The Top 100 Animated Films Of All Time

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  1. Tom Ryan

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    Toy Story 1 and 2 are in the top 5, but why include Ice Age and Final Fantasy? Who knows.

    1. Toy Story (1995)
    2. Fantasia (1940)
    3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    4. Toy Story 2 (1999)
    5. Iron Giant, The (1999)
    6. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    7. Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993)
    8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    9. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
    10. Spirited Away (2002)
    11. Pinocchio (1940)
    12. Lion King, The (1994)
    13. Chicken Run (2000)
    14. Bambi (1942)
    15. Shrek (2001)
    16. Princess Mononoke (1999)
    17. Monsters Inc. (2001)
    18. Yellow Submarine (1968)
    19. Aladdin (1992)
    20. Akira (1989)
    21. Bug's Life, A (1998)
    22. Little Mermaid, The (1989)
    23. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    24. Dumbo (1941)
    25. Waking Life (2001)
    26. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
    27. Jungle Book, The (1967)
    28. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
    29. Ice Age (2002)
    30. My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
    31. Watership Down (1978)
    32. Charlotte's Web (1973)
    33. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
    34. Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie, The (1979)
    35. Secret of NIMH, The (1982)
    36. Peter Pan (1953)
    37. Cinderella (1950)
    38. Ghost in the Shell (1996)
    39. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    40. Prince of Egypt, The (1998)
    41. Antz (1998)
    42. Animal Farm (1955)
    43. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    44. Alice (1988)
    45. Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1996)
    46. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
    47. Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
    48. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
    49. Mulan (1998)
    50. Fantastic Planet (1973)
    51. Fritz the Cat (1972)
    52. Gulliver's Travels (1939)
    53. Heavy Metal (1981)
    54. Metropolis (2002)
    55. Robin Hood (1973)
    56. Tarzan (1999)
    57. Emperor's New Groove, The (2000)
    58. Adventures of Prince Achmed, The (1926)
    59. Asterix et Cleopatre (1968)
    60. Fantasia 2000 (2000)
    61. Transformers: The Movie (1986)
    62. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
    63. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
    64. Snoopy Come Home (1972)
    65. American Tail, An (1986)
    66. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The (1977)
    67. Song of the South (1946)
    68. Boy Named Charlie Brown, A (1969)
    69. When the Wind Blows (1988)
    70. Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, The (1949)
    71. Brave Little Toaster, The (1988)
    72. Mad Monster Party (1969)
    73. Fox and the Hound, The (1981)
    74. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
    75. Anastasia (1997)
    76. Rescuers, The (1977)
    77. Plague Dogs, The (1983)
    78. Phantom Tollbooth, The (1970)
    79. Land Before Time, The (1988)
    80. Emperor's Nightingale, The (1951)
    81. Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
    82. Titan A.E. (2000)
    83. Perfect Blue (1999)
    84. Ninja Scroll (1995)
    85. Great Mouse Detective, The (1986)
    86. Powerpuff Girls Movie, The (2002)
    87. Aristocats, The (1970)
    88. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
    89. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
    90. Lord of the Rings, The (1978)
    91. Three Caballeros, The (1945)
    92. Allegro Non Troppo (1977)
    93. Hercules (1997)
    94. Bebe's Kids (1992)
    95. Treasure Planet (2002)
    96. Last Unicorn, The (1982)
    97. Streetfight (a/k/a Coonskin) (1975)
    98. Adventures of Mark Twain, The (1986)
    99. Fire and Ice (1983)
    100. Black Cauldron, The (1985)
     
  2. Dome Vongvises

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    This list doesn't even have La Blue Girl, so it automatically sucks.
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    Where's G.I. Joe?
     
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    James T said:
     
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    Well I don't like all of those, but I don't see any serious omissions. Obviously I disagree with some of the ordering. And I realize they may not be films, but I think that there are some animated shorts that are superior to some of what's on that list (such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph, Wallace & Gromit, etc.)
     
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    The people who made this list should be embarassed.

    Hand-drawn animation has been around almost for a century, and they pick a CGI film as #1.

    While CGI has its merits, it's all done with computer imaging...films such as Fantasia and Snow White are totally hand-animated...

    And I'm appalled by how the South Park movie is so high on the list. How anyone could vote more for that than Yellow Submarine is beyond me... I guess if a sequel is made, that'll be even higher.
     
