What shall I watch? If you have this question going in your head, this is just the list for you. Enjoy watching these animated movies that you must watch. I have not included any “Anime” movies here as that is a topic for another time.
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What happens when you turn an ice queen into a Disney princess? Well, you get a princess who can’t control her powers and her naive little sister. Elsa, a young princess in Arendelle possesses magical powers that allow her to control and create ice and snow. On her 21st birthday when she was supposed to be crowned as a queen, she loses control of her powers and freezes the kingdom in eternal ice. This movie is a journey of acceptance and realization of one’s true nature. As with every Disney movie the base theme is that love overall heals you. Unlike other Disney movies, this movie has no prince so it is worth watching. The emo dynamic between emo Elsa and happy go lucky anna is a great one. Plus you get lovable characters like Olaf and Sven along the way as well.
In the dystopian future, planet earth has no living beings left. What is left is one lonely garbage collecting robot named Wall-E. The humans have gone into interstellar space to find a new home after the earth has been polluted beyond repair. They send a life searching robot named EVE. Wall-E falls for EVE (yes the robots have gotten that advanced by this point despite looking like legos and marshmallows). What ensures is a journey of love, realization, and socialization. The thing is, by now, the humans in the voyage are so fat that they are entirely dependent on robots. They don’t even know that earth exists at this point. Will Wall-E teach them what earth is and bring them back home? Will the love between a garbage collector and a high profile life sensor succeed? Totally worth watching
3. Big Hero 6
Sticking to the theme of the Robots, let’s talk about Big Hero 6. The Mascot of the movie is a talking Marshmallow robot. Originally designed to be a healthcare robot, Baymax later is transformed into a combat one with Iron-Man like attachments by our boy Hiro Hamada. After Tadashi dies in an explosion, Hiro gets depressed but overtime he suspects that it was not an accident. The whole movie is about finding out whether the death of Tadashi was an accident or not. Helping Hiro are Tadashi’s friends whom he befriends later on. A story about grief and the motivation that comes after the loss of someone we love, this animated movie is definitely worth watching more times than one.
Carl Fredricksen, an old stubborn guy who is not willing to move his old house in the booming town regardless of what the buyers pay. Seems like a typical old guy right? But he has a wound in his heart. Carl had a dream of going to Paradise Falls with Ellie. Now that she is gone he has no dream. Well, that is how his life was going till he meets a young boy scout named Russels. Before he pushes him away, a storm comes and flies to his house which had tons of helium balloons attached and their adventure begins. What ensures is them going through mysterious places and meeting Doug and Kevin, a dodo-like bird. What will happen next? Will they reach anywhere? Watch this movie to find out and one the side note, keep a box of tissue. It will make you cry.
Now let’s go back to the Disney princess. We all have heard or read about the classic story of Rapunzel right? Well, this is the same tale but with a twist. Instead of a prince rescuing the lady with the long hair, in this movie, it is a thug. Flynn rider is a thief by profession. He swindles people for profit and is a wanted man. Rapunzel is not a gentle girl either. Here she is a cute but deadly girl who loves to hit people with a frying pan. Following her rescue from the tower, she goes on a journey. A journey that has her falling for a thief. A journey that has her sacrificing her magical hair for a thief, a journey that has her finding out about her parents. With this much said, add some music and it becomes a movie you must watch.
Sticking with the ancient theme, have you heard about the Viking lore? This animated movie is based on that lore. In this world, the Viking village of Berk has an annual war with the Dragons in winter. Among the dragons, there is one who is especially feared, known as The Night Fury. Hiccup is a weak kid of the village leader but he has brains. So he shoots a slingshot and accidentally captures a night fury. Upon seeing the wounded dragon, he heals him and becomes friends with him. The dragon, named toothless, becomes like a pet but the Village is against the dragons. What will happen? Will the dragon get killed? Who is the leader of the Dragons anyways? Find out in this epic fantasy journey. A movie that you must watch and the sequels too. Who said there was only one movie there is a bunch of movies in this series?
Coming into the modern ear, we have the Incredibles. The age of heroes has ended and now heroes must go into hiding. It’s a long story but the short version is that people got afraid of people with powers. A family whose head is the once super-strong hero “Mr. Incredible” and the “Elastigirl”. They now live as a normal family. But what will happen if he is invited to be a hero again? He has a speedster runt and a shy Invisible girl as his children as well. And there is jack, who is just a normal baby. How will his decision affect them? Trouble finds them as the father “Bob” accepts the invitation to be the hero again and his wife Helen goes to rescue him along with “Dash” the speedster and “Violet” the invisible girl.
And after the superheroes come to the talking rat. Well in this movie rats can talk but they are just rats and their language is different. That is until a smart rat who can read appears. The ghost of a chef-owner Linguini has always been visiting him and soon he finds himself unable to eat the trash that normal rats eat and sneak into Linguini where he meets Linguini but the son, not the ghost. The restaurant has been taken over and the son no longer has any power. With the help of Remy the super rat chef, Linguini starts to take over the restaurant slowly. What ensues is a journey of friendship between a human and a Rat and the war between greed and dream. This is among those movies that you don’t want to miss on.
9. Finding Nemo
Going with the talking animal theme, we have Finding Nemo. A story of a father’s desperation to find his lost son. This story is all about, well finding Nemo. Marlin’s wife died in a shark attack and the only one left of this clownfish is his son. But he too gets trapped in a fishing net and is taken away. Desperate, the father is ready to travel the oceans to find his son. On the way to find his son, he meets Dory who is a Regal Blue Tang. She is a bit of a wild card as this lady, suffers from short term memory loss who acts randomly at random times. This movie tugs at your heartstrings and is one of those movies where you appreciate your parents a bit more after watching. Definitely a must-watch.
10. Monsters Inc
Will animals become monsters if they evolve? No this is not relevant to this movie but this movie is about talking monsters with a society that functions in scream energy or is it? In the movie, the monsters have a society that runs on scream and they harvest it through the screams of children. They are hiding behind the closet doors. Well, the monsters are pretty chill but to the kids, the big claws and furry body look scary. The plot centers around a kid who escapes into the monster world “boo” and caused a ruckus changing the whole monster world as we know it. It is a cute story between two monsters and a kid. Should you watch it? Definitely.
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