Disney and other massive corporations release so many movies that some are bound to be lost in the scuffle. There are some movies that were released to theaters that are in fact excellent movies, but never got the full attention that they deserved because they were just not “the popular choice.” Well we can’t let those movies go unknown or forgotten! Let’s talk about a few of the most underrated animated movies.
Wallace and Gromit
This British stop-motion comedy was released in three 30 minute episodes, with a full-feature movie and a spin-off show called “Shaun the Sheep.” Wallace and Gromit was the story of an eccentric inventor and his dog, Gromit. They go on all sorts of adventures, which mostly come from Wallace’s mistakes during inventing. Shaun the Sheep is the spin off from the 3rd episode, and it is one of the best comedies out there. It’s brilliant because it’s totally silent! Sheep don’t talk, silly!
Meet The Robinsons
This Dreamworks sci-fi movie never really made it to the top as far as reviews or fan favorites go. For some reason, Meet the Robinsons never got the full attention that it deserved. This is odd, because it is one of the most clever movies Dreamworks has ever made. It is a solid and somewhat grounded vision of a sci-fi future, with time travel being a new and innovative technology to this civilization. The villain is one of the most odd and conflicted villains in any sci-fi movie you’ll ever watch.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels
Too many Star Wars fans assume that because these shows are animated, they are just for kids. Well guess what? The original Star Wars movies were made for kids too! These shows tell stories that are better than some of the later movies. The heroes and villains are memorable, and the new locations and weapons are fascinating. For some reason my dog loves this show too; a lot of nights we sit down and I’ll pass him dog toys from http://dogsrant.com/ while he sits in his massive, comfy dog bed. You can get a nice bed like his here!
Ok, I know it’s a bit of a stretch to call this movie underrated. But it really is! Tangled never got the full attention it deserved because Frozen came out so soon after. But I believe Tangled is the much better movie and deserves much more attention. Rapunzel is a great heroine; she’s innocent and interesting, but she is also a strong person and can stand up to trouble when it comes! Flynn Rider is a far better male character than any in Frozen; he’s funny, he can hold his own in a frying pan fight, and he’s more roguish and dashing. Tangled also has excellent musical numbers that rival Frozen; songs like “When Will My Life Begin” stand up with the best Frozen has to offer. This movie tells a wonderful and underrated story!