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My Favorite Animated Films of 2021

  1. The Mitchells vs. the Machines

This movie shows how a movie with a generic plot can become amazing with interesting, relatable characters, a unique aesthetic, and brilliant animation. I’m so glad we have this movie and I hope it encourages studios to take more risks with their art styles. My only disappointment is that I was unable to see this movie on the big screen.

  1. Luca

An adorable little movie, with a sweet friendship at its core. It was very enjoyable – and in some ways was a return to form to Pixar’s golden era, where the unique settings and characters came together perfectly.

  1. Wish Dragon

I liked this re-telling of the Aladdin tale and the focus it placed on its genie character. It was great to see Long’s character development and his reactions to the modern world. Also the relationship between Din and Lina is lovely- their relationship feels real and unforced. It’s not explicitly romantic, but it really works.

Their childhood friendship actually gives Din a convincing motivation to want to see her again.

  1. Encanto

“The Family Madrigal” and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” have been stuck in my head since watching this movie.

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