Why are animated movies more expensive than live-action movies?

Here is a list of animated movies made by Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks ... Tarzan Wall-E Chicken Little Shrek 2 Ratatouille Shrek the Third Kung-Fu Panda Bolt Bee Movie Treasure Planet Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa ... all of the movies listed above have budgets that go from 130 - 180 million... show more Here is a list of animated movies made by Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks ...

Tarzan
Wall-E
Chicken Little
Shrek 2
Ratatouille
Shrek the Third
Kung-Fu Panda
Bolt
Bee Movie
Treasure Planet
Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa

... all of the movies listed above have budgets that go from 130 - 180 million dollars.

Now let's compare that to the budgets of live-action movies with incredibly high special-effects extravaganzas.

Eagle Eye <> 80 million
Cloverfield <> 25 million
Jurassic Park <> 63 million
The Lost World: Jurassic Park <> 73 million
Jurassic Park III <> 93 million
Lord of the Rings trilogy <> 93 - 94 million, each
Star Wars prequel trilogy <> 115 -117 million, each
Alien Vs Predator <> 60 million
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans <> 35 million
The Haunted Mansion <> 90 million
Around the World in 80 Days <> 110 million
Bridge to Terabithia <> 60 million

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