The last 25 years have been the golden age of animation. The technological boom brought with it some blooming good animation movies, running the gamut from the less-known flicks such as The Secret of Kells, to their highest grossing films such as Frozen, Minion and Toy Story. Below are our top picks of the top 10 animated movies of all time.
Top 10 Animated Movies of All Time.
Rango is definitely one of the best animated movies ever released in the history of animation. And it’s NOT in any way surprising; that’s exactly what you get when a legendary movie icon Johnny Depp teams up with one of the greatest movie directors.
The film follows the life of Rango (Johnny Depp), a pet chameleon who in a mysterious turn of events finds himself stranded in the Mojave Desert. He shortly after meets Roadkill (Alfred Molina), an armadillo in pursuit of the preternatural spirit of the West, who directs Rango to a nearby town called Dirt where he’s to fetch water.
And after struggling to stay alive when a vicious red-tailed hawk shows up and makes fruitless attempts to eat him, he gets to meet a desert Iguana named Beans (Isla Fisher) who offers to take him to Dirt.
Turns out, Dirt is in a desperate need of a saviour and a new Sheriff. Is Rango cut out for the task?
Brave deserves a spot—a top one to be precise—in this list. Produced by Pixar, the film was written by Brenda Chapman and directed by both Mark Andrews and Chapman.
The film tells the story of Melida, a lassie princess and an insurgent who defies the long-standing customs of the community, sending the whole kingdom in shambles as she refuses to be betrothed.
After seeking help from a powerful witch, she accidentally uses the spell to turn her mother into a bear. Merida must act really fast to revert the spell and save her mother from being killed by her father and his team of warriors who happen to be hunting the bear.
- Finding Nemo.
Finding Nemo was released at the beginning of the digital age—in 2000. Ever heard about the riddle of the Needle and the Haystack?
More like it, this film centres around Nemo, a clownfish fry jonesing for adventure. Nemo’s dad, out of deep love and concern for his son, pulls all stop to ensure he stays safe.
But one day, in an effort to prove himself to his newfound friends, he makes it too close to the shore, only to get caught by a diver and end up in an aquarium. Marlin, his father, sets out to find his son and bring him back. Given the size of the ocean and the danger he’s exposed to, is this even remotely close to a possibility?
- The Lion King .
The Lion King is a 1994, classic animated film produced and released by Walt Disney.
The film is reported to have been based off the biblical tale of Joseph and Moses, conflated with the famous Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet.
The entire movie spins around Simba, a lion cub who’s one day hoped to succeed his father as King. But unfortunately, his father, Mufasa, gets murdered by his own brother (Simba’s uncle), Scar who makes it appear like it was Simba who was responsible for his father’s death.
Out of shame, guilt and despair, Simba is forced to flee into exile. He’s later on found haggard and famished by two wastrels, whom he befriends and lives with until maturation.
But things take an entirely different twist when his childhood friends Nala shows up with Soothsayer Rafikiz in tow, imploring him to return home and challenge Scar in a bid to put a stop to his tyranny.
Remmy (Patton Oswalt), a rat residing in Paris has a knack for good food and a sophisticated palate. He’s passionate about becoming a chef one day so he can use his unique talent and ability to prepare culinary masterpieces that all can enjoy.
His clan is forced to vacate their home when an old woman spots them and fires gunshots at them. Remy is separated from his family in the process, only to find himself at skylight looking straight into the five star Gusteau’s restaurant. Will Remy’s dream ever come true?
Rio is an American, computer animated film directed by Carlos Saldanha and produced by Blue Sky.
The film is named after the Brazilian city Rio De Janeiro. It features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will.i.am, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan and Jamie Foxx to name a few.
The story follow’s the life of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) a male spix’s macaw and a care-free female spix’s macaw whose owners are planning to make them meet so they can mate and continue the almost extinct species of spix’s macaw. The two fall in love almost instantly upon meeting, but before anything happens, they must together find a way to elude Nigel, a cockatoo planning to have them smuggled.
- Toy Story.
The first toy story film was released in 1995. The story starts with Andy, a young suburban boy getting a new toy named Buzz, making his favourite toy, Sheriff Woody, think he’s being replaced.
Out of jealous, Woody makes attempt to knock Buzz over behind a table, but accidentally ends up sending him out through the window. Other toys are convinced Woody tried to murder Buzz and are determined to make things right.
Woody later on tries to save Buzz, but to do that they must first find a way to escape the boy next door, Sid Philip, who has a habit of destroying every toy he happens to see.
In a world inhabited by anthropomorphic automobiles, the final Piston Cup Championship race ends in a three-way tie between an infamous runner-up Chick Hicks, veteran Strip Weather The King’ and newbie Lightning McQueen.
The tiebreaker race is slated in a week’s time at a fictional Los Angeles International Speedway. Lightning desperately needs to win the race to prove himself and so he can leave the unglamorous Rust-Eze’s sponsorship and secure a place at the lucrative Dinoco team. Is this even remotely possible? Watch the movie to find out.
Home is an American 3D, computer-animated Sci-fi comedy based off Adam Rex’s children book The True Meaning of Smekday.
The story is set on planet Earth, where an extra-terrestrial race of Boovs has invaded the planet. A young girl Gratuity Tucci, using Tip moniker, is the only human who’s managed to elude capture. Teaming up with a fugitive Boov, they have to find her parents and, maybe, save the human planet from the nefarious king of Boovs.
- The Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid was released in 1986, in what appeared to be Disney’s attempt to regain its throttlehold at the cinema.
The film revolves around Ariel, a mermaid girl with mad dreams of becoming human someday. She lives under the sea, alongside her family, but she’s willing to do whatever it takes to become human, including visiting a dreaded mermaid witch and outcast for a spell.
She’ll eventually succeed, but there’s a lot she has to go through to make it happen.
There are plenty of animated movies that could quite well have made out top 10 animated movies of all time. Regardless we hope you enjoyed our article.