Christmas is here, the opportunity to share a moment with the family and why not watch a movie. Here are several proposals for animated films to see all together. Whether they tackle the theme of Christmas or the family, these films will appeal to young and old alike.
The story takes place in Russia in 1917. The October Revolution hits the imperial family hard. Anastasia, the Tsar’s daughter, disappears. Ten years later, a rumor is whispered in St Petersburg: the princess is still alive …
Our opinion : It’s in 1997 that spectators discover for the first time Anastasia. Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, the animated film is a singular and endearing work that tells a geographical but also a psychological journey. In addition to being one of the few top cartoons that is not part of Disney, Anastasia is much more mature and dark than the usual children’s animated films. This is why it is worth the detour. Children will enjoy the fun and likable characters. In addition to poetry, adults will let themselves be lulled by songs.
My neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro tells the story of two little girls who, with their father, have just moved into a new house in the countryside. It is then that they will meet Totoro, a spirit of the forest and other wonderful creatures.
Our opinion : Directed by the famous Hayao Miyazaki in 1988, this touching Japanese animated film does not deal with the Christmas theme, but is a hymn to youth, respect and nature. Even if we are far from the absolute masterpieces that are Princess Mononoke and Chihir’s journeyo, this does not mean that we are bored. Indeed, the characters are endearing, and the story is captivating and full of humanity. This timeless and poetic tale will delight spectators of all ages.
The five legends
Tired that the children are not afraid of him, the Croquemitaine attacks their dreams so that they stop believing in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and the Easter Bunny. To save the imagination of all the children in the world, Jack Frost, a rebellious and ingenious teenager will have to ally with the guardians.
Our opinion : Made in 2012 by Peter Ramsey, The five legends is the typical holiday movie for those who want to have a good time without thinking too much. The characters are friendly and the story entertaining. The graphics of the characters and their animations are a great success. Children and adults alike will enjoy this family film that allows everyone to immerse themselves in the Christmas holidays with wonder and nostalgia. However, a lot is predictable and some touches of humor fall flat.
Scrooge’s Funny Christmas
Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely and callous old man, especially hates Christmas. However, it is during Christmas night that he receives a visit from three ghosts who will change his life forever.
Our opinion : Released to the cinema in 2009, Robert Zemeckis’ work blew viewers away with the use of motion and performance capture. If the story is quite classic and childish, Zemeckis’ film remains a good entertainment to see with the family. However, some scenes can scare the little ones.
Elsa, young queen of the kingdom of Arendelle has magical powers that she cannot reveal to anyone, not even to her sister Anna. One day, she fled from her kingdom. Anna then embarks on an incredible journey in search of her sister.
Our opinion : Between modernity and tradition, Snow Queen is the biggest hit of all time in animation history, dethroning Toy story 3. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee in 2013, the film offers us a beautiful visual rendering with shots of pure beauty. However, the enthusiasm for this film is still a great mystery today. Between the repeated songs and the completely smooth scenario, the Snow Queen is part of this top only because it deals with the Christmas theme.
And you, what do you watch at Christmas?