Worst Animated Dreamworks Movies

The Top Ten

1 Shark Tale

It was ugly and the script was poorly written

Will smith hasn't had any good movies lately. This was what basically started that fall of an empire. The movie was ugly, the writing was awful, and... well what do you expect from the 2000s? this is the year we got to scooby doo movies and the poppy-hip-hop genre that in-turn started lil pump in some sorta butterfly-effect way.

This is my worst too. My 2nd worst is Shrek the third.

I like to watch Shark Tale because it's my favorite.

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2 Shrek Forever After

How dare you disrespect the almighty Shrek! Shrek is love, Shrek is life

I'll be honest. I think the fourth is way worse than the third one.

I think this one is the best among the Shrek series! - Victoryboy

It has profanity in it.

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3 The Boss Baby

Stupid and proves that Dreamworks is having trouble coming up with new ideas. The parents are idiots, the animation is ugly, and worst of all my sisters are imitating the stupid siblings! I HATE THIS MOVIE! Also, in the movie (spoilers) there are really gross things like drool, naked babies, disgusting baby food, and even vomit in people's mouths. And in 2021 there's gonna be a sequel! GROAN! Oh, and another thing, it's so STUPID! Plus, it doesn't follow through with the plot. So...you have a talking baby trying to find out why puppies have more love than stinky, annoying, ugly babies, along with an over-imaginative kid who is quite the cringe-nugget. Well, soon the plot shifts and they are trying to save the baby from getting fired, and in the end it plays out well, also showing a pie chart with people loving babies more than puppies (HOW?! ). BUT it never showed you how they got more love than puppies! This movie is horrible, stupid, and gross. Do yourself a favor. Don't watch the ...more - RedTheGremlin

It's not out, yet. We don't know.

This movie is literally proof that Dreamworks is running out of ideas - Randomator

This and the Trolls Netflix cartoon are the worst things Dreamworks has ever done!

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4 Trolls

OH MY GOSH THIS MOVIE SHOULD BE FIRST. 1. Sickeningly colorful. 2. Ugly characters. 3. Dumb plot. 4. Ruined good songs. 5. Nudeness is very gross. 6. Poppy is a Mary-Sue. The only good thing about this movie is that there is actually someone sensible. Branch, duh. Everyone/everything else SUCKS! Boy is this movie horrific. It's like it was written by a five year old, edited by a two year old and then directed by a cactus. - RedTheGremlin

This movie ruined dreamworks for me. Even disney movies are better than this crap. It was way to childish with a bunch of baby songs. Seriously, what were they thinking?

I DESPISED this movie. The only thing I chuckled at was the "Watching your parents sleep" joke. But this is still the cringiest movie I've ever watched. I can't believe there's gonna be a sequel and a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. This is #1 on this list and there's no doubt about it.


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5 Bee Movie

This movie promoted bestiality

This film is uninteresting and gets old quickly. And who cares? This movie made me leave the theater.

The story plot wasn't good and animation was odd.

The only thing I like about this movie is because of that meme. Ya like jazz? - DumbFriesNub

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6 Shrek the Third

This film is just not that interesting, but it can still count as humorous. And it's corny The new characters are not very funny, though. But Justin Timberlake (the voice of King Arthur) would be a great voice for Blinky (from Pac-Man World series).

Should Be Number 1

Boring and a lot of bad moves. Oh yeah, the villian is annoying.

Weird... - RedTheGremlin

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7 Home

This movie is the worst movie in the world. Please don't watch this movie. It's stupid and babyish. It's so bad, it's even worse Antz. And Antz is a pretty bad movie. Also, the Netflix show is horrendous. It's like the movie home but the creator flushed it down the toilet!

It was too childish even for my 5 year old who asked to leave the theater and said she was bored. - BeanBag343

I Meant And Sorry


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8 Turbo

Yes, it was a ripoff of the Cars, the worst Pixar movie of all time. But are both movies hateable? No, I don't hate them. They have some fast, action-packed scenes. - The Ultimate Daredevil

What Was DreamWorks Animation Thinking? A Garden Slug Voiced By Ryan Reynolds Gets Sucked By A Top-Mounted Engine Of A Chevrolet Camaro And Gets Fast Stock Car Powers?

I only liked it when eye of the tiger was on now I love that song

I zoned out while watching this. Boring, ugly, and a ripoff of Cars. - RedTheGremlin

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9 Antz

Actually, the only thing that is bad about Antz is the rather dull CGI to the point where it is on a list of "Top 10 Best Movies With Bad Animation".

