Throwback Thursday: Seven best animated superhero movies

With the Wonder Woman doing excellent business overseas, we thought of digging into our treasure trove to find out seven best animated superhero movies that have been immensely liked and revered.

Here they are:

The Incredibles

The Incredibles

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film produced by Pixar Animation Studios  and written and directed by Brad Bird.

The film follows a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible’s desire to help people draws the entire family into a battle with his longtime enemy—Syndrome, who was once his fan and now plots to wipe out every single superhuman being on Earth with his killer robot.

We love this movie so much that we term it is as our second favourite Pixar movie after Finding Nemo.

Batman: Under the Red Hood

Red hood Batman

The film is a 2010 American animated superhero direct-to-video film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and released by Warner Home Video.

It was the eighth feature in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. It was released on July 27, 2010.

The film stars Bruce Greenwood as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jensen Ackles as the Red Hood/Jason Todd, John DiMaggio as the Joker, Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing/Dick Grayson, Jason Isaacs as Ra’s al Ghul and Wade Williams as Black Mask.

Batman Beyond

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Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker (also known as Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker in Europe and Australia) is a 2000 American direct-to-video animated film that featured the comic book superhero Batman and his archenemy, the Joker.

It is set in the continuity of the animated series Batman Beyond, in which Bruce Wayne has retired from crime fighting, giving the mantle of Batman to high-school student Terry McGinnis, and serves as a sequel to both Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures.

Big Hero 6

Big Hero

Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the superhero team of the same name by Marvel Comics, the film is the 54th Disney animated feature film.

Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, the film tells the story of Hiro Hamada, a young robotics prodigy who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain. The film features the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T. J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, and Maya Rudolph.

Interestingly, it happened to be the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters whose parent company was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009.

Megamind

Megamind

Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The film tells the story of a super-intelligent alien supervillain, Megamind who after a long-lasting battle one day actually destroys his foe, the much-loved superhero Metro Man.

Having Metro City for himself, Megamind finds out that his villainy has no purpose and thus creates a new superhero to serve as his nemesis. His plan backfires, as he ends up creating instead a new super-villain.

With Metro City spiraling out of control, Megamind attempts to set things right and discovers his newfound purpose – as a superhero.

To us it is the best movie that shows not every superhero is successful!

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

Dark Knight

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 adaptation of the 1986 comic book The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

It was directed by Jay Oliva, who worked as a storyboard artist on Man of Steel, Under the Red Hood, Year One and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a 2015 American 3D live-action/animated adventure comedy film based on the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

The plot follows a pirate called Burger-Beard, who steals the Krabby Patty secret formula using a magical book that makes any text written upon it come true. SpongeBob and his friends must travel to the surface to confront Burger-Beard and get the formula back.

A standalone sequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), it was directed by Paul Tibbitt in his directorial debut, with live-action sequences directed by Mike Mitchell. It was the first film to be produced by Paramount Animation.