Top 10 Animated Movies that Nobody Asked For

The Top Ten

1 The Emoji Movie

Before it was released, before we even saw any trailers, this film was backlashed the second it was announced. The concept alone of a movie about emojis serves as a prime example of how Hollywood is running out of ideas. There was just no way that it ever stood a chance of being good and the trailers did nothing but reinforce our extremely low expectations. Then the movie came out and it was just as bad as everyone had expected, if not worse. One of the things that bothers me the most about it though is that it really shows how out of touch Hollywood is with the general public. The thought behind this film is that young people are always on their smartphones these days and like using emojis, so we're going to try to connect with them because we're with it, we're hip, we're cool! It's so obvious that the film is trying to pander to younger generations, but the thing is, no one wanted this movie. No one. Not even the target demographic, which I guess is pre-teens/teenagers, but I don't ...more - SplashMoun10

The Emoji Movie is horrible. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

No one asked for this abomination. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

I did - Sausagelover99

2 Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The crossover that no one asked for, Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has absolutely no reason to exist. From what little I've actually seen of the film, it seems to be the exact same thing as the Gene Wilder movie, just with Tom and Jerry shoehorned in as well as an Oompa Loompa mouse. I really just don't understand the point. Has there ever been anyone out there who, whilst watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, thought to themselves, "You know what would make this better? Adding Tom and Jerry into the mix! " While it would still be unnecessary, I think it would have been better if they had done a completely different adaptation of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book instead of doing an adaptation of another adaptation. At least then it wouldn't feel AS pointless. Why would anyone want to watch this over the original? I seriously just don't understand why this needed to be a thing. - SplashMoun10

I honestly thought this was more unnecessary than The Emoji Movie - Gangem

I did - Sausagelover99

I didn't even know this existed until it popped up arou d here and on Youtube. They seriously will put Tom and Jerry into anything! - Phillip873

3 Minions

Making the annoying comic relief characters the stars of a movie. What could go wrong? Well, if the reactions of reviewers everywhere are any indication, a lot went wrong with this Despicable Me spinoff. I'll admit it, I'm not really a fan of the Despicable Me movies, but I can see why people like them. This on the other hand is nothing more than a cashgrab, and it feels like the "it's just for kids" mentality was put in full force in its creation. It's really weak in terms of story and humor and is proof that the minions cannot carry a movie by themselves. If you didn't already think they were annoying prior to this film, you will after watching this movie. I've personally never found them funny and am sick of seeing them everywhere, but that's just me and I know a lot of people love them. Whether you like the minions or not though, I think most people can agree that this film was a mistake. - SplashMoun10

Man those minions are sure weird... I know! Make an entire MOVIE only staring them with absolutely NO PLOT

What surprised me was people actually liked it. I hate Illumination Entertainment and their agonizingly mediocre and harmless movies... - Phillip873

I love Despicable Me but this movie was awful - Spongehouse

4 The Angry Birds Movie

I haven't watched it. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

5 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

This can be at number 2 honestly - B1ueNew

It could’ve been worse if Johnny Test got a movie.

They were going to, but they fortunately didn't go through with it due to its unpopularity and the fact that the show was cancelled. - KalloFox34

6 Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania

This is the epitome of a sequel no one asked for. The original Surf's Up came out how long ago and it wasn't until last year that they decided to make a sequel. I mean, technically the same could be said for something like The Incredibles, in which the sequel is coming out 14 years after the original, but the difference is that The Incredibles is an incredibly popular film that people actually WANTED a sequel to! Does anyone even remember the first Surf's Up? Even the target audience probably wouldn't be interested since the first one came out so long ago and has lost it's relevance. On top of that, this was a straight-to-DVD release, so it probably doesn't have much going for it in terms of quality either. This is one that just absolutely baffles me with it's existence. - SplashMoun10

7 Ice Age: Collision Course

I hope that they’re not making another Ice Age movie.

I understand that the Ice Age movies make lots of money internationally, but this franchise seriously just needs to die already! I think this is the last one, but you never know with Blue Sky Studios. It should have ended after the third one, but nope, they just had to milk it for all it's worth, quality be darned. You can use the "it's just a kids movie" excuse all you like, but when there are so many better children's films out there, why would you waste your time with this garbage? You can tell just by watching the trailers for this movie that they were scraping the absolute bottom of the barrel, and it's just not something anyone needs in their lives. Dear Blue Sky Studios, please for the love of all that's good do not make a sixth film. Sincerely, everyone. - SplashMoun10

8 Norm of the North 2
9 Cars 2

Even though it's among Pixar's weaker films, I like the first Cars movie, not as much as other Pixar films, but I enjoy it well enough. However, I don't think many people were really clamoring for a sequel, it wasn't like Toy Story. The sequel decided to go a completely different direction than the first film with it being a spy movie and having Mater be the main character. It ended up being the worst received Pixar film to date, putting a blemish on the studio's reputation. It's not that the film is horrible necessarily, but it heavily pales in comparison to the studio's previous efforts and I personally don't think a Cars sequel was necessary. This film is a go-to example of why you shouldn't make the comedy relief character the main character, it just doesn't work out here with Mater. The biggest crime this movie commits though is being downright forgettable, which I can't really say about every other Pixar movie I've seen. It's not terrible, it's just weak. - SplashMoun10

