2023 is going to be a great year for anime movies.After several delays, audiences can finally see the long-awaited film Super mario brosA sequel to the Academy Award-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Aardman’s chicken run. There will be more Elemental From the always-trusted Disney Pixar Studios and titled New Movie Migration From Illumination, the studio in charge of Despicable Me Minions franchise. Perhaps the most exciting project (and the biggest bet by the current generation’s expectations for animation) is Disney’s 100th anniversary movie. wishDisney combines traditional 2D animation techniques with cutting-edge CGI techniques to bring you all-new fairytale adventures.
If we had been in a time machine 23 years ago, in the year 2000, the landscape would have been very different when it came to animated movies. After riding a wave of Renaissance-era success in the 90s, Disney seemed to be running out of creative ideas and he was in a slump that took him a decade to recover. Elsewhere, some of the biggest-budgeted and most ambitious animation projects ended up as some of the biggest box office hits of the decade (as outlined by Looper). This was due in part to changing expectations from viewers who, thanks to their recent success, were demanding that the animation be entirely computer-generated. Shrek and Pixar. Unfortunately, some of the larger projects began development years ago and were unable to anticipate or adapt to this change.
It’s not all bad, but the genre has definitely had its ups and downs. Below, we take a look back at the ten most notable animated films released in 2000.
Ten help! i am a fish!
Denmark’s hidden gem, help! i am a fish! It follows three children and the adventures they embark on after being turned into fish by a mad scientist. Heartfelt and beautifully animated using traditional 2D methods, this reminiscent of Disney in its heyday was released in the United States with an English-speaking cast. Monty Python fame) and the late Alan Rickman.
dinosaur is a film that seems to have fallen into oblivion when it comes to Disney’s vast and impressive catalog, but believe it or not, it was actually the highest-grossing animated film of the year 2000. This year was pretty limited, but there was still Disney power and potential behind it. Although showing things, the film suffered from a generic and forgettable plot and fairly one-dimensional characters.
8 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
90’s Nickelodeon cartoon series Rugrats It was one of the most beloved and popular anime shows on the air. Its appeal stems from the concept of experiencing life through the eyes of a group of young children and the way everyday activities seem like gigantic adventures to them. rice field. Rugrats movie, It grossed over $140 million at the box office. By 2000, the show’s popularity had already peaked, and producers were under pressure to repeat the success of their predecessor. As a result, viewers were treated to a more character-driven and well-thought-out story. Rugrats in Paris: The Moviewhich didn’t reach the same financial highs, but still did well at the box office and was well received by critics, proving that the series certainly still has life.
7 Emperor’s New Groove
The turn of the century was a strange time for animated films, especially Disney. In the early to mid 90’s, it aired a succession of traditional animated films with great success. beauty and the beast, Aladdin, When The Lion King, But expectations were changing. This was later evidenced by a successful collaboration with Pixar, which was computer-generated. toy story, toy story 2, When bug’s lifeDuring this time of change, Walt Disney Animation Studios was experimenting with both types of animation, but was not fully committed to either. dinosaur Its CGI output is Emperor’s New Groove Its a 2D release.in the meantime dinosaur It did well at the box office (perhaps reflecting these changing expectations). Emperor’s New Groove It has certainly stood the test of time, and has since garnered a loyal following among Disney fans – and for good reason. Emperor’s New Groove It’s packed with quirky characters and clever meta-comedy for adults and kids alike.
6 Titan AE
While the transition from 2D to 3D animation is in full swing, Titan AE, with its huge budget, successfully blended the two to create an undeniably visual masterpiece. Unfortunately, it had the visual flair it lacked in plot originality that has been described as sci-fi cut-and-paste. Even a star-studded voice cast that includes Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo, Drew Barrymore, and Ron Perlman hopes this sci-fi will be one of his biggest flops in the last 20 years. It wasn’t enough to prevent (according to Polygon). , It has made just $36.8 million against a budget rumored to be close to $90 million.
Five The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea
By 2000, Disney had already long made a habit of releasing direct-to-video sequels to their biggest hits. lion king, aladdin, When beauty and the beastIt was only a matter of time before he won the 1989 Academy Awards little mermaid You will fall victim to this practice. Not too unfairly, these sequels aren’t meant to have the same impact as the originals, and are given far less budget, time, and resources. They often offer a fun escape for those who want to see beyond comparison. The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea is much the same, but is particularly invested in introducing new characters into the mix in the form of Ariel’s young daughter, Melody, in addition to the familiar faces of Ariel, Sebastian, and Flounder. Opportunities the studio has had so far with Disney Princess children. Many were impressed by his vocal performance.
Four Road to Eldorado
Titan AE It wasn’t the only high-budget animation flop of 2000 (according to Screen Rant): Elsewhere, DreamWorks Animation Studios plowed a staggering $95 million into 2D projects. Road to Eldorado. The film follows an ill-fated duo who discover the lost golden city of El Dorado and are declared gods by a greedy priest who seeks to rule the city for himself. Ready for success with a strong voice acting cast including Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh, music composed by the legendary Hans Zimmer, and additional songs written by John Powell, Elton John and Tim Rice . The Lion King — the film failed to draw the numbers it needed and failed to recoup its costs at the box office. Despite mixed reviews, the film has since been re-appreciated by many and has gained a strong following in the decades that follow.
3 Star Command’s Buzz Lightyear: The Adventure Begins
like last year light year proclaimed to be the origin story of toy story‘s Buzz Lightyear (or at least the toy he was based on) forgets that something similar happened 23 years ago in a direct-to-video movie. Star Command’s Buzz Lightyear: The Adventure BeginsA numbers-based sci-fi adventure flick explores Buzz Lightyear’s life as an astronaut. It maintained the beloved tone of protagonist Tim Allen and delivered a fairly enjoyable 70 minutes of intergalactic escapism, but the animation style felt cheap and obnoxious, especially compared to the groundbreaking animation used in It looked like something. toy storywhich later led to the TV series, star command buzz lightyeara format that seems more suitable.
2 Digimon THE MOVIE
For a generation Digimon Virtual pets, along with Tamagotchis, were ubiquitous in school playgrounds for several years in the late ’90s. It didn’t take long for Big Wig to realize its potential and expand the brand to include everything from lunch boxes and clothing to TV shows and video games. has been published. For those unfamiliar with digital creatures, it’s hard to summarize the plot in such a short space, but it basically revolves around a group of cyber-connected children and their Digimon. At rapid speed, it threatens to put an end to all global digital communications. While being marketed as an original movie, Digimon THE MOVIE In fact, it consisted of footage taken from three short films that had already been released in Japan. It’s half done.
1 chicken run
DreamWorks is wallace and gromit Create this loud stop-motion masterpiece loosely based on the iconic 1963 film great escape…except the chicken. In a pretty bad year for animation, one movie stands out. chicken run See Mel Gibson voice Rocky. chicken run‘s meticulous attention to detail, clever humor, and thought-provoking plot make it not only one of DreamWorks’ best titles, but one of the greatest animated films of all time. Fans will also be thrilled to hear that a sequel is set to be released later this year after what seemed like a lifetime.