We all had certain childhood dreams that we had to give up on. “Snap out of it” that’s what we were told as kids when we expressed our unrealistic dreams to adults. But yeah, we did grow of out these dreams and so did June from the movie ‘Wonder Park’. Since the time June was a kid she had dreamed of making her own amusement park called Wonder Park. She had even created a small blueprint of the park which had these amazing rides and fictitious characters in it but then she grew up and was expected to give up on what she had started. One day June accidentally discovers a park that’s full of fun rides and games and also has some funny talking animals. She soon realizes that it’s the same park she had designed as a kid and her imagination has come to life. She decides to team up with the talking animals and save the place to make it the Wonder Land she had always dreamed of.
Who says animated movies are only for kids? I’m sure an amazing story like this one would inspire anyone. But more than inspiration it’s always fun to watch how animated films and their characters somehow bring out a deeper message as well with all of their fictitious stories. ‘Wonder Park’ is one such story but there are many more fun-filled animated films out there that are similar to this one and will surely bring some joy in your lives. So, scroll down for the list of best movies similar to Wonder Park that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Wonder Park on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Wall E (2008)
Pixar Studio’s Wall-E is the story of a robot who goes by the same name as the movie. Wall-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class. Wall-E is the last of anything that’s left on Earth after humans decided to abandon it because of excessive waste. It’s Wall-E’s responsibility to clean up all the mess left by humans. After years and years of cleaning up the world alone, Wall-E develops a personality and also has become very lonely. So one day when he spots another robot sent by humans named Eve, Wall-E instantly falls in love with her. Wall-E and Eve together embark on a magnificent journey across the universe together that will surely make your heart melt.
11. Toy Story 3 (2010)
Woody’s toys feel abandoned when they are accidentally delivered to a daycare center instead of Andy’s home right before he’s about to leave for college. But Woody still believes in Andy and is sure that Andy would never do this them. He decides to gather the whole team of toys and lead them back to where they belong. On their way back home they go through an adventure they have never ever experienced before. ‘Toy Story 3’ is a must watch if you love adventure based animated movies and also make sure you’ve got some tissues on you while you watch this because the parting of the toys with the Andy will surely make you cry.
10. The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011)
Initially, when there were reports that a Tin Tin movie would be coming out, everyone was a little worried if the movies would be able to live up to the standard set by the comics. But the worry later turned into excitement when the movie surpassed everyone’s expectations. In this one, Tin Tin discovers a scroll inside a broken miniature model of a ship that gives hints of a hidden treasure buried inside a sunken ship. Tin Tin tells Captain Haddock about this and they set out on an adventure to find this ship and the hidden treasure that it hides. The movie is an absolute visual stunner and fails to disappoint all the Tin Tin fans out there.
9. Coraline (2009)
Caroline who moves to a new house with her parents often feels out of place and neglected most of the times. One day she finds a hidden staircase that leads her to a new parallel reality where everyone has these strange buttons for eyes. But in this new world, everything seems to be ideal and even her parents don’t neglect her in this new found reality. But soon she realizes that all of this is just to lure her into something very sinister that is going on in this new world and she needs to escape before its too late. Even though it’s an animated film, Caroline is pretty dark and creepy because of this it qualifies for a movie that can be enjoyed by any age group.
8. Ice Age (2009)
Ice Age 1 was where it all started when Sabretooth the tiger, a sloth, and a giant mammoth find a human baby during the Ice Age and they set out to look for the human tribe to which the baby belongs to. The three bravely get through the transition of the onsetting Ice Age and somehow manage to reach the owner of the baby. ‘Ice Age’ is a good film for family viewing and sends an out a few small lessons and messages about friendship and conserving the environment from which young kids can actually learn a lot every time they watch the movie.
