Animated films are considered one of the unique genres. It makes a difficult to show any scene easy to execute and deliver to the audience. For kids, it is a fun time to watch such animated movies and today we will look at some of the lesser known ones. Sometimes these movies are best for family time and with a message for everyone.
There are many animated films that are known and popular among everyone. But also, some animated films are unique and never get the spotlight they deserve. So, some of the lesser-known animated movies are as follows.
7 Lesser-Known Animated Movies:
1. Mind Game
- Director: Masaaki Yuasa
- Cast: Koji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, Takashi Fujii
- Release date: 28 July 2004 (Japan)
- IMDb rating: 7.7/10
About Mind Game:
Mind game is considered the most unusual, animated movie among all the movies that have been made so far. This is a Japanese movie. The movie is about a young man as the main character who is all shy. His life becomes all adventurous as he gets stuck with Yakuza and dies.
Later he becomes alive and comes back to the world. Also, he becomes successful in escaping. He escapes with the girl he loves and also with her sister. While escaping, they enter inside a huge whale’s stomach.
At a point, it becomes difficult to differentiate between whether all these events happening are just imagination or a dream or can be both. It is a bizarre experience watching this movie.
2. The Wolf House
- Director: Joaquin Cociña, Cristóbal León
- Cast: Amalia Kassai, Rainer Krause
- Release date: February 22, 2018
- IMDb rating: 7.5/10
About The Wolf House:
This movie is an explicit example of a combination of creepy and horror movies. This movie is also considered the movie that would be last ever kind of show you want a young child to watch.
The story is about a young woman whose name is Amalia Kassai. She runs away from prison, and to hide herself, she finds a strange house and hides there for shelter. It is a unique combination of non-motion and animation, which is hand drawn; it is generally seen on walls. It is made with intricate details that make it look like it has been shot on a film set in one take.
3. Tux and Fanny
- Director: Albert Birney
- Cast: Corey Hughes, Tyler Davis
- Release date: 2 May 2019
- IMDb rating: 7.7/10
About Tux and Fanny:
Tux and Fanny is something else regarding anything that is available out. Though its running time is 82 minutes, but there are short- short films in it that run for around 1-2 minutes. These short movies all together deliver one story overall.
The movie revolves around two characters and their way of living in their small and cozy house in the woods. They experience all the challenges that they face. It will make you experience all the comedy with sadness. Random and some serious and deep sights of the surroundings that they experience in life.
4. ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood
- Director: Richard Linklater
- Cast: Glen Powell, Zachary Levi, Jack Black
- Release date: 13 March 2022
- IMDb rating: 7.2/10
About Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood
Though this movie is among the latest movies broadcasted on Netflix, it is still not known by many. Filmmaker Linklater makes some amazing movies by giving nostalgic touch to the movie.
To which this Apollo 10½ is not something similar to that genre though the themes are similar. The animation which has been done is quite interesting and unique, giving character designs a fun look with a lot more good humor. This animated film is a fresh one to watch.
5. Ruben Brandt, Collector
- Director: Milorad Krstic
- Cast: Iván Kamarás, Csaba “Kor” Márton, Gabriella Hámori, Matt Devere, Henry Grant, Christian Nielson Buckholdt, Katalin Dombi, Paul Bellantoni, Geoffrey Thomas
- Release date: 22 June 2018
- IMDb rating: 7.4/10
About Ruben Brandt, Collector:
This is a movie from Hungary. The film focuses on a group of people who are thieves. They are always looking for new ways to steal all the valuable items they can find in any particular place. Some detectives are after this group to find them out. They were also trying their best to find the head who was the master of all the crimes.
Generally, we have seen that no animated films are made with this kind of storyline, which is related to crime and detectives. But this movie is a full-on blast with many funny sequences. The themes and characters used are also fresh to watch.
6. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
- Director: Michel Gondry
- Cast: Noam Chomsky
- Release date: 30 April 2014
- IMDb rating: 7.1/10
About Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
This movie is directed by a French director, Michel Gondry. He is a well-known artist for all the work he has done in the direction field so far. Still, he opted to go for something new for him to work on.
This movie is about a tall and happy man. It is considered one of the strangest movies, making it feel like a dream to watch. The story of the movie revolves around the interview that Gondry himself conducts. It is conducted with a well-known philosopher and linguistic artist, Noam Chomsky.
Here while talking and sharing an experience, he takes the help of animation to explain his complex thoughts. And gradually, we can call it a documentary. And to watch a documentary in animation is interesting to watch.
7. The Gate to the Mind’s eye
- Director: Michael Boydstun
- Cast: Fiorella Terenzi, Val Carpenter
- Release date: 30 June 1994
- IMDb rating: 7.3/10
About The Gate to the Mind’s eye:
This animated movie is unique in itself as it has no plot. This movie is considered a part of a series that was made in the early years when animated movies were starting to be made. At that time, animation was done with the technique which was called as still technique. Science fiction is shown in the series, and it is plotted in a way that all the series together complete the story.
Among all the animated movies, this movie has the best and loud music that makes the statement. It makes you feel hypnotic and unusual. To the viewers who have an open mind gives a new experience unlike any other.