Walt Disney or Walter Elias Disney is an American entrepreneur who founded Walt Disney Production along with his brother, Roy O.Disney. Being as an animator, he had created the world’s most famous cartoon movie such as Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was not only an animator but also a producer, a cartoonist, a director and a screenwriter. He had successfully animated a lot of fictional characters and produced many cartoon movies. Among all the movies, there are top 10 cartoon movies, according to Disney Movie Guide Rankings.
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1. Lion King: is an animated movie about a lion family. It took place in the pride land of Africa where lion took control over all animals as king. Mufusa, who was a king, along with Queen Sarabi gave birth to Simba. The newborn resented his uncle, Scar, who wanted to be an heir to the throne. Because of his ambition, Scar allied with hyenas to attack Mufusa and Simba. Mufusa was murdered, Simba fled the kingdom. Convinced by Nala and Rafiki, Simba returned home to confront Scar. Finally, Scar died and Simba became the Lion King of the kingdom.
The Lion King was released on 15, June 1994 in United States, lasting for 88 minutes. The Lion King was praised for its music, story and animation. This animated movie earned over $987 million for 3D release in 2011. It won 2 Academy Awards for its music and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy, according to Wikipedia.
2. Beauty and the Beast: is a story about a magical beast and a beautiful young lady. A selfish prince Adam was magically transformed into a beast; he had to learn to love other and get love in return. Belle, a girl who was bored of her village, offered herself to replace her father imprisoned in the castle. Belle firstly was not interested in the beast and regarded him as a monster while the beast considered her as a stubborn. Finally, the beast got Belle’s love, which could break the spell and transform the beast into a human.
Releasing on November 13, 1991, “Beauty and the Beast” was a successful commercial film earning $403 million throughout the world. “Beauty and the Beast” had won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy and other two awards for its music, according to Disney wiki. Also, it was famously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the only cartoon movie to hold this until 2009. Beauty and the Beast totally received six nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Sound, and other three for its song.
3. Aladdin: is an adventure film about a street-urchin and a princess. They love each other, but Princess Jasmine can only marry a prince. Aladdin isn’t a prince but “Diamond in the Rough” who was the only one able to enter the Cave of Wonders to get the magic lamp. Finally, they could still marry each other, not because the magic lamp makes him become a prince, but because of his loyalty and defeating Jafar.
Aladdin was released on November 11, 1992, becoming the most successful film of 1992. Aladdin earned over $217 million in revenue in US and $534 million worldwide. According to Wikipedia, Aladdin won many awards, especially for its soundtrack.
4. Frozen: is a current animated film which tells story of Anna and Elsa. Elsa, a princess in Arendelle, has the magical ability of freezing and creating ice and snow. Anna is a fearless optimist who likes to play with her sister Elsa. Elsa has accidentally injured Anna many times because of her uncontrolled power. Later on, they realize that only the “act of true love” can stop it. At the end, the two sisters reconcile.
Frozen was generally released on November 27, 2013, running for 102minutes. Frozen has earned nearly $1.13 billion in box office. It was awarded with 2 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. “Frozen” won Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature, and it won 5 Annie Awards and 2 Critics’ choice Awards, according to Wikipedia. Click here to download
5. Finding Nemo: is an adventure film about fish. A clown fish Marlin lost his son, Nemo. On the adventure to find his son, Marlin met a forgetful regal blue tang, Dory. They traveled together and faced some dangers. Finally, Nemo and other tank mates tried to get out of the tank and return back home.
“Finding Nemo” was released on May 03, 2003. It won the Academy Award for Best animated Feature and was the 2nd highest-grossing film of 2003, according to Disneywiki. Earning around $868 million worldwide, “Finding Nemo” was the best-selling DVD with over 40 million copies.
6. The Little Mermaid: tells a story of the Princess Ariel who dreams of getting out of the sea. She usually falls into argument with his dad (King Triton) about this. One day, Ursula, the sea witch, transforms Ariel into human, and Ariel has to give away her voice in return. After that, Ursula transforms herself to a beautiful lady, coming to break Prince Eric and Ariel by using Ariel’s voice. With the help of King Triton, Ariel finally becomes a human permanently and has a new life with Eric, just like what she wishes.
The Little Mermaid was first released on November 14, 1989, earning over $111 million in U.S and an additional $99 worldwide. This film was awarded 2 Oscars. It is the 28th animated feature, running for 83minutes.
7. Toy Story: Woody is Andy’s favorite toy, being like a leader of all toys in Andy’s room. The arrival of Buzz Lightyear on Andy’s birthday resents Woody. Woody wants to get rid of Buzz because of jealousy. Late on, Woody and Buzz become closed and always help each other when they’re in danger. At the end of the story, on Christmas day, another new toy arrives, it’s a puppy.
Released on November 22, 1995, “Toy Story” earned over $361 million worldwide. This film was praised of animation’s innovation and amusing screenplay, considered as one of the best-animated film.
8. Tangled: “Tangled” is an animated cartoon movie telling a story of Princess Rapunzel who has magic golden hair. She was locked in an isolated area in a tower by Mother Gothel. One day, a thief Flynn Rider, along with two bandits, ran into the tower with a satchel of crown. Rapunzel fought Flynn Rider with fry pan and took that satchel. They had a deal; Rapunzel wanted to see lantern, and Flynn Rider wanted the satchel back. They agreed and started a dangerous journey together.
The general release of this film was on November 24, 2010. It earned more than $591 million worldwide and $200 million in U.S and Canada. Tangled won 83rd Academy Award for best original song and was nominated for many awards.
9. Spirited Away: is an adventure film talking about a world which is full of creatures such as demons, evils and spirits. Chihiro, along with her family, was moving to their new home. They went into a mysterious town; Chihiro was alerted by Haku that she is in danger now. As her parents turned into pigs, Chihiro tried to find the way to break the spell.
Spirited Away was released on July 20, 2001 in Japan. It earned over $274 million and became the most successful film in Japanese history. This film was acclaimed to be one of the greatest films in 2000s, and it won a number of awards.
10. Toy Story 3: Andy now is 17 years old, and he has to enter college. He donated those toys to Sunnyside daycare center. At there, those toys were mistreated by toddlers and imprisoned by Lotso Bear and his gang. Woody, Buzz and other toys made plan to escape and return back to Andy’s home.
Toy Story 3 was released on June 18, 2010 in North America. It was the first movie that grossed over $1 billion worldwide, reaching the highest-grossing film of 2010. It was nominated for many awards for its best picture, best sound editing, best adapted screenplay, best animated feature, as well as its best original song.