Dreamworks Animation is an American Animation Studio that is owned by Comcast and based in Glendale California. The Studio has released a total of 37 movies, starting from ‘Antz’ ( released in October 1998) to their most current movie ‘Abominable’ (realesed in September 2019). They are well-known for popular movies such as Shrek, Madagastar, The Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train your Dragon. In this article we will look at their Top 12 best Movies of all time
No 12. Turbo(2013)
Imagine a snail being obsessed with speed! That’s the story of Turbo (Ryan Reynolds), a snail who had a weird dream of becoming the world’s greatest racer. He embarks on an impossible challenge to make his dream come true with the help of his friends. A very funny and energetic movie and stars voices of Samuel L Jackson, micheal Pena, Snoop Dogg, and Paul Giamatt.
No 11. The Croods(2013)
Join the Croods on a whole new comedy adventure as they trek through a dangerous but exotic land in search of a new home. The movie is super-fun and the animation was also topnotch. It stars voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds. It received positive review from critics and grossed over $587 million worldwide proving to be a box office success.
No 10. Rise of the Guardians(2012)
One of the best DreamWorks animated action-comedy film, which tells the story of the Immortal Guardians with extraordinary abilities, joining forces to stop an evil spirit who invaded the earth from engulfing it with darkness. A magical adventure film filled with good fun. Stars voices of Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, and Alec Baldwin. It was nominated for one golden globe.
No 9. Over the Hedge(2006)
A DreamWorks Studio success. Over the hedge follows the story of a con-artist raccoon named RJ (Bruce Wills) tricking a mismatched family of forest creatures in helping him repay a debt of food he owns Vincent the bear. It may not rank highly above other great animated films, but it is still fantastic and entertaining for all ages.
No 8. Puss in Boots(2011)
Puss in Boots is an animated adventure-comedy film directed by Chris Miller and stars Antonio Bandaras (voice of Puss in Boots), on his adventure prior to his first appearance in Shrek 2. A notorious fighter and lover, Puss became a hero when he sets off on an adventure accompanied by his friends Humpty Dumpty and the sexy kitty ‘Soft paws’. Another entertaining DreamWorks movie with a great story-line.
No 7. Madagascar (2005)
When a group of four pampered animals who have spent all their life in New York end up in the jungles of Madagascar and must work together with the help of locals (penguins) to adjust to living in the wild. A dazzling funny masterpiece from DreamWorks starring voices of Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer, and David Schwimmer.
No 6. Captain Underpants(2017)
George and Harold hypnotizes their principal into thinking he is an incredibly superhero (captain underpants) who fights with an underwear and cape. A weird and very funny film with cool animation. Although it didn’t get much audience, it got lots of positives reviews. Kids will definitely watch this one over and over again.
No 5. Megamind(2010)
What is a supervillian without a superhero? If he destroys everything and kills everybody, what next? Well every supervillian needs a superhero and vice-versa but in Megamind’s case, he has defeated his superhero and now he is so bored, he had to create a new superhero but instead his plan backfires and instead he ends up creating a new supervillian. Some twist & turns you will not expect from an animated movie. Fantastic and Refreshing.
No 4. Kung Fu Panda(2008)
Another Amazing adventure film from DreamWorks with beautiful martial arts. It is one of their best animated movies of the decade. Very humorous and completely entertaining I must say. Stars the voices of Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, and Dustin Hoffman. It tells a story of Dragon Master Po who was destined to defeat an evil kung-fu warrior named Tia Lung. The fourth installment of the movie is set to be released this year.
No 3. Shrek(2001)
One of the most popular and original movies made by DreamWorks studio. Shrek is funny charming and a great adventure film to watch with the family. The movie tells a story of an Ogre called Shrek (Myers), who finds his swamp overrun by fairy tale creatures who have been banished by the corrupt Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Shrek goes on a quest to rescue the feisty princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his Donkey pal (Eddie Murphy) who will do anything for Shrek except to ‘shut up’. The movie grossed over $484 million worldwide against a budget of $60 million.
No 2. How to Train Your Dragon(2010)
It will always be in my top two best movies of DreamWorks Studios, no matter what they produce in the future. The movie is full of amazing adventures and also charming characters. It has another three installments, and follows a great story from how hiccup and toothless became friends to facing Drago, (a dragon trapper bent on capturing and dominating all dragons) to seeking for the Hidden world. If you have missed any of the series, please try and watch it, it’s worth your time.
No 1. The Boss Baby(2017)
How to train your dragon was originally my best DreamWorks movie until the baby who wears a suit and talks like a boss appeared in 2017, I was so happy watching the Boss Baby and ‘’Coco’’ another dazzling movie from (Pixar and Disney). Those films made my 2017 and I will love to see their story continue. So sad the Boss Baby received nominations for best animated feature film at both Academy awards, Annie awards, and the golden globes, and lost it all to COCO. A truly original take on sibling rivalry, funny, and so touching.
Honorable Mentions: Lots of top missing names like The prince of Egypt, The road to El dorado, Wallace and Gomit, Monsters vs. aliens, Penguins of Madagascar, Trolls, Flushed away, and Chicken run.