Top 20 Fan-Favorite Animated Films Ever – Unmissable Rankings!

Lights, camera, animation! Welcome to the magical world where animals talk, cars race, and toys come to life. We’re about to embark on a journey through the technicolor dreamscape of the top 20 fan-favorite animated films ever. These aren’t just any films, these are the ones that have made us laugh, cry, and believe in the impossible. From the hand-drawn classics that defined our childhoods to the computer-generated masterpieces that continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in animation, we’ve got it all. So, whether you’re a die-hard animation aficionado or a casual movie-goer looking for a dose of nostalgia, buckle up! We’re about to take a rollercoaster ride through the unmissable rankings of the most beloved animated films of all time. Get ready to revisit old friends, meet new heroes, and maybe even discover a few gems you’ve missed along the way. Let the countdown begin!
Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Release Date: 2001-07-20

Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy

“Spirited Away” is a captivating animation movie released on July 20, 2001. It tells the story of Chihiro, a young girl who finds herself trapped in a mysterious world of spirits. When her parents undergo a strange transformation, Chihiro must summon her hidden courage to save her family. With a talented cast including Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, and Mari Natsuki, this film has been voted as one of the best animation movies of all time.

Cast: Rumi Hiiragi (Chihiro Ogino / Sen (voice)) , Miyu Irino (Haku (voice)) , Mari Natsuki (Yubaba / Zeniba (voice)) , Takashi Naito (Akio Ogino (voice)) , Yasuko Sawaguchi (Yuko Ogino (voice)) , Tsunehiko Kamijō (Chichiyaku (voice)) , Takehiko Ono (Aniyaku (voice)) , Bunta Sugawara (Kamaji (voice)) , Akio Nakamura (Kaonashi (voice)) , Yumi Tamai (Rin (voice)) , Ryunosuke Kamiki (Boh (voice)) , Tatsuya Gashûin (Aogaeru (voice)) , Yo Oizumi (Bantai Frog Service (voice)) , Ken Yasuda (Mr. Oshira (voice)) , Koba Hayashi (God of the River (voice)) , Shigeru Wakita ((voice)) , Shiro Saito ((voice)) , Michiko Yamamoto ((voice)) , Keiko Tsukamoto ((voice)) , Shinji Tokumaru ((voice)) , Kaori Yamagata ((voice)) , Yayoi Kazuki ((voice)) , Masahiro Asano ((voice)) , Kazutaka Hayashida ((voice)) , Ikuko Yamamoto ((voice))

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki

Tags: witch, parent child relationship, magic, darkness, bath house, spirit, parallel world, amusement park, youkai, japanese mythology, anime

Your Name.

Your Name.

Release Date: 2016-08-26

Genres: Romance, Animation, Drama

“Your Name.” is a captivating animation movie that tells the story of two high schoolers, Mitsuha and Taki, who mysteriously start swapping bodies. As they navigate this strange phenomenon, they must adapt to each other’s lives. With a talented cast including Ryunosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi, this heartwarming film was released on August 26, 2016, and has become one of the best-voted animation movies of all time.

Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki (Taki Tachibana (voice)) , Mone Kamishiraishi (Mitsuha Miyamizu (voice)) , Ryo Narita (Katsuhiko Teshigawara (voice)) , Aoi Yuki (Sayaka Natori (voice)) , Nobunaga Shimazaki (Tsukasa Fujii (voice)) , Kaito Ishikawa (Shinta Takagi (voice)) , Kanon Tani (Yotsuha Miyamizu (voice)) , Masaki Terasoma (Toshiki Miyamizu (voice)) , Sayaka Ohara (Futaha Miyamizu (voice)) , Kazuhiko Inoue (Taki’s Father (voice)) , Chafurin (Teshigawara’s Father (voice)) , Yuka Kato (Teshigawara’s Mother (voice)) , Kana Hanazawa (Yukari Yukino (voice)) , Shinya Hamazoe (Tanaka (voice)) , Masami Nagasawa (Miki Okudera (voice)) , Etsuko Ichihara (Hitoha Miyamizu (voice)) , Yuka Terasaki ((voice)) , Takashi Onozuka ((voice)) , Kanami Satou ((voice)) , Shinjirou Gouda ((voice)) , Yasuhiro Kikuchi ((voice)) , Tamari Hinata ((voice)) , Nozomi Yamane ((voice)) , Yuuki Shin ((voice)) , Tatsuya Murakami ((voice))

Directors: Makoto Shinkai

Writers: Makoto Shinkai

Tags: time travel, race against time, comet, natural disaster, supernatural, afterlife, romance, school, body-swap, nonlinear timeline, star crossed lovers, anime, dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Release Date: 2023-05-31

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is an upcoming animated movie that has made it to the list of the 20 best voted animation movies of all time. Set to release on May 31, 2023, the film follows the adventures of Miles, Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, as he reunites with Gwen Stacy and embarks on a thrilling journey across the Multiverse. Along the way, Miles encounters the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People dedicated to protecting the Multiverse, but soon finds himself at odds with them when a new threat emerges. With an incredible cast including Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Oscar Isaac, this movie promises to be an action-packed and heartwarming tale of heroism and love.

