This article is part of our 2020 Rewind. Follow along as we explore the best and most interesting movies, shows, performances, and more released in this very strange year.In this entry, we explore the best animated movies of 2020.
Peeking back at our 2020 Preview, we entered the year in the same fashion that we do every year: filled with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and excitement for what lies ahead. Twelve months later, a lot has gone down, and we did not receive every movie we were thirsting to see.
However, while we did not get Raya and the Last Dragon or Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, most of the other animated movies we were craving did find some form of release despite theatrical troubles. Even better, many of the movies we were psyched to see proved to be real bangers and found their way onto the list below.
Pickings were not as slim as you might suspect, and some of the year’s best films sprung from unexpected corners. Short-form animation continues to prove itself as an arena for experimentation and innovation. Several of 2020’s best works don’t even crack an hour. One doesn’t even break ten minutes.
Feel free to get animated yourself as you explore this list of 2020’s finest cartoon movies.