There are numerous kids movies in Hollywood.These movies were very popular among the offsprings. These type of movies received good response from the public. These movies had received positive reviews from critics as well as done a good business at the box office. Movienasha brings about the list of Top 30 Kids Movies in Hollywood. The number here are in random order and doesn’t suggest the level of greatness in the movie.
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Best Kids Movies In Hollywood To Watch
1. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to Train your Dragon is an American 3D computer-animated action fantasy movie directed by Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois and produced by Bonnie Armold. It was released on March 26, 2010, starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill. It is based on the British book series How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. It is one of the best kids movies in Hollywood which received highly positive reviews from critics as well as from audiences.
The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Also won ten Annie Awards for Best Character Design, Best Music, Best Writing and soon. The movie won many Accolades at British Academy Film Awards, Genesis Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Saturn Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards and soon. The movie did a good business at the box office.
2. Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story is American computer-animated buddy comedy adventure movie directed by John Lasseter and produced by Bonnie Armold, Ralph Guggenheim. It was released on November 22, 1995, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, Annie Potts and may others. Toy Story was the first movie produced by Pixar.
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It is one of the finest and top kids movies in Hollywood. The movie follows a group of anthropomorphic (characteristics to anything other than human beings) toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present. The movie received universal critical acclaim from audiences as well as from critics. The Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010) both of which gained positive reviews and commercial success all over the world.
3. The Lion King (1994)
It is a must watch movie for kids. It is a American animated musical epic movie directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. It was released June 15, 1994 and produced by Don Hahn. The movie features the voice of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Nathan lane, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Rowan Atkinson and many others.
The movie received positive reviews from critics and appreciated for their music, animation and story. It is the highest grossing hand-drawn animated movie in the history and also one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It was made with a budget of $45 million and grossed over $987.5 million. The movie won many awards including Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and soon..
4. The Karate Kid (1984)
The Karate Kid is one of the Tops and my favorite Kids movie. It was directed by John G. Avildsen and produced by Jerry Weintraub. It was released on June 22, 1984, starring Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka, Chad McQueen and soon. It is a martial arts drama movie which received highly positive reviews from critics. It is a good movie to watch which won Young Artist Awards for Best Family Motion Picture, Best Young Supporting Actress and nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Morita) at Academy Awards.
5. The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles is one of the best Kids movies I have ever seen. It is an American computer-animated comedy superhero movie directed by Brad Bird and produced by John Walker. It was released on November 5, 2004, starring Craig. T. Nelson, Jason Lee, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox. It was the sixth movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios.
The movie’s title is the name of a family of superheroes who is forced to conceal their powers and live a quiet residential life. The movie received highly critical acclaim and done a very good business at the box office. It became the first entirely animated movie to win the reputable Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
6. Shrek (2001)
Shrek is an American computer-animated fantasy comedy movie directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson and produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner, John H. Williams. It was released on May 18, 2001, featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow. It is based on fairy tale picture book Shrek! by William Steig.
The movie received both positive reviews and box office success. It was praised as an animated movie virtuous for adult interest with many adult-oriented jokes but a simple enough plot and humor to appeal to children. The movie won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and nominated for six British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.
7. Frozen (2013)
Frozen is an American 3D computer animated musical fantasy-comedy movie directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. It was released on November 27, 2013, and produced by Peter Del Vecho.The movie features Kristen bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana. It is the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.
It is based on the fairy tale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time in Hollywood made under the budget of $150 million and grossed over $1.274 billion world wide (crossed 1 billion dollars). The movie received strongly positive reviews from critics as well as from the audiences.
8. Finding Nemo (2003)
It is an American computer-animated comedy adventure movie directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Graham Walters. It was released on May 30, 2003, by Walt Disney Pictures and starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe. It is the best-selling DVD of all time. The movie was re-released on September 14, 2012, for the first time in 3D.
It was the second highest grossing movie of 2003. It was made under the budget of $94 million and grossed over $936.7 million worldwide. The movie won many Awards like Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
9. Up (2009)
Up is one of the best and superb Kids movies I have ever seen. It is an American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy drama movie directed by Pete Docter and produced by Jonas Rivera. It was released on May 29, 2009, starring Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson. The movie became a great financial success and received highly critical acclaim.
Up was Pixar’s first movie to be presented in Disney Digital 3-D. The movie gained five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, making it the second animated movie in history to receive such a nomination following Beauty and the Beast in 1991. It is a must watch movie for everyone.
10. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. is an American science fiction movie directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. It was released on June 11, 1982, starring Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas. It was made with a budget of 10.5 million and grossed over 792.9 million at the box office. It remains the 48th highest grossing movies of all time.(Check out the list here). It ranks as the greatest science fiction movie ever made according to Rotten Tomatoes.
11. Tangled (2010)
Tangled is one of the best and amazing kids movies. It is an American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy movie directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. It was released on November 24, 2010, and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie features the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy. It is based on the German fairy tale “Rapunzel” by Brothers Grimm.
It is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The movie tells the story of a lost young princess with overlong magical hair who desires to leave her sheltered tower. The movie received critical acclaim and done a good business at the box office.
12. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz is an American musical fantasy movie directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Mervyn LeRoy. It was released on August 15, 1939, starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke. It is based on the novel 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It is one of the best-known movies and part of American popular culture. The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards and received critical acclaim upon its release.
13. Big Hero 6 (2014)
Big Hero 6 is an American 3D computer-animated family movie directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. It was released on November 7, 2014, and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie features the voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez. It is inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team Big Hero 6 by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau. It is the highest grossing animated movie of 2014 and one of the favorite Kids movies.
The movie tells the story of a young genius robotics named Hiro Hamada who established a superhero team to battle a masked villain. The movie won many awards including 87th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Animated Movie, Nevada Film Critics Society Award for Best Animated Movie and nominated for Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards, Satellite Awards, Annie Awards and soon.
14. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beauty and the Beast is an American animated musical romantic fantasy movie directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise and produced by Don Hahn. It was released on November 22, 1991, features the voices of Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers. The movie is based on the French fairy tale Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.
The movie won many awards at Academy Awards for Best music, at Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song, Best Motion Picture and Best original score, and nominated for various awards. The movie focuses on the relationship between the Beast and the Belle. Beast a prince who is magically changed into a monster as punishment for his haughtiness and Bella, a young woman whom he imprisons in his castle.
15. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is an American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney productions. It was released on December 21, 1937, starring Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw. It is based on the German fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar at the 11th Academy Awards and the movie was nominated for Best Musical Score. The movie was added to the greatest American animated films of all time.
16. The Lego Movie (2014)
The LEGO Movie is a computer animated adventure comedy movie directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and produced by Warner Animation Group. It was released on April 3, 2014 features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson. It is based on the Lego Construction Toys.
It is one of the best kids movies to watch. The movie many awards and nomination including AACCTA Awards for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Awards for Best Animated Film, Black Reel Awards for Best Voice Performance and much more. Also nominated for Teen Choice Awards, Satellite Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Empire Awards and soon.
17. The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy movie directed by James Frawley and produced by Henson Associates. It was released on June 22, 1979, starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton. It is the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson’s Muppets. The movie received two Academy Award nominations and positive reviews from critics. The movie won Grammy Awards and Saturn Awards for Best Album for Children and Best Fantasy Film.
18. Bambi (1942)
Bambi is an American animated drama movie directed by David Hand (Supervising a team of sequence directions) and produced by Walt Disney. It was released on August 8, 1942, starring Bobby Stewart, Donnie Dunagan, Hardie Albright, John Sutherland, Paula Winslowe, Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards. It is based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten. It is the fifth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The movie received three Academy Award nominations for Original Music Score, Best Song, and Best Sound. It is a good movie to watch for kids especially.
19. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda is an American computer-animated comedy martial arts movie directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne and produced by Melissa Cobb. It was released on June 6, 2008, starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross and soon. It is one of my favorite comedy and kids movies.The movie received positive reviews from critics and the highest grossing animated movie of the year worldwide.
The movie was nominated for various awards including Academy Awards, 36th Annie Awards, Golden Reel Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Huabiao Awards, National Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Online Film Critics Society, Golden Trailer Awards and soon. Kung Fu Panda 2 was released in 2011 and Kung Fu Panda 3 is set to be released in 2016.
20. Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me is an American 3D computer-animated comedy movie directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. It was released on July 9, 2010, and produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, and John Cohen. The movie features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Will Arnett and soon. It is based on an original story by Sergio Pablos. The movie earned positive reviews from critics and done a good business at the box office. The sequel of the movie Despicable Me 2 was released in 2013 and Despicable 3 is going to be release in 2017.
21. Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age is an American computer-animated comedy adventure movie directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha. It was released on March 15, 2002, and produced by Lori Forte. The movie features the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary. The movie generally received positive reviews from critics as well as from audience and a box office success.
