Animation has become a famous movie art. What was once considered a movie graphic for children is now loved by every age group and is a live-action film aimed at the 18 and overcrowd. Animated movies are now intriguing people and drawing them in.
We have come up with the best-animated movies that have shaken the boundaries of all the computerized pixels and manipulated puppets and emerged as accomplished films. They remind us of watching cartoons, making us laugh, scare us, and move us with life lessons. It’s all in here. Scroll down to know more.
Animated Movies To Watch With Your Kid
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ (2009)
This animated movie is a stop motion comedy film. It revolves around a fox and how he steals food from three mean and wealthy farmers at night. As a result, the farmers are tired of the fox’s theft and decide to get away, and hence, they dig into the fox’s house to kill him. But the fox is outwitted and as they have a sixth sense and they live underground.
‘Spirited Away’ (2001)
Spirited away is a Japanese animated movie revolving around a little girl Chihiro Ogino. She moves to a new neighborhood with her parents and soon realizes that the surroundings are filled with Kami’s world. Her parents are turned into pigs by a witch named yubaba, and now Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her family and get back to the human world.
Fantasia is an animated movie that is considered Disney’s boldest experiment to date. It is a blend of animated imagery and classical music. It was the beginning of Mickey Mouse’s career, and it just blossomed and became successful later.
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (1937)
America’s musical fantasy film- snow white and the seven dwarfs is based on a lonely princess living with her stepmother, a vain queen. For years, the queen asks a magic mirror who is the prettiest of all, and the mirror replies she is but one day, the mirror says it’s snow-white. It makes the queen angry, and she sends a huntsman to kill the princess, but since he cannot, he asks the princess to flee. Snow White ends up in the woods where she befriends woodland creatures who later take her to the seven dwarfs cottage and the story continues.
‘Duck Amuck’ (1953)
Chuck Jones directed Duck Amuck. This film is revolving around a Daffy Duck who is tormented by an unseen mischievous animator. He changes Daffy’s locations, clothing, voice, physical appearance, and even shape. It embarrasses Daffy and also enrages him in the end. Daffy tried to get everything familiar, but the animator keeps ignoring it or making things even worse. In the end, the animator is revealed, and he is the bags bunny.
This animated movie is about a solitary trash compactor robot. The robot is assumed to be present in the future, on uninhabitable deserted earth, and left to clean garbage. During his time there, he is visited by a probe, which is a robot called Eve. The starship Axiom sends this robot. He falls in love with her, and they pursue across the galaxy.
‘The Iron Giant’ (1999)
The Iron Giant is an American animated science fiction action film. It is based on the novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The film centers on a young boy who befriends a gigantic robot who fell from outer space. After the revelation of a robot on the planet, the US military decides to destroy the robot. So, the little boy, with the help of beatnik, tries to save the robot.
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is about the king of Halloween- Jack Skellington. He discovers Christmas town and then starts to bring back Christmas to his home but gets confused along the path. The director of the movie is Henry Selick. It is one of the best ones from all the existing animated movies.
‘Street of Crocodiles’ (1986)
The street of crocodiles is based initially on a short story. It is a stop motion animation movie directed by brothers Quay. They haven’t represented the childhood memories of Schulz. Instead, the animators used the story’s mood and psychological undertones as inspiration for their creation, which is the movie’s unique thing.
‘World of Tomorrow’ (2015)
World of tomorrow is revolving around a little girl who is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future. Don Hertzfeldt directs it, and he is the writer of the film as well. The movie has stars like Julia Pott, Winona Mae, and Sara Cushman.
‘What’s Opera, Doc?’ (1957)
Different from all the other animated movies, this movie is a classic element of an opera. Elmer is the demigod Siegfried who arouses ferocious lightning and thunderstorms at the beginning of the movie. Elmer comes across the bug’s hole and orders to kill it, not knowing that the hare has climbed out already. They have fun later, and the movie continues from there onwards.
