The art of the sequel is hard to perfect, as we’ve seen already countless times this summer. The temptation to revisit tried and true characters is sometimes too great and many times studios want to strike while the iron is hot and end up rushing a sequel without a strong story. Only rarely is there truly more story to tell. Even more rarely is when a sequel ends up surpassing the original.

This weekend’s new juggernaut “Finding Dory” represents Pixar’s fourth foray into sequel territory. However, Pixar fans had better get used to it, as out of Pixar’s next four films, three of them will be sequels (“Cars 3,” “The Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4”). While “Cars 2” is widely regarded as Pixar’s first critical failure, they have at one point joined the illustrious club of sequels that are better than the original. In honor of “Finding Dory’s” release, let’s take a look at the top 10 animated sequels.

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