To the people who stayed in during the first week of the enhanced community quarantine: How are you doing? Have you run out of things to do during your spare time? We know how stressful the COVID-19 outbreak can be, which is why it’s important to highlight some of the good news that’s coming out. That said, watching feel-good animated movies, series and short films might just be what you need, especially if you’re spending lots of time on the internet.
If you’re fortunate enough to be at home and have access to online content, you’re part of the lucky minority. There are still people out there who are still looking for places to stay in during the enhanced community quarantine, as well as frontliners working to provide the services we need. So, let’s not be insensitive to their plight while watching these animations we’ve suggested below. Okay?
Oscar-winning animated short “Hair Love” revolves around a Black father who styles his daughter’s hair for the first time. It’s both entertaining and heartwarming to watch him figure out the right hair products and techniques, as well as the contentment on their faces once he finished doing his daughter’s favorite hairstyle.
This Pixar SparkShort features a tiny black kitten who interacts with a white pitbull. Because of their unlikely friendship, they helped get each other out of a dangerous environment and eventually, got adopted into a loving home.
“My Neighbor Totoro”
Netflix recently added Studio Ghibli films into their library. One of the most popular animated films in Ghibli’s list is “My Neighbor Totoro.” If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s about two girls who encounter mystical creatures in the forest behind their provincial home. One of them is a giant raccoon-like forest god named Totoro.
If you love “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” then go watch “Super Drags.” It’s an adult comedy series about three department store co-workers who transform into super drag queens and fight crime at night. The English dub version of the series features “Drag Race” alum Trixie Mattel, Shangela, Ginger Minj and Willam. Unfortunately, it only has one season (five episodes), but it’s definitely enough to give you lots of laughs in just a few hours.
Also an Oscar-winning animated short, Pixar’s “Paperman” is an all-time favorite among hopeless romantics. The story is about a man who chases after a love letter he folded into a paper airplane.
— からめる (@purinharumaki) February 29, 2020
This is technically a Twitter account, but @purinharumaki often posts funny animations featuring white cats doing goofy shenanigans like angering a fire-breathing chicken while cooking eggs.
What are your go-to feel-good animated films?
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