Cast: Shameik Moore (Miles Morales / Spider-Man (voice)) , Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman (voice)) , Jason Schwartzman (Jonathan Ohnn / Spot (voice)) , Oscar Isaac (Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099 (voice)) , Brian Tyree Henry (Jeff Morales (voice)) , Luna Lauren Velez (Rio Morales (voice)) , Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man (voice)) , Issa Rae (Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman (voice)) , Karan Soni (Pavitr Prabhakar / Spider-Man India (voice)) , Shea Whigham (George Stacy (voice)) , Greta Lee (LYLA (voice)) , Amandla Stenberg (Margo Kess: Spider-Byte (voice)) , Jharrel Jerome (Miles G. Morales (voice)) , Andy Samberg (Ben Reilly / Scarlet Spider (voice)) , Jack Quaid (Peter Parker / The Lizard (voice)) , Rachel Dratch (Ms. Weber (voice)) , Ziggy Marley (Lenny (voice)) , Jorma Taccone (Adriano Tumino / ’67 (voice)) , Daniel Kaluuya (Hobie Brown / Spider-Punk (voice)) , Mahershala Ali (Uncle Aaron (voice)) , J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson (voice)) , Donald Glover (Aaron Davis) , Elizabeth Perkins (May / Quippy Spider-Person (voice)) , Kathryn Hahn (Doc Ock (voice)) , Ayo Edebiri (Glory (voice))

Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, Kemp Powers

Writers: Dave Callaham, Chris Mitchell, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Matt Jones, Max Perkins, Mark Ackland, Denise Koyama, Miguel Jiron, Octavio E. Rodriguez, Violaine Briat, Darrell W. Johnson, Lauren Sassen, Kasey Fagerquist, Ben Choi, Caitlin VanArsdale, Anthony Holden, Melanie Duke, Sarah Jean Partington, Wynton Redmond, Stephanie Garcia Rizo, Gabriela Carolina Camarillo, Eugene Lee

Tags: sacrifice, comic book, sequel, superhero, based on comic, alternate dimension, alternate version, super power, brooklyn, new york city, superhero team, spider bite, super villain, cliffhanger, teen superhero, alternate universe, female superhero, interdimensional travel

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Release Date: 1988-04-16

Genres: Animation, Drama, War

“Grave of the Fireflies” is a heart-wrenching animated film released in 1988. Set during the final months of World War II in Japan, it tells the story of 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko, who become orphans after their mother dies in an air raid. Struggling to survive with no relatives and limited resources, they find shelter in an abandoned bomb shelter. This emotional tale explores their resilience and the challenges they face in a war-torn country.

Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi (Seita (voice)) , Ayano Shiraishi (Setsuko (voice)) , Yoshiko Shinohara (Mother (voice)) , Akemi Yamaguchi (Auntie (voice)) , Kozo Hashida (Obayashi Chairman (voice)) , Masayo Sakai (Woman who takes care of Setsuko (voice)) , Masayo Sakai (Cousin (voice)) , Yoshio Matsuoka (Gosaku (voice)) , Masahiro Kanetake (Aunt’s House Guest (voice)) , Kiyoshi Yanagawa (Patrolman (voice)) , Hajime Maki (Man who arrests Seita (voice)) , Atsuo Omotem (Person in Bank (voice)) , Teruhisa Harita (Station Worker (voice)) , Hiroshi Tanaka (Person in Bank (voice)) , Michio Denpo (Station Worker / Doctor (voice)) , Shiro Tamaki (Person in Bank (voice)) , Mika Sekita (Nurse (voice))

Directors: Isao Takahata

Writers: Isao Takahata, Akiyuki Nosaka

Tags: sibling relationship, hunger, world war ii, shelter, wartime, anti war, anime, orphan siblings, children in wartime

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a captivating animation movie that has been voted as one of the best of all time. It follows the story of Miles Morales, a Brooklyn teenager who gains incredible powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider, just like the original Spider-Man. As Miles grapples with his newfound abilities, he stumbles upon a super collider that brings together various versions of Spider-Man from different dimensions. With an amazing cast including Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Hailee Steinfeld, this film is a must-watch for any Spider-Man fan. It was released on December 6, 2018.

Cast: Shameik Moore (Miles Morales / Spider-Man (voice)) , Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man (voice)) , Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman (voice)) , Mahershala Ali (Uncle Aaron / Prowler (voice)) , Brian Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis (voice)) , Lily Tomlin (Aunt May (voice)) , Luna Lauren Velez (Rio Morales (voice)) , Zoë Kravitz (Mary Jane (voice)) , John Mulaney (Peter Porker / Spider-Ham (voice)) , Kimiko Glenn (Peni Parker (voice)) , Nicolas Cage (Peter Parker / Spider-Man Noir (voice)) , Kathryn Hahn (Olivia ‘Liv’ Octavius / Doc Ock (voice)) , Liev Schreiber (Wilson Fisk / Kingpin (voice)) , Chris Pine (Peter Parker / Spider-Man (voice)) , Natalie Morales (Miss Calleros (voice)) , Edwin H. Bravo (Brooklyn Visions Security Guard (voice)) , Oscar Isaac (Interesting Person #1 (voice)) , Greta Lee (Interesting Person #2 (voice)) , Stan Lee (Stan (voice)) , Jorma Taccone (Green Goblin / Last Dude (voice)) , Joaquín Cosío (Scorpion (voice)) , Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III (Tombstone (voice)) , Kim Yarbrough (Scientist in Cafeteria (voice)) , Lake Bell (Vanessa Fisk (voice)) , Jessica Mikayla Adams (Brooklyn Friend (voice))

