Even though 2021 is still hit by a pandemic, film studios such as Disney, Pixar, and Sony Pictures Animation keep releasing interesting and family-friendly animated films.
Of the many animated films that have sprung up, surely some of you have heard of the title, such as Luca or Vivo. Throughout 2021, many animated films have graced the big screen with interesting storylines. What’s up, huh?
Luca : Set in the Riviera, Italy, Luca (Jacob Tremblay) is a sea monster who lives with his mother (Maya Rudolph) and father (Jim Gaffigan). Luca lives under the close supervision of his parents due to their unusual presence.
Luca can turn into a human when on land, but turns back into a sea monster when he touches water. Luca then meets another sea monster, Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer), who invites him to go to the human world. There, they get to know a human child named Giulia (Emma Berman) who is cheerful and full of enthusiasm.
Luca, Alberto, and Giulia finally agreed to enter the annual Portorosso triathlon in order to win a scooter. However, his parents began to suspect that Luca finally decided to flee to the human world.
Vivo : Vivo (Lin Manuel Miranda) is the only kinkajou who likes to spend time with his owner, Andres (Juan de Marcos) by playing music in the square. Even though Vivo and its owners speak different languages, they can understand each other through music.
One day, Andres receives a letter from his old friend Marta (Gloria Estefan). He invited Andres to come to his concert. However, before the concert took place, a tragedy occurred which resulted in Andres’ death.
Before leaving, Andres apparently intended to give a love letter to Marta. Now, Vivo also has to find a way to get the love letter that Andres has kept for a long time to Marta.
Ron’s Gone Wrong : Ron’s Gone Wrong tells the story of an 11-year-old boy named Barney (Jack Dylan Grazer). Like most children his age, Barney tries to adapt to the environment. One way is that he must have a B-Bot, a sophisticated robot that can carry out conversations with its owner.
However, Barney’s father gave him a different B-Bot than his friends’. Robot given by his father named Ron (Zach Galifianakis) which unfortunately does not function properly.
Ron was acting strangely and looking embarrassed. Even so, Ron seems to be the robot Barney needs to make it easier for him to interact with his surroundings. I think Ron and Barney will get along, don’t they?
Raya and the Last Dragon : Raya and the Last Dragon is an animated film that combines Southeast Asian culture with the fantasy world, Kumandra. In this fantasy world, humans and dragons once lived side by side until finally one dragon defected. In order for Kumandra to survive, the other dragons also had to sacrifice themselves.
After many years, apparently there is still one dragon left, namely Sisu (Awkwafina). Sisu is a water dragon that can transform into a human and still live to take care of the world in the future.
Now Kumandra is in trouble again. Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) is also looking for a way to restore peace in Kumandra. According to him, the only way to solve the problem is with the help of Sisu who has been hiding for a long time.