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Top Most Expensive Animated Movies Ever Made

1. Tangled, 2. The Lion King, 3. Toy Story 3, 4. Cars 2, 5. Monsters University, 6. Finding Dory, 7. The Incredibles 2, 8. Toy Story 4, 9. The Good Dinosaur, 10. Brave. Nowadays, animated films are more common and produced in great quantities around the world. People are more interested in and like watching this kind of film. These animated films are highly expensive to produce since they require cutting-edge technology. Many animated films have been made recently, and of course, they are both expensive and popular. The 10 most expensive animated movies ever made in the world are listed below.

  1. Tangled
  2. The Lion King
  3. Toy Story 3
  4. Cars 2
  5. Monsters University
  6. Finding Dory
  7. The Incredibles 2
  8. Toy Story 4
  9. The Good Dinosaur
  10. Brave

Tangled

Tangled is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 50th Disney animated feature film, loosely based on the German fairy tale Rapunzel from the Brothers Grimm collection of traditional tales. It was directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard (in the latter’s feature directorial debut), produced by Roy Conli, and based on a screenplay by Dan Fogelman. Tangled is the story of Rapunzel, a lost young princess with enchanted long blonde hair who longs to leave her isolated tower. Against her foster mother’s desires, she accepts the assistance of an intruder to transport her into a world she has never seen.

Tangled was six years in the making and cost an estimated $260 million, making it one of the most expensive animatedmovies ever made. The film used a distinct aesthetic style that combined elements of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and traditional animation while creating the illusion of a painting with non-photorealistic rendering. Alan Menken, who had previously worked on previous Disney animated films, returned to score Tangled and co-wrote the film’s songs with Glenn Slater.

Tangled premiered on November 14, 2010, at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles and proceeded on general distribution on November 24, 2010. The film grossed $592 million worldwide, with $200 million coming from the United States and Canada. At the 83rd Academy Oscars, the film was nominated for several awards, including Best Original Song.

Budget: $260 million

Earnings: $591,794,936

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The Lion King

The Lion King is a 2019 American computer-animated musical drama film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written and produced by Jeff Nathanson, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview Entertainment. It is a photorealistic remake of the 1994 film of the same name by Disney. The story follows Simba, a young lion who must accept his destiny as the true king of his nation after his father, Mufasa, is murdered by his uncle, Scar.

Following the box office success of Disney remakes such as The Jungle Book (2016), which was also directed by Favreau, plans for a remake of 1994’s The Lion King were confirmed in September 2016. Favreau was inspired by specific character parts in the Broadway adaptation and expanded on portions of the original film’s story. The majority of the core performers signed on in early 2017, and principal photography began in mid-2017 on a Los Angeles blue screen stage. The “virtual-reality tools” used in The Jungle Book’s cinematography were utilized to a greater extent for The Lion King’s production.

The film is dedicated to the memory of editor Mark Livolsi and serves as his final credit. It is one of the most expensive animated movies ever made, with an estimated budget of over $260 million. The film had its world debut in Hollywood on July 9, 2019, and was released theatrically in the United States on July 19, 2019, in Dolby Cinema, RealD 3D, and IMAX formats. During its theatrical run, it earned more than $1.6 billion globally, surpassing Frozen to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

Critics gave The Lion King mixed reviews, praising its visual effects, music, and vocal performances (especially Rogen and Eichner) while criticizing its lack of creativity and facial feeling of the characters. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards and the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards, the film garnered nominations for Best Animated Feature Film and Original Song. It was also nominated for visual effects at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards and the 92nd Academy Awards.

Earnings: $1.6 billion

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Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the third film in the Toy Story franchise and the sequel to Toy Story 2. (1999). It was directed by Lee Unkrich, the editor of the first two films and co-director of Toy Story 2, which was written by Michael Arndt, and Unkrich co-wrote the story with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, the directors, and co-writers of the first two films, respectively.

Andy Davis, now 17, is leaving for college in the film. Andy’s mother unintentionally donates Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the other toys to a daycare center, and the toys must decide where their loyalty lies. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jeff Pidgeon, Jodi Benson, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, and R. Lee Ermey (in his final voice role as Sarge before his death on April 15, 2018) reprise their roles from previous films in the film’s ensemble voice cast. Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, and Jeff Garlin join the returning ensemble to voice the new characters introduced in this film.

On June 18, 2010, the film was released in the United States. Toy Story 3 was the first theatrical release to feature Dolby Surround 7.1 sound. Toy Story 3 gained critical acclaim at its release, as did its predecessors, with critics complimenting the vocal performances, storyline, emotional depth, animation, and Randy Newman’s musical score.

