Directed by Brad Bird, the film has adult themes that go above and beyond what is expected of a children’s film. Movie(s): Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010). You'll never root as hard for any other fish. One of the few non-star voice actors to appear in Wes Anderson's stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's book, Eric Chase Anderson nevertheless got perhaps the most amusing character in a cast of eccentrics. But more often than not, cartoons were left to professional voice actors, and movie stars kept to live action.

In 1998, Disney released a film that focused on an Asian woman who was smart, resourceful, and genuinely heroic. , Disney continued their tradition of adapting historical events into children’s animated features. It's the slow and nightmarish realisation of what that power involves that sets Tetsuo's story apart from most other animation, and his descent into a sort of madness is infinitely compelling - even if, as is traditional with manga, you have only the haziest idea what's going on. That all changed when directors John Musker and Ron Clements chose to cast Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin.

We love him because he has a little light that blinks. Add to this inner conflict the wonderful songs (sung by composer Danny Elfman) and you’ve got a Pumpkin King you won’t soon forget. The concept of setting a Looney Tunes-type character in the real world is a bonkers but brilliant one, and this effort from the newly reinvigorated Disney of the late 1980s set them on course for a renaissance. When Madagascar came together he moved them over and turned them into commandos.

If you haven’t recently, give. His performance makes this more than yer average, "boy-meets-girl, boy-likes-girl, boy-changes-the-underlying-social-order story". Boundin' director Bud Luckey was instrumental in the creation of Woody, changing him from a ventriloquist's dummy, as originally planned, into the cowboy that we all know and love - and Andy was named after Bud's son, who's also become an animator. It takes a very light touch to take a venerated martial arts master - the archetype that inspired Yoda, Mr. Miyagi and dozens more - and make him fresh, while satisfying all the demands traditionally associated with the character: namely, enough neatly-phrased expressions of wisdom and advice to fill a thousand fortune cookies. The look of unrestrained, demented triumph on Steve's face near the end as he rips the still-beating heart out of the chest of his nemesis, a giant Gummi Bear, and pops it into his mouth.

Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Lilo, like so many Disney protagonists, is an outsider.

The character of Kronk is unapologetically silly, and never fails to leave us with a big grin on our faces. Movies: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3. Wondering what's happened to that live-action Akira that's been talked about for so long?

Remy, here, is a culinary genius, but it's not always easy for him to get ahead.

This is the story of. "I speak whale!" Lovable, jolly and full of homespun wisdom, Baloo is a freewheeling grifter and grinder, the sort of creature who it's impossible not to warm to, even if he does sometimes consort with the shadier creatures the jungle has to offer. It's Roger's heartbroken reaction to the news that his wife, Jessica, is cheating on him. The premise is outlandish, but the film is grounded in real human emotions and experiences. Well, because Woody just edges his spacey BFF in the character stakes, springing fully-formed from the screen as a living, breathing, er, child's plaything.

A. Milne in 1926. Culture clashes have always been dramatic meat for filmmakers, but this is a more imaginative take on it than most. That’s why we never see anything of his father. The wonderful writing of the film also contributes to Scar’s greatness. In the end, however, we chose to recognize one of animation’s greatest villains: the lion Scar. The moral of the story is that it's best to take pride in your work and do it properly, and also that you should just never clean house because it'll only lead to trouble.

The hangdog (hangmouse?) Unlike Spirited Away, however, a character in My Neighbor Totoro has transcended film talk to become a cultural icon, especially in Japan. The long-suffering companion to inventor Wallace, Gromit is a mechanical genius in his own right, a vegetable-grower par excellence and an unfailing example of British pluck and can-do spirit.