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Animation 2005-2008 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 70

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A Chronology of Posters for Animated Movies 2005-2008.

With facts and ratings.

(Annie Awards are presented by the International Animated Film Association)

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Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (2005)

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (2005)

Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children (2005) Directed by Tetsuya Nomura & Takeshi Nozue. 101mins (126mins)

Sony Pictures

Starring the voices of Steve Burton, Steve Staley, Wally Wingert, Steve Blum, Beau Billingslea and Chris Edgerly.

Not a sequel to Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within (2001) and more closely connected to the highly successful Final Fantasy video game series.

The storyline may be confusing for people not familiar with the game but it's worth a look for the often stunning CG animation.

IMDB rating 7.3

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Robots (2005)

Robots (2005)


Robots (2005) Directed by Chris Wedge. 91mins.

Twentieth Century Fox

Ewan McGregor - Rodney Copperbottom (voice)

Also starring Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes, Mel Brooks and Greg Kinnear.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Character Design and Best Production Design.

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Cost $75m - Box Office $260.7m

IMDB rating 6.3

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Chicken Little (2005) Japanese poster

Chicken Little (2005) Japanese poster

Chicken Little (2005) Directed by Mark Dindal. 81mins.

Walt Disney Animation - Filmed in 3D

Zach Braff - Chicken Little (voice)

Also starring Garry Marshall, Don Knotts, Patrick Stewart, Steve Zahn, Joan Cusack and Wallace Shawn.

Based on the old folk tale.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film, Animated Effects, Character Design and Production Design.

Cost $150m - Box Office $320.4m

IMDB rating 5.8

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Madagascar (2005)

Madagascar (2005)

Madagascar (2005) Directed by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath. 86mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Ben Stiller - Alex (voice)
Chris Rock - Marty (voice)
David Schwimmer - Melman (voice)
Jada Pinkett Smith - Gloria (voice)

Also starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Cedric the Entertainer.

Nominated for 9 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Character Design, Production Design and Animated Effects.

Cost $75m - Box Office $532.6

IMDB rating 6.8

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Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Japanese poster

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Japanese poster

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Directed by Nick Park and Steve Box. 85mins.

Aardman & Dreamworks Animation

Peter Sallis - Wallace (voice)

Also starring Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay and Nicholas Smith.

Nick Park's 2nd feature length animated film following Chicken Run (2000), both films used stop-motion puppet animation instead of CG or cell animation.

Won Oscar for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 16 Annie Awards winning 10 including Best Animated Film, Directing, Writing, Voice Acting, Character Design and Production Design.

Cost $30m - Box Office $192.6m

IMDB rating 7.6

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Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005) Directed by Tim Burton & Mike Johnson. 77mins

Warner Bros Pictures

Johnny Depp - Victor Van Dort (voice)
Helena Bonham Carter - Corpse Bride (voice)

Also starring Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant and Christopher Lee.

Like Curse of the Were-Rabbit released the same year, Corpse Bride was animated using stop-motion puppets.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards winning for Technical Achievement.

Cost $40m - Box Office $117.1m

IMDB rating 7.4

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Monster House (2006) Japanese poster

Monster House (2006) Japanese poster

Monster House (2006) Directed by Gil Kenan. 91mins.

Columbia Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Lee and Kathleen Turner.

Produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 6 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Directing and Writing.

Cost $75m - Box Office $140.1m

IMDB rating 6.7

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Flushed Away (2006)

Flushed Away (2006)


Flushed Away (2006) Directed by David Bowers & Sam Fell. 85mins.

Aardman & Dreamworks Animation

Hugh Jackman - Roddy (voice)

Also starring Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis and Shane Richie.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 5 - Best Writing, Voice Acting, Character Animation, Production Design and Animated Effects.

Cost $149m - Box Office $178.1m

IMDB rating 6.8

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The Ant Bully (2006)

The Ant Bully (2006)


The Ant Bully (2006) Directed by John A. Davies. 88mins.

Warner Bros Pictures

Starring the voices of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Zach Tyler, Bruce Campbell and Lily Tomlin.

Based on the children's book by John Nickle.

Nominated for 1 Annie Award - Best Music (John Debney).

Cost $50m - Box Office $55.1m

IMDB rating 6.0

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Over the Hedge (2006)

Over the Hedge (2006)

Over the Hedge (2006) Directed by Tim Johnson & Karey Kirkpatrick. 83mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Bruce Willis - RJ (voice)

Also starring Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte and Thomas Haden Church.

Based on the syndicated comic strip of the same name.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 3 - Best Directing, Character Design and Storyboarding.

Cost $80m - Box Office $336m

IMDB rating 6.9

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Open Season (2006)

Open Season (2006)


Open Season (2006) Directed Roger Allers & Jill Culton. 83mins.

Sony Pictures Animation - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly and Jon Favreau.

Nominated for 6 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Character Design, Production Design and Animated Effects.

Cost $85m - Box Office $197.3m

IMDB rating 6.1

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The Wild (2006)

The Wild (2006)



The Wild (2006) Directed by Steve Williams. 94mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

Starring the voices of Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, Richard Kind and William Shatner.

Cost $80m - Box Office $102.3m

IMDB rating 5.3

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Happy Feet (2006)

Happy Feet (2006)


Happy Feet (2006) Directed by George Miller. 108mins.

Warner Bros Pictures

Elijah Wood - Mumble

Also starring Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Robin Williams.

