Computer animation has come a long way since the early days of “Toy Story” and “A Bug’s Life.” With advancements in technology, animators are now able to create incredibly realistic and emotionally resonant stories using computer animation. But which movies have pushed the medium to its limits and deserve to be considered among the best of all time?
Pixar’s “Up” is a masterclass in storytelling, using a seemingly simple premise to tell a deeply moving and emotionally rich story. The film follows Carl, an elderly widower who decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of traveling to South America by attaching thousands of helium balloons to his house. Along for the ride is an 8-year-old boy scout named Russell. “Up” is a film that manages to be both heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and it is a testament to the power of computer animation to tell truly impactful stories.
Toy Story 3
The Toy Story franchise has been a staple of the animation world since the first film debuted in 1995. “Toy Story 3” continues the tradition of delivering an emotionally rich and visually stunning film. The film follows Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang as they find themselves in a daycare center after Andy, their owner, goes to college. “Toy Story 3” is a masterclass in storytelling and animation, and it is a film that will be remembered for years to come.
Pixar’s “Inside Out” is a film that explores the inner workings of the human mind in a way that is both entertaining and educational. The film takes place inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley, and it explores the emotions that drive her behavior. “Inside Out” is a film that is both visually stunning and emotionally impactful, and it is a film that will be remembered for years to come.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a film that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with computer animation. Using a unique animation style that blends traditional 2D animation with 3D computer animation, the film tells the story of Miles Morales, a teenager who becomes the newest Spider-Man. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a film that is both visually stunning and emotionally impactful, and it is a film that will be remembered for years to come.
Pixar’s “Coco” is a film that tells the story of a young boy named Miguel who dreams of becoming a musician. When he finds himself transported to the Land of the Dead, he must find a way to return to the land of the living and pursue his dream. “Coco” is a visually stunning and emotionally impactful film that celebrates the importance of family, tradition, and following your dreams.
Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” is a visually stunning and emotionally impactful film that tells the story of a clownfish named Nemo who is captured and taken to an aquarium in a dentist’s office. His father, Marlin, sets out on a journey to rescue him, encountering a variety of sea creatures along the way. “Finding Nemo” is a film that manages to be both heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and it is a testament to the power of computer animation to tell truly impactful stories.
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton, and stars the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver. It is set in the far future where Earth has been abandoned and covered in garbage, and follows the eponymous WALL-E, a trash compactor robot who has been left to clean up the mess. The film is notable for its strong environmental message and its use of minimal dialogue. It received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, grossing over $521 million worldwide and winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was written and directed by Brad Bird and stars the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Elizabeth Peña. The story follows a family of superheroes, who are forced to hide their powers and live a normal life, but are called back into action to save the world. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $633 million worldwide and winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It is widely considered one of the greatest superhero films of all time and is often praised for its wit, humor and its commentary on contemporary society. The film also had a sequel in 2018, named Incredibles 2, which also was a commercial and critical success.