Top 50 underrated animation movies

01.
Curious George
87 min | 2006 |
6.5 (14482 votes)
|
8.89 (116 reviews)

The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

02.
The Emoji Movie
86 min | 2017 |
3.2 (47335 votes)
|
5.5 (740 reviews)

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

03.
A Goofy Movie
78 min | 1995 |
6.8 (40956 votes)
|
9.07 (88 reviews)

When Max makes a preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.

04.
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
92 min | 2000 |
4.2 (18344 votes)
|
6.38 (138 reviews)

When enemies Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader escape into the real world with a nefarious scheme, Rocky and Bullwinkle do the same, and team up with a young F.B.I. Agent to stop the trio.

05.
Yogi Bear
80 min | 2010 |
4.6 (18943 votes)
|
6.58 (96 reviews)

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

06.
Stuart Little 2
77 min | 2002 |
5.5 (45608 votes)
|
7.48 (51 reviews)

Stuart and Snowbell set out across town to rescue a friend.

07.
Bärenbrüder
85 min | 2003 |
6.8 (86610 votes)
|
8.72 (118 reviews)

When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.

08.
Garfield 2
82 min | 2006 |
5.0 (34964 votes)
|
6.92 (74 reviews)

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.

09.
Strange Magic
99 min | 2015 |
5.8 (9295 votes)
|
7.7 (139 reviews)

Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

10.
Pokémon the Movie 2000
99 min | 1999 |
6.0 (18851 votes)
|
7.82 (62 reviews)

Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

11.
Pokémon 3: The Movie
93 min | 2000 |
5.8 (11699 votes)
|
7.6 (52 reviews)

In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.

12.
Balto
78 min | 1995 |
7.1 (36496 votes)
|
8.89 (81 reviews)

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

13.
The Christmas Chronicles
104 min | 2018 |
7.1 (35244 votes)
|
8.88 (582 reviews)

The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

14.
Charlotte's Web
94 min | 1973 |
6.9 (15506 votes)
|
8.63 (59 reviews)

A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

15.
Alpha and Omega
90 min | 2010 |
5.3 (12464 votes)
|
7.01 (90 reviews)

Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.

16.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
75 min | 1991 |
6.5 (21386 votes)
|
8.21 (35 reviews)

A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.

17.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
91 min | 1996 |
6.9 (127837 votes)
|
8.6 (220 reviews)

A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

18.
The Pagemaster
80 min | 1994 |
6.0 (19183 votes)
|
7.68 (38 reviews)

A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.

19.
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
96 min | 1998 |
6.1 (36165 votes)
|
7.77 (201 reviews)

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

20.
The Land Before Time
69 min | 1988 |
7.4 (73406 votes)
|
9.06 (123 reviews)

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

21.
Lilo & Stitch
85 min | 2002 |
7.2 (150360 votes)
|
8.85 (281 reviews)

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.

22.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
92 min | 2015 |
5.1 (14512 votes)
|
6.74 (62 reviews)

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

23.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
83 min | 2002 |
7.1 (57671 votes)
|
8.72 (176 reviews)

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

24.
The Tigger Movie
77 min | 2000 |
6.3 (15752 votes)
|
7.9 (40 reviews)

Tigger goes looking through the hundred-acre-wood to find his family.

25.
Pinocchio
88 min | 1940 |
7.5 (116350 votes)
|
9.07 (147 reviews)

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

26.
The Brave Little Toaster
90 min | 1987 |
7.3 (22258 votes)
|
8.87 (53 reviews)

A group of dated appliances embarks on a journey to the city to find its master after being abandoned in its cabin in the woods.

27.
The Prince of Egypt
99 min | 1998 |
7.1 (108412 votes)
|
8.66 (302 reviews)

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

28.
Bernard und Bianca - Die Mäusepolizei
78 min | 1977 |
6.9 (52390 votes)
|
8.45 (65 reviews)

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

29.
Chicken Run
84 min | 2000 |
7.0 (163934 votes)
|
8.54 (291 reviews)

When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.

30.
Yellow Submarine
85 min | 1968 |
7.4 (22645 votes)
|
8.9 (115 reviews)

The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

31.
The Rescuers Down Under
77 min | 1990 |
6.9 (34029 votes)
|
8.4 (67 reviews)

The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

32.
Song of the South
94 min | 1946 |
7.3 (10160 votes)
|
8.79 (175 reviews)

The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

33.
The Fox and the Hound
83 min | 1981 |
7.3 (77009 votes)
|
8.79 (96 reviews)

Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

34.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
83 min | 1937 |
7.6 (164505 votes)
|
9.08 (192 reviews)

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

35.
Aliens in the Attic
86 min | 2009 |
5.4 (19414 votes)
|
6.88 (60 reviews)

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

36.
Oliver & Company
74 min | 1988 |
6.7 (39436 votes)
|
8.17 (80 reviews)

A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

37.
The Great Mouse Detective
74 min | 1986 |
7.2 (40404 votes)
|
8.65 (85 reviews)

Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.

