Best Animated Movie Sequels of all Time (Excluding Second Installments)

A lot of movies that are big hits recieve at least one sequel, which is usually either great, decent or bad. However if lucky they'll recieve even more installments (although maybe not always so lucky), so that's what we're going to look at now. The best animated movie sequels that aren't second installments. So here's the list!

The Top Ten

1 Kung Fu Panda 3 Kung Fu Panda 3

I have always been a fan of the Kung Fu Panda movie trilogy. It's very fun and very actio-filled with great plots and villians. I'd consider them to be among the best of Dreamworks animated movies. I really loved the first one, and the second was about as good, but the third entry is definitely the best one. Excellent new story, Kai is the best villian here, and very original as well. It might look like the most light-hearted movie in the series, but it gets darker once further you go into the movie - darthvadern

2 Despicable Me 3

Absolutely. In my opinion Despicable Me 3 is the best currently animated movie sequel. It's the only animated movie sequel excluding a second installment that's also in my top ten best movies of all time. Very huge fan of the movie. The character development is one of the best in any Illumination movie and Balthazar Bratt is one of the best villians of all time. Excellent motivations and design and one of the best things of the movie. A few flaws can be found such as that stalker of Margo, and a few uninteresting sub-plots but aside from that, the pros outweight the cons heavily - darthvadern

3 Ice Age: Continental Drift

Oh well, gotta say my true opinion. I think the fourth and third Ice Age movies are almost equally as great, but the fourth one was slightly more memorable and better. I think it's the most memorable one of the series, as back when I wanted to rewatch the series, this was the only one I remembered anything about and it will stay as my favourite of the series. Sure, the teenage mammoths and the beggining of the movie were pretty bad, and the lemmings were annoying, but I loved the pirate setting and the overall plot otherwise - darthvadern

4 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

I mean, it has dinosaurs, enough said. I have always loved dinosaurs and jungle settings and that kinda made me love this movie automatically. Now the whole story that there was another world below the ice age was kinda questionable, and the beggining wasn't too memorable, I love this movie a lot. And Buck is awesome as well - darthvadern

5 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games
6 Shrek the Third

As you know most likely know, as this was one of the first things I ever revealed about me on the site, I think Shrek the Third is the best movie in the Shrek series suprisingly, although Shrek 2 makes a close second. I really loved the villian here, and his motivations were pretty good and it's much more depressing and darker than the other movies. Shrek's dream was quite scary as well I gotta say. Hands down the scariest of the series as well - darthvadern

7 Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
8 Pokemon 4Ever
9 Hotel Transylvania 3

This was one of the only movies of 2018 I bothered seeing, and this was mainly because I am a huge fan of the hotel transylvania trilogy. I'm not going to be too obsessive, but the first one was my favourite animated movie of all time, and the sequel was alright but disappointing. This one's better than the second installment and is very colourful, and I thought the villians were quite good, even if the movie has flaws - darthvadern

10 Pokémon Heroes

The Contenders

11 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree
12 Aladdin and the King of Thieves

I've only seen this movie once, and it was a few years ago, but I remember liking it a lot. It's the only aladdin movie I've seen but I really liked the story and characters. Very enjoyable and Aladdin's dad's character was among my favourites here. Very underrated movie I must say honestly - darthvadern

13 Toy Story 3

If my calculations are correct, this movie is going to be voted up to number #1, while it will stay at #10 in my remix. Funny how opinions are so different at times. I enjoyed the movie, especially the story and emotion, but it's a bit overrated. I really hated the jokes and the new characters (excluding Lotso) are overall uninteresting - darthvadern

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14 Cars 3

I think Cars 2 is the overall best Cars movie due to being more exciting and stuff. Cars 3 is somewhat boring but they did a good job with the movie. Unlike the original which was just boring, Cars 3 has a pretty good plot and is actually exciting in some parts. Really liked the new characters such as Cruz Ramirez, but Chick Hicks, my favourite from the first one makes a cameo luckily here as well and I love it - darthvadern

Well. My friend Film Person will scream at you about saying this film is boring. Film Person says that it is not right for you to say this film is boring. This film is not boring. Film Person says to not say this film is boring is boring and that is final. Film Person says Wreck-It Ralph and Don Jon are the films that are boring. Cars 3 is not boring and that is final. Film Person says to say Don Jon and Wreck-It Ralph are boring and that is final. Cars 3 is my friend's favorite film and you kind of made him feel like he can't watch this film at all. Film Person says to say only Cars 3 is exciting, and only to say Wreck-It Ralph and Don Jon are boring and that is final. My friend Film Person gets offended easily when his favorite films get criticized. - Badabooo2

15 Leroy & Stitch
16 Shrek Forever After

Originally I hated this movie. After rewatching it in 2018, I started to like it very much, in fact I don't think it's the worst Shrek movie anymore (that title goes to the first movie). It still has its flaws, but now I have grown to like it more. It's hands down the most depressing movie of the series (but it doesn't have the dark tone like the third one unfortuanely) and the movie actually has a pretty good message, because you shouldn't live in the past, you should be thankful about what you have now - darthvadern

17 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Great conclusion to great trilogy, enough said.

18 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
19 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
20 Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
21 Pokemon the Movie: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
22 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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Top Remixes

1. Despicable Me 3
2. Kung Fu Panda 3
3. Shrek the Third
1. Toy Story 3
2. Kung Fu Panda 3
3. Cars 3
1. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games
2. Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
3. Pokemon 4Ever


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