As Marvel releases more and more products each year, we can’t get enough of them either. The following is a list of animated flicks that will satisfy your cravings.
In terms of live-action superhero movies, Marvel is currently the undisputed ruler, at least for Fox and Warner Bros. There are already 12 films in their Cinematic Universe, with a thirteenth just around the corner, making it the most grossing film franchise in the world’s history in less than 10 years. As of right now, Warner Bros. is lagging behind its live-action rivals in the industry, despite the upcoming release ofBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Animated films, on the other hand, don’t have this problem. For decades now, Warner Bros. has been churning out some of the best animated pictures in the business, while Marvel’s best efforts have unquestionably not met the same standard. Nonetheless, they’ve produced some amusing material throughout the years, and we’ve compiled a list of the greatest here for your perusal. Despite the fact that some of these stories are geared toward younger readers, there are a few genuine standouts that every Marvel fan should check out.
Listed here are the top 13 Marvel Animated Films of all time.
1. Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United (2013)
When the Hulk and Iron Man team up to take on Zzzax, a living creature formed of pure energy, they’re using a new animation technique dubbed “2-D wrap,” which incorporates computer-generated textures with traditional animation.
In order to build the ultimate power source, two Hydra scientists extract Gamma energy from the Hulk and Abomination. Unfortunately, Iron Man and Hulk are now forced to deal with Zzzax, a recently awakened and incredibly powerful sentient being.
With witty jokes and lighthearted moments, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United is a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for younger fans.
2. Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
The 2014 release of Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher has a lot to offer anime lovers. Black Widow and Punisher reunite in this sequel to the Marvel Anime Series to defeat the sinister Leviathan organization’s diabolical agenda.
When viewers are introduced to Amadeus Cho, a current Marvel Comics hero, the tone of the picture shifts from dark and gloomy to bright and cheery, which works well for the violence of The Punisher on screen.
Widow and the Punisher are the stars of this action-packed tale, which has plenty of thrilling battle scenes and surprising plot twists.
3. Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United (2014)
Ending Iron Man & Hulk was teaser for Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United, which was out a few months later.
“2-D wrap” animation is used in the second film in this series, which sees Cap and Iron Man take on Red Skull and Hydra, as well as fan-favorite villain Taskmaster.
While the MCU’s two superheroes, Iron Man and Captain America, have vastly different approaches to addressing problems, the two protagonists in this film each take a turn striving to establish that their methods are superior.
4. Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013)
S.H.I.E.L.D. believes that Iron Man is responsible for the death of War Machine. As Hawkeye and Black Widow search for and capture the fugitive brilliant billionaire, playboy, philanthropist and playboy Tony Stark, the Punisher joins forces with him in a bid to clear his name. With A.I.M’s newly created techno-organic weapons, Iron Man must establish his innocence.
S.H.I.E.L.D.’s quest for Iron Man keeps the mood tight as Tony struggles against time to show he is the hero he has always been, even though Punisher’s screen time is limited.
5. The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
A self-assured tech billionaire who, in an attempt to save his own life, ends up changing himself into one of the world’s top superheroes, and his struggle with his comic book arch-nemesis the Mandarin.
In this imaginative account of Iron Man’s origins, Tony must utilize his Iron Man technology to preserve the planet from the evil forces of the Mandarin, an ancient evil that Stark himself unleashed on the world.
Not even Ben Kingsley’s role in the third installment of Iron Man can be counted as his antagonist in the MCU. However, if Marvel decides to change their mind and bring the villain to the big screen, The Invincible Iron Man could be a good beginning point.
6. Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Thor and Loki set out to find the legendary Sword of Surtur in Jotunheim. The siblings’ journey takes the Warriors Three along for the ride, as they face both physical and mental hurdles. Unlike most of the other entries on this list, Thor: Tales of Asgard focuses on a young hero who has yet to earn the right to wield the Mjolnir. Lionsgate proves that they can produce high-quality Marvel animation while still crafting a captivating coming-of-age story in this latest film from the studio.
