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DreamWorks Animation Films - Ranked

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People who added this item 1183 Average listal rating (759 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Flushed Away (2006)

Fun and massively entertaining. It's filled with action and humor. The characters are memorable, and they even manage the feat of having no annoying characters. Which is a rare thing to come by in animated movies. The voice cast is amazing, and well suited for their characters. And the slugs is enough reason to give this movie a high rating. Even though they actually don't serve much purpose, they are freaking hilarious when they suddenly pops out and start singing, or whistling.
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Hilarious, charming and wildly entertaining. This film is a blast.
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People who added this item 3481 Average listal rating (2233 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Funny and very entertaining.
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People who added this item 6535 Average listal rating (4259 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Shrek 2 (2004)

It takes all the good things from the original and improves on it, expanding great characters, adding greater ones and it's a whole lot of fun.
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People who added this item 1241 Average listal rating (757 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Puss In Boots (2011)

It's not a particularly deep or groundbreaking animation. The story is quite simple and it's not anything remotely original in any way whatsoever. But that's not to be expected and that's not where Puss in Boots strengths lies.

Because it is an wildly entertaining film nevertheless. The constant action along with some very nice visuals and a energetic score makes for a dazzling experience. The third act might be a bit off, compared to the other scenes, but there is enough sparkle, charm and wit to keep me entertained for most of it's running time.
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People who added this item 2668 Average listal rating (1736 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1

The story is interesting, the animation is great and it's quite entertaining. But the characters are annoying, causing me to not appreciate it as much as everyone else.
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People who added this item 2620 Average listal rating (1699 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Chicken Run (2000)

Charming, weird and funny. Amusement at a high level.
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Going into this film with very low expectations after the dreadful second film might have made this more enjoyable than it actually I was. I was positively surprised. It's a dazzling and energetic film that at times is genuinely funny, making it the best film in the franchise.

The best thing in these films have always been the penguins and they are as awesome as ever, but luckily, the creators of the film seems to have noticed how poor and unfunny the rest of the characters was. They are upgraded this time around, making them slightly less awful.
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People who added this item 4112 Average listal rating (2601 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Madagascar (2005)

There are a many funny moments to be found here, but it's ultimately the penguins that steal the show, and in this Madagascar flick it's really showing.
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People who added this item 299 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7

The penguins were the best thing in every Madagascar film. Now they got their own film, and the result is enjoyable, but slightly disappointing. There are occasional glimpses of how brilliant these penguins can be, but very often I found the jokes to fall a little flat. But this might just be because I've gotten older. I can imagine kids loving it.

But then again, it's difficult to be harsh on Penguins of Madagascar, because it's a whole film about penguins. And I absolutely adore those cute, fluffy, wobbly creatures.
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People who added this item 1209 Average listal rating (771 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9

There's a lot of charm and fun to be found here, but The Road to El Dorado is also a big reminder of why DreamWorks is so far behind Disney/Pixar. There's just nothing else to be found here.
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Dazzling animation and a decent amount of entertainment value, but ultimately not much more to it.
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People who added this item 8412 Average listal rating (5293 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Shrek (2001)

It's probably ten years since I saw Shrek. I remembered liking it a lot, despite not remembering too much from it. Upon revisiting it now, I've come to the conclusion that I should have let it stay in my memory. It simply didn't hold up.

I think it opens strongly, with all the various nods to different fairy tales and how it pokes fun at those tropes. But then it falls a part like a card house. The plot becomes extremely generic and tiresome, the jokes stop being funny and the film seems to have forgotten what it started out as.
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People who added this item 1541 Average listal rating (934 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3

There are certain aspects of this sequel that I like. Particularly Gary Oldman as the villain. Shen strikes to me as a perfect villain in a film like this. It does also provide some good visual spectacle and it does never get boring.

Still, I think that their decision to explore Po's background was a poor decision. Mainly because it isn't handled well. It does too often get in the way of everything else that is going on, and the only thing it manages to accomplish is to pull this viewer out of the film.
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People who added this item 1732 Average listal rating (1041 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3

It's better than Shrek the Third, but this is an ogre that is completely milked dry by now.
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People who added this item 942 Average listal rating (575 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8

I liked the original How to Train Your Dragon, even if I wasn't as overwhelmed by it as everyone else. How to Train Your Dragon 2, on the other hand, I didn't like. Sure, it's a beautifully animated film and there's enough visual spectacle here to entertain kids and adult alike, but I was never invested into this film. I just didn't care.

The problem is that I generally don't like any of the characters here. I think 90% of them are annoying, including the lead character, while the rest of them are just bland and dull (with the exception of the dragon, who is occasionally cute). This causes me to have an emotional disconnect to the film, leaving me cold. It doesn't help that the villain is instantly forgettable either, ensuring that the film has no primary goal to strike towards.
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People who added this item 1555 Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Megamind (2010)

Features an interesting premise, but it quickly turns into a predictable, generic and boring film that's as memorable as a dry slice of bread.
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People who added this item 1499 Average listal rating (941 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5

Monsters vs. Aliens had the potential to be a spectacular animated monster feature, but it never managed to deliver upon the premise of its title, and is ultimately a huge let down. It's a soulless special effects showcase. A talented voice cast is wasted upon characters that doesn't bring any charm, heart or humour to the screen.

Worse is the awkward attempt to toss in so many references as possible. It didn't work. I rarely laughed and when the credits started, all I had left was a bitter taste in my mouth.
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People who added this item 1758 Average listal rating (1069 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7

Awkward, unfunny, annoying, loud and unquestionably dumb.
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People who added this item 3608 Average listal rating (2183 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1

This is garbage. Even Shrek wouldn't want to eat this trash.
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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Sep 9 9:33
FYI, 'Flushed Away' and 'Wallace and Gromit', apparently your favorite DreamWorks features, were not actually made by DreamWorks, DreamWorks only distributed them. Those movies were actually made by Aardman.

Same thing for 'Chicken Run'
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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Sep 9 10:03
They're made in partnership, which is obviously why I've chosen to include them.

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