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The 20 Most Innovative Animated Films (VIDEO)

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Animation has long experienced the stigma that it is a medium designed for children, yet examples can be seen that defy this classification.

Many critics mistake the genre's ability to fascinate as a characteristic of children's programming, but great animation transcends demographics altogether. They not only stimulate, but immerse the viewer in a world that goes beyond what even the imagination could produce.

Here are 20 films that not only reinvented the genre, but exposed the never-ending possibilities of animation.

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