I love animated movies. So much so that I wanted to become an animator, I even opted for a course, but writing called me.
It’s fascinating that people can create magic on screen with non-living things. If you love a good story, you will find it in an animated movie.
Zootopia, Good Dinosaur, Brave, Toy Story, etc. are some of my favorite movies that come bearing messages.
Some people think that animated shouldn’t be a thing for ages 25+, but I strongly disagree. We’ll never get too old for them, as proved by Up (RIP, Ed Asner).
Animated movies are good to connect with kids, but adults can learn a thing or two with the brave messages they come with.
Moreover, recent improvements in technology have made it possible for scenes to look as if they were shot.
With an ocean of streaming sites, it could get tiring to look for good animated movies.
But, if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you’d be happy to know that I have listed the 20 best-animated movies so that your weekend will be animated (wink!)
20 Best Animated Movies on Amazon Prime India
The following animated movies are available on Prime Video as of 9th September 2021. They are based on IMDb ratings for making a better choice.
1. Loving Vincent (2017)
An experimental animated biographical film about the life of the painter Vincent van Gogh, Loving Vincent follows a man who pays a visit to the last hometown of Van Gogh, to pass his final letter.
The story takes place in France in 1890, where the said man investigates what might have taken place in the last days of the painter. It’s a worthy watch. It’s also the world’s first fully oil-painted feature film.
Voice cast: Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan.
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery.
IMDb rating: 7.8/10
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Unfortunately, the prequel, How to Train Your Dragon isn’t available on Amazon Prime Video in India. I advise you to watch it on Netflix. The story takes place after five years since Hiccup and Toothless made Vikings of Berk unit with the dragons. The film shows how they spend their time exploring uncharted territories. Soon, Toothless and Hiccup are battling Drago, a power-hungry warrior.
Voice cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy.
IMDb rating: 7.8/10
3. The Lego Movie (2014)
The Lego Movie is Christopher Miller and Phil Lord’s comedy-adventure is one of the best lego movies around. It revolves around Minifigure Emmet who tries to stop an evil despot from sticking the Lego universe together. The movie is clever, funny, and cheerful. If you haven’t watched it yet, it will be worthy of your time.
Voice cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Alison Brie.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy.
IMDb rating: 7.7/10
4. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Again, the prequel isn’t on Prime Video. You must watch it on Netflix if you can. It continues Gru’s story who isn’t a super-bad villain anymore.
He’s a super-dad to Agnes, Edith, and Margo. The plot of the film focuses on how Gru is tasked with stopping Dr. Nefario. He struggles with being a father and fighting a new super-villain.
Voice cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Pierre Coffin.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Science fiction.
IMDb rating: 7.3/10
5. Shrek 2 (2004)
I think there should be a contract where a movie series should be together on a streaming platform. Shrek’s first four movies are available on Netflix. The story of Shrek 2 follows Shrek and Fiona after they return from their honeymoon.
Fiona’s parents come to know about their marriage and invite both of them to their kingdom.
However, they don’t know that she has married a 700-pound ogre, not a Prince Charming. Shrek is the oldest movie on this list.
Voice cast: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy.
IMDb rating: 7.2/10
6. Bal Ganesh 2 (2009)
The prequel, Bal Ganesh, is available on Prime Video, but IMDb thinks the sequel is better, which doesn’t often happen. Bal Ganesh 2 shows how Lord Ganesha has evolved from a naughty boy and has a series of adventures with his friends to destroy evil forces.
Voice cast: Ashar Sheikh, Neshma Mantri, Samay Raj Thakkar, Vaibhav Thakkar.
Genre: Animation, Musical.
IMDb rating: 6.9/10
7. Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
Penguins of Madagascar is a great animated movie. It revolves around Plucky penguins Kowalski, Skipper, Private, and Rico who unite forces with North Wind, an undercover organization.
It is headed by arrogant and highly-trained Agent Classified – voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. The plot shows how the penguins and Agent Classified try to stop the tentacled villain, Dr. Octavius Brine.
Voice cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Spy.
IMDb rating: 6.7/10
8. Ballerina (2016)
The story of Ballerina is set in the 1880s which follows eleven-year-old Félicie, who is an impoverished girl who wants to become a world-class dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet.
The message of this animated film serves everyone – achieving dreams, facing hurdles and failure, and being courageous to get what you want. It’s a must-watch.
Voice cast: Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Dance, Comedy.
IMDb rating: 6.8/10
9. The Polar Express (2004)
Another oldest movie on this list, The Polar Express is the third collaboration between director Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks after Forrest Gump and Cast Away.
The movie is based on the 1985 children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The plot focuses on a doubting young boy who rides on an excellent train ride to the North Pole.
There, he begins a voyage of self-discovery that makes him believe in himself again.
Voice cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Musical.
IMDb rating: 6.6/10
10. The Lorax (2012)
The Lorax is a whirling film that is suitable for all ages. It’s an animated musical-comedy that has an inspiring message. A story of a 12-year-old boy Ted Wiggins who is searching for the grumpy guardian of the forest known as the Once-ler.
The film is voice by Danny DeVito as Once-ler and Zac Efron as the 12-year-old boy. It is based on Dr. Seuss’ children’s book of the same name.
Voice cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical.
IMDb rating: 6.4/10
11. Minions (2015)
The cutest animated movie yet, Minions chronicles the journey of single-celled yellow organisms who live to serve, but in vain. Whatever they do, it goes awry.
