It’s no secret that animated films have spawned some of Hollywood’s most successful franchises. Despite the genre’s traditional appeal to children, studios have discovered a method to make animated pictures that appeal to audiences of all ages, making these animated films as competitive as live-action blockbusters.


The list includes charts of the highest-grossing animated films of all time based on the cumulative worldwide box office, according to The Numbers.

(If you want to see the full list of 100 highest-grossing animated movies in the world, find the it here)

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12019Frozen II$1,445,182,280$477,373,578$967,808,702
32018Incredibles 2$1,242,805,359$608,581,744$634,223,615
52019Toy Story 4$1,073,080,329$434,038,008$639,042,321


So the winner is – Frozen II. In November of 2019 – the same year of releasing date, “Frozen II” has surpassed “Frozen” as the top animated film at the global box office, according to CNBC.



Animated family films have continuously fared well at the box office, with Disney benefiting from profitable re-releases prior to the home video age through Walt Disney Animation Studios, which created pictures such as Aladdin and The Lion King, both of which were the year’s highest grossing films. Along with Pixar, Disney Animation achieved later success with Frozen and Frozen II; outside of Disney and Pixar, the Shrek, Ice Age, Computeropolis, Madagascar, Puppet Pals, Upside Mystery, Despicable Me, and Paradoria series have been the most successful. Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Mickey Mouse, Bambi, and The Lion King all made triumphant comebacks following decades of dormancy.




All films offer a sense of escape, but animated films in particular inject a sense of fantasy into the theatergoing experience. The adventure is frequently just as exciting in animated pictures, but the images are normally brighter than in live-action films, and there is usually at least one popular song included.


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