2006 Animation Movies

Cars (2006)

Cars

  • 74%
  • G
  • 116 min
  • Animation

After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys, bugs, monsters, fish, and superheroes, the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios ("The Incredibles," "Finding Nemo," "Monsters, Inc."), and Academy Award®-winning director John Lasseter ("Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," "A Bug's Life"), hit the road with a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars.

Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson), a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed,...

Happy Feet (2006)

Happy Feet

  • 75%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Animation

A comedy adventure, Happy Feet is set deep in Antarctica. Into the land of the Emperor penguins, where each needs a Heartsong to attract a soul mate, a penguin is born who cannot sing. Our hero Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood), son of Memphis (voiced by Hugh Jackman) and Norma Jean (voiced by Nicole Kidman), is the worst singer in the world... however, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer!

Flushed Away (2006)

Flushed Away

  • 72%
  • PG
  • 86 min
  • Animation

From the creators of "Chicken Run" and "The Wallace and Gromit Movie" comes this claymation feature which tells the story of an uptown rat who is flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment into the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new way of life. McKellen voices the story's antagonist, a villainous frog, while Serkis plays his hench-rat, Spike. Jackman will play Roddy, the pampered rat.

Over The Hedge (2006)

Over The Hedge

  • 75%
  • PG
  • 80 min
  • Animation

In "Over the Hedge," Bruce Willis will voice the mischievous con-artist raccoon R.J., and Garry Shandling will be the voice of the sensitive turtle named Verne. When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first instinct is to retreat into his shell and leave, but the ever-opportunistic R.J. sees a treasure trove to be had from his unsuspecting new neighbors. Together, Verne and R.J. form an unlikely friendship as they...

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly

  • 69%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Animation

"A Scanner Darkly" is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. It is a cautionary tale of drug use based on the novel by Philip K. Dick and his own experiences.

Like a graphic novel come to life, "A Scanner Darkly" will use live action photography overlaid...

Paprika (2006)

Paprika

  • 83%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Animation

Satoshi Kon's new animé plays like a head-on collision between Hello Kitty and Philip K. Dick. The plot starts with a machine that lets therapists enter patients' dreams: When it's stolen, all hell breaks loose, and only a woman therapist (nicknamed "Paprika") seems able to stop it. Kon is a brilliant director by any standard and as the characters shuttle from dream to dream, nightmare to nightmare, Paprika becomes a thrilling tour-de-force of visual invention-every frame is packed with...

Monster House (2006)

Monster House

  • 74%
  • PG
  • 96 min
  • Animation

"Monster House" is an exciting and hilarious thrill-ride tale about three kids (Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner and Spencer Locke) who must do battle with a mysterious home that is determined to eat every trick or treater in sight on Halloween.

Open Season (2006)

Open Season

  • 48%
  • PG
  • 87 min
  • Animation

In Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure comedy Open Season, the first feature-length animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Elliot arrives in Timberline missing an antler and strapped to the hood of a truck, courtesy of the paranoid über-hunter Shaw (Gary Sinise)....

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Ice Age: The Meltdown

    • PG
    • 83 min
    • Animation

    Manny, Sid and Diego return in another incredible adventure. The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in their new world: a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. But when Manny, Sid and Diego discover that the miles of melted ice will flood their valley, they must warn everyone and somehow figure out a way to escape the coming deluge.

    Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)

    Barnyard: The Original Party Animals

    • 22%
    • PG
    • 90 min
    • Animation

    From Steve Oedekerk and Nickelodeon Movies, creators of "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," and filmed entirely in CGI comes this hilarious look at what really happens in a barnyard when the farmer's back is turned. "The Barnyard" is a lighthearted tale centering around Otis (voiced by Kevin James), a carefree party cow, who enjoys singing, dancing and playing tricks on humans. Unlike his father Ben (voiced by Sam Elliott), the respected patriarch of the farm, and Miles, the wise old mule (voiced by...

    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

      • NONE
      • 98 min
      • Animation

      A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. With her newfound power, she tries to use it to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results.

      Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

      Arthur and the Invisibles

        • PG
        • 94 min
        • Animation

        Deep underground, the Minimoys are waiting... for a champion. Arthur's grandfather disappeared four years ago. All he left behind are his notebooks full of stories about little -- known African tribes-including the Minimoys, a miniature people who are all less than one inch tall. But the Minimoys can't possibly be real... can they?

        Arthur is about to find out, as he uncovers a hidden message that catapults him on an adventure wilder than he had ever imagined. In just three days, he must find...

        The Wild (2006)

        The Wild

        • 20%
        • G
        • 81 min
        • Animation

        "The Wild" follows a teenage lion from the New York Zoo who gets accidentally shipped to Africa and freed. His friends at the zoo including an older lion, a giraffe, an anaconda, and a squirrel must unite to bring him back.

        Tales from Earthsea (2006)

        Tales from Earthsea

          • PG-13
          • 115 min
          • Animation

          An adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's novel "A Wizard of Earthsea," the first book of the award-winning Earthsea cycle which includes "The Tombs of Atuan," "The Farthest Shore" and "Tehanu".

          "Wizard of Earthsea" centers on Ged, who was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea. He was once called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.

          It's the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty...

          Curious George (2006)

          Curious George

          • 69%
          • G
          • 82 min
          • Animation

          Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment bring "Curious George," the original "monkey see, monkey do" chimp, to the screen in an all-new animated adventure based upon the beloved tales that have been enchanting readers for more than 60 years. George, the inquisitive little primate transplanted from the jungle to the big city by The Man in the Yellow Hat, sets off in a brand new tale for the big screen, where his spunky and fun-loving nature endear him to new friends he meets along the way...

          The Ant Bully (2006)

          The Ant Bully

          • 63%
          • PG
          • 88 min
          • Animation

          From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (The Polar Express), The Ant Bully tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New in town, friendless and tormented by a neighborhood bully, young Lucas Nickle has been taking out his frustration on the innocent ant hill in his yard. But one day the ants retaliate. Using a magic potion, they shrink Lucas down to ant...

          Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (2006)

          Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties

            • PG
            • 78 min
            • Comedy

            America’s favorite feline, Garfield, follows his owner, Jon, to England. The U.K. may never recover, as Garfield is mistaken for a look-alike, regal cat who has inherited a castle. Garfield savors the royal treatment afforded by his loyal four-legged subjects, but his reign is in jeopardy. The nefarious Lord Dargis is determined to do away with Garfield, so he can turn the castle into a resort. Garfield’s bigger, better, more purr-fect world is soon turned upside down in this tale of two...

            "Black Cat" Kimama na neko

              • R
              • 25 min
              • Animation

              The assault on Eden concludes.

              "Minoriteam" Illegal Aliens

                • PG-13
                • 93 min
                • Animation

                "The X's" Accidental Hero/Untied

                  • Unrated
                  • 90 min
                  • Animation