Top animated movies for kids from Disney and Dreamworks

Picking the best animated films for kids might be a tough one since we have about 110,897 of them since Steamboat Willie came out (although Steamboat Willie wasn't the first to come out). We have decided to pick a few of the best animated films for kids and here are 10 of them. Plus, if you are just wondering how to free download online animated films for watching iPhone, iPad, mobile phone or tablet everywhere without enabling WIFI or 3G network connection? Here offers you the best answer.

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Part 1: Best 10 Animated Movies for Kids from Disney and Dreamworks

Part 2: How to Free Download Animated Movies HD Online

Part 3: Upcoming Animated Films Calendar from 2017 and Beyond

Part 4: About Disney & DreamWorks Animated Films

Part 1: Best 10 Animated Movies for Kids from Disney and Dreamworks

From children's movies like 'Frozen', to more adult films, like 'Avatar', animation provides something for everyone. We've gone through the best-reviewed animated movies of all-time to select what we believe to be the 10 best animated movies ever.

1. Inside Out

Inside Out

IMDB: 8.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Release Date: 6/19/2015
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $307,830,350

Plot:Transferred to San Francisco from her Midwest life, young Riley has to face her new environment guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. (Watch Trailer)

2. Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

IMDB: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Release Date: 6/18/2010
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $415,004,880

Plot: As Andy gets ready to leave for college, his loyal toys are mistakenly sent to the day care center. (Watch Trailer)

3. Up (Classic)


IMDB: 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Release Date: 5/29/2009
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $293,004,164

Plot: Join 78-year old Carl Fredricksen as he fulfills his dream of travelling to Paradise Falls in his house tied with a thousand balloons. Joining his adventure is Russel, the Wilderness Explorer who stowed away with him. (Watch Trailer)

4. Zootopia


IMDB: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Release Date: 3/4/2016
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $341,268,248

Plot: The very first rabbit police officer teamed up with a red fox con artist to solve a mystery case about the disappearance of the predator inhabitants in their city. (Watch Trailer)

5. Finding Nemo (Classic)

Finding Nemo

IMDB: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Release Date: 5/30/2003
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $380,843,261

Plot: Follow the adventure of a father clownfish as he search for his son, Nemo who was taken from the Great Barrier Reef into a fish tank in a dentist's office. (Watch Trailer)

6. WALL-E (Classic)


IMDB: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Release Date: 6/27/2008
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $223,808,164

Plot: WALL-E is set in the near future where a waste-collecting robot finds a new meaning in life when he met EVE, a sleek search robot who realized that he may have the key to save planet Earth. (Watch Trailer)

7. The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie

IMDB: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Release Date: 2/7/2014
Movie Studio: Warner Bros.
Domestic Gross Revenue: $257,760,692

Plot: Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker was thought to be the “Special” one who will save the Lego world from an evil tyrant. (Watch Trailer)

8. How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

IMDB: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Release Date: 3/26/2010
Movie Studio: Paramount (DreamWorks)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $217,581,231

Plot: To prove his worth to the tribe, a young viking must hunt and capture dragons that began a new friendship with these creatures. (Watch Trailer)

9. The Incredibles (Classic)

The Incredibles

IMDB: 8.0
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Release Date: 11/5/2004
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $261,441,092

Plot: Mr. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl are now retired from superhero-missions and trying to live normal lives with their three kids until a top-secret assignment given to Mr. Incredible forced the whole family into action. (Watch Trailer)

10. Moana


IMDB: 8.0
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Release Date: 11/23/2016
Movie Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Domestic Gross Revenue: $199,059,039

Plot: Moana, daughter of a chief is chosen by the ocean to rejoin a relic to a goddess. She sets sail to find the legendary demigod of the wind and sea named Maui in the hope of saving her people from a blight. (Watch Trailer)

Some of these films won awards during their time with them still being watched by children and even grown-ups till today. Feel free to add anyone of your choice.

Part 2: How to Free Download Animated Movies HD Online

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Step 1: Take YouTube as an example. Go to, log in with your user account, find an animated movie and copy (Command + C) the video URL.

Step 2: Click "..." by the end of the interface to appoint the "Save to" folder on your computer to save the downloaded files;

Step 3: Then head to "Download" interface. Paste the YouTube movie URL (Command + V) to the address bar and click the "+" button to start downloading the animated film from YouTube. Once the animated movies in 720p/1080p MP4 are downloaded, click "Open" to locate your downloaded movies for offline watching without barriers;

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Step 4: [Optional] Press "Convert" and choose a format option or devices you like your animated movies to be converted to; When the format is selected, please click "Start" to convert the downloaded animated films to your target format or device like MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV or iPhone, iPad, Android devices or TVs for free watching.

