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Who doesn't like a good animated movie? The past few years have seen a boom in 3D animated movies, and I will try to sum up the best of the best of the least worst and leave out the worst of the most bad. On top of the latest and greatest, it includes a couple of the classics. The art and the industry have already begun to change and expand when it comes to subject matter and demographics, but pretty much all of them try to stay true to a central theme or moral. So, with out further ado, here is my list of the 10 best 3D-animated movies of all time:
10. Epic (2013) - If you like stories of magic, high adventure, and tiny little people, this is a good movie. Plus, there are some pretty good celebrity appearances that you may not expect. A young Mary Katherine, or M.K., travels to her father's house to visit. He is so preoccupied with finding scientific proof that a race of tiny people exists in the forests around his house that he doesn't pay her much attention. She finds the queen of the tiny peoples under attack on the day she was to choose a seedling to whom she would pass on her legacy. M.K. is magically shrunk to their size and thrown into the mad quest to save the pod before the dreadful Boggans perform the unthinkable.
9. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - A great movie telling the tale of Hiccup, a viking kid who approaches problems by using his smarts rather than brute force. Vikings are bred to hate and kill dragons, but when Hiccup finds the fabled Night Fury in the woods, he finds out that dragons are not all vicious beasts, and can even be domesticated.
8. The Smurfs (2011) - The Smurfs is not a fully animated movie, but I had to include it, if not simply because of the awesome performance by Hank Azaria. The movie appears to be a novelty for small children, but anyone who has the slightest interest in the Smurfs should check it out. I'll admit that when a friend of mine told me to watch it, I was hesitant, but some of the writing is completely hilarious, the animation is great, and the acting is top notch. Gargamel has so many great scenes that he completely makes the movie. You must check this one out.
7. Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009) - Susan is about to get married when she comes in contact with a radioactive meteorite which changes her into a huge, towering giant. She is taken into custody, meets some other monsters and gets to fight a self-replicating horde of aliens!
6. Despicable Me (2010) - Steve Carell plays the voice of Gru, a cynical madman who is intent on STEALING the MOON, which may seem like a fairly complicated task, but Gru is up to the challenge as he hatches his latest plan. This villainous villain is in competition with Vector, who has the latest toys in super villainy. To steal a freeze ray which will assist him in stealing the moon, Gru adopts 3 little girls, who end up punching a soft spot in his heart.
5. Brave (2012) - Scottish princess Merida is told by her parents that she is to marry a man from another clan to form an alliance, but she isn't having any part of it. She defeats all of her suitors in an archery contest in order to free herself from the obligation. She ends up meeting a witch and changing her mother into a bear. This movie had great voice acting, animation, and a heartfelt story.
4. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - Wreck-It Ralph is a video game villain. But he gets tired of putting on the villain persona every day and when he sees all of the attention that his rival, Fix-It Felix, Jr., gets, he decides to try and fit in with all the other characters that inhabit the local arcade. He enters a first person shooter arcade game, and wins a medal. When Ralph crash-lands in the game Sugar Rush, where his medal gets stolen by a would-be main character in the game. He sets out to find the only proof that he is a video game hero, when the story gets a little more complicated...
3. Kung Fu Panda (2008) - Another one of the greats, Kung Fu Panda is played by Jack Black, and has a story and animation to match (almost) to rival Jack Black's storytelling prowess. Po is a panda who was raised by his father, a goose, to take over his profitable noodle restaurant. Po idolizes the furious five, a group of kung fu masters who protect the land from evil. He is chosen to be the Dragon Warrior when he uses fireworks to break into the ceremony, landing in the middle of the arena. Now the noodle chef has to live up to the title of Dragon Warrior.
2. The Croods (2013) - I hoped this movie lived up to its hype, boasting the voice of Nicolas Cage, along with Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. The previews were hilarious, and after I saw the movie, I was glad I didn't pass it by. The plot centers on a stone age family who live in a cave, and have no concept of inventions such as fire, or the wheel. They meet the first modern human named Guy, and as the earth shifts, they head for the mountains for higher ground, and to ride the sun to "tomorrow," as Guy tells them. My family and I laughed out loud at this one. The daddy/daughter issues hit close to home as my oldest daughter and I laughed and almost cried throughout it. Definitely worth watching.
1. Shrek (2001) - Now becoming the wise old sage of 3D animation, Shrek is simply a classic. Mike Myers as Shrek and Eddie Murphy as Donkey play the perfect parts for a cynical ogre and a loving donkey. I'm pretty sure 99.999% of all people have seen Shrek, but if you haven't, you have completely missed out on one of the most important films of our time.
So, that's it for my top 10 3D animated films of all time. Choosing these were very hard because of the multitude of awesome computer animated movies that are springing up. If you haven't seen them, I would highly recommend any of the movies on this list. Until next time, go punch a porcupine!