Directors: Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Cody Cameron, Sharon Bridgeman, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, John Puglisi, Stephan Franck, Heiko von Drengenberg, Mark Ackland, Denise Koyama, Paula Assadourian, Riccardo Durante, Miguel Jiron, Yoriaki Mochizuki, Ryan Savas, Eva Bruschi, Vi-Dieu Nguyen, Jihyun Park, Miles Thompson, Jane Wu, Ryan Gaffney, Katie Smith

Tags: superhero, based on comic, aftercreditsstinger, alternate universe

A Silent Voice: The Movie

A Silent Voice: The Movie

Release Date: 2016-09-17

Genres: Animation, Drama

“A Silent Voice: The Movie” is a heartwarming animated film that explores the consequences of bullying and the power of redemption. It follows the story of Shouya Ishida, who bullies a deaf girl named Shouko Nishimiya in elementary school. Years later, haunted by his past actions, Shouya seeks to make amends and reconnect with Shouko. With a talented cast and a release date in 2016, this movie is definitely worth watching for its powerful message and emotional journey.

Cast: Miyu Irino (Shouya Ishida (voice)) , Saori Hayami (Shouko Nishimiya (voice)) , Aoi Yuki (Yuzuru Nishimiya (voice)) , Kensho Ono (Tomohiro Nagatsuka (voice)) , Yuki Kaneko (Naoka Ueno (voice)) , Yui Ishikawa (Miyoko Sahara (voice)) , Megumi Han (Miki Kawai (voice)) , Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Satoshi Mashiba (voice)) , Mayu Matsuoka (Young Shouya Ishida (voice)) , Sachiko Kojima (Young Kazuki Shimada (voice)) , Hana Takeda (Young Keisuke Hirose (voice)) , Fuminori Komatsu (Takeuchi-sensei (voice)) , Ikuko Tani (Ito Nishimiya (voice)) , Erena Kamata (Maria Ishida (voice)) , Ayano Hamaguchi (Shouya’s Sister (voice)) , Ryunosuke Watanuki (Pedro (voice)) , Ryo Nishitani (Kazuki Shimada (voice)) , Takuya Masumoto (Keisuke Hirose (voice)) , Satsuki Yukino (Miyako Ishida (voice)) , Akiko Hiramatsu (Yaeko Nishimiya (voice))

Directors: Naoko Yamada

Writers: Reiko Yoshida, Yoshitoki Oima

Tags: suicide, suicide attempt, deaf, friendship, high school, bullying, coming of age, based on manga, woman director, sign languages, anime, social anxiety, japanese high school, japanese school

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

Release Date: 2004-09-09

Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Adventure

“Howl’s Moving Castle” is a captivating animation movie that has been voted as one of the best of all time. It tells the story of Sophie, a young milliner who is transformed into an elderly woman by a wicked witch. Along her journey, she meets a wizard named Howl and becomes entangled in his fight against the king. With a talented cast including Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, and Akihiro Miwa, this enchanting film was released on September 9, 2004.

Cast: Chieko Baisho (Sophie (voice)) , Takuya Kimura (Howl (voice)) , Akihiro Miwa (Witch of the Waste (voice)) , Tatsuya Gashûin (Calcifer (voice)) , Ryunosuke Kamiki (Markl (voice)) , Mitsunori Isaki (Kosho (voice)) , Yo Oizumi (Prince Justin / Turnip Head (voice)) , Akio Otsuka (King of Ingary (voice)) , Daijirô Harada (Heen (voice)) , Haruko Katō (Madame Suliman (voice)) , Makoto Yasumura ((voice)) , Manabu Muraji ((voice)) , Keiko Tsukamoto ((voice)) , Yayoi Kazuki ((voice)) , Seiji Sasaki ((voice)) , Hiroshi Takahashi ((voice)) , Mayuno Yasokawa ((voice)) , Rio Kanno ((voice)) , Kojiro Takahashi ((voice)) , Akiyoshi Sakurai ((voice)) , Momoko Kurita ((voice)) , Mina Meguro ((voice)) , Yasuhiro Ohara ((voice)) , Akio Tanaka ((voice)) , Rina Yamada ((voice))

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones

Tags: flying, witch, rain, castle, scarecrow, body exchange, hatter, bakery, steampunk, curse, demon, anime, based on young adult novel

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

“Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion” is a highly acclaimed animated movie that serves as the thrilling conclusion to the popular Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Released in 1997, it features a talented cast including Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuko Miyamura, Fumihiko Tachiki, Miki Nagasawa, Takehito Koyasu, Hiro Yuuki, Yuriko Yamaguchi, and Motomu Kiyokawa. With its two alternate episodes, this film not only answers lingering questions from the series but also introduces new possibilities, making it a must-watch for animation enthusiasts.

