Pixar’s long-awaited animation “Luca” has finally made its Disney + catalog debut and is already a hit with platform subscribers and moviegoers alike.
Along with getting 91% approval on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the production has been praised by audiences for its vibrant narrative construction and beautiful messages of friendship and empathy portrayed by director Enrico Casarosa. – not to mention the incredible cast of votes that counts. Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer and Maya Rudolph.
The story centers on the main character, a young sea monster who dreams of discovering the world on the surface. After crossing paths with the irreverent and independent Alberto, the two uncover the secrets hidden in the picturesque town of Portorosso, embark on fun adventures and seek the dream of freedom (without humans knowing who they really are).
And, for those who have watched the movie before and are looking for more similar works, CinePOP has separated a short list with ten other animations that speak of friendship and camaraderie.
Despite fantastic and mysterious elements, “The New Wave of the Emperor” is based on the friendship between Kuzco, an arrogant and spoiled emperor who wants to destroy the village of villagers of his kingdom, and Pasha, a humble peasant who decides to help him even loaded with resentments and disappointments. Together, the strong bonds between the characters lead them to face off against the powerful witch and scientist Yzma and her sidekick Kronk.
In ‘Wrecks Ralph’, audiences follow the villain of a popular arcade game called Ralph who turns 30. While he performs his duties perfectly, Ralph would love to receive more attention from Felix Jr. and the other inhabitants of the game, who never invite him to parties or even treat him well. To prove that he deserves such attention, he promises that he will return to the game with a Hero’s Medal on his chest, in order to show his worth. It’s the start of Ralph’s pilgrimage to other games, looking for a way to get the medal of his dreams.
Centered around the quirky friendship between a little human girl and a blue genius alien, ‘Lilo & Stitch’ is one of the most honest films in the Disney pantheon and, in addition to the beautiful messages of acceptance and love, it deconstructs the traditionalist idea of family and also focuses on the relationship between the main character and his older sister, Nani. Through adventures that cross intergalactic borders, the film is a celebration of what really matters: loved ones.
MONSTERS SA (2001)
The world’s largest monster factory includes James Sullivan, one of the scariest monsters, who has blue fur and horns, as well as his assistant and best friend Mike, a one-eyed green monster. Their mission is to scare children, considered toxic by monsters and whose contact with them would be catastrophic for their world. However, while they are visiting the Human World on business, Mike and Sully meet the girl Boo, who unwittingly ends up in the Monster World.
UP – HIGH ADVENTURES (2009)
Considered by many experts to be one of the best animations ever made, “Up – High Adventures” again centers on an unexpected friendship, this time between a sour Sir Carl Fredricksen and a young Boy Scout named Russell. Seeking to get out of his monotonous life and as a last promise to his late wife, Carl builds a flying house and sets out for a lost paradise – accompanied by a gangly boy who has been drawn into the adventure. Together they go through unimaginable dangers and encounter more than they expected.
In 1957, a giant alien robot landed near the small town of Rockwell, Maine. Hogarth, a nine-year-old boy who was exploring the area, meets the robot and the two become friends. But a completely obsessed government agent emerges with the goal of destroying the alien at any cost.
Yo loses his tail in the Hundred Acre Wood. Teddy bear and his friends are trying to find a replacement tail. Soon after, they find a note left by Christopher Robin that he would be back soon. Owl is mistaken and believes he has been captured by a monster called Voltogo. The whole gang only needs to come up with a plan to capture him and save his friend.
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