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

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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Before I thought this movie was ok I then one day I rewatched this movie and it's really good I'm surprised that a video game movie is actually really good so I was a little disappointed that it didn't win an oscar but brave still deserves it

yes - TeamRocket747


2 Monsters, Inc.

yes - TeamRocket747

3 How to Train Your Dragon 2

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

no - TeamRocket747

4 How to Train Your Dragon

no - TeamRocket747

Certainlt great movie but its competition was tough.My favourite movie.Yet Toy Story 3 was critically superior.It was hoping that if HTTYD can win.

5 The Wind Rises

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 - SeeU

neutral - TeamRocket747

6 Shrek 2

yes - TeamRocket747

7 Coraline

no - TeamRocket747

8 Despicable Me 2

Stupid Frozen

no - TeamRocket747

9 Fantastic Mr. Fox

This movie is just plain unique.

Yes - TeamRocket747

10 The Lego Movie

You mean it should have won golden globes.

I hate the oscars because they didn't even nominate this. - PeeledBanana


no - TeamRocket747

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The Contenders

11 Paranorman

neutral - TeamRocket747

12 Cars

yes - TeamRocket747

13 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

no - TeamRocket747

14 Despicable Me

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

no - TeamRocket747

15 Song of the Sea

neutral - TeamRocket747

16 Minions

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

no - TeamRocket747

17 Monster House

neutral - TeamRocket747

18 Sleeping Beauty


19 Home

neutral - TeamRocket747

20 Monsters University

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

YES! definitely YES - TeamRocket747

21 The Angry Birds Movie

How is this best animated feature? The birds look fat as hell. - TeamRocket747

no - TeamRocket747

22 Trolls

No! So happy it didn't win - punyraisin

23 La la Land

It's a musical, period. - AngryHimouto


24 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


25 Corpse Bride

neutral - TeamRocket747

26 Puss In Boots

That movie should of totally won an oscar

yes - TeamRocket747

27 Howl's Moving Castle
28 Rio

no - TeamRocket747

29 Rio 2

no - TeamRocket747

30 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

yes - TeamRocket747

31 The Good Dinosaur

yes - TeamRocket747

32 The Simpsons Movie

yes - TeamRocket747

33 Kung Fu Panda 2
34 Rise of the Guardians

no - TeamRocket747

35 The Shaun the Sheep Movie

yes - TeamRocket747

2015 winner: Inside Out

The Shaun The Sheep Movie is a piece of comedy. Inside Out is good but plot is too simple for our ages.

36 Shrek the Third
37 Moana

Lost to everyone's obsession with racism which of course manifested in the winner, Zootopia.

38 Finding Dory
39 Disney's A Christmas Carol

The Academy's bias against motion capture was in full swing yet again.

40 Milan

It's easily the best Disney princess movie

41 Batman: The Killing Joke
42 Fantasia
43 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
44 Persepolis
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