Tuesday 30 May 2023

My top 5 favourite Animated Movies!

The lovely Joanne over at Slices of Life has been doing a series of blog posts all about her favourite movies of different genres and I am so pinching her idea.

I wouldn't say I am a big movie buff but I do have a lot of favourite films. You can read about my favourite action movies and my favourite sci-fi movies but in this post I am sharing my favourite Animated movies. It was so hard to narrow it down to just 5, there are so many that I love so I have gone with my favourites which hold memories for me.


Toy Story!

I think we have all seen at least one of the Toy Story films. I went to the cinema to see the first one when I was a teenager. and I actually loved it even though my friends and I went to see something else but missed the start of it so Toy Story it was. Becky was at the perfect age to understand the hype when the 2nd film came out and Ellie was already obsessed with Toy Story 1 & 2 when the 3rd film came out.

My youngest holding Buzz Lightyear

My first ever blog post was Toy Story related. All about how Becky bought Ellie a Buzz Lightyear toy from a school bring and buy sale. The same one Ellie had been asking Santa for Christmas. Eek! The same one which I had actually bought and hidden away for Christmas. lol She ended up with two and was beyond happy! We went as a family to the cinema to see Toy Story 4 and the latest Buzz Lightyear film.

The Lion King!

As a cub, Simba is forced to leave the Pride Lands after his father Mufasa is murdered by his wicked uncle, Scar. Years later, he returns as a young lion to reclaim his throne.

I think this was the first ever film that I cried at and still do every time I watch it. Timon and Pumbaa are the best sidekicks and I love all of the songs. I would go as far to say even the remake was good. I am not usually a fan of the live action remakes so this came as a bit of a surprise.

Finding Nemo

After his son gets abducted from the Great Barrier Reef and is dispatched to Sydney, Marlin, a meek clownfish, enlists the help of a forgetful fish and embarks on a journey to bring him home.

My girls used to watch this film every day for a couple of years, they were both obsessed with it. It's funny, cute and just a little bit sad. It was one of the films we took in to watch on my laptop when the kids went into hospital for their heart surgery. We watched it the night before and it was something to keep us calm.


Anna sets out on a journey with an iceman, Kristoff, and his reindeer, Sven, in order to find her sister, Elsa, who has the power to convert any object or person into ice.

Disney on Ice

I think anyone with children know's the story of Frozen. It was such a massive hit, the movie and the songs from it. My girls were at the perfect age to enjoy it when it was first released and went frozen mad! We were even lucky enough to win tickets to see Disney on Ice when they had their Frozen special on. I am still a big fan of the first film but I am not so keen on Frozen 2. It was good but just didn't have the same magic.

South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut

When four boys in South Park see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians "Terrance & Phillip" they are pronounced "corrupted", and Kyle's mom with the rest of the parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada for World War 3! 

In the late 90's South Park was a big thing and everyone my at at the time loved it. This movie warped my fragile little mind. hehehe but I bought it on video. It is so offensive with all the bad language and everything in it but at the same time it's so funny!

What Animated movies are your favourites?

Friday Favourites

I am linking up with Erika and Andrea for their Friday Favourites.


  1. You know I don't have children, but for some reason I watched Frozen. I was hearing the song in my head for a while afterwards. Crazy! :))
    The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and Toy Story were nice, I saw them.

  2. I was nodding along to all of these... until you hit the last one. I have never gotten into South Park at all. And this is one genre I hadn't thought of before so I am definitely going to add this to my list and tackle my favorites soon.

  3. A big yes to all of these! I took my oldest son Luke, to see Toy story 1 when he was 5. So he was around the same age as the character Andy. We went to see Toy story 2 and 3 and it felt like Luke was growing up the same time as Andy. I couldn't stop crying at the end of Toy Story 3 when Andy was all grown up and going to college. Because that's exactly the stage where Luke was at!