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Top 5 animated films of 2014

Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, left, and Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from “The Lego Movie.”
Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, left, and Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from “The Lego Movie.” Warner Bros. Pictures

Nearly 100 animatd films opened in 2014 but only a few are worthy of repeat watching. These five films are worth the price of admission.

1. The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie has enough wit and wisdom to send a recession-age message to families on the importance of thinking through problems with creativity. Available on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Read my full review here.

2. Big Hero 6

The huggable Baymax in Disney’s newest animated sensation Big Hero 6 is one of the many elements of surprise in this superhero origin tale. Still in theaters nationwide..

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3. The Boxtrolls

What’s unquestionable about the 3-D stop-motion film The Boxtrolls is the incredible attention to detail that went into the eye-popping visuals. Available on DVD on January 20, 2015.

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4. How to Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation’s successful How to Train Your Dragon 2 expands on the emotions of the coming-of-age tale of a boy and his dragon. Available on Blu-Ray and DVD.

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5. The Book of Life

Dallas-based animation company Reel FX has weaved a wonderful tale of enchantment in The Book of Life, which turns the macabre aspect of death and dying into a mythical, magical, kid-friendly world. Available on DVD on January 27, 2015.

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Maricar Estrella, 817-390-7720

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