This is basically Cars + James Bond or Mission Impossible

10 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil

Hoodwinked was a pretty decent little film, albeit with subpar animation, but was anyone really clamoring for a sequel? Apparently not, given this film's abysmal box office gross, making just about 10 million domestically. On top of that, the animation quality is even worse than the first one. I can't say much else given I haven't seen the film, but why would anyone want to put themselves through that kind of torture? Without a doubt one of the most unneeded and unwanted animated movie sequels of all time. - SplashMoun10

The Contenders

11 Planes
12 Cars 3

Pretty much the same circumstance as Cars 2, though I think people were a bit more fed up when Cars 3 was announced given the poor reception Cars 2 received as well as the Planes spinoffs. Generally, people didn't want a third film for this franchise, especially when more loved properties such as the Incredibles hadn't even had a second film yet. I suppose it was made as an apology of sorts for Cars 2, and it is for sure an improvement from the second film (though that isn't too hard to do), but overall, I think the Cars franchise has worn out its welcome and I don't think many people really wanted this film given it's the second-lowest grossing Pixar film to date (behind the Good Dinosaur). Hopefully this is the last Cars film. - SplashMoun10

I actually thought this sequel was actually pretty good not as good a sequel as Toy Story 3 but still a lot better than Cars 2. - egnomac

I did - Sausagelover99

This feels like the actual Cars 2 even though it’s the 3rd movie. I think the Cars franchise should end now. Nobody really wanted this movie after the Cars 2 disaster - Randomator

13 Hotel Transylvania 2
14 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz
15 The Lego Movie

You're right. Nobody asked for this wonderful masterpiece. - scienceLover10

It's not bad, but come on a movie about lego? , the toys you buy that come in pieces that you have to build, come on, - B1ueNew

16 Norm of the North

How this isn't on here yet is baffling. - KalloFox34

17 Planes: Fire & Rescue
18 Foodfight!
19 Ferdinand
20 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
21 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

Out of all the straight-to-DVD Disney sequels, this one is probably the most loathed, and for good reason. It takes everything that was good about the first film, such as the breathtaking animation, great music, and mature themes, and throws it all out the window. The first film was one of the darkest in Disney's collection and dealt with some pretty heavy themes. The sequel is about...Quasimodo wanting a girlfriend! Which kind of goes against the first movie in that he wasn't seeking love, but a life outside of the tower. There's nothing good about this movie whatsoever, and the fact that it even exists kind of hurts to think about. The thing I hate the most about it is the animation. I get it, it was made on a small budget, but it's just so jarring looking at the first film and this one back to back and it's really hard for me to watch. Overall, this sequel was completely unnecessary and it's easy to see why it's so despised. - SplashMoun10

22 The Lego Batman Movie

It's not bad, but who asked for this? - B1ueNew

23 The Lego Ninjago Movie

Yet another lego cashgrab... But this one was pretty terrible - B1ueNew

24 Thomas and the Magic Railroad

1. this is a good movie.
2. it's not even animated, it's live action.

25 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

All of the direct-to-DVD Disney sequels are really unnecessary, though there are a few half-decent ones, but if I had to pick the one I think nobody wished for, it would be Pocahontas II. The first Pocahontas is arguably the least popular animated film of the Disney Renaissance. It has great animation and some nice songs, but overall, it's pretty boring on top of being historically inaccurate. I don't think anyone was really begging for a sequel, but what do you know, we got one and it's just the kind of quality you'd expect from a direct-to-DVD sequel. The one thing this film has going for is that it is more historically accurate than the first, but that doesn't really matter too much if it's crap in every other aspect. I think my least favorite thing about the Disney sequels in general is the bad animation. Sure, good animation can't fix all the other problems these sequels have, but I think it would make them significantly less unbearable to watch. Overall, Pocahontas II, along ...more - SplashMoun10

26 Hotel Transylvania
27 The Boss Baby

This was a good one. - KalloFox34

We never wanted a movie about a baby running a company. - Not_A_Weeaboo

28 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
29 The Swan Princess Christmas

And by extension, the rest of the CGI-animated Swan Princess sequels - PerfectImpulseX

30 Trolls
31 Despicable Me 3
32 The Smurfs 2
33 The Smurfs
34 The Nut Job

Such a terrible movie. The fact that it had Gangnam Style after that song became irrelevant is the least of its problems. - KalloFox34

35 Frozen
36 Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective
37 Wreck-It Ralph

It had a good story

38 Zootopia
39 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
40 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
41 Ralph Breaks the Internet
42 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
43 Toy Story 4
44 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Don't "it's so underrated though"/"shut up it's the greatest" me! Who seriously wanted a VICTOR HUGO book to be made into a kids' movie?

45 Toy Story 3
46 Cinderella II
47 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
48 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
49 The Lion King 1 1/2
50 Belle's Magical World
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