YEAH! You know, HOME mustn't be placed in this list! I think ANTZ is the DISAPPOINTING Animated movie of all time! There's NOTHING in this movie! My rating is 60%! - Victoryboy

It's bland and easily forgettable. - GloriousDUDE

This came out a month before A Bugs Life. Dull CGI? it was 1998 you fool. Go and watch your precious Frozen movie.

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10 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Typical. The sequel is always worse. - HunterBoy

Ok, who put this on the list?! Who ever did, I will come to your house and I will kill you.

The Newcomers

? How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The plot is forced, and it has a generic "Happily ever after" ending where Hiccup releases his dragon because "he's not good enough for him". Also, Toothless' offspring at the end is ugly.

Proof that Dreamworks is running out of ideas and steam. T.V. Tropes called. They want their plots and tropes back.

The Contenders

11 Monsters vs. Aliens

Makes me feel sick to watch. Sometimes I like it, other times I hate it. The only things that bother me are that BOB is super annoying and that the people are hideous. Other than that, I really cannot say that the movie was all bad. - RedTheGremlin

This movie is very bad. Buf the T.V. show is even worse.

Wasnt sooo good

This is a great movie *stares into distance* “ oh sorry I was
Just staring at this bird over there” -Bob Still very great movie watching it right now

12 Kung Fu Panda

Who the heck put this on the list? This one is awesome

I loved it great plot great story great ending it is number 3 on top ten Dreamworks movies

I agree, it was boring and unnecessary. I was sleeping through most of it, it was so boring! I hate it! It's another crappy Film!

It shouldn't be on here

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13 Megamind

Easily one of it's best. It isn't as good as Incredibles, but still, a really clever superhero parody from a different point of view.

What do you mean it's pretty good, unlike Shark Tale, where Burger King had to make a penis-looking toy out of it. - TopTenHaters

I couldn't control my LAUGHTER! The movies placed in this list like HOME, CHICKEN RUN, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, MEGAMIND, THE CROODS etc., name this list as"BEST ANIMATED DREAMWORKS MOVIES"! - Victoryboy

What is this doing at 12? It WAs FUNNY! - HunterBoy

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14 The Croods

That I have mixed opinions against. The voice acting is not what I have expected, but it is an okay film. The humor, though, is strong enough for this film to be anticipating.

I love this movie! Dawn of the Croods was horrible though, made me like this movie LESS! Oh Dreamworks, you're doing it again, running this into the ground like you're doing with How to Train Your Dragon!

This movie is very colorful and funny, and I especially love the beach scene. You should really check it out if you haven't seen it. - RedTheGremlin


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15 Shrek

Someone is trying to start a fight, I swear. - Rue

Shrek is such an awful people are loving this movie and I respect their opinion but I really think this movie is very dumb.

What? Who doesn't like this movie?

Shrek is an awful film and people love it to the point where they think it is an anime when it's not?! it's not an anime. it's a CARTOON! this movie sucked and was so unoriginal. I hate it.

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16 Mr. Peabody & Sherman

I don't know. I watched it and really enjoyed it. Especially the last part where the time just collapses was really fun.

I agree. I watched this a few years ago, and I enjoyed it. I think the animation and the story itself was pretty good. - PackFan2005

It was very boring after the Egypt scene. - RedTheGremlin

I wanted to see it, I saw it & was disappointed.

What. Where did this movie come from. How did it get made. Why. - mattstat716

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17 Over the Hedge

I was so confused at beginning! The story line is bland, the characters were aggravating, and the animation was hideous!

One of the worst movies I have ever laid my eyes on. I hope to never watch it again.

I don't like this movie...

But it has Avril Lagvine who can go wrong with her.

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18 Chicken Run

Why the hell would you put this movie on there?

What the hell! This movie is awesome!

I been watched it, it looks not interesting.

Weirded me out, but it's actually funny and entertaining. Just a tidbit...disturbing maybe? - RedTheGremlin

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19 Shrek 2

The first Shrek was better

20 Joseph: King of Dreams

This shouldn't be here. Don't hate on Biblical movies, God should always win. - RedTheGremlin

Ok let’s be honest, Prince of Egypt should be last instead of Joseph King of Dreams. Prince of Egypt it’s music, visuals, plot, and dialogue are amazing, and this film is just mediocre. Joseph King of Dreams does not deserve this spot.

21 Penguins of Madagascar

Its one of the best movies

A very bland, boring, and slightly stereotypical movie. Bad jokes, and now my sisters call Fritos "Cheesy Dibbles." Stupid. - RedTheGremlin

Stop putting good movies on this list or I'll kill you


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22 The Road to El Dorado

What?! I really liked this movie! - pokemonrater

This movie was really bad

23 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Why is this on here?!?!?! It's great!

