40 Best Animated Movies: A List You Can’t Miss In 2022


People often ask, “What are the best animated movies?” Well, there is no clear answer to that question. Everyone has different tastes when it comes to animation. This list of 40 best animated movies includes a variety of genres and styles for all types of people. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure or a hilarious comedy, this list will have something that appeals to your taste in entertainment!

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

In this animated feature, Madame Souza, an elderly French woman, becomes involved in global intrigue when her grandchild, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped and taken to another country. In a different part of the world, Champion’s best friend and fellow cyclist attempts to save him. Souza, accompanied by her loyal dog Bruno, sets out on a journey to find Champion, where she encounters unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who have performed on the vaudeville stage. The quartet of old women uses their wits to try and win the day as they attempt to capture Champion’s criminal captors.

It stars the voices of Michèle Manceaux, Michel Robin and Jean-Claude Donda.

Fantasia (1940)

The first full-length animated feature, released in 1940, was Disney’s most daring attempt to date. Bringing his concept of combining animation with classic music to life. What started as a commercial for Mickey Mouse’s career has evolved into a complete movie that is unrivaled in the history of animation.

It stars the voices of Deems Taylor, Leopold Stokowski, Walt Disney, Julietta Novis, James MacDonald, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Paul J. Smith.

It’s Such A Beautiful Day (2012)

Bill is a young man whose daily routines, perceptions, and aspirations are shown via a series of split-screen panels that are then narrated (by Don Hertzfeldt). Bill’s best friend is a black-and-white stick figure named Patrick, who hangs out with Bill at the convenience store where he works. The two friends eat Cup O’ Noodles and go to the park for fun as often as possible. Bill seeks companionship from various women throughout his life but seems unable or unwilling to maintain it.

It stars the voices of Don Hertzfeldt, Emily Denton.

Loving Vincent (2017)

In 1891, in France, a little more than a year after Vincent van Gogh’s unexpected death, Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), the young son of the local postman (Chris O’Dowd’s), is assigned with delivering one of the artist’s final letters to his brother, Theo (Cezary Łukaszewicz). Hoping to find more about their deceased relative, Armand goes on a quest in which he has many encounters along the way with people who were either close or tangential to Van Gogh’s life.

It stars the voices of Douglas Booth as Armand Roulin, Robert Gulaczyk stars as Vincent van Gogh, Eleanor Tomlinson stars as Adeline Ravoux, Jerome Flynn stars as Doctor Paul.

Cinderella (1950)

Cinderella (Ilene Woods) has no chance of going to the royal ball with a terrible stepmother (Eleanor Audley) and two envious stepsisters (Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss) who keep her enslaved and clothed in rags. But her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) comes to the rescue and conjures up one of the best ball gowns ever, introduced by an unforgettable pumpkin coach. Cinderella charms the beautiful Prince Charming at the ball, but she must face her furious stepmother and sisters when the enchantment fades at midnight.

It stars the voices of Ilene Woods as Cinderella, Eleanor Audley as Lady Tremaine, Rhoda Williams as Drizella, Lucille Bliss as Anastasia.

The Boss Baby (2017)

A mother’s joy as a new baby is celebrated with this nonlinear picture book from the perspective of a wonderfully unreliable narrator — a brightly creative 7-year-old named Tim. When Tim learns that his new baby brother is his boss, he begins to dread spending time with this “most bestest” family member. But when Tim’s parents go out one day and leave them alone together, Boss Baby turns out to be a big help at getting things done around the house while still allowing Tim all sorts of fun adventures.

It stars the voices of Alec Baldwin as tycoon and CEO, Tobey Maguire as Tim, Lisa Kudrow as a mom.

WALL-E (2008)

WALL-E is a garbage collecting robot, which was the name given to him by his owner. He’s been tasked with cleaning up the Earth since long before humanity ever sought to put a man on Mars. During his years on Earth, he has cleaned up the planet one piece of rubbish at a time. WALL-E, however, has developed a personality and is more than a little lonely during 700 years. He has a best friend named EVE, which is an acronym for Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator. They are tasked with finding evidence of any plant life on Earth. One day, WALL-E finds another robot with whom he falls in love and decides to hold out hope that they will meet again someday.

It stars the voices of Ben Burtt as WALL-E, Elissa Knight stars as EVE.

