Right On! Digital’s list of our favorite animated films kicks off with Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse.
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- Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse (2018) is an addition into the animation industry that shook how people perceived animation. With an unique artstyle combining CGI and traditional lines, the audience was drawn deeper into the story.
- Lion King
Lion King (1994) was one of Disney’s many Renaissance era movies and was a huge hit. Defining many of our childhoods with Mufasa’s infamous death scene and Simba’s triumph over his uncle Scar, this story remains in our hearts.
- Spirited Away
Spirited Away (2002) is one of the most popular Japanese animated films. Telling the story of a lost girl, and having an art style contrasting the increasing CGI using films, the audience is compelled by the beautiful story.
Mulan (1998) was another one of Disney’s many Renaissance era movies. This movie defined many girls’ and Asian-Americans’ childhood as it retold the myth of a classic role model with a selfless goal at heart.
- Toy Story
Toy Story(1995) was Pixar’s first feature film and was released by Disney. This movie defined the childhoods of many children now adults, allowing imaginations to run wild about our toys through Woody.
- Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 (2014) reached success as one of Disney’s Revival Era films. This movie showcased one of the more recognizable characters in media: Baymax. This film even contains a cameo of the late Stan Lee!
Wall-E (2008) was produced by Pixar and released by Disney. It tells of a story of the robot Wall-E who must clean up after the humans meeting a more advanced robot and their developing relationship.
- Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea (2014) is made by a smaller studio Noerlum. It tells the story of a young boy and his sister trying to return home by sea. This film’s art style contrasts the others but compliments the story very well, immersing you in its story.
Frozen (2013) is another one of Disney’s Revival Era films. This movie was revolutionary, adding a new Disney princess and its song “Let it Go” became a hit, recognizable to many people today.
- The Book of Life
The Book of Life (2014) is a film produced by 20th Century Fox. It tells the story of Manolo, a young man, who must balance expectations from family and his own dreams.