15 Best Animation Movies You Can Watch Today

Animation movies in the United States are a widely used, long-running kind of entertainment.

The animation industry in the U.S. started with Disney’s release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on December 21, 1937.

In the 1940s, Walt Disney and his animators began to explore new techniques and technologies to produce their films more efficiently and economically.

The movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was a significant success for Disney, but it was also a point of departure for how to do the animation. 

The next film they released was Pinocchio, shot in live-action in 1940 with live-action sequences that acted as bridges between animated segments.

Shrek (2001)

The American computer-animated fantasy film Shrek was released in 2001. 

The film was the debut produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg.

in their joint directing debut, Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Mike Myers, and 

In Shrek, an ogre’s journey is described as a journey to rescue a princess from an evil dragon. He is joined by his love interest Princess Fiona, his donkey sidekick, Donkey, and a talking frog named Farquaad. 

Shrek’s quest takes him from his home in the swamp to the kingdom of Duloc, where he must save the land from being overtaken by fairy tale creatures who have taken over the ground because they did not invite them into the kingdom.

Where to stream – Peacock

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 

The picture “How to Train Your Dragon” is about a Viking boy named Hiccup who finds and befriends a dragon named Toothless.

 After many adventures and battles, Hiccup learns how to train dragons and becomes the hero of his village.

The movie follows the story of Hiccup, a Viking boy searching for his place in the world. He is not very good at anything but wants to be so bad that he makes up for it with determination. 

His father, Stoick, the Vast, is a great warrior who spends most of his time-fighting dragons that attack their village.

One day while fishing with his friend Fishlegs, they are attacked by a dragon called an “angry beaver”, which causes Hiccup’s boat to sink. 

Another dragon named Toothless saves them and then takes them back home on his back so they can tell everyone what happened.

Where to stream – Apple TV

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Wallace and Gromit are two friends who live in a British village. Wallace is an inventor, and Gromit is his loyal canine companion.

Wallace’s inventions usually have a human-like quality, except his latest invention – the “were-rabbit”- a giant rabbit that turns into a man at night.

The were-rabbit escapes from its pen in Wallace’s garden one night, and when he awakens the following day, it devours all of their vegetables. 

Wallace decides to create an electric fence to keep the were-rabbit in place.

 Later that day, he notices the were-rabbit captured by Mr Boggis, one of their neighbours who has been hunting rabbits for years and wants to sell them to Lord Victor Quartermaine for dinner (Quartermaine is allergic to fish).

Wallace decides not to tell Gromit about it because he doesn’t want him hurt!

Where to stream – Amazon Prime Video

Frozen (2013)

The 2013 American musical fantasy film “Frozen” was created by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Disney Pictures, Walt.

The Walt Disney Animated Classics series’ 53rd animated film is this one, and the first in the series since “The Lion King” (1994) to be based on an actual historical event and include characters from outside the animal world.

 The film tells the story of two princesses, Elsa and Anna, who are inadvertently separated when Elsa’s magical power over ice accidentally sets off an eternal winter that consumes their kingdom.

Where to stream – Disney+

tangled(2010) 

The Disney movie Tangled is a cartoon that tells the tale of Rapunzel, a girl kidnapped by Mother Gothel and locked in a tower for eighteen years. 

The only company she has is her pet chameleon, Pascal. One day, after overhearing Rapunzel singing, Flynn Rider (a thief) enters the tower and seizes her crown. 

He quickly realizes that then tricked by Mother Gothel and decides to help Rapunzel escape from the tower.

Rapunzel agrees to go with him on one condition: she wants to see the floating lanterns in person before she leaves forever.

 Flynn agrees, and they set off on an adventure to find them. They eventually find them at the top of a mountain where Rapunzel’s long hair has grown enough for her to climb up. 

She discovers that she can heal people with her tears which gives her more confidence.

Where to stream – Disney plus, Hotstar

Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated film by Walt Disney Productions. The story is about an adventurous wooden puppet named Pinocchio, who wants to become a real boy.

 The film is adapted from The Pinocchio Adventures, a children’s book by Carlo Collodi in Italy.

The movie starts with Jiminy Cricket telling the story of a little wooden puppet named Pinocchio and his adventures with his father, Geppetto. 

Geppetto carves Pinocchio out of a piece of wood and brings him to live with his wish upon a star. 

They then go on many adventures together, but after they are caught by a man who wants to make money off their wooden bodies, they escape, and Geppetto makes Pinocchio into a real boy with no strings attached.

Where to stream – Prime Video or Vudu

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs(1937)

A 1937 American animated picture called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was made by Walt Disney Productions and based on the German fairy tale “Snow White” published by the Brothers Grimm.

The film was released in theatres on December 21, 1937, and has since been considered one of Disney’s greatest animated films. 

Snow White was released to critical acclaim and became among the most well-liked films of 1938. 

The popularity of Snow White helped establish Walt Disney Studios as an independent motion picture producer, rivalling other major Hollywood studios like Warner Bros.

