Nostalgia! 10 Animation Movies And Series To Remember Our Childhood Times

During this hard time when we have to stay home, watching series and movies is a good way to spend time and have a distraction. Sometimes we want to watch new TV shows, but it’s also fun to re-watch those we’ve seen many times and always give us that nostalgic comforting feeling, right? If you were a kid during the 2000’s, I’m sure you'll remember - and probably will be excited to see again - this animated movies and cartoons of your childhood. Check the list below!

  1. 1. Monster, Inc

    The famous Pixar movie about the monsters is the perfect one to remember our childhood. Released in 2001, the film tells the story of Sulley, a big blue monster, and his one-eyed small green best friend Mike Wazowski. They are both employed at the energy factory Monsters, Inc, which generates power by scaring human children. The monster’s world believes that children are toxic. When Boo, a small child, enters the factory, Sulley and Mike start to have problems and try to get her back home before anyone finds her.

  2. 2. Scooby-Doo

    This animation series got so famous that became an animated feature film and, later, a live action movie! Before all that, Scooby-doo debuted its first episode in 1969. The cartoon is about a group of teenagers: Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Norville "Shaggy" and their talking dog named Scooby-Doo, who solves mysteries involving supernatural creatures and monsters. The animation had many phases over the years, being released on different channels and, today, it’s still in the air.

  3. 3. SpongeBob SquarePants

    One of the most famous TV comedy cartoon, SpongeBob started in 1999 and ended in 2015. It’s popularity made it be the fifth-longest-running American animated series, becoming a favorite of the kids around the world. The series takes place primarily in the benthic underwater city of Bikini Bottom, located in the Pacific Ocean. It tells the story of SpongeBob, a sea sponge who lives in a submerged pineapple, and his aquatic friends Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles and others. Anyone who was kid during the 2000s probably watched and loved this show!

  4. 4. Finding Nemo

    Produced by Pixar Films, the movie was released in 2003. The animation tells the story of Nemo, a young clownfish that lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his father, Marlin, who is really overprotective with him. On Nemo’s first day of school, he was captured by a pair of scuba divers. Moreover, on a desperate search through the ocean to find his son, Marlin meets different animals, like Dory, a funny fish that has a bad memory. Even though it was a huge success with people from all ages, not only kids, Finding Nemo only got a sequel in 2016, named Finding Dory.

  5. 5. The Powerpuff Girls

    This american superhero animated series was mostly successful with girls, who could finally had a cartoon with superpowered girls, which was not very usual: until that moment, most series had boys as superheroes. Released in 1998, the show had six seasons and went on until 2005, but it was still on TV for longer than that. It tells the story of three girls, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who have various superpowers and use them to defend their town from many villains and giant monsters. They were all created by the scientist Professor Utonium, who takes care of the them.

  6. 6. Toy Story

    Another great Pixar movie that was part of many childhoods was Toy Story, released in 1995. It was so famous that had three sequels during the last 24 years, and the last one was released last year (2019). The story is about a world where toys are alive things, but pretend they aren’t when their human owners are around. The movie follows the story of Andy’s toys, specially Woody and Buzz Lightyear, and their adventures.

  7. 7. Beauty and the Beast

    The Disney’s movie tells the story of Belle, a girl from a small town that loves reading and lives with her dad. When her dad is arrested in a castle of a beast, she decided to take his place to get her dad free. While being kept in the castle of this mean creature - that she doesn’t know, but is actually a prince -, she starts falling in love with him. This princess movie got a big popularity and became a TV show in 2012 and a live action in 2017, starring Emma Watson.

  8. 8. Tom and Jerry

    This might be an old animation (it’s from 1940), but it still known by kids on current days because it was on TV for many years after the last episode in 1967. Also, after that end, there was big number of spin-offs later: on 1990, 2006 and even 2014. The series centers on the rivalry - but also friendship - between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse.

  9. 9. Phineas and Ferb

    Phineas and Ferb is a more recent animated show, being released in 2007 and having the last episode displayed in 2015. It was part of many kids childhood that were born later in 2000’s years. The cartoon follows the adventures of the stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb during their summer vacation. Usually, these adventures involve elaborate, big and dangerous construction projects. Phineas's older sister Candace has two obsessions: "busting" her brother’s schemes and ideas, while the villain Dr. Doofenshmirtz accidentally destroys them. And, seriously, who doesn’t remember being addicted to the "Gitchie Gitchie Goo" song?

  10. 10. Ice Age

    Ice Age is a movie released in 2002 that is centered on the story of a group of mammals surviving the Paleolithic ice age. Sid, a talkative sloth, is left behind by his family and the herds of mammals journeying to the south. He meets Manny, a mammoth who travels to the north, and decides to follow him. On the way, they make other friends through their journey. Ice Age received four sequels and it was a big success among children of many generations.


The article above was edited by Helena Cardoso

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