The Animation is just like magic, a simple illusion which has been part of a human race for more than 5200 years. The Animation films in lay man’s language would be called an illusion of motion. The simplest form of animation films would be the classic example of a flip books, which almost every one of us three-dimensional since our childhood. Animation techniques have developed a lot from the praxinoscope in 1800’s to today’s three-dimensional VFX effects and 3d dynamics techniques. The number of animation studios since 1980’s have also increased, and the animation films developed into a grossing market since 2000’s. Here is the list of top grossing movies.
10. Ice Age: Continental Drift
Released in 2012, this fourth installment of Ice Age series was a great hit with people of all age groups. This animation piece of brilliance collected worldwide box-office collection of $877,244,782, even though it received mixed reviews from critics. It was directed by Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier.
9. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The third installment of Ice Age series, directed by Carlos Saldanha and co-directed by Michael Thurmeier, collected worldwide collection of whopping $886,686,817 in the year 2009. This 1 hour and 34 minutes long animation was on the story by Jason Carter Eaton.
8. Shrek 2
This animation sequence of Shrek grossed a worldwide collection of $919,838,758 in the year 2004. This DreamWorks Animation production got positive reviews by critics just like for its first installment, Shrek.
7. Finding Nemo
The animation of this movie stole many hearts, especially the clown fishes, Nemo and his dad, Marlin and the regal tang, Dory. The story, written and directed by Andrew Stanton, had the box office collection of $936,743,261 in the year 2003. The sequel of this animation is eagerly awaited by many, Finding Dory.
6. The Lion King
This animation from 1994, grossed $968,483,777, a clear box office hit. Considered as one of the best musical by Walt Disney Feature Animation production with storyline influenced by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it touched the hearts of many people worldwide.
5. Despicable Me 2
The Sequence to Despicable Me, this animation of the year 2013, boosted the popularity of Minions with its stunning box office collection of $970,761,885. The movie was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Who does not love animals, especially when they are in smart uniforms? This animation movie effortlessly entranced its audience with its overloaded cuteness. Produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2016, it collected a worldwide box office collection of $993,664,834
3. Toy Story 3
The third installment of the Toy Story series by Walt Disney Pictures, produced by Pixar Animation Studios in the year 2010, this movie won the Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. No wonder its world box-office collection was stunning $1,063,171,911
The spinoff/ pre-equal sorts of Despicable Me series, the animation focusing on adorably small yellow creatures, who are in search of history’s most despicable master. Some critics were unsure about this movie’s performance whereas others appreciated the comedic aspects of the animation heartedly, it collected $1,159,398,397
Inspired by the fairy tale “The Snow Queen”, the movie by Walt Disney Animation Studios, broke the records of worldwide collection by animated movies with a breath-taking collection of $1,287,000,000. This movie of 2013 released its short sequel Frozen Forever in 2015.