Cartoons have been in existence for a very long time, and when that word is mentioned, a couple of names like Tom & Jerry, Pinocchio, and Winnie the Pooh, come to mind. Unfortunately, most adults dismiss the idea of watching animated movies with the reason that cartoons are made for children. This misconception was carried over from the 19th century and prior to that era when most of the animations were targeted towards children and the story lines were childish as well. Over the last 20 years, the animation industry has undergone huge upheavals, from the titanic union of old-school giant Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, 20th Century FOX and other up-and-comers. All these factors combine to provide a mainstream and art house of amazing animation films that anyone can enjoy, irrespective of age.
HD has taken over as well, as all the recently produced animations are created in that format. Now there are several High definition animations that are so close to real movies. So guys, there is nothing childish about sitting down with your kids and watching “Cloudy Meatballs” or any other animation. The animated films on this list are very educating and interesting, you can take a sneak peek at the trailers as well.
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20. RATATOUILLE (2007)
Running time: 1 hr. 50 mins
This is a hilarious animated-adventure about Ratatouille, a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family’s wishes and the problem of being a rat in a rodent-phobic profession. Fate takes Remy to the city of Paris, where he finds himself situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Remy strikes an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who discovers Remy’s amazing talents. After exploring Paris with Linguini, Remy has to choose between following his dreams or returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be a chef.
19. Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)
Running time: 1 hr. 27 mins
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and this act endangers his beloved family and his entire animal community. Trapped underground with barely enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers; Boggis, Bunce and Bean, who are determined to capture fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.
18. A Town Called Panic (2009)
Running time: 5 mins X 20 Episodes
Indian and Cowboy plan to construct a barbecue pit for the birthday of their friend, Horse. The delivery of an accidental purchase of 50 million bricks rather than the intended 50 destroys their house. All attempts to rebuild are breached when their walls are continually stolen. Determined to track down the thieves, the three friends travel to the center of the earth to discover that the culprits are a group of mad scientists.
17. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Running time: 1hr. 38 mins
Hiccup is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor makes him a misfit, despite the fact that his father is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people’s future.
16. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Running time: 1 hr. 28 min
Scrat’s continuous pursuit of an infernal acorn has world-changing consequences for Manny, Sid, and Diego, when the continents split apart. The continental crack-up separates Manny and his friends from the rest of the herd, including Manny’s mate, Ellie and rebellious daughter Peaches. The pals are desperate to return home, but a pirate and his ragtag crew stand in their way.