However, in this last entry into in our Best of 2018 awards, we crown our winner of the best film of 2019.
Now all films are subjective, so our list might look completely different than yours, also we didn’t get to see every film this year which means we will be only drawing our Top 20 from the 128 films we did get to see, which you can see a list of HERE. You can also click on the banners to go to the full review.
Okay with that out of the way let dive into the first entry in our list of Best Films of 2019.
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 also by the very guilds that are meant to be promoting their member’s work. However, they are not second-tier films, and in many ways, it is the animated films that are pushing the frontiers of filmmaking and what is possible, and they should be championed for the work that they do.
Animated films can be hand-drawn, stop/clay motion, computer-generated, it does not matter, but all of them show amazing techniques of hundreds of artists that bring the work to life.
So without further ado, these are the animated films that showed us the glory of animation in 2019. Be warned that there may be some slight spoilers ahead for the films in question. Also, click on the banners to go to the full reviews of each of the films
TL;DR – A fitting end to a series that I have loved
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is a mid-credit scene
I am not sure if I have ever walked into a cinema with as much trepidation as I
did when seeing Toy Story 4. I have
mentioned in the past how much I adored the conclusion to the trilogy in Toy Story 3, indeed it is one of my favourite
animated films of all time. Given they had wrapped everything up so neatly
in 3 I was wondering what was going to be the point? Was this just a cheap cash
grab, was this going to be a victory lap or was this just an epilogue? Well, it
ended up being a combination of the last two and thankfully not the first.
So to set the scene, it has been a little while since Toy Story 3 and Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of
the gang are getting settled in their new home with Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw).
It has been a difficult transition for Woody because he is no longer the leader
of the group of toys anymore. Well, Woody needs to be helping so he sneaks into
Bonnie’s first day of school and to comfort her he sneaks her some crafting
supplies. All good, Bonnie is happy and Woody was not caught, so no problems.
Okay, so there is one small hitch because Bonnie created a new friend Forky (Tony
Hale) and he just came alive and he is about to go AWOL during their family