7. Moana (2016)
‘Moana’ is the story of an adventure of a young teenage girl who goes on an epic adventure when a curse hits her homeland an outcome of which is failing crops on the land and no fish in the sea. To save her land from this calamity Moana decides to travel through the ocean with a demigod who had incurred the curse by stealing the heart of Goddess. Along the way, they battle various monsters of the sea and together overcome every obstacle which allows them to learn a lot about each other and also helps Moana understand her true identity as a hero and a savior who shines a ray of hope on her people.
5. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Set in an ancient world where deadly fire breathing dragons are constantly at war against the strong and mighty Vikings. But when Hiccup comes across an injured dragon, he discovers that the dragons are creatures they had completely misunderstood all this while. Hiccup starts to develop a deep friendship with the injured dragon and names it Toothless. The two spend a lot of time training together far away from the toxic world of war. But as their bond gets stronger, Hiccup starts to learn about the deeper reason behind the destructive behavior of all the dragons against the Vikings and later devises that the only way to end this war is to face the ultimate strongest opponent who is responsible for all the destruction and misunderstandings of the war. The movie is breathtakingly beautiful and follows a script that has a great dramatic depth to all of its characters. ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is a highly recommended movie if you’re looking for something in this genre.
4. Toy Story (1995)
The first ‘Toy Story’ movie taught us that like us humans even toys can get really insecure about themselves. All of it starts when Woody, the cowboy toy who is Andy’s favorite and also a sort of leader among the bundle of other toys Andy owns, feels threatened by the presence of a new toy who claims to be a space ranger and goes by the name Buzz Lightyear. Who knew even toys could get jealous to an extent where they would try to get rid of each other? But in the quest of getting rid of Andy’s new favorite toy, Woody finds himself and Buzz far away from home at a place where both of them will have to risk their lives in order to reach home safely right before Andy leaves without them. ‘Toy Story‘ can be unanimously considered to be one of the best Disney movies ever made. If you look at it even now, not only is the animation great but the movie also has a solid storyline that’ll keep at the edge of your seat gritting your teeth and trying to figure out what will happen next.
3. Spirited Away (2001)
‘Spirited Away’ is a highly acclaimed Japanese anime film that tells the story of a young girl named Chihiro who is on her way to a new city with her family. When Chihiro’s father takes one wrong turn along the way, the family finds themselves in the middle of an amusement park that seems to be a small town of its own. Chihiro’s parents get lured into a restaurant when they smell the fragrance of delicious food being cooked there. While her parents eat at the restaurant, Chihiro discovers that her parents are in danger when she meets a boy named Haku who warns her and asks her to leave the place immediately. But by the time she comes back to her parents, they have already been turned into pigs by an evil witch who intends to keep all the trespassers trapped in the amusement park forever as captives. Chihiro decides to work in the distant land so that she can later free herself and her parents with the help of her new friend Haku.
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2. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
The world’s favorite toddlers make their way across the city of lovers in this movie. All the way from the Eifel Tower to the Notre Dame and every other place in between, the group of toddlers explore the city of Paris where Chuckie hopes to find himself a new mom after his father starts dating a businesswoman he despises. But the trip isn’t all about traveling and exploring new places like most other people. But for these babies, it offers a lot more to learn about their friendship, trust, loyalty and for Chuckie, it becomes a quest for understanding and respecting his father’s decisions. Just like the cartoon series, the movie too is downright hilarious and something for both kids and adults.
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1. The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge Out of the Water (2015)
When I think about the best memories of my childhood days, watching SpongeBob Squarepants every day after school definitely lies somewhere on top of the list of those pleasant memories. The first SpongeBob movie was by no surprise as amazing as the cartoon series but the second one turned out to be slightly different. The film has a slightly different 2D animation that actually makes the whole experience even better. The story revolves around the famous Krabby Patty whose secret recipe gets stolen by a pirate. SpongeBob and a phytoplankton who goes by the name Plankton make their way out of the ocean to find the pirate and get their golden recipe back. The only thing that’s a little off about this one is that the Sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea spends way too much time above its surface this time and loses the original SpongeBob feel to it. But otherwise, the typical SpongeBob jokes and the story don’t disappoint at all.
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