Cast: Megumi Ogata (Shinji Ikari (voice)) , Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari (voice)) , Kotono Mitsuishi (Misato Katsuragi (voice)) , Yuko Miyamura (Asuka Langley Soryu (voice)) , Fumihiko Tachiki (Gendo Ikari (voice)) , Miki Nagasawa (Maya Ibuki (voice)) , Takehito Koyasu (Shigeru Aoba (voice)) , Hiro Yuuki (Makoto Hyouga (voice)) , Yuriko Yamaguchi (Ritsuko Akagi (voice)) , Motomu Kiyokawa (Kozo Fuyutsuki (voice)) , Akira Ishida (Kaworu Nagisa (voice)) , Mugihito (Keel Lorenz (voice))

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki

Writers: Hideaki Anno

Tags: philosophy, post-apocalyptic future, insanity, futuristic, mecha, end of the world, avant-garde, meaningless existence, rebirth, anime, psychological terror, existential horror, experimental surrealism

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Release Date: 1997-07-12

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

“Princess Mononoke” is a captivating animation movie that takes you on an epic adventure with Ashitaka, a cursed prince on a quest for a cure. Along his journey, he crosses paths with San – a passionate young woman fighting to protect the forest – and Lady Eboshi, who seeks to destroy it. Released in 1997, this enchanting film offers a beautifully balanced tale of heart-pounding conflicts and a mission for harmony.

Cast: Youji Matsuda (Ashitaka (voice)) , Yuriko Ishida (San (voice)) , Yuko Tanaka (Eboshi Gozen (voice)) , Kaoru Kobayashi (Jikobo (voice)) , Masahiko Nishimura (Kouroku (voice)) , Tsunehiko Kamijō (Gonza (voice)) , Akihiro Miwa (Mrs. Moro (voice)) , Mitsuko Mori (Mrs. Hii (voice)) , Hisaya Morishige (Chief of Affairs (voice)) , Sumi Shimamoto (Toki (voice)) , Tetsu Watanabe (Wild Dog (voice)) , Makoto Satō (Tatari God (voice)) , Akira Nagoya (Cowherd (voice)) , Kei Iinuma (Chief of the Sick (voice)) , Yayoi Kazuki (Kiyo (voice)) , Kimihiro Reizei (Cattleman (voice)) , Yoshimasa Kondo (Cattleman (voice)) , Akira Sakamoto (Cattleman (voice)) , Shiro Saito (Cattleman (voice)) , Daikichi Sugawara (Cattleman (voice)) , Takako Katou (Tataraba Woman (voice)) , Ikuko Yamamoto (Tataraba Woman (voice)) , Kiho Iinuma (Emishi Girl (voice))

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki

Tags: fight, wolf, human vs nature, leprosy, wild boar, territory, feral child, friendship, rural area, decapitation, historical fiction, spirit, demon, nature, environmentalism, deforestation, anime, industrialization

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

Release Date: 1998-02-28

Genres: Animation, Thriller

“Perfect Blue” is a captivating animation movie released on February 28, 1998. It follows the story of Mima Kirigow, a former pop singer who embarks on a new career as an actress. However, her life takes a dark turn when she lands a role in a murder mystery that challenges her sanity and leads to a series of unsettling events. With a talented cast including Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, and Shiho Niiyama, this film is hailed as one of the best animation movies of all time.

Cast: Junko Iwao (Mima Kirigoe (voice)) , Rica Matsumoto (Rumi (voice)) , Shiho Niiyama (Rei (voice)) , Masaaki Okura (Mamoru Uchida (voice)) , Shinpachi Tsuji (Tadokoro (voice)) , Emiko Furukawa (Yukiko (voice)) , Yosuke Akimoto (Tejima (voice)) , Yoku Shioya (Takao Shibuya (voice)) , Hideyuki Hori (Sakuragi (voice)) , Emi Shinohara (Eri Ochiai (voice)) , Masashi Ebara (Murano (voice)) , Kiyoyuki Yanada (Kantoku (voice)) , Toru Furusawa (Yada (voice)) , Aya Hara (Mima’s Mother (voice)) , Shin-ichiro Miki (Taku (voice)) , Megumi Tano (Child (voice)) , Emi Motoi (Child (voice)) , Akio Suyama (Tadashi Doi (voice)) , Osamu Hosoi (Company Employee (voice)) , Koichi Tochika (Red (voice)) , Soichiro Hoshi (Green (voice)) , Kisho Taniyama (Blue (voice)) , Shokkâ Ôno (Chairman (voice)) , Rofuto Purasu Wan Burazâzu (Audience (voice)) , Makoto Kitano (Reporter (voice))

Directors: Satoshi Kon

Writers: Sadayuki Murai, Yoshikazu Takeuchi

Tags: japan, paranoia, career, celebrity, stalker, singer, fame, female protagonist, psychological thriller, mental illness, madness, split personality, j-pop, celebrity worship, anime, aspiring actress

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is an exciting animated movie that follows the adventures of Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas. After using up eight of his nine lives, Puss embarks on a thrilling quest to find the legendary Last Wish and restore his remaining life. With a star-studded cast including Salma Hayek Pinault, Florence Pugh, and Olivia Colman, this film promises to be a captivating and action-packed journey. Get ready to join Puss in Boots on December 7, 2022, as he fights to save his final life and fulfill his last wish.

