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    Written by Sahana Charan and published on 23 April 2021.

    Here are 15 of the most loved animated movies for kids! These are the top cartoon movies of all time and should be on your child's must-watch list

    Pre-schooler to 18+
    15 Best Animated Movies Of All Time For Kids To Watch

    There are some films from our childhood that get etched in our memories forever and some more recent ones that we have loved viewing with our families over the weekend. Many of these are animated films, which both kids and adults love to keep going back to for their timeless quality or for the quiet life lessons they pass on to us.

    We asked parents about the most unforgettable animated movies all children should watch and this is the list we got.

    15 Best animation children movies of all time

    1. Toy Story (1995)
    2. Finding Nemo (2003)
    3. The Lion King (1994)
    4. Inside Out (2015)
    5. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
    6. Up (2009)
    7. Monsters Inc. (2001)
    8. Ice Age (2002)
    9. The Jungle Book (1967)
    10. Wall-E (2008)
    11. Ratatouille (2007)
    12. Song of the Sea (2014)
    13. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
    14. Anastasia (1997)
    15. Spirited Away (2001)

    Here are some details about these animation movies along with their trailers.

    1.Toy Story (1995)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    This classic from Pixar changed the way we looked at animation films, because it was so different both in terms of storytelling and technology, in a good way. The poignant story of the toys that belong to a boy named Andy and their many adventures strikes a chord with all kids, while adults will enjoy it equally. It is all about trust and friendship, a must-watch with family.

    2. Finding Nemo (2003)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    This is a heart-warming story about an overprotective clownfish named Marlin and his search for his little son, who gets abducted. The adventure will keep the children glued, while the father-son theme will pull your heartstrings.

    3. The Lion King (1994)

    Age: 7+     Rated: G

    One of Disney's most-watched films and extremely popular with both children and adults, this animated feature is a coming-of-age tale that talks about bravery and the circle of life. With great music and a poignant storyline, this movie is a winner.

    4. Inside Out (2015)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    This beautifully picturized animated feature is about an 11-year-old girl Riley, who moves with her parents to San Francisco and is finding it difficult to cope with her emotions. This moving, original story gives a lesson on handling strong feelings such as sadness, joy, anger, fear and disgust.

    5. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

    Age: 4+     Rated: G

    Made by well-known Japanese filmmaker Miyazaki, this cute and poignant story is about two sisters in Japan, who move to a new home with their father to be closer to their mother who is in hospital. The girls encounter magical creatures from the nearby woods who keep coming into their house. One large creature is Totoro, whom they befriend. This story about family and friendship is sure to tug at your heartstrings.

    6. Up (2009)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    A charming film that both children and adults would want to watch again and again, Up has won many awards and tells the story of an old man, who goes on an adventure on his floating house. It has humor, adventure and a thought-provoking theme of loneliness, love, family and compassion.

    7. Monsters Inc. (2001)

    Age: 5+      Rated: G

    This is a fun film that will make both children and parents fall in love with its characters. Sulley and his best friend Mike work in a factory that produces energy from the screams of little children. They are monsters who go to the kid's bedrooms to scare them and make them scream. One day, a child enters the factory by mistake. The many adventures that follow form the crux of this film.

    8. Ice Age (2002)

    Age: 6+     RatedG

    This lovable adventure involving prehistoric animals from the Palaeolithic Ice Age, and its four sequels, are a laugh riot and a treat to watch because of the fantastic scenes created with animation technology. The characters of this cartoon movie including Sid the sloth, Diego the tiger and the mammoth Manny form an instant connection with children and will love to watch the movie again and again.

    9. The Jungle Book (1967)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    The early Disney version of Rudyard Kipling's famous book that brought to life the unforgettable characters Mowgli, the boy brought up by wolves, Sher Khan the tiger, Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear. The animated film has memorable music and lots of fun and adventure, woven into a tale of survival, friendship and trust.

    10. Wall-E (2008)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    This thought-provoking animated science-fiction film about a waste-collecting robot, who is left alone to clean up a deserted city, can be interesting for kids and also get them thinking. Targeted at slightly older children, this movie explores deeper themes of environmental problems brought about by humans, consumerism, waste management and so on.

    11. Ratatouille (2007)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    Can anyone ever forget the lovable rat who wants to be a chef? This animated feature follows the story of the talking rat Remy, who befriends the junior chef at a Parisian restaurant so that he could cook there. The culinary banter and the funny antics of the rat really make for an interesting watch. This one is great for the family to sit together and view on a lazy Sunday.

    12. Song of the Sea (2014)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    This visually stunning animated film will just take your breath away while keeping your children engaged. A beautiful story based on Irish folklore about spirits and creatures called selkies, that exist as seals in water and can transform into humans on land. It has magic, adventure and cute characters all that the kids could ask for.

    13. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    The story of a clumsy and lovable panda named Po, who is destined to lead a clan of warriors, has an instant connection with children. The action sequences in the film will keep the little ones as well as parents on the edge of the seats and the story about triumph and knowing oneself, will strike a chord with everyone.

    14. Anastasia (1997)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    This charming musical based on the legend of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, who is supposed to have escaped an execution is full of adventure, mystery and twists and turns. The story revolves around an orphan Anya, who resembles the Grand Duchess and her escapades.

    15. Spirited Away (2001)

    Age: 6+     Rated: G

    The almost lyrical and beautifully made classic by Miyazaki, is about a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro Ogino, who while moving to a new house with her parents, stumbles into an abandoned Japanese bathhouse and gets drawn into the world of spirits. A must-watch for all children and adults.


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