List of animated feature films of 2003

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A list of animated feature films released in 2003

Title Country Director Studio Animation technique Notes
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure United States Jim Kammerud
Brian Smith
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
Traditional Direct-to-video
The 3 Wise Men
Los Reyes magos
France Spain Traditional
Atlantis: Milo's Return United States Victor Cook
Toby Shelton
Tad Stones
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
Traditional Direct-to-video
Back to School with Franklin Canada Arna Selznick Nelvana Traditional Direct-to-video
Barbie of Swan Lake United States Owen Hurley Mainframe Entertainment
Mattel Entertainment
CGI Direct-to-video
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman United States Curt Geda Warner Home Video
Warner Bros. Animation
Traditional Direct-to-video
The Bee Julia and Mrs. Vita
L'Apetta Giulia e la signora Vita
Italy CGI
Betizu izar artean Spain Egoitz Rodríguez Olea Baleuko S.L. CGI
Bionicle: Mask of Light United States Terry Shakespeare
David Molina
Creative Capers Entertainment
CGI Direct-to-video
Bolívar: el héroe Colombia Traditional
Brother Bear United States Aaron Blaise
Robert Walker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
Traditional Last Disney feature to be made in the Florida division before the studio was shut down in March 2004
Captain Sabertooth
Kaptein Sabeltann
Norway Traditional
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure United States Mario Piluso Paramount Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Traditional Direct-to-video
El Cid: The Legend
El Cid: La leyenda
Spain José Pozo Filmax Animation Traditional
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: Yakiniku Road of Honor
クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ 栄光のヤキニクロード
Kureyon Shinchan: Arashi o Yobu: Eikō no Yakuniku Rōdo
Japan Tsutomu Mizushima Shin-Ei Animation Traditional
Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital
Meitantei Konan: Meikyū no Kurosurōdo
Japan Kenji Kodama TMS Entertainment Traditional
The Cunning Little Vixen United Kingdom Geoff Dunbar BBC Traditional TV film
The Dog, the General, and the Birds
Le chien, le général et les oiseaux
Italy France Traditional
Dominator United Kingdom Tony Luke Renga Media CGI
Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters
ドラえもん のび太とふしぎ風使い
Doraemon Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
Japan Tsutomu Shibayama Asatsu Traditional
El Embrujo del Sur Spain Juan Bautista Berasategi Traditional
Elysium South Korea Kwon Jae-woong Big Film Entertainment CGI
The Fairly OddParents: Abra-Catastrophe! United States Butch Hartman Frederator Studios
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Traditional TV film
Finding Nemo United States Andrew Stanton Walt Disney Pictures
CGI First Pixar feature to win Best Animated Feature Later Re-Released for 3D in 2012 and the highest grossing animated flim from the 2000s
G.I. Joe: Spy Troops United States Dale Carman Reel FX Creative Studios
CGI Direct-to-video
Globi and the Stolen Shadows
Globi und der Schattenräuber
Robi Engler Sponge Traditional
Glup Spain Aitor Arregi
Iñigo Berasategi
Hammerboy South Korea Ahn Tae-geun Sponge Traditional
Hamtaro: Miracle in Aurora Valley Japan Traditional
Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road
はじめの一歩 : チャンピオンロード
Japan Hitoshi Nanba Madhouse Traditional from "Fighting Spirit" series
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Japan France Kazuhisa Takenouchi Toei Animation
Daft Life Ltd.
InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Japan Toshiya Shinohara Sunrise Traditional
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown United States Traditional TV film
Jake's Booty Call United States Eric Eisner, Julian Max Metter National Lampoon Productions, Romp Films, The Romp Traditional
Jester Till
Till Eulenspiegel
Germany Belgium Traditional
The Jungle Book 2 United States Australia Steve Trenbirth Walt Disney Pictures
DisneyToon Studios
Kaena: The Prophecy France Canada Chris Delaporte
Pascal Pinon
Xilam CGI
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time United States Steve Loter Walt Disney Television Animation Traditional TV film
Der Kleine Eisbär - Nanouks Rettung Germany Thilo Rothkirch Traditional
Der Kleine Eisbär - Neue Abenteuer, neue Freunde 2: Lars, Lea und Yuri Germany Thilo Rothkirch Traditional
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration United States Charles Grosvenor Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios
Traditional Direct-to-video
La Légende de Parva France Jean Cubaud Traditional
The Legend of the Sky Kingdom Zimbabwe Roger Hawkins Stop-motion First animated feature from Zimbabwe and Africa
Little Longnose
Карлик Нос (Karlik Nos)
Russia Ilya Maksimov Melnitsa Animation Studio Traditional
Looney Tunes: Back in Action United States Joe Dante Baltimore Spring Creek Productions
Goldmann Pictures
Warner Bros. Feature Animation
Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG.
Last Animated feature made by Warner Bros. until The Lego Movie becoming Warner Animation Group years later.
Master Q: Incredible Pet Detective Hong Kong Traditional [1]
Mécanix Canada Rémy M. Larochelle Ofilms
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids United States Mike Fallows Nelvana CGI Made for TV
Pilot to the show Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends.
More Vampires in Havana
Más vampiros en La Habana
Cuba Spain Traditional
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia
茄子 アンダルシアの夏
Nasu: Andarushia no Natsu
Japan Kitarō Kōsaka Madhouse Traditional
The Night B4 Christmas United States Traditional
One Piece: Dead End Adventure Japan Konosuke Uda Toei Animation Traditional
Opopomoz Italy France
Enzo D'Alò Mikado Film Traditional
South Korea Sung Baek-yeop Sinabro Entertainment Traditional
Y Mabinogi
United Kingdom Derek W. Hayes Traditional
Piglet's Big Movie United States Francis Glebas Walt Disney Pictures
DisneyToon Studios
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ (Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirāchi)
Japan Kunihiko Yuyama OLM, Inc. Traditional
The Rain Children
Les Enfants de la pluie
France South Korea Philippe Leclerc Praxinos Traditional
Raining Cats and Frogs
aka. The Frog Prophecy
La Prophétie des grenouilles
France Jacques-Rémy Girerd Folimage Traditional
Rescue Heroes: The Movie Canada Ron Pitts CGI Direct-to-video
Recess: All Growed Down United States Howy Parkins
Brenda Piluso
Paul & Joe Productions
Walt Disney Television Animation
Traditional Direct-to-video
Recess: Taking the 5th Grade United States Howy Parkins Paul & Joe Productions
Walt Disney Television Animation
Traditional Direct-to-video
The Return of Mushsnail: The Legend of The Snowmill United States Scott Entertainment CGI Direct-to-video
Rolie Polie Olie: The Baby Bot Chase Canada United States CGI Direct-to-video
Rugrats Go Wild! United States Norton Virgien
John Eng
Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
Klasky Csupo
Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire United States Scott Jeralds Warner Bros. Animation Traditional
Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico United States Scott Jeralds Warner Bros. Animation Traditional
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas United States Tim Johnson
Patrick Gilmore
DreamWorks Pictures
DreamWorks Animation
Traditional Last hand-drawn feature made by DreamWorks because of its failure at the box office and decided to abandon the medium entirely.
Son of Aladdin India Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Pentamedia Graphics CGI
The Souricière
La Souricière
France Stéphane Margail, Sandrine Conte TAT Productions Traditional
Stitch! The Movie United States Tony Craig
Bobs Gannaway
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
Traditional Direct-to-video and pilot to the spinoff, Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Tokyo Godfathers Japan Satoshi Kon Madhouse Traditional
Toto Sapore and the Magic Story of Pizza
Totò Sapore e la magica storia della pizza
Italy Traditional
The Triplets of Belleville
aka. Belleville Rendez-Vous
Les Triplettes de Belleville
France Belgium
Canada United Kingdom
Sylvain Chomet Les Armateurs
Production Champion
Vivi Film
VeggieTales: The Ballad of Little Joe United States Tim Hodge Big Idea Productions CGI Direct-to-video
Werner - Gekotzt wird später! Germany Traditional
Winter Days Japan Kihachirō Kawamoto Traditional Collaboration between top animators from around the world.
Wizards & Giants
Magos y Gigantes
Mexico Andrés Couturier
Eduardo Sprowls
Ánima Estudios Flash animation First theatrically released animated film created with Adobe Flash.
Wonderful Days South Korea United States Kim Moon-saeng Traditional/CGI

