Animated films are no longer for kids anymore, it is also for adults, that is why more and more people are tuning into these animated films. It basically brings the family together because they all watch these films at the same time. That is just one of the reasons why animated films are making it big at the box office. In fact, some of them have actually hit billions. Can you guess which ones are at the top?
“For the first time in forever, I can finally understand. For the first time in forever, we can fix this hand in hand. We can head down this mountain together, you don’t have to live in few, ‘cause for the first time in forever, I will be right here.” – Princess Anna of Arendelle
Almost every child (and parent) know the songs from the movie Frozen, by Disney. Children from all over the world, repeatedly watch this film even after a few years of its release. The film was actually released in 2013, starring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad.
The story centers in the kingdom of Arendale, where the newly crowned Queen Elsa, scared everyone off with her icy powers And unknowingly set an eternal winter to the entire kingdom, her younger sister, Princess Anna, together with a talking snowman named Olaf, and a young ice man named Kristoff with his reindeer Sven, tried to track her after she ran away, hoping Elsa to bring everything back to normal. The film is extremely known for its songs that even won the Academy Awards. It earned about $400 million in the US alone, making it the highest grossing animated film of all time.
Only a hundred thousand away from Frozen, coming up at the second spot is Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s, “Minions.” It is a computer-animated comedy film that was released in 2015, it was actually a spin-off to the Despicable Me franchise, which made it into the box office charts as well. The film features the voices of Sandra Bullock, John Hamm, and Michael Keaton. “Minions” is the highest grossing non-Disney film of all time, and the sequel is currently in the works, to be released in 2020.
TOY STORY 3 ($1,066,969,703)
This next one is actually is the third installment in the Toy Story franchise. It was released in 2010 and is considered to be the best one in the series. It was released by Pixar as a 3D-computer animated film. It features the voice of the Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks as the cowboy toy Woody.
“Toy Story 3” actually won not just one, but four Oscars including, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Animated Feature, Best Sound Editing, and Best Original Song. It was said to be the last film but in 2015, an announcement made by Pixar president, Jim Morris, stated that there will indeed be a “Toy Story 4,” but it will not be a sequel that continues the story of Andy’s toys in general, instead, it would be a story about Woody and Bo Beep.
FINDING DORY ($1,028,570,889)
This next one actually took more than 10 years to make, since its sequel, “Finding Nemo,” was released in 2003 and this one came out in 2016. It features the voice of the award-winning talk show host and comedian, Ellen DeGeneres. And because of how long it actually took, it grossed more than $400 in the US and Canada, since everyone was obviously waiting for it. Despite its success, it faced controversy because of some scenes involving the blue tang fishes.
“No matter what kind person you are, I implore you; Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.” – Officer Judy Hopps of Zootopia Police Department
Last but definitely not the least, is the Academy Award-winning Disney animated film, “Zootopia.” The film was released in 2015 as well, with a record-breaking box office success just a week after its premiere. It was even chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of the year. The film talked about equality and discrimination that was represented by animals which made it easier for children to understand and appreciate.
Pretty sure you have seen these films more than once, especially if you have children around you all the time, can’t blame you though, since these are indeed some good ones, otherwise they would win prestigious awards, as well as earn billions at the box office.