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The 10 ‘Top-Rated’ Child-Friendly Animated Movies to Watch with Your Kids This Summer

‘Top-Rated’ Child-Friendly Animated Films Which are 90 Minutes or Less

The Lion King (1994), WALL-E (2008), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) are amongst the ‘top-rated’ child-friendly animated movies, according to new research.

With the Summer school holidays just around the corner, animation experts Roar Motion analyzed IMDB data in a bid to discover the top-rated child-friendly animated movies.

The research focused on the top 150 suggested films on IMDB with certification of U or PG for the phrase “animation”. Using this list of 150 films, each film’s IMDB user rating and IMDB Metascore were analyzed to determine which are the ‘top-rated’ overall.

Based on a combination of both IMDB metrics, the top 10 films included:

  1. The Lion King (1994) – IMDB rating: 8.5 / IMDB Metascore: 88
  2. WALL-E (2008) – IMDB rating: 8.4 / IMDB Metascore: 95
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) – IMDB rating: 8.4 / IMDB Metascore: 87
  4. Coco (2017) – IMDB rating: 8.4 / IMDB Metascore: 81
  5. Toy Story (1995) – IMDB rating: 8.3 / IMDB Metascore: 95
  6. Toy Story 3 (2010) – IMDB rating: 8.3 / IMDB Metascore: 92
  7. Up (2009) – IMDB rating: 8.3 / IMDB Metascore: 88
  8. Inside Out (2015) – IMDB rating: 8.2 / IMDB Metascore: 94
  9. Finding Nemo (2003) – IMDB rating: 8.2 / IMDB Metascore: 90
  10. Klaus (2019) – IMDB rating: 8.2 / IMDB Metascore: 65

The top three included The Lion King (1994), WALL-E (2008), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). Making up the top 10 included Coco (2017), Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 3 (2010), Up (2009), Inside Out (2015), Finding Nemo (2003), and Klaus (2019).

For those on a time-crunch, 65 of the 150 films analyzed were 90 minutes or less. Looking at these, the top-rated films included:

  1. The Lion King (1994 – 88 mins) – IMDB rating: 8.5 / IMDB Metascore: 88
  2. Toy Story (1995 – 81 mins) – IMDB rating: 8.3 / IMDB Metascore: 95
  3. Beauty and the Beast (1991 – 84 mins) – IMDB rating: 8.1 / IMDB Metascore: 95
  4. Aladdin (1992 – 90 mins) – IMDB rating: 8.1 / IMDB Metascore: 86
  5. Shrek (2001 – 90 mins) – IMDB rating: 7.9 / IMDB Metascore: 84
  6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 – 83 mins) – IMDB rating: 7.6 / IMDB Metascore: 95
  7. The Little Mermaid (1989 – 83 mins) – IMDB rating: 7.6 / IMDB Metascore: 88
  8. Mulan (1998 – 88 mins) – IMDB rating: 7.6 / IMDB Metascore: 71
  9. The Jungle Book (1967 – 78 mins) – IMDB rating: 7.6 / IMDB Metascore: 65
  10. Pinocchio (1940 – 88 mins) – IMDB rating: 7.5 / IMDB Metascore: 99

Matt Eyre, Director at Roar Motion, commented:

“The summer school holidays are just around the corner, and with it comes the challenge of keeping your kids entertained for the duration of the break”.

“You might plan day trips, playdates, or trips to see the family, however, the weather isn’t always reliable, so sometimes you’ll need to have backup plans for fun activities that involve staying at home”.

“With this in mind, we analyzed IMDB data in a bid to discover the ‘top-rated’ child-friendly animated movies for families to enjoy during the upcoming summer school holidays”.

“As well as highlighting the ‘top-rated’ overall, we also looked at the films with a duration of 90 minutes or less, for those in more of a time-crunch”.

“We collaborate with our clients to script, storyboard, design, and animate videos that sum up your service or concept in a few minutes, calling on our network of collaborators to find the perfect backing track and voiceover artist to go with our animation”.

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