Cast: Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots (voice)) , Salma Hayek Pinault (Kitty Softpaws (voice)) , Harvey Guillén (Perrito (voice)) , Wagner Moura (Wolf (voice)) , Florence Pugh (Goldilocks (voice)) , Olivia Colman (Mama Bear (voice)) , Ray Winstone (Papa Bear (voice)) , Samson Kayo (Baby Bear (voice)) , John Mulaney (Jack Horner (voice)) , Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Mama Luna (voice)) , Anthony Mendez (Doctor (voice)) , Kevin McCann (Ethical Bug (voice)) , Bernardo de Paula (Governor / Little Boy’s Father / Male Partier (voice)) , Betsy Sodaro (Jo Serpent / Additional Baker’s Dozen Gang Member (voice)) , Artemis Pebdani (Jan Serpent (voice)) , Conrad Vernon (Gingy (voice)) , Cody Cameron (Pinocchio (voice)) , Kailey Crawford (Little Goldi (voice)) , Al Rodrigo (Bartender (voice)) , Bob Persichetti (Ohhh Cat (voice)) , Miguel Matrai (Little Boy (voice)) , Pilar Uribe (Governor’s Assistant / Female Partier (voice)) , Heidi Gardner (Last Baker (voice)) , Joel Crawford (Band Member / Baker’s Dozen Gang Member (voice)) , Januel Mercado (Band Member / Baker’s Dozen Gang Member (voice))

Directors: Joel Crawford

Writers: Cody Cameron, Tommy Swerdlow, Simon Wells, Etan Cohen, Jeff Biancalana, Bill Riling, Chris Mitchell, John Puglisi, Paul Fisher, Tom Wheeler, Anthony Zierhut, Matt Flynn, Colin Jack, Warren Leonhardt, Heidi Jo Gilbert, Evon Freeman, Johane Matte, David Wolter, Taylor Meacham, Hanna Kim, Aaron Austin, Steven A. MacLeod, Kaan Kalyon, Gary Graham, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi, Anthony Holden, Alice Herring, Michael Lester, Lyle Nagy, Marceline Tanguay, Danny Langston

Tags: fairy tale, talking dog, spin off, aftercreditsstinger, talking cat, fear of death

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

“Justice League Dark: Apokolips War” is an animated movie that made it to the list of the 20 best voted animation movies of all time. In this action-packed film, Earth is left in ruins after the powerful Darkseid defeats the Justice League. Now, the remaining superheroes, including the Justice League, Teen Titans, and Suicide Squad, must unite and launch a counterattack against Darkseid to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. With a star-studded cast including Matt Ryan, Jerry O’Connell, Taissa Farmiga, and more, this thrilling movie was released on May 5, 2020.

Cast: Matt Ryan (John Constantine (voice)) , Jerry O’Connell (Clark Kent / Superman (voice)) , Taissa Farmiga (Rachel Roth / Raven (voice)) , Jason O’Mara (Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)) , Rosario Dawson (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (voice)) , Stuart Allan (Damian Wayne / Robin (voice)) , Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane (voice)) , Rainn Wilson (Lex Luthor (voice)) , Tony Todd (Darkseid (voice)) , Shemar Moore (Victor Stone / Cyborg (voice)) , Christopher Gorham (Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)) , Ray Chase (Jason Blood / Etrigan (voice)) , Camilla Luddington (Zatanna (voice)) , Hynden Walch (Harley Quinn (voice)) , Liam McIntyre (Captain Boomerang (voice)) , Roger Cross (John Stewart / Green Lantern (voice) / Swamp Thing (voice)) , John DiMaggio (King Shark / Trigon (voice)) , Sachie Alessio (Lady Shiva (voice)) , Matt Lanter (Arthur Curry / Aquaman (voice)) , Sean Astin (Billy Batson / Shazam (voice)) , Nyambi Nyambi (J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)) , Jon Bernthal (Trigon (voice))

Directors: Matt Peters, Christina Sotta

Writers: Bob Kane, Jamie Delano, Alan Moore, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Bruce Timm, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Bill Finger, Denny O’Neil, Paul Dini, Ernie Altbacker, William Moulton Marston, Gardner Fox, Bernie Wrightson, George Pérez, Mairghread Scott, Steve Bissette, John Totleben, John Ridgway, Murphy Anderson, Karl Kesel

Tags: superhero, based on comic, dc animated movie universe

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

“Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train” is an animated film that follows the thrilling journey of Tanjiro Kamado, Inosuke Hashibira, and Zenitsu Agatsuma as they team up with the powerful Fire Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku. Their mission is to defeat a menacing demon that has been terrorizing people and killing demon slayers. With a talented cast including Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kito, Hiro Shimono, and more, this highly anticipated movie was released on October 16, 2020, and is sure to captivate animation enthusiasts worldwide.

