Fairy tales rendered as animation movies have always been all the rage fundamentally outstripping the typically targeted child audiences to the audiences with all the ages. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the first cel animated full-length film based on German fairy tale Snow White by The Brothers Grimm came out when Walt Disney decided to use the fairy tale to create new material for popular taste. The film became a pioneering example not only for its highest grossing record of $ 1.819 billion and numerous positive acclamations but also for its innovative ways of depiction while making the assumption assured that fairy tales can be the source of inspiration for Walt Disney Production and ever since they have produced as many as 46 animated featured movies by using fairy tales as their sources and each of them is notable on their own ways. Fairy tales fairly gave a wide range of impressive varieties to the Walt Disney Productions. However picking top 5 movies out of them surely is the relative thing and will be varied from one to another. So, here the top 5 movies have been selected after considering most of the stunning facts and features and the author claims no absolute command over the selection.
This internationally acclaimed 3D animated comedy-adventured film which has won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critics Choice Movie Awards for the Best Animated Featured Film of 2016 is based on the story The Tortoise and the Hare by Aesop. Sets in a city of anthropomorphic animals called Zootopia where a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist set on together in order expose a conspiracy. Its successful business revenue made it 28th highest grossing film of all time.
This animated musical fantasy based on Cendrillon by Charles Perrault is worth watching for many of its stunning features. The film was greatest commercial hit of the Disney Production since the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and is considered to be one the best American Animated films ever made. The story of a young beautiful girl rises against the odds by using her wits and a little magical intervention comes up with the soulful music tracks.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 Animated film adopted from the story of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. The film released in the time of Disney Renaissance Period, the ten years between 1989 and 1999 during which Disney experience the creative resurgence. The story revolves around a dissatisfied French girl Belle who is taken by a beast in his castle. In the course of her days with the beast she discovers a heart and a soul of a prince.
Frozen is another musical fantasy based the fairy tale “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. The movie depicted a story of a fearless princess who embarks on a journey to find her estranged sister and eventually trapped the kingdom in eternal winter by her own icy power. Following its release the box office collection made the film as the highest grossing animated film of all time. Frozen has bagged a dozen of prestigious accolades along with two Academy Awards.
This 1992 fantasy drama based on the fairy tale, Aladin and the Magic Lamp from One Thousand and One Nights by Antoine Galland revolves around a street urchin Aladin vying for love of a beautiful princes Jasmine. Aladin uses a genie’s magical power to become a prince so that he can get married with the princes. Aladin also falls during the time of Disney Renaissance period. An important feature of the film is its soundtrack which won a couple of awards. The success of this film also inspired the film makers to make its sequel later.
All the animation films mentioned above set the path-breaking examples in 2D and 3D Animation technologies what have created a wider scope of animation in the future Animation Media Industry.