“Hi, what are the most popular animated movies for kids to watch during the coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine? The schools are closed, theaters are closed, restaurants are takeout only, live entertainment spots are a no-go. My kids have turned my house up down. I can’t bring them out to public places like cinema and amusement parks. It seems like watching movies is the only way to make them quiet during our self-quarantine period. What are your suggests on the best animated movies for kids?”
With the fast outbreaking of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), people around the world have been encouraged to stay at home and be away from public gathering. School closures for coronavirus have made parents tired of them energetic and tumultuous kids. Well, the below 10 best animated movies will help you get your kids quietly sit down and leave you alone for some time.
Part 1: 10 Best Animated Movies for Kids to Watch at Home in COVID-19 Quarantine
The below list is the top 10 best animated movies for kids to watch during this COVID-19 pandemic period. Some of these movies are totally free to watch and stream on YouTube, while others could be downloaded and converted via online video downloader tools.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix)
Animals screaming like women: What’s not to love? You probably already know if you’re a Shaun/Wallace and Gromit/Chicken Run fan, and remember your sweet babes can’t pick up off-color language in movies where there’s no actual spoken dialogue. That being said (see what I did there?), I laughed like a bastard throughout this adventurous and out-of-this-world claymation offshoot, which has Easter eggs from Star Trek, X-Files, Arrival, Star Wars, and other sci-fi favas at which adults may chortle.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as "trash" and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
This vibrant Disney/Pixar movie is inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead and it won not one but two Oscars, for Best Animated Film and Best Song in 2017. Miguel is a young boy forbidden by his many relatives to play music, but he yearns to become a musician. He’s magically transported to the Land of the Dead, and through various adventures learns about his family and its enduring love and traditions. Prepare yourself because you will cry during this movie—a lot!
The Angry Birds 2
If you never watched the first Angry Birds movie, there’s no hiccup when jumping into this sequel, which boasts an all-star cast of everyone from Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader to Sterling K. Brown and Awkwafina. One of those rare kids’ movies that is magically as side-splitting for the child as it is for the parent, this is one you actually won’t mind hitting double digits in the watch count.
How could the movie that has captivated every youngster not make our list? Anna and Elsa, voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, are sisters and total opposites. For one, Elsa is a snow queen cursed to turn anyone and anything to ice. She hides away from the world while outgoing Anna yearns to meet new people and open the doors to their mostly closed kingdom of Arendelle. When Elsa freezes Arendelle, she flees to the mountains. Anna goes after her with a quirky and loyal crew made up of kooky snowman Olaf, mountaineer Kristoff and a lovable reindeer. Be warned: every song will get stuck in your head.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Kubo and the Two Strings
A vengeful spirit is after young Kubo. As he tries to escape it, he meets with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), and together they help him finally unlock the secrets of his past—and reveal the true story of his legendary samurai father. Along the way, he will need to use his magical two-stringed instrument as he battles monsters and spirits.
My Neighbor Totoro
In Japan in 1958, a young girl named Satsuki (voiced by Dakota Fanning) and her family move to the countryside because her mother is ill. In the new home, magical creatures reveal themselves and lead Satsuki to a forest filled with more fantastical excitement. A giant rabbit-like animal named Totoro is the “keeper of the forest,” and he helps her as she navigates a world of change and gets used to her new surroundings and life.
The Lion King
“The Lion King” is a story about a young lion cub that loses his father and the kingdom to his wicked uncle, only to win everything back with his strength and determination. It can get a bit heavy for younger kids, but the vivid animation and the powerful emotional punch is worth experiencing. Even Simba’s self-acceptance is emotionally stirring and uplifting.
In this film, not any prince charming, but an ogre and his sidekick who save the princess. It even sends the message that beauty is just skin-deep. “Shrek” won the first Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature. “Shrek” and its three sequels is also the highest grossing film of all time.
Part 2: Best Sites to Download Animated Movies for Kids
We can watch these best animated movies for kids online for free from some online video sharing sites such as YouTube. However, you could also try to download these animated movies for kids to watch offline since nowadays kids are more likely to be phone-addicted. You could download these movies and then transfer to your smartphones so that you could put your kids aside, leaving them with these movies.
The below are 3 best sites to download animated movies for kids.
Savefrom.net is a free website that enables you to freely download videos (including TV episodes and movies) from various video sharing sites such as YouTube, Facebook, vimeo, break, dailymotion, etc.
Savethevideo.com is a wonderful site to help you download animated movies for kids, and other movies in various themes. You simply need to copy and paste the URL of target movie and then this free online movie downloader will start to analyze the URL before it lists all available download options. You could download movies into local video in various formats like MP4, MKV, MOV, H.264, etc.
Keepvid.ch is a top YouTube downloader choice for YouTube to MP3 & YouTube to MP4 conversions, and to download videos off 1000+ websites, including Facebook, Dailymotion, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and more.
These sites enable you to download movies of all kinds from various sites. However, the problem is that some free online video downloader tools have limit in movie file size and other limitations. Some of them might even be unavailable time by time. For example, you are probably going to find some rip-offs of the brand instead of the real KeepVid video downloader. In such case, you need a Keepvid alternative, such as Leawo Video Downloader.
Leawo Video Downloader could help you:
Part 3: Rip Animated DVD Movie to iPad for Watching
Some of these best animated movies for kids mentioned above are available on Blu-ray/DVD discs. What would you do if you want to play these animated movies from DVD/Blu-ray disc on your iPad or other portable devices? Try Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is a professional Blu-ray ripping tool that could decrypt, rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies from disc, folder and ISO image file to videos in 180+ formats for various devices. It could rip and convert Blu-ray movies to MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc., regardless of disc protection and region restriction. Before converting, it even allows you to choose preferred subtitles, audio tracks and angle, edit Blu-ray movies like trimming Blu-ray video length, adding image or text watermark, applying 3D effect, etc., set output video and audio parameters, etc.
Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on your computer first (it’s a module built in Leawo Prof. Media). The below guide would show you how to convert Blu-ray/DVD to video for iPad and other devices in detail with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.
Step 1: Add source Blu-ray
Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then open the “Convert” module to enter the “Convert” module. Then, click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to choose to load content from CD-ROM, folder and iso file. If you want to rip Blu-ray/DVD disc, insert source Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive and choose “Add from CD-ROM” option to browse and add Blu-ray disc from the recorder drive.
Note: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper offers 3 different content loading modes. Under Full Movie mode, you could load all content in source Blu-ray for converting, while Main Movie mode by default chooses the longest title (generally the main movie) but enables you to select any one title for loading and converting. In Custom Mode, select multiple titles for loading and converting. Choose the one according to your needs.
Step 2: Set output format
Click the drop-down box right before the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar, and choose “Change” to choose output format from the “Format > Common Video” group or “Device > Apple” group. Choose this according to the formats your device or player accepts.
Step 3: Adjust parameters
After setting output format, open the drop-down button right before the big green “Convert” again and then choose “Edit” option to enter the “Profile Settings” panel, which lets you adjust video and audio parameters of output format, including: video codec, quality, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, channel, audio codec, resolution, etc. Make these changes according to your target device and player.
Step 4: Set output directory
Afterwards, click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar and then set output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.
Step 5: Convert Blu-ray to video for iPad
After that, click the bottom “Convert” button to start ripping and converting Blu-ray/DVD animated movie to regular videos for iPad or other devices.
After converting completes, you could then transfer the converted Blu-ray/DVD movies to iPad or other devices. Then, you kids could play back these animated movies freely.