Our favourite animated movies!

Our favourite animated movies!

Anifest 2014 was held last week, so we asked our readers about their favourite animated films. Here are their answers ...

1. 'It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!'

My favourite is definitely Despicable Me. Gru is obsessed with world domination, but with his hilarious followers, he shows us that it's never too late to turn around when on the wrong track.

Justine Chan, 12, Singapore International School


2. Ogres are like onions

My all-time favourite has got to be Shrek. It is so refreshing to see a children's film in which the main male character isn't a handsome Prince Charming, and the female lead isn't just some damsel in distress. Plus, who can resist Shrek's witty comebacks?

Wincy Leung, 17, King George V School


3. Fiery high-flier

How To Train Your Dragon is a heartwarming tale about being the underdog and finding friendship despite differences. I would love to be Hiccup's best friend - I'd be guaranteed free dragon rides every day!

May Huang, 17,Chinese International School


4. The whacky Miyazaki

Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki brings magic and vitality to even the most ordinary and everyday aspects of life. In My Neighbor Totoro, he does just that by weaving friendly wood spirits into the ordinary lives of two sisters living in post-war, rural Japan.

Annette Kim Na-yeon, 15, Chinese International School


5. Step away from the doll!

Alma will definitely give you goosebumps. It's about a young girl who enters an empty doll shop and does something she shouldn't ... It's only five minutes long but it'll leave you terrified for much longer (i.e. your entire life).

Jimin Kang, 16, Chinese International School


6. So sad, so true

My favourite movie of all time is Grave of the Fireflies, one of the best animated tear-jerkers in history. My heart tightens every time I see a tin of fruit drops! It had such an immense impact on me even as a child, I knew that waging war is the most damaging thing people can do to a soul.

Vanessa Sin, 17,Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong


7. It's a howl!

Howl's Moving Castle, a Japanese film, is a gem that outshines all others. When I watched it as a child, the charming characters and unique plot about true love captured my heart. The hand-drawn animation proves that simplicity is best.

Rai Arlin, 17, St Margaret's Girls' College


8. Float off to adventure

The first thing that comes to my mind is the movie Up. Such a simple animation with so few words, it made me feel the pain of losing someone so close and taught me how to live in hope again.

Bidhya Shrestha, 17,St Paul's Convent School


9. A sequel with no equal

Imagine a world with dragons! My favourite animated film is How to Train Your Dragon 2. I love it because I get so wrapped up in it. If I had a dragon, I would travel around the world and always be on time!

Annette Yuen, 17, Renaissance College


10. Mad about Madagascar

My favourite has to be Madagascar. I loved the plot's hilarious switch from city life to "learn to linve in the wild", and the adorable, naughty little characters like King Julien. I still remember dancing along to I like to Move it Move It with my friends. 

Joy Pamnani, 15, PLK Ngan Po Ling College

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
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