Also, primarily live-action films with heavy use of special effects are not included. Check. Check. Don’t expect any grinning fluffy animals to pop up here – only mind-boggling artistry and weird soundscapes. This sequel to the 2004 Oscar-winning Pixar film reunites the Parr family, the seemingly normal Americans who are secretly superheroes (led by Mr.

If you ask us it was the most romantic movie of the nineties hands down, and Angela Lansbury voiced one of the characters. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, The 10 Best Episodes of Television of 2018.

We really ought to remind ourselves that there are some things Walt can’t give us.

Some very talented animators tried to sum up what it’s like to be inside the brains (on a good day) of The Beatles. Antz is A Bug’s Life with more humanity, less saccharine cliches and a whole gamut of excellent one-liners. An Irish boy living in a lighthouse discovers his mute sister can turn into a seal at will. Arachnado – a film about spiders in a tornado – is here which makes Sharknado look positively Oscar-worthy, James Bond’s iconic club hosts WWE’s NXT UK stars for special 007 photoshoot, A giant inflatable Borat statue wearing nothing but a mask as a mankini is floating on the Thames ahead of the sequel’s release, Borat is finally punching up – and his controversial comedy is never more welcome, Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor speed through empty London streets on motorbike for pandemic-themed heist film Lockdown, We imagine what an animated version of Sherlock could be like. This list chooses to use the AFI, AMPAS and BFI definitions of a feature film. With the help of computer animation, cartoons are better than ever—and they're not just for kids anymore. With this in mind, here are 15 simply-animated movies that you should absolutely watch instead next time you crave Disney on a rainy night in. Feast your eyes on red-eyed, child-like creatures going about their business in an alien landscape terrorised by dragon-like monsters. If you don’t believe us, just Google ‘best animated movies’, read the one-line synopsis of Toy Story 4 (due 2018) or start singing Let It Go and see who joins in. And while Disney/Pixar set the standard, they're not the only animation powerhouses around these days. Check. MORE: QUIZ: Can you identify these 8 living rooms from sitcoms and comedy movies? Trust us, the side effects are worth it. Japanese sci-fi Akira is about super-humans, technology and the threat of nuclear war. Every product was carefully curated by an Esquire editor.

If you like this one, check out The Illusionist (2010) by the same director, Sylvain Chomet. Here are the best animated movies of 2018 (so far). MORE: Does this forgotten scene in Game Of Thrones mean Jon Snow and Sansa Stark’s victory will be short-lived? Once upon a December is a legitimate banger. If you weren’t already chuckling with hindsight at the concept of ‘digital monsters’, the script is also unexpectedly hilarious. It follows an Israeli man who’s struggling to fully recall his memories from when he was a teenage soldier. James Corden voices the rambunctious rabbit who leads his sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton Tail in an ongoing war against the beleaguered Mr. McGregor.

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Who makes onion juice? Maybe it’s a bit on the soppy side but the message of learning to love who you are – as well as that dashing fairy prince who shows up – is as good as any. Dr. Seuss's beloved grump is back once again (this time in computer animated form, and voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) for another take on the familiar Christmas tale about a green and furry scrooge who is sick of the rollicking yuletide festivities—and is set on ruining the holiday for the residents of Whoville once and for all. There’s something very endearing about this movie, which tells the tale of a con artist dog called Charlie who helps a little girl find happiness after returning from the dead. Save us the bean bag. It’s mad. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl). For marionette films like Team America: World Police, or films featuring non-animated puppets, see Films featuring puppetry. The first feature from Studio Ponoc, the animation team launched by alumni of the famed Studio Ghibli, Mary and the Witch's Flower is the story of a young girl who obtains a flower that gives her extraordinary powers for a single night.

So begins this lovely movie, which is everything The Little Mermaid should have been.

Yeah, we said it. Those of you who like your ‘toons informative and moving as well as visually stunning need look no further than this powerful film.

Tyler Coates is the Senior Culture Editor at Esquire.com. If you’re not content to watch these beauties, there’s always Watership Down…, MORE: We imagine what an animated version of Sherlock could be like. It may be a bit trippy for some and those who take on the quest/love story might end up feeling vaguely hypnotised. Cutest orphan of all time?

With a comics-style aesthetic, the movie depicts both the horrors of war in Lebanon and the shadowy world of the soldier’s nightmares in arresting detail. With the help of computer animation, cartoons are better than ever—and they're not just for kids anymore. If you haven’t seen Spirited Away you’re depriving yourself of a very beautiful movie, full stop. Suck it, CGI. Theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV (TV) and direct-to-video (V) movies of all types of animation are included. Plus it has tons of gigantic monsters and absolutely no Shia LaBeouf. While Supers are still technically illegal, Elastigirl gets a corporate sponsorship to continue saving the world—leaving her exasperated husband home to take care of the kids. It’s no secret that 79 years after Snow White was released, Disney are completely dominating the market when it comes to animated movies.

This charming and funny French film follows a boy who looks like David Mitchell and dreams of being a champion cyclist. Here are the best animated movies of 2018 (so far). Director Nick Park, the animator behind the acclaimed Wallace and Gromit, brings his stop-motion animation talents to this equally hilarious alternative history cartoon in which a tribe of cavemen (voiced by Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Tom Hiddleston, and Maisie Williams) face off in a sporting match after inventing the game of football (or soccer for us Americans). It is still Woody Allen’s best movie since Annie Hall. The origins of the whiz-bang animated wonders we see today in the likes of Toy Story, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and How to Train Your Dragon date back more than a hundred years.Flip books and zoetropes revealed the mesmerizing power of animation to humans before movies were even invented in the late 19th century. Thumbelina kicks butt in terms of its animation and the cheery songs will melt your cold, black heart. And who doesn’t love Bartok the bat? Games Inbox: Is Microsoft buying Bethesda good or bad? Burt Reynolds’ voice? Following a young girl who stumbles upon a magic bath house and becomes trapped there when her parents turn into pigs, Spirited Away is no doubt the critical darling of the lot.

Oddball, experimental, autobiographical, historical, naughty and scary movies aren’t really Disney’s bag. They log onto the Internet, naturally, to do some online shopping—only to discover a wild and uncharted world unlike anything else they've ever experienced.

If you don’t believe us, just Google ‘best animated movies’, read the one-line synopsis of Toy Story 4 (due 2018) or start singing Let It Go and see who joins in. Esquire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Who knows, but we love ’em to death. Terry Gilliam meets Salvador Dali meets Avatar – before any of them were really a thing – in 1973 movie Fantastic Planet. Theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV (TV) and direct-to-video (V) movies of all types of animation are included. Based on autobiographical comics by Iranian writer Marjane Satrapi, it follows her journey to adulthood and discovery of rock and roll as various military dictatorships ravage her country. This feature-length anthology of short horror films by comics artists from around the globe will have you sleeping with the light on. 140 Essential Animated Movies To Watch Now. The gang of monsters are back, this time setting sail on an exotic cruise (one must take a break from being terrifying, after all), on which Dracula himself falls for the ship's captain—who happens to be the great-granddaughter of his vampire-hunting nemesis, Van Helsing. Featuring some of the band’s best tracks from their psychedelic period, Yellow Submarine is a technicolour odyssey featuring adorable characters and less adorable blue villains, plus… yeah, we have no idea. We may earn a commission from these links.