The time gone when cartoon movies or animated movies were just a charm for children now such movies are craze of all age group. Before discussing about top 10 cartoon movies 2013 i want to give you some interesting information about animated movies or cartoons. The first sound and colored featured-length animated movie was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and it was created by Disney in 1937 under the banner of Walt Disney Productions. By 1939 this movie was the highest grossing movie for all time. Walt Disney produced many high grossing animated movies such as Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty and The jungle Book.
Today these movies are enjoyed by everyone. Children love cartoon characters and love to play games of based on these movies such as Lion King. We can watch many cartoon channels on our TV network and we can say, today cartoon movies are one of the best source of entertainments. Now we will discuss about top 10 cartoon movies of 2013-2014.
1. Despicable Me 2
Budget: $76 million
Gross: $ 822 million
Directed By: Pierre Coffin
Produced By: Chris Meledandri
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Russell Brand, Ken Jeon, and Steve Coogan.
Despicable Me 2, sequel of Despicable Me (2010) is a computer-animated and 3D comedy movie. This film was a blockbuster on box office and it gave an excellent response from critics. Despicable Me 2 was the highest grossing animated movie of 2013 and it was the second highest grossing movie of general category, Iron Man 3 was the highest grossing.
2. Monsters University
Budget: $ 200 million
Gross: $ 714 million
Directed By: Dan Scanlon
Produced By: Kori Rae
Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and Steve Buscemi.
Monsters University, released by Walt Disney is a 3D computer-animated comedy movie. This movie also got an excellent response on box office as it did a business of $ 714 million against a budget of $ 200 million.
Monsters University was released worldwide on 5th June 2013 and it will be released on 29th October on DVDs, Blue-Ray and Blue-Ray 3D.
Budget: $ 93 million
Gross: $ 245 million
Directed By: Chris Wedge
Produced By: Lori Forte
Starring: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Amanda Seyfried, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Chris O’Dowd, Jason Sudeikis, Steve Tyler.
Epic is 3D computer-animated fantasy-adventure movie and it is loosely based on a children’s book, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs written by William Joyce. It is directed by Chris Wedge who is the director of very famous animated cartoon movie Ice Age. Though this movie is based on William Joyce’s book but you will find it very unique and Impressive as compare to book. According to Chris Wedge this movie will immerse its audience in world some what similar to Avatar but still Epic has its own identification.
4. The Croods
Budget: $ 135 million
Gross: $ 583 million
Directed By: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders.
Produced By: Kristine Benson, Jane Hartwell.
Starring: Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, and Clark Duke.
The Croods is also 3D computer animated adventure movie. This movie is beautifully set in Pliocene era, this era extends at the period from 5.332 million to 2.588 million years before today. The Croods got a very good response at box office and critics also gave it positive reviews.
Budget: $ 50 million
Gross: $ 102 million
Directed By: Klay Hall
Produced By: Traci Balthazor-Flynn
Starring: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra, Brad Garrett, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Roger Craig Smith, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui.
Planes, 3D computer animated sports movie is produced by Disney Toon Studio and released by Walt Disney Pictures. This movie is mainly focused on a small town crop dusting plane, Dusty Crophopper who follows his dream. The sequel of this movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue will be released in 2014.
Budget: $ 135 million
Gross: $ 154 million
Directed By: David Soren.
Produced By: Lisa Stewart, Michael Peña, Paul Giamatti,
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Michael Peña, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson.
Turbo is 3D computer-animated sports movie. Turbo is based on an original idea by director of the movie, David Soren. This movie is focused a garden snail who wants to become the fastest snail in the whole world and ultimately his dream comes true.
Turbo received relatively less response at box office and its domestic performance was also a disappointment for Dream Works computer animated movie and it got mix reviews by critic.
7. The Smurfs 2
Budget: $ 105 million
Gross: $ 267400000
Directed By: Raja Gosnell
Produced By: Jordan Kerner
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Brendon Gleeson, Katy Perry and Jayma Maysa.
Smurfs 2, sequel of Smurfs (2011) is a 3D comedy animated movie. Smurfs 2 is loosely based on Peyo’s comic book series. Smurfs remained fail to impress viewers and also critics. It did not get a good response at box office and generally got negative reviews by critics.
8. Escape from the Planet Earth
Budget: $ 40 million
Gross: $ 70772853
Directed By: Cal Brunker
Produced By: Donna Gigliotti.
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Sofia Vergara, Steve Zahn, and Ricky Gervais.
Escape from the Planet Earth is Canadian, 3D computer animated movie. Escape from the Planet Earth usually got negative response from critics though it is a lot of fun for children but it does not contain too much for adults therefore most of the critics gave negative reviews.
9. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Budget: $ – - -
Gross: $ 30876365
Directed By: Masahiro Hosoda
Produced By: Hashimoto Kunio
Starring: Masako Nozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Ryō Horikawa, Toshio Furukawa.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods is Japanese animated movie. This is the eighteenth animated movie which is based on Dragon Ball series but the first one to be released theatrically in 17 years. This film got a positive response from viewers and critics and according to critics this film is too much entertaining from beginning to end.
10. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
Budget: $ – - -
Gross: $ – - -
Directed By: Jayson Thiessen
Produced By: Sarah Wall, Devon Cody
Starring: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Andrea Libman, Rebecca Shoichet, Cathy Weseluck.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Is Canadian- American animated musical movie. This movie is based on series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The characters of movie are too much sexy and this sex involvement in an animated movie which are basically target children and teenagers is appreciated by some critics but mostly it negative reviews by critics and viewers.
Hope you would like top 10 cartoon movie 2013-2014.