9 Surprisingly Awesome Animated Movies

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When heading into the theater to see most animated movies, one would expect that kids will love it and adults will tolerate it or may somewhat enjoy it. 

We present 9 animated movies that truly blew us away and surprised on so many levels. We've got two from the zany guys who give us South Park to even Disney who surprised us with a rat with a flair for cooking. 

Click through and see 9 unexpectedly awesome animated movies. 

1. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Never underestimate Trey Parker and Matt Stone. When given the chance to bring their Comedy Central series to the big screen, South Park exploded in the best of ways.

2. Rango

The director of Pirates of the Caribbean joining forces again with Johnny Depp in an animated movie about a lizard in the Old West? Who knew it would be so good... it would win an Oscar!

3. Ratatouille

Seriously, a movie about a Parisian rat who is a great chef. Whenever thinking about rats in kitchens, the thought is to run the other way. Should never bet against Disney!

4. How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon
A movie about a frail viking teenager and his effort to tame a dragon didn't have the highest of expectations. No one could have expected such a fine film, packed with humanity and heart.

5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Combining live action and animation had had very mixed results in Hollywood history. But Who Framed Roger Rabbit gave us a film that looked as amazing as it was wickedly smart... and timeless!

6. Chicken Run

Chicken Run
A The Great Escape featuring chickens not trying to become dinner starring Mel Gibson? Please! In fact, it was a triumph of animation, storytelling and performance that also stands the test of time.

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Ratatouille Quotes

Remy: This is me. I think it's apparent that I need to rethink my life a little bit. I can't help myself. I... I like good food, ok? And... good food is... hard for a rat to find!
Django: It wouldn't be so hard to find, if you weren't so picky!
Remy: I don't wanna eat garbage dad!

Food is fuel. You get picky about what you put in the tank, your engine is gonna die. Now shut up and eat your garbage.