5. The Emperor’s New Groove
Kuzco is a young, arrogant Emperor in a mountain kingdom who likes things his own way. When his power-hungry ex-henchwoman Yzma transforms him into a llama, his only chance to get back his kingdom and his former, rich life rests in the hands of a good-hearted peasant named Pacha. Now he must rely on Pacha to return him to the throne before Yama can finish them off. This film has a great voice cast including David Spade, John Goodman, and Patrick Warburton and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “My Funny Friend and Me” performed by Sting.
When a young couple escape from a shipwreck with their baby, they make their home in the uncharted rainforests of Africa. After a leopardess kills the parents, a kind gorilla takes the infant (Tony Goldwyn) and raises him as her own in the jungle. When a British expedition arrives, he encounters the beautiful Jane (Minnie Driver) and recognizes that, like her, he’s human. Now he must choose between love and his family.
3. The Jungle Book
In a dazzling blend of live-action and CGI, Disney brings its much loved cartoon back to the screen. Directed by Jon Favreau (Elf), the film tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who, guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey to evade the Shere Khan. Full of music and voiced by the best, it’s an epic journey of self-discovery.
2. Zootopia (2016)
Imagine a world where all the creatures, from great to small, accept and coexist in harmony…and can do things like go to school and drive cars. It’s a tale of a small town bunny (Ginnifer Goodwin) with the big city dreams of finding herself and becoming a police officer. When she’s forced to team up with a wiley fox (Jason Bateman) with a questionable record, she 48 hours to prove to herself and the city that she can do the job.
1. Finding Dory (2016)
A follow-up to the smash Finding Nemo, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed fish with a heart of gold. However, she has one small problem: she suffers from memory loss about every 10 seconds. The one thing she can remember is being separated from her parents when she was a girl and desperately wanting them to be a family again. With the help of her friends Nemo and Marlin, she sets off on a fanciful and dangerous adventure to find the ones she loves.