Duck Amuck (1953)

Daffy Duck is a Musketeer, but as he approaches his opponent, the background vanishes.; Daffy wants the right backdrop, and an animator creates a completely wrong background – the start of a running rivalry between Daffy and the unknown animator who changes backdrops, Daffy’s appearance, the soundtrack, and even the film projection beneath Daffy’s feet forcing him to improvise his performance and screaming for the animator to stop his shenanigans.

It stars the voices of Mel Blanc as Daffy Duck, an animator (uncredited).

Spirited Away (2001)

In this Hayao Miyazaki-directed animated feature, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) happen upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. Her parents begin to eat the food that’s available there, but Chihiro refuses her offered meal. Instead, she wanders off on her own and meets a boy named Haku, who explains to her that not only are they in an abandoned park but also must cross the river before sunset or else she will turn into a pig.

It stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, and Takashi Naitô.

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Hiccup is a young man from an island called Berk. On this island, people fight dragons as a way to make a living. But Hiccup is not like the other boys of his age. He’s always felt different, and when he captures one dragon — Toothless (Knut Sigurdsson) during a raid on a nearby nest, he realizes that all dragons aren’t as bad as they seem.

It stars the voices of Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Disney’s first animated feature, released in 1937, was the first Technicolor film produced by the studio. The beautiful queen sees Snow White and envies her. The cruel queen orders the murder of Snow White, her innocent stepdaughter, but later finds out that she is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven kind little miners. The queen disguises herself as a hag and takes the disguise of a helpless old lady whom she asks for shelter. She gets inside, eats food from her hands, washes up in Snow White’s best golden dress, and goes to bed. But when the old woman is asleep, Snow White carries out what would be known by fans worldwide as “the poisoned apple.”

It stars the voices of Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne.

Shrek (2001)

An ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) once lived in a far-flung marsh, but his tranquility is shattered when an army of aggravating fairy tale characters invades his domain. All but banished from his home, Shrek sets out to find a new one. He finds refuge in the land of Duloc and becomes friends with an annoying donkey (Eddie Murphy). But, unluckily for him, fairy tale characters are exiled there as well — much like himself — and they make plans to retake their kingdom.

It stars the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz.

Tangled (2010)

A beautiful princess Rapunzel has been locked away in a tower since she was taken as a newborn by an evil crone. She lives by using her long golden hair, which she uses as a ladder to escape from the tower room. She is best friends with this chameleon named Pascal and an evil faerie who has kept them captive for years. One day when the crone goes off to pick apples in the forest, Rapunzel sees some people out there picking flowers. When she tries to get a better look, she sees an old woman being robbed by someone from the kingdom of Corona’s royal guard — Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi).

It stars the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy.

My Life As A Courgette (2016)

For a 9-year-old boy, the name Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing moniker. Even though his story is surprising, it is also relatable. Following the death of his alcoholic mother, A police officer, Raymond (Michel Vuillermoz), takes him to an orphanage after he befriends Courgette. Unfortunately, he finds out that life in this home isn’t as carefree and easy as he had thought it would be. Courgette, on the other hand, finds acceptance and trust in Raymond’s company and with his new pals.

It stars the voices of Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud.

Dumbo (1942)

Dumbo is the name given to a tiny circus elephant that is born with excessively huge ears. These ears, however, end up being an asset to Dumbo when he learns that by flapping them with his trunk, he can fly. His best friend is a mouse named Timothy (Corky St. Clair), and together they go on many adventures where they outsmart the evil Mrs. Jumbo, who has been keeping her son captive since birth. It stars the voices of Tommy Luske, Cliff Edwards, Edward Brophy.

It stars the voices of Herman Bing, Billy Bletcher, Edward Brophy.

Hercules (1997)

In this animated feature, Disney explores Greek mythology. Hercules (Tate Donovan), a child of the gods who was kidnapped as a newborn by Hades (James Woods), is forced to live among humans as a half-man, half-god. Hercules gains his strength by using the power of a magic sword, which he receives from Hades’ evil sidekick (Danny De Vito). To be allowed to live with the gods on Mount Olympus, Hercules must complete a rite of passage on Earth. Then, with his loyal satyr companion Philoctetes (Danny DeVito) along for the adventure, Hercules must learn how to utilize his power in order to combat a series of frightening monsters.

It stars the voices of Tate Donovan, James Woods, Danny DeVito.

