16 Most Inspirational Songs from Animated Movies - LifeHack (2023)

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I love movies. I love music. But I especially love both when I ammovedby them. When they force me to feel something. Those are the ones we remember. The ones we hold onto when we don’t have anything else. The ones that give us comfort, help us remember, and connect us in ways we couldn’t otherwise describe. We can all pick the latest Disney and Pixar movies to grab with the songs that make the charts or just become something so iconic that we will either love it or hate it forever. (Think “Let it Go” from Frozen or “Happy” from Despicable Me.)

However, some of the best songs have either been long forgotten or dismissed because they didn’t sell millions of downloads on iTunes. My playlist is a wide array of songs — I don’t stick to a particular genre. I pick what I am feeling or needing at that particular time. If I am getting ready to run, I need something different than when I am out for a casual stroll in my neighborhood. If I need something to just sing to (not very well, I might add), then who knows what I might find.

Being an adult doesn’t mean we should miss out on the “G” rated movies. Most often, even the animated films reflect real life through portraying struggles, guilt, and uncertainty. Often the characters in these movies are faced with decisions they only wish they could undo after the outcome is known, just like we often experience. Just as in life, there are times when we fail miserably and we achieve greatness too. Maybe that is why I never miss a new animated film — there just might be a hidden treasure buried somewhere in the soundtrack that I might fall in love with and need.

Songs capture those moments for us and attach a melody to it so that we can sing along. These songs are not in any particular order, but life just kind of works that way sometimes, too.

“Somewhere out There” – from “American Tail” (by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram)

Sometimes, our lives takes us on journeys that keep us apart from the people we love the most and the best way to get through the days until we see them again is knowing that someone misses you. We feel them and the embrace of their love even though we are separated by miles. This song just comforts me when I am feeling a little lonely and even though our lives are busy and chaotic, I know I am loved. We can’t be everywhere, but our love can.

“The Trail We Blaze” – from “The Road to El Dorado” (by Elton John)

Life is an adventure and this song reminds us to travel the road less traveled. To seek what is on the other side. To be excited and not held back by fear. To be discoverers of life. We might not always know what is at the end of the road and it may not lead us to the lost City of Gold, but that is not what really matters in the end.

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Being a trailblazer means stepping way from the crowd and chasing a dream only we can see…it means starting the conversation…it means standing up when everyone else is sitting down. Every great change in the world was made possible because of someone who wasn’t confined by conformity and we should follow their lead and maybe cause a little ruckus ourselves!

“Here comes the Sun” – from “The Bee Movie” (by Sheryl Crow)

This song just makes us sing. It fills out hearts with happiness and we smile. On a cloudy day, we yearn for that great big orange glow in the sky and we rely on it to not only warm the planet, but it gives us hope. Things in life don’t always go the way we would like and disappointment might be waiting just around the corner, but this song makes me believe, hold on and stay strong. It reminds us that life is always full of change.

“Someone’s Waiting for You” – from “The Rescuers (by Lea Salonga)

Through our travels, life and our wanderings, we sometimes find ourselves lost, unable to find our way back home. It’s easy to believe that we can be so easily forgotten — but who’s to say that no matter how long it takes, no matter the reason why you left, that you wouldn’t be greeted with open arms and loved even more? At times, we feel the need to see what else is out there and without realizing what we are doing, we walk away from the one thing we took for granted. In our lifetime, we meet very few people who will do anything and everything to be there for you…never take them for granted.

“Here I Am” – from “Spirit, the Stallion of the Cimarron” (by Bryan Adams)


There is no greater song about being true to ourselves and what we want than this ballad. In it, I find comfort in knowing that being vulnerable, chasing what seems just out of reach, and knowing who I am is more valuable than anything. We can lose possessions and fall on our faces, but if we don’t know who we are or what we believe in, then nothing else matters. If we don’t know who we are, what’s the point of being alive? This song reminds me to stop hiding behind everything that scares me and to trust in the freedom that comes with the truth found in our essence and soul.