It is the third film produced by Walt Disney Pictures to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. The film was nominated for four more Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Animated Feature, and Best Original Song, of which it won the latter two. During its theatrical run, Toy Story 3 made $1.067 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2010. It is one of the most expensive animated movies ever made, as well as Pixar’s highest-grossing film at the time of its release.

Earnings: $1.067 billion

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Cars 2

Cars 2 is a 2011 computer-animated spy comedy film directed by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the second film in the Cars franchise and the sequel to 2006’s Cars. Denise Ream produced the film, which was directed by John Lasseter and written by Ben Queen. Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Guido Quaroni, Bonnie Hunt, John Ratzenberger, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro, Eddie Izzard, and Thomas Kretschmann and Lloyd Sherr join to voice the characters in this film.

The plot revolves around racer Lightning McQueen (Wilson) and tow truck Mater (Cable Guy), who travel to Japan, Italy, and Europe to compete in the World Grand Prix, but while Lightning is focused on winning the championship, Mater becomes distracted by international espionage. Mater then attempts, with the help of British master spy Finn McMissile (Caine) and gorgeous spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Mortimer), to uncover a hidden plan directed by a mysterious mastermind and his criminal gang, which threatens the lives of all contestants in the World Grand Prix.

Cars 2 had its world premiere on June 18, 2011, and was released in the United States on June 24, 2011. The film was shown in regular two-dimensional and IMAX formats, as well as Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. The film was first announced in 2008 with Up and Brave, and it is the studio’s 12th animated picture. Cars 2 got negative reviews from critics but extended the studio’s run of box office success, collecting $562 million worldwide against a budget of $200 million, making it the tenth highest-grossing picture of 2011. At the 69th Golden Globe Awards, the film was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

Budget: $200 million

Earnings: $562 million

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Monsters University

Monsters University is a 2013 American computer-animated monster comedy film directed by Pete Docter and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Dan Scanlon (in his feature directorial debut), written by Scanlon, Daniel Gerson, and Robert L. Baird, and produced by Kori Rae, with executive producers John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich. Randy Newman created and led the film’s music, marking his sixth collaboration with Pixar.

Monsters University follows the primary protagonists of Monsters, Inc., James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, through their college years, where they begin as rivals but gradually become best friends. During this period, they must learn to collaborate with Oozma Kappa members to make his goal a reality and things right. As James P. Sullivan, Mike Wazowski, Randall Boggs, Roz, and the Abominable Snowman, respectively, John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Bob Peterson, and John Ratzenberger return, while Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, and Nathan Fillion join the new cast.

Monsters University premiered on June 5, 2013, at the BFI Southbank in London, England, and was distributed theatrically in the United States on June 21, 2013. It was accompanied in theaters by Saschka Unseld’s short film, The Blue Umbrella. The film got good critical reviews and grossed $743 million worldwide against a production budget of $200 million, making it the ninth highest-grossing movie of 2013.

Earnings: $743 million

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Finding Dory

Finding Dory is a 2016 American computer-animated adventure film published by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It is the spin-off sequel to Finding Nemo (2003), directed by Andrew Stanton and written by Stanton and Victoria Strouse, and features the returning voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, as well as Hayden Rolence (replacing Alexander Gould), Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, and Eugene Levy. Dory (DeGeneres), an amnesiac fish, embarks on a trip to be reunited with her parents (Keaton and Levy).

Finding Dory had its world debut on June 8, 2016, at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, and was released in theaters on June 17, 2016. It earned positive reviews from critics, who praised its animation, emotional weight, voice acting, and humor. During its theatrical run, it made $1.029 billion worldwide, making it the third-highest-grossing film of 2016, the 22nd-highest-grossing film of all time, and the fourth-highest-grossing animated film of all time. Finding Dory broke multiple box office records, including the highest-grossing animated film in North America and the greatest opening for an animated film in North America.

Earnings: $1.029 billion

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The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to The Incredibles (2004) and the second full-length installment of the franchise, written and directed by Brad Bird. The plot follows the Incredibles as they attempt to reestablish public belief in superheroes while managing their family life, only to be confronted by a new villain who intends to turn the populace against all superheroes. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, and Samuel L. Jackson return from the first film, while Huckleberry Milner, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, and Jonathan Banks join the ensemble as newcomers. Michael Giacchino returned to write the music.

