Best Animation Movies of 2013

1.

Frozen

6.7

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana
Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Release date: 2013-11-27
2.

Despicable Me 2

6.3

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Release date: 2013-06-25
3.

Monsters University

6.3

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Noah Johnston
Directed by: Dan Scanlon
Release date: 2013-06-20
4.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

5.8

Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.

Starring: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Michael Emerson, Mark Valley
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2013-01-18
5.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

5.6

When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for The Flash and his family, the ripples of the event prove disastrous as a fractured, alternate reality now exists where a Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Teaming with a grittier, more violent Dark Knight and Cyborg, Flash races to restore the continuity of his original timeline while this new world is ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans.

Starring: Justin Chambers, Kevin Conroy, Kevin McKidd, Michael B. Jordan, C. Thomas Howell
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2013-07-28
6.

Epic

5.5

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2013-05-15
7.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

5.4

After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.

Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg
Directed by: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Release date: 2013-09-26
8.

Toy Story of Terror!

5.3

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Carl Weathers, Wallace Shawn
Directed by: Angus MacLane
Release date: 2013-10-16
9.

Turbo

5.3

The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzmán
Directed by: David Soren
Release date: 2013-07-11
10.

The Congress

4.8

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount Studios, her digital doppelganger will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want, with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator, Wright’s double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to speak at Miramount's "Futurological Congress". However, a group of terrorists plot an attack on the convention.

Starring: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston
Directed by: Ari Folman
Release date: 2013-05-16
11.

The Blue Umbrella

4.8
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It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters.
Starring: Sarah Jaffe
Directed by: Saschka Unseld
Release date: 2013-02-12
12.

The Smurfs 2

4.7

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Jonathan Winters
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2013-07-30
13.

Get a Horse!

4.7
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Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.
Starring: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Billy Bletcher, Will Ryan, Russi Taylor
Directed by: Lauren MacMullan
Release date: 2013-11-27
14.

Puppy

4.6
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A Minion, seeing many owners walk their dogs, wants a puppy of his own. He tries to leash a ladybug but fails. Luckily, a UFO that sweeps away the ladybug somehow agrees to become a Puppy.
Starring: Pierre Coffin
Directed by: Bruno Dequier, Yarrow Cheney
Release date: 2013-12-10
15.

Planes

4.4

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Starring: Dane Cook, Carlos Alazraqui, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett
Directed by: Klay Hall
Release date: 2013-08-09
16.

Free Birds

4.4

In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
Release date: 2013-10-30
17.

Escape from Planet Earth

4.3

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Ricky Gervais, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker
Directed by: Callan Brunker
Release date: 2013-02-14
18.

Superman: Unbound

4.2

Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release "Superman: Brainiac," Superman: Unbound finds the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton (Brainiac) descending upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets, Kandor included, and now the all-knowing, ever-evolving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life, and his newly-arrived cousin, Supergirl.

Starring: Matt Bomer, John Noble, Stana Katic, Molly C. Quinn, Diedrich Bader
Directed by: James Tucker
Release date: 2013-05-06
19.

Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem

4.1
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While Toki and Abigail remain in the clutches of Magnus Hammersmith and the Metal Masked Assassin, the remaining members of Dethklok carry on with their lives while pretending not to care. But as their guilt mounts and their fans become increasingly restless with Toki's absence, they realize that they must find a way to rescue their brother.
Starring: Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Mike Keneally, Malcolm McDowell, Brendon Small
Directed by: Mark Brooks
Release date: 2013-10-27
20.

Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite

4.0

Joker teams up with Lex Luthor to destroy the world one brick at a time. It's up to Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to stop them.

Starring: Clancy Brown, Rob Paulsen, Brian Bloom, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker
Directed by: Jon Burton
Release date: 2013-05-20

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