Six animated films and series everyone’s watching on Netflix
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Six animated films and series everyone's watching on Netflix

Among the plethora of options on Netflix, animated films and series hold a special place. In recent weeks, six animated gems have emerged as frontrunners on the global charts. From new releases to old favourites, the lists have it all.

Topping the charts is Despicable Me 3, followed by its predecessors, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, at fifth and sixth spots, alongside the lovable spin-off, Minions nestled in at the fourth rank. Orion and the Dark is basking in at the second position as the first season of Regular Show coos in at the eighth place on the top ten series list globally. Between February 5th and 11th, 20ani24, these titles raked in millions of views on the streaming platform.

Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, with a screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the Despicable Me franchise introduces audiences to cynical secret agent Felonius Gru, voiced by Steve Carell. Alongside his army of adorable Minions, Gru embarks on many escapades fighting supervillains while raising his three adopted daughters, Margo, Edith, Agnes, and Gru Jr.

Continuing the animated extravaganza on Netflix is the original film Orion and the Dark. Directed by Sean Charmatz and written by Charlie Kaufman, Orion and the Dark is based on the children’s book written by Emma Yarlett. 

Starring the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Paul Walter Hauser, Colin Hanks, Golda Rosheuvel, Natasia Demetriou, Carla Gugino, and Angela Bassett, this delightful film follows the courageous Orion as he confronts his fear of the dark with the help of his friends, Sleep, Sweet Dreams, Unexplained Noises and more. Werner Herzog, a pioneer of New German Cinema, narrates the film.

Rounding out the lineup is the timeless classic Regular Show, a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans of the beloved series. Created by JG Quintel, this animated gem follows the offbeat adventures of two best friends, Mordecai the blue jay and Rigby the raccoon, who work as groundskeepers at a local park. 

Despite their mundane jobs, they frequently find themselves embroiled in surreal and often supernatural escapades, encountering eccentric characters and facing bizarre challenges along the way. The series blends elements of comedy, fantasy, and nostalgia with a quirky sense of humour and an abundance of pop culture references. Through their adventures, Mordecai and Rigby navigate the complexities of friendship, responsibility, and growing up, all while striving to maintain their laid-back attitude in a not-so-regular world.

Whether it’s the quirky antics of Gru and his Minions, the magical journey of Orion, or the nostalgic charm of Regular Show, these films and series offer something special for everyone to enjoy. So, what have you been bingeing on Netflix lately?

Six popular animated films and series to watch on Netflix:

  • Despicable Me 3
  • Minions
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Despicable Me
  • Orion and the Dark
  • Regular Show