The Incredibles 2 had its world premiere on June 5, 2018, in Los Angeles, and was released theatrically in the United States on June 15, 2018, in Disney Digital 3D, Dolby Cinema, RealD 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, and 4DX formats. Critics overwhelmingly praised the picture, praising its animation, humor, screenplay, and musical score.

The film grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2018, the second-highest-grossing animated film, and the 15th-highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run, as well as the highest-grossing Pixar film and the third to gross $1 billion after Finding Dory and Toy Story 3. The National Board of Review selected Incredibles 2 the Best Animated Film of 2018. The film was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at both the 76th and 91st Golden Globe Awards.

Earnings: $1.2 billion

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Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Brad Bird and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the fourth film in Pixar’s Toy Story franchise and the sequel to Toy Story 3 (2010). It was directed by Josh Cooley (in his feature directorial debut) from a script by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom; the three also developed the story with John Lasseter, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Valerie LaPointe, and Martin Hynes. Don Rickles, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, and Don Rickles Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Jeff Pidgeon, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal, and Timothy Dalton, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, and Ally Maki voice for this movie.

The plot picks up one year after the events of Toy Story 3, as Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the others adjust to life with Bonnie, who builds a new toy named Forky out of recycled materials from her school. Woody is reunited with Bo Peep while on a road trip with Bonnie and must decide where his loyalties lie. The film is dedicated to Rickles and animator Adam Burke, both of whom passed away on April 6, 2017, and October 8, 2018, respectively.

Toy Story 4 premiered on June 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, and was released in the United States on June 21, 2019. It earned $1.073 billion globally, making it the seventh highest-grossing picture of 2019. The film, like its predecessors, won critical acclaim for its tale, wit, emotional weight, musical composition, animation, and vocal performances. It was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature as well as the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Animated Motion Picture. It was nominated for Best Original Song and won Best Animated Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards, making it the first franchise to do so.

Earnings: $1.073 billion

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The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur is a 2015 American computer-animated adventure film released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It was directed by Peter Sohn (in his feature-directing debut), making it the first Pixar picture directed by someone who was not white. Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Steve Zahn, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A. J. Buckley, Jeffrey Wright, and Frances McDormand lend their voices to the film. The film depicts an alternate timeline in which non-avian dinosaurs did not become extinct, following a juvenile, timid Apatosaurus called Arlo as he travels through a dangerous and intriguing world to return home after being carried downriver by a downpour.

Bob Peterson proposed the concept of investigating what dinosaurs represent today in 2009. The team traveled to numerous American settings to create a realistic background for the film, which was ultimately incorporated into the film. Arlo is designed to stand out while yet being relatable to audiences. Furthermore, the film pays respect to the Western genre through its themes, character representation, and depictions of western North American settings.

The Good Dinosaur premiered on November 10, 2015, in Paris, and was released on November 25, 2015, in the Disney Digital 3D and RealD 3D formats in the United States. Prior to theater screenings, Sanjay’s Super Team was shown. The film received generally excellent reviews from critics for its animation and ideas, yet its storytelling was deemed inadequate by Pixar. It grossed $332.2 million on a budget of $187 million, making it Pixar’s first box-office flop.

Budget: $187 million

Earnings: $332 billion

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Brave

Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy film directed by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman (in the former’s feature directorial debut), co-directed by Steve Purcell, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, with executive producers John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter. Chapman wrote the story and co-wrote the script with Andrews, Purcell, and Irene Mecchi. Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, and Craig Ferguson lend their voices to the picture.

The film is set in the Scottish Highlands and depicts the narrative of Princess Merida of DunBroch, who breaks an age-old custom and causes havoc in the kingdom by declaring her desire not to be betrothed. When Merida’s mother, Queen Elinor, succumbs to a terrible curse that transforms her into a bear, she must go within herself to find the answer to saving the country. Pixar’s first Disney Princess, Merida, was created. The film is also dedicated to Steve Jobs, who died shortly before its premiere. Brave is Pixar’s first film featuring a female lead, as well as the first to use the company’s new proprietary animation system, Presto.

Chapman drew inspiration for the story of the film from her own relationship with her own daughter. Chapman became Pixar’s first female feature-length film director, co-directing with Andrews and Purcell. Pixar fully redesigned its animation technology for the first time in 25 years in order to generate the most sophisticated images conceivable. The film Brave is the first to employ the Dolby Atmos sound system.

Brave premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 10, 2012, and was released in North America on June 22, 2012, to positive reviews and box office success. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.

Budget: $185 million

Earnings: $555 billion

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