It is the first installment of Ice Age Series. It was followed by three sequels including Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012). Ice Age 5 is scheduled for release in 2016. The movie was nominated for Best animated feature at 75th Academy Awards.
22. Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar is an American computer-animated comedy movie directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and produced by Mireille Soria. It was released on May 27, 2005, features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith. The movie revolves around the story of four Central park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in joyous captivity and are unanticipated shipped back to Africa, getting shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar.
The movie acquired mixed critical reception but done a good success at the box office. It is the first installment of the Madagascar franchise. It was followed by four sequels including Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012), Madly Madagascar (2013), Penguins of Madagascar (2014). Madagascar 4 will be released very soon.
23. Aladdin (1992)
Aladdin is one of the best and well-liked kids movies. It is an American animated musical fantasy movie directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. It was released on November 25, 1992, and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. The movie features the voices of Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Douglas Seale, Gilbert Gottfried. It is based on the Arab folktale of Aladdin and the magic lamp from One Thousand and One Nights.
The movie obtained positive reviews from critics and was the most successful movie of 1992. The movie was made under the budget of $28 million and grossed over $504 all over the world. The movie received many awards mostly for its music. It was nominated for many awards including Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, Saturn Awards for Best Fantasy Film and soon.
24. Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone is also one of the most liked Kids movies. It is an American Christmas family comedy movie directed by Chris Columbus and produced by John Hughes. It was released on November 16, 1990, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard. It was the highest grossing comedy movie of all time, until it was excelled by The Hangover.
It was a successful series with four sequels and three video games. It was followed by four sequels including Home Alone 2: hasLost in New York (1992), Home Alone 3 (1997), Home Alone 4 (2002), Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012). The movie revolves around a boy, who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas Vacation. He initially relishes being home alone, but soon has… for more, the audienchaveto watch the movie.
25. The Iron Giant (1999)
The Iron Giant is a American animated science fiction comedy drama movie directed by Brad Bird and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It was released on August 6, 1999 starring Eli Marienthal, Christopher McDonald, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel. The movie is based on the novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes in 1968.
The movie won many awards including Annie Awards for Best Animated Feature Film, BAFTA Children’s Awards for Best Feature Film, Genesis Awards for Best Feature Film- Animated and soon. Also nominated for Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards for Best Sound Editing- Music- Animation. It is one of the finest Kids movies i have ever seen. The story of the movie was superb.
26. WALL-E (2008)
WALL-E is a American computer animated science fiction comedy movie directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Jim Morris. It was released on June 27, 2008 starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzeberger, Macln Talk, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver. The story tells about a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up unused waste-covered Earth far in the future. He fall in love with with another robot named EVE.
The movie earned critical acclaim and grossed $521.3 million worldwide. The movie won many awards including Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Nebula Award for Best Script, Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, Saturn Award for Best Animated Film and soon.
27. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the superb and best Kids movies. It is a American stop motion musical fantasy movie directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi. It was released on October 29, 1993 features the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Ken Page, Glenn Shadix, Catherine O’Hara.
It is based on the book The Nightmare Before Christmas written by Tim Burton in 1982. The movie was met with both financial success and critical acclaim. The movie has lots of attractive features making it the first stop motion animated feature movie to be wholly converted to 3D.
28. Cinderella (2015)
Cinderella is a American romantic fantasy movie directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, David Barron. It was released on March 13, 2015 starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter. It is based on the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault. The movie was a critical as well as commercial success at the box office. It is one of the most loved and top kids movies.
29. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Princess and the Frog is a American animated musical romantic fantasy movie directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. It was released on December 11, 2009 and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie features the voices of Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Cody, Michael-Leon Wooley, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, John Goodman, Terrence Howard. The movie is based on the novel The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker, which is in turn based on the fairy tale The Frog Prince by Brothers Grimm.
The movie tells the story of a diligent and hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince who has been changed into a frog by an evil witch doctor. Tiana becomes a F…. ? To know more, the viewers has to watch the movie. The story of the movie was very interesting. The movie gained positive reviews from critics and a box office success.
30. The Gold Rush (1925)
The Gold Rush is a American silent comedy movie directed, produced and written by Charlie Chaplin. It is one of the best kids movies which was released on June 26, 1925. The movie features Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Malcolm Waite, Henry Bergman. Charlie Chaplin declared many times that this was the film for which he most wanted to be recalled. As it was a silent movie, it gained Academy Award nominations for Best Sound Recording and Best Music. It is really a inspirational and comedy movie for everyone especially for kids. A must watch movie.