“Hakuna Matata” – from “The Lion King (by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, & Joseph Williams)

With life full of chaotic and busy moments, sometimes the best thing we can do is to just stop worrying about everything. We exert a lot of energy and time holding onto scenarios that may never come to be. It doesn’t mean the craziness goes away, it just means we need to step away from it for a while. It’s our little mini vacation. Our escape. Sure, we know the “real” world is still out there, but sometimes our philosophy has to be “one day at a time” and that whatever we don’t know now we will figure out when we need to later. Make it your motto and get through each day.

“Around the Riverbend” – from “Pocahontas” (by Arielle Jacobs)

We have this sense of adventure that excites us and even if we don’t know what happens next, fear won’t keep us from doing what thrills us and what moves us. Staying in the same place is not an option and pushing the envelope is always where our agenda lies. Our endless curiosity to see what’s out there and how we can interact with it is how we cheat the staleness of an otherwise boring existence. We break a few rules along the way and see things from a different perspective, allowing our minds to grow in ways we might have missed otherwise. Go ahead…take a peak. It just might be everything you have ever desired.

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“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – from “Toy Story” (by Randy Newman)

No matter who we are, we all need friends. Not just the kind of friends who show up when they need something or when it’s convenient, but the ones who will do anything and everything for us. They are committed to your friendship and need you as much as you need them. You may not always see eye to eye and you may say things you might regret later, but when it comes down to it, you’ve got each other’s backs. No matter what. Through thick and thin. When it is all said and done, a man is no better than the friends he has and the friendship he gives.

“Why Should I Worry?” – from “Oliver & Company” (by Billy Joel)

No matter where we come from or how much we know, we cannot always plan out life. We will need to adapt to the ever changing landscape, the pitfalls and roadblocks that come our way and improvise when needed. No one has a “blueprint” of life and no book will teach us “what to expect”, but we somehow know that carrying worry and uncertainty is not how living our best life should be. Walking tall and confident through life will teach us to be strong and courageous when things don’t go our way. Even if we don’t have every answer for every question, we can still act like we do.

“You’ll be in My Heart” – from “Tarzan (by Phil Collins)

Having three sons of my own and sending the last one off to college last year, this song was one of many that made me happy and sad at the same time. A mother’s love never leaves and it is love that cannot be forgotten or misplaced — no matter how far a child travels.Sometimes, our family is not the one we were born into, but the people we connect with and love without boundaries. Our loved ones never go a day without feeling our love and when the moments you have together are short or never seem to be enough, let them know this…you are always in my heart, closer than you could ever imagine.

“Reflection” – from “Mulan (by Lea Salonga)

Who didn’t have parents direct us towards a career or college choice? Who thought they had to be someone they really weren’t, but followed the path that had been paved for them because it was easier? If our main goal in life is to be happy, then the ones who love us most should want that most for us too. Sometimes, we don’t know who we are yet and only in traveling through life do we truly find ourselves. Never be afraid to look yourself in the mirror and see what is within your heart and soul. Letting people see the “real” you may be a little scary, but it is something we never forget — in that moment, we can’t hold back any longer. We just are who we were born to be.

“When You Believe” – from “The Prince of Egypt (by Mariah Carey)

I didn’t know the power behind a single belief until it happened to me. I didn’t understand how one thought could change everything…how it convinces you that everything you cannot see or touch still matters. You may be pulled in a direction you almost cannot share, but being afraid isn’t an option. Miracles happen and show us all that no matter where we come from, what has happened to us, that sometimes, life gives us moments that change us forever. It is not about what we know or how far we went in school, but real power comes when youbelieve — because anything is possible.

“Little Wonders” – from “Meet the Robinsons” (by Rob Thomas)

As we look back on life, we can pick out the really bad parts that we wish we’d never lived. Every day, we are exposed to tiny, seemingly insignificant moments that keep us grounded in ways the large ones won’t. Most of us are too busy to pay attention to anything other than what is directly in front of us. Every once in a while, what seems like a wrong turn actually leads us to exactly where we were meant to be all along. Never be so busy in life that you miss the little wonders that become really big memories.

