Top 10 Best Animated Movie Sequels

These sequels are worth a view if you liked the previous installments of the franchises mentioned on this list.

The Top Ten

1 Toy Story 3

Now this is just what I like to see.

Absolutely incredible - PeeledBanana

1. The Toy Story trilogy is phenomenal, heartfelt and industrious. :D
2. It does not really need to exist, but it is good for an animated movie released in 2013.
3. Same as the topper of this list.
4. Toy Story 2 is top-notch, even for Pixar standards.
5. Shrek the Third's predecessors are clever fairy tale parodies. :D
6. It's no Finding Nemo, but there are reasons why this got the Seal of Approval. :D
7. Another moving trilogy! :D
8. The Kung Fu Panda movie trilogy is phenomenal, but this is the weakest in the trilogy.
9. It's more than just turning Cars into a spy movie, but not up to usual Pixar standards. :)
10. Same as top 7.

2 Toy Story 2

Better than the rest in my opinion.

Average movie.

3 Kung Fu Panda 2

Best out of all the 3! Better than Shrek the Third!

4 Despicable Me 2

Okay, yeah, it was number 1 on the 'most overrated animated movies of the 10s' list and mayybe I was just hyping it up a bit because I didn't watch an animated film for 7 months before that...wait. No, what am I thinking. This movie is the BEST animated film. Nothing will ever get close to beating this one. Heck, I don't even know how it got on that list, let alone #1, and the person who made the list needs to re-think his life. If anything, this movie is underrated. Do you ever see it on famous people's best animated film/sequels lists? I don't think I've ever met anybody in real life who thought this was amazing (apart from myself). In fact, this is the only thing ever where I will never bring myself to respect your opinion if you don't like this. This was just simply a masterpeice. Okay maybe slightly less, but it was very good. All the characters were likeable, the less decent characters were still tolerable, the humour was A+ (I was even laughing away at the beginiing) and the ...more - PageEmperor

Wow you must definitely love this movie. It's kinda like how I feel with Hotel Transylvania (first one) - darthvadern

Such a great film. Every scene was amazing, no unlikable characters, no bad things overall. I’ve always found this to be underrated and forgotten even though it’s really good. I’m glad it’s in the to 5. - PageEmperor

5 Finding Dory
6 Shrek 2

I need a hero. Need I say more?

7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

I love how they never gave up on this series and got rewarded for their hard work on keeping this series alive with the succes of this movie

8 How to Train Your Dragon 2

Should be RIGHT behind Kung Fu Panda 2.

It does what a sequel should. Expand the world of the characters while making them more emphatic as the story itself deepens the themes. It also created new themes and took risk that are so rewarding. I think this is the only animated sequel that can stand toe to toe with toy story 3. I think it is as good as toy story 3.

HTTYD 2 is good enough to compete with toy story, and a million times better than most of the movies on this list

These movies are good, but HTTYD 2 should be number 2 behind Toy Story 3. - 445956

9 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
10 Cars 2


Oh hell yeah this is the best sequal of Cars just like 3

I agree with you. My friend Film Person says 2 and 3 are better than Wreck-It Ralph. It is what he thinks. - Badabooo2

I Feel Like I Actually Like This Movie - VideoGamefan5

Hell yeah!

1 Comment

The Newcomers

? How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

A masterpiece

? The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part


The Contenders

11 Monsters University
12 The Incredibles 2

One of the best movies ever!

13 Ice Age: The Meltdown
14 The Rescuers Down Under


15 Kung Fu Panda 3

Really brings the series full circle

Not as good as Kung Fu Panda 2 but it is enjoyable for a 3rd film.

Love it

16 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

It's a great movie, perhaps even better than the first.

17 Shrek the Third

How is this here

18 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
19 Shrek Forever After
20 Bambi II
21 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
22 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
23 Aladdin and the King of Thieves

An amazing movie in my opinion - darthvadern

Don't get fooled by the unbelievably tiny-budget graphics.

24 Happy Feet Two

This Was Disappointing

25 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
26 The Lion King 1 1/2
27 Spongebob Squarepants The Movie


I love this movie as a kid! - Carsrule300

Not a sequel

28 Despicable Me 3

This is the best one in my opinion - darthvadern


29 Winnie the Pooh (2011)
30 Ice Age: Collision Course

I enjoyed this movie and it's defintly overhated - darthvadern

Why is this here? It sucks.

I know many people don’t like it but I personally found it okay. I think it’s a guilty pleasure of mine. - PageEmperor

31 Tarzan II

Recommend the movie even though this movie was unnecessary to make

32 Cars 3

I didn't really like the ending but it's a good way to end the series.

33 Norm of the North

Who put this on here? This is awful! And the sequels are gonna be atrocious!

Please no hate comments, but I liked the movie, it was enjoyable and had a good story even if the animation wasn't the best and even though the humour was horrible, but it's way better than horrible movies like Foodfight! or Emoji Movie - darthvadern

Not a sequel. - PageEmperor

34 SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water
35 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

One of the few good Disney sequels - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

36 Ralph Breaks the Internet

BS endings, fortnite references and blatantly ripping off the emoji movie makes this the worst of crap disney puked out lately

37 Rio 2

Well, it was watchable but there's so much wrong with this movie - darthvadern

I hated this movie but I respect your opinion

No Hate Comments
People Have The Right To Their Own Opinions.
I Did Like This Film Even If Story Is Kinda Weak.

Just like ElectricDragon505. - The Ultimate Daredevil to whoever said that he did not like the story even though he found it decent

38 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

I remember this masterpiece, a great movie - darthvadern

39 Ice Age: Continental Drift

Hell No In A Million Years
This Is 2012's Cars 2
What I Mean About That Is It Was Only Made For Money

This rocks - darthvadern

While this wasn’t great it wasn’t bad either. I’d put it around the middle or so. Though its probably my least favourite of the bunch though (and yes the 5th one is a guilty pleasure) - PageEmperor

40 Fantasia 2000
41 Planes: Fire & Rescue

Decent - darthvadern

Not bad. - PageEmperor

42 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
43 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
44 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
45 Pokemon Movie - Lucario and The Mystery of Mew

Great movie


46 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Toy Story 3
2. Despicable Me 2
3. Kung Fu Panda 2
1. Finding Dory
2. Toy Story 2
3. Toy Story 3
1. Toy Story 3
2. The Incredibles 2
3. Toy Story 2

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