Cast: Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado (voice)) , Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado (voice)) , Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu Agatsuma (voice)) , Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke Hashibira (voice)) , Satoshi Hino (Kyojuro Rengoku (voice)) , Takahiro Sakurai (Giyu Tomioka (voice)) , Katsuyuki Konishi (Tengen Uzui (voice)) , Saori Hayami (Shinobu Kocho (voice)) , Kenichi Suzumura (Obanai Iguro (voice)) , Tomokazu Seki (Sanemi Shinazugawa (voice)) , Tomokazu Sugita (Gyomei Himejima (voice)) , Toshiyuki Morikawa (Kagaya Ubuyashiki (voice)) , Rina Satou (Amane Ubuyashiki (voice)) , Shin-ichiro Miki (Tanjuro Kamado (voice)) , Houko Kuwashima (Kie Kamado (voice)) , Kaede Hondo (Shigeru Kamado (voice)) , You Taichi (Takeo Kamado (voice)) , Konomi Kohara (Hanako Kamado (voice)) , Aoi Koga (Rokuta Kamado (voice)) , Rikiya Koyama (Shinjuro Rengoku (voice)) , Megumi Toyoguchi (Ruka Rengoku (voice)) , Junya Enoki (Senjuro Rengoku (voice)) , Mariya Ise (Young Kyojuro Renguko (voice)) , Daisuke Hirakawa (Enmu (voice)) , Akira Ishida (Akaza (voice))

Directors: Haruo Sotozaki

Writers: Koyoharu Gotouge

Tags: fight, magic, psychology, supernatural, gore, survival, tragedy, coming of age, based on manga, demon, historical, family, mutilation, dark fantasy, shounen, anime, taisho

The Lion King

The Lion King

Release Date: 1994-06-24

Genres: Family, Animation, Drama

“The Lion King” is a beloved animated movie that was released on June 24, 1994. It tells the story of a young lion prince who is banished from his pride by his wicked uncle, falsely accused of killing his father. As he grows up in exile, he embraces a carefree philosophy, but when his past catches up with him, he must confront his demons and decide his destiny. With an all-star cast including Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, and Whoopi Goldberg, this timeless film is a must-watch for animation enthusiasts.

Cast: Matthew Broderick (Simba (voice)) , James Earl Jones (Mufasa (voice)) , Jeremy Irons (Scar (voice)) , Moira Kelly (Nala (voice)) , Nathan Lane (Timon (voice)) , Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa (voice)) , Robert Guillaume (Rafiki (voice)) , Rowan Atkinson (Zazu (voice)) , Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi (voice)) , Cheech Marin (Banzai (voice)) , Jim Cummings (Ed / Scar (singing) (voice)) , Madge Sinclair (Sarabi (voice)) , Zoe Leader (Sarafina (voice)) , Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Young Simba (voice)) , Niketa Calame-Harris (Young Nala (voice)) , Frank Welker (Lion Roars (voice) (uncredited)) , Cathy Cavadini ((voice) (uncredited)) , Judi M. Durand (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Daamen J. Krall (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , David McCharen (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Mary Linda Phillips (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Phil Proctor (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , David J. Randolph (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)) , Brian Tochi (Fighting Hyena (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Writers: Joe Ranft, Jonathan Roberts, Jim Capobianco, Linda Woolverton, Irene Mecchi, Lorna Cook, Burny Mattinson, Gary Trousdale, Chris Sanders, Barry Johnson, Francis Glebas, Larry Leker, Thom Enriquez, Jorgen Klubien, Mark Kausler, Kevin Harkey, Tom Sito, Ed Gombert, Rick Maki, Andrew Gaskill

Tags: africa, loss of loved one, lion, father murder, manipulation, musical, uncle, murder, warthog, shaman, redemption, king, scar, family, hyena, meerkat, nature, mandrill, murder confession, wildebeest



“Klaus” is a heartwarming animated movie released on November 8, 2019. It tells the story of Jesper, a struggling postman who is sent to a remote village where people rarely communicate. Just when he’s about to give up, Jesper meets a local teacher named Alva and a mysterious carpenter named Klaus, who lives in a cabin filled with handmade toys. Together, they embark on a magical journey that brings joy and friendship to the grumpy inhabitants of the village. With a talented cast including Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, and Joan Cusack, “Klaus” is a must-watch for animation lovers.

Cast: Jason Schwartzman (Jesper (voice)) , J.K. Simmons (Klaus (voice)) , Rashida Jones (Alva (voice)) , Joan Cusack (Mrs. Krum (voice)) , Norm Macdonald (Mogens (voice)) , Will Sasso (Mr. Ellingboe (voice)) , Sergio Pablos (Pumpkin / Olaf (voice)) , Mila Brener (Ellingboe Girl 3 (voice)) , Neda Margrethe Labba (Margu (voice)) , Sydney Brower (Ellingboe Girl (voice)) , Teddy Blum (Small Ellingboe Boy (voice)) , Julian Zane Chowdhury (Krum Boy (voice)) , Emma Shannon (Creepy girl 1 (voice)) , Kendall Joy Hall (Annelise (voice)) , Sky Alexis (Ellingboe Girl 2 (voice)) , Tucker Meek (Ellingboe Boy / Krum Boy (voice)) , Amanda Philipson (Ellingboe Councilwoman (voice)) , Finn Carr (Ellingboe Boy 1 (voice)) , Lucian Perez (Krum Boy / Creepy Boy 2 (voice)) , Emma Yarovinsky (Little Krum Girl (voice)) , Jaeden Bettencourt (Krum Boy / Jesper Son (voice)) , Hailey Hermida (Krum Girl 1 (voice)) , Evan Agos (Ellingboe Boy (voice)) , Leo Miller (Ellinboe Boy 5 (voice)) , Bailey Rae Fenderson (Creepy Girl 2 (voice))

Directors: Sergio Pablos

Writers: Sergio Pablos, Edgar Martins, Jim Mahoney, Zach Lewis

Tags: holiday, small town, santa claus, island, postman, friendship, cartoon, reindeer, toy maker, christmas, 19th century, origin story, town, good versus evil

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

Release Date: 2018-09-01

Genres: Animation, Drama, Romance

“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is a heartwarming animation movie that tells the story of an ordinary high school student who discovers that his crush has been diagnosed with a pancreatic disease. Determined to make her remaining days memorable, he embarks on a journey to create beautiful memories together. With a talented cast and a release date of September 1, 2018, this movie is definitely worth watching for its touching storyline and emotional performances.

