Watching cartoons is often seen as a kid’s activity. Well we say, no adult is ever too old to enjoy the wonders of cartoons! Animators work just as hard as live action directors to make compelling work that get people buzzing. It’s also a great way to bond with the kids. Have no idea what to watch? Then check out this list:
If you like Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces, then you’ll love this work of art from Mamoru Hosoda, acclaimed director of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Its central theme is love – love for family, love for friends, love for nature, and love for oneself. You’ll go though the highs and lows of the meaning of parenthood and growing up with siblings.
Everything Is Awesome became Everything Is Awful when the Lego Movie was snubbed for an Oscar nomination. The entire film is a pop culture reference, most of its humor went over kids’ heads and reports claim that the adults laughed harder than the kids in theatres. What’s not to love? Almost every child grew up playing with the colourful bricks – it’s like Toy Story in real life!
The Iron Giant
Before we prepare ourselves for the highly anticipated The Incredibles sequel, let’s go back to 1999 pre-Pixar Brad Bird when he released this wonderful film. Unlike the other movies on this list, there’s no music, magic, or any other kind of that stuff involved. Which may sound boring especially to the little ones, but it doesn’t need any of that when its story about family and friendship is enough to draw you in. Plus a robot? When is that ever not cool?
Coraline is originally a children’s novel written by one of the best storytellers of all time, Neil Gaiman. It was made into a claymation film by The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick in 2008 and was nominated for an Academy Award. It’s unnerving and creepy – even for the parents! And you’ll never look at a button the same way again.