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“Feel the Light” – from “Home” (by Jennifer Lopez)

Sometimes, life grabs our hand and shoves us into circumstances we don’t want and falling down into a crumpled mess serves its purpose well. Every emotion we try so desperately to hide comes rushing to the surface and we stop caring about what matters most. We stumble. We lose our way. We give up. This song gives me hope in the places I never think to look and it confirms that love is the greatest of all things. We all make choices and then feel like we have to live with them forever. But that’s not true…we can make changes, even if it isn’t what others would do. A true friendship will make its rounds through the life, but in the end, it always finds itself back “home.” Sometimes, you just have to fight for it again.

“God help the Outcasts” – from “The Hunchback from Notre Dame” (by Bette Midler)

None of usreallyfit in. We are all different, yet we strive to confirm to the crowd and the norms that society has created for us. Some days, we don’t know where to go, we have no answers, and we feel alone. Maybe we believe that no one else will really understand what we are feeling or we are afraid to really be that vulnerable with someone. Honestly, we don’t even know what we need, but we seem to lose that sense of selfishness when we give unconditionally to others, knowing that the fight is a good one. We strive to be more passionate and generous to those who have less. We want to ease the suffering of those who are bullied, made fun of, and dismissed as insignificant. From time to time, we all need to be reminded of our differences and celebrate them together instead.

“The Rainbow Connection” – from “The Muppet Movie” (by Kermit the Frog)

OK, you caught me. This isn’t really an animated movie, but I grew up watching “The Muppets” every Sunday night at 7pm and needed to remind us all that rainbows only come after the rain. Life can bring its storms and although we don’t know how long it will last, we know that the sun will come out tomorrow (that might be from another movie..) and we can once again, see light. Not because we believe there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but because there is a little bit of magic held in the way the light reflects off those drops of water. This song reminds me to believe in the power of a dream and why each one means something to its owner. We still wish on stars, we still search the skies for answers, and we still love to sing this song.


The best soundtracks come with a great score and receive many awards, but as much as achieving those accolades matter, sometimes, the best melodies and words strung together are hidden behind something a little less “human.” The basic principle of cartoons succeeding in expressing human emotion can be difficult to achieve without music. Some of these songs will collect dust and be forgotten and just be listed as a track on a CD. Just because a high profile actor or actress isn’t providing the voice for a main character doesn’t mean the film is worthless. Most often, the hidden gems are the ones we have to find for ourselves.

Life is about living and every challenge and opportunity that comes with it. Some days are easier than others. Some come with questions while others provide answers. We also find hope, curiosity, and love in the moments we capture in life as we chase our dreams and find great friends along the way, too. Let these songs become your new favorite playlist and when you get a chance, maybe watch the movie too.

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What is the top #1 animated movie? ›

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What song inspires you the most and why? ›

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What song is used the most in movies and TV? ›

The songs in the list below are some of the most commonly used in movies.
  1. 1 “Spirit in The Sky” - Norman Greenbaum.
  2. 2 “Fortunate Son” - Creedence Clearwater Revival. ...
  3. 3 "Mr Blue Sky" - Electric Light Orchestra. ...
  4. 4 “London Calling” - The Clash. ...
  5. 5 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. ...
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What is Disney's biggest movie? ›

The sequel to the hugely popular original, Frozen II exceeded expectations as the highest-grossing Disney animated movie of all time.

What is the first R rated animated movie? ›

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

What songs make you think about life? ›

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  • Don't Stop Believin' by Journey. ...
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What is a motivational song? ›

Motivational songs for work are upbeat anthems to inspire employees. For example, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor and Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons. The purpose of this music is to give employees the encouragement and energy needed to achieve goals.

What things inspire songs? ›

Relationships, breakups, marriage, divorce, friendships, families, betrayals, mental health struggles, and parenthood are just a few of the life experiences that have inspired some of the most famous songs.

What was the most influential song ever? ›

Influential Songs That Changed the World
  • Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964) ...
  • The Beatles – “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” (1964) ...
  • Band Aid – “Do They Know It's Christmas?” (1984) ...
  • Edwin Starr – “War” (1970) ...
  • Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit” (1939) ...
  • John Lennon – “Imagine” (1971) ...
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat.

