Top Ten Movies That Deserved to Win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature But Didn't

Sure, they didn't win the Oscar, but they were deserving nonetheless. Of course, not every nominee can be a winner and often enough the competition is very stiff. This list compiles the animated movies that deserved to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
The Top Ten
1 Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph Product Image

This lost to Brave... In other words, it lost to one of Pixar's weaker movies in its catalog. Which is kind of sad, considering Disney managed to finally craft a successful and beloved computer-animated film made by Walt Disney Animation Studios themselves instead of relying on Pixar all the time for computer-animated movies.

Much better than Brave

Was better than brave at everything, sadly the academy chose brave because it was a Pixar movie

I like this movie

2 Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc. Product Image
3 How to Train Your Dragon 2 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Product Image

One of the best graphics ever seen. the relationship between the characters are so natural and real. I just never loved a movie this much

Was really amazing

4 How to Train Your Dragon How to Train Your Dragon Product Image
5 Coraline Coraline Product Image

I'm honestly shocked that this movie didn't win. So much effort was put into it and everything about this movie was impressive.

6 Shrek 2 Shrek 2 Product Image
7 Despicable Me 2 Despicable Me 2 Product Image
8 The Wind Rises The Wind Rises Product Image

This movie is beautiful. Studio Ghibli deserves those awards because they put so much time and hard work into their movies, and they do movies for the art, not the money

9 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox Product Image

This movie is fantastic! *no pun intended*

This movie is just plain unique.

10 Cars Cars Product Image

That was a good movie: too bad they didn't win.

It is way better

It's was the best animated film of 2006, which was a horrible year for film industry

The Contenders
11 Paranorman Paranorman Product Image
12 The Lego Movie The Lego Movie Product Image

This movie is probably the most impressively-animated movie I've ever seen. The mix of stop-motion and cgi animation made it all the more impressive.

2014 winner: Big Hero 6

Actually, Big Hero 6 was better than this, but I loved this movie

13 Song of the Sea Song of the Sea Product Image

This studio's movies are always an absolute and utter joy to watch. The story is beautiful, and the art. Oh, the art. At any time, you can pause this movie and have something picture-worthy. The nature designs and the lighthouse shots are incredible. The characters are likeablle as well.

14 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Product Image
15 Kubo and the Two Strings Kubo and the Two Strings Product Image
16 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Product Image

Why it lost to Shrek? :( I love this movie I love Jimmy Neutron A LOT and the fact that didn't win an Oscar makes my heart broken I hate you Oscar the fisjh trash and Shrek the ogre nobody wanted him to win. 1 vote = 1 award And hug for Jimmy Neutron

17 Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Product Image
18 Ernest & Celestine Ernest & Celestine Product Image
19 Minions Minions Product Image

How could they not nominate a high budget movie and make it win.

20 Home Home Product Image
21 Despicable Me Despicable Me Product Image

I couldn't stop watching this movie. I couldn't stop laughing. Beyond clever and humorous!

22 Monsters University Monsters University Product Image

Monsters University was my favorite movie of 2013 together with Despicable Me 2. I even memorize the quotes and the songs.

23 The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie Product Image
24 Rise of the Guardians Rise of the Guardians Product Image
25 The Angry Birds Movie The Angry Birds Movie Product Image
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