They constantly need a master, without whom they’ll go into depression. Kevin, Stuart, and Bob are the three musketeers who plan on finding a new evil boss, Scarlet Overkill. It’s a fun movie with loads of laughter.
Voice cast: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy.
IMDb rating: 6.4/10
12. Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs (2019)
No, this isn’t a remake of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. In fact, it’s a twisting take on the story.
In Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs, seven heroic princes are turned into dwarfs and to break the curse, they’ll have to find the most beautiful girl in the world.
Soon, Snow White comes across a pair of magical red shoes that cast a spell of their own.
Voice cast: Sam Clafin, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gina Gershon, Patrick Warburton.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance.
IMDb rating: 6.4/10
13. Bal Ganesh (2007)
The prequel to Bal Ganesh 2, this animated film follows Bal Ganesh – the mischievous son of Lord Shiva – who’s on a journey of adventures with his mouse, Mooshak who also happens to be his vehicle.
Being this young, Bal Ganesh has the courage to battle the evil forces to protect the world. The screenplay is quite flaky, but it’s watchable for kids.
Voice cast: Ashar Sheikh, Adarsh Gautam, Namrata Sawhney, Vivek Shauq.
IMDb rating: 6.3/10
14. Tad, The Lost Explorer And The Secret of King Midas (2017)
Tad, The Lost Explorer And The Secret of King Midas is the central story of Tad Jones who’s a construction worker.
But he’s aspiration is to become an archaeologist, but unforeseen circumstances make him go on a quest to rescue his girlfriend, Sara.
She’s kidnapped by an evil tyrant who is after a talisman that belongs to King Midas.
Voice cast: Michelle Jenner, Oscar Barberan, Luis Posada, José Corbacho.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy.
IMDb rating: 6.2/10
15. The Stolen Princess (2018)
The Stolen Princess is a simple story of a princess and a wandering artist. Ruslan dreams of being a knight who stumbles upon a beautiful princess Mila.
They become friends, but he falls for her. The antagonist of the story is an evil wizard, Chornomor. To rescue his love, Ruslan goes on a mission to save her.
Voice cast: Abe Goldfarb, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, Andrew Watts, Dan Edwards.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fairy tale, Fantasy.
IMDb rating: 6.1/10
16. The Little Vampire (2017)
The Little Vampire chronicles the schooling journey of Tony, who has recently moved to Scotland with his parents. Being an only child, he strives to make friends as he is picked on and bullied by other school children, making his life miserable.
Soon, he meets Rudolph and they become close chums. Unbeknownst to Tony is a fact that Rudolph is a kid vampire. The vampire race is terrorized by a vicious vampire hunter, so Tony must help the eponymous character.
Voice cast: Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E., Jim Carter, Rollo Weeks.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy-horror, Fantasy.
IMDb rating: 5.8/10
17. Richard the Stork (2017)
The film is about an orphaned sparrow, Richard, who is soon adopted by a group of storks. Being with them, Richard feels that he is one of them.
Their journey makes him a part of their family and when they prepare for migration, Richard becomes a member of that too, but it’s a difficult journey.
Voice cast: Jason Griffith, Jonathan Todd Ross, Drake Bell Richard, Shannon Conley.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy.
IMDb rating: 5.8/10
18. Scoob! (2020)
One of my most favorite characters and the first dog I ever knew, Scoob! tells the story of how the Scooby gang came together and faced their first mystery – their most challenging ever.
They’ll have to stop a plot of releasing Cerberus, a ghost dog, upon the world. During this journey, the gang realizes that Scooby-Doo has a secret legacy.
The animation is 2021, but the plot feels a bit thick. Scoob! is the most recent movie on this list.
- Voice cast: Frank Welker, Will Forte, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez.
- Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural.
- IMDb rating: 5.7/10
19. Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka (2019)
I have watched Chhota Bheem as a kid and it was an okay cartoon. Now that I watch it, there are some plotholes, but hey, it’s a cartoon.
Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka leads Bheem and his friends to China, where he unknowingly participates in the annual martial arts competition to save the emperor’s daughter from being captured by the monstrous demon Zuhu.
Voice cast: Rupa Bhimani, Rajesh Kava, Vinod Kulkarni, Asif Ali Beig.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts.
IMDb rating: 5.3/10
20. Dino King – Journey to Fire Mountain (2017)
Dino King – Journey to Fire Mountain tells a tale of Speckles the tarbosaurus. He starts a voyage to the ends of the earth in quest of his young son, Junior who was abducted during a deadly encounter.
The story is a bit hard to swallow and has definite plot holes. Many have said that this movie is an amalgamation of Finding Nemo and Walking With Dinosaurs, but that’s for you to decide.
Voice cast: Hee-Soon Park, Nath Gothard Blade, Jacqui Duncan, Marcello Fabrizi.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation.
IMDb rating: 4.9/10
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These are the 20 best Animated movies on Amazon Prime India. Animation is no more a kid’s thin. Anime is trending around the globe and it is known as one of the fastest-growing genres on the internet.
These movies might be marketed towards kids but writers are intuitive enough to understand that parents invariably have to accompany their brood to the cinema.
Animated movies are more intelligent and more imaginative than ever, featuring striking visuals, emotional stories, and funny scripts that entertain kids and adults alike.
I would suggest that if you want the full experience of animated movies of different kinds, you should opt for a subscription to either Disney+ Hotstar or Netflix.
Which is your favorite animated movie? Did I miss a spectacular animated movie on Prime Video? Tell us in the comments below.