While Snow White was a critical success, it received mixed reactions from audiences who were more used to traditional animation styles, such as those featured in Disney’s previous releases like Pinocchio (1940) or Fantasia (1940).

Where to stream – Disney Plus, Vudu, Prime Video, Redbox. or Apple TV on your Roku device

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

This Disney film is a classic and one of the most popular animated movies. It is about a beautiful princess named Tiana who wants to open her restaurant with her hard-working dreamer friend, Naveen. 

They are looking for a loan to start their business when they meet an alligator named Louis, who has been turned into an amphibian by a magical spell. He agrees to help them find their money in exchange for his freedom.

The movie grossed $267 million worldwide against its budget of $100 million.

Where to stream – Disney Plus, Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox. or Apple TV

Inside Out (2015)

“Inside Out” is a 2015 Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios together released picture. It is the 11th Disney·Pixar feature film. The movie’s directors are Pete Doctor and Ronaldo Del Carmen.

The film follows a young girl named Riley, who moves from Minnesota to San Francisco after her father starts his new job there. The narrative is recounted from the viewpoint of five emotions inside her head: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger.

Where to stream – Disney+ 

Toy Story (1995)

In the film “Toy Story”, Woody is a cowboy doll who has been Andy’s favourite toy since he was a baby. When Andy starts kindergarten, he gets new toys to play with and his attention shifts away from Woody.

This leaves Woody feeling lonely and neglected. He spends most of his time on a shelf in the corner of Andy’s room.

One day, Buzz Lightyear comes to life after being left behind by Andy at Pizza Planet. Buzz believes he is an actual space ranger on a critical mission to save the world from Evil Emperor Zurg, but Woody tries to convince him otherwise. 

Buzz eventually becomes friends with Woody, and they set off together in search of Andy to return Buzz to his rightful owner.

Where to stream – Disney Plus

The Lego Movie (2014)

 In the film, an ordinary Lego figure, Emmet (Chris Pratt), is mistaken for the extraordinary Master Builder and is prophesied to save the Lego world from a supervillain. 

He’s rafted into a group of strangers on an incredible journey to defeat a wicked tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is utterly and hilariously unprepared.

The Lego Movie was released in 2014 and was critically acclaimed by fans and critics.

Three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, were nominated for the movie Original Song. It also won Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature Film; both won two Golden Globe Awards.

Where to stream – Netflix

The Incredibles (2004)

Walt Disney Pictures created the 2004 American computer-animated superhero movie “The Incredibles” and is the distributor of this Pixar Animation Studios production.

The film is about a family of superheroes who must save the world from a villain who wants to destroy all superheroes and rule the world.

The film starts with Mr Incredible and Elastigirl, both superheroes with superpowers, arguing about Elastigirl keeping the home to care for their three children, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. At the same time, Mr Incredible fights crime in his old age.

They are interrupted by an emergency alert that summons them to defeat a supervillain called Syndrome, who has been creating his army of supervillains to take over the world.

Syndrome captures Mr Incredible’s long-time nemesis, Bomb Voyage, and threatens him with a death ray unless he agrees to work for him, which prompts Mr Incredible into action before he can.

Where To Stream: Google Play, Vudu, and Amazon Instant Video are streaming services.

The Adventures of Tintin(2011)

The Adventures of Tintin is an animated film directed by Peter Jackson. Based on Tintin’s Adventures, a comics series by Belgian artist Hergé.

The film’s story revolves around the adventures of young journalist Tintin and his dog Snowy, who live in Brussels in their flat at 6A Boulevard General Jacques.

Tintin’s friend, Captain Haddock, is a sea captain whose ship was sunk by the pirate Red Rackham. He tells Tintin that he has buried the treasure on a secret island called the “Bird Rock”. Haddock then reveals that he hid it at sea and that he had been drunk when he told him about it.

Where to stream – Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+

The Iron Giant (1999)

“The Iron Giant” (1999) is a popular animated film praised for its beautiful animation and moving story. 

The film is set in the 1950s when America was still recovering from the effects of World War II. A young boy named Hogarth Hughes discovers an enormous robot near his home, and he soon learns that it is not of this world.

 He also learns that the U.S. government wants to destroy it, but Hogarth is determined to save his new friend from destruction by hiding him in a junkyard.

Where to stream – Netflix

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

The film is about a young inventor, Flint Lockwood, who has created a device capable of making food rain down from the sky. He faces off against an evil TV host and his weather machine to save the world from global warming.

Sony Pictures Animation made a 2009 American computer-animated comedy movie called Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Judi and Ron Barrett’s children’s book of the same name.

An animated film was Christopher Miller and Phil Lord both served as directors and credited as executive producers. 

The screenplay was written by Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley, with story credit going to Judi and Ron Barrett.

It tells the story of an eccentric young inventor named Flint Lockwood who desires to develop something that will better everybody’s life but instead creates food animals that threaten to destroy the world if he doesn’t stop them in time.

The film stars Anna Faris as Sam Sparks; Bill Hader as Flint.

Where to stream – Prime Video or Vudu

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