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Step 5:Go to "Media Server" interface, you can transfer and sync the downloaded or converted animation/cartoon/trailer/movie videos to iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPod Touch, Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5, WP8, Surface Pro, Kindle Fire, HTC One, Google Nexus 7/10, TVs etc. without USB connection, which you only need to keep both computer and devices in the same network, then click "Share" and scan the QR code, the resulted playlist can be automatically shared without delay, thanks to the advanced IP address sharing technology.

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If you have some or all of the best Disney and DreamWorks animation Blu-ray/DVD discs such as Frozen, Maleficent, Marvel's Thor: The Dark World and Saving Mr. Banks at home, it is necessary to copy the BD/DVD as backups because they are very likely to be scratched or "wrecked" by your kids. Then Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can be your fast Blu-ray/DVD ripping software beat off 90% similar programs in ripping BD/DVD to iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC One, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, WP8, as well as other mobile phones and tablets. It can easily convert DVD to AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMVV, MOV, MTS, FLV, etc.

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Part 3: Upcoming Animated Films Calendar from 2017 and Beyond

With new technology, animation studios are able to produce more and more high-quality digital options.

Upcoming Animated Films Release Date Distribution Company
Despicable Me 3 June 30, 2017 Universal, Illumination
The Emoji Movie July 28, 2017 Columbia, Sony
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature August 11, 2017 Open Road, Gulfstream, Red Rover, ToonBox
Leap! September 1, 2017 Weinstein, L’Atelier
The Lego Ninjago Movie September 22, 2017 Warner Bros
My Little Pony: The Movie October 6, 2017 Lionsgate, Allspark
The Star November 10, 2017 Sony
Coco November 22, 2017 Disney, Pixar
Ferdinand December 15, 2017 Fox, Blue Sky
Sherlock Gnomes January 12, 2018 Paramount, MGM
Early Man February 16, 2018 Aardman
Peter Rabbit March 23, 2018 Sony
Anubis March 23, 2018 Fox, Blue Sky
Isle of Dogs  March 23, 2018 Fox Searchlight, Indian Paintbrush
Duck Duck Goose April 20, 2018 Open Road, Original Force
The Incredibles 2 June 15, 2018 Disney, Pixar
Hotel Transylvania 3 July 13, 2018 Columbia, Sony
Amusement Park August 10, 2018 Paramount
Smallfoot September 14, 2018 Warner Bros.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas November 9, 2018 Universal, Illumination
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 November 21, 2018 Disney
Spider-Man December 14, 2018 Columbia, Sony
The Playmobil Movie January 18, 2019 Open Road
The Lego Movie Sequel February 8, 2019 Warner Bros
How to Train Your Dragon 3 March 1, 2019 Universal, DreamWorks
Ugly Dolls May 10, 2019 STX, Oddlot
Billion Brick Race May 24, 2019 Warner Bros.
Toy Story 4 June 21, 2019 Disney, Pixar
The Secret Life of Pets 2 July 3, 2019 Universal, Illumination
SpongeBob SquarePants 3 August 2, 2019 Paramount, Nickelodeon
Angry Birds 2 September 20, 2019 Sony
Everest September 27, 2019 Universal, Oriental DreamWorks
Frozen 2 November 27, 2019 Disney
The Loud House Movie February 7, 2020 Paramount, Nickelodeon
Trolls 2 April 10, 2020 Universal, DreamWorks
Scooby May 15, 2020 Warner Bros.
Minions 2 July 3, 2020 Universal, Illumination
Gigantic November 25, 2020 Disney
Vivo December 18, 2020 Sony
Sing 2 December 25, 2020 Universal, Illumination
Boss Baby 2 March 26, 2021 Fox, DreamWorks

Want to know more about released or upcoming animated movies, please check best animated movies list of all time.

Part 4: About Disney & DreamWorks Animated Films

Disney (The Walt Disney Company) is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation and also world's largest media conglomerate. There are three Disney-owned studios to product Disney animated films, namely, Walt Disney Animation Studios, DisneyToon Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. There are totally 53 animated feature films produced or released by Walt Disney Productions and Walt Disney Pictures.

DreamWorks, one of the few competitors to Disney in creating traditionally animated feature films. Its animation studio, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has released 25 featured films totally, such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon.

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