Animated movies are what make you feel light and good. Most of the times they take you away from the harsh realities of this world and make you get lost in the subtle fantasies and adventures. Here is a list of top ten animated movies of all times. All of them being top class, it is really difficult to order them. Let’s see which movies come on which number.
This computer animated film was previously titled as The Bear and the Bow. Released in 2012, Brave falls in the genre of fantasy adventure film. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios known for their amazing animated movies all over the world. The film is a story about an archer named Merida and her struggle to undo a spell casted on her family by a witch. The film was shown at the Seattle International festival in 2012.
Produced in 1940, Pinocchio is an animated film based on the story The Adventures of Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi. It was produced by Walt Disney and is the second film among Walt Disney Animated Classics. The first one was Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. Pinocchio is a story about wood carver Geppetto who makes a wooden puppet named Pinocchio. The puppet is brought to life by a fairy and thus starts the puppet’s adventure begins. This film won two Academy awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.
8. Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
A traditional fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, was first published in 1740 by Gabrielle Suzanne. The film was however made in 1991 by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It’s an animated musical fantasy and the 30th Walt Disney Classic Animation film. The film is based on a story of a prince who has been transformed into a beast by a spell. Later, a young women Belle helps him in transforming back to his human form. The film has won many Academy awards, Grammy awards and Golden Globes, too
7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Now this is a really amazing film that is a little different from all of the films in the list. Reason? It’s comedy and mystery film. The film isn’t solely an animated movie but also has some live actions. It is based on Who Censored Roger Rabbit written by Gary k. Wolf. The film was released in 1988.
6. Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies
Here is another Japanese film which is on number 5 in the list. The film was released in 1988 and produced by Shinchosha. The animated work was done by Studio Ghibli. The film is an adaptation of an autobiographical novel written by Akiyuki Nosaka. This film is influenced by Second World War. It is the most powerful war film that have ever been made and in 2000 it was included by Roger Ebert in his list of Great Movies.
5. The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant is a computer animated film that has an equal amount of science fiction, action and drama. The film was produced in 1999 by Warner Bros. Animation. The film is an adaptation of the novel of same name by Ted Hughes. The story of the filmis based on a lonely boy who discovers an iron giant. The film has won many noble awards like Hugo Best Dramatic Presentation and also the Nebula Award.
4. Yellow Submarine
Based on the music of The Beatles, Yellow Submarine was released in 1968. It is a musical fantasy film. It was directed by George Dunning, an animation producer and produced by King Features Syndicate and United Artists. The members of the band can only be seen in the closing scene of the film. The film received much acclaim by audience and critics.
This is a French film which was released in 2007 and is based on an autobiographical novel of the same name by Marjane. The story is about a 24 year old girl named Marjane who is an expatriate. This film won Jury Prize in 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
It seems like Japanese have mastered the art of animation. Here is another best animated movie which happens to be Japanese. Released in 1988, this film was directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is about a teenage biker Tetsuo who has psychic powers. It became the popular cult film very soon after its release.
1. Spirited Away
Now this is a really great film and is a must watch. This Japanese animated film is basically a fantasy adventurous film which was released in 2001. It was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The story of the film revolves around Ogino, a little ten year old girl, who enters an alternate reality which is inhabited by monsters and spirits. The witch in the film transforms her parents into pigs. The English adaptation of the film was released in 2001. This film did a record business of $274 worldwide. This film is included in a list of movies which one should watch before 14 years of age.
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