38.
Bambi
65 min | 1942 |
7.3 (118075 votes)
|
8.73 (143 reviews)

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

39.
Hintertupfinger Grand Prix
88 min | 1975 |
8.4 (11753 votes)
|
9.83 (49 reviews)

Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

40.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
74 min | 1977 |
7.6 (29676 votes)
|
9.03 (44 reviews)

A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

41.
Bolt
96 min | 2008 |
6.8 (174409 votes)
|
8.22 (186 reviews)

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

42.
Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods
85 min | 2014 |
6.9 (9796 votes)
|
8.32 (30 reviews)

In order to wipe out the Gaulish village by any means necessary, Caesar plans to absorb the villagers into Roman culture by having an estate built next to the village to start a new Roman colony.

43.
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
79 min | 1961 |
7.2 (137888 votes)
|
8.61 (103 reviews)

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

44.
Beauty and the Beast
84 min | 1991 |
8.0 (389964 votes)
|
9.4 (362 reviews)

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

45.
The Secret of NIMH
82 min | 1982 |
7.6 (33085 votes)
|
8.97 (139 reviews)

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

46.
The Transformers: The Movie
84 min | 1986 |
7.3 (35672 votes)
|
8.67 (248 reviews)

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

47.
Charlie - Alle Hunde kommen in den Himmel
84 min | 1989 |
6.7 (32608 votes)
|
8.05 (68 reviews)

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

48.
An American Tail
80 min | 1986 |
6.9 (44992 votes)
|
8.25 (62 reviews)

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

49.
When the Wind Blows
84 min | 1986 |
7.8 (8847 votes)
|
9.1 (56 reviews)

A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war.

50.
Tarzan
88 min | 1999 |
7.3 (182312 votes)
|
8.58 (221 reviews)

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Top 50 overrated animation movies

01.
Cars 3
102 min | 2017 |
6.8 (59510 votes)
|
5.14 (246 reviews)

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

02.
Harlock: Space Pirate
115 min | 2013 |
6.5 (10832 votes)
|
4.93 (38 reviews)

Mankind is dying. Only one man can do anything about it, Space Captain Harlock, but the Gaia Coalition will stop at nothing to end him.

03.
Batman Ninja
85 min | 2018 |
5.6 (13961 votes)
|
4.2 (294 reviews)

Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

04.
Sausage Party
89 min | 2016 |
6.2 (159196 votes)
|
4.83 (489 reviews)

A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence.

05.
Eight Crazy Nights
76 min | 2002 |
5.3 (20338 votes)
|
4.0 (117 reviews)

Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.

06.
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
105 min | 2015 |
8.0 (16863 votes)
|
6.74 (116 reviews)

A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

07.
Mary Poppins Returns
130 min | 2018 |
6.9 (52271 votes)
|
5.67 (917 reviews)

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

08.
Dumbo
112 min | 2019 |
6.6 (25254 votes)
|
5.49 (580 reviews)

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

09.
The Jungle Book 2
72 min | 2003 |
5.4 (13720 votes)
|
4.32 (48 reviews)

Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

10.
Incredibles 2
118 min | 2018 |
7.7 (203898 votes)
|
6.62 (953 reviews)

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

11.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
101 min | 2005 |
7.3 (53284 votes)
|
6.25 (497 reviews)

An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.

12.
Inside Out
95 min | 2015 |
8.2 (536602 votes)
|
7.22 (888 reviews)

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

13.
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
87 min | 2013 |
5.2 (10111 votes)
|
4.26 (69 reviews)

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

14.
Dragonball Z - Movie 15: Resurrection 'F'
93 min | 2015 |
7.3 (18301 votes)
|
6.36 (51 reviews)

One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.

15.
The Simpsons Movie
87 min | 2007 |
7.3 (292093 votes)
|
6.38 (789 reviews)

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives.