Cast: Mahiro Takasugi (Haruki Shiga (voice)) , Lynn (Sakura Yamauchi (voice)) , Yukiyo Fujii (Kyoko Takimoto (voice)) , Yuma Uchida (Takahiro (voice)) , Jun Fukushima (Issei Miyata (voice)) , Atsuko Tanaka (Haruki’s Mother (voice)) , Shin-ichiro Miki (Haruki’s Father (voice)) , Emi Wakui (Sakura’s Mother (voice)) , Nanami Atsugi (Hospital Announcement (voice)) , Kazuya Saji (Father of the Boy and Girl (voice)) , Narumi Kaho (Boy (voice)) , Nene Hieda (Girl (voice)) , Tomoe Tanii (Classmate (voice)) , Reiou Tsuchida (Delinquent 1 (voice)) , Hayato Kimura (Delinquent 2 (voice)) , Anju Nitta (Man from the Dried Food Store (voice)) , Emiko Takeuchi (Old Lady (voice)) , Takaaki Uchino (Shopkeeper (voice)) , Kenta Kataoka (Police Officer 1 (voice)) , Tomoyuki Arai (Police Officer 2 (voice)) , Junnosuke Kuroda (Old Man from the Fish Shop (voice)) , Takayuki Ogawa (Office Worker (voice)) , Yurina Amami (TV Anchor (voice)) , Momoko Notomi (Female Student (voice)) , Kotaro Ishikawa (News Presenter (voice))

Directors: Shinichiro Ushijima

Writers: Yoru Sumino, Shinichiro Ushijima

Tags: based on novel or book, terminal illness, tragedy, hospital, anime

Wolf Children

Wolf Children

“Wolf Children” is a heartwarming and emotional animated movie released on July 21, 2012. It tells the story of a woman who must navigate the challenges of raising her son and daughter after her werewolf lover tragically passes away. As her children inherit their father’s unique traits, she faces a remarkable journey filled with love, growth, and the strength of a mother’s unconditional bond. Starring Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii, Aoi Miyazaki, and other talented actors, this film is a must-watch for those seeking a touching tale of family and resilience.

Cast: Haru Kuroki (Yuki (voice)) , Yukito Nishii (Ame (voice)) , Aoi Miyazaki (Hana (voice)) , Takao Osawa (Wolf Man (voice)) , Momoka Ohno (Young Yuki (voice)) , Amon Kabe (Young Ame (voice)) , Takuma Hiraoka (Sohei (voice)) , Megumi Hayashibara (Sohei’s Mother (voice)) , Tadashi Nakamura (Hosokawa (voice)) , Tamio Ohki (Yamaoka (voice)) , Tomie Kataoka (Mrs. Nirasaki (voice)) , Hajime Inoue (Tendo (voice)) , Shota Sometani (Mr. Tanabe (voice)) , Taichi Masu (Radio Announcer (voice)) , Kumiko Aso (Mrs. Hotta (voice)) , Bunta Sugawara (Nirasaki (voice)) , Takashi Kobayashi (Mr. Nirasaki (voice)) , Mitsuki Tanimura (Mrs. Doi (voice))

Directors: Mamoru Hosoda

Writers: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera

Tags: wolf, forest, growing up, death of father, rural area, werewolf, single mother, werewolf child, farming community, farming, anime, mother son relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship



“Coco” is a heartwarming animated film that tells the story of Miguel, a young boy who dreams of becoming a musician despite his family’s ban on music. After a series of mysterious events, Miguel finds himself in the vibrant Land of the Dead, where he embarks on an extraordinary journey to uncover the truth about his family’s history. With a talented cast including Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves captivating storytelling and stunning animation. Released on October 27, 2017, “Coco” has become one of the best-voted animation movies of all time.

Cast: Anthony Gonzalez (Miguel Rivera (voice)) , Gael García Bernal (Héctor (voice)) , Benjamin Bratt (Ernesto de la Cruz (voice)) , Alanna Ubach (Mamá Imelda Rivera (voice)) , Renée Victor (Elena Rivera (voice)) , Ana Ofelia Murguía (Mamá Socorro “Coco” Rivera (voice)) , Edward James Olmos (Chicharrón (voice)) , Jaime Camil (Papá Enrique Rivera (voice)) , Alfonso Arau (Papá Julio Rivera (voice)) , Herbert Siguenza (Tío Oscar Rivera / Tío Felipe Rivera (voice)) , Lombardo Boyar (Mariachi / Gustavo (voice)) , Sofía Espinosa (Mamá Luisa Rivera (voice)) , Dyana Ortelli (Tía Victoria Rivera (voice)) , Gabriel Iglesias (Head Clerk (voice)) , Selene Luna (Tía Rosita Rivera (voice)) , Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Frida Kahlo (voice)) , Carla Medina (Departure Agent (voice)) , Luis Valdez (Tío Berto Rivera / Don Hidalgo (voice)) , Blanca Araceli (Emcee (voice)) , Polo Rojas (Abel Rivera (voice)) , Montse Hernandez (Rosa Rivera (voice)) , Octavio Solis (Arrival Agent (voice)) , Cheech Marin (Corrections Officer (voice)) , Salvador Reyes (Security Guard (voice)) , John Ratzenberger (Juan Ortodoncia (voice))

