Friday, April 15, 2011

Top Animated Movies of 2010

One of the most endearing movie genres to captivate audience is the animated movie. They deliver and guarantee top quality entertainment and fun for the whole family. Watching an animated movie is the escapism into fantasy that you have always dreamt about. The special effects and vibrant colors are a delightful spectacle, with movies like Fantasia, Tom and Jerry, Aladdin among the more popular favourites. You almost never get tired of watching animated movies. It used to be only Disney that produce the best animated movies but now with more independent studios like Dreamworks and Pixar, we are blessed with the best animated movies all year through.

2010 was great for animated movies especially with the opening of the much anticipated final chapter of the Shrek saga. Among the more successful animated movies of 2010 are:

Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil
This is the sequel of the first movie which was released way back in 2005. It is a story about Red Riding Hood investigating the disappearance of the children storybook favourite Hansel and Gretel. Featuring the voice talents of Martin Short, Hayden Panettiere, Joan Cusack and Glen Close, the movie was just as successful as its predecessor at the box office.

Toy Story 3
In what could possibly be the last movie in the franchise, Woody and Buzz Lightyear are back for this third instalment. In this movie, Woody and the rest of the gang are left in a day care centre fending for themselves against other more antagonistic characters including Ken or Barbie and Ken fame. This is the most successful animated movie of 2010 and was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.

Shrek Forever After
The much anticipated Shrek 4 or better known as Shrek Forever After brings back the gang for another adventure. This time, Shrek is tricked into spending his life in an alternate reality where Donkey does not know him and Fiona is no longer his bride. This movie again features the talents Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy as Donkey

Beauty and the Beast
Actually this is not a new release as it is one of the oldest Disney movies. However it was re-released in 2010 after major upgrading of the computer graphics and sound effects. The tale of classic love and sacrifice still managed to capture the hearts of the audiences who turn out in droves to support this movie.

Despicable Me
Billed as Steve Carrell last animation movie so the expectations were very high. He was widely acclaimed for this voice performance in Horton Hears a Who! And this time he plays a lovable super villain who is willing to literally capture the moon to upstage his opponent. As he unveils his devilish plot, he mistaken becomes attached to a group of orphans which makes him reconsider his actions. It is an interesting mix of emotions and comic relief that made this movie as box-office hit and one of the best animated movies of 2010.

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