Best Animation Movies of 2006

1.

Cars

5.9
7.1/10

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
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 2006-06-08
2.

Ice Age: The Meltdown

5.8
6.8/10

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
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2006-03-29
3.

Lifted

5.5
7.9/10

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

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
Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Release date: 2006-05-17
5.

Monster House

5.4
6.6/10

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
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Release date: 2006-07-21
6.

Happy Feet

5.3
6.4/10

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
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 2006-11-16
7.

Open Season

5.2
6.1/10

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
Directed by: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi
Release date: 2006-09-29
8.

A Scanner Darkly

5.1
7.1/10

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
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2006-05-25
9.

Arthur and the Invisibles

5.1
6.0/10

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
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 2006-12-13
10.

Ultimate Avengers

4.8
6.7/10

When a nuclear missile was fired at Washington in 1945, Captain America managed to detonate it in the upper atmosphere. But then he fell miles into the icy depths of the North Atlantic, where he remained lost for over sixty years. But now, with the world facing the very same evil, Captain America must rise again as our last hope for survival.

Starring: Justin Gross, Grey DeLisle, Michael Massee, Olivia d'Abo, Marc Worden
Directed by: Curt Geda, Steven E. Gordon, Bob Richardson
Release date: 2006-02-21
11.

Curious George

4.7
6.5/10

When The Man in the Yellow Hat befriends Curious George in the jungle, they set off on a non-stop, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Dick Van Dyke
Directed by: Matthew O'Callaghan
Release date: 2006-02-10
12.

Brother Bear 2

4.5
6.2/10

Kenai finds his childhood human friend Nita and the two embark on a journey to burn the amulet he gave to her before he was a bear, much to Koda's dismay.

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
Directed by: Ben Gluck
Release date: 2006-08-17
13.

Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses

4.4
6.7/10

King Randolph sends for his cousin Duchess Rowena to help turn his daughters, Princess Genevieve and her 11 sisters, into better ladies. But the Duchess takes away all the sisters fun, including the sisters favorite pastime: dancing.Thinking all hope is lost they find a secret passageway to a magical land were they can dance the night away.

Starring: Nicole Oliver, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Kathleen Barr, Chiara Zanni, Kelly Sheridan
Directed by: Greg Richardson
Release date: 2006-09-19
14.

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

4.3
5.0/10

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.

Starring: Bill Murray, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Ian Abercrombie, Breckin Meyer
Directed by: Tim Hill
Release date: 2006-06-15
15.

The Ant Bully

4.3
5.8/10

Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the colony," Lucas can only regain his freedom by living with the ants and learning their ways.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell
Directed by: John A. Davis
Release date: 2006-07-27
16.

Barnyard

4.2
5.5/10

When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

Starring: Courteney Cox, Kevin James, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Wanda Sykes
Directed by: Steve Oedekerk
Release date: 2006-08-04
17.

The Little Matchgirl

4.1
7.9/10
The Little Matchgirl
An animated short based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a poor young girl with a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames filled with images of loving relatives, bountiful food, and a place to call home.
Directed by: Roger Allers
Release date: 2006-09-07
18.

Ultimate Avengers 2

4.1
6.6/10

Mysterious Wakanda lies in the darkest heart of Africa, unknown to most of the world. An isolated land hidden behind closed borders, fiercely protected by its young king - the Black Panther. But when brutal alien invaders attack, the threat leaves the Black Panther with no option but to go against the sacred decrees of his people and ask for help from outsiders.

Starring: Justin Gross, Grey DeLisle, Michael Massee, Marc Worden, Olivia d'Abo
Directed by: Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Richardson
Release date: 2006-08-08
19.

The Wild

4.0
5.3/10

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, William Shatner
Directed by: Steve 'Spaz' Williams
Release date: 2006-03-06
20.

Kiwi!

4.0
8.0/10
Kiwi!
The story of a Kiwi who spends his whole life working towards achieving his dream.
Directed by: Dony Permedi
Release date: 2006-01-01

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