Best new Animation movies in 2020 & 2019 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest animation movies in 2020 and the best animation movies of 2019 & the 2010's. Top animation movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New animation movies in 2020 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2020 in cinema and on VOD
  • Onward

    DIRECTOR: Dan Scanlon
    CAST: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland & Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    A world of elves, dragons and magic adapts to contemporary times. Two elf brothers, Ian (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt), miss their dead father but may be able to bring him back. When they inherit a magical wand, they learn of a spell that can bring their father back for 24 hours. There’s just one problem; they literally only have half a dad in the form of his legs. His other half lies elsewhere on a roadtrip for the odd duo. Read more

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Best animation movies on Netflix or DVD in 2020

2019, 2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated animation movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • Lady and the Tramp

    DIRECTOR: Charlie Bean
    CAST: Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux & Kiersey Clemons
    The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp,... Read more

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  • UglyDolls

    DIRECTOR: Kelly Asbury
    CAST: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas & Janelle Monáe
    Moxy and her friends live happily in Uglyville, a village where only ugly dolls live. When she and her friends embark on an adventure, they end up in Perfection, a place where only 'perfect' dolls live. Read more

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  • Missing Link

    DIRECTOR: Chris Butler
    CAST: Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis & Zoe Saldana
    An eccentric explorer travels to the secluded woods of the Pacific North West to prove the existence of a mystical, half-human, half=ape creature. Beautifully crafted and ofter very funny. Read more

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  • Playmobil: The Movie

    DIRECTOR: Lino DiSalvo
    CAST: Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman & Daniel Radcliffe
    After the hugely successful 'Lego Movie', here's the inevitable Playmobil movie. Read more

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  • The Lion King

    DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau
    CAST: Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Amy Sedaris
    Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the... Read more

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  • Weathering With You

    DIRECTOR: Makoto Shinkai
    CAST: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori
    Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the... Read more

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  • Smallfoot

    DIRECTOR: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig(co-director)
    CAST: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common
    A bright young yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world... Read more

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  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower

    DIRECTOR: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
    CAST: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami
    In the woods, a young girl stumbles upon a broomstick that enables her to fly. The stick flies her to Endor College, a school of magic. At school however, she soon finds out there sinister things going on. A beautiful Japanese animation movie, based on the classic British children's novel. Read more

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    RATING: 82/100

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  • Isle of Dogs

    DIRECTOR: Wes Anderson
    CAST: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban
    It's an absolute delight to see Wes Anderson return to stop-motion animation. 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' was easily our favorite stop-motion film of the decade so far. In 'Isle of Dogs', a Japanese boy goes looking for his dog after all dogs have been quarantined on a remote island. Doesn't sound like your average Anderson, which makes it all the more interesting. Read more

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    RATING: 90/100

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  • The LEGO Batman Movie

    DIRECTOR: Chris McKay
    CAST: Will Arnett Michael Cera Rosario Dawson

    Shortly after the release of the wildly successful (and hilarious) LEGO movie, the creators announced a spin-off; the LEGO Batman Movie. And indeed, this character definitely deserved its own movie. The story is too stupid, but this will make roll from your seat for sure. Read more

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    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 10th, 2017

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  • The Boss Baby

    DIRECTOR: Tom McGrath
    CAST: Steve Buscemi Tobey Maguire Lisa Kudrow

    Based on the eponymous children's book, The Boss Baby could one of the revelations of 2017. Like more modern children's films, 'The Boss Baby' is a film that dares to take its young audience seriously. Read more

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    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 23rd, 2017

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  • The Illusionist

    DIRECTOR: Sylvain Chomet
    CAST: Jean-Claude Donda Eilidh Rankin Duncan MacNeil

    Directed by Sylvain Chomet (Les Triplettes des Belleville) and based on a script by Jacques Tati, 'The Illusionist' is a wonderfully realized, nostalgic little gem about an elderly French illusionist traveling to Scotland in the 1960's. Over there, he hopes to continue his career, only to find out people are less and less interested in his craft. Breathtakingly drawn, full of small, funny details. A true delight. Read more

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    RATING: 95/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 16th, 2010

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  • Song of the Sea

    DIRECTOR: Tomm Moore
    CAST: Brendan Gleeson Fionnula Flanagan David Rawle

    Another stunning Irish animation film after 2009's 'The Secret of Kells'. 'Song of the Sea', which was met with international acclaim, is once again deeply rooted in Irish folklore. It tells the magical story of two siblings with a very special ability; they can turn into seals. After their mother has disappeared, the two of them have to live with their grandmother in the city. They soon embark on a whimsical voyage back to the sea. Read more

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    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 6th, 2014

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  • The Red Turtle

    DIRECTOR: Michael Dudok de Wit
    CAST: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

    After winning an Oscar for his animated short movie 'Father and daughter' (2001), Michael Dudok de Wit finally realized his anticipated feature animation film 'The Red Turtle'. A beautiful and poetic film that will both please children and adults, it tells the story of a castaway on a isolated tropical island and his magical bond with a red turtle. Read more

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    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 29th, 2016

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  • Long Way North

    DIRECTOR: Rémi Chayé
    CAST: Christa Théret Féodor Atkine Peter Hudson

    'Long Way North' is yet another glowing example of why France is the leading country in the world when it comes to producing animation films that are both entertaining and artistically relevant. It tells the epic story a young Russian aristocrat girl who travels to the North Pole, in order to find out what happened to her grandfather. Beautifully drawn and compelling storytelling! Read more

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    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 16th, 2015

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  • The Wind Rises

    DIRECTOR: Hayao Miyazaki
    CAST: Hideaki Anno Hidetoshi Nishijima Miori Takimoto

    'The Wind Rises' was supposed to be legendary Japanese directors' Hayao Miyazaki swan song. It isn't, thankfully. 'The Wind Rises' is yet another beautiful chapter in the rich history of the Ghibli Studios, even though the film is significantly different from the weirder stuff they are known for. It tells the (fictionalized) biographical story of Jiro Horikoshi, a famous Japanese designer of several aircrafts. Read more

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2013

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  • Rango

    DIRECTOR: Gore Verbinski
    CAST: Johnny Depp Isla Fisher Timothy Olyphant

    A hilarious western pastiche, full of quirky jokes and movie references. If Wes Anderson was asked to produce a Pixar western movie, something like 'Rango' must have been the result. Read more

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 4th, 2011

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  • Ma vie de Courgette

    DIRECTOR: Claude Barras
    CAST: Gaspard Schlatter Sixtine Murat Paulin Jaccoud

    A young boy is sent to an orphanage. At first, he feels ill at home, but the other kids soon learn him important lessons about life. Read more

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    RATING: 90/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 4th, 2011

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