10 Longest Animated Movies (That Are Not Anime)

The process of creating designs for movies takes an incredibly long time for animators. What a lot of people might not realize is that a 60-90 second clip of an animated movie can actually take up to six weeks for an animator. Making a long animated film is a colossal task.

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Considering the time that the animation process takes, it’s no wonder that the majority of animated films are short. Since Western animated films are often marketed to children, the short lengths can also keep children and adults from fidgeting and help them stay focused.

ten Lord of the Rings was an animated film before the famous film trilogy – 132 minutes

The Lord of the Rings, the animated film released in 1978

It is no wonder that one of the The Lord of the Rings films are among the longest films in Western cinema. However, it is not what people think. Before the popular film trilogy starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen, there was an animated film released in 1978 based on the novels by JRR Tolkien.

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The total running time of The Lord of the Rings is 132 minutes. The movie actually worked out pretty well and John Hurt even voiced the character of Aragorn. However, no sequel has been made and the film actually ends with the Siege of Helm’s Deep.

9 Fantasia is Disney’s longest-running animated film – 126 minutes

Mickey Sorcerer Fantasia's Fate Goes Wrong

Fancy is the longest-running animated film produced by Disney. It is also one of Disney’s oldest animated films since it was released in 1940. Fantasia runs for just over two hours. Fantasy 2000, Following Fancy, was released in 1999 by Walt Disney’s nephew.

The film is primarily made up of animated segments, combining stories with classical music provided by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Fancy is a critically acclaimed film and was the first commercial film to be broadcast in stereo sound with reproduction via a technology known as Fantasound. During its 80 years, it became one of the highest grossing films in the United States.

8 Long-awaited sequel: Incredibles 2 – 126 minutes

The unbelievable fight in the city

The long-awaited sequel to 2004 Incredibles the film arrived in theaters 14 years later. Incredibles 2 takes place immediately after the first movie ends, which is surprising considering how much real time has passed since. The run time is 126 minutes.

The main dubbing cast returned for the sequel with the exception of Spencer Fox, who voiced Dash in the first film. That’s because director Brad Bird wanted Dash to sound like a 10 year old. Incredibles 2 was another box office success and was even nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

7 The long drive – 117 minutes

Lightning Races Doc

Disney and Pixar have teamed up to produce and release Cars in 2006. It would be Paul Newman’s last acting role as the voice of Doc Hudson. This is why Newman’s character is not returning for future films. Owen Wilson voices Lightning McQueen and Larry the Cable Guy voices Mater, a tow truck Lightning meets in Radiator Springs.

The official run time of Cars is 117 minutes. The film was nominated for two Oscars but lost to Happy feet. Cars was ultimately a success given that two more sequels were released in 2011 and 2017.

6 The Incredibles has a run time of 115 minutes

Edna shows off the superhero outfits she made for the incredible

The first film in The Incredibles the deductible is 11 minutes shorter than its sequel. Here, viewers are first introduced to the overpowered Parr family whose abilities set them apart from their suburban neighbors, even though they may not yet know the powers of their baby Jack-Jack. They live in Metroville and are forced to live in secret as part of the superhero relocation program after the superheroes are banned.

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The Incredibles was a huge success and even won two Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Sound Editing. Infinitely memorable, the quotes from the film are still referenced today. Now where’s my awesome costume?

5 Ralph breaks the internet with this runtime – 112 minutes

ralph breaks the internet

Ralph breaks the internet is the sequel to the 2012 film Destroy it Ralph. The film was released in 2018 by Disney. Six years after the franchise’s first film, Ralph and Vanellope are still the best buds. This movie features a variety of cameos ranging from Disney Princesses to Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear from Toy story.

Its official autonomy is 112 minutes. Ralph breaks the the Internet received positive reviews. This was even nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature but lost to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

4 Everyone’s Favorite Chef: Ratatouille – 111 minutes

Remy smiles

Ratatouille is a Disney-Pixar film released in 2007 after seven years of development. He follows a rat named Rémy who takes up residence in a Parisian restaurant and loves to cook. Its official autonomy is 111 minutes. The film won the Oscar for best animated feature.

Ratatouille has gained immense popularity more than 13 years after its initial release on TikTok. The creators of TikTok and famous actors like Wayne Brady have come together to release a Ratatouille musical in 2020 and raised $ 2 million for The Actors Fund.

3 Watch Anthropomorphized Animals in Zootopia – 108 minutes

Nick Wilde Zootopia

Zootopia was released by Disney in 2016. It’s a pals movie, but instead of humans, a bunny and a fox team up to solve a dark mystery. Nick Wilde, the fox voiced by Jason Bateman, must team up to solve a case with Rabbit Judy Hopps, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin. Nick and Judy have trouble getting along though.

Idris Elba even makes a cameo as Bogo, the African Buffalo Police Chief. Its official autonomy is 108 minutes. A film that addresses social problems and inequalities, Zootopia won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, a Golden Globe, a Critic’s Choice Movie Award and an Annie Award.

2 Cars 2 had mixed reviews – 106 minutes

Lightning McQueen runs Francesco Bernoulli

Cars 2 is the 2011 Disney-Pixar sequel to the 2006 film Cars. Lightning McQueen teams up with his best friend Tow Mater and they travel to Japan and Europe for the World Grand Prix. Lightning’s race is interrupted when he encounters British spies, who are of course also cars.

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Cars 2 has an official battery life of 106 minutes. The film got mixed reviews from critics, but it was still a box office success. The Cars the franchise just wasn’t over as they released the third movie in 2017.

1 Coco made us feel a poco loco – 105 minutes

Disney Coco.

coco is a Disney-Pixar film released in 2017. The inspiration behind the film is the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The story follows 12-year-old Miguel, an aspiring musician, but his family does not approve of his passion for song. Miguel later finds himself trapped in the Land of the Dead, but comes out after meeting his great-great-grandparents.

coco has one of the most heartbreaking endings in all Western animation. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Remember Me”. The official length of the film is 105 minutes.

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