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Best Animated Year Poll

In 1991, the year Beauty and the Beast made history as the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, there were just six animated films released theatrically in the United States – three of which were imports from Japan that got limited play. Things have changed a lot since then! Animation has taken off and we have more choices than ever. In fact, every year since Animated Views was launched has seen ten or more films in theatres.

So the question is what year was the best? We're not looking for what year had the most animation. We want you to tell us what year's slate of animated movies was of the highest quality? Below is a list of some of the top films released every year of Animated Views' existence. Check the box next to a slate and then click the vote button. We'll tally up the results in a few days and report what year was tops for animation!

UPDATE: The poll is now over. Thanks to all those who entered! The runaway winner was the year 2010, with 44% of the vote. That year featured hits including How To Train Your Dragon, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, Megamind, Tangled, and The Illusionist. The year 2009 came in a distant second place with 16% of the vote. And in third place was 2012 with 12%.


VOTING IS OVER

6%2003
THE JUNGLE BOOK 2
PIGLET'S BIG MOVIE
COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE
FINDING NEMO
RUGRATS GO WILD
SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS
MILLENIUM ACTRESS
BROTHER BEAR
LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION
THE TRIPLETTES OF BELLEVILLE
TOKYO GODFATHERS

2%2004
TEACHER'S PET
CLIFFORD'S REALLY BIG MOVIE
HOME ON THE RANGE
SHREK 2
KAENA: THE PROPHECY
GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE
SHARK TALE
THE INCREDIBLES
THE POLAR EXPRESS
THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE

0%2005
APPLESEED
POOH'S HEFFALUMP MOVIE
ROBOTS
STEAMBOY
MADAGASCAR
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
VALIANT
CORPSE BRIDE
WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
CHICKEN LITTLE
HOODWINKED

3%2006
CURIOUS GEORGE
DOOGAL
ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN
THE WILD
OVER THE HEDGE
CARS
A SCANNER DARKLY
MONSTER HOUSE
THE ANT BULLY
BARNYARD
EVERYONE'S HERO
OPEN SEASON
FLUSHED AWAY
HAPPY FEET
PAPRIKA
ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES

2%2007
HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER
TMNT
MEET THE ROBINSONS
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE
SHREK THE THIRD
SURF'S UP
RATATOUILLE
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
BEE MOVIE
BEOWULF
PERSEPOLIS

6%2008
THE PIRATES THAT DON'T DO ANYTHING
HORTON HEARS A WHO
KUNG FU PANDA
WALL-E
SPACE CHIMPS
FLY ME TO THE MOON
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS
IGOR
AZUR AND AZMAR
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
BOLT
DELGO
$9.99
THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

16%2009
CORALINE
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS
BATTLE FOR TERRA
UP
ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS
PONYO
9
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
TINKER BELL AND THE LOST TREASURE
ASTRO BOY
DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
PLANET 51
THE SECRET OF KELLS
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
SITA SINGS THE BLUES

44%2010
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
SHREK FOREVER AFTER
TOY STORY 3
DESPICABLE ME
TALES FROM EARTHSEA
ALPHA AND OMEGA
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE
IDIOTS AND ANGELS
MEGAMIND
TANGLED
THE ILLUSIONIST

2%2011
GNOMEO AND JULIET
RANGO
MARS NEEDS MOMS
RIO
HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL
KUNG FU PANDA 2
CARS 2
WINNIE THE POOH
A CAT IN PARIS
PUSS IN BOOTS
HAPPY FEET 2
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
CHICO AND RITA
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

12%2012
THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETY
DR. SUESS' THE LORAX
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED
BRAVE
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
PARANORMAN
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
FRANKENWEENIE
WRECK-IT RALPH
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

6%2013
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH
THE CROODS
EPIC
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
DESPICABLE ME 2
TURBO
PLANES
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2
FREE BIRDS
THE WIND RISES
FROZEN
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS

VOTING IS OVER



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