Some Of The Best Animated English Movies
“I’m too old for animated movies,” said no one ever! Animated movies are an all-time favourite. From kids to adults, everyone enjoys a light-hearted, warm and humorous animated movie. These movies are generally an adaptation of old fairy tales but some are adapted from books as well.
Animated movies are not only entertaining but also teach valuable life lessons. These movies are visually appealing, musically fabulous and narrated exceptionally well. Animated movies are a treat to watch anytime.
Below-mentioned are some of the best animated movies of all time we suggest you start bingeing right now-
The Lion King - 2019
Director: Jon Favreau
The Lion King released in the year 2019 is one of the best animated movies of all time. It weaves a classic tale of family, friendship, love and betrayal. Its first animated feature was in 1994 and since then it has been enhanced and developed into many other renditions. The Lion King tells the story of a young lion prince who leaves the kingdom after the murder of his father only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. It is not only one of the best animated English movies but also teaches an important life lesson of courage and determination.
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Frozen 2 - 2019
Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Frozen 1 and Frozen 2 are inspired by the Scandinavian and Nordic mythologies. It follows Elsa and Anna as they embark on a quest to uncover the ancient origin of Elsa's magical powers to save their kingdom from an external elemental curse generated from the mythical enchanted forest. One of the best animated English movies, Frozen 2 became the third highest-grossing film of 2019 and the 10th highest-grossing film of all time. It also garnered the highest all-time worldwide opening for an animated movie. Frozen 2 is one of the best animated movies of all time and also received a nomination for Best Original Song for "Into the Unknown" at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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Moana - 2016
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
Inspired by Polynesian myths, Moana narrates the story of the strong-willed daughter of the village’s chief, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. One of the best animated English movies, it received praise for its animation, vocal performances and music upon its release. Moana received two nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song - "How Far I'll Go" at the 89th Academy Awards. Due to the success of the movie, Moana was officially added to the Disney Princess franchise. One of the best animated movies of all time, Moana is truly a treat to watch with friends and family.
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How To Train Your Dragon - 2010
Directors: Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
Loosely based on the book of the same name written by Cressida Cowell, How To Train Your Dragon is one of the best animated movies of all time. Set in a mythical Viking world, it follows a Viking teenager, Hiccup, who aspires to pursue his tribe's tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. How To Train Your Dragon was a big hit at the box office and was appreciated for its animation, voice acting, writing, musical score and 3D sequences. The movie was even nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at the 83rd Academy Awards. One of the best animated English movies, it is followed by How To Train Your Dragon 2 and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
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Tangled - 2010
Directors: Nathan Greno and Byran Howard
Loosely based on the German fairy tale “Rapunzel” by the Brothers Grimm, Tangled tells the story of Rapunzel, a lost, young princess with magical long blonde hair who yearns to leave her secluded tower. One of the best animated English movies, it was the eighth highest-grossing movie of 2010. Tangled was nominated for the Best Original Song among several other nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards. The movie is followed by Tangled Ever After, a short movie released in 2012. Tangled successfully defines the best Disney features with a complex mix of romance, comedy, adventure and is undeniably one of the best animated movies of all time.
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Finding Nemo - 2003
Director: Andrew Stanton
One of the best animated English movies, Finding Nemo tells the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory, searches for his missing son Nemo. It became the highest-grossing animated film at the time of its release and the second-highest-grossing film of 2003. Finding Nemo won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the first Pixar film to do so and received three more nominations. The American Film Institute named it the 10th greatest animated film ever. One of the best animated movies of all time, Finding Nemo is dazzling, funny, visually appealing and makes for an interesting weekend watch.
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Toy Story - 1995
Director: John Lasseter
Toy Story, released in 1995, is the first entirely computer-animated feature film, as well as the first feature film from Pixar. Set in a world where anthropomorphic toys come to life, the plot focuses on rivals-turned-friends, an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy doll named Woody and an astronaut action figure, Buzz Lightyear, who work together to be reunited with their owner after being separated from him. One of the best animated movies of all time, Toy Story was the second highest-grossing movie of 1995 and was applauded for its technical innovation of 3D animation, musical score and vocal performances. It received three Academy Award nominations Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song for "You've Got a Friend in Me" and Best Original Score as well as won a Special Achievement Academy Award. One of the best animated English movies, Toy Story launched a multimedia franchise and a series of three sequels, starting with Toy Story 2 (1999).
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The Nightmare Before Christmas - 1993
Director: Henry Selick
Produced and conceived by Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated musical dark fantasy Halloween-Christmas movie. One of the best animated English movies, it narrates the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who stumbles upon "Christmas Town" and becomes obsessed with celebrating the holiday. The Nightmare Before Christmas garnered a cult following post its release and became the first animated movie to be nominated for the Academy Award under Best Visual Effects. One of the best animated movies of all time, it is highly entertaining and has something to offer for adults as well as kids.
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Aladdin - 1992
Director: John Musker and Ron Clements
One of the best animated English movies, Aladdin is based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from One Thousand and One Nights. The movie tells the story of Aladdin, a street dog and the only person who can enter the cave of wonders to retrieve a magical lamp for the dark Vizier Jafar. It is one of the best animated movies of all time that is highly entertaining, beautifully crafted and captivating. Aladdin is like a beautiful glance into Disney’s Renaissance Era and a must-watch! Its classic songs and meticulously drawn characters make it an all-time favourite.
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Beauty And The Beast - 1991
Director: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Walt Disney first attempted to make the animated version of Beauty And The Beast during the 1930s and 1950s but was unsuccessful. In 1991, following the success of The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty And The Beast was made and this time was a big hit. It received widespread recognition for its romantic narrative, animation, characters and musical numbers. One of the best animated movies of all time, Beauty And The Beast became the first animated movie ever to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for its title song. Beauty And The Beast became Disney's first animated movie to be adapted into a Broadway musical and is truly one of the best animated English movies you must watch.
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The Little Mermaid - 1989
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
The Little Mermaid is one of the best animated English movies that is inspired by the 1837 Danish fairy tale of the same name written by Hans Christian Andersen. It narrates the story of a mermaid princess named Ariel, who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with a human prince named Eric. The Little Mermaid won Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song - "Under the Sea". One of the best animated movies of all time, it marked the start of the era known as the Disney Renaissance. The success of The Little Mermaid led to its stage adaptation by Doug Wright and a live-action adaptation by Rob Marshall that is under works.
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Peter Pan - 1953
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske
Based on the 1904 play Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan is one of the best animated movies of all time. It revolves around a group of kids who meet Peter Pan and travel to the island of Never Land to stay young, where Peter also attempts to evade Captain Hook. Peter Pan marked Disney's 14th animated feature film and also entered the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. One of the best animated English movies, it is followed by Return to Never Land released in 2002.
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Cinderella - 1950
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson and Ben Sharpsteen
The animated musical fantasy, Cinderella, is one of the best animated movies of all time. The classical tale needs no introduction and no one is ever too old to enjoy this fairy tale! It became the greatest hit, critically and commercially, for the Disney Studio and helped reverse the studio's fortunes after World War II. Cinderella is one of the best animated English movies that received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Music, Original Song. It was followed by two sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007).
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