Won Oscar for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film and Best Writing.

Cost $100m - Box Office $384.3m

IMDB rating 6.5

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Ice Age 2 (2006) French poster

Ice Age 2 (2006) French poster

Ice Age 2 The Meltdown (2006) Directed by Carlos Saldanha. 91mins.

20th Century Fox

Ray Romano - Manny (voice)
John Leguizamo - Sid (voice)
Denis Leary - Diego (voice)

Also starring Seann William Scott, Josh Peck and Queen Latifah.

Nominated for 5 Annie Awards including Best Directing, Character Design and Animated Effects.

Cost 80m - Box Office $655.3m

IMDB rating 6.9

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Cars (2006)

Cars (2006)

Cars (2006) Directed by John Lasseter. 117mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar

Owen Wilson - Lightning McQueen (voice)

Also starring Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin and Tony Shalhoub.

Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Song.

Nominated for 9 Annie Awards winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Music (Randy Newman).

Cost $120m - Box Office $462m

IMDB rating 7.3

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A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly (2006) Directed by Richard Linklater. 100mins.

Warner Bros Pictures

Keanu Reeves - Bob Arctor

Also starring Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochrane and Winona Ryder.

Rotoscoped Animation.

Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1977.

Saturn Award Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Cost $8.7m - Box Office $7.6m

IMDB rating 7.1

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Renaissance (2006)

Renaissance (2006)


Renaissance (2006) Directed by Christian Volckman. 105mins.

Miramax Films

Starring the voices of Daniel Craig, Romola Garai, Ian Holm, Kevork Malikyan, Catherine McCormack and Jonathan Pryce.

Won Best Feature at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Stylish French movie using motion-capture animation and filmed mostly in black & white.

Cost €14 - Box Office $1.8m

IMDB rating 6.7

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Tales from Earthsea (2006) Japanese poster

Tales from Earthsea (2006) Japanese poster

Tales from Earthsea (2006) Directed by Goro Miyazaki. 115mins.

Studio Ghibli

Starring the voices of Matt Levin, Blaire Restaneo, Timothy Dalton, Mariska Hargitay, Susanne Blakeslee and Willem Dafoe.

Based on the Earthsea series of fantasy novels by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Director Goro Miyazaki is the son of anime legend Hayao Miyazaki.

Japanese Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Cost $22m - Box Office $68.6m

IMDB rating 6.5

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Vexille (2007)

Vexille (2007)



Vexille (2007) Directed by Fumihiko Sori. 109mins.

Shochiku (Japan)

Starring the voices of Meisa Kuroki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Akio Ohtsuka, Romi Pak and Takahiro Sakurai.

Stylish CG sci-fi with spectacular action sequences.

IMDB rating 6.9

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Battle for Terra (2007)

Battle for Terra (2007)

Battle for Terra (2007) Directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas. 85mins.

Liongate Films - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Amanda Peet, Dennis Quaid, Chris Evans, James Garner, Danny Glover and Mark Hamill.

Originally intended to be part-live action (for the human roles).

Won Best Animated Feature at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Box Office $6.1m

IMDB rating 6.7

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Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Meet the Robinsons (2007) Directed by Stephen J. Anderson. 95mins.

Walt Disney Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, Steve Anderson, Nicole Sullivan, Angela Bassett, Matthew Josten and Laurie Metcalf.

Based loosely on children's picture book "A Day with Wilbur Robinson" by William Joyce.

Saturn Award Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Music (Danny Elfman) and Best Storyboarding.

Box Office $169.3m

IMDB rating 6.8

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Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille (2007) Directed by Brad Bird. 111mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar

Starring the voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Janeane Garofalo and Peter O'Toole.

Nominated for 5 Oscars winning 1 - Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 13 Annie Awards winning 9 including Best Animated Film, Directing, Writing, Music and Voice Acting.

Cost $150m - Box Office $623.7m

IMDB rating 8.0

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Bee Movie (2007)

Bee Movie (2007)

Bee Movie (2007) Directed by Steve Hickner & Simon J. Smith. 91mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Jerry Seinfeld - Barry B. Benson (voice)

Also starring the voices of Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Ray Liotta, Sting and Oprah Winfrey.

Nominated for 5 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Voice Acting and Best Music.

Cost $150m - Box Office $287.5m

IMDB rating 6.2

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Surf's Up (2007)

Surf's Up (2007)



Surf's Up (2007) Directed by Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. 85mins.

Sony Pictures Animation

Starring the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader and James Woods.

Nominated for 10 Annie Awards winning 2 - Animated Effects and Production Design.

Cost $100m - Box Office $149m

IMDB rating 6.8

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Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek the Third (2007) Directed by Chris Miller. 93mins.

Dreamworks Animation

Mike Myers - Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy - Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz - Princess Fiona (voice)

Also starring Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Eric Idle and Justin Timberlake.

Saturn Award Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 1 Annie Award - Best Directing.

Cost $160m - Box Office $799m

IMDB rating 6.0

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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

The Simpsons Movie (2007) Directed by David Silverman. 87mins.

20th Century Fox

Dan Castellaneta - Homer Simpson
Julie Kavner - Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright - Bart Simpson
Yeardley Smith - Lisa Simpson

Also starring Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Joe Mantegna, Albert Brooks and Tom Hanks.

Based on the hit animated series now in it's 25th season!

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film, Directing, Writing and Voice Acting.

Cost $75m - Box Office $527m

IMDB rating 7,5