It has been a while since we’ve seen an animated feature film win an Oscar that isn’t from Disney and I must say that this year’s winner deserves it more than anything else. Of course, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s contenders aren’t to be taken lightly as they also are deserving of the spot they are in right now. With the rising popularity of animated feature films, people are more critical of the quality that the industry come up with but these five animated films sure take the cake in their very own category.
Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis Grindle)
Pixar is back at it with the Incredibles 2. We get to follow the adventures of the Parr family again. Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack fight off a new supervillain called Screenslaver while they fight for their right as superheroes.
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson)
The Japanese city Megasaki is facing a sweeping dog flu. This basically prompts the city’s mayor to banish all dogs and put them in a place called Trash Island. The mayor’s nephew refuses to part ways with his beloved canine and embarks on an adventure to take him back.
Mirai (Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito)
A movie about family, it follows the story of Kun, a 4-year-old overwhelmed by arrival of his new baby sister. To get over the jealousy he feels towards all the attention she’s getting, Kun retreats to a make-believe world. There, Kun receives a visit from their late grandfather and dog, as well as a teenage Mirai.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer)
Following the first movie from the franchise, Ralph is now enjoying life in his own arcade game. He is shaken when he finds out that Vanellope, his best friend, and her game is about to be thrown out because of a broken part. To save Vanellope and her machine, the two friends venture the World Wide Web. They aim to find the missing part, all the while encountering new friends and even new dangers.
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller)
The winner of the list, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is the story of teenager Miles Morales. After a radioactive spider bites him, Miles transforms into Spider-Man. To his surprise, he gains the same superpowers as Spider-Man. Peter Parker trains Miles himself while meeting other Spidey heroes from parallel universes. Miles, together with Peter and other Spideys, battle different enemies to save the world.