National Board of Review Award for Best Animated Film

The National Board of Review Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual awards given (since 2000) by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.[1] Every year from 2001 to 2004 and from 2007 to 2011, the award was given to the film that would eventually receive the Academy Award counterpart.



Year Film Director(s)
2000 Chicken Run Peter Lord and Nick Park
2001 Shrek Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson
2002 Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) Hayao Miyazaki
2003 Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton
2004 The Incredibles Brad Bird
2005 Corpse Bride Tim Burton and Mike Johnson
2006 Cars John Lasseter
2007 Ratatouille Brad Bird
2008 WALL-E Andrew Stanton
2009 Up Pete Docter


Year Film Director(s)
2010 Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich
2011 Rango Gore Verbinski
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Rich Moore
2013 The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu) Hayao Miyazaki
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois
2015 Inside Out Pete Docter
2016 Kubo and the Two Strings Travis Knight
2017 Coco Lee Unkrich
2018 Incredibles 2 Brad Bird[2]
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dean DeBlois[3]

Multiple winners (3 or more)Edit


  1. ^ "Best Animated Feature Archives – National Board of Review". National Board of Review. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ National Board of Review Names 'Green Book' Best Film of 2018 - Variety
  3. ^ National Board of Review 2019 Winners|IndieWire