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10 Animated Movies to Watch Before you Die

We all loved cartoons and animations as kids, to be honest, most of us love watching them still now. Remember how our childhood was woven with cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie, Piglet etc. Animation has seen drastic changes over the years. In 1908 the first animated cartoon “Fantasmagorie” was produced. It is considered to be the first hand drawn animated cartoon. In 1928 “Steamboat Willie” was produced by Walt Disney which was the first cartoon movie with sound.  Since then popular cartoons were produced by Walt Disney, Metro Goldwyn Mayor and Warner Brothers. With the advancement of technology, animation progressed from hand drawn cartoons to computer generated ones.



October 28 is celebrated as International Animation day. The day was proclaimed by International Animated Film Association or ASIFA in 2002 to celebrate the art of animated and the artists behind it. In this International Animation Day, we have compiled the top 10 animated movies that you must watch before you die. Find out which of these haven’t watched yet:

1. Toy Story (1995)

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This animated movie directed by John Lasseter is based on the story of a little boy and his toys which come to life when the boy is not around. Among all the toys he owns, a cowboy toy named “Sheriff Woody” was the toy leader .On the birthday party of the little boy, he receives an action figure called “Buzz Lightyear” and a series of events starts to occur after that involving all the toys. Watch out for amazing actions and lots of fun.

2. Up (2009)


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Up is a beautiful animated movie which portrays the story of old Carl Fredrick who begins his journey in a flying tree house tied to 500 balloons to the forbidden Paradise Falls in South America with a boy scout Russel. Watch this movie for an emotional yet colourful rollercoaster ride of these two men with a huge age gap.

3. Monsters, Inc.(2001)

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This movie is based on the story of two monsters- Sully and Mike who are on a mission to send Boo, a little girl back to her home and keeping her safe from Randall, the chameleon and Waternoose, the executive officers of Monsters, Inc. Watch this movie for the twists and turns and to witness some funny looking monsters.

4. Rio (2011)


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Rio is the story of a male blue macaw called Blu who is taken to meet Jewel, a female macaw of his species in Rio De Janiero. While both of them are kept in an institute, smugglers break in a steal them. Their owners Linda and Tulio starts looking for them, will they find Blue and Jewel ever again? Find out yourselves!

5. How to Train your Dragon (2010)

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A young Viking, Hiccup wants to join his town‘s fight against the notorious dragons who raid their village often. On his journey to slay dragons, he comes across a mysterious dragon with which he develops an unusual friendship. Watch if they will be able to sustain this friendship or they have to part ways.

6. Megamind (2010)


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The plot revolves around the villain “Megamind” who after killing the good guy “Metro Man” is left with nothing to do at all so he creates a new villain “Titan” who instead of doing good, goes on to destroy the world. Now Megamind, for the first time of his life has to save the world, can he do it? Watch the movie to know about it.

7. Ice Age (2002)

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Ice Age tells about the journey Sid, many and Diego, animals from the ice age as they unite together to return an infant to his father.

8. Despicable Me (2010)

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When Gru, the super villain adopts three little girls from an orphanage, Vector, Gru’s rival steals the pyramid of Giza. Now Gru plans a bigger revenge and decides to steal the moon! Can he do it? Watch the movie to know more. Don’t miss the cute yellow creatures in the movie AKA minions!

9. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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Po, the Panda who loves Kung Fu could be of very less help in his family’s noodle shop. He joins Kung Fu training along with his idols Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. All of them learn under the leadership of Master Shifu. But before they know anything the treacherous Tai Lung is on his way to attack them, will Po save everyone from the threat? Watch Po in action with Kung Fu kicks and punches in the movie.

10. Shrek (2011)


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Shrek is the story of a green ogre and his journey to save his swamp. He gets into a deal with Farquaad, who wants to become the king. He promises to return the swamp to Shrek provided he goes to rescue Farquaad’s daughter Fiona. Once Shrek rescues Fiona, things started taking surprising turns. Watch this movie to know more.

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