Digg.com recently published an article listing Top Ten Anime Movies that surpass Disney by light years. Lemme’ know what YOU think!
Note: Not all of these movies are suitable for young children. Parents, please check reviews on these movies before letting your kids watch.
There is a boy/man named Takaki and this movie is 3 stories spanning his life. It’s all about people who love each other but who live far apart. If you’re little like me it might be kinda hard to understand but the animation is so cool you probably won’t even care!
Yay! Yay! Cowboy Bebop originally started as a TV series and was then made into a movie. It is about bounty hunters (the guys who have to track down people who break the law) who were hired to track down terrorists. There was a big tanker truck that exploded in the street but inside the truck was something weird that caused the world to go crazy. Yikes!
A young woman, Sofi, is cursed by a witch to have an old woman’s body. She’s in love with Hauru, the owner of a castle. In the castle, she meets a dragon who agrees to help her kick the curse. Read all about Howl's Moving Castle in the article we did for our Animation for Pre-teens. The movie is still a heart-warming tale that can be enjoyed by the whole family - girls for its romantic subplot and by boys for its action and stunning visual effects.
In the year 2029 the world is run by computers. People who want to commit crimes use really SMART ways to hack into those computers, called The Network, to commit evil crimes. The police force is Section 9. The movie, kinda like The Matrix, follows the police officers of Section 9 and how they find the people who are hacking into The Network.
A brother and sister, Setsuko and Seita, live in Japan during World War II. Their mother is killed in an air raid and they’re supposed to go live with relatives. But they have a fight with her and leave to go live in an abandoned shelter in the city. They become very hungry and scared but the light of the fireflies keeps them company and entertains them.
There is a bike gang and its leader is Kaneda. They encounter LOTS of bad people – politicians, scientists and military – who are trying to hurt them. The bike gang becomes part of a government ‘top secret project’.
Chihiro is a little girl and one day she and her family were on a trip. Along a side road her family comes across an empty restaurant filled with food. Her parents and brother dig in and eat but she feels like something is wrong so she doesn’t eat and runs away. When she comes back she finds that her family has been turned into PIGS and gets taken to a pen to await being butchered into bacon! She finds a friend who promises to help her get her parents free before they are killed. Whew! There's more in our article on Spirited Away -- also in the Animation for Pre-Teens section.