Top 5 Animated movies/series to watch on Netflix this weekend

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What’s a better way to enjoy your weekend other than diving into the Netflix world? 

Netflix has been a part of our lives since 1997, when Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph founded the platform and began offering DVD rental series. Today, Netflix is one of the world’s largest content providers, with over 200 million subscribers in more than 190 countries. The platform offers a wide range of original content, including popular series like Stranger Things, The Crown, and Bridgerton, as well as a large selection of movies, documentaries, and stand-up comedy specials.

With the growth in artistic abilities and incredible imagination, animated movies are a multi-crore industry. Because of this, higher promising future growth, Netflix took the initiative to release more animated movies. So here we bring the Top 5 Animated movies/series to watch on Netflix this weekend!  

The Magician’s Elephant

The Magician’s Elephant | Official Trailer | Netflix

It’s a movie about a town that doesn’t believe, has no dreams, & doesn’t hope. So much so that the sky is completely covered in clouds & people stop believing in magic. The Magician’s Elephant is a charming and heartwarming animated film that will take you on an enchanting journey through a world of magic, mystery, and impossible surprises. The story revolves around the young boy, Peter, who was to find his missing sister. To do so, he needs to follow the magician with an elephant. This animated movie represents the visuals as lifely as the real ones. The Magician’s Elephant ranked first in the Top 5 Animated movies/series to watch on Netflix this Weekend! 

The Dragon Prince

The Dragon Prince | Season 4 Official Trailer | Netflix After School

This animated series had us on the edge of our seats in all four seasons. The Dragon Prince is also known as The Dragon Prince: Mystery of Aaravos. It revolves around the half-brother princes Callum and Ezran and the Moonshadow elf Rayla, they take care of the infant dragon prince Azmondias and must end the thousand-year-old conflict between the human kingdoms and the mystical creatures of the magical realm of Xadia. The series released its first season on September 14, 2018, & since then, four seasons have been released till now. If you haven’t watched it, treat it as your number one priority to finish all the seasons this weekend! 

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru | Official Trailer

Want to watch minions again? Netflix brings you all Minions: The rise of Gru! It is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the Despicable Me franchise. The Minions are still kinda funny most of the time, existing in slappy, sloppy plots chock full of ridiculous antics that are reasonably entertaining for families looking to distract themselves for an hour and a half. Universal sure knows how to crank out perfectly acceptable products! The 12-year-old Gru is applying to become an official member of the Vicious 6 while Wild Knuckles plotting his revenge for getting an unceremonious boot. Continue your weekend by watching one of the Top 5 Animated movies/series to watch on Netflix this weekend!

Gullermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio 

GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO | Official Trailer | Netflix

Determined to bring life to a wooden boy, a father’s wish is fulfilled in Italy. The film is based on Pinccochio’s children’s fantasy novel, written by Carlo Collodi. It revolves around the adventure of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. When people say he’s just a puppet, Pinocchio corrects them, no, I’m not, I’m a real boy! However, that didn’t work out well, considering his nose grew bigger. Not wanting to be a burden on his papa. The film teaches us valuable lessons with amazing graphics. Don’t miss out on this one! 

The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib

Season 2 Trailer | THE BOSS BABY: BACK IN THE CRIB | Netflix

Theodore Templeton is framed and forced to revert to his old Boss Baby self, crashing with his brother Tim and his two nieces, brainy big kid Tabitha and fellow Baby Corp employee Tina. Together, Boss Baby and Tina co-lead a new Field Team fighting to increase Baby Love while keeping a new group of arch-nemeses – The Uncuddleables – from destroying Baby Corp itself. In the first season, we saw how he is adjusting back to his old job, while in season 2, we are hoping to watch the Boss Baby, Tina, and the babies from the new company, The untitled Templeton Project. The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib Season 2 is coming on April 13, 2023. Until then, we can watch the first season!