This movie is amazing! It's animation is beautiful, and the film itself is a very powerful testimony of a horse who eventually gained freedom. The only bad thing is that Spirit: Riding Free RUINED IT! I hate how Dreamworks makes a great movie, then turns around and produces a stupid, ugly, annoying, badly-animated T.V. show about it. Seriously?! - RedTheGremlin

I don't like this movie


24 The Prince of Egypt

I like how it's Biblical, because I hate movies that aren't Christian, but it really doesn't give all the right details. It can be slightly misleading but I really love this movie! - RedTheGremlin

This movie isn't bad in itself, but it strays from the Bible story too much. The Bible clearly states that any re-telling of the Bible is strictly immoral and all who do it will be punished. - Patty_C

Who put this here this movie is great

If this was intensional... super size me. - HunterBoy

25 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

This one was really bad. It was a major slap in the face to the first two. Talk about weird and stupid! The new characters were lame, and the villains were freaky. Do kids really want to see a bunch of dead animal heads staring at them? No. No, they don't. - RedTheGremlin

What?! This film was awesome!

They should have stopped at Madagascar 2. - darthvadern

Madagascar 4 comes out in 2019

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26 Captain Underpants

The dumbest movie ever. Where to begin here? 1. Annoying characters. Ex. "Oh no, Krupp's changing classes...IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD! WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS ANYMORE! " Really? How dumb! 2. The characters are idiots. They think that everything is funny and they are just really stupid. 3. Annoying villains/heroes. So...what? You snap your fingers and BAM he's a superhero! That's dumb. Plus, the hero is annoying and the villain is just plain sad. 4. Too many bathroom jokes! It's like every time I start to enjoy it, this obnoxious movie hits the audience with another bathroom joke! And at the end, a giant evil toilet tries to stop kids from laughing, and then there's a rampage of evil toilets? This has got to be worse than Trolls. - RedTheGremlin

Why's this on the list

This is the worst animated film of all time I should rather call it captain looserpants

Hey, the book series was my childhood, and yet you are hating my childhood in a movie. :(

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27 Flushed Away

This movie is the definition of underrated, like Aardman. Sure, there is brief moments of childish insults, but this movie is actually a great, action-packed combination. So I give it a 9/10.

I actually really liked this film. - mattstat716

You know what, I’d say I really liked this film. The fact that they strayed from toilet humor, while the movie’s plot is based on being flushed down a toilet is phenomenal. I actually laughed at some of the jokes in this movie, and the story made sense. - PackFan2005

28 Ratchet & Clank

If I'm right, this isn't made by dreamworks right? Am I mm right?

This movie wasn't the best

This movie was Rainmaker, not Dreamworks

29 How to Train Your Dragon 2

The worst Dreamworks movie ever. Passes even the Boss Baby in mediocrity.

The first one is great, but in this one it's too boring, plus the main character turned ugly when he grew up. - RedTheGremlin

I fell asleep watching this movie. Nowhere near as good as the first. What boring overrated garbage!

What retard put this on here? Its just as good as the first.

30 The Emoji Movie

Not DreamWorks but still trash

This is not dreamworks its sony

31 Madagascar


32 Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space

I never heard of this. Maybe cause is SUCKS - HunterBoy

33 Kung Fu Panda 3

This didn't need to exist.

Hey, Hey, Hey! I'm milking the last two movies! Seriously. The first movie was a classic, the second was one of the best, almost like How To Train your Dragon. The T.V. show was pretty good, even the spin-offs served purpose to the extended plot over the 2 movies and T.V. show. Kung Fu Panda 3 didn't have to exist. They could have just ended it with kung fu panda 2 and continued the T.V. series with a steven universe evolution where it started generic and it developed a plot over time. Nope! this movie had to exist didn't it? I'm not saying the premise was bad, but... If they handled it better, it would still be milking it, but at least it would still be a good movie. It could've been star wars, but was karate instead.

34 Kung Fu Panda 2
35 Free Birds

This is not DreamWorks... but it is stupid and boring.

36 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

It was that bad? I enjoyed it because it was funny. - RedTheGremlin

This movie was a horrible rip-off of Disney’s Treasure Planet. The sidekicks were like the same ones but it did horrible in the box office.

37 Puss in Boots

I don't want a spin-off from the worst Shrek character of all time.

38 Rise of the Guardians

Boring and ugly. - RedTheGremlin

39 How to Train Your Dragon

WHAT?!?!? - MonkeeJuice

40 The King and I
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1. Shark Tale
2. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
3. Shrek Forever After
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2. Shrek the Third
3. Shrek Forever After
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