Initially it was believed that the animation industry could only compete with traditional broadcast blocks, but no one had ever thought that how quickly the animation industry would carve its way into the top of the trending charts. No doubt, the animation industry has been successful in producing appealing entertainment not only for the kids, but also for adults and teenagers. The competition in terms of storyline, graphics, and appealing voice overs have made animations a new way to tell exciting fantasies. Praising the rise of animation industry, we have come up with top 10 most watched animated movies of all time in this article. Each movie is an example of an extraordinary artistic approach coupled the excellent scrips and eye-catching graphics.
An excellent piece of artistic work that features crude humor and mild language is the movie Shrek. The movie was released on May 18, 2001 worldwide targeting kids and families. Vicky Jenson, Victoria Jenson, and Andrew Adamson directed the movie starring Shrek, an ornery ogre that likes to live in isolation, but suddenly his lonely life gets interrupted by exciting fairy tale characters and that’s where the real adventure began. The movie earned a revenue of $267.0M at the box office. Shrek is ranked at number 10 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
Frozen is a movie full of comedy and adventure featuring the voices of Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell. The movie is one of the coolest mystical films ever to hit the big screen. The movie was released on Nov 27, 2013 worldwide targeting kids and families. The movie depicts a fearless and optimistic character in the shape of Anna, who finds her way to reach her sister Elsa, the snow queen and nullify her icy spell. The movie revolves around saving the kingdom from destruction and Anna and her acquaintance Kristoff played a leading role in that cause. The movie earned a revenue of $400.7M at the box office. Frozen is ranked at number 9 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Fantastic Mr. Fox is movie full of precious lessons coupled with an exciting storyline. It was released on Nov 25, 2009 worldwide. The movie depicts an exciting character, Mr. Fox, who tends to live an idealistic life with his wife Mrs. Fox and his son Ash. But soon the greedy nature of Mr. Fox urged him to delve into wrong means to fulfill his desires for a lot of food and money. While doing so, he endangers all of the animal community residing along with him. At the end it was Mr. Fox who stood up against the oppressors and decided to compensate the community for what he had done earlier. The movie earned a revenue of $20.9M at the box office. Fantastic Mr. Fox is ranked at number 8 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
Ratatouille, isn exciting animated adventure starring a rat named Remy whose utmost desire was to become a chef. The story proceeds with Remy finding his way to a famous restaurant in Paris establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with Linguini. The movie offers an exciting story with some great morals about friendship and self-belief. The movie earned a revenue of $206.4M at the box office. Ratatouille is ranked at number 7 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
WALL-E is an exciting heroic adventure where a robot named WALL-E finds a new purpose of life, exploring the hidden secrets of future across the galaxy along with his counterpart EVE. The movie offers an unparalleled adventurous storyline with some amusing characters playing their part. The movie was released on Jun 25, 2008 worldwide targeting kids and adults through its science fiction genre. The movie earned a revenue of $223.7M at the box office. WALL-E is ranked at number 6 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
Up is a comedy adventure from Disney-Pixar starring Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, who starts his great adventure to South America tying thousands of balloons to his house. But as he starts his journey, he discovers an eight-year-old optimistic wilderness explorer named Russel who bends the storyline towards an exciting burst of adventure. The movie was released on May 29, 2009 worldwide targeting kids and family. The movie earned a revenue of $293.0M at the box office. Up is ranked at number 5 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
4. The Lion King
“The Lion King”, a movie that had appealed almost every child of its age is a wonderful story. No doubt it was ranked among the most watched animated movie of early and late 90’s. The storyline revolves around a lion cub named Simba, who through his journeys, he finds his place in the circle of life after his father named Mufasa. Scar, Simba’s uncle played the role of villain here, who was involved in the killing of Mufasa and driving Simba away from the pride land. The movie was released on Jun 15, 1994 worldwide targeting kids and family. The movie earned a revenue of $94.2M at the box office. The Lion King is ranked at number 4 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
3. Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo, is one of the most exciting underwater adventure movies to ever to hit the big screen. The film revolves around a father-son relationship where an overly protected clownfish named Marlin heads on to search for his son named Nemo who had accidentally separated from his father in the Great Barrier Reef. The movie offers an epic story with immense emotions and was ranked among one of the most daring animation production of its time. The movie was released on May 30, 2003 worldwide targeting kids and family. The movie earned a revenue of $41.1M at the box office. Finding Nemo is ranked at number 3 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
2. Toy Story 3
Once again, an animated story surfaces with an exciting adventurous tale to tell. As Andy finds his way to college, these toys were donated to day care center, where overwhelming adventurous events hit the big screen with some exciting new characters. The movie was released on Jun 18, 2010 worldwide targeting kids and family. The movie earned a revenue of $415.0M on box office. Toy Story 3 is ranked at number 2 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
1. Inside Out
Wow, what a movie that was!. We all know growing up is tough and when it comes to the series of emotions we all have gone through, watching this film can make you really happy. The movie revolves around a girl whose feelings like happiness, anger and fear are controlled by some colorful characters inside her mind. With an amusing direction, the movie has conveyed a great message to young minds and undoubtedly a real piece of adventure worth seeing with your family. The movie was released on Jun 19, 2015 worldwide targeting kids and family .Inside Out is ranked at number 1 in our top 10 most watched animated movies of all time.
All these animated movies in our top 10 chart have their own flare and theme, but one thing is common in all of them. The sheer hard work of the production unit behind them is truly astounding. Coping with the expectations and fantasies of young minds is not an easy task, but somehow the animation industry has been successful so far in achieving this goal and let’s hope to see some more movies with the same excitement and thrills in the near future.