‘Inside Out’ (2015)
Inside out is one of the 3- D computer-animated movies. It revolves around a young girl called Riley, who has recently moved from Minnesota to San Francisco with her parents. They try to adjust to the new surroundings when Riley goes through five primary emotions: joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust that lead her in life.
‘My Neighbor Totoro’ (1988)
My neighbor Totoro is based on two girls who move to the country. The sole reason for them moving is to be near their ailing mother. They have many adventures during this journey and also with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. Hayao Miyazaki directed it. It is a heartwarming movie with a sentimental approach that captures the simple innocence of childhood.
‘Steamboat Willie’ (1928)
From all the other animated movies of Mickey Mouse, this movie is a whole different level of adventure. He is a mischievous deckhand on a riverboat. The boat is under the command of the tyrannical Captain Pete. The unique part about this movie is the union of sound and motion, and the audience loved this invention and were jolted with electricity.
‘Chicken Run’ (2000)
The plot of Chicken Run centers on a band of chickens. Their only hope to escape the farm is a rooster called Rocky as the farm owner’s owner to turn the chickens into chicken pies. It is a 2000 stop motion animated adventure comedy film.
‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989)
The little mermaid is an American animated musical fantasy film. It is based on a fairytale where a mermaid princess named Ariel dreams of becoming a human one day and falls in love with a human prince named Eric. It leads her to make a magic deal with an evil sea witch to be with the prince.
it is a stop motion psychological comedy-drama animated movie. Anomalisa is about a man crippled by the mandatory of his life experiences. It is something out of the ordinary. It is another brilliant movie that is utterly distinctive and thought-provoking. It is a treat for all the fans.
‘Waking Life’ (2001)
Waking life revolves around a man who shuffles through a dream meeting. In the dream, he meets various people. While going through such circumstances, he discusses the various meanings and purposes of the universe. It is directed by Richard Linklater and is an American experimental adult animated film.
Akira is a story about the leader of a biker gang, Shotaro Kaneda. His childhood friend, Tetsuo Shima, indebts various telekinetic abilities after a bad accident. He threatens an entire military complex amidst the chaos and rebellion in the metropolis of neo- Tokyo.
Pinocchio is another one from the American animated movies which is about a musical fantasy-adventure. The story revolves around a woodcarver called Geppetto, who carves a wooden puppet called Pinocchio. It is brought to life by a fairy who promises him that he could be a real boy if he proves to be brave, truthful, and unselfish.
‘The Lego Movie’ (2014)
The lego movie is about a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis. The quest is initially started by an ordinary LEGO construction worker who later is thought to be prophesied as unique. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord directed the movie.
‘Toy Story’ (1995)
Toy Story is another one of the computer-animated movies which is about a buddy comedy. The plot revolves around a world where toys come to life when humans are absent. The story focuses on the relationship between a cowboy doll named Woody and an astronaut figure called Buzz competing for their owners Andy’s affection.
‘Yellow Submarine’ (1968)
This animated movie is about the Beatles who agree to go with Captain Fred in his yellow submarine9 and so the movie name). They go to Pepperland intending to free the place from the music-hating Blue Meanies. The music-hating creatures are nasty but stand no chance against the Beatles. George Dunning directed the movie.
‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’ (1926)
The Adventure of Prince Achmed has a handsome prince who rides a flying horse. The prince flies away to faraway lands and embarks on a magical, adventurous journey. The journey involves befriending a witch. He also meets Aladdin on his way. Along with these events, he has to battle demons, and he finally falls in love with a princess in the end.
‘South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut’ (1999)
This movie follows Stan Marsh and his friends. They enter into an R- a rated film that features Canadian actors, and they start cursing eventually. It leads to war; America and Canada are kept in control to rescue Terrance and Philip. The film is set on the theme of censorship, along with bad parenting.
Bambi is the story of a young deer. It is Walt Disney’s beloved movie, which is appreciated by the audience with so much excitement. People are attracted to the animation and characters like Bambi, the wide-eyed fawn, Thumper the playful pal, wise friend owl, lovable skunk flower rejoice the audience, and its story touches our heart.