What music makes you the most happy? ›

Best happy songs, ranked
  1. 'Let's Go Crazy' by Prince. ...
  2. 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' by James Brown & The Famous Flames. ...
  3. 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. ...
  4. 'Good as Hell' by Lizzo. ...
  5. 'Walking on Sunshine' by Katrina & The Waves. ...
  6. 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers. ...
  7. 'Tightrope' by Janelle Monáe. ...
  8. 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Jul 5, 2022

What music makes you the happiest? ›

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  • Dancing Queen (Abba) AbbaVEVO. ...
  • Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys) Stephen McElvain. ...
  • Uptown Girl (Billie Joel) billyjoelVEVO. ...
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  • I'm a Believer (The Monkees) ...
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper) ...
  • Livin' on a Prayer (Jon Bon Jovi)
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What is the highest streaming song of all time? ›

As of June 2023, "Blinding Lights" (2019) by Canadian singer the Weeknd is the most-streamed song of all time on Spotify, while "Dance Monkey" (2019) by Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I is the most-streamed song by a female artist.

What movie was the song most of the time in? ›

The song is prominently featured towards the end of Stephen Frears's 2000 film High Fidelity. John Cusack, the film's producer, co-writer and star, was proud of getting permission to use the song as well as its placement within the film, about which he said, "I think we used it really beautifully".

What is the most said word in songs? ›

The most used word in songs is “love. ” This is not surprising, as love is a common theme in many songs, ranging from romantic love to family love. In fact, a study conducted by University of Bristol shows that love is the single most common theme in popular music across cultures, genres, and time periods.

What is Disney's darkest movie? ›

Arguably the darkest film in the entire Disney animated canon is the 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The movie opens with Frollo killing Quasimodo's mother and attempting to kill an infant Quasimodo before he's forced to stop. He attempts to atone for the sin of murdering Quasimodo's mother by taking the boy in.

What is Disney's most sold movie? ›

Highest-grossing films
RankTitleBox office gross
1The Lion King$1,657,598,092
2Frozen II$1,450,026,933
4Beauty and the Beast$1,264,521,126
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What is Disney's 100 movie? ›

Watch the trailer and see the film, now playing only in theaters. Guests are invited to step into ten themed galleries, where moving stories, unique interactive installations, and behind-the-scenes glimpses will take them on a journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company.

What is the oldest animated film? ›

Released in 1906, Humorous Phases of Funny Faces is the earliest surviving animated film. The three-minute short was made using the stop motion and cutout animation techniques and is shown at 20 frames per second. In the opening title sequence, the film begins with abstract white lines appearing on the screen.

What is the oldest cartoon video? ›

1908 – Fantasmagorie, considered by animation historians as the world's first cartoon, is released.

Can a 1 year old watch a rated R movie? ›

Overall, it's pretty evident that watching an R-rated movie with your baby in the room (not directly watching) won't ruin them for life, but it should probably be avoided. After all, you never know how what they are overhearing or casually glancing at will impact them later.

What's the happiest song in the world? ›

Here are the world's happiest songs according to Dr Bonshor's formula:
  • “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys.
  • “I Got You” (I Feel Good) by James Brown.
  • “House of Fun” by Madness.
  • “Get the Party Started” by P! ...
  • “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel.
  • “Sun Is Shining” by Bob Marley.
  • “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys.
  • “YMCA” by Village People.
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What song makes you focus? ›

10 concentration-boosting songs to play while you work
  • Ludovico Einaudi, 'Nuvole Bianche' ...
  • A Tribe Called Quest, 'Check The Rhime' ...
  • Tom Rosenthal, 'Run For the Hills, Babe' ...
  • Robyn, 'Ever Again' ...
  • Fleetwood Mac, 'Albatross' ...
  • Claude Debussy, 'The Girl with the Flaxen Hair' ...
  • Vitamin String Quartet, 'thank u, next'
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What music does to your brain? ›

It provides a total brain workout. Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.

Do songs give motivation? ›

Music raises your mood

But music does more than just give you swagger — it can improve focus, raise morale, and generally make you feel happier.

