The Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Film is one of the annual awards given by the Toronto Film Critics Association.



Year Winner Director(s) Ref
2003 Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton [1]
2004 The Triplets of Belleville (Les triplettes de Belleville) Sylvain Chomet [2]
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Steve Box, Nick Park [3]
2006 Happy Feet George Miller [4]
Over the Hedge Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
A Scanner Darkly Richard Linklater
2007 Ratatouille Brad Bird [5]
Paprika Satoshi Kon
The Simpsons Movie David Silverman
2008 WALL-E Andrew Stanton [6]
Kung Fu Panda John Stevenson, Mark Osborne
Persepolis Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Waltz with Bashir Ari Folman
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Wes Anderson [7]
Coraline Henry Selick
Up Pete Docter


Year Winner Director(s) Ref
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois [8]
Despicable Me Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Steven Spielberg [9]
Puss in Boots Chris Miller
Rango Gore Verbinski
2012 ParaNorman Sam Fell, Chris Butler [10]
Brave Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie Tim Burton
2013 The Wind Rises Hayao Miyazaki [11]
The Croods Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
Frozen Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
2014 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Isao Takahata [12]
Big Hero 6 Don Hall, Chris Williams
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois
The Lego Movie Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
2015 Shaun the Sheep Movie Mark Burton, Richard Starzak [13]
Anomalisa Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Inside Out Pete Docter
2016 Zootopia Byron Howard, Rich Moore [14]
Kubo and the Two Strings Travis Knight
The Red Turtle Michael Dudok de Wit
2017 The Breadwinner Nora Twomey [15]
Coco Lee Unkrich
Window Horses Ann Marie Fleming
2018 Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson [16]
Ralph Breaks the Internet Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
2019 Missing Link Chris Butler [17]
Frozen II Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dean DeBlois
Toy Story 4 Josh Cooley


Year Winner Director(s) Ref
2020 Wolfwalkers Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart [18]
Soul Pete Docter
The Willoughbys Kris Pearn
2021 Flee Jonas Poher Rasmussen [19]
Encanto Jared Bush, Byron Howard
The Mitchells vs. the Machines Mike Rianda
2022 Turning Red Domee Shi [20]
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Guillermo del Toro
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Dean Fleischer Camp
2023 Robot Dreams Pablo Berger [21][22]
The Boy and the Heron Hayao Miyazaki
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers

Multiple wins


  1. ^ "Coppola's Lost in Translation honoured by Toronto critics". Waterloo Region Record, December 18, 2003.
  2. ^ "Sideways named best film of 2004 by Toronto critics". Sault Star, December 17, 2004.
  3. ^ "Cronenberg's History of Violence tops T.O. critics' best-of list". Sudbury Star, December 22, 2005.
  4. ^ Lee-Anne Goodman, "'The Queen' named best picture by Toronto's film critics". Canadian Press, December 20, 2006.
  5. ^ Bruce Kirkland, "Old Men No. 1; Coen Brothers flick tops T.O. film critics' 2007 list". Toronto Sun, December 19, 2007.
  6. ^ Chris Knight, "Toronto critics pick Wendy and Lucy". Windsor Star, December 17, 2008.
  7. ^ "Basterds, Hunger top Toronto critics' picks". Waterloo Region Record, December 17, 2009.
  8. ^ Peter Knegt, "“Social Network” Tops San Francisco and Toronto Film Critics’ Awards". IndieWire, December 14, 2010.
  9. ^ Brian D. Johnson, "Toronto critics name 'Tree of Life' Best Picture". Maclean's, December 14, 2011.
  10. ^ Cassandra Szklarski, "'The Master' rules with Toronto film critics, named best film, screenplay". Canadian Press, December 18, 2012.
  11. ^ "Toronto Film Critics Association awards for 2013". Toronto Star, December 17, 2013.
  12. ^ Norman Wilner, "Toronto film critics champion Boyhood". Now, December 16, 2014.
  13. ^ Jeremy Kay, "Toronto critics honour 'Carol'". Screen Daily, December 14, 2015.
  14. ^ Norman Wilner, "Toronto critics bask in the Moonlight". Now, December 12, 2016.
  15. ^ Jim Slotek, "Toronto film critics give best picture thumbs up to The Florida Project". Original Cin, December 10, 2017.
  16. ^ Corey Atad, "Toronto Film Critics Association Names ‘Roma’ Best Picture Of 2018". ET Canada, December 10, 2018.
  17. ^ Radheyan Simonpillai, "Toronto Film Critics Association names Parasite the year’s best movie". Now, December 9, 2019.
  18. ^ Vlessing, Etan (February 7, 2021). "Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' Named Best Picture by Toronto Film Critics Association". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  19. ^ Sarah Curran, "Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ Wins Big At Toronto Film Critics Association Awards". ET Canada, January 16, 2022.
  20. ^ Pat Mullen, "Toronto Film Critics Name All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Top Doc". Point of View, January 8, 2023.
  21. ^ AwardsWatch - Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) Awards: ‘The Zone of Interest’ Wins Best Picture, Director
  22. ^ 'Zone of Interest' wins Toronto Film Critics Association award for best film of 2023|The Star