Best Animation Movies of 2005

1.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

6.0
7.5/10
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin, the pair stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious vegetarian monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.
Starring: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Smith, Liz Smith
Directed by: Steve Box, Nick Park
Release date: 2005-09-04
2.

Madagascar

5.8
6.9/10

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends—Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo—have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape—with the help of some prodigious penguins—to explore the world.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Release date: 2005-05-25
3.

One Man Band

5.4
7.8/10

With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two competing street performers who'd prefer the coin find its way into their tip jars. The little girl, Tippy, is caught in the middle as a musical duel ensues between the one-man-bands.

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez
Release date: 2005-06-21
4.

Jack-Jack Attack

5.4
7.7/10

Kari the babysitter thinks she's in for a night of routine babysitting. She's prepared to provide neurological stimulation with some soothing musical accompaniment for little Jack-Jack, the smallest member of the incredible Parr family. Little does she know that Jack-Jack will teach her a thing or two about babies with "special needs."

Starring: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile, Jason Lee
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2005-03-15
5.

Robots

5.3
6.3/10

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.

Starring: Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Paula Abdul
Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2005-03-10
6.

Chicken Little

5.0
5.8/10

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a little chicken.

Starring: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Garry Marshall, Amy Sedaris
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Release date: 2005-11-04
7.

9

4.7
7.8/10
9
A rag doll fights a monster that has been stealing the souls of his people. This film was Shane Acker's thesis project at UCLA film school. 11 min short, not to be confused with the 79 min 2009 feature version.
Directed by: Shane Acker
Release date: 2005-04-21
8.

Hoodwinked!

4.6
6.5/10

Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its way back. Chief Grizzly and Detective Bill Stork investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage, involving a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood, a sarcastic wolf and an oafish Woodsman.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson
Directed by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Release date: 2005-12-16
9.

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper

4.3
7.4/10
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper
During the holiday season, when the animals of the Central Park Zoo are preparing for Christmas, Private, the youngest of the penguins notices that the Polar Bear is all alone. Assured that nobody should have to spend Christmas alone, Private goes into the city for some last-minute Christmas shopping. Along the way, he gets stuffed into a stocking
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, John DiMaggio, Bill Fagerbakke
Directed by: Gary Trousdale
Release date: 2005-09-23
10.

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

4.2
6.4/10

Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always the case, this unusual road trip opens their eyes to so much more than just the creature they're seeking.

Starring: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Kath Soucie, Nikita Hopkins, Ken Sansom
Directed by: Frank Nissen
Release date: 2005-02-11
11.

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

4.1
6.7/10

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Christine Baranski
Directed by: Joe Sichta
Release date: 2005-11-24
12.

The Batman vs. Dracula

4.1
6.7/10
The Batman vs. Dracula
Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including The Caped Crusader, Joker and Penguin, into his mindless minions?
Starring: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Alastair Duncan, Tom Kenny
Directed by: Michael Goguen
Release date: 2005-10-18
13.

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3-D

4.1
6.5/10

Princess Annika (Barbie) escapes the clutches of the evil wizard, explores the wonders of Cloud Kingdom, and teams up with a magnificent winged horse - who turns out to be her sister, Princess Brietta - to defeat the wizard and break the spells that imprisoned her family.

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Colin Murdock, Mark Hildreth
Directed by: Greg Richardson
Release date: 2005-10-05
14.

Valiant

4.0
5.5/10
Valiant
Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war.
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie
Directed by: Gary Chapman
Release date: 2005-03-25
15.

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

4.0
7.8/10
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Tommy Dysart, Jude Beaumont
Directed by: Anthony Lucas
Release date: 2005-01-19
16.

Kronk's New Groove

3.8
5.9/10

Kronk, now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.

Starring: Patrick Warburton, Tracey Ullman, Eartha Kitt, John Goodman, Wendie Malick
Directed by: Saul Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour, Robin Steele
Release date: 2005-12-05
17.

Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama

3.7
7.3/10

Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out KP's weakness which may involve a new hottie at Middleton High School named Eric, who suddenly sparks feelings in Ron about Kim that resemble much more than friendship. To make matters worse, Bueno Nacho, Ron's favorite fast food chain has turned sour on him by bombarding him with little Devils

Starring: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, Gary Cole
Directed by: Steve Loter
Release date: 2005-04-08
18.

Barbie: Fairytopia

3.7
5.9/10
Barbie: Fairytopia
Elina is a flower fairy who discovers that her home of Magic Meadow has been overcome by a horrible malady that is killing the flowers and making the fairies unable to fly. With the help of Bibble, a puffball and a giant butterfly named Hue she attempts to find Azura, a Guardian Fairy. She's challenged along the way by the evil Laverna who wants to usurp the Enchantress, the ruler of Fairytopia.
Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Lee Tockar, Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Venus Terzo
Directed by: Walter P. Martishius
Release date: 2005-03-08
19.

Karas: The Prophecy

3.7
7.0/10

Tokyo: a city populated by both humans and ghostly beings. They exist in both dimensions, seen and unseen: spirits, apparitions, demons. The balance between these two dimensions has long been upheld by the city's guardian crow Karas and his masters. But that balance has been thrown into disarray as Eko, a former Karas, has attempted to seize power and bring order to the streets through force. The entity Yurine, who represents the will of the people, stands in his way with her newly risen Karas. Now an ageless battle stretching across both dimensions and killing humans and spirits alike is in progress. Karas is humanity's last hope.

Starring: Soko Wada, Takahiro Sakurai, Hitomi Nabatame, Keiji Fujiwara, Kasumi Suzuki
Directed by: Keiichi Sato, Hiroshi Yamazaki
Release date: 2005-05-25
20.

Tarzan II

3.6
5.6/10
Tarzan II
Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney's Tarzan â…¡, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett. Before he was King of the Jungle, Tarzan was an awkward young kid just trying to fit in. When one of his missteps puts his family in jeopardy, Tarzan decides they would be better off without him. His thrilling new journey brings him face to face with the mysterious Zugor, the most powerful force in the land. Together, Tarzan and Zugor discover that being different is not a weakness and that friends and family are the greatest strength of all. This action-packed adventure is sure to delight the entire family. Get ready to GO APE over Disney's wild, new Tarzan â…¡.
Starring: Harrison Chad, George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman, Estelle Harris
Directed by: Brian Smith
Release date: 2005-06-13

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