10 Greatest Animated Movies Ever
True animated movie fans know how amazing these creations are. To create a good animated movie you need to have a great story, an amazing twist, and some unforgettable voices to bring great characters to life. To show them appreciation and love, we have gathered the top ten animated movies of all-time. Check the list and see if your favorite animated movie made the cut.
10. The Little Mermaid
Disney finally decided to enter the new ear and create their first animated movie. They decided to enter the world of animation with an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale – The Little Mermaid. Considering how popular this movie is even today, Disney made a wise move. They even tried a different approach and made it be a bright musical fantasy. From that moment on, Disney had a new success formula: music. Can you imagine Frozen or Lion King without music?
9. Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 was released 10 years after Toy Story, and it exceeds all expectations. Although no one could believe this sucess, everyone loved seeing the exciting world of toys coming once again o life. Fans were worried if producers would be able to deliver the magic seen in the first two films. As it turned out, they had nothing to worry about. The tech development in the meantime just enabled them to create more magical moments.
8. Toy Story 4
Ten years after Toy Story 3, toys again come to life in a new movie. Toy Story 4 saw the toys enjoying their life with a new kid, Bonnie. As usually, Woddy had the most difficult time. We get to see him saving Bonnie’s new toy. Once again, the animation improved and the story hit us right to the heart.
7. Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke took the world by the storm, starting with Japan. It all started back in 1997. Princess Mononoke told the story of a young and pure-heart Emishi prince Ashitaka and his battle of finding a place among humans of divided sides. The film is even nowadays groundbreaking and breathtaking. This amazing story of humans against nature was directed by famous Hayao Miyazaki.
Ok… We know that you did – aaaww, when you saw who took number six. Everyone loves Wall-E, right? After all, what’s there not to like – a sincere story without dialogue, but with so much heart.
Pixar really shook the world in 2008 with this release. This movie was different, and not something that you usually get to play to your child. That’s probably the reason why children loved this movie so much. It is focused entirely on visual storytelling and hits on every aspect of humanity to deliver the story. Moreover, they did it perfectly.
Coco was something new for Pixar. Finally, they went for a story of a living boy, avoiding cars, toys or bugs. Instead, they focused on the story of a boy who entered the land of the dead bu accident. Day of the Dead was an important date for this movie plot. Coco even won an Oscar for Best Original Song and stunning visuals. Furthermore, Coco won Best Animated Film and left everyone in tears with the ‘Remember Me’ song.
4. Your Name
Another amazing animated movie from Japan, directed by Makoto Shinkai. Your name has a simple plot – a girl and a boy in high school swap bodies. This is seen often, but not so good. The movie received only good words, especially in terms of visual and emotional weight that the story carries through the entire movie.
3. Grave Of The Fireflies
One more amazing work straight from Japan. But, this animated movie is from a different century. The Grave of the Fireflies was released in 1998 and it was based on a semi-autobiographical story from 1967. This movie did one thing perfectly – the war was transmitted into an animated movie, and it’s not that is often seen. It’s focused on two siblings and their survival during WWII.
2. The Lion King
The Lion King is more than an animated movie, its a classic. The Lion King tells a fantastic story, great humor, and emotional beats in every scene. Simba and his sidekicks are all about fun, emotions, and adventure. Therefore, this is more than just a film. It holds the record as the highest-selling VHS home video in history.
1. Spirited Away
Spirited away is a fantastic creation of director Hayao Miyazaki. Even if you have never watched the movie you probably heard of this amazing animated movie. Many anime fans call this movie as their favorite. Spirited Away took home the coveted Best Animated Feature prize at the Academy Awards. It was released in 2001.