What songs could help motivate you when feeling sluggish? ›

Without further ado, let's get motivated!
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  • “Lean on Me” – Bill Withers. Play. ...
  • “Ain't No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Play. ...
  • “We Are the Champions” – Queen. Play. ...
  • “Pocketful of Sunshine” – Natasha Bedingfield. Play. ...
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What type of music is uplifting? ›

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What are examples of things that inspire you? ›

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  • Past. ...
  • Doing new things. ...
  • Challenges. ...
  • My parents. ...
  • Friends. ...
  • Charity. ...
  • Faith.
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What songs do people make love to? ›

If you're feeling a little more romantic, they have also made a list of the 10 top songs people are adding to their love playlists.
  • “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber.
  • “All of Me” – John Legend.
  • “Photograph” – Ed Sheeran.
  • “Sorry” – Justin Bieber.
  • “Could You Be Loved” – Bob Marley and the Wailers.
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What is the #1 most played song? ›

1. 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd (3.59 billion streams)

What are the 3 most popular songs of all time? ›

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1A Day In The LifeThe Beatles
2Billie JeanMichael Jackson
3Suspicious MindsElvis Presley
4Bohemian RhapsodyQueen
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Dec 22, 2022

What are the top 3 most famous songs? ›

Top 10 Best Songs of All Time
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. ...
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin. ...
  • Imagine - John Lennon. ...
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana. ...
  • One - Metallica. ...
  • Hotel California - Eagles. ...
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles. ...
  • Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd.

What music gives you the most energy? ›

Classical Music

This theory, which has been dubbed "the Mozart Effect," suggests that listening to classical composers can enhance brain activity and act as a catalyst for improving health and well-being.

What song releases the most dopamine? ›

These 5 songs have been shown to trigger dopamine release and subsequently increase your happiness:
  • 1. " Clair de Lune" -- Debussy.
  • 2. " Adagio for Strings" -- Barber.
  • 3. " Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor ("The Tempest")" -- Beethoven.
  • 4. " First Breath After Coma" -- Explosions in the Sky.
  • 5. " Adagio for Strings" -- Tiesto.
Jan 5, 2017

What is the song that scientifically makes you happy? ›

The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” tops the list as the song that makes people the happiest, according to a university professor's scientific formula. The iconic 1966 anthem is #1 in Dr. Michael Bonshor's formula.

What music makes you smarter? ›

So, by listening to your favorite music, you are helping your brain! However, experts suggest a few specific genres for increasing your IQ. These include classical music (especially Mozart), natural music, film scores, and ambient music.

What music calms your brain? ›

So what type of music reduces stress the best? A bit surprising is that Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed-instruments, drums, and flutes are very effective at relaxing the mind even when played moderately loud.

What music soothes your soul? ›

Blood flow volume tends to rise when listening to classical music, demonstrating a relaxing effect. Body surface temperature rises after listening to both classical and healing music, signaling greater relaxation.

What song has the most cuss words? ›

The 1980s group, 2 Live Crew, made everyone sound like they were just writing the encore for the school play and Lil' Jon (see below) holds a Guinness World Record with 295 cusses in just one song: 2004's "Real N----- Roll Call," with Ice Cube.

What is the most played song of 2023? ›

Leading the top global songs list is Miley Cyrus' smash hit “Flowers” which has been named the most streamed song of 2023 so far with 1.16 billion global audio streams.

What is the most sold song from a movie? ›

Music History's #1 Soundtrack: The Bodyguard

Since its release in 1992, the soundtrack (officially titled Whitney Houston: I Wish You Love More from the Bodyguard) has clinched several accolades: Become the #1 best-selling movie soundtrack of all time, making it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

What movie was #1 the longest? ›

Movies that spent most weeks at no. 1
  • Titanic (1997) 15 weeks. When James Cameron's $200 million epic debuted to $28.6 million, Hollywood figured the ship was sunk. ...
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) 13 weeks. ...
  • Tootsie (1982) 13 weeks. ...
  • Home Alone (1990) 12 weeks. ...
  • Crocodile Dundee (1986) 9 weeks.
Apr 27, 2012

What movie soundtrack had the most hits? ›

Copies Sold: 28 million

Featuring songs for everyone, Grease remains the pinnacle of movie musicals to this day.

