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6 Animated Movies That Reinvented The Genre (And 4 That Didn’t)

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Every movie genre has had its ups and downs throughout its history and animated movies are no exception. Since the beginning of animation in the late 1800s in France, animated films have come a long way, especially in the United States.

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Some may not see the merit of animation, many assume it’s juvenile, but thankfully there are creators who have invested themselves in their craft and shown the impact animation can have on His public. This division of creativity is why some animated films have done nothing for the genre. However, today there are more works of art than embarrassments.

ten Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Was the Movie That Started It All (Reimagined)


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Although viewers may have their own criticisms when it comes to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Disney classic is more than deserving of recognition. Above all, it was the first animated feature of its time, proving that animation is a powerful tool in the art of cinematic storytelling.

At the time, even the Oscars praised the film, presenting Walt Disney with a statuette of honor, accompanied by 7 mini statuettes. The film was a stepping stone for the genre, which had a long way to go in 1937.

9 Shark Tale design was way behind when it was released (didn’t reinvent)


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Aside from the character development, dialogue, and pacing issues of the film, the one issue viewers keep coming back to when it comes to shark story is the design of the movie animation. Dreamworks already had access to some great animation talent, so the reason for these unsettling color and character design choices is very upsetting.

This is by far one of the studio’s worst films, which is frustrating since this team also created films like The Prince of Egypt and How to train your dragon.

8 The Nightmare Before Christmas Made Stop-Motion a Pleasure to Watch (Reimagined)


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Although Tim Burton and his production team did not invent stop motion animation, they have proven that this art form is worth it because The Nightmare Before Christmas was the first stop motion film to be widely successful. Burton broke with his time at Disney to create a new look for children’s entertainment, something darker and more symbolic that captivated all ages.

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The film also served as a rare competition for Disney, being complete with original looks and music. It was a rarity among animated films outside of Disney at the time. Although it won few awards after its premiere, this film is by far one of the most beloved and iconic animated films in history.

7 Bee Movie became nothing more than an internet meme (didn’t reinvent)


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Although produced by one of the most successful animation studios, which brought us The Prince of Egypt, bee-movie was nothing more than a joke. The animation is adequate for its time, but the constant “bee” the puns and bizarre pacing changes reveal that the studio hasn’t really thought through everything.

It’s definitely not the worst animated movie, but it’s fun to poke fun at, which is why meme-makers jumped at the chance for another juicy meme to terrorize the internet with. It is the legacy of bee-movieno more no less.

6 The Prince of Egypt Proved Compelling Animated Films Are Worth the Cost (Reimagined)


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It didn’t take long to The Prince of Egypt to transcend viewer expectations, thanks to all the hard work that has been poured into this passionate project. Not only did the animation set the bar high for artistry when the film premiered, but the writing, voice acting, and overall execution are phenomenal and haven’t aged much today.

The film put Dreamworks Studios on the map, allowing for greater competition in the industry, and showcased the immense talent that underpins the studio’s endeavors. In hindsight though, this film would never have been the success it was had it not been for the big budget that underpinned all the work. A total of $60 million was spent on the film, the highest budget of any animated feature film. Certainly, the producers have no regrets about the expense.

5 Food fight! Announcing the wrong kind of anime experience (didn’t reinvent itself)


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Became a legendary disaster that lasted more than a decade, food fight the excuse is theft and rushed production. Even though the creators may have suffered from the birth of this mutated project, it’s hard to forgive them for what was presented at the end.

Originally, they compared their film to toy story in the sense that they brought non-animated characters to life, but they failed to consider the emotional heart of their story. The movie comes across as a big cash grab involving all the biggest food brands combined with the weirdest dialogue and innuendo. At this point, it doesn’t matter what the animation looked like, although that’s another reason the movie is considered a sin.

4 Toy Story introduced the world to CGI (reimagined)


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The film industry invented many ways to bring the most unreal characters and visuals to life, but that was all to change after Pixar. toy story has been freed. The 3D technology used to create the film not only reinvented animated films, but all of the films took Pixar’s example of using CGI.

Disney would try to compete with Pixar with its film Dinosaur in 2000, and Dreamworks would follow the CGI trend with most of their movies. Today, most animated films are in 3D, but the first and most successful was toy story. Live-action films have become so accustomed to Pixar’s pioneering technology that it has become standard practice for the entire industry.

3 Norm Of The North is an embarrassment to modern animation (has not reinvented)


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Given how far animated movies have come, it’s honestly surprising that a movie like Northern Standard was even produced, and even more shocking that it did as well as it did at the box office. The plot is convoluted and follows the Polar Bear Norm, the laughing stock of the Arctic because it cannot hunt for food. For some weird reason, he chose to travel to New York to convince people not to move to his Arctic home ⁠—yes, you read that right.

The animation is atrocious, but not as bad as food fight, which does not say much. As for the voice acting and the music, there isn’t much to say. It has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes ratings at 9%, which is better than the 0% it started with.

2 Spirited Away puts Studio Ghibli and the anime on the US radar (reimagined)


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In the early 2000s, everyone in the United States thought they knew what animation could be, but what viewers didn’t realize was that there was a whole world of stories to tell and many ways to tell them. It’s only one way Studio Ghibli Taken away as if by magic reinvented animated films.

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At a time when this genre was limited to light content for children, the Japanese classic made its Oscar debut, winning Best Animated Feature in 2002 to the surprise of most viewers. They were introduced to a darker, more symbolic way of storytelling for all ages that hadn’t been seen since. The Nightmare Before Christmas. He introduced the genius of Hayao Miyazaki to the United States and inspired a generation of creators.

1 Spider-Man in the Spiderverse Brings Animation into the Future (Reimagined)


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First, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse may have only resonated with Marvel fans, but the film was more than just entertainment for this group alone. For those who have watched the movie, it was a monumental achievement in animation.

Along with its compelling story and fascinating characters, Sony has challenged the status quo. Animation fans had long missed the era of hand-drawn 2D animation, but rather than look to the past or follow the trend of 3D technology, the two were merged for the first time in a feature film. The creative and inventive style of this film is one of its many strengths and makes it the complete package as an animated masterpiece.


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