There are many ways to measure the success of an animated film but we’re talking box office grosses for this article. At the top of the domestic all time gross list you’ll find Shrek 2, a movie that arrived at the perfect time. The first Shrek was well-liked by parents and kids alike for its traditional story and its pop culture references. Plus, it sort of poked fun at all the Disney storylines over the years and that delighted people. Anticipation was high for the second, which is how it went on to gross $441 million in the US. The Lion King stands a close second after a recent re-release saw its total grow to $422 million in the US. You’ll find Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo close behind those entries and if you go down the rest of the list it’s filled with the works of Pixar in particular and Dreamworks Animation a little less.