Top Rated 2009 Animation Movies
From Henry Selick, the visionary director of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS,and based on Neil Gaiman's best-selling book, comes this spectacular stop-motion animated adventure! Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) is bored until she finds a secret door and discovers an alternate, better, version of her life on the other side. When this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous, and her other parents-including her Other Mother (Teri Hatcher)- try to trap her forever; Coraline must use her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape this perilous world- and save her family. (Original Title - Coraline) - 2008 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.
The opening night film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, MARY AND MAX is the animated (claymation) tale of a friendship between two unlikely pen pals and confidantes: Mary is a lonely and gloomy eight-year-old girl who lives with her alcoholic mother, her factory working father and a pet rooster, in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and Max is a forty-four-year old, severely obese man with Asperger's syndrome living in New York City. They share a lengthy long-distance relationship, one seriously complicated by Max's mental health issues, which cause problems both physical and emotional. Toni Colette voices Mary and Philip Seymour Hoffman voices Max in MARY AND MAX, directed by Australian animator and Academy Award Winner Adam Elliott. It is a study of loneliness and curiosity. Eric Bana and Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) also supply characters' voices.
2010 Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature. Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times.
The world’s most unlikely heroes are on a mission to save the Earth. Ginormica, Dr. Cockroach Ph.D., The Missing Link, Insectosaurous and B.O.B. join forces to fight back when aliens attack. With an all-star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie and Will Arnett.
Winner of two Academy Awards®, including Best Animated Freature. Carl Fredrickson, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year old Wildnerness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time -- Carl's front porch! The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meets fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, the rare 13-foot tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out for.
George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. This is a modern twist on a classic tale featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman.
Focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. 2009 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in "Where the Wild Things Are," a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought. MPAA Rating: PG © 2009 KLG Film Invest GmbH. All Rights Reserved.
Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things and returns home for supper.
Far from a fairytale, Waking Sleeping Beauty is an unprecedented eye-opening look at the conflict, drama and tension that ushered in the second chapter of Disney's animation legacy, a decade of unparalleled creativity that included The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Told by the people who were actually there: Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Roy E. Disney, John Lasseter and many more, Waking Sleeping Beauty is a behind-the-magic look at the people and circumstances that changed the face of animation forever.
From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able to change the course of history. Featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Crispin Glover, it's a thrilling, suspenseful story critics call "richly imaginative." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman) and his cheery Nephew (Colin Firth). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths old scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late.
Blast off with Astro Boy, the thrilling tale of a true hero! In futuristic Metro City, scientist Tenma (voiced by Nicolas Cage) creates an amazing robot boy with hidden talents unlike anything you've ever seen. Astro Boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore) has super strength, x-ray vision, incredible speed and the ability to fly. But, what he really wants is to know where he belongs. When the world needs saving, he'll discover he was made for the challenge. Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent, it's high-flying adventure that soars to new heights!
Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler...your favorite prehistoric pals from Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown are back in an all-new, ginormous animated adventure for all ages. This time around, Manny and the herd discover a lost world of ferociously funny dinosaurs, including a cranky T-Rex who's got a score to settle with Sid. Meanwhile, Scrat goes nuts over the beautiful Scratte, but is she trying to win his heart-or steal his acorn? Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs delivers more thrills, more chills, and more mammoth-sized laughs for everyone!
Vincent Gallo and Juliette Lewis voice this award winning digitally animated thriller. Conspiracy abounds as Roger, guided by voices in his head, navigates an underground oil starved world.