Most Overrated Animated Movies

The Top Ten

1 Frozen

Frozen isn't necessarily bad, but BOY is it overrated! I can't go into a store without having the big eyes of Anna and Elsa staring at me from the shelves. And don't even get me started on the popularity of Let it Go. It's far from the best Disney song and the amount of attention it gets is ridiculous. I mean, it was played on FM radio for crying out loud! Not to mention that it has a crappy message about shirking your responsibilities and abandoning your loved ones in pursuit of isolation. Overall, Frozen is overrated beyond relief.

It's not even considered a good film anymore so it doesn't belong here.

Good songs do not automatically make a movie "good". I feel like a lot of people are confusing how much they enjoyed jamming out to Let It Go with how consistent and cohesive the plot was and how well-developed the characters were. - Ari00

Unbearable and over-hyped, I'm so glad that I won't be needing that one and see the whole entirety.

2 The Lego Movie

This movie is overrated. I could never get into it. Not because I'm a grown adult but because the world has no rules and the dialogue is as childish as A troll in central park.
I loved almost every Pixar movie so there is no excuse

Someone says something negative about "Frozen", the response is ALWAYS "Yeah, sock it to that terrible, awful, horrid waste of film! "

Someone says something negative about "The Lego Movie", the response is ALWAYS "No! How can you hate it? "

That's far from fair, and both movies suck despite the massive praise and hype.

No one's allowed to dislike this movie, to say it's anything less than the ' Citizen Kane of animated movies. But it's just another trite story about some schmoe turning out to be the one to save the universe. The attempts to come off as having some really deep moral and the "all star" cast don't change that.

People need to stop believing that stupid song.

3 Minions

Minions has a terrible story and if you say it's awesome, then I'll go all Scarlet Overkill on you

No Hate Please

What?! you see I waiting for this movie in December 6 2015. ather my waiting, it finally came out and I was so excited! and went I saw it, the crushing disappointment swept over me when the movie was finished! that's the worst thing about illimation entertainment: the adversting! it made over a billion dollars! (trust me)there's minion backpacks, balloons, lunchboxs, everywhere! why can't people watch it and say: hey! the doesn't devrse this phomeniom! that's all I have to say.

4 Spirited Away

Overrated due to being most people's first Miyazaki movie. Not even close to being the best. Princess Mononoke blows this out of the water, but this gets the praise annoyingly.

To these two people that said in the comments that Spirited Away is not overrated, it's not underrated either. But I've seen even greater Studio Ghibli movies.

Honestly, Whisper of the Heart & Porco Rosso are my favorite Ghibli films. - OnyxDash

Spirited Away is not overrated! XP

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5 Zootopia

Don't care what whoever wrote that wall of text says; thus does belong on this list. Also does not "rightfully deserve" its love, praise, etc.

There is no way a movie that had the biggest ever opening weekend for an animated film is anywhere near "underrated". And believe it or not there are people out there who don't want to be hit over the head with social commentary/political satire and aren't so easily amused by puns. Oh yeah, and "10x better than Frozen"? Like that holds any weight anymore given that it's been applied to every single other animated movie in existence.

Well, I considered Zootopia to be much better than Frozen, especially plot-wise. I only referred to Frozen because I feel like it's one of the most overrated Disney animated films. And yes- I am well aware of Zootopia's popularity during its "opening weekend." Obviously a highly anticipated movie will have an abundance of views during the time of its premier. Considering that, the fact that Zootopia is on this list is ridiculous. The movie came out so recently that it can not be deemed "overrated"- at least not yet. And did I not say it's underrated "in my opinion"? You don't have to agree. Also, I have no idea how that remark about "political satire" and "social commentary" was relevant to to my previous comment. Overall, Zootopia is a great movie and just shouldn't be on this list in my opinion.

"It has such a great message", "everyone should see it because of the message", and if I'm lucky "sure the characters are one dimensional/the jokes seem forced/the plot is unoriginal but it has a great timely message". Seriously, every praise I've heard for this movie boils down to The Message. A message this guy Martin managed to give us decades ago without bad jokes, gratuitous pop culture references, or sexed-up pop stars singing annoying songs.

6 The Lion King

What?! This is one of the greatest Disney movies of all time!

I give it a 7.5 looking back. - iliekpiez

Beyond overrated! Don't get all the hype. so many other animated movies were so much better, more original and had greater depth!

I'm pretty sure this was paper animated.

7 Toy Story 3

Toy Story 2 is better. End of.

8 Rise of the Guardians

Jack Frost is so annoying, and "edgier" takes on Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are nothing new.

9 Lilo & Stitch

My favourite disney movie

10 Cars

Cars does have its moments, but I actually trust the Nostalgia Critic on almost every Disneycember/Dreamworks-uary video such as his video on Cars. Cars does not feel like the least like a Pixar movie, but it does have some racial stereotypes and not enough adventure. Even Cars 2 is a better Pixar movie. I give Cars a 6/10 (a 7 for the animation, an 8 for the sound, a 5 for the story and a 5 for the characters).

