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10 Best Animation movies on Disney Plus in 2022 

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It’s evident that the animation genre has been there for a long time, making its place among the most-watched movies. Although some are not children-appropriate and some are not entertaining for adults, there are those that both adults and children can enjoy. And Disney Plus has them all in its extensive library. From classics to high-end modern animation and from brilliant plots to timeless characters, you can watch them all on Disney Plus. In addition, it sports characters like Simba, Bambi, and Dumbo, which both young and adults adore. So, let’s explore the 10 best animation movies on Disney Plus to enjoy with kids.

Finding Nemo

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Finding Nemo 

Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Writer: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds

Star Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Runtime: 1 hr.40 mins

Finding Nemo is a 2003 Walt Disney Pictures computer-animated comedy-drama action movie. Finding Nemo earned tremendous praise from reviewers, who commended the visual features, storyline, and characters. It has been described as amusing to both children and adult audiences. It was also the highest-grossing animated movie at the time of its premiere and the second-highest-earning movie of 2003. In addition, the film received nominations for 3 Oscars, from which it won Best Animated Feature.

Plotline: A hesitant clownfish embarks on a quest to return his son home when he is caught in the Great Barrier Reef.


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Director: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

Writer: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers

Star Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton

IMDB Rating: 8.0

Runtime: 1 hr.40 mins

Soul is an American animated musical comedy launched in theatres on June 19 and November 20, 2020. Critics praised Soul for its artistry, storyline, characters, and musical composition. The film was chosen as one of the top ten films of 2020 by organizations such as the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute. It won two Oscars for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) and Best Animated Feature Film.

Plotline: A New York jazz pianist gets himself stranded in a mysterious region between Earth and the hereafter.

Turning Red

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Turning Red 

Director: Domee Shi

Writer: Domee Shi, Julia Cho, Sarah Streicher

Star Cast: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Runtime: 1 hr, 40 mins

It’s a 2022 American animated fantasy comedy premiered on March 11 on the Disney+ streaming platform and in selected theatres. Critics gave it generally favorable reviews. 

Plotline: When Meilin, a 13-year-old girl, becomes very aroused, she transforms into a massive red panda.


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Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell

Writer: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell

Star Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Runtime: 1 hr.33 mins

Walt Disney Pictures launched the animated fantasy picture Brave in 2012. It earned favorable ratings and was a financial success. Brave brought in an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Plotline: Princess Merida, eager to forge her chosen path through life, opposes a tradition that causes havoc in her country. But, with only one wish fulfilled, Merida may depend on her courage and archery abilities to break a monstrous curse.

Raya and the Last Dragon

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Raya and The Last Dragon

Director: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs

Writer: Qui Nguyen, Adele Lim, Paul Briggs

Star Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Runtime: 1 hr.47 mins

It is a 2021 American animated fantasy action movie premiered in theatres on March 5, 2021. The film went on to become the third most-watched movie title of 2021, grossing over $130 million globally. In addition, it garnered favorable reviews from critics who appreciated the animation, aesthetics, characters, and vocal cast. 

Plotline: A warrior, Raya is desperate to rescue the final dragon in Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth populated by an ancient culture.

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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Lilo & Stitch

Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Writer: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois

Star Cast: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Runtime: 1 hr.25 mins

Lilo and Stitch is an American animated sci-fi comedy-drama that premiered globally on June 21, 2002. The picture garnered favorable ratings, with critics applauding its satire, appeal, and uniqueness. It was a blockbuster hit, earning more than $273 million globally.

Plotline: A teenage orphan girl adopts a ‘dog’ from the county pound, utterly unknowing that it is allegedly a deadly science experiment.

The Muppet

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The Muppets 

Director: James Bobin

Writer: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, Jim Henson

Star Cast: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Runtime: 1 hr.43 mins

The Muppets is a critically and commercially successful 2011 American musical comedy movie. The film earned nearly $165 million globally on a $45 million budget, gaining plaudits for its humor, soundtrack, and character rejuvenation. The film received an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.

Plotline: A Muppet enthusiast, with the assistance of two human companions, must reassemble the Muppet gang. They want to prevent an evil oil magnate from destroying one of their cherished life-long possessions.


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Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

Writer: Charles Perrault, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner

Star Cast: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Runtime: 1 hr. 14 mins

It’s a 1950 American animated film that was a critical and economic success. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, namely Best Music and Original Song for “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.” 

Plotline: Cinderella is forbidden from joining the Royal Ball by her wicked stepmother. But she receives unexpected assistance from the adorable mice Gus and Jaq, as well as her Fairy Godmother, to join it.


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Director: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Writer: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Jorgen Klubien

Star Cast: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Runtime: 1 hr.57 mins

Cars is an American animated sports comedy film premiered in theatres on June 9, 2006. It earned mostly excellent ratings and was a box office success, collecting $462 million globally compared to a budget of $120 million. The film garnered two Oscars for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song, and Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. 

Plotline: A hotshot amateur race car is trapped in a dilapidated town on his route to the greatest race of his life. He discovers that victory isn’t everything.


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Director: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith

Writer: Charise Castro Smith, Jared Bush, Byron Howard

Star Cast: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Runtime: 1 hr.42 mins

Encanto is an animated comedy film launched in the US on November 24, 2021. It earned about $256 million globally vs. a budget of $120-150 million. The film was a smash hit when it premiered on Disney+ on December 24, 2021. Encanto received an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. 

Plotline: A Colombian adolescent girl must deal with her anguish as the only child in her family who lacks magical abilities.



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