I have always thought that cartoons should not be made just for kids, but for everyone, and that they should not just be a tool to amuse the audience, but move them, inspire them and urge them to become better. Thankfully enough, many cartoon movies are made with this intent and purpose in mind. In this list, you will find the top cartoon movies that moved and inspired people.
1- Mulan. A great inspirational cartoon movie that promoted the idea that women have so much more to their worth than being mothers and wives. The characters and story of the movie, similarly to other Disney movies, are portrayed very well.
2- WALL-E. How well can you deliver a message with a character that doesn’t speak? It seems like Disney managed to achieve that successfully. The cartoon movie has many morals all of which were delivered masterfully. Save the Earth, love one another, help your friends, flaws make us special…etc.
3- Ferngully. Sadly, this movie didn’t have the same fame and popularity Disney movies and Japanese cartoon movies had. The moral went something like this, “put yourself in the shoes of the weaker creatures that inhibit trees and nature and see how you like it when your house is torn down” The movie motivates viewers to protect and cherish both nature and animals.
4- Spirited Away. Spirited Away is a Japanese cartoon movie made by Hayao Miyazaki. Honestly, after seeing most of the works of this guy, I think that inspiring and motivating people through animation is some sort of a hobby for him. The movie motivates us to try and achieve deeds others may deem too much and too difficult for us to do. The heroine of the movie works in a restaurant for spirits to save her cursed parents.
5- Beauty and the Beast. This one is another Disney cartoon masterpiece. The basic moral of the movie is that beauty is skin-deep. However it also had many other great messages such as, developing the mind is much better than developing your looks, read to be smarter, do not treat others lowly just because they are your servants…etc.
6- Toy Story. Another masterpiece by Disney, this cartoon motivated people with many inspirational messages, take responsibility for your actions, do not leave your friends behind, do not destroy your toys just because they’re toys, …etc.