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Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-21
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: Animated
Director: Josh Cooley
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Don Rickles, ...

A respectable afterthought sequel that is paradoxically welcome and unnecessary.

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Chris Renaud
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Bobby Moynihan, Dana Carvey, ...

Although not “bad” in a conventional sense, it’s a disappointingly mediocre effort that doesn’t have a lot to offer potential viewers over age 10.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Shuichiro Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Akemi Okamura, ...

Although enjoyable in its own offbeat way, it’s more for Miyazaki completists than mainstream audiences.

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-06-18
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Dylan Brown, David Feiss, Clare Kilner, Robert Iscove
Cast: Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, ...

Eschews the simplistic animated story arc as it explores the power of imagination and innovation to overcome grief.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-05-21
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, ...

Although the series hasn’t been reduced to the harebrained level of a big-screen children’s cartoon, the latest chapter is the least sophisticated of the movies.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-05-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Mike Mitchell
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, ...

Kids will enjoy it more than adults, although there’s enough to keep older viewers from zoning out (at least most of the time).

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 1990-12-20
MPAA Rating: "G" (In Japanese with subtitles/dubbed)
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi, ...

Charming and fully appropriate for viewers of all ages, it re-enforces the idea that animated movies don’t require villains to entertain.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Shameik Moore, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, ...

A fresh and breezy way to steer the superhero genre and a testimony to the main character’s appeal and versatility.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, ...

A great Valentine to old-time video games, the Internet, and Disney (whose princesses steal the show).

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, ...

“Hollow cash grab” is one way to describe "The Grinch." Equally appropriate would be “soulless abomination.”