”Animated movies are primarily made for children” is an outdated statement. Like any Hollywood hit machine, animated movies can also lure kids and adults alike and sweep the box office to become blockbusters. Numerous animated flicks have been made throughout the history of cinema. More than 100 years have passed since ‘Fantasmagori,’ the first animated cartoon by Émile Cohl that came out in 1908. Not to forget, Winsor McCay’s ‘Little Nemo (1911)’ and ‘Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)’, which are among the most popular movies of this genre. From the early animated movies, which were made by a team of animators drawing each frame manually with all the background and character details, the medium has matured into a full-fledged genre that can represent all our dreams and fears. With that said, here’s the list of really good animation movies on Amazon Prime that are available to stream right now:
16. The Gruffalo (2009)
‘The Gruffalo’ is a heartwarming tale of a mouse who sets out on a journey in search of a nut. Based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson, the plot revolves around the mouse’s journey through the dangerous woods, keeping himself alive from the claws of predators. ‘The Gruffalo‘ unfolds as a bedtime story narrated by a Red squirrel mother for her children. The mother presents the story as a parable of survival tactics and resilience. ‘The Gruffalo’ is directed by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang. The voice cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, John Hurt, and Tom Wilkinson.
15. Wrinkles (2011)
‘Wrinkles’ is a 2D animated movie based on the 2008 Spanish comic of the same name created by Paco Roca. The movie is centered around the friendship between two old men, Emilio and Miguel, who live in a remote care home. Emilio, who has Alzheimer’s disease, depends on Miguel and other inmates to cope up with the adverse conditions in the care home. Everyone fears to end up on the top floor which is also known as the ‘assisted’ floor for extreme cases. In order to save Emilio from the horrible floor, a gang of inmates plan a wild escape scheme. Though the plan doesn’t go as expected, it opens up a new door of hope for them. Directed by Ignacio Ferreras, ‘Wrinkles’ features a voice cast of Tacho González, Álvaro Guevara and Mabel Rivera.
14. Ryan (2004)