Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Three Great Animated Movies You May Not Have Seen

Every year there seems to be a few hidden treasures as far as animated films go. For whatever reason these animated features that despite being very good do not get a very wide theatrical release and therefore not many people see them or even know about their existence. Listed below are three recently released animated features that I found to be tremendous achievements, but I'm not sure that many people know too much about them. I would highly recommend all three of them to anyone who can get their hands on them to watch somehow.

Mary and Max (2009)
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Persepolis (2007)
Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.


  1. Persepolis is such a great movie! It is based on the graphic novel she wrote.
    Using the graphic novel/animated film mediums was basically a need for this story. It helps to detach the reader/viewer from the seriousness and gruesomeness of the story. It makes it bearable to know about.

    1. Whoa! You know quite a bit about it!

    2. I can be insightful from time to time, haha.