Gizmodo Movie Night: The 15 Best Animated Movies Streaming Right Now

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week we're getting animated, bringing you worlds and stories only drawings and computer graphics could create.

We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Presto costs $10 to $15 a month depending which package you choose. Stan is a flat $10 per month, and Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month.

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Toy Story

Presto: Woody the cowboy is the top toy in this animation story until spaceman Buzz Lightyear shows up. Rivals at first, they become fugitives who need each other to survive.

Watch it now on Presto.

James And The Giant Peace

Presto: Roald Dahl story of an orphan in charge of two nasty aunts who ends up inside an airborne peach. The stars in this combination of live action and animation include Joanna Lumley and Susan Sarandon.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Sword In The Stone

Presto: A sword mysteriously embedded in a massive stone offers this challenge: Whoever can pull it from the stone will become the King of England! With the help of Merlin, a young man learns his destiny.

Watch it now on Presto.

Monsters, Inc.

Presto: When a girl wanders into Monstropolis, the monsters are scared silly. It's up to top scarer Sulley and his assistant Mike to keep her out of sight and get her home.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Lion King

Presto: Embark on an extraordinary coming of age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great ‘Circle of Life’.

Watch it now on Presto.



Stan: A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy.

Watch it now on Stan.

The LEGO Movie

Stan: An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Watch it now on Stan.


Stan: We follow the travails of Shrek, a green ogre. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to save his swamp!

Watch it now on Stan.

Kung Fu Panda

Stan: Jack Black is perfect as the voice of Po, a noodle-slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self – fuzzy flaws and all – in order to become the Dragon Warrior.

Watch it now on Stan.

Bee Movie

Stan: Having just graduated from college, a bee named Barry B. Benson finds himself disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice—honey. He soon breaks one of the rules of the bee world and talks to a human, Vanessa.

Watch it now on Stan.


The Adventures of Tintin

Netflix: This 3-D motion capture adapts George Remi's classic comic strip about the adventures of fearless young journalist Tintin and his trusty dog, Snowy.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: When a fiery Scottish princess angers three powerful lords and is granted a poorly conceived wish, she must go on a quest to repair the damage.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Horton Hears a Who!

Netflix: When an elephant named Horton hears a speck of dust cry for help, he's determined to protect the residents of the town of Whoville.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Happy Feet

Netflix: Unlike his pals, young penguin Mumble can't sing well enough to attract a mate, but he's blessed with an unusual gift: He can tap-dance like a champ.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: Many years from now, two smart robots do all they can to save one little plant — and all of planet Earth.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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