In anticipation of this week's release of 'Happy Feet Two,' starring the cutest penguins in Hollywood, Moviefone is celebrating the most disgustingly cute animated characters ever. Full disclosure: narrowing the list down was difficult. Not rocket-science-difficult, but definitely up there. Not only because there are just too many heart-burstingly adorable characters, but because whittling the list down led to many hours wasted staring at movie stills and YouTube videos, giggling like children.
It's quite the feat to turn thousands of individual pictures into a singular character an audience can connect to; even more so when it garners a lifetime appreciation from kids and adults alike. These characters are some of the most beautifully crafted art in film. We're warning you, they may cause unusually high-pitched "awws" and a desire to start a stuffed animal collection.


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Finding Nemo
G 2003
Based on 38 critics

A clown fish (Albert Brooks) searches for his son (Alexander Gould). Read More

Curious George
G 2006
Based on 28 critics

A mischievous and inquisitive monkey embarks on a series of misadventures. Read More

June 28, 2016
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Happy Feet
PG 2006
Based on 30 critics

A penguin (Elijah Wood) who cannot sing expresses himself, instead, through tap-dancing. Read More

June 4, 2016
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G 1942
In Theaters on August 13th, 1942

A fawn learns the ways of the wild from his mother and a host of woodland friends. Read More

G 1941
In Theaters on October 23rd, 1941

A baby circus elephant with big ears is ridiculed, but then he learns to fly. Read More

The Tale of Despereaux
G 2008
Based on 25 critics

An outcast mouse (Matthew Broderick) must rescue a kidnapped princess. Read More

June 2, 2016
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Fantastic Mr. Fox
PG 2009
Based on 34 critics

After three nefarious farmers declare war on them, a sly fox and his animal friends fight back. Read More

WALL-E: with Spanish Subtitles
G 2008
Based on 39 critics

A robot leaves Earth to chase a shapely mechanical scout across the galaxy. Read More

PG 2009
Based on 37 critics

A crotchety balloon salesman (Ed Asner) discovers a stowaway aboard his flying house. Read More

July 8, 2016
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Despicable Me
PG 2010
In Theaters on July 9th, 2010

One of the world's greatest villains (Steve Carell) meets his match in three little orphans. Read More

May 31, 2016
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Happy Feet Two
PG 2011
Based on 25 critics

The son of Mumble (Elijah Wood), the tap-dancing penguin, is afraid to dance. Read More

101 Dalmatians
G 1961
In Theaters on January 25th, 1961

Two London dogs, the parents of a litter, must rescue 99 puppies from witchy Cruella De Vil. Read More

June 17, 2016
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Winnie The Pooh
G 2011
Based on 26 critics

Pooh (Jim Cummings) and his friends believe that Christopher Robin has been abducted. Read More

June 24, 2016
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Toy Story 2
G 1999
Based on 34 critics

When a toy collector kidnaps Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the others band together to bring him home. Read More

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June 21, 2016
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