10 Things We Loved about This Past Year

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The silly, big-hearted cast of Aardman's The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

The silly, big-hearted cast of Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

How Korra, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a stop-motion SpongeBob came to Nickelodeon's rescue.

How Korra, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a stop-motion SpongeBob
came to Nickelodeon’s rescue.

A Brave Pixar princess who doesn’t give a damn about princes.

A Brave Pixar princess who doesn’t give a damn about princes.

DreamWorks’ double treat—a rollicking summer Madagascar adventure and a magical Rise of the Guardians holiday gem.

DreamWorks’ double treat—a rollicking summer Madagascar adventure and
a magical Rise of the Guardians holiday gem.

Cartoon Network continued to make us laugh with Adventure Time, Regular Show and Annoying Orange.

Cartoon Network continued to make us laugh with Adventure Time, Regular
Show
and Annoying Orange.

Genndy Tartakovsky's vampire hit Hotel Transylvania erased the memories of the lame Twilight series.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s vampire hit Hotel Transylvania erased the memories of
the lame Twilight series.

The zombies of ParaNorman and the re-animated pets of Frankenweenie put screams back into stop-motion.

The zombies of ParaNorman and the re-animated pets of Frankenweenie put screams back into stop-motion.

Wreck-It Ralph's perfect mix of clever humor, 8-bit nostalgia and genuine emotion.

Wreck-It Ralph‘s perfect mix of clever humor, 8-bit nostalgia and genuine emotion.

The brilliant lunacy of Disney Channel's Gravity Falls.

The brilliant lunacy of Disney Channel’s Gravity Falls.

Live-action movies like Life of Pi, The Avengers and The Hobbit that put some animated pics to shame.

Live-action movies like Life of Pi, The Avengers and The Hobbit that put some animated pics to shame.