Animated movies are generally considered to be made for children. While it is true that originally animated movies and their plots were created to cater to children, this has changed with time. Animation studios decided to make more movies with plots which would appeal to older audiences as well and be enjoyable for them.
5 animated movies which everyone can enjoy regardless of age are:
Tangled is based on the story of Rapunzel, but with a big twist. The story follows Rapunzel, a young lady who lives in a secluded tower, constantly dreaming of exploring the world beyond, but forbidden from doing so by her mother. When her mother leaves on a week-long journey, a thief, Flynn Rider breaks into the home while escaping palace guards with treasure. In return for his stolen treasure, she enlists his help to navigate the outside world and show her the mysterious lights which always appear on her birthday.
The premise of Coco is based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead. The story follows Miguel, a young boy who dreams of being a musician despite music being banned in his family. On the eve of the holiday, Miguel gets transported to the Land of the Dead. To return to the Land of the Living, Miguel sets out on a journey to search for his deceased great-great-grandfather, a musician, and also help lift the family ban on music. Coco was praised for having an all-Latino principle cast and has won multiple awards and accolades.
The Polar Express
Now considered a classic, The Polar Express is a beautiful story of belief. The story follows the adventure of a young boy, who does not believe in Santa, on the night of Christmas Eve. As he goes to bed, he notices a mysterious train outside his home. Learning that it is called the Polar Express, he then decides to get aboard it as it travels to the North Pole towards Santa and the elves. The movie was made through live-action motion capture of actors. According to the Guiness World Records, The Polar Express is the world’s first all-digital capture movie.
Frozen is one of the most iconic animated movies to be released in the recent years. It is loosely based on the story ‘The Snow Queen’ by famous fantasy writer Hans Christian Anderson. It is centered around two sisters- Elsa and Anna. At a young age, Elsa is born with snow-based powers she has difficulty controlling. An argument with Anna causes her to lose control of her powers. Scared, she flees, accidently setting off an eternal winter in their kingdom. Anna, along with an iceman Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and a snowman Olaf set out on a journey to find Elsa and stop the winter.
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 is the third movie in the Toy Story movie franchise. The story is set a few days before Andy, the owner of the toys leaves for college. However, the toys accidently get moved to a day-care centre rather than the attic of Andy’s house. At its core, Toy Story 3 is a simple narration of moving on and learning to say goodbye.