Animated movies almost always get a sequel. Just scroll through any online home video store or even at the local Redbox.
See, they're usually not worthy of a theatrical release and head straight to home video.
But, when an animated movie sequel scores -- it truly triumphs. Several have even won Academy Awards! And many are even better than the originals -- watch Despicable Me 2 online for proof of that!
Some even have a blast -- in many ways -- making fun of themselves and the joining of the lexicon of sequels that Hollywood loves so much. Just watch Shrek 2 online and you'll see what we mean.
Movie Fanatic has compiled a list of the best animated sequels out there in recent memory and feel that most of these improve on the original and have become so adored, they are now full-fledged franchises.
Click through and check out our 11 best animated sequels! And while we're on this subject, check out our list of 9 animated movies that need sequels!