Disney’s big three animated films of 2016
So, in 2016, there have been a share of good movies. One of the companies making those movies is Disney. For that year, Disney made three good animated movies, which are “Finding Dory,” “Moana” and “Zootopia,”
For “Finding Dory,” it’s Pixar’s sequel to “Finding Nemo” and focusing on Dory, while Nemo and Marlin being the supporting characters. It’s about Dory finding her long-lost parents and end up meeting new friends, which are Hank the Octopus, Bailey the beluga whale, and Destiny the whale shark. Now, this is one of the best Pixar sequels since “Toy Story 3” and frankly, I like the new characters Destiny and Bailey. While Marlin and Nemo had their share of moments, Dory had the spotlight for her emotional moments, making new friends, and her short-term memory loss.
Now, we come to “Moana,” starring Auli’I Cravalho as the title character hence the name Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the demigod Maui. This is about Moana going on a journey to restore the heart of Te Fiti. What makes this movie unique is the Polynesian culture and I found the music catchy. Also, I found Tamatoa, a giant coconut crab that likes shiny stuff, to be another great addition to be a Disney villain and found “Shiny” to be a nice tune, sung by a villain.
Lastly, is “Zootopia” and this is my favorite Disney movie. This takes place where anthropomorphic mammals, where a first rabbit officer Judy Hopps, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, tries to search for a missing otter, while getting help from a fox con artist Nick Wilde, voice by Jason Bateman. Here, the theme the movie tackles is stereotypes and prejudice towards species and gives a clear message about being exceptional for one another. Personally, I ship Nick and Judy as a couple and would like to see a sequel focusing on their relationship.
Now, Disney did have a lot of good animated movies. There are good ones in the past and they also have their share in good live-action ones as well. However, there are good animated movies from other companies, such as “Despicable Me,” “Secret Life of Pets,” “The Peanuts Movie” and other movies. But, who knows what’s around the corner for animated movies? We’ll just wait and see.