We have forever had sentimental values for the feature films that are based on our favorite cartoon shows we grew up watching. Riding on soaring sentiments, these films have witnessed immense anticipation and craze that had driven the movie fanatics to grab the first ticket available for these films close to their heart. The filmmaker’s passion interwoven with the traditional fabric of the cartoons is what makes these films special.
Here are a few of the films you could watch reminiscing about your carefree days and witnessing the clash of the traditional punctuated with modern technologies.
Movies That Are Adapted From Childhood Cartoon Shows
Pokemon/ Detective Pikachu
Directed by Rob Letterman, this 2019 film made a grand success at the box office with a total income of 43.39 crores USD. The film centers around Tim, who travels to Ryme City after his father, Ace Detective Harry Goodman, goes mysteriously missing.
Tim investigates this suspicious tangled mystery and is accompanied by Harry’s former Pokemon partner, Pikachu. Do you want to witness the most adorable, witty detective, then head over to Netflix and watch the film!
Spider-Man: The Animated Series/ Spider-Man: No Way Home
Directed by Jon Watts, this 2021 film made a massive success at the box office as all spiderman films do as it strikes the string of your heart with fragile nostalgia. This film is all about the conflict that our dear Superhero faces because of his unmasked identity and the struggles he faces distinguishing his everyday life as Peter Parker from truly being SpiderMan.
The rising action occurs when Peter seeks help from Doctor Strange, which leads to the stakes being even more dangerous.
Aladdin TV Series/ Aladdin
Guy Ritchie’s film “Aladdin” made a total income of 105.07 crores and was one of the most anticipated films of 2019. The film revolves around Aladdin, a street urchin who woos Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah.
Aladdin comes across Genie visiting her exotic palace, and both of them embark on a mission of stopping the evil Jafar, the grand vizier, from overtaking young Jasmine’s kingdom.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command/ Toy story
Josh Cooley’s Toy story 4 centers around the existential crisis of Forky, Bonnie’s new toy. However, Woody attempts hard to make him realize his importance in their owner’s life. The dramatic effect begins when things go topsy turvy with the introduction of Gabby Gabby in their lives.
Sonic the Hedgehog/ Sonic the Hedgehog
Jeff Fowler’s “Sonic the hedgehog” narrates the story of an extraterrestrial Hedgehog who gets discovered by a scientist. This scientist tries to use him by his superpowers for his own selfish needs.
The new adventures of Winnie the Pooh/ Christopher Robin
Winnie the Pooh has our favorite and the most adorable Pooh as the central protagonist as he goes on to find honey and things go in a negative direction as he finds out Eoyore had lost his tail and Backson had abducted Christopher Robin.
Looney Tunes/ Space Jam: New legacy
Malcolm D. Lee’s Space Jam has adapted from Looney Tunes, and the story begins with Lebron James and his son, Dom, who get trapped in a virtual world and team up with Looney Tune’s squad to defeat the algorithm in a basketball match.
Tom and Jerry/ Tom and Jerry
Tim’s story’s film talks about the havoc created by Jerry, the mischievous mouse who creates havoc in a high-profile wedding, and Kayla, responsible for the wedding, appoints his arch-enemy, tom, to get rid of him.
The legend of Snow White/ Snow White and the huntsman
Directed by Rupert Sanders, this film is visually stunning with a great cast and atmospheric aesthetics. In one of the most anticipated fantasy movies, the plot revolves around an evil woman, Queen Ravenna, who employs Eric, a huntsman, for murdering Snow White, her stepdaughter. However, Eric becomes her protector and saves her from the evil clutches of Ravenna.
101 Dalmations/ Cruella
“Cruella is a pure putrid poison and a camped up extravaganza disguised as harmless kiddie crud.” Directed by Craig Gillespie, this film revolves around the life story of the most famous villain any feature film villain has ever witnessed.
Cruella was the name of the evil side of Estella, who was determined to make a career for herself in the fashion world. On the streets of London, things take a turn when she meets two thieves who validate her thirst for mischief, and they build a life together. A drastic turn occurs when she meets the fashion legend, Baroness von Hellman, which coaxes her to embrace her wicked side to become the villainous Cruella full of revenge.
Cinderella TV series/ Cinderella
You do not have to wait for Camila Cabello’s next album to see her on the big screen! She appears in the amazon original’s “Cinderella,” which sparkles just as bright as the glass slipper it is known for. The director of Pitch Perfect, Kay Cannon, does her magic again because her Cinderella transcends the original one with its modern and bold take on the Classical Fairy tale.
The director twists the narrative and breaks the fairy tale stereotypes in many ways. The central protagonist, Ella, wants to achieve big dreams with her kindness and is not afraid to put kindness over anything else. The film also incorporates important messages that should be often talked about- women empowerment, racism, gender fluidity with the following characters: Princess Gwendolyn, Queen Beatrice, and Queen Tatiana. The film also stands apart with its black-dominated cast playing important roles like- Ella’s gender-fluid fantastic Godparent played by Billy Porter, the presence of a confident bald princess in the main ball scene reiterates that we do not have to conform to conventional beauty standards to look to feel or look beautiful.
X-Men: The Animated Series/ X-Men
X-Men revolves around five young mutants who had undergone traumatic experiences which altered their lives and they had been admitted into a secret facility after that.
The Lion King TV Series and Timon and Pumbaa/ The Lion King
Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” is a majestic and breathtaking experience, an absolute treat! This film focuses on realism as a defining character which makes the film stand out and makes the realism of the animals stunning and admirable. The plot revolves around Simba, the young lion prince and the central protagonist of the film. He escapes his kingdom and the jungle when his father, Mufasa, is murdered. However, his life changes for the better when he meets Nala, a lioness who persuades him to return to his kingdom and claim back what was rightfully his.