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10 Amazing Animated Film Soundtracks From The Last 10 Years

The greatest "audio" of an "audio-visual" medium.

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It's a good time to get transported to magical other-worlds provided by the gorgeous visual and storytelling spectacles that are animated films. But for all that animation is a visual medium, none of these films would be as memorable or acclaimed as they are without their fantastic soundtracks.

Animated films have their own special sort of identity, and it's not inaccurate to note that many animated films that have music often go the route popularised by Disney, which incorporated original compositions in style of show-tunes and on-stage musicals. And while many on this list do the same - and are, in fact, Disney films, a few entries have proven that there are other, equally awe-inspiring ways to make music an indelible part of a film's identity.

Animated films do better transporting a viewer to far-away lands that could often only live in your imagination than most live action films, and their soundtracks are no different. So here's ten that do their job so well that you might just have to add them to your usual playlists.

While this list is light on major spoilers, there will be a few details from the films addressed, so here's a light spoiler warning for these films, which are largely worth watching, if you haven't already.

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Writer, artist, animator, video editor. Indie comics creator, looking to bring LGBTQ+ characters and Filipino culture into mainstream Western media. @MotzieD on Twitter. Originally from Quezon City, The Philippines. Currently based in Ontario, Canada. Independent writer/artist with multiple comics, a novel, etc. Works listed over at motziedapul.wixsite.com/work