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Top 10 Best Animation Movies To Watch |2021

Those who say cartoons are only for kids, deserve to be arrested. Over the year, animated movies have evolved from being a slapstick stupid comedy to enchant the kids, to being a path breaking movies that has set an impact not only on the young audience, but also among the adults.

Today, animation movies are widely popular, as they have one of the best storylines with beautiful music scores and a lot of life lessons. Here, we’re going to talk about our favorite top ten animated movies, which we hope that you will like.

For your information, this is our personal favorite picks, and is not based on any ratings and reviews. So let us start the countdown.

10. Mulan:

Director: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Year: 1998
Duration: 87 Minutes
Language: English

Set in ancient China, Mulan tells the real story of Fa Mulan, a woman who fought against the Huns to protect China. Mulan is the only daughter in the family, and her father is very old to go and fight, but as the Chinese King orders that every family should send a man to fight in the war, Mulan disguises herself as a man and steps up to protect the country and the honor of her family. Her romantic feelings for the army general, Li Shang, makes it more difficult for her.

9. Moana:

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Year: 2016
Duration: 107 Minutes
Language: English

Set on an island somewhere in Polynesia, the heart of a beautiful island Te Fiti is stolen by a Demi-God Maui, and the ocean calls a small girl, Moana, from the island of Polynesia, to take the heart from Maui and return it back to Te Fiti. She gets the signal that the ocean is calling her to fulfill the duty, and risking everything, she befriends Maui, and then turns him into a good person so that the heart can be returned back.

8. Tangled:

Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Year: 2010
Duration: 100 Minutes
Language: English

Princess Rapunzel, from the Kingdom of Corona, is kidnapped by a witch Mother Gothel because Rapunzel’s hair contains magic that can keep her forever young. Mother Gothel keeps Rapunzel away from Corona in a high tower, from where she is not allowed to go out. As cutting her hair can damage the magic, her hair is so long that it can reach from the top of the tower to the bottom.

Every year, she sees beautiful lanterns flying on her birthday, which is actually done by Rapunzel’s original parents in her memory. She meets Flynn Rider and with him, she escapes to see the lanterns, and then they fall in love. Overall, Tangled is a beautiful movie with amazing visuals.

7. Coco:

Director: Lee Unkrich
Production Company: Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios
Year: 2017
Duration: 105 Minutes
Language: English

Coco tells the story of Miguel, who is born somewhere in Mexico and has a huge passion for music. But due to some bad history related to music in his family, no one allows him to sing and play guitar.

He considers his favorite singer, late Ernesto de la Cruz, as his idol, and reaches the land of the dead, where he meets his dead ancestors, and follows a journey that unravels a lot about his family and Ernesto. But remember to keep tissues by your side as there is a scene where Miguel sings for his grandmother Coco that is too emotional to handle.

6. Soul:

Director: Pete Docter
Production Company: Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios
Year: 2020
Duration: 100 Minutes
Language: English

Joe Gardner, a music teacher is just about to get his big break in jazz, but dies the same day by falling down a manhole, and reaches the afterlife. But he refuses to die and anyhow wants to go back to Earth so that he can play and make his career in music.

However, he is made to train 22, a soul that refuses to go to Earth as he believes there is no purpose in life. The movie continues with Joe and 22’s adventures to discover the truth and purpose of life on the planet.

5. Toy Story:

Director: John Lasseter
Production Company: Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios
Year: 1995
Duration: 81 Minutes
Language: English

A bunch of Andy’s toys has their own secret life, and they usually get into their own adventure without any human noticing their movement. The main characters of the movie are Woody, a cowboy toy, and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut toy.

Both compete with each other so that they can be Andy’s favorite toy, but ends up being friends and realizing that Andy loves all of his toys equally. Toy Story has altogether four parts, and every one of them is so nicely made that you will fall in love with the movie.

4. Luca:

Director: Enrico Casarosa
Production Company: Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios
Year: 2021
Duration: 95 Minutes
Language: English, Italian

Sea monster, Luca, is prohibited to go to the land as humans are considered dangerous and they may kill him if anyone finds out he is a sea monster. Luca befriends a fellow sea monster, Alberto, who frequently goes to the land due to his own reasons.

They both become best friends and reach a city in Italy where they befriend a girl named, Giulia, and participate in a race so that they can have their own Vespa. Hiding their identity among the humans, they set out an adventure that shows a beautiful story of love and friendship.

3. Shrek:

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Production Company: Dreamworks Animation
Year: 2001
Duration: 90 Minutes
Language: English

Shrek is a green ogre, who lives in a swamp. But one day, his anti-social life is interrupted when a bunch of fairytale characters are exiled by evil Lord Farquaad. In order to reallocate the fairy tale characters, Shrek goes to Farquaad, who makes him fight a dragon and rescue Princess Fiona, with whom Farquaad wants to marry.

But upon realizing that Princess Fiona was actually forced into all of that, he sets out on a mission to protect the princess at all cost. There are altogether four movies and also a spin-off movie called, Puss in Boots

2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame:

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Year: 1996
Duration: 91 Minutes
Language: English

Considered as a demon from hell due to his disoriented face, the evil pope of Notre Dame, Frollo, attempts to kill Quasimodo when he was an infant. Upon realizing that Quasimodo can be of his help someday, he takes him in his shelter and locks him in the bell tower of Notre Dame, where he rings the bell every day.

One day, a gypsy girl named, Esmeralda, arrives in Paris, and Frollo develops a lust-hate relationship with her and attempts to kill her many times. When Quasimodo realizes the truth about Frollo, he goes to protect Esmeralda, and they help each other fight the system. Be careful watching this movie, as it contains a lot of dark themes even though it is a Disney movie.

1. Big Hero 6:

Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Year: 2015
Duration: 102 Minutes
Language: English

Tadashi, a computer genius, invents a robot that can act like a human with the help of a card. His younger brother, Hiro, is highly inspired by him, but a tragedy occurs in his life, and it is upto Hiro and Tadashi’s friends to save the city of San Fransokyo, with the help of Baymax, the robot that Tadashi made.

The movie is worth watching and you should be ready for the plot twists that you never expected. Also, it is a very emotional movie and we are sure that you are going to love it.

These were our top 10 favorite animated movies, and we recommend you all to watch them. Besides these, we have five honorable mentions:

Frozen animation movie

Frozen I/II

Zootopia animation movie

Zootopia

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