Directors: Lee Unkrich

Writers: Lee Unkrich, Matthew Aldrich, Jason Katz, Madeline Sharafian, Tony Maki, Vladimir Kooperman, Adrian Molina

Tags: mexico, guitar, musician, skeleton, afterlife, singer, life after death, child, day of the dead

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

Release Date: 2019-12-20

Genres: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Adventure

“My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising” is an animated movie that follows Class 1-A as they embark on a hero mission to Nabu Island. However, their peaceful vacation turns into a battle for survival when they are attacked by a villain with a mysterious power. With the retired All Might and innocent lives at stake, Deku and his friends must step up as the next generation of heroes to save the island. Starring Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yoshio Inoue, Mio Imada, Yuka Terasaki, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Yuki Kaji, Kaito Ishikawa, Ayane Sakura, and Toshiki Masuda, this thrilling animation was released on December 20, 2019.

Cast: Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya (voice)) , Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugo (voice)) , Yoshio Inoue (Nine (voice)) , Mio Imada (Slice (voice)) , Yuka Terasaki (Katsuma (voice)) , Tomoyo Kurosawa (Mahoro (voice)) , Yuki Kaji (Shoto Todoroki (voice)) , Kaito Ishikawa (Tenya Iida (voice)) , Ayane Sakura (Ochako Uraraka (voice)) , Toshiki Masuda (Eijiro Kirishima (voice)) , Yoshimasa Hosoya (Fumikage Tokoyami (voice)) , Ryo Hirohashi (Minoru Mineta (voice)) , Marina Inoue (Momo Yaoyorozu (voice)) , Tasuku Hatanaka (Denki Kaminari (voice)) , Kei Shindo (Kyoka Jiro (voice)) , Kiyotaka Furushima (Hanta Sero (voice)) , Masakazu Nishida (Mezo Shoji (voice)) , Eri Kitamura (Mina Ashido (voice)) , Toru Nara (Rikido Sato (voice)) , Aoi Yuki (Tsuyu Asui (voice)) , Kaori Nazuka (Toru Hagakure (voice)) , Kosuke Kuwano (Yuga Aoyama (voice)) , Kosuke Miyoshi (Mashirao Ojiro (voice)) , Takuma Nagatsuka (Koji Koda (voice)) , Yuichi Nakamura (Hawks (voice))

Directors: Kenji Nagasaki

Writers: Yosuke Kuroda, Kohei Horikoshi, Hitoshi Nagai

Tags: japan, hero, superhero, fighting, super power, shounen, anime

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Release Date: 2022-11-09

Genres: Animation, Fantasy, Drama, Music

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” is an upcoming animated movie set in Mussolini’s Italy, where a wooden boy magically comes to life. The film follows his journey as he struggles to meet his father’s expectations during the rise of fascism. With an impressive cast including Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, and Christoph Waltz, this highly anticipated film is set to be released on November 9, 2022, and promises to be a captivating and thought-provoking animation experience.

Cast: Gregory Mann (Pinocchio (voice)) , Ewan McGregor (Sebastian J. Cricket (voice)) , David Bradley (Geppetto (voice)) , Christoph Waltz (Count Volpe (voice)) , Tilda Swinton (Wood Sprite / Death (voice)) , Ron Perlman (Il Podestà (voice)) , Finn Wolfhard (Candlewick (voice)) , Cate Blanchett (Spazzatura the Monkey (voice)) , Tim Blake Nelson (The Black Rabbits (voice)) , John Turturro (Il Dottore (voice)) , Burn Gorman (Priest (voice)) , Tom Kenny (Mussolini / Right Hand Man / Sea Captain (voice)) , Alfie Tempest (Carlo (voice)) , Anthea Greco (Podesta’s Wife / Twin Daughter 1 / Parishioner Woman (voice)) , Francesca Fanti (Twin Daughter 2 / Old Woman / Street Sweep (voice)) , Sandro Carotti (Fruit Vendor / Butcher (voice)) , Rio Mangini (Milliner / Soldier / Carnival Worker (voice)) , Benjamin Valic (Confident Boy / Laughing Boy (voice)) , Sky Alexis (Young Girl (voice)) , Ariana Molkara (Older Girl (voice)) , Roy Halo (Young Boy (voice)) , Luciano Palmeri (Barrel Man / Soldier / Carnival Worker (voice)) , Peter Arpesella (Carnival Worker (voice))

Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson

Writers: Matthew Robbins, Guillermo del Toro, Carlo Collodi, Patrick McHale, Vera Brosgol

Tags: italy, based on novel or book, fascism, woodcutter, musical, greed, puppet, benito mussolini, stop motion, dark fantasy, duringcreditsstinger, 1940s, wooden dummy, pinocchio

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