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the crew are compelled to rescue Woody (Tom Hanks) after he is kidnapped by toy vendor Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight). However, Woody doesn’t want to go when he learns that he is, in fact, a valuable collectible from an ancient television program called “Woody’s Roundup” and is reunited with his horse Bullseye (Matt Damon), his yodeling cowgirl (Joan Cusack), and her loyal sidekick Stinky Pete the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer).

It stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack.

Wallace and Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (2005)

Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his canine companion Gromit make their cinematic debut in this installment of the popular animated short series. When Wallace decides to become a professional gardener, he quickly discovers that his best canine friend is pretty good at protecting the veggies from becoming somebody’s dinner. So when all of their neighbors’ crops are suddenly threatened by an infestation — which might be related to some suspicious activity in the giant vegetable patch nearby — it becomes up to Gromit and Wallace to save the day, with a little help from Wallace’s best friend.

It stars the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay.

Song Of The Sea (2014)

This Academy Award-nominated animated film tells the story of the last trip home for a Seal’s Children. Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city after their mother’s disappearance. However, their quest becomes a race against time as they are lured into a world Ben knows only from his mother’s folklore when they decide to return to the sea and find her. It stars the voices of David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Brendan Gleeson.

It stars the voices of David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan.

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin is a delightful street kid who encounters Princess Jasmine, the gorgeous daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. A love affair between the pair blossoms, but Aladdin isn’t really who he says he is. He’s not just some street rat; he actually comes from a royal bloodline — and can prove it! With help of his best friend Ubi (a wisecracking magic carpet) and Abu (an animated monkey), Aladdin embarks on a fantastic journey that will bring him many wondrous things. It stars the voices of Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman.

It stars the voices of Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman.

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora (Mary Costa) is cursed by Maleficent (Eleanor Audley), the evil witch. She will perish on her sixteenth birthday, still full of envy. Sleeping Beauty is guarded by benevolent fairies (Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen, and Barbara Luddy) who allow her to simply fall into a profound slumber that can be terminated with a kiss from her betrothed Prince Phillip. To prevent Phillip from saving Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and jails him. The last line of defense is the good fairies.

It stars the voices of Mary Costa, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of the world’s most notorious monster scarers, and Monsters, Incorporated is the Monster Kingdom’s biggest scare factory. Unfortunately, the bad news for Sulley (Goodman) is that his best scarer, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), has heard of a kid who slipped through the factory’s security system. As if this wasn’t enough trouble, someone has unleashed all the monsters inside Monstropolis — and they’re headed straight towards it!

It stars the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs, and Jennifer Tilly.

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (2021)

After graduating from high school, 16-year-old Katie Mitchell invites her enthralled parents, younger brother, and beloved dog on a cross-country road trip to begin her first year at film school. But when the planet’s electronic devices awaken to organize a revolution, their plans to join together as a family are soon disrupted. With the assistance of two kinds of robots, the Mitchells must now come together to rescue one another and the world from the new technological revolution.

It stars the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Michael Rianda.

Anomalisa (2015)

The inability to have deep interpersonal relationships is exemplified by author J.A. Konrath, who describes himself as a man who is unable to connect genuinely with others. His best friend is a talking dog, and his wife constantly berates him for not being more expressive. When he goes to a business convention in Cincinnati, Konrath meets Lisa Hesselman, who seems different from everyone else around her. She appears as an anomaly that night when she can’t join the others at their hotel bar because it’s a human-only establishment.

It stars the voices of Tom Noonan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, and Mary Kay Place.

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

Dalmatian Pongo is weary of his bachelor dog existence in this Disney animated classic. He sees beautiful Perdita and manipulates his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita’s owner, Anita, who has just moved to the neighborhood. The two dogs become best friends, but their happiness is cut short when Anita gets engaged to the odious Cruella De Vil. She has 101 Dalmatians in her possession, and she doesn’t want anything to distract her from making them into a fur coat!

It stars the voices of Rod Taylor, Jannette Scott, Cate Bauer, J. Pat O’Malley, Betty Lou Gerson.

The Book of Life (2014)

Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana), and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends since they were kids in the Mexican town of San Angel. But when they become older, their lives take different paths. Joaquin is turned into a bullfighter by his father (Cheech Marin), Maria gets engaged to wealthy local boy Xibalba (Ron Perlman), and Manolo starts questioning if he wants to follow in the footsteps of his parents, who are former musicians.

