Best Animation Movies of 2006

1.

Cars

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis ..
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 2006-06-08
2.

Ice Age: The Meltdown

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite and warn all the other beasts about the desperate situation.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Jay Leno, Will Arnett, Chris Wedge, Peter Ackerman ..
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2006-03-29
3.

Lifted

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

When an overconfident teen alien gets behind the controls of a spaceship, he must attempt to abduct a slumbering farmer under the watchful eye of a critical instructor. But abducting humans requires precision and a gentle touch, and within a few missteps it's painfully clear why more humans don't go missing every year.

Directed by: Gary Rydstrom
Release date: 2006-12-28
4.

Over the Hedge

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Thomas Haden Church, Allison Janney, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara ..
Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Release date: 2006-05-17
5.

Monster House

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.

Starring: Ryan Newman, Steve Buscemi, Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Woody Schultz, Ian McConnel, Maggie Gyllenhaal ..
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Release date: 2006-07-21
6.

Happy Feet

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Starring: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Elizabeth Daily, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margolyes ..
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 2006-11-16
7.

Flushed Away

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, Spike and Whitey.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Shane Richie, Kathy Burke, David Suchet, Miriam Margolyes ..
Directed by: David Bowers, Sam Fell
Release date: 2006-10-22
8.

Open Season

5.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

Starring: Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly, Georgia Engel, Jon Favreau, Jane Krakowski, Gordon Tootoosis, Patrick Warburton ..
Directed by: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi
Release date: 2006-09-29
9.

A Scanner Darkly

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey Jr., Mitch Baker, Steven Chester Prince, Natasha Valdez, Angela Rawna, Chamblee Ferguson, Melody Chase ..
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2006-05-25
10.

Arthur and the Invisibles

5.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Penny Balfour, Jason Bateman, Doug Rand, Adam LeFevre, Jean Bejote Njamba, Saul Jephcott, Lee Delong ..
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 2006-12-13

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