How Is This Overrated? - VideoGamefan5

The Newcomers

? Frozen 2

This movie is already overrated and it’s not even out yet for reasons that should be obvious. - Mario8

The Contenders

11 Wall-E

I love this movie - myusernameisthis

Yeah, boring movie, this is not far the greatest animated

12 The Simpsons Movie

This movie is garbage!

No, this movie deserves it's love. - RalphBob

13 Shrek

Memes overrated it - HaloFanboy

Frozen is just as overrated, but I don't think frozen could've been made if it weren't for the bad influence of Shrek! Ironically this was a big middle finger to Disney from it's blacksheep child, DreamWorks. Shrek bashed most of the Disney cliches in the head to show how "superior" it is compared to Disney! But ironically other film studios, even Disney tried to be as great as Shrek! As frozen too bashed some cliches by telling and not simply just showing! Whoever think Shrek and frozen are superior, do not know the difference between humble and arrogance! đź’˘

It's a good movie, but there are much better dreamworks movies

14 Mulan
15 Finding Dory
16 Toy Story
17 Fantasia

Criminally underrated in my opinion. The general population doesn't care too much for classical music. - Ari00

18 Sing

This movie is underrated.

19 Princess Mononoke

Overrated doesn’t mean it is terrible.

20 The Princess and the Frog

Its dumb its about a girl that's in love with a frog - Dvafan2

Its dumb - Dvafan2

21 The Incredibles

Deserves it's praise!

This was the movie if my childhood (I'm like fifteen now so...)

Yes very overrated - Dvafan2

22 Treasure Planet
23 Hotel Transylvania

Its fans like the RFAA, ThatRandomGamer, Arianators, Ruby Rooker and hillbillies will demand us all to like Disney's Frozen, straight-to-video sequels like the ones made by Crest Animation Studios that are the Alpha & Omega sequels/The Swan Princess sequels, prissy little girls' stuff like Bratz and Nickelodeon. :O - The Ultimate Daredevil

24 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

No, I DON'T mean "underrated". This is nearly always in any given persons top ten if not top five favorite Disney movies list and way too many people have cried about how "underrated" it is that the word has lost all meaning.

25 Ice Age

The First Two Are Underrated Nowadays

26 The Nightmare Before Christmas

I like the movie but its overrated because the fandom is obsessed with The Nightmare Before Christmas, fans who have a crush on Jack or Sally.

If anything this is underrated. - Ari00

27 Akira

Only groundbreaking for it's introduction of Anime to the West, however, this is just one of the most overrated and ugly animated films I ever had to sit through.

An underrated masterpiece.

I would exclude Spirited Away from being far up the list. For my taste, it was pretty great, and of people can be jealous of it.
Akira on the other hand, is the most overrated animated film I have ever seen in my entire life.
From left and right somebody's gonna try shoving down my throats of saying how great it is. It's not even that great.
Giving it's importance of how it introduced anime into the western world is fine, but everything else, just no.
Simply one of my most hated animated films of all time.

28 Inside Out

I would just like this film, But it's true! This film is WAY too overrated, but unlike Zootopia, I can see why. It's animation is good and the characters are well developed

29 Pocahontas

I Really Don't Want To Vote For Anything But Because This One I Like The Least Out Of The Lot, I Voted For It - VideoGamefan5

30 The Little Mermaid

I personally find this movie annoying. - SuperBananagengar

31 Sleeping Beauty

I know it has good animation and music, but that doesn't make up for the boring plot and bland characters. - Treacle

32 Despicable Me
33 Ice Age: Continental Drift

Overrated Outside The United States
True Fact
Look At The Foreign Box Office Totals

34 Puss in Boots
35 Tangled

Insulting to me story and not that interesting in general and by the way it is beyond me that frozen is number 1 frozen has a much more interesting story which is the best thing about it and it is the best thing in the film and the songs are the second thing

36 Madagascar

I don't like this movie

37 A Bug's Life
38 Cars 2
39 Moana
40 Turbo
41 Ralph Breaks the Internet

The only good scenes are the ones in the trailer, it's like they made them specifically to be put in the trailer.

Vanellope is so full of herself and such a little bee eye tea see ach. I honestly was waiting for someone to murder her (and not somewhere her code could be conveniently added by a blatant Mary Sue).

It's that damn Disney Princess scene. That's why people overrate this.

Lazy writing, horrible characterization, but people still claim it to be even better than the first.*eyeroll*

42 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Underrated Dreamworks movie.

43 Up

Up was a dumb film and not funny it was depressing

44 Hercules

This is actually underrated

45 Hotel Transylvania 2
46 Megamind

I like Megamind.

Megamind is the only overrated movie on this list.

47 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
48 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
49 The Lego Batman Movie

This Movie Still Rocked - VideoGamefan5

50 The Boss Baby

So now, basically, the Oscars now believes that animation is for kids.

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