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Why do we love animated films with animal protagonists since childhood?

Animals in animated films play a multitude of roles: they often embody specific character traits that create unique personalities and conflicts. Animals are capable of creating comedic situations using their physical features, quirks, and facial expressions, adding humor and diversity to the plot. Animals can symbolize certain qualities or ideas. For example, a lion can symbolize strength and leadership, while a rabbit can represent modesty and cunning.

They often evoke strong emotions in viewers. Their adventures and fates can elicit sympathy, joy, or sadness. Animals possess a natural appeal to children, making them perf

ect characters for family-friendly animated films. They can serve as a means to convey lessons and moral values. Their behavior and decisions can inspire viewers to contemplate.
Animated films allow animals to have incredible abilities and involve them in magical worlds, expanding the possibilities for the storyline. Here are several examples of successful animated films where animal protagonists take the lead:
1. "Shrek" (2001) and

its sequels: The "Shrek" franchise from DreamWorks Animation became a huge success. The main character, an ogre named Shrek, and his friends - Donkey and Puss in Boots - created a unique world and became audience favorites.
2. "Madagascar" (2005) and its sequels: In this film series, amusing animals from a zoo find themselves on Madagascar and encounter various adventures.
3. "Finding Nemo" (2003) and "Finding Dory" (2016): Both films from Pixar Studios are immensely popular. They tell the stories of marine animals and their adventures in the ocean.
4. "Kung Fu Panda" (2008) and its sequels: This film from DreamWorks Animation depicts a bumbling panda's dream to become a kung fu master.
5. "Zootopia" (2016): This Disney film presents a world inhabited by talking animals, each reflecting specific traits of human society.
6. "The Secret Life of Pets" (2016): The film explores the lives of pets when their owners are at work, revealing their own "secret" lives.
7. "Sing" (2016): This animated musical film revolves around a singing competition among various animals.
8. "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010) and its sequels: The film showcases the friendship between a teenager and a dragon in the fictional world of Berk.
These films have become popular due to their lively and appealing characters, engaging plots, high-quality animation, and their ability to resonate with a wide audience of all ages.

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