Do you like to watch animated movies? Then here is a list of animated films from different genres that you must watch…
Are you wondering when did the animation art form start? There is evidence of artistic drawings displaying motion in cave paintings. These motion depicting drawings can also be seen on earthen bowls which were found in Iran. Another example depicting these motion drawings is the Persian bowl which has 5 images painted along the sides displaying the different phases of a goat leaping from a tree.
Then came the different toys like the zeotrope, which is an open cylindrical object with slits in it. Inside this object there is a circular strip that has different drawings. One can rotate this cylinder and watch the motion through the slits. Another similar toy that helps to display motion was patented in the 1868, known as the flip book. So, how does all this work? When different frames (say for example drawings of different moving sketches) are played at a fast rate it gives the feeling of motion.
There are many mediums used to make the animated movies like 2D, 3D, stop-motion (using clay or cut outs), and there are also many movies which are made half in animation and half with live actors. Animation is a great art form and a lot of planning and hard work is required for making even a short film. Mostly these movies are made keeping children in mind as the audience. But these movies are liked by people of almost all ages.
Best Animated Movies Ever Made
Listed below are the best animated films made ever and some of my favorite animated movies.
- My Neighbor Totoro: My Neighbor Totoro is directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Almost all full feature films by this director are great. My Neighbor Totoro is a very cute and entertaining movie about two little girls who move to country side, where they meet a large friend Totoro.
- The Animatrix: This movie has brilliant artwork, and storyline that makes you think. The movie is a collection of different animated short films.
- Shrek: Everybody knows about the series of the hilarious series of Shrek movies. The movies have a central character Shrek, who is a giant ogre and other fairly tale characters.
- Aladdin: The Arabian Nights tale about Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, retold by Walt Disney. The animated movies of Aladdin and the TV series both are very entertaining.
- Fantasia: Disney’s Fantasia is visually-stunning movie with a brilliant music score. This movie is a collection of 8 great animation sequences and the Western classical music masterpieces.
- Kung Fu Panda: Kung Fu Panda is a hilarious movie about a Panda, who always keeps dreaming about learning kung fu. A must watch.
- Grave of the Fireflies: It is among those rare animated films that make you cry. This movie is about a brother and his little sister and their attempts to survive in a war.
Given below is the list of some more animated films for you to enjoy. To learn more about the mentioned below movies visit their internet movie database profile pages.
List of Animated Short Films
- Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
- The Old Mill
- Runaway Brain
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- The Danish Poet
- The Man Who Planted Trees
- Speedy Gonzales
- Gerald McBoing-Boing
List of Animated Full-length Movies
- Spirited Away
- How to Train Your Dragon
- The Lion King
- Finding Nemo
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
- Monsters, Inc.
- Beauty and the Beast
- Ponyo on the Cliff
- Flåklypa Grand Prix
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Porco Rosso
- The Simpsons Movie
- James and the Giant Peach
- The Triplets of Belleville
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
- Bee Movie
- Ice Age
This was the list of animated movies which contains movies for children and adults. Before you select a movie for children to watch, make sure you check the rating. Happy Watching!