Top 10 Most Expensive Animated Movies


Expensive Animated Movies Movies are a big source of fun and entertainment for the people. During hectic routine of the people, these provide joy to them. Different kinds of movies are made like romantic, comedy, etc. Today we will discuss animated films whose trend is increasing day by day. Animated movies required big budget because it requires a lot of time and new technology to feel the people these scenes are real. Here is list of top 10 most expensive animated movies of the world. These movies are equally popular among kids and other people.

10. Frozen($10 million)

10 FrozenReleased Year: 2013
Directed By: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Voiced By: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

It was the 2nd animated movie after Toy Story 3 which break a billion barriers, with a low-cost budget only $ 150 million. Frozen based on The Snow Queen “Hans Christian Andersen’s who also won two Oscars. This original movie song is very best, and it is said that to become a Broadway musical. It is also nominated best-animated feature film.

9. Shrek the Third ($160 million)

9 Shrek the ThirdReleased Year:2007
Directed By: Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Voiced By: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

It is the highest-grossing film of 2007 and shocked everyone by earned $799 million while the budget for this movie was $160 million. The cast of this movie includes Cameron Dian, Eddie Murphy, and Mike Myers. The story was also similar to other parts of Shrek. It was like a fairy-tale and was loved by the audience all around the world.

8. Wreck-It Ralph($165 million)

8 Wreck-It RalphReleased Year:2012
Directed by: Rich Moore
Voiced by: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

This movie was made by Walt Disney Animation Studios having cost $165 million but make $471 million worldwide. Disney continued to hire the top actors for Wreck-It Ralph cast John C. Reilly, for video game girl “Sarah Silverman” named Vanellope. This film featured has new programming that increased reflections on surfaces as well as virtual cinematography. The story of the movie is about a Villain, who wants to be a hero and try to fulfill his wish.

7. How to Train Your Dragon ($165 million)

7 How to Train Your DragonReleased Year:2010
Directed By: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Voiced By: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

It was a 3D animated movie with the budget of $165 million, but when it earned $500 million overall, it shows its success in box office. The film was based on the book How to Train your Dragon and was made by Cressida Cowell. Many famous actors are in this movie including America Ferrera, John Hill, Gerard Butler. A TV series and video game also released with this movie name. Its successful sequel was released in 2014. If anyone of you want to learn about dragons he must watch the film because the storyline of this film is that a young Viking, who was the friend of a dragon himself and learn much more than he thinks.

6. Monsters vs. Aliens($175 million)

6 Monsters vs. AliensReleased Year: 2009
Directed By: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Voiced By: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert

It is on Disney animated movie in this list released by Dream Works animations in 2009. Monsters Vs Aliens was made with a high budget of $175 million. This film was made by inspiration of horror films of 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s and earned an amount of $381 million all over the world. This movie took 45.6 million computing hours to complete, and top actors Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Rainn Wilson and Stephen Cobert participate in this movie. The story line of this 18th animated movie was enjoyable for kids and all other audience. The story of this film is that a woman transformed into a giant and became a part of a team of monsters sent by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind who was trying to take over Earth.”

5. WALL-E($180 million)

5 WALL-EYear Released: 2008
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Voiced By: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin

This unique animated film made by Pixar with a budget of $180 million. It has gotten many awards and nominations and also ranked no.1 in Time’s best movies of the decade. The story of this film is around a cute little robot which attracts the audience, and this lonely robot was designed to clean up the Earth.This movie is different from other animated movies because, in first 40 minutes, a little dialogue is spoken. But it doesn’t force the viewers to leave the room instead it create more interest in robot works and his way of thinking. It was a very successful film.

4. Brave($185 million)

untitledYear Released: 2012
Directed By: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews
Voiced By: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson

Another Pixar animated film “Brave” released in 2012 was the entertaining and fruitful film. This movie earned $538 million in box office while the budget specifies for this movie was $185 million which is a big hit for Pixar. The story of this film was fascinating, especially for the girls. The story is based on The relationship between queen mother and her daughter. It was an original story set in Scottish Highlands. Princess Merida disobey custom that brings chaos to her kingdom, and she was determined to make her life. Merida believes her archery skills and bravery to undo a beastly curse. Brave won Academy Award among other movies and Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. This fairy tale was the love for the audience. The movie holds several firsts for Pixar first female protagonist; first woman director; and first fairy tale.

3. Monsters University ($200 million)

3 Monsters UniversityYear Released:2013
Directed By: Dan Scanlon
Voiced By: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

It is the popular film in the entertainment industry world. It was made with a budget of $200 million, and it is the 3rd high grossing movie of Pixar which earned $743 million nationwide. To show the reality of College life on screen producers of this film spent many weeks in college campuses to observe the student life for the success of the movie. Filmmaker in this movie shows the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their stay at Monsters University.

2. Toy Story ($200 million)

2 Toy StoryYear Released: 2010
Directed By: Lee Unkrich
Voiced By: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack

It is second Pixar 3D computer-animated comedy-drama movie, released by Walt Disney Pictures.It is the third series in Toy story with cost $200 million and it is more successful when it earned $1 billion worldwide. The story of the film was about Andy’s toys when they were mistakenly delivered to a day-care center. It is the third animated movie which nominated for Academy Award for Best Pictures. First, two are Up and Beauty and the Best. This billion breaking record movie also won four other awards for Best Sound Editing, Best animated features, Best Adapted Screenplay and for Best Original Song. Original song of the movie is very popular among people.

1. Tangled ($274 million)

1 TangledYear Released:2010
Directed By: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Voiced By: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Tangled is the most expensive animated movie of the world as well as second most expensive movie of any kind, Pirates Of the Caribbean only suppress this film with the budget $300 million. The story of the movie is based on a German fairy tale “Rapunzel” who spent her whole life in a tower because an evil bitch named ” Dame Gothel” shut away in a tower when she was only 12 years. The movie earned $591 million in the box office and also nominated for Best Original Song at 83rd Academy Awards. This film took six years in production. Its name changed from Rapunzel to Tangled. Otherwise, it has not kept attraction for younger males. Tangled has become 50th most famous Disney animated film.

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 Top Ten Most Expensive Animated Movies With Price

Rank Movie Name Budget
1. Tangled $274 Million
2. Toy Story $200 Million
3. Monsters University $200 Million
4. Brave $185 Million
5. WALL-E $180 Million
6. Monsters vs. Aliens $175 Million
7. How to Train Your Dragon $165 Million
8. Wreck-It Ralph $165 Million
9. Shrek the Third $160 Million
10. Frozen $10 Million


By reading this article, you can select a good animated movie for their spare time.
Animated movies are in trend now and a source of entertainment for the people. Some animated films also give good lesson like Wall-E. We expect the release of more animated films of this kind.