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July 16, 2018 12:16 pm

5 Amazingly Animated Movies you probably haven’t seen.. but should!


Most of us have seen or are familiar with Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks animations.

Cinderella, The Lion King, Mulan, Toy Story, Up, How To Train Your Dragon.. the list goes on and on and on. And although those are some amazing blockbusters, there are some other animations we bet you haven’t seen yet!


Adam and Dog (2011)

Adam and Dog is a 2011 American animated short film by Minkyu Lee. The film was nominated for Best Animated Short Film for the 85th Academy Awards and won Best Animated Short Subject at the 39th Annie Awards.

The story about the first dog ever created, and how he became a friend of a man. This is a retelling of Adam and Eve‘s story (as found in the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis) from Dog’s point of view.

Adam and Dog is available for purchase and viewing on Amazon Instant Video for $1.99!



The Place Promised In Our Early Days (2004)

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Kumo no Mukō, Yakusoku no Basho/“Beyond the Clouds, the Promised Place”) is a 90-minute Japanese anime film created and directed by Makoto Shinkai, following his previous work Voices of a Distant Star.
In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South. In the summer of 1996, three middle-school students make a promise that they’ll cross the border with a self-constructed plane and unravel the tower’s secret, but their project was abandoned after the girl, Sayuri Sawatari, became mysteriously ill and transferred to Tokyo. Years later on the brink of another war Hiroki Fujisawa finds out that Sayuri had been in coma since then, and he asks Takuya Shirakawa to help him finding a way to wake her up.


Waltz With Bashir (2008)

Waltz with Bashir (ואלס עם באשיר/Vals Im Bashir) is a 2008 Israeli animated documentary film written and directed by Ari Folman. It depicts Folman in search of his lost memories of his experience as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War.

The film took four years to complete. It is unusual in it being a feature-length documentary made almost entirely by the means of animation. It combines classical music, 1980s music, realistic graphics, and surrealistic scenes together with illustrations similar to comics. The entire film is animated, excluding one short segment of news archive footage.



Persepolis (2007)

Persepolis is a 2007 French animated film based on Marjane Satrapi‘s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. The story ends with Marjane as a 24-year-old expatriate. The title is a reference to the historic city of Persepolis.

The film is presented in the black-and-white style of the original graphic novels. Marjane explained in a bonus feature on the DVD that this was so the place and the characters wouldn’t look like foreigners in a foreign country but simply people in a country to show how easily a country can become like Iran. The present-day scenes are shown in color, while sections of the historic narrative resemble a shadow theater show. The design was created by art director and executive producer Marc Jousset. The animation is credited to the Perseprod studio and was created by two specialized studios, Je Suis Bien Content and Pumpkin 3D.


A Morning Stroll (2011)

A Morning Stroll is an English animated short film by Grant Orchard.

The film was screened at the 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival as well as the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it won Best Animation and the Jury Prize in Animated Short Film respectively. The film was also nominated Best Animated Short Film at the 84th Academy Awards as well as Best Short Animation at the 65th British Academy Film Awards. The film is loosely based on an event in True Tales of American Life by American author Paul Auster.

A Morning Stroll tells the story of one New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years….

The short film is available for viewing from StudioAKA on iTunes here!

Amelia River

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