Best Animation Movies of 2009

1.

Up

7.0
8.2/10

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

Starring: Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo
Directed by: Pete Docter
Release date: 2009-05-28
2.

The Princess and the Frog

5.9
7.1/10

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2009-12-08
3.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

5.9
7.0/10

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Simon Pegg
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2009-06-29
4.

Partly Cloudy

5.7
8.2/10

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life. Gus, a lonely and insecure grey cloud, is a master at creating "dangerous" babies. Crocodiles, porcupines, rams and more - Gus's beloved creations are works of art, but more than a handful for his loyal delivery stork partner, Peck. As Gus's creations become more and more rambunctious, Peck's job gets harder and harder. How will Peck manage to handle both his hazardous cargo and his friend's fiery temperament?

Starring: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson
Directed by: Peter Sohn
Release date: 2009-05-28
5.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

5.7
7.0/10

Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he regain control of the machine and put an end to the wild weather before the town is destroyed?

Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell
Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Release date: 2009-09-17
6.

9

5.7
7.1/10

When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Jennifer Connelly
Directed by: Shane Acker
Release date: 2009-08-19
7.

The Secret of Kells

5.4
7.7/10

Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?

Starring: Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Liam Hourican
Directed by: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Release date: 2009-02-09
8.

Wonder Woman

5.2
7.4/10

On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization.

Starring: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Virginia Madsen
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2009-03-03
9.

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

5.2
7.3/10

Leela becomes an outlaw when she and a group of ecologically-minded feminists attempt to save an asteroid of primitive life forms and the Violet Dwarf star from being destroyed, while Fry joins a secret society and attempts to stop a mysterious species known as the "Dark Ones" from destroying all life in the universe.

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr
Directed by: Peter Avanzino
Release date: 2009-02-23
10.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

5.1
7.2/10

United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite meteor to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his ‘partner in crime’, Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite—and recruit help—to try and stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the meteor Luthors plot.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Clancy Brown, LeVar Burton, Xander Berkeley
Directed by: Sam Liu
Release date: 2009-09-29
11.

Green Lantern: First Flight

4.9
7.2/10

Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Starring: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Michael Madsen, Tricia Helfer, John Larroquette
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2009-07-28
12.

Planet 51

4.9
6.1/10

When Earth astronaut Capt. Chuck Baker arrives on Planet 51 -- a world reminiscent of American suburbia circa 1950 -- he tries to avoid capture, recover his spaceship and make it home safely, all with the help of an empathetic little green being.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman
Directed by: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martínez
Release date: 2009-11-19
13.

Hulk Vs.

4.3
7.1/10
Hulk Vs.
Two stories featuring Marvel's anti-hero The Incredible Hulk and his encounters with the X-Man Wolverine and the god known as Thor.
Starring: Fred Tatasciore, Matthew Wolf, Grey DeLisle, Kari Wahlgren, Steve Blum
Directed by: Frank Paur, Sam Liu
Release date: 2009-01-13
14.

Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show

4.2
8.0/10

When a scam goes horribly wrong and leaves the neighborhood kids furious, the Eds embark on a journey to find Eddy's brother in the "Ed, Edd, n Eddy" series finale.

Starring: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson, Keenan Christenson, David-Paul Grove
Directed by: Danny Antonucci
Release date: 2009-11-08
15.

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

4.1
6.8/10

A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the sea on a secret quest to set things right.

Starring: Mae Whitman, Jesse McCartney, Jane Horrocks, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné
Directed by: Klay Hall
Release date: 2009-09-03
16.

Merry Madagascar

4.1
6.8/10

The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in this hilarious new holiday classic.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer
Directed by: David Soren
Release date: 2009-11-16
17.

Barbie and the Three Musketeers

4.0
6.1/10
Barbie and the Three Musketeers
Join Barbie™ as Corinne™, a young country girl headed to Paris to pursue her big dream – to become a female musketeer! Never could she imagine she would meet three other girls who secretly share the same dream! Using their special talents, the girls work together as a team to foil a plot and save the prince. It's all for one and one for all!
Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Tim Curry, Kira Tozer, Willow Johnson, Dorla Bell
Directed by: William Lau
Release date: 2009-09-15
18.

Turtles Forever

3.9
7.8/10

Turtles Forever is a made-for-tv animated movie. Produced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, the movie teams up different incarnations of the titular heroes—chiefly the light-hearted, child-friendly characters from the 1987 animated series and the darker cast of the 4Kids' own 2003 animated series—in an adventure that spans multiple universes.

Starring: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Sam Riegel, Frank Frankson, Darren Dunstan
Directed by: Roy Burdine, Lloyd Goldfine
Release date: 2009-11-21
19.

Logorama

3.9
7.5/10
Logorama
Logorama's plot involves the adventures of two cops who are chasing an armed criminal through the streets of a fictionalized, stylized city. All characters and items throughout the film are depicted using real-life brand logos. The cops are portrayed as Michelin Men and the villain as Ronald McDonald.
Starring: Bob Stephenson, Sherman Augustus, Aja Evans, Joel Michaely, Matt Winston
Directed by: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain
Release date: 2009-01-01
20.

My Dog Tulip

3.9
6.9/10
My Dog Tulip
The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Peter Gerety, Brian Murray
Directed by: Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger
Release date: 2009-01-01

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