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Animation 2009-2012 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 71

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A Chronology of Posters for Animated Movies 2009-2012.

With facts and ratings.

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

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Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Monsters vs Aliens (2009) Directed by Rob Letterman & Conrad Vernon. 94mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Reese Witherspoon - Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
Seth Rogen - B.O.B. (voice)
Hugh Laurie - Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Will Arnett - The Missing Link (voice)

Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert and Paul Rudd.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards winning 1 - Best Storyboarding.

Nomination for Outstanding Effects Animation by the Visual Effects Society Awards.

Cost $175m - Box Office $381.5m

IMDB rating 6.7

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Astro Boy (2009)

Astro Boy (2009)

Astro Boy (2009) Directed by David Bowers. 94mins.

Imagi Animation Studios - Filmed in 3D

Freddie Highmore - Astro / Toby (voice)

Also starring Charlize Theron, Ryan Stiles, Eugene Levy, Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland and Bill Nighy.

Based on the Japanese Manga created by Osamu Tezuka, first published in 1952.

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Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Writing and Storyboarding.

Cost $65m - Box Office $44m

IMDB rating 6.3

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Planet 51 (2009)

Planet 51 (2009)

Planet 51 (2009) Directed by Jorge Blanco. 91mins.

Tristar Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Dwayne Johnson - Capt. Charles T. Baker (voice)

Also starring Jessica Biel, John Cleese, Gary Oldman, Justin Long and Seann William Scott.

Produced in Spain.

Nominated for Best Animated Film by the European Film Awards.

Cost $70m - Box Office $104.5m

IMDB rating 6.1

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller. 90mins.

Sony Pictures Animation - Filmed in 3D

Bill Hader - Flint Lockwood (voice)

Also starring Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt and Neil Patrick Harris.

Based on the children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett, first published in 1978.

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

Cost $100m - Box Office $243m

IMDB rating 7.0

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Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Directed by Carlos Saldanha. 94mins.

20th Century Fox - Filmed in 3D

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

Also starring Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Simon Pegg, Chris Wedge and Bill Hader.

The 2nd sequel to the successful Ice Age series and the 5th highest grossing animated film of all time.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Music and Voice Acting (John Leguizamo).

Cost $90m - Box Office $886.6m

IMDB rating 7.0

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9 (2009)

9 (2009)

9 (2009) Directed by Shane Acker. 79mins.

Focus Features

Elijah Wood - #9 (voice)

Also starring Jennifer Connelly as #7, Christopher Plummer as #1, Martin Landau as #2, John C. Reilly as #5 and Crispin Glover as #6.

Based on Shane Acker's Oscar nominated short film '9' released in 2005.

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

Cost $30m - Box Office $48.4m

IMDB rating 7.0

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Coraline (2009)

Coraline (2009)

Coraline (2009) Directed by Henry Selick. 100mins.

Focus Features - Filmed in 3D

Dakota Fanning - Coraline Jones (voice)

Also starring Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David and Ian McShane.

Based on the Hugo Award winning novella by Neil Gaiman, first published in 2002.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 10 Annie Awards winning 3 - Best Character Desing, Production Design and Music.

Cost $60m - Box Office $124.5m

IMDB rating 7.7

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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Directed by Wes Anderson. 87mins.

Twentieth Century Fox

George Clooney - Mr. Fox (voice)
Meryl Streep - Mrs. Fox (voice)

Also starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson.

Based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl, first published in 1970.

Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Music (Alexandre Desplat).

Cost $40m - Box Office $46.4m

IMDB rating 7.8

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The Princess and the Frog (2009)

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

The Princess and the Frog (2009) Directed by Ron Clements & John Musker. 97mins.

Walt Disney Pictures

Anika Noni Rose - Tiana (voice)

Also starring Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and John Goodman.

Based on the children's novel "The Frog Princess" by E.D. Baker, first published in 2002.

Nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 3 - Animated Effects, Character Animation and Voice Acting.

Cost $105m - Box Office $267m

IMDB rating 7.1

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A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 96mins.

Walt Disney Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Jim Carrey - Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)

Also starring Robin Wright Penn, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes and Bob Hoskins.

Based on "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, first published in 1843.

Saturn Award Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Cost $175m - Box Office $325.2m

IMDB rating 6.8

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Up (2009)

Up (2009)

Up (2009) Directed by Pete Docter. 96mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar - Filmed in 3D

Ed Asner - Carl Fredricksen (voice)

Also starring Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo and John Ratzenberger.

Nominated for 5 Oscars winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Music (Michael Giacchino).

Nominated for 9 Annie Awards winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Director.

Cost $175m - Box Office $731.3m

IMDB rating 8.3

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Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009) Japanese poster

Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009) Japanese poster


Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009) Directed by Yoshinobu Nishizaki. 135mins.

Toho Company

Starring the voices of Kôichi Yamadera, Kentarô Itô, Daisuke Namikawa, Kenji Nojima and Tôru Furuya.

Based on the classic Japanese anime series 1974-1975, the first anime movie was released in 1978. An epic live-action movie "Space Battleship Yamato" was released in 2010 by Toho Studios.

