It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week it's time to reminisce with movies you've probably seen a hundred times before. Australian streaming services rarely have the latest movies, but they do have decent back catalogues — here are some of the best animated movies that you've already watched but should again.
We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.
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Presto: Woody the cowboy is the top toy in this animation story until spaceman Buzz Lightyear shows up. Rivals at first, they become fugitives who need each other to survive.
Presto: When a young clownfish is carried far from home, his father embarks on an epic journey that leads to encounters with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish and hungry seagulls.
Presto: When a girl wanders into Monstropolis, the monsters are scared silly. It's up to top scarer Sulley and his assistant Mike to keep her out of sight and get her home.
Presto: A misfit ant at war with greedy grasshoppers recruits 'warrior' bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.
Presto: Robin Williams lends his voice to this classic tale about a street-wise urchin who finds a magic lamp.
Stan: Having just graduated from college, a bee named Barry B. Benson finds himself disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice—honey. He soon breaks one of the rules of the bee world and talks to a human, Vanessa.
Stan: We follow the travails of Shrek, a green ogre. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to save his swamp!
Stan: While the chickens on evil Mrs. Tweedy's farm dream of a better life, a clever hen named Ginger is hatching plans to fly the coop- for good!
Stan: Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for Londonin order to join
Stan: Jack Black is perfect as the voice of Po, a noodle-slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self – fuzzy flaws and all – in order to become the Dragon Warrior.
Netflix: This 3-D motion capture adapts Georges Remi's classic comic strip about the adventures of fearless young journalist Tintin and his trusty dog, Snowy.
Netflix: Basketball legend Michael Jordan hoops it up with Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tues characters in this romp that blends live action with animation.
Netflix: When the ship they're on capsizes, a lion, zebra, giraffe and hippo from a zoo become stranded on Madagascar, an island populated by oddballs.
Netflix: Unlike his pals, young penguin Mumble can't sing well enough to attract a mate, but he's blessed with an unusual gift: He can tap-dance like a champ!
Netflix: In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier.
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