‘Waltz With Bashir’ (2008)
Directed by Ari Folman, Waltz with basher is one of the successful animated movies. It is about an Israeli movie director who interviews his fellow veterans. The veterans are from the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. They try to reconnect with the memories of the time of service in the conflict.
‘The Wrong Trousers’ (1993)
The wrong Trousers is another stop motion animated short film. Nick Park directed it. It is about a character named Wallace. He rents out his spare room to a penguin. The name of the penguin is Gromit. Wallace’s dog and Gromit don’t get along from the beginning and don’t see eye to eye. Along with this situation, Wallace invites a giant pair of robotic trousers. This trouser is designed to take Gromit on walks.
‘The Incredibles’ (2004)
Incredibles is one among the superhero computer-animated movies. The film revolves around a family, the Parrs. This family has superheroes that try and hide their powers by living in everyday life. They are bound to do this due to government mandate. Mr. incredible wants to help people, and consequently, the entire family draws into the confrontation with the vengeful fan turned foe.
Persepolis is an animated movie which is based on a biographical drama. The story revolves around a young girl who comes across the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. As she comes to age, she is surrounded by such drama of the revolution.
‘Fritz the Cat’ (1972)
Ralph Bakshi’s Fritz the Cat made it to the list of some fantastic animated movies. The story revolves around the satiric vision of different elements in the 1960s. The vision is moved up by a hypocritical swinging college student cat that raises hell. It is a comic strip.
‘The Triplets of Belleville’ (2003)
The Triplets of Belleville is an animated movie which is a comedy. Sylvain Chomet directed it. The story is about Madame Souza. She is an older woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson champion from the shackles of a kidnapper. The French mafia does the kidnapping for gambling reasons. In a venture to this rescue, the woman is joined by a loyal hound and the Triplets of Belleville.
‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (2004)
Howl’s moving castle delights children due to its unbelievable story. It touches the heart and reflects on the minds of older people as well. The film is with refinement illustrated by the master animator Miyazaki. Howl is a powerful wizard who has many allies, and he owns a moving castle. The castle is powered by a fire demon, Calcifer, and so does the story continues further.
Up is a comedy-drama adventure animated movie. It is computerized, which centers on an elderly widower and an earnest boy. They sat on a journey to see South America’s wilds to complete the promise to the widower’s wife.
‘The Secret of NIMH’ (1982)
This movie is an animated movie that is a dark fantasy adventure. The director of the movie is Don Bluth. A field mouse seeks the aid of a colony of rats to save her ill son. She realizes she has a way deeper connection with the rat during this journey than she ever expected.
‘Fantastic Planet’ (1973)
Fantastic Planet is an experimental adult animated science fiction movie. This movie is based on a faraway planet where blue giants rule. These blue giants oppressed humanoids. Also, they rebelled against machinery like they owned them and acted as leaders.
‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988)
Grave of the fireflies is a Japanese animated war tragic movie. The film is set in the city of Kobe. It is about two siblings Seita and Setsuko, and their struggle to survive during the last months of the second world war.
‘Charlotte’s Web’ (1973)
Charlotte’s web is an animated musical drama. It is about a farm pig named Wilbur. He is terrified that one day he will end up at the dinner table. He has a friend called Charlotte, who is a spider, and she helps Wilbur. She weaves words in her web and tries to convince the farmer that the pig is exceptional and should not be killed.
Coraline movie is about an adventurous girl. She walks through a secret door in her own new house. As she walks through the door, she discovers an out of the ordinary version of her maddening home, which withholds menacing secrets.
Rango movie is about a pet chameleon named Rango. He aspires to be a hero. Once, he lands in a drought-affected town that is plagued by bandits. He tries to save the town and claims to be the hero.
These are some of the best-animated movies and are a must-watch. Most viewers recommend them watching at least once.