some people like Tim Burton that have a preference for old fashioned stop motion animation. I love the old painterly cell animation of classic Disney like Pinocchio and Sleeping Beauty which took ages to finish by hand. The old artists would paint a beautiful background to a scene which would only appear on screen for a few seconds. Some of the Disney DVDs have excellent galleries of artwork from their classic films.

Thanks for posting.


Cogerson 3 years ago

Can you tell I have kids?....my family owns every single one of these movies with the exception of two of the Japanese ones and the last five on the hub...which I think only Paranorman is the only one we do not have that is available to buy currently....a quick look at my blu-ray collection shows we own 54 of the 94 computer animated movies...at roughly 20 bucks a shot....that means we have invested $1,080 dollars over the years buying these types of movies.

As for the best of the ones on this hub....gotta go with...

Bronze Medal.....Toy Story 3

Silver Medal....Wreck It Ralph(saw at theaters)

Gold Medal....How To Train Your Dragon...I predict the sequel will be even bigger than the first one.

Voted up and interesting....job well done.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Bruce, much appreciated! I watched How to Train Your Dragon again recently in 3D, loved it. There was a bit of a fracas at the Annie Awards in 2010 when Toy Story 3 received a handful of nominations and didn't win anything, HTTYD was the big winner at the Annies that year. People cried foul but Pixar won at the Oscars so it wasn't all bad.

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