The second installment of “Best Animated Movies In 30 Years” is here. These are another set of awesome animated stories.
Best Animated Movies In 30 Years [Part-II]:
A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef and loses his son, Nemo, after he ventures into the open sea, despite his father’s constant warnings about many of the ocean’s dangers.
Nemo was abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist’s office in Sydney. While Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss.
The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish, and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist’s office, which is situated by Sydney Harbour.
While the two are searching the ocean far and wide, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist’s fish tank plot a way to return to the sea to live their lives free again.
Released: 30 May 2003
Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (co-director)
Writer: Andrew Stanton (original story by), Andrew Stanton (screenplay by), Bob Peterson (screenplay by), David Reynolds (screenplay by)
Actors: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
5The Lion King
THE LION KING is the story of Simba, the cub of Mufasa, the king of the jungle. Simba “just can’t wait to be king.” But his evil Uncle Scar, bitterly jealous of Mufasa, wants to be king, so he arranges for Mufasa to be killed in a stampede and makes Simba think he’s responsible.
Simba runs away and finds friends in Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat, who advise him that the best philosophy is “hakuna matata” (no worries). Simba grows up thinking that he has escaped his past, but his childhood friend Nala finds him and tells him that, under Scar’s leadership, the tribe has suffered badly.
Language: English, Swahili, Xhosa, Zulu
Released: 24 Jun 1994
Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Writer: Irene Mecchi (screenplay by), Jonathan Roberts (screenplay by), Linda Woolverton (screenplay by), Burny Mattinson (story), Barry Johnson (story), Lorna Cook (story), Thom Enriquez (story), Andy Gaskill (story), Gary Trousdale (story), Jim Capobianco (story), Kevin Harkey (story), Jorgen Klubien (story), Chris Sanders (story), Tom Sito (story), Larry Leker (story), Joe Ranft (story), Rick Maki (story), Ed Gombert (story), Francis Glebas (story), Mark Kausler (story), J.T. Allen (additional story material), George Scribner (additional story material), Miguel Tejada-Flores (additional story material), Jenny Tripp (additional story material), Bob Tzudiker (additional story material), Christopher Vogler (additional story material), Kirk Wise (additional story material), Noni White (additional story material), Brenda Chapman (story supervisor)
Actors: Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Broderick, Niketa Calame-Harris, Jim Cummings
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
20,000 years before our planet is entering an ice age. All kinds of animals begin immigrating to the south, seeking more warm climates.
Sid, a sloth who never stops talking, is left behind sleeping while everyone else begins the journey to the south. Awaking, he meets Manny, a mammoth who travels to the north and decides to follow him.
When a human camp is attacked by tigers, a woman takes her baby and jumps on a river. Before she drowns, the baby is rescued by Manny and Sid.
The two animals decide to search for the father and return the baby to him. Diego, one of the tigers that attacked the humans, also claims the baby.
Released: 15 Mar 2002
Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)
Writer: Michael J. Wilson (story by), Michael Berg (screenplay by), Michael J. Wilson (screenplay by), Peter Ackerman (screenplay by), James Bresnahan (additional story), Doug Compton (additional story), Jeff Siergey (additional story), Mike Thurmeier (additional story), Galen T. Chu (additional story), Xeth Feinberg (additional story)
Actors: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled by the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
However, as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent about this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life.
However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her.
Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
Language: French, English, Persian, German
Released: 22 Feb 2008
Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family, History, War
Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Writer: Marjane Satrapi (comic), Vincent Paronnaud (scenario)
Actors: Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Simon Abkarian
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
2Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE introduces viewers to 14-year-old Miles Morales, who’s reluctantly enrolled in an elite New York City boarding school but would rather hang out with his Brooklyn friends.
After he’s accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles starts to experience changes he can’t explain. Retracing his steps to a mysterious underground lab, Miles discovers Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Jake Johnson) trying to stop greedy crime boss Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) from opening a hole in the space-time continuum, which could destroy New York.
Spider-Man is mortally wounded, but Kingpin’s experiment results in another Peter Parker (this one older and more haggard) from a parallel universe showing up and bumping into Miles, who asks him for mentorship and advice.
Together they encounter four more “Spider-people,” including teenager Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), an anime-style girl from the distant future (Kimiko Glenn), a cartoon pig (John Mulaney), and a black-and-white 1930s noir Spider-Man (Nicolas Cage).
After getting over their shock, everyone understands they must work as a team to defeat Kingpin and return to their own universes.
Language: English Spanish
Released: 14 Dec 2018
Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Animation Action Adventure Family Sci-Fi
Director: Bob Persichetti Peter Ramsey Rodney Rothman
Writer: Phil Lord (screenplay by) Rodney Rothman (screenplay by) Phil Lord (story by)
Actors: Shameik Moore Jake Johnson Hailee Steinfeld Mahershala Ali
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
1Kung Fu Panda
It’s the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around…which doesn’t exactly come in handy while working every day in his family’s noodle shop.
Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po’s dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five — Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper, and Monkey — under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu.
But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is heading their way, and it’s up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality?
Po puts his heart – and his girth – into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.
Released: 06 Jun 2008
Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Writer: Jonathan Aibel (screenplay), Glenn Berger (screenplay), Ethan Reiff (story), Cyrus Voris (story)
Actors: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
This concludes our list of Best Animated Movies In 30 Years [Part-II]. Do you want us to create another installment? Do let us know in the comments below.