16.
Operation: Nussknacker - Auf die Nüsse, fertig, los!
85 min | 2014 |
5.7 (24597 votes)
|
4.8 (76 reviews)

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

17.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
87 min | 2009 |
7.9 (176856 votes)
|
7.03 (269 reviews)

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

18.
Anomalisa
90 min | 2015 |
7.3 (58039 votes)
|
6.43 (188 reviews)

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

19.
Paul
104 min | 2011 |
7.0 (220642 votes)
|
6.15 (291 reviews)

Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

20.
Epic
102 min | 2013 |
6.7 (95337 votes)
|
5.87 (107 reviews)

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

21.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
112 min | 2018 |
7.1 (86218 votes)
|
6.28 (681 reviews)

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

22.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie
84 min | 1992 |
5.4 (8435 votes)
|
4.62 (60 reviews)

Tom and Jerry must save a girl from her evil aunt.

23.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
78 min | 2018 |
6.8 (10520 votes)
|
6.03 (64 reviews)

In an alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of murders by Jack the Ripper.

24.
Dragonball Z - Movie 14: Kampf der Götter
85 min | 2013 |
7.2 (24193 votes)
|
6.46 (83 reviews)

The Z-Fighters must contend with Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction, but only a God can fight a God, and none of them are Gods. However with the creation of the Super Saiyan God, will the Z-Fighters be able to defeat Lord Beerus?

25.
Chicken Little
81 min | 2005 |
5.8 (78290 votes)
|
5.06 (259 reviews)

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

26.
The Last: Naruto the Movie
112 min | 2014 |
7.7 (9363 votes)
|
6.97 (72 reviews)

Hinata Hyuga's younger sister has been kidnapped, so Naruto must do what he can to save her.

27.
Batman and Harley Quinn
74 min | 2017 |
5.9 (9236 votes)
|
5.23 (110 reviews)

Batman and Nightwing are forced to team with the Joker's sometimes-girlfriend Harley Quinn to stop a global threat brought about by Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man.

28.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
86 min | 2011 |
4.8 (11282 votes)
|
4.13 (36 reviews)

Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

29.
The Good Dinosaur
93 min | 2015 |
6.7 (91507 votes)
|
6.04 (418 reviews)

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

30.
Shrek the Third
93 min | 2007 |
6.1 (255839 votes)
|
5.45 (323 reviews)

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

31.
Frozen
102 min | 2013 |
7.5 (517352 votes)
|
6.85 (974 reviews)

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

32.
Beowulf
115 min | 2007 |
6.2 (155181 votes)
|
5.57 (490 reviews)

The warrior Beowulf (Ray Winstone) must fight and defeat the monster Grendel (Crispin Glover), who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother (Angelina Jolie), who begins killing out of revenge.

33.
Hotel Transylvania
91 min | 2012 |
7.1 (204660 votes)
|
6.49 (192 reviews)

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.

34.
Minions
91 min | 2015 |
6.4 (194027 votes)
|
5.8 (324 reviews)

Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

35.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
88 min | 2012 |
6.6 (175707 votes)
|
6.03 (134 reviews)

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

36.
Tales from Earthsea
115 min | 2006 |
6.5 (28811 votes)
|
5.95 (85 reviews)

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

37.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
95 min | 2013 |
6.4 (81046 votes)
|
5.87 (89 reviews)

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational, and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

38.
Batman: The Killing Joke
76 min | 2016 |
6.5 (42963 votes)
|
5.99 (198 reviews)

As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

39.
The Lorax
86 min | 2012 |
6.4 (90181 votes)
|
5.92 (204 reviews)

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

40.
Tierisch wild
94 min | 2006 |
5.3 (22200 votes)
|
4.86 (159 reviews)

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

41.
The Lego Movie
100 min | 2014 |
7.8 (304316 votes)
|
7.36 (460 reviews)

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

42.
Der Kongress
122 min | 2013 |
6.5 (16002 votes)
|
6.07 (68 reviews)

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

43.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
91 min | 2004 |
7.1 (11444 votes)
|
6.68 (32 reviews)

In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

44.
Isle of Dogs
101 min | 2018 |
7.9 (108436 votes)
|
7.49 (375 reviews)

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

45.
The Adventures of Tintin
107 min | 2011 |
7.3 (202486 votes)
|
6.92 (363 reviews)

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

46.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
107 min | 2019 |
6.7 (31259 votes)
|
6.33 (347 reviews)

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

47.
Waking Life
100 min | 2001 |
7.8 (57029 votes)
|
7.44 (371 reviews)

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

48.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
93 min | 2012 |
6.8 (146947 votes)
|
6.44 (155 reviews)

The Madagascar animals join a struggling European circus to get back to New York, but find themselves being pursued by a psychotic animal control officer.

49.
Resident Evil: Degeneration
98 min | 2008 |
6.5 (27550 votes)
|
6.15 (84 reviews)

Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.

50.
The Lord of the Rings
132 min | 1978 |
6.2 (27599 votes)
|
5.87 (227 reviews)

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.