What is the most spoken word of all time? ›

Answer and Explanation: 'The' is the most used word in the English-speaking world because it's an essential part of grammar and communication. It would be difficult to speak English without repeatedly using 'the. ' Other frequently used words include 'of,' 'to,' 'and' and 'a.

What is the fastest song verse ever? ›

Top 10 Fastest Rap Verses Ever
  • #8: “New West” (2005) ...
  • #7: “100 Miles & Running” (2018) ...
  • #6: “Break Ya Neck” (2001) ...
  • #5: “Record Breaker (World's Fastest Rapper)” (2007) ...
  • #4: “Slow Jamz” (2003) Twista feat. ...
  • #3: “Godzilla” (2020) Eminem feat. ...
  • #2: “Worldwide Choppers” (2011) Tech N9ne feat. ...
  • #1: “Power Up” (2017) Crucified.

Who is the No 1 animation? ›

Today, Hayao Miyazaki is still regarded by many as the world's greatest living animator and an icon of Japanese popular culture with his animated films. Back in 2002, his works burst onto international screens far beyond Japan with the ghostly animation feature of Spirited Away.

Did Mario beat Frozen 2? ›

MOVIE Earns Biggest Global Animated Opening All Time, Beating FROZEN II. Universal's The Super Mario Bros. Movie debuted with $375.6M globally, the largest animated global opening ever, ahead of Disney's 2019 Frozen II ($358M).

What is the most successful cartoon of all time? ›

Highest-grossing animated films
RankTitleWorldwide gross
1The Lion King (remake)$1,663,075,401
2Frozen II$1,453,683,476
3The Super Mario Bros. Movie$1,313,370,737
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Who is the strongest character in all animation? ›

He is in full control of every ability related to kung fu, and he was only defeated by Kai because he knew it wasn't his destiny to beat him. There's hardly any character in all of animation stronger than Oogway.

Who is the most famous female animator? ›

1. Lotte Reiniger. A pioneer in stop-motion animation, Charlotte or Lotte Reiniger's career in the animation and filmmaking industry has spanned nearly 60 years. In that time, she has created and directed at least 70 successful silhouette animation films that cemented her status as an animator not to be messed with.

Who won Sonic or Mario? ›

Mario's determination, strength, and willpower are unlike any human being, though, and given certain circumstances, Mario would easily beat Sonic. This is reliant on his power-ups, power of the elements, and his allies, though, while Sonic doesn't really need anything except his blinding speed.

What is the hardest Mario? ›

It's generally agreed that Super Mario Sunshine is the hardest 3D Super Mario game by some distance.

Is Frozen 2 Scarier than Frozen 1? ›

Your number one question this holiday season: Is Frozen 2 scarier than Frozen? Bottom line: Yes, Frozen 2 is a little scarier than the original.

What is the oldest cartoon? ›

1908 – Émile Cohl created Fantasmagorie — the first animated film using hand-drawn animation, and film historians consider it to be the first animated cartoon.

Which cartoon is so popular? ›

1. “Looney Tunes” (1930) Looney Tunes are quite literally the Great Grandaddy of Animation.

Which cartoon is most popular in America? ›

When it comes to cartoons, Americans are saying “what's up, Doc?” Bugs Bunny is the most popular cartoon in the U.S., with 11% saying this was their favorite cartoon. The famous bunny was especially popular with people 55 and older, 15% of whom said this was their favorite.

Which anime broke the Internet? ›

#1: Goku vs.

And that's precisely why the unforgettable awakening of Ultra Instinct had the fandom collectively losing their minds. The rocking track choice and slick animation add a hefty weight to a finale fight that quite literally caused the internet to short circuit.

Which anime has most fans? ›

1) One Piece

One Piece, one of the most popular shonen anime series based on Eiichiro Oda's manga, premiered in 1999. The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, who wants to become the Pirate King, and his crew as they journey around the world in search of the legendary treasure known as One Piece.


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