The Films from 2022 That Showed Off the Wonderful Glory of Animation

Animation is a form of filmmaking that is often related to second-tier status, something just for kids. This is by both the organisations giving out the awards and the guilds meant to promote their members’ work. However, they are not second-tier films; in many ways, animated films push the frontiers of filmmaking and what is possible, and they should be championed for their work.     

Animated films can be hand-drawn, stop/clay motion, or computer-generated, it does not matter, but all of them show the unique techniques of hundreds of artists that bring the work to life.

So without further ado, these animated films showed us the glory of animation in 2022. Be warned that there may be slight spoilers for the movies in question. Also, click on the banners/titles to go to the full reviews of each of the films 

The Nominees Are –

The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys. Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

A heist film full of charm and style.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Pinocchio but just a puppet.

A heartbreaking reimagining of the old tale.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Goldilocks and the three bears.

Jumping back into a world of fairy tails and charismatic cats.

Strange World

The airship descends into the unknown.

Turning Red

Turning Red. Image Credit: Disney+.

A film about a girl that can turn into a red panda yet still feels grounded in reality.

And the Winner is!!!!! – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Directed by – Guillermo del Toro & Mark Gustafson
Story by – Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins
Screenplay by – Guillermo del Toro & Patrick McHale
Based onThe Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

I have always liked Guillermo del Toro’s work, so I knew this new adaptation of Pinocchio would be an exciting watch. But wow, nothing quite prepared me for where we went. The stop-animation style of animation is impeccably created. Every character is brought to life from a layer of details and performance that combine to take you back in time. This was one of the rare films where I cared about every character and their story as they charted their way through an escalatingly fraught Italy during WW2. A masterclass and a film that will stay with me for a long time.       

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.

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Credits – All images used were created by the respective studio and artists of each film


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