The Funniest Animated Movies of All Time

These selections range from uproarious fun to raunchy humor

Since most animated movies tend to elicit at least a couple of laughs, or at least feature a goofy sidekick or two, virtually all examples of the genre could be ranked as comedies. But the majority of such movies contain too many other elements—drama, adventure, etc.—to be considered a comedy first and something else second. These are the flat-out funniest animated films of all time:

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'The Emperor's New Groove' (2000)

Few animated movies can claim as many bellylaughs as this Disney production, which features excellent voice work by David Spade and Patrick Warburton. It tells the off-the-wall story of an emperor transformed into a llama by his conniving adviser. From sidekick Kronk’s ability to speak to squirrels to protagonist Kuzco’s “no touchy” catchphrase, "​The Emperor’s New Groove" boasts enough hilarious one-liners and sight gags to ensure that viewers are in stitches from start to finish.

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'Shrek' (2001)

DreamWorks Animation’s first stab at computer animation remains its funniest. "Shrek" does for fairy tales what "Airplane!" did for disaster movies and "The Naked Gun" did for cop flicks. Featuring voice work by Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz, "Shrek" skewers the conventions popularized by such Disney cartoons as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," ensuring that the film works as both a satire of such movies and a satisfying example of the genre.

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'Aladdin' (1992)

Robin Williams’ frenetic, hilarious voicing has become one of the best-known performances in animation history. The Oscar-winning actor brings his fast-talking style to the genre with remarkable ease, offering dead-on impressions of everyone from Jack Nicholson to Rodney Dangerfield. It’s not surprising that "Aladdin" became better known for Williams' scene-stealing work than for its love story or songs.

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'The Simpsons Movie' (2007)

Given that "The Simpsons" has long established itself as one of the funniest television shows ever to hit the airwaves, it’s not surprising that its big-screen upgrade maintains that standard. The off-kilter story line, which follows the various residents of Springfield as they find themselves trapped underneath a huge dome, exists primarily as a springboard for one-liners, jokes, and sight gags. "The Simpsons Movie" manages to satisfy both long-time fans and newcomers alike.

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'Fantastic Mr. Fox' (2009)

Perhaps the funniest stop-motion animated film of all time, Fantastic Mr. Fox follows woodland creatures (including George Clooney’s titular character) who band together to fight a trio of aggressive farmers. In adapting Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, director Wes Anderson transplants his notoriously wacky sensibilities to the animated realm with smashing results. The laughs are heightened by the  impressive voice cast, which includes Jason Schwartzman, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray.

 

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'South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut' (1999)

The big-screen adaptation of the television series explored new territory for the foul-mouthed third graders when the boys sneak into an R-rated movie, leading to a war between the United States and Canada over Canada's vulgar humor. What surprised most viewers was that "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" is a musical, and the uproariously filthy songs are among the most memorable animated movie songs ever written.

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'Sausage Party' (2016)

What if Pixar movies were R-rated? That's essentially what 2016's "Sausage Party" is. It was co-written by Seth Rogen and stars the voices of regular collaborators Kristen Wiig, James Franco, and Jonah Hill. The plot is out there: A bag of groceries learns the horror of what humans do with food, and they vow to make humans realize the errors of their ways. While it might be too dirty for some viewers, "Sausage Party" is definitely unlike any animated film you've ever seen.