Christmas Animated Movies

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Christmas Animated Movies

When it comes to Christmas Animated Movies, there is no limit to the creators reporting on this feeling. We wrote about 13 of the best ones.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Beauty and the Beast
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, starring Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart
Rated G

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. It is the thirtieth animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and was released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. The film tells the story of a prince who is transformed into a monster and his attempt to become human once again. In order to break the spell, he must learn to love and be loved in return. The film focuses on the relationship between the Beast and the beautiful young woman Belle, who he imprisons in his castle. In the process, the two of them find out that true beauty lies within. The film features the voices of Robby Benson, Paige O'Hara, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury and David Ogden Stiers. The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming the first animated film to gross over $200 million at the US box office and winning two Academy Awards. The soundtrack, which features music composed by Alan Menken, went on to become a best-selling album, selling over 25 million copies worldwide.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Henry Selick, starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Rated PG

The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington, a living skeleton who is the "Pumpkin King" of Halloween Town. Despite his enthusiasm for the holiday, Jack is bored of the same routine year after year. When he discovers Christmas Town, he attempts to bring the joy of Christmas to his home. But his mischievousness leads to a series of disastrous consequences and Jack must find a way to save both Christmas and Halloween. Along the way, he discovers the meaning of friendship and the importance of being true to oneself.

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Tokyo Godfathers
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Satoshi Kon, starring Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka
Rated PG-13

Tokyo Godfathers is a 2003 animated drama film directed by Satoshi Kon. It follows the story of three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo who discover an abandoned newborn baby on Christmas Eve. They decide to search for the child's parents while trying to save their own lives. Along the way, they meet a variety of characters and the secrets of their pasts are slowly revealed. The film has a strong message of hope and the power of friendship. In the end, the three protagonists find the baby’s parents and turn their lives around.

Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington 2
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Paul King, starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins
Rated PG

Paddington 2 is the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2014 box office hit Paddington. In this family-friendly adventure, Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. When a thief steals a unique book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit and clear his name. Along the way, he embarks on a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday. Along the way, Paddington meets a host of colorful characters, all while encountering a series of comical mishaps. The film stars Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Brendan Gleeson alongside Ben Whishaw as Paddington. With its positive messages about family and friendship, Paddington 2 is sure to delight viewers of all ages.

Frozen (2013)

Frozen
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad
Rated PG

Paddington (2014)

Paddington
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Paul King, starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
Rated PG

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Rise of the Guardians
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Ramsey, starring Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine
Rated PG

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook, starring James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie
Rated PG

Anastasia (1997)

Anastasia
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, starring Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer
Rated G

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine
Rated PG

Frozen II (2019)

Frozen II
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
Rated PG

The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis
Rated G

Happy Feet (2006)

Happy Feet
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris, starring Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams
Rated PG

 



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