Tales of Asgard was adapted into the first Thor picture, but it’s still worth a viewing for any Marvel fan. Specifically, the brazen inexperience of the youthful Thor.
7. Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)
In the animated film Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, the children of the deceased Avengers are tasked with righting a horrible wrong.
If you can get past the retcon of the Avengers’ kids, you’ll be rewarded with a compelling and poignant story that’s well worth the effort.
It’s up to the next generation of Avengers to avenge the death of their parents while being mentored by older Iron Man and Hulk. For 78 minutes, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow tells a superhero story that’s worth viewing if you can let go of Marvel mythology.
8. Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)
We’ll get to the first Ultimate Avengers film in a minute, but the sequel continues the story that was started in the first film. After T’Challa requests the Avengers’ help in coping with a Chitauri invasion of Wakanda, Black Panther is introduced to the team in this adventure.
Ultimate Avengers 2 is one of Marvel’s best-selling animated flicks and depicts an experienced Avengers team working together to defeat a hazardous villain while giving each hero adequate screen time to shine. This is a must-have film for any true Avengers fan.
9. Big Hero 6 (2014)
Our top five ranking of Marvel’s best animated films includes Big Hero 6, which is unquestionably Marvel’s most popular and profitable picture to date, but it only ranks fifth. It’s not a bad thing that the picture made it into the top five, but it wasn’t enough to overcome some of Marvel’s lesser-known animated blockbusters.
One minute you’ll be crying, the next you’ll be laughing out loud. That’s the magic of Big Hero 6. This film is a must-see for Marvel fans who want to see as much of the company’s offerings as possible.
10. Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme (2007)
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is going to get the mainstream exposure he’s long deserved, but there is already a terrific origin story for the Sorcerer Supreme out there that features top-notch animation and superb story-telling.
Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme is a great place to start if you’ve never heard of the character before, but it’s also a solid introduction for those who have. As Dr. Steven Strange acquires his magical talents, the film details his internal battles with ego and his road to become the Sorcerer Supreme.
11. Ultimate Avengers (2006)
Six years before the live-action MCU version of the Avengers reached the big screen, Avengers fans went to Ultimate Avengers.
As in the MCU, Captain America is revived to lead a squad of misfit heroes against a global menace in the contemporary day, but Ultimate Avengers focuses more on character development in the comics than the MCU.
Even though the MCU Avengers are currently in full swing, Ultimate Avengers is still a great place to get your feed of the Avengers. WhileCivil War has effectively become Avengers 2.5, we still have a long (read: 2+ years) wait until Earth’s Mightiest Heroes return to the big screen. As a short-term fix, Ultimate Avengers is a good option.
12. Hulk Vs (2009)
As a fan of the Hulk crushing things, this is the movie you have been searching for. There are two unique storylines in which Wolverine and Thor take against Hulk, and both feature the Hulk doing what a Hulk would do.
In comic books, the Hulk has a longstanding feud with these two characters, and this animated feature goes right to the exciting stuff: battling. Although the plot in these short films is a little thin, they don’t scrimp on the action. Here, we have the Hulk in an upset mood and he’s going to wreak havoc on anything that stands in his way.
13. Planet Hulk (2010)
Planet Hulk, a 2010 animated feature, was based on one of the most popular Hulk comic tales, and it was one of the most popular animated films Marvel has ever created.
On a war-torn world controlled by an unrepentant ruler, Hulk is banished off to live out his days on an abandoned planet after being declared too dangerous to survive on Earth.
For the enjoyment of the monarch and the people, Hulk is forced to fight in a gladiatorial arena.
Naturally, the Hulk’s desire for retribution against the heroes of Earth who exiled him into space is toned down in this animated picture, but the overall tale remains riveting and engaging. Hulk fans and Marvel aficionados alike should not miss out on Planet Hulk, and it’s a great idea for the next Hulk solo feature. In the event that it’s genuinely taking place,