No one says no to a good old animation films/stories may it be a classic or not. These animated stories bring out the child in us. It makes us believe that magic is everywhere, makes us realize lessons, makes us want to take risks and seek new adventures. Even those who are now scrunched up in their office spaces, feeling the stress of real life still has that same love for a well-animated story. Adults can’t deny that sometimes they still have that child in them which makes them giddy when Cinderella met her true love at the ball, or a bit emotional when Miguel sang “Remember Me” to Mama Coco, even get disappointed of the fact that Joy didn’t give Sadness a shot in the first place.
Why are we so fond of them anyway? Some will say that you are childish that is why we are fond of these films. That’s a big no. Well, firstly, animated stories bring us together. It can form that sense of the bond between children and adults. Animated stories also take us back to good memories when we were younger. These can also take us places that we cannot imagine and dream of being possible or makes us dream of how it feels to fly or go on a magical carpet ride, right?
There are so many reasons why animated films are a big hit for everyone. There is an animation studio in Toronto who are specialists in creating animated explainer videos who can also design a similar style of animation. We can even go on and on talking about it but for now let’s see which animated stories were really embedded into our hearts and minds so here are 5 Animated Stories that we all know and grew to love.
The Top Five
Finding Nemo is one of Disney’s classics that never gets old. This is a story about a father who went on a long journey for his son, Nemo who was captured by divers. Marlon, the father, was willing to go through everything to take his son back. He also met a new fish friend Dory.
Together with Dory his father tackled 3 sharks, rode with turtles, and even got eaten by a big whale which was actually a good thing because they were brought and shot straight to Sydney-where Nemo can be found. In the end, Nemo and his father were reunited. This film surely touched the hearts not just of children but also of adults who have an emotional side. This 2003 Film, snatched a total of 300 Million Dollars (currently: $489 Million after inflation) at its release.
Frozen is one of 2013’s best-loved animation film grossing a total of $400 million ($406 million today). This musical fantasy is the subject of maniacal fandom and every children-especially of little girls worldwide. This magical story of sisters, Anna, and Elsa along with new found friends Sven the reindeer and Kristoff (became Anna’s love interest) taught us about the strength of love.
When Elsa accidentally cursed their kingdom of eternal winter, Anna was eager to find her and bring back summer. True love eventually lifted the curse of eternal winter on Arandelle and Elsa now learned to control her powers. From birthday themes to Frozen merchandise and most importantly its sure hit soundtrack no one couldn’t know about this Disney hit animated film. No one can simply let go of the hit movie at its release.
Released in 2004, Shrek 2 follows the adventures of an ogre and his newly betrothed wife Fiona, along with other characters such as Donkey and Puss. The continuation of this classic favorite circled around how Shrek would do everything for his beloved Fiona even if giving up being an ogre and becoming human to please her parents facing the evil fairy godmother and son Prince Charming who loved Fiona as well.
This epic film was anticipated loved by many. This was considered the most popular film in the entire franchise as it earned a total of $441 million at the national box office, the equivalent of a total amount of $553 million today.
In 2014 the Disney Animated Film, Big Hero 6, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in the Oscars. When Tadashi died in an accidental fire, Hiro became sad and found out that his brother’s death wasn’t an accident and that someone stole his micro-bots and thought maybe that person was also responsible for the fire. His thoughts led him to form a group of heroes, and turning his brother’s healthcare robot, Baymax into a fighting robot.
Hiro and Baymax along with their friends spoiled the plans of Calaghan still saving her daughter who was trapped inside the transporter portal. This story about an inflatable healthcare robot with a heart of gold has taken the cinemas by storm. Big Hero 6 made everyone laugh and cry with its wisely crafted plot and a great concept. It has taken a total of $220 million at the local box office that is according to Box Office Mojo, and that is what makes it the twentieth highest earning animated movie of all time.
The Lion King is hailed as the highest-earning animated film of all time. The story of finding destiny and a father’s love for his son. It circled around the story of Simba, a lion who ran away from home that eventually realized that he should take back his deceased father, Mufasa entitled to him. He soon fights his uncle Scar and successfully reclaims the thrown.
A classic beloved for over 20 years by children– and maybe a few of the old ones too, this 1994 movie inspired a musical that is now in its 18th year on the road as a Broadway and also three video games. This movie takes off $423 million in the local box office that makes it remarkable even before it’s attuned for inflation, at some point, it reached an almost Titanic-esque $676 million. It leaves every other animated movie on the list at its current ranks, with no say to this dominant and loved Disney classic that continues to inspire many up to date.
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