As best friends, nothing can come between them…except love.

It stars the voices of Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, and Zoë Saldana.

Waltz With Bashir (2008)

This Israeli film, directed and acted by Ari Folman, is an autobiographical animated movie. During the 1982 war with Lebanon at age 19, Folman witnessed the Sabra and Shatila massacre, but he has no memory of it. After an encounter with friends from the period, his repressed memories return, and he decides to investigate what really happened. He interviews other soldiers using animation as a way of understanding not only this nightmarish episode but also the entire war.

It stars the voices of Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yisrael, Carla Azar, and Yoav Donat.

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

In this modernized adaptation of The Book of Exodus, Egyptian Prince Moses (Val Kilmer), upon discovering his origins as a Jewish slave, sets out on a journey to liberate his people from slavery. When Rameses, the new pharaoh (Ralph Fiennes), refuses his brother’s request for forgiveness, a succession of calamities rocks Egypt. Moses helps the Israelites achieve freedom by parting the Red Sea and drowning the Egyptian army, at which time God gives him the Ten Commandments – a set of laws for his people to follow.

It stars the voices of Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, and Sandra Bullock.

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

The enormously charming enchantress who bewitched the young prince (Robby Benson) and his staff with a dark spell transforms him into the horrendous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. Belle, a bright young woman with an equally intelligent and brave little sidekick named Maurice (Rex Everhart), comes to the Beast’s castle in search of her father, who is imprisoned there. With help from his enchanted staff – Lumière (Jerry Orbach), Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers), and Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury) – Belle begins to see past the Beast’s gruff exterior.

It stars the voices of Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Angela Lansbury, and Jerry Orbach.

Toy Story 3 (2010)

When Andy leaves for college, Woody (Kim Seung-jun), Buzz Lightyear (Park Il), and the rest of the toys find themselves heading to the attic, but they mistakenly wind up on the curb with the trash. However, they soon befriend a group of toys – including Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear (An Sang-Kyun), Ken (Seong Hyeonpyo), and Barbie (Kim Soo-jin)- who belong to a little girl named Bonnie. While Woody fears he will be replaced by Buzz in the new arrangement, both learn that life goes on.

It stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack.

Ratatouille (2007)

Despite being a rat in a rodent-phobic line of work, Remy aspires to be a culinary genius. So when fate places him in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally placed to observe – and steal from – master chef Auguste Gusteau’s legendary restaurant. But, as Remy explores his new world with his newfound friend Linguini (Lou Romano), can they bring about a food revolution?

It stars the voices of Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Brad Garrett, and Ian Holm.

Kubo And The Two Strings (2016)

When 13-year-old Kubo (Art Parkinson) inadvertently conjures a malevolent spirit from the ancient, his carefree existence comes to an abrupt halt. Upon discovering he is the last in a line of mythical guardians, Kubo travels to an enchanted land only known as The Land Of The Dead. There, he must find his father’s armor and defeat this evil spirit before it destroys everything that remains of his family and home.

It stars the voices of Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, and Charlize Theron.

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Satsuki and her younger sister, Mei, live in a country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness at a hospital in this beloved animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki. When they explore their new surroundings, the two young girls meet and befriend a rotund furry creature called Totoro. They also discover that this nature spirit has an enormous appetite for all things inedible – including acorns, rocks, and dirt – but he is gentle enough to provide protection from other creatures who are not so benign.

It stars the voices of Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto and Shigesato Itoi.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

In the 14th century, humanity’s, animals’, and gods’ harmony begins to break down. Young Ashitaka – afflicted by an animal attack and seeking a cure from Shishigami, a deer-like god – flees his village in order to seek reparation from the lord of life. He finds himself instead in the midst of a battle among Lady Eboshi and Princess Mononoke, who leads an army of spirits.

It stars the voices of Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, John DiMaggio.

Toy Story (1995)

When Woody (Tom Hanks) sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized after his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure, he takes on a mission to return Andy’s Buzz to its former glory. Unfortunately, Buzz is a completely irresponsible and insensitive leader who believes he’s on an important mission to return to his planet. Worse yet, Buzz considers himself a real spaceman on a mission to return home. Woody and Buzz must escape the grasp of disturbed neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reconnect with their kid when Andy’s family moves to a new house.

It stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and John Ratzenberger.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

Miles Morales becomes the one and only Spider-Man after being bitten by a radioactive spider on the subway. But, when he first encounters Peter Parker, Miles learns that there are many others just like him. To combat the diabolical Kingpin, a huge maniac who can create portal openings to other dimensions and bring alternate versions of Spider-Man into our world, Miles must now apply his new abilities.

It stars the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, and Hailee Steinfeld.

Despicable Me (2010)

A supervillain named Gru (Steve Carell) devises a plot to steal the moon after being inspired by The Wolf Among Us. Gru, the ultimate supervillain, prepares to attack. He is surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines as he readies himself to destroy anyone who dares oppose him. But nothing in his plans or preparations prepared him for his toughest battle: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Elsie Fisher) who are determined to foil his plans.

It stars the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews.

Kung Fu Panda trilogy (2008-2016)

Despite his lack of skill, Po is the laziest, clumsiest panda in the Valley of Peace, but he secretly longs to become a kung fu legend. He realizes that he can best do this by transforming into a panda but is then chosen to be the Dragon Warrior destined to protect his village from an evil kung fu warrior. He embarks on an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny, finding the best teacher he can and using this knowledge to defeat kung fu masters.

He stars in all three Kung Fu Panda movies, and you’ll love them all!

It stars the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, and Lucy Liu.

Moana (2016)

A young woman sets out on an audacious endeavor to save her townspeople. Moana encounters the formerly powerful demigod Maui, who helps her in her quest to become a master way-finder during her trip. On an action-filled journey across the open ocean, Moana and Maui encounter massive creatures and impossible obstacles. Finally, Moana completes her ancient genealogy’s mission and discovers herself along the way. It stars the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Rachel House.

It stars the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Rachel House.

Your Name. (2016)

Mitsuha is the daughter of the mayor of a tiny mountain hamlet. She’s a clear high schooler who lives with her sister and grandmother and has no problem declaring that she’s uninterested in Shinto customs or assisting her father’s electoral campaign. Taki is a high school student in Tokyo who works at an Italian restaurant on the side and has an apparently unremarkable life. But on the day their lives cross, they’ll discover that somehow, each can mysteriously travel into the other’s body.

It stars Ryûnosuke Kamiki (Taki), Mone Izuka (Mitsuha), and Aoi Yūki (both characters).

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Mr. Fox (George Clooney) breaks a promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) and pillages the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, after 12 years of pastoral pleasure. Mr. Fox and his family are forced to live in a hole, but they soon escape their confinement when the farmers try to dig them out of hiding after raiding all three farms simultaneously. It stars the voices of George Clooney, Jason Schwartzman, and Meryl Streep.

It stars the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray.

Rango (2011)

Rango is a chameleon (Johnny Depp) who has lived his life as a sheltered family pet and finds himself suffering from an identity crisis. Rango wants to stand out when it is in his nature to blend in. As the new sheriff of Dirt, Rango takes his first step on a transformative journey after inadvertently winding up in the town of Dirt. He has to put his best lizard forward as he becomes brave, smart, and self-assured in order to save the town from an evil oil tycoon named “Big Daddy” (voiced by Ned Beatty).

It stars Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, and Abigail Breslin.

Coraline (2009)

A young girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door in her new house that leads to an alternate world that parallels but is superior. She is overjoyed by her find until the Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there for good. Coraline must utilize all of her skills to best the alternate world and return home. It stars Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, and Jennifer Saunders.

It stars Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, and Jennifer Saunders.

Charlotte’s Web (1973)

This animated feature adapts the beloved children’s tale into life, which follows Wilbur (Henry Gibson), a young farm pig, as he tries to avoid certain death. Wilbur’s closest ally in the barnyard is Charlotte (Debbie Reynolds), a clever spider who develops an inventive plan to keep the quiet little swine out of the slaughterhouse. The film also features a host of other barnyard animals and their human owner, farmer Zuckerman (Paul Lynde).

It stars the voices of Henry Gibson, Debbie Reynolds, and Paul Lynde.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

This animated film follows Seita (Tsutomu Tatsumi), a boy who loses his father in an armed conflict. In the years immediately following World War II, a firebombing by the American military kills their parents and leaves Ichiro’s younger sister, Setsuko (Ayano Shiraishi), in Seita’s care. Their story, which is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, details the struggles of two young children to survive in war-torn Japan.

