There are so many amazing animated movies that you can watch. These are often the sorts of films that are great for both kids and adults alike, so they can be excellent for a movie night. With that in mind, here are some of the best-animated films in no particular order.
Toy Story is a classic Pixar film about toys coming to life. It is one of those films that you can watch time and again, and not grow bored of it. It tells the story of Woody and him coming to grips the fact that he might not be the favorite toy anymore. It is a tale of childhood, of growing up and the toys that we loved when we were young. A lot of kids won’t see this aspect until they are much older. Instead, they can enjoy a fun story about toys that might even be similar to some of the toys that they have. The jokes in Toy Story, like many on this list, are ones that both adults and kids can appreciate. Toy Story is a classic and a welcomed addition to any movie night. If your kids haven’t seen it yet, then you should definitely organize a time to watch this fantastic movie. Once you have watched Toy Story, then there are two sequel films that are just as good and well worth watching.
Wall-E is another Pixar film, but it is much newer than Toy Story. It tells us a story of a small robot who is tasked with cleaning up a planet Earth that has gone to ruin. There is trash everywhere and it is Wall-E’s job to clean it up. The little guy has a fantastic little personality of his own and he goes on all kinds of adventures. There is a twist that won’t be spoiled here, but suffice to say that Wall-E is a fantastic film that everyone can enjoy.
The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant is a slightly older film about an iron giant that falls from the sky. This giant befriends a young boy. It is a story about friendship against the odds as the two try to evade the authorities and incorporate the Iron Giant into normal everyday life. It is a brilliant film, that is still fantastic to watch despite its age. It is touching, humorous and well worth you and your kids time. It would make a great addition to any movie collection or film night.
The Lion King
The Lion King is a classic Disney film that everyone will have heard about. You likely know the story beat by beat, but your kids might not. There is something quite fantastic about seeing them love a film that you will have loved throughout your life. This is a timeless classic that even has a few sequels for your kids to enjoy. While these sequels are nowhere near as good as the original, your kids can still enjoy watching them. The songs in The Lion King are just as classic as the rest of the film. It won’t take much for The Lion King to become your kid’s favorite film and for them to go around singing the various songs. If you haven’t already introduced your kids to The Lion King, then you should make sure to do so. It might inspire a lifelong passion for animation or voice acting. To learn more about voice acting and voice overs, you can do a little internet research.
Despicable Me is the film that spawned the minions obsession that stormed the world. The little yellow people who do hilariously silly thing have gone on to outshine the rest of the film. Kids love them because they are basically naughty children who are adorable, so nobody ever really tells them off. There are three Despicable Me films for you and your kids to enjoy. Each of them has a unique plot, jokes that Mums and Dads will find hilarious and ones that your kids will also be able to enjoy. You follow a super criminal as his adopts three young girls and watch as chaos ensues. You get to see all kinds of funny, crazy things happen throughout each film. If you haven’t introduced your kids to Despicable Me or minions, then this is a good place to start. The minions even have their own films and shorts for you to watch afterward.
The original Shrek film is another classic bit of animation. It is beloved and tells a classic fantasy tale but with a slight twist. It is a story about the fact that it is what is on the inside that counts and one of friendship, romance and inclusivity. Your kids might not see all of these things immediately, but some of the lessons Shrek has to teach will sink in through your kid’s subconscious. The film is also hilarious and has plenty of action scenes. Both kids and adults can enjoy this fantastic movie. Once you have watched the original Shrek film, then you can enjoy Shrek 2 and Shrek 3. While neither of these films is quite as good as the first ones, they are still brilliant films that bring a lot of humor and touching moments to your screens.
The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time is a film about young dinosaurs trying to survive in a world that is starting to fall apart. There are volcanoes erupting, carnivores trying to eat them and all kinds of other dangers. Throughout this, they separated from their parents and need to find them again. The Land Before Time is touching tale that is full of lots of memorable songs and music. If you and your kids enjoy dinosaurs, then this is a must watch. Each dinosaur is from a different species and has a different personality depending on who it is. The story can be little scary for younger kids, but it can also be thrilling and there are times when you aren’t sure that they are going to make it. However, it is a brilliant film that you should definitely put on the movie night list.