Disney's most expensive animated films

Disney's most expensive animated films

Animated films often fascinate us with their wonderful colors and textures... And the Disney ones always end up being hits! Find out which have been their most expensive animated films.

Disney movies are not only an icon for children, people of any age enjoy their wonderful animated stories that always have different teaching to show.

Here are the most expensive Disney animated films and why they have needed such a large budget:

The $260 million budget was necessary giving the fact that the film spent six years in production

Tangled: $260 Million

In 2010 Walt Disney Animation Studios released its most expensive animated film to date: Tangled. The film centers on Rapunzel, a young girl who goes on an adventure with a wanted criminal where she discovers that she is the lost princess.

Tangled made history by being the most expensive animated film ever made and even makes the list of the most expensive films ever made in general. The $260 million budget was necessary giving the fact that the film spent six years in production and utilized a mixture of computer-generated imagery and non-photorealistic renderings.

Released in 2018, the 3D computer-animated film was the sequel to the animated film Wreck-it Ralph

Ralph Breaks The Internet: $175 Million

Ralph Breaks the Internet is Walt Disney Animation Studio's second most expensive film with an estimated budget of $175 million. Released in 2018, the 3D computer-animated film was the sequel to the animated film Wreck-it Ralph. This time around, the film follows Ralph and Vanellope venture into the internet in the hopes of saving Vanellope's arcade game.

While the specifics of why the film had a bigger budget aren't publicly known, the backgrounds in the film are widely colorful and detailed.

Big Hero 6 was created with an estimated budget of $175 million

Big Hero 6: $175 Million

Like Ralph Breaks the Internet, Big Hero 6 was created with an estimated budget of $175 million making it tied for the second most expensive animated film from Disney. Inspired by a Marvel Comic of the same name, the film centers on a group of young people who form a superhero team to take down a masked villain.

One of the reasons for the massive budget for Big Hero 6 was due to the fact that the Animation Studio had to create brand new technology and software to create the animation style of the film.

Moana is the third most expensive film with a budget estimated to be between $150 and $175 million

Moana: $175 Million

Disney's twelve official princesses and the corresponding movie have landed themselves as Disney Animation Studio's third most expensive film with a budget estimated to be between $150 and $175 million. Released in 2016, Moana follows the journey of a young Polynesian girl who ventures out into the ocean in order to save her village from starvation.

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