The 100 best animated movies of all time

Animated movies are among the top-grossing Hollywood films today. Though many of these movies are primarily aimed at children, studios ensure that they are easily enjoyed by kids and adults alike. In recent years, movies such as “Frozen,” “Toy Story 3” and “Finding Nemo” have grossed more than $400 million at the domestic box office, becoming some of the most successful movies of all time.

And audiences show few signs of animation fatigue. In 2004, “The Incredibles” grossed about $328 million in inflation-adjusted dollars at the U.S. box office. A sequel to the film, “Incredibles 2,” is slated for a June 15 release, 14 years later, and is already on track to become the most successful animated movie ever in pre-sale tickets.

Of course, ticket sales do not always indicate the overall quality of a film. 24/7 Wall Street has determined the best animated movies of all time — both foreign and domestic — by using online audience and critic ratings.

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Baku to host first international festival of animated films

 

ANIMAFILM, the first international festival of animation art, will be held in Baku on October 19-21.

The project aims to develop creative and production activities of filmmakers, film and animation studios of the country, review various genres of professional animation by foreign directors and exchange experience.

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Looney Tunes Getting Short-Form Cartoons Revival at Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. Animation has announced that it will create a new series of short-form cartoons starring the beloved Looney Tunes characters.

Looney Tunes Cartoons will feature the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other characters. The shorts will start coming out next year, “distributed across multiple platforms – including digital, mobile and broadcast,” according to WB Animation.

Read @ IGN

‘Jurassic World’ kid suites now available at Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific resort

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Kids now have the opportunity to sleep in their own Jurassic World at a new dino-themed suite located in Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

Today, in honor of the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal announced the new dinosaur-themed rooms, that come outfitted with a mural behind the beds of a jungle terrain and the bed themselves are designed to resemble the gyro-sphere featured in the films. Even the bedding is meant to resemble test tubes used to create new species of dinosaurs.

Read @ Orlando Weekly (blog)

Incredibles 2 Sets an Animation Pre-Sale Record

Incredibles 2 is almost upon us and it looks like the sequel to the best Fantastic Four movie to the best movie Pixar has made has set a new record. According to The Hollywood Reporter the pre-sale numbers are the highest that there has been for an animated movie and it is on track to do $140 million its opening weekend. That would surpass the previous record holder, Finding Dory from two years ago, which was $136 million.

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