Best Animation Movies of 2008

1.

WALL·E

7.0
8.4/10

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Release date: 2008-06-22
2.

Kung Fu Panda

6.2
7.5/10

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- to give it a try.

Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu
Directed by: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Release date: 2008-06-04
3.

Presto

5.8
8.4/10

Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But when Presto neglects to feed his rabbit one too many times, the magician finds he isn't the only one with a few tricks up his sleeve!

Starring: Doug Sweetland
Directed by: Doug Sweetland
Release date: 2008-06-18
4.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

5.7
6.6/10

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Release date: 2008-10-30
5.

Bolt

5.6
6.8/10

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

Starring: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by: Byron Howard, Chris Williams
Release date: 2008-01-29
6.

Horton Hears a Who!

5.5
6.8/10

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Starring: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Release date: 2008-03-03
7.

A Matter of Loaf and Death

5.3
7.6/10

Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business - a bakery. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have 'disappeared' this year - but Wallace isn't worried. He's too distracted and in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help. Gromit must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde, Geraldine McEwan
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 2008-12-03
8.

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

5.1
7.2/10

Fresh off ripping space-time a new one at the end of "Bender's Big Score," the Planet Express crew is back to mend the tear in reality, or (hopefully) at least not make it worse. Beyond the tear, though, lurks a being of inconceivable...tentacularity. What will become of Earth, and indeed, our universe, when faced with the Beast with a Billion Backs?

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom
Directed by: Peter Avanzino
Release date: 2008-06-30
9.

Futurama: Bender's Game

5.1
7.3/10

When Leela is insulted by a group of space-rednecks (like regular rednecks, but in space) she enters the Planet Express ship in a demolition derby. She emerges victorious, but when she brings the damaged ship home and the Professor sees the fuel gauge, he's enraged by the hit he's going to take at the Dark Matter pump. Now the crew have to find a way to break Mom's stranglehold on starship fuel, even if they have to wade through a Lord of the Rings-inspired fantasy-land to do it!

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom
Directed by: Dwayne Carey-Hill
Release date: 2008-11-03
10.

Justice League: The New Frontier

5.0
7.0/10

The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the combined strength of their newly formed Justice League?

Starring: David Boreanaz, Neil Patrick Harris, Brooke Shields, Jeremy Sisto, Kyle MacLachlan
Directed by: Dave Bullock
Release date: 2008-02-26
11.

Batman: Gotham Knight

4.8
6.8/10

Explore Bruce Wayne's transition from his beginning as a tormented vigilantee to The Dark Knight of a crumbling metropolis with six distinct chapters but intended to be viewed as a whole.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Gary Dourdan, Jason Marsden, Jim Meskimen, David McCallum
Directed by: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shoujirou Nishimi
Release date: 2008-07-03
12.

Tinker Bell

4.8
6.8/10

Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."

Starring: Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera
Directed by: Bradley Raymond
Release date: 2008-10-27
13.

BURN·E

4.8
7.7/10

What lengths will a robot undergo to do his job? BURN·E is a dedicated hard working robot who finds himself locked out of his ship. BURN·E quickly learns that completing a simple task can often be a very difficult endeavor.

Starring: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin, Elissa Knight
Directed by: Angus MacLane
Release date: 2008-11-17
14.

The Tale of Despereaux

4.5
6.1/10

Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline
Directed by: Robert Stevenhagen, Sam Fell
Release date: 2008-12-19
15.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

4.3
5.9/10

Set between Episode II and III the Clone Wars is the first computer animated Star Wars film. Anakin and Obi Wan must find out who kidnapped Jabba the Hutts son and return him safely. The Seperatists will try anything to stop them and ruin any chance of a diplomatic agreement between the Hutt's and the Republic.

Starring: Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker
Directed by: Dave Filoni
Release date: 2008-08-05
16.

Igor

4.3
6.0/10

A cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

Starring: John Cusack, Myleene Klass, Robin Walsh, Matt McKenna, John Cleese
Directed by: Tony Leondis
Release date: 2008-09-19
17.

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five

4.2
7.1/10
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.
Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, Elizabeth Ann Bennett
Directed by: Raman Hui
Release date: 2008-11-08
18.

Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol'

4.2
6.3/10

On Christmas Eve, Kelly is reluctant to go to a Christmas Eve ball, so Barbie tells her the story of Eden Starling, a glamourous singing diva in the Victorian England and the owner of a theatre house. However, Eden is self-centred and loves only herself. She is frequently accompanied by her snooty cat, Chuzzlewit. She does not believe in Christmas and orders all her employees to work on Christmas.

Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Morwenna Banks, Melissa Lyons, Prudence Edwards, Leanne Araya
Directed by: William Lau
Release date: 2008-07-01
19.

I Am So Proud of You

4.2
8.2/10
I Am So Proud of You
Dark shadows are cast over Bill's recovery, in this second chapter to Everything will be OK.
Starring: Don Hertzfeldt
Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt
Release date: 2008-01-01
20.

Barbie and the Diamond Castle

4.1
6.2/10
Barbie and the Diamond Castle
Liana and Alexa (Barbie and Teresa) are best friends who share everything, including their love of singing. One day while walking through the forest home from the village, the girls meet an old beggar who gives them a magical mirror. As they clean the mirror and sing, a musical apprentice muse named Melody appears in the mirror's surface, and tells the girls about the secret of the Diamond Castle.
Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Melissa Lyons, Cassidy Ladden, Chantal Strand, Maryke Hendrikse
Directed by: Gino Nichele
Release date: 2008-01-01

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