In my opinion, animated movies have so much to offer not just for children, but as much, or sometimes even more for adults.
Animated movies take creativity to the next level – through the characters, voiceovers and music they tell such compelling stories from the perspective of those who we otherwise wouldn’t really think of – from objects, to robots to draculas and of course humans!
It’s a story about a young boy who aspires to become a musician like his idol – who is one of the greatest musicians of all times. But his family has boycotted music for generations. As it happens, he ends up in the land of the dead. The boy meets his ancestors, and the ancenstors want to send him back to the world of the living (as we know it).
This is all I’ll tell you, because I don’t want to break the surprises that you’ll discover as you watch the movie.
There are more twists in the story than you could imagine. It’s a delight to watch this – for its story, music, and the emotion it leaves behind once you’re done watching the movie. Coco is nominationated for the best animated film at the Oscar Awards to be held in march 2018 and I wouldn’t be surpised if it actually wins the title.
Inside out (2015)
Have you ever wondered what goes one in someone’s mind? Have you ever experienced how one part of you says something, and then another just takes over? Inside Out literally shows what would be going on in the head with the various emotions taking control.
This movie gives an entire tour of the mind – how memories get created and how we build relationships in life.
I’d say it’s a must watch for simply making you more aware of how your emotions work and appreciating the significance of the various emotions; that no one feeling is better than the other, each have their roles to play.
Zootopia/ Zootropolis (2016)
This film explores what would it be like if animals could talk, what if they had a world of their own just like we humans do right now, what if they would be living in harmony with each other and what if they could choose professions of their liking..
That is a lot of ‘ifs’ together, and that’s what makes this an interesting and hilarious watch. It does leave you with life lessons as well – for the times when you’re pulled down by the world but still have faith that you can do it!
The Croods (2013)
This is a story set up in the stone age, about a family who lived in a cave. The father who’s the head of the family, always warns his family never to leave the cave; that curiosity is a bad thing and that It can harm them.
But his daughter wants to explore the world. They need to leave their cave anyways, because it gets destroyed, and now they have to move to a new world, that world comes with its own challenges. They go there with the help of a young boy who has seen more and knows more than they do.
It’s a story about being with the family and embracing the new. The visuals are sure to leave you spellbound.
After losing the love of his life, an old man sets out to literally move his house to a dream location he and his wife had been talking of all throughtought but never got around to doing it. It so happens that he gets company of a little boy too. The two together encounter loads of adventures to reach their destination.
It’s a love story and an adventure story packed into one. I will just leave it here and let you go through the adventure by yourself. You’ll be surprised at how an animated movie can make you feel these burst of emotions all throughout the story. In fact, if you happen to watch this movie with children, they might just turn at you and wonder why the adults are sobbing all throughout! It’s a heartwarming intense story, and yet it is fun-filled.
So, this was the list of animated movies that I think are a must-watch for everyone. What do you think? Which one is your favourite? Do let me know. I’d love to hear from you.