Whether you are a teenager, a kid or a highly qualified businessman, animated movies have always been one of the center on interests. If you Agree with the thought, then this is what you shouldn’t miss. With the enhancement in technology where the real life is turning into an animated one, the animated movies has lately advanced a little too much. No doubts about their popularity, her are the top selling Animated movies in 2012 that have generated the most revenue this year.
1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift
It is a 3-D computer-animated adventure/comedy film, directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier , with the budget of $100 millions. The movie is the fourth installment of the Ice Age series and moves with the same comic nature with an addition of peaches in family. Despite being paid with mixed reviews from critics, the film became a huge box office success, with a worldwide gross of $874 million. It was released in the US on July 13, 2012, three to six years after its predecessors The Meltdown and Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and ten years after the release of the original Ice Age.
2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
It is a 3D computer-animated comedy film, directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, with the budget of around $145 millions. Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still struggling to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they come across the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted was released on June 8, 2012, to critical and commercial success; it received positive reviews from critics, with a 78% “Certified Fresh” and an average rating of 6.7/10.
It is a computer-animated fantasy adventure film, directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, with the budget of $185 millions. Merida is a skilled archer and reckless daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to shape her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the hilarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions unintentionally unleash chaos and anger in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. Merida is forced to discover the meaning of true bravery undo the spell herself before it is too late. Brave released on June 22, 2012 to both positive reviews and box office success.
4. The Lorax
It is a computer-animated 3D musical comedy film, directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda with the budget of $70 millions. The creative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually amazing adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a cranky but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice flairs of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, and Betty White, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone! The film was set to release on March 2, 2012 and received mixed reviews from critics, with criticism directed towards the film and its marketing as betraying the original significance of the book.
5. Hotel Transylvania
It is a 3D computer-animated comedy film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, with the budget of $85 millions. This energetic tale is concerning a hotel where monsters such as Dracula, the Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and his bride, along with a host of others, head to relax from a world full of humans. When a young man stumbles onto the resort and falls for Drac’s teenage daughter Mavis, comedy hijinks ensue. Released on September 28, 2012, praising the direction and animation, but criticizing its script, the film was met with mixed critical reception, while the general population received it very favorably.
6. Wreck-It Ralph
It is a 3D computer-animated family-comedy film, directed by Rich Moore, with the budget of $165 millions. The film tells the story of the titular arcade game villain who rises up against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade, and ultimately must get rid of a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have accidentally started. Will Ralph apprehend his dream and save the day before it’s too late? Wreck-It Ralph was released on November 2, 2012 and received commonly favorable reviews from critics.
7. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
It is a 3-D stop-motion animated adventure comedy film, directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, with the budget of $60 millions. The film is heavily based on The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists. It tracks The Pirate Captain and his crew of amateur pirates in their attempt to win the Pirate of the Year competition. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen and team up with a miserably obsessed young scientist, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure! The film was released on 28 March 2012 and met with very positive reviews, while it was a modest box office success, earning $121 million against the budget of $55 million.
It is a 3D stop-motion animated comedy horror film, directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell, with the budget of $83 millions. In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead, will have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghost whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. The film was released on August 17, 2012 and has received very positive reviews from critics.
Directed by Tim Burton, with the budget of $39 millions. Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After surprisingly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor controls the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor alterations. He tries to hide his home-sewn invention, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. Frankenweenie is filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which has elevated the classic style to a whole new experience. The film was released on October 5, 2012 and met with positive reviews and moderate box office sales.
10. Rise of the Guardians
A group of imaginary fairy-tale characters team up to save the world in this DreamWorks Animation production. Based on William Joyce’s series of children’s books, the pic features the voice-acting abilities of Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, and Isla Fisher. Peter Ramsey co-directs with Joyce. It was released on November 21, 2012 to mix to positive critical reception.