Highest-grossing animated films of the year[edit]

Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross Ref.
1 Finding Nemo Pixar $936,743,261 [2]
2 Brother Bear Walt Disney Feature Animation $250,397,798 [3]
3 The Jungle Book 2 DisneyToon Studios $135,703,599 [4]
4 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas DreamWorks Animation $80,767,884 [5]
5 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Warner Bros. Feature Animation $68,514,844 [6]
6 Piglet's Big Movie DisneyToon Studios / Munich Animation $62,870,546 [7]
7 Rugrats Go Wild! Nickelodeon Movies / Klasky Csupo $55,405,066 [8]
8 Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker OLM, Inc. $33,393,751 [9]
9 Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital TMS Entertainment $24,342,320 [10]
10 Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters Asatsu $20,428,491 [11]


  1. ^ Hong Kong Cinemagic - Master Q : Incredible Pet Detective
  2. ^ "Finding Nemo (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Brother Bear (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Jungle Book 2 (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  7. ^ "Piglet's Big Movie (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Rugrats Go Wild (2003) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  9. ^ "Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirāchi (Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker) (2003) (2003)". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  10. ^ "Meitantei Conan: Meikyuu no crossroad (Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital) (2003) (2003)". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  11. ^ "Doraemon: Nobita and the Wind Wizard (2003) (2003)". Retrieved 2016-08-17.