“Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional”
Cartoons are normally included on the list of things you can grow “too old” for, along with video games and comics. We’d like to disagree. This hugely popular form of entertainment is not only super fun but an art form. The animation of hit films like Toy Story or Frozen takes hugely talented teams of artists and a massive amount of time and dedication.
So, to celebrate the world of cartoons and their animators, let’s take a look at some of our favourites.
Launching in September 1993, Cartoon Network has released hit cartoon after hit cartoon. The channel has introduced shows like Dexter’s Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Adventure Time and Regular Show. There’s no sign of them slowing down any time soon, so expect more hits in the future.
Many would argue that Pixar had dominated the world of animation for the last decade or so, especially when it comes to feature films. Pixar has released 14 feature films to date, beginning with Toy Story in 1995. 13 of these movies are in the 50 highest-grossing animated movies. With Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur coming out this year, it is exciting times for the studio.
Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio known for its anime movies. To date they have created 20 feature films, 7 shorts films, TV ads and one TV movie. On August 4th, Studio Ghibli announced it was temporarily halting production following the retirement of its co-founder, Hayao Miyazaki. We are eagerly awaiting their return to see what new things they’re working on. Read more about Ghibli here.
The largest and best known animation company in the world. To date Disney has released a whopping 54 feature films, the first being Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Disney has become a household name around the worl and is commonly associated with big-budget movies like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Frozen. Their short films are also pretty popular, loved by people of all ages.
Source(s): legend0fsora, Golden Wolf, AdryStudio, Pablo Medero