Top Ten Best Animated Movies of 2013: I’m not really a fan of animated movies, however, I sometime watch some animated movies that excite me. This year, I have watched a few animated movies which I liked very much. I thought I should share ‘em with you. These are the top ten best animated movies of 2013 which I have seen so far. There are a couple of other animated movies which are yet to be released in the latter part of this year which might move up in the list.
The animated movies extravaganza was looted by Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University through and through. There were other movies as well, which offered great visual effects and incredible entertainment, but these two movies surpassed all of ‘em with respect to both box office collections and critical acclaim.
Top Billed Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt
Directed By: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Written By: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Production Budget: $76 Million
US Box Office Collection: $364 Million
My Verdict: I love Despicable Me 1, but I loved Despicable Me 2 more. Despicable Me 2 is a joyful ride of minions and Gru. It takes to a fantastical world of entertainment and adventure. Despicable Me 2 is the reason why more and more animated movies should be made. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Top Billed Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Directed By: Dan Scanlon
Written By: Dan Scanlon
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Production Budget: $82 Million
US Box Office Collection: $267 Million
My Verdict: Let’s be honest; I’d enjoyed Monsters. Inc more. Monsters University is undoubtedly a great movie but its predecessor had to offer more for laughs. The characters were more engaging and enjoyable but Monsters University is somewhat nearly-there in terms of entertainment. A great movie, neverthelesss.
Top Billed Cast: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher
Directed By: Peter Ramsey
Written By: David Lindsay-Abaire
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
Production Budget: $145 Million
US Box Office Collection: $103 Million
My Verdict: Rise of the Guardians is one of those movies which are intelligently funny. It is not any of your feel-good family comedy, but an intelligently made animated adventure. Based on the superheroes of our childhood, this movie brings along all of our childhood fantasies into screens and exhibit it beautifully.
Top Billed Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone
Directed By: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Written By: Chris Sanders
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
Production Budget: $135 Million
US Box Office Collection: $187 Million
My Verdict: Packed with mixed reviews, The Croods is a family adventure with a slightly different storyline. It may have been a frontrunner animated movie if the visuals were more eye-pleasing. In total, the movie a fun-ride.
Top Billed Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte
Directed By: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Written By: Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett
IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
Production Budget: $102.2 Million
US Box Office Collection: $107 Million
My Verdict: Cloudy with Chance of Meatballs 2 is relatively mediocre fair compared to all the biggies. I reckon the story had some flaws which the visuals couldn’t compensate. It could’ve been better with a better storyline. Not a great movie, but definitely one of the best animated movies of the year.
Top Billed Cast: Carlos Alazraqui, Dane Cook, Stacy Keach
Directed By: Klay Hall
Written By: Jeffrey M. Howard
IMDb Rating: 5.2/10
Production Budget:$50 Million
US Box Office Collection: $88 Million
My Verdict: Planes is another family adventure from the creators of Cars & Cars 2. Watch the life and race of Planes as they compete with each other. A very fine movie with lots of visually brilliant scenes.
Rio 2 Fun Facts: One of the most awaited top animated movies of this year, Rio 2
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