Some of the best films of all-time aren’t only live-action, but animated. It’s a big misconception to think that the only fans of this genre category are children. After all, we can’t forget that it is the adults who creating these works of art. Animation fantasy appeals to all ages and it gives us a break from reality. With that said, the following article will detail the seven best animated movies created by Disney, Pixar and other productions (in our opinion).
All-Time Best Animated Movie #7: Aladdin
Disney’s Aladdin was the most successful film of 1992. The musical tale featured the characters: Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Princess Jasmine and the infamous Genie who is voiced by the late-great Robin Williams. This was the movie that inspired kids everywhere to pretend they had their own magic carpet. The film won several awards, mostly for its soundtrack which featured the hit song, “A Whole New World.” The movie’s theme won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and even a Grammy respectively. Sometimes a soundtrack helps shape a movie and Aladdin‘s is definitely one you cannot forget.
All-Time Best Animated Movie #6: The Lion King
Speaking of soundtracks, The Lion King has one of the best ever composed. Elton John and Bernie Taupin gave us “The Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” along with others. The movie told the story of Simba who grew up under the reign of his father, King Mufasa. Mufasa’s brother Scar had a plan to take over the throne and succeeded when Mufasa was killed in a stampede. The film follows Simba into adulthood and chronicles his friendships with Nala, Timon, and Pumba. The classic inspired straight to video sequels and even a television spin off.
All-Time Best Animated Movie #5: Toy Story
In 1995, the world was introduced to Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear, toys that belong to our central human character, a boy named Andy. Andy and Woody were always together, that’s until Buzz showed up as a birthday present for Andy. In the end, Buzz and Woody must learn to work together for the sake of the boy they love so much. The movie has influenced the creation of two sequels and Toy Story 4 is scheduled for release in 2019. The franchise continues to live “to infinity and beyond!”
All-Time Best Animated Movie #4: Monster’s Inc.
Pixar’s Monster’s Inc. starred Billy Crystal as “Cyclops Mike” and John Goodman as “Teddy-Bear Monster Sully”. The monsters are trained to go bump in the night and scare little kids but one little kid in particular is more intrigued than scared. Boo and the monster crew became quick favorites and several years later, they released a sequel, Monster’s University.
All-Time Best Animated Movie #3: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton was known for his quirky, creepy classics such as Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands but reached a whole new audience when he made The Nightmare Before Christmas. The movie’s soundtrack was provided by the talent of Danny Elfman and remains one of the most famous movie soundtracks to this day. While Jack Skellington wants to kidnap Santa and it has a hint of a Christmas theme, the movie has been confirmed as a Halloween film. Over twenty years after its release and its fan base continues to grow.
All-Time Best Animated Movie #2: Frozen
One of the biggest and most surprising successes in more recent years was that of the princess sister musical, Frozen. The parent-less Anna and Elsa become enemies for a short while and along their journey’s they meet talking snowmen and reindeer. The movie is best known for its theme song “Let It Go.” There has been talks of a Frozen sequel in the works but regardless of the time gap, little girls everywhere still want to be one of the princesses for Halloween or incorporate them into their birthday parties. The franchise has now become bigger than the film itself.
All-Time Best Animated Movie #1: Finding Nemo
There hasn’t been a more successful animated movie since 2003’s Finding Nemo. The movie tells the story of Nemo, who is raised by his father, Marlin and gets caught in a fisher man’s net while going to school. The premise of the movie is the search for Nemo and with the help of Dory, a fish with short term memory loss, Marlin is eventually reunited with his son. In 2016, the long awaited sequel Finding Dory was released. The movie featured the original characters and voice talents of Ellen Degeneres and Albert Brooks.
Regardless really of the film design, it is how its written that makes it stand out, and those are just seven of the best animated movies of all-time. A movie can be thirty years old and attract a four year old, just as a brand new movie can attract an 80 year old. Animation offers something for everyone it seems.