No matter how old you get, you can never be too old for Animated Movies. The laughter, the youthfulness, the happy endings, the inspiration that the animated movies of Disney and Dreamworks brings about, is next to none. Animated movies, even though they have a culture away from the real world, share with the viewers the values that normal movies cannot. Walt Disney and Dreamworks, I believe can cure any kind of depression. Read on, and enjoy your own personal Animated therapy!
Released in 1992, Aladdin is one of the most memorable Disney love stories of all time. It tells the story of a street urchin, Aladdin, who falls in love with Princess of Baghdad, Jasmine, while she is roaming the city undercover. The problem arises when he finds out that she can only marry a prince and he is no prince. Do the two love birds find their way together in the end?
9. Finding Nemo
Released in 2003, Finding Nemo is a story of a little clown fish that gets caught from the sea and taken to Sydney. The story revolves around his father’s quest to find his son and bring him back to the sea. How a father’s love for his son can take him from the ocean to a fish tank at a dentist’s office in Sydney, is a must-watch.
8. Meet the Robinsons
Released in 2007, meet the Robinsons tells the story of a genius orphan boy, who loves science and is an avid inventor. He is suddenly paid a strange visit by a boy who claims to have come from the future, and it adamant to take him along to the future in his time machine. That is where the boy meets the Robinsons, an extra ordinary family, with not a single normal person. It doesn’t take Lewis too long to get to love them, until he discovers who they really are. Find out!
7. Madagascar 3: Europe’s most wanted
Madagascar 3, released in 2012, continues with the story of our four favorite escaped zoo animals go from being zoo animals to pretending to be circus animals to actually creating the best circus act ever. The movie introduces new characters, both good and evil. The animals find new friends, who eventually become family. The story is based on the importance of passion and love for what you want to do. The graphics in the film are outstanding and it enhances the values of family and loyalty, with scoops of humor every now and then to keep you hooked right till the end.
6. Monters, Inc.
Released in 2001, Monsters, Inc. is a Disney movie that literally materializes the concept of “monsters in the closet”. The power in the city of monsters is generated by scaring children while they go to sleep, through their closet. However, at the same time, monsters are extremely scared of being contaminated by the touch of a child. As the story unfolds, one fearless little girl travels through her closet into the monster world and creates havoc. How this tiny person changes the perception of two monsters, and eventually the entire monster community, is a heart-touching tale. Watch the movie to find out more!
5. Despicable me
Released in 2010, this Disney Pixar movie revolves around a criminal mastermind, Gru, and his evil plan to do the most evil thing any villain has ever done: capture the moon. He uses three orphan girls to carry out his plan, by adopting them, but eventually Gru, who is incapable of emotions, is changed incredibly by the love of the three little girls who in essence become his family, more important to him than any other thing. But, what about the moon? You’ll never find out without watching the movie.
4. Shrek the Third
Released in 2007, Shrek the Third is another outstanding Dreamworks venture and by far the best of all four Shrek movies. After the death of his father-in-law, the ogre is being looked on to inherit the kingdom of Far Far Away. Unwilling to give up his home, the swamp, Shrek takes his two sidekicks, Donkey and Puss, and goes out on a quest to bring back the only other possible heir to the throne, the rebellious Artie. Featuring hilarious pieces from a medieval-times High School, to what it would be like if all Disney princesses got together to fight off evil, Shrek the Third is a non-stop entertainer and a treat for anyone who watches.
3. The Lion King
Released in 1994, The Lion King is one of Disney’s most timeless movies ever. Filled with values such as guilt, friendship, love, loyalty, dignity and responsibility, the movie leaves the audience to feel every emotion, from laughter to sadness to passion. It tells the story of a lion cub who is destined to be king and can’t wait for it until he falls under a false guilt of being responsible for his father’s death, and flees. How the Lion King returns to the kingdom and takes back what’s rightfully his, is worth finding out by watching this classic.
Released in 1998, Mulan is a Disney venture that is a lot different from most that came before it. It does not tell the story of a prince or a princess, it does not talk about love between two people, it talks only about the love that an ordinary girl can feel for her country, which is enough to make her extra ordinary. The film tells the tale of a young girl living in the war torn China, whose father is too old to serve in the army. But since one man from each family must serve the nation in the war, disguised as a boy, Mulan takes her father’s place in the army. Will she be discovered, or will be die fighting for her nation? Watch the movie to find out!
1. Kung Fu Panda 2
Resleased in 2011, the Dreamworks venture, Kung Fu Panda 2 is the sequel of Kung Fu Panda (2008). The first movie, which tells the story of an ordinary good-for-nothing lazy panda, who somehow just finds himself to be the chosen Dragon Warrior, even though he does not know the first thing about doing martial arts, was not nearly as good as the sequel, which is Po, the panda’s quest for Inner Peace. The story is filled with humor and emotions, as Po finds out more about his past and where he came from.