Best Animation Movies of 2010

1.

Toy Story 3

7.0
8.3/10

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ned Beatty, Joan Cusack, Michael Keaton
Directed by: Lee Unkrich
Release date: 2010-06-16
2.

How to Train Your Dragon

6.7
8.1/10

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Release date: 2010-03-10
3.

Tangled

6.7
7.8/10

When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Delaney Rose Stein, Brad Garrett
Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Release date: 2010-11-24
4.

Despicable Me

6.4
7.7/10

Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.

Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Release date: 2010-07-08
5.

Megamind

5.9
7.3/10

Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross
Directed by: Tom McGrath
Release date: 2010-10-28
6.

Batman: Under the Red Hood

5.8
8.1/10

Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code.

Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Isaacs, John DiMaggio
Directed by: Brandon Vietti
Release date: 2010-07-27
7.

Day & Night

5.7
8.1/10
Day & Night
When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world-the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.
Starring: Wayne Dyer
Directed by: Teddy Newton
Release date: 2010-06-17
8.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

5.6
7.0/10

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Starring: Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Essie Davis, Joel Edgerton, Deborra-Lee Furness
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2010-07-10
9.

Shrek Forever After

5.5
6.3/10

A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away—where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met—he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Release date: 2010-05-16
10.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

5.2
7.3/10

A heroic version of Lex Luthor from an alternate universe appears to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a devious plan launched by Batman's counterpart Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.

Starring: Mark Harmon, William Baldwin, James Woods, Nolan North, Chris Noth
Directed by: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2010-02-23
11.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

5.1
7.2/10

Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with superhuman powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Starring: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2010-09-28
12.

Planet Hulk

4.9
6.8/10
Planet Hulk
When the Hulk becomes too dangerous for the Earth, the Illuminati trick Hulk into a shuttle and launch him into space to a planet where the Hulk can live in peace. Unfortunately, the Hulk's struggle to escape makes a malfunction in the shuttle causing Hulk to land on the planet Sakaar where he is sold into slavery and trained as a gladiator.
Starring: Rick D. Wasserman, Marc Worden, Mark Hildreth, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sam Vincent
Directed by: Sam Liu
Release date: 2010-02-02
13.

Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

4.6
7.7/10

With the Griffins stuck again at home during a blackout, Peter tells the story of “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.”

Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, H. Jon Benjamin
Directed by: Dominic Polcino
Release date: 2010-05-23
14.

Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam

4.4
7.2/10
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
Chosen the world’s protector against the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man – pride, envy, greed, hatred, selfishness, laziness and injustice – young Billy Batson accepts his destiny as Captain Marvel. Battling alongside Superman against nefarious Black Adam, Billy soon discovers the challenge super heroes ultimately face: is it revenge or justice?
Starring: George Newbern, Jerry O'Connell, Arnold Vosloo, Zach Callison, James Garner
Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos
Release date: 2010-11-09
15.

Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon

4.2
7.1/10

The film follows Hiccup and his young fellows accompanying their mentor, Gobber, on a quest to kill the legendary Boneknapper Dragon. An extra that accompanies the film "How to Train Your Dragon".

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
Directed by: John Puglisi
Release date: 2010-10-15
16.

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

4.2
6.9/10

The Winter Feast is Po's favorite holiday. Every year he and his father hang decorations, cook together, and serve noodle soup to the villagers. But this year Shifu informs Po that as Dragon Warrior, it is his duty to host the formal Winter Feast at the Jade Palace. Po is caught between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and his family traditions: between Shifu and Mr. Ping.

Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Directed by: Tim Johnson
Release date: 2010-11-26
17.

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale

4.1
6.2/10
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale
Barbie stars as Merliah, a surfer who learns a shocking secret: she's a mermaid! She and her dolphin friend set out for an undersea adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana.
Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Nakia Burrise, Garry Chalk, Haryke Hendrikse
Directed by: Adam Wood
Release date: 2010-01-26
18.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

4.1
8.1/10

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, directed by Chris McKay, combines the satirical sensibilities of Green and Matthew Senreich's Robot Chicken with characters of the Star Wars universe.

Starring: Seth Green, Zac Efron, Seth MacFarlane, Carrie Fisher, Donald Faison
Directed by: Chris McKay
Release date: 2010-12-19
19.

Scared Shrekless

4.0
6.8/10
Scared Shrekless
Shrek challenges Donkey, Puss in Boots and his other fairy tale character friends to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle, telling scary stories to see who can resist becoming scared and stay the longest.
Starring: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Dean Edwards, Conrad Vernon
Directed by: Raman Hui, Gary Trousdale
Release date: 2010-12-24
20.

Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale

4.0
6.2/10
Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale
Join Barbie in a colourful, modern-day fairytale filled with fashion, friends and fun! Barbie and her dog Sequin jet off to visit her Aunt's amazing fashion house in Paris, and much to her surprise it's about to be shut down forever. After she discovers three enchanting Flairies with sparkle-magic powers, Barbie comes up with a brilliant idea to save the business. She even inspires Alice, a shy fashion designer, and together they create a dazzling runway fashion show. Barbie shows that magic happens when you believe in yourself.
Starring: Diana Kaarina, Adrian Petriw, Tabitha St. Germain, Patricia Drake, Alexa Devine
Directed by: William Lau
Release date: 2010-09-14

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