What are you top 10 favourite animation films?

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  1. Konstantinos

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    Similar to the other thread that trajan started about 10 favourite films, i thought of starting this thread about animation films. This is extremely difficult for me because i LOVE animation, and it's hard to pick only 10 (or even 15 - see below).

    You can include hand-drawn, computer animation, puppets, stop-motion, anime (after all it's still animation) etc..
    You can also include 5 runner-ups (since it might be a difficult task to choose 10), and say if anything hasn't been released in Bluray or any comments about the existing Blurays.

    my list (first 3 by order of preference):

    1. Beauty and the Beast (Disney) (the film i saw 3 times on the same day (!) when I got the VHS, after i had seen it at the cinema. As i had said in the other thread, unfortunately the Bluray is degrained - yes, I know it' a caps film but i was expecting a transfer of the original 35mm film, not the cells-, and has completely altered colors comparing to what I knew that change the aesthetics of the film. So, i haven't bought this)
    2. Fantasia (The Bluray has also altered colors, but i can accept most of them. The Toccata though has a completely different aesthetics in the Bluray. The black backgrounds near the end, have become sky-blue!)
    3. Snow white and the Seven dwarfs (Disney)
    -The Lion King (haven't bought the Bluray because the clouds are still missing and Disney hasn't corrected this error)
    -Tοy story (classic! the first computer animation I've seen. It's sad that the opening logo music has vanished from the Bluray. I really liked that opening!)
    -5 Centimeters Per Second (Makoto Shinkai)
    -Only Yesterday (Ghibli) (I'm about to order the exquisite Japanese Bluray)
    -Whisper of the Heart (Ghibli) (I've ordered the Japanese Bluray and waiting for it)
    -Alice in Wonderland (the first Disney animation film I've ever seen)
    -Asterix et la surprise de Cesar (there is an excellent quality Bluray but unfortunately it doesn't have English subtitles! One usual issue with foreign films)

    Runner-ups:
    -The Prince of Egypt (no Bluray yet)
    -Pinocchio (Disney)
    -An American Tail (unfortunately the Bluray has the altered audio, and doesn't offer the 4:3 version too)
    -Aladdin
    -The Hunchback of Notre Dame


    I'm curious to read your lists, and maybe discover films that i haven't seen yet! :)
     
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    PinocchioFantasiaDumboThree CaballerosHeavy TrafficCoonskinPuppetoon MovieHoppity Goes To TownAdventures of Prince AchmedKing Kong
     
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    ^ Clearly, you meant traditional cel or CG animation but Kong and all the monsters (for lack of a better word) in the movie are stop motion animated.
     
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    Excuse me, but when we're saying "animation" films, don't we mean films in which animation (either with cells, or CGI, or puppets, stop motion etc.), is at least 80-90% of the film?
    I mean King Kong (1933), Jason and the Argonauts, or other Harryhausen films aren't considered animation films. They're considered live-action films which use stop-motion techniques as special effects.
     
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    In alphabetical order:

    AladdinBeauty and the BeastFantasiaThe IncrediblesLady and the TrampPinocchioThe Prince of EgyptSnow White and the Seven DwarfsToy Story 2Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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    King Kong (1933) contains a full hour of stop motion animation- brilliant stop motion animation!
     
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    There is as much screen time of animation in King Kong as there is in Dumbo.
     
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    Ok. I myself take animation films as in how much percentage of a film is animation.
    i admit, this is a first, seeing King Kong considered an "animation film".
    In the same regard then, King Kong (2005) should be considered an animation film.
    Or 90% of today's sci-fi, fantasy movies, since they use CGI extensively.
     
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    Also, Fantasia, Roger Rabbit, Heavy Traffic, Coonskin and Three Caballeros all include live action.

    I want to change one on my list. Instead of Fantasia, I choose Allegro Non Troppo.

    Zbigniew Rybczyński's "The Orchestra" belongs on my list too.
     
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    Haven't seen Heavy Traffic and Coonskin, but Fantasia and Three Caballeros have short bits of live-action.

    I just looked up the Oscar rules for the eligibility of animation films:

    DEFINITIONAn animated feature film is defined as a motion picture with a running time of more than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters' performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Motion capture by itself is not an animation technique. In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture's running time.
    http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/rule07.html
     
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    Fantasia is always tops for me
    Then ...
    Nausicaa of the Valley
    Laputa Castle in the Sky
    Howl's Moving Castle
    Snow White

    And although not a feature length film, all the original B & W and original colour Astro Boys.
    All vintage Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck and Pepi le Pew cartoons
     
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    Incredibles
    Iron Giant
    TinTin
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    Wall-E
    A Christmas Carol (do I need to say Jim Carrey?)
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    1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    2. Fantasia
    3. Pinocchio
    4. Shrek
    5. Bambi
    6. Lady and the Tramp
    7. Beauty and the Beast
    8. Charlotte's Web
    9.The Lion King
    10.101 Dalmatians
     
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    Something like this...

    [*]Princess Mononoke
    [*]Grave of the Fireflies (Difficult to list it as a favorite as it is so emotionally wrenching.)
    [*]Pinocchio
    [*]Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    [*]Yellow Submarine
    [*]Ghost in the Shell
    [*]Akira
    [*]Fantasia
    [*]Toy Story
    [*]The Animatrix
    [/list]
    - Walter.
     
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    My Neighbor TotoroThe Lion King
    Toy Story Trilogy
    Wall-E
    Transformers: The Movie (1986)
    Gi Joe: Resolute
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    Pinocchio (1940)
    Fantasia (1940)
    Dumbo (1941)
    Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    Peter Pan (1953)
    Alakazam the Great (1960)
    Yellow Submarine (1968)
    Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
    The Incredibles (2004)
    Ratatouille (2007)

    Honorable mention: Spirited Away, Allegro Non Troppo, Paprika, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Heavy Metal, Twice Upon a Time, Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All, Hoppity Goes to Town, Millennium Actress., Project A-ko, Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy.
     
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    IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:

    Pinocchio
    Fantasia
    Sleeping Beauty
    Wizards
    Akira
    The Lion King
    Princess Mononoke
    The End of Evangelion (Probably the ONLY PERSON HERE who will say that)
    Toy Story 2
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    In chronological order:
    SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
    PINOCCHIO (1940)
    BAMBI (1942)
    THE SNOW QUEEN (1960/Russian)
    PHOENIX 2772 (1980/Japan)
    LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY (1986/Japan)
    MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988/Japan)
    KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989/Japan)
    WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995/Japan)
    PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997/Japan)
     

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