Friday, 30 December 2016

Top 5 Blu-Ray Animations of 2016

Believe it or not 2016 is nearly over and, despite certain things not panning out as well as they could have done, there have been some excellent Blu-ray releases in the animation department (which totally makes up for it all!). Here are some of my personal favourites for a year – if you’ve not watched them, then what on earth were you doing all year?!

5. The Good Dinosaur:

‘The Good Dinosaur’ was the first Pixar movie of the year, and what a great one it was. There’s certainly not enough dinosaurs in the world of animation (sadly, ‘The Land Before Time’ is but a memory nowadays), and so this made a really nice change. It’s emotive, surreal at points and, above all, has a heart-warming story that will really make you smile.

Check out the Good Dinosaur HERE

4. Only Yesterday:

If Studio Ghibli release a film at any point, then I can guarantee it will be on my top list of animations for that year. Like so many before it, ‘Only Yesterday’ features a beautiful and harrowing storyline and wonderful animations and scores. Straying away from fantasy this time we’re presented with an increasingly relatable plot in the modern day that’s a poignant reminder to take a break once in a while.

Check out Only Yesterday HERE

3. Angry Birds:

‘Angry Birds’ could be on this list purely because they’ve managed to create a film out of one of the simplest concepts possible, but it’s even better than that. Filled with laugh-out-loud humour and a surprisingly likeable main character, it’s guaranteed to make you smile whether you’re a die-hard fan of the game, or new to the scene.

Check out Angry Birds HERE

2. The Secret Life of Pets:

This was the animated film that I was most looking forward to this year, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Highly relatable for anyone who owns a pet, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ promotes friendship acceptance, and the idea of standing up for what you believe in, whilst also providing multiple laughs along the way.

Check out The Secret Life Of Pets HERE

1. Finding Dory:

‘Finding Nemo’ was an epic film when it came from, and certainly a beautiful animation. Pixar have done it again with ‘Finding Dory’ – the animation connects so well with the first one, yet is still its own film. Lovable characters both old and new grace our screens as we get to follow Dory, who’s got to be one of Pixar’s most endearing creations of all time, on an epic quest to find her long-lost parents.

Check out Finding Dory HERE

Hannah Read

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