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Top 10 Animated Movies Of 2012

New: Top 10 Best Animated Movies 2012 (Disney, Pixar etc) 2012 was a good year for animated movies. Not a great one. Just good. Pixar fumbled again while others continued to up their game. It was the year of spookiness, with three major entries playing off the horror genre. While another showed it’s actually possible to have a movie about videogames that’s critically and commercially successful. Here are Movie-Moron’s top 10 animated movies of 2012.

10. ParaNorman

Best Animated Movies 2012
One of a seeming glut of supernatural-themed animations spewed up in the third quarter of the year, ParaNorman was something of a box office loser, but a critical victor, with its stop-motion tale of a lad able to commune with the unliving eliciting praise from most comers.

9. Beauty and the Beast 3D/Finding Nemo 3D/Monsters, Inc. 3D

Top Animated Movies 2012 Disney Cartoons
The success of The Lion King 3D last year paved the way for more of the same in 2012. But were the above-named trio all examples of much-loved classics receiving a fresh lease of life?

Or sleeping cadavers being exhumed and ghoulishly reanimated, all in the unholy name of Mammon? The answer lies somewhere within the accountancy department of the Walt Disney Company…

8. Hotel Transylvania

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Via the likes of Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, Genndy Tartakovsky has established himself as a titan of modern animation.

Via the likes of Click and Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler has established himself as a performer for whom quality control is something that other people worry about.

Hotel Transylvania brought these two improbable bedfellows together, with Tartakovsky stepping in to direct Sandler as Dracula himself, the prince of the night here recast as mostly good-natured hotelier.

7. Brave

Best Animated Movies 2012 Pixar
A Scots-set coming of age tale, with a bit of witchcraft thrown into the brew, Brave restored some of the critical lustre that Pixar lost by Cars 2, without ever threatening to recapture the rapture of Up and Toy Story 3. It all played a bit like a particularly sweetly-rendered version of How to Train Your Dragon. Just minus the dragons.

6. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

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Known as ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ in the U.S., this couldn’t decide which terrible title it preferred. It didn’t advertise much of a plot either but if you were prepared to sit back and enjoy a madcap plasticine Hugh Grant trying to prove himself as the greatest pirate by presenting his dodo to a science convention in London, then you were treated to something charmingly funny and beautifully crafted. Just be aware it takes half an hour to hit its stride and the villain is Queen Victoria which for a British film is probably illegal.

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  • Rigel said

    but wheres rise of the guardians.??? its must be.. may be in the top 3.. i’m disappointed:(

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  • Animation said

    There should be:
    1.Toys Story 3/2/1
    2. The Croods
    3. Dispicable Me 1/2
    4. How to Train your Dragon
    5. All Ice Age
    6. Spirit Stallion
    7. Tangled
    8. The Incredibles
    9. Escape From Planet Earth
    10. Gnomeo and Juliet

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  • Nim said

    What about Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2??? They were my favorite movies. Really disappointed.

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