It stars Yoshiko Shinohara, Ayano Shiraishi, Tsutomu Tatsumi, Akemi Yamaguchi.

Fantastic Planet (1973)

The planet of Ygam is home to the tiny human-like Oms, who are enslaved by their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags. While the Draags have always kept Oms as illiterate pets, a young female Draag helps an Om boy become educated, resulting in an Om rebellion. Will the Oms and their human-like unique physical traits are, the key to beating their blue oppressor? It stars Alain Bashung, Elina Labourdette and Jean Bouise.

It stars Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart, Jean Valmont, Sylvie Lenoir, Michèle Chahan, and Yves Barsacq.

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a single mouse, must relocate her offspring from their home in the field before the local farmer begins plowing it. Mrs. Brisby can’t depart due to her son’s sickness and turns to nearby rats, who have enhanced intellect as a result of scientific research. The elder rat Nicodemus (Derek Jacobi) and his cohorts bestow a magical amulet upon Mrs. Brisby, who must return when her children are grown to bestow their gifts of intelligence on the mice community.

It stars  Derek Jacobi, Elizabeth Hartman, Arthur Malet, Dom DeLuise.

Up (2009)

The story of Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon vendor whose dream is about to come true. Carl flies off to South America in his house, which is packed with thousands of balloons. But curmudgeonly Carl’s worst nightmare comes true when he discovers that Russell, a young boy trapped aboard the balloon-powered home, is a stowaway. Carl and his unlikely traveling partner must learn to work together as they travel over mountains, through storms, jungles…and the heart of South America.

It stars Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, and Jordan Nagai.

Soul (2020)

Joe Gardner is a jazz music lover who works as a middle school teacher. He has a wonderful performance at the Half Note Club, but after that, he has an accident that separates his soul from his body and transports him to the You Seminar, where souls develop interests before being reborn as newborn children. To return to Earth, Joe must enlist the help of a guide, the former jazz pianist Don Price.

It stars Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House.

The Iron Giant (1999)

In 1957, a colossal extraterrestrial robot (Vin Diesel) crashes near the tiny town of Rockwell, Maine, and Hogarth, a 9-year-old kid, living there, becomes fascinated by it. But, when a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley (Nick Kroll), becomes obsessed with destroying the machine, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must try to save it.

It stars Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, and James Gammon.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Follows the adventures of a free and rowdy mustang stallion as he travels across the unruly American wilderness. Defying being broken, Spirit maintains his defiance even as he forms a special friendship with a young Lakota brave. On his way to becoming one of the most unsung heroes of the Old West, Spirit encounters humanity for the first time in the form of a young Lakota brave, who becomes his best friend and ally. It stars Matt Damon, James Cromwell, and Daniel Studi.

It stars Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet.

Mulan (1998)

Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) is worried that her sickly father will be conscripted into the Chinese military, so she takes his place. As a woman living under classical traditional patriarchy, it is unlawful to serve as a male. She successfully impersonates a guy and joins the ranks of other recruits. Accompanied by her dragon best friend Mushu (Eddie Murphy), she bets her fellow recruits in training and battles the Hun army to save China.

It stars Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, B.D. Wong, Harvey Fierstein.

Coco (2017)

Miguel’s family has a long-held opposition to music, but he aspires to be like his hero Ernesto de la Cruz, whose music they are forbidden from listening to. Young Miguel wants to achieve the same level of excellence as his idol. Desperate to demonstrate his ability, Miguel is sent on an incredible journey with Héctor, a charming trickster from the Land of the Dead.

It stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt.

Zootopia (2016)

From the biggest elephant to the tiniest mouse, Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various species reside and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she discovers how difficult it is to enforce the law. Nevertheless, Judy is ecstatic to take on a tough case after being offered an undercover assignment.

It stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Shakira.

Frozen (2013)

When their nation is trapped in an everlasting winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), who has cast an icy spell on everyone. Despite facing mythical trolls, a hilarious snowman (Josh Gad), harsh weather, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely press on in a bid to preserve their kingdom from the severity of winter’s icy grip.

It stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad.

Joshua Garner

Joshua calls himself nerd+geek who is also passionate about football. He enjoys comics, animes, and science fiction. He finds his comfort in writing about suspense, thrillers and science fiction shows and movies.

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