Animation is nothing new to the world. It is existent since the Palaeolithic age. But it was Walt Disney’s Alice series and Hanna-Barbera’s first TV animation programme Huckleberry Hound which initiated the revolution in the animation technology. The various artists over the year have entertained us with countless animation movies. Here we have compiled a list of the top 10 animation movies which are a must watch this year.
Top 10 Animated Movies 2013
The following section will take you on a journey to the top 10 artistic presentations from the animation world in 2013.
1. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
This is the latest in the Dragon Ball Z animated movie series. And this time the Z fighters have to vie the God. The only problem is that it requires a God to fight another God and none of them is a God. The movie has climbed up to the top spot on the list of animated movies under the expert direction of Masahiro Hosoda.
2. Ghost in the Shell Arise – Border 1: Ghost Pain
The Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese series which will be released in four parts. The first instalment Ghost Pain was released in June this year and got an extremely positive response from the viewers. The wonderful character design, astounding cinematography and crisp direction by Kazuchika Kise, Masahiko Murata makes it one of the top ten animated movies.
3. Monsters University
Featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi; Monster University is the sequel to the 2001 animation movie Monsters, Inc. This flick makes to our list of animated movies for the brilliant portrayal of the relation that Mike and Sully share during their college days. Written and directed by the Hollywood Director Dan Scanlon, it is one of the top 10 anime movies in the current years.
4. Despicable Me 2
The sequel of the 2010 block buster Despicable Me is another one of the top animated movies on our list. In this part Gru is hired by the Anti-Villain League to assist them in nabbing a dangerous new clever criminal. Directed by the same duo Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, the movie features Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt in the lead roles.
5. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury
Another one of the top animated movies of this year, Rio 2096 is the story of a super hero who has lived for 600 years. The superhero movie traces the love story of the protagonist through the pages of history. The love story spans across all the major stages in the Brazilian history right from the Portuguese discovery of the land, era of slavery, dictatorship.
6. Garden of Words
Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, the Garden of Words revolves around the life of Takao, who aspires to be a shoe maker. One day the young lad meets a mysterious lady who is little elder to him. Their friendship blossoms and the two starts meeting frequently. But the lady meets him only on rainy days. The plot makes it one of the top 10 animation movies.
7. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 3 – Descent
The third in the row in the Berserk Golden Age Arc series concludes the Golden age. The first two flicks were released in 2012. The animation movies series is based on the Berserk Japanese comics which span across several ‘arcs’. The screenplay, direction and pace of the film elates it to the top 10 anime movies.
8. The Croods
There is nothing about this Dream Works Production which is not breathe taking, be it the direction, the screen play or the plot. Released in March this year, the film features Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. One of the top 10 animation movies, it tracks the trek of a caveman family through the unknown and fascinating world accompanied by an inventive lad.
Starring Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson and Beyoncé Knowles, Epic is really impressive. The movie is the presentation of the creators of the mega hits Ice Age and Rio. The plot revolves around a teen girl who has been, in a twist of events, transported to a dark forest in the middle of a battle between the opposing forces of good and evil. With a small group of her own, she tries to rescue the world.
10. Escape from Planet Earth
Directed by Cal Brunker, the Escape from Planet Earth is another one of the top animated movies released this year. The story traces the adventures and experiments of the Astronaut Scorch Supernova. He one day responds to the SOS of a precarious and notorious alien planet and creates havoc on Earth.