IMDB rating 7.0

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Summer Wars (2009) Japanese poster

Summer Wars (2009) Japanese poster

Summer Wars (2009) Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. 114mins.

Warner Bros - Madhouse

Starring the voices of Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa, Mieko Nobusawa and Mutsumi Sasaki.

Nominated for 1 Annie Award - Best Director.

Winner of Best Animated Film at Sitges Film Festival.

Box Office $18.3m

IMDB rating 7.5

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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. 94mins.

Walt Disney - Toho

Saoirse Ronan - Arrietty

Also starring Tom Holland, Luke Allen-Gale, Olivia Colman, Mark Strong and Phyllida Law.

Based on the children's fantasy novel "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton, first published in 1952.

Won Best Animated Film at the Japanese Academy Awards.

Cost $23m - Box Office 4145.5m

IMDB rating 7.6

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Legend of the Guardians (2010)

Legend of the Guardians (2010)

Legend of the Guardians (2010) Japanese poster

Legend of the Guardians (2010) Japanese poster

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Directed by Zack Snyder. 97mins.

Warner Bros - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Jim Sturgess, Joel Edgerton, Emily Barclay, Helen Mirren, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill.

Based on the first three novels in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series of fantasy novels by Kathryn Lasky.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Animated Effects, Production Design, Music and Voice Acting (Geoffrey Rush).

Cost $80m - Box Office $140m

IMDB rating 6.9

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders. 98mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Jay Baruchel - Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (voice)

Also starring Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Adapted from the children's book by British author Cressida Cowell, first published in 2003.

Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Music (John Powell).

Nominated for 15 Annie Awards winning 10 including Best Animated Film, Directing, Writing, Character Animation, Animated Effects and Voice Acting (Jay Baruchel).

Cost $165m - Box Office $495m

IMDB rating 8.2

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Tangled (2010) French poster

Tangled (2010) French poster

Tangled (2010)

Tangled (2010)

Tangled (2010) Directed by Nathan Greno & Byron Howard. 100mins.

Walt Disney Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Mandy Moore - Rapunzel (voice)
Zachary Levi - Flynn Rider (voice)

Also starring Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor and Richard Kiel.

Loosely based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel" by the Brothers Grimm.

The film was in development for 6 years and originally titled 'Rapunzel'.

Oscar Nomination for Best Song.("I See the Light")

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

Cost $260m (!) - Box Office $590.7m

IMDB rating 7.8

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Shrek Forever After (2010)

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Shrek Forever After (2010) Directed by Mike Mitchell. 93mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

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

Also starring Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Jon Hamm and Walt Dohrn.

Fourth and final movie in the highly successful Shrek series.

Nominated for 5 Annie Awards including Best Animated Effects, Production Design and Voice Acting (Cameron Diaz).

Cost $135m - Box Office $752.6m

IMDB rating 6.4

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Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me (2010) Directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud. 95mins.

Universal Pictures - Filmed in 3D

Steve Carell - Gru (voice)

Also starring Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett and Kristen Wiig.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Directing, Character Design and Voice Acting (Steve Carell).

Cost $69m - Box Office $543.1m

IMDB rating 7.6

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Megamind (2010)

Megamind (2010)

Megamind (2010) South Korean poster

Megamind (2010) South Korean poster

Megamind (2010) Directed by Tom McGrath. 95mins.

Dreamworks Animation - Filmed in 3D

Will Ferrell - Megamind (voice)
Brad Pitt - Metro Man (voice)

Also starring Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross and Ben Stiller.

Robert Downey Jr was considered for the role of Megamind.

Nominated for 6 Annie Awards including Best Writing, Character Animation and Animated Effects.

Cost $130m - Box Office $321.8m

IMDB rating 7.3

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Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 (2010) Directed by Lee Unkrich. 103mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar - Filmed in 3D

Tom Hanks - Woody (voice)
Tim Allen - Buzz Lightyear (voice)

Also starring Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger.

The best reviewed film of 2010 with 99% of critics giving the movie a positive review as noted at the Rotten Tomatoes website.

Grossing over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, Toy Story 3 is the biggest grossing animated film in movie history (in unadjusted dollars).

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Motion Picture, winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Song ("We Belong Together").

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Best Animated Film, Directing and Writing.

Cost $200m - Box Office $1,063,171,911

IMDB rating 8.5

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Cars 2 (2011)

Cars 2 (2011)

Cars 2 (2011) Directed by John Lasseter. 106mins.

Walt Disney - Pixar - Filmed in 3D

Owen Wilson - Lightning McQueen (voice)

Also starring Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Eddie Izzard and John Turturro.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Production Design, Animated Effects and Character Design.

Cost $200m - Box Office $560m

IMDB rating 6.4

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Mars Needs Moms (2011)

Mars Needs Moms (2011)

Mars Needs Moms (2011) Directed by Simon Wells. 88mins.

Walt Disney Productions - Filmed in 3D

Starring the voices of Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling and Kevin Cahoon.