#MoviesPH in 2015 Part 1: Animated Films

This year, films are mostly about family. And the first thing you can think of are animated films. Disney-Pixar aren’t the only ones who made time and money worthy animated films this year.

Here’s our list:



6. HOME (Tim Johnson). Even with a lousy first half, Home manages to find a heartfelt second half. One that makes friendships seem vulnerably important. Good soundtrack also is the film’s way to keep you groovy and get that heart-warming journey of unlikely friendship.

Our rating: 3 out of 5 stars



5. THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (Paul Tibbit, Mike Mitchell). Fun without the expense of making the audience stupid. The Spongebob Movie is colorful and exciting with its characters and story being out of the box and out of the water, literally. There is no dull moment for this eye-popping (mostly) animated flick that satisfies the fans of the series and the regular moviegoers.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Shaun the Sheep the Movie

4. SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE (Mark Burton, Richard Starzak). Stop-motion animation is hard, obviously. And one of the beloved TV series is getting a big screen treatment, why not, right? Shaun The Sheep Movie is amazing. It doesn’t rely on modern storytelling or on being inventive. The story’s simplicity and its intention to entertain and offer something that has a heart is embraced whole heartedly.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



3. THE GOOD DINOSAUR (Peter Sohn). Second presentation of Disney-Pixar this year, The Good Dinosaur feels different from other Pixar films because of its treatment. It’s a bit formulaic but it works because of its charms and sincerity. There’s a lot of mature themes tackled here and they were delicately presented through one of the most beautiful animation Pixar has done.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars


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2. THE LITTLE PRINCE (Mark Osborne). Nothing short of brilliant, adapting something beloved and making it modern but still grasps the essence of its source material. The Little Prince is a heartfelt journey of maturity, acceptance and being young at heart. The animation looks magical as it jumps from 3D animation to stop-motion animation.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Inside Out

1. INSIDE OUT (Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen). Genius. Even though the film is operating in an abstract idea, everything actually makes sense. Inside Out is one of the best original films of 2015. It’s not short on fun, adventure, drama and imagination. And it delivers a roller-coaster of emotion in a feat that excels in everything.

Our rating 5 out of 5 stars


Other animated films that was released this year are:

Hotel Transylvania 2, Minions, Boruto: Naruto The Movie, Love Live! The School Idol Movie, Dragonball Z: Resurrection F

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