Must Watch Animation Movies
Coco is a 2017 computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the original idea by Lee Unkrich who directed the movie and was co-directed by Adrian Molina.
The concept of the film derives from the Mexican holiday known as Day of the Dead and follows a 12-year-old boy by the name of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), from a musically inclined family that has generationally banned music in their household.
Passionate about music, Miguel is accidentally transported into the land of the dead where he meets numerous people who assist him on his journey of unlocking the true story behind his family history. Starring voice overs from Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía and Edward James Olmos.
Mental awareness is at the center of Inside Out, a 2015 computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It’s directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen and stars the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan.
Growing up is not easy, especially for Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), who relocates to a new town when her dad starts a new job. Trying to adjust to her newfound life and surroundings, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness, which live in the emotions headquarters in her brain and control her mind.
Moana is a 2016 3D computer-animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. Voice over actors include Auliʻi Cravalho as Moana and features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk.
The film explores the life of Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast who’s the only daughter of a Polynesian chief. Moana becomes chosen by the ocean to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. Her island gets struck by a blight resulting in Moana setting sail in search of Maui in the hopes of returning the relic to Te Fiti and saving her people.
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda, released in 2008, is a computer-animated action/comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and was directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne. This first installment in the franchise stars the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Lucy Liu, and Ian McShane.
The film is set in ancient China, long before the best slots games were around, where an enormously enthusiastic and clumsy Panda known as Po (Jack Black), was strangely chosen as the prophesied Dragon Warrior. Despite being initially doubted, Po was set on proving himself to become a Kung Fu master. With the guidance and leadership of their guru, Master Shifu, Po becomes responsible for defending everyone from an oncoming threat by turning his greatest weakness into his greatest strength.