There are a very few animated movies that give us the taste of human-like characters in it. Rather, these couple of movies are either set in the real-life world where animated characters belong to or an animated world where the real-life human is a part of. It is an interesting combination as the viewer gets to see both in one movie. But, executing such a movie is not piece of cake—skillful work is done to make sure a smooth transaction between both the worlds. As a viewer, it is exciting to watch imagination getting a life and playing a vital role alongside the protagonist from the real life. It is ideal and entertaining for all age groups as it contains human’s touch and animated character’s feel-real emotions. Though, these movies are not heavily filled with animation, the animated characters takes the limelight. Overloaded with cuteness, these animated characters bring fun to the lives of the human counterparts.
Over the years, many such movies have been released and did a remarkable work over grabbing the interest of the viewers. Not only the animation work, human-life picturisation is perfectly done, but also the story is enticing for a good watch.
Here are some such selective movies that are worth watching:
The story is about a girl named Giselle who is an archetypal Disney Princess. She is forced to exit from her traditional animated world of Andalasia into the live-action world of New York City. Just as any other princess’ story, she too finds the man of her dreams, not a prince but a father to a girl, and falls in love with him. The catch in the movie is that she had already found her prince, but the second find turns out to be her destiny. Giselle, a princess-to-be in the fantasy world, ends up almost having her dream of marrying her prince, but the evil queen has already written her faith and future which is in the real human world. She finds her true love after already falling in love with a prince, like it is said it’s never too late to fall in love. Her happily-after makes her stay in the real-world in a real-human body with her real prince charming. Like every other fairytale ending, the prince from the fantasy world too finds his dreamgirl.
The movie brings a wise message to the viewers—make the right decision even if it is late because it is never too late.
The story is about an anthropomorphic bear, Paddington, who has migrated from the jungle of Peru to the streets of London. In the city, he lives with the Brown family that has adopted him. In the film, Paddington defines his own journey after been sent out of his home in the jungle and finds a family for himself in the huge city. The movie defines truly that intelligence and continuous learning can sustain the lives of anyone including animals. When in the jungle, it was seen that a family of bears was intelligent enough to learn English and stop a shooter from firing and take bear specimen back home. Inspired by the bears, the shooter who is a British geographer leaves the bears behind and years later, Paddington is trying to find that man.
The message that the movie brings to the viewers—nothing is impossible: from starting a new life to finding a family. Like an adventurous story and a family drama, this orphaned bear (in London) finds a happy ending with being victorious and united with his new family.
Next, in the series, Paddington 2 (2017) also left an interesting flavour to his story. Watch it to know it.
The story is about a Boston native, John Bennett, whose childhood wish brings his teddy bear friend Ted to life. Later, in adulthood, however, Ted prevents Bennett and his love interest from moving on with their lives. Here comes the insecurity of losing a friend. It’s been a rollercoaster life for Ted as he realises and accepts the fact that his best friend has to move on with his life for his love. In the process, Ted also finds the love of his life, at least the one who he is dating. The movie gives the viewers the taste of friendship and love, and a lesson as to how a broken friendship and love is mended. In the end, Bennett’s love life takes the next step and Ted is there for him as a true friend.
The message that the movie brings to the viewers—every wish can come true, but how you treat and value it is up to you.
Next, in the series, Ted 2 (2015) also left an interesting flavour to his story. Watch it to know it.
Space Jam (1996)
The story is about Jordan’s initial retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his comeback in 1995. He meets Bugs Bunny and his friends in an outer space. In their world, Bugs Bunny and his friends help him win a basketball game against a group of aliens who had come to enslave all for their amusement park. Initially, Jordan denies being of any help but gradually agrees to be an aid. By the end, Jordan makes really good friends—the types that last forever. In the movie, Jordan is seen moving from his passion of Basketball to his dad’s dream of playing Baseball. The end is well because he learns to stick to his dream and promises to play Basketball till his last day. The viewers also get to see the love between Bugs Bunny and his love interest Lola Bunny.
The message that the movie brings to the viewers—helping someone else can in return help you with your life’s biggest decision.
Chistopher Robins (2018)
The latest in the list is a movie on Winnie the Pooh. The story is about Christopher Robin who grows up to be a gentleman and has lost his sense of imagination. He is reunited with his old stuffed bear friend, Winne-the-Pooh. Well, it isn’t the most pleasant experience to meet an old friend after years for some, is it? Through the turmoil of emotions, these friends learn the true meaning of friendship and the responsibility that the relationship holds as they do things for each other. For some, it takes time and instances to learn the true value of a friend. But, in the end, all is good as the friendship is good.
The message that the movie brings to the viewers—memories of friends can be faded, but never forgotten. Recently released, the movie is worth the time invested in watching. Do read the movie review.
Daydreaming about an imaginative world coming to life is no more a dream as shown in these movies. Everything is possible—it’s just about keeping the wishes alive.