There are a number of essential elements that make an animated film come together and lift it from the mundane to the level of awesome. From story structure to character design these important elements dictate the quality of the final product. One such essential piece of an amazing animated film is the film’s soundtrack, particularly the film’s score. We’ve seen in the Greatest Themes countdown how powerful music can be. A film score is an instrumental music track that often lies quietly in the background but at other times can enhance your viewing of the action happening on the screen. A truly amazing film score knows when to be quiet and when to blast out an audience’s ear drums. There are hundreds of amazing film scores, from Gladiator to Tron Legacy and everything in between, but what are some of the best films scores written for animated films?