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    Okay...interesting list, hmmm I would have put both Fantasia and Akira at equal number one.

    Final Fantasy is my favorite CGI movie and would be in my top 10.

    I think Dinosaur deserved a place in the top 100, better than a lot of these.

    The biggest omission is the classic anime Wings of Honneamise.

    And where's the much maligned Atlantis: The Lost Empire? What the hell is a powerpuff's girl movie?

    ps.I have 71 of the 100 listed animated films in my collection, and 54 more that missed the list, most of them anime.[​IMG]
     
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    I agree that some of those movies should be in the top 100, but not with their placement so much.

    And personally, I don't care if a movie is CGI or hand-drawn. Either way, it's made from scratch through pure creativity.
     
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    Hmm a good list, I've seen a surprising majority of these, but even as someone that knows very little about foreign animation, this seems very western Biased. all the major Ghibli releases are included as well as Ghost in a Shell and Akira, but I'd be surprised if there aren't more Japanese movies that are better than some of the bottom twenty five at least. It also is pretty heavily weighted towards recent films, while I won't argue the pixar films (Bugs Life, while excellent was a weaker effort and should be nearer where Antz placed) height on the list, I do think that Shrek, Chicken Run, Roger Rabbit and South Park are all too high. I'd knock nighmare before christmas down to about 25, a great film, but there are better ones.

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    TOY STORY at #1 and BAMBI at #14 behind trash like SOUTH PARK. Whoever put this list together is clueless. I like IRON GIANT but there is no way this film rates above the likes of BAMBI. These guys have zero sense regarding the history of animation. THE PLAGUE DOGS at number 77 behind the likes of BUGS BUNNY/THE ROADRUNNER MOVIE (a compilation of butchered shorts) and TRANSFORMERS:THE MOVIE. NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD is completely missing off this list and POWERPUFF GIRLS:THE MOVIE, a blown-up version of a TV cartoon, is on it? F#$%, I can't handle reading anymore of this brutal list.
     
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    Can't take this list seriously. It's too American base. Wings of Honneamise, one of the best anime movie of all-time is not even on the list.
     
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    Where's MY BEAUTIFUL GIRL, MARI (from South Korea)? It should definately be ahead of a lot of other titles on that list.
     
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    Why this list is total crap:
     
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    I've seen 68 of these and many I'm not so fond of. For instance, Thief and the Cobbler and Anastasia beating Three Cabelleros? At least Thumbelina isn't on the list.
     
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    Who made this, anyway?
     
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    I agree that the CGI/Handdrawn is a lame concern. People who make a CGI movie work just as hard as hand drawn. I mean, hand drawn backgrounds are great and wonderful but an equally impressive CG background takes as much time to create. And the "animation" portion of handdrawn is mindless stuff with drawing the same picture, slightly different. Sure, there is artistry but the real artistry is laying it out, the ideas, the story, the character/production design...all of which is the same process for both CG and hand drawn. The in-between stuff is no more artistic or invigorating in either platform. This isn't done by the real movers of the show...I mean, Chuck Jones didn't hand draw all his cartoons. He drew one frame in how many? 20? 100? 1000? The in-between guys did the rest. That said, content and order of those films have a lot to be desired. Oh well. If a lists got to be made, it's got to be made.

    Maybe HTF should release a top 100 of animation??


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    The Theif and the Cobbler is the "Magnificent Ambersons" of animation. In the current 1995 release form, it's a bastardization. Disney has been rumored to have been restoring the film back to the original cut. If you saw the workprint of the film that Richard Williams prepared, it could easily be one of the greatest animated films ever.

     
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    While I don't think the compilation movies have a place on that list, the shorts are actually fairly complete. I think a few edits are made, but they were done by Chuck Jones, himself. I still prefer the original shorts, sans the new footage.
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    Maybe my memory is failing me or maybe it is because I watched the original shorts so much as a kid, but everytime I tried to watch the BB/RR movie I was left with the impression that the shorts had been cut up. It could have been just the way they were strung together in an attempt at some sort of "narrative". The whole thing always struck me as "choppy". It is unbelievable that it ends up on a list of the top 100 films in the first place, but to be placed ahead of such films as these, for example:

    35. Secret of NIMH, The (1982)
    36. Peter Pan (1953)
    37. Cinderella (1950)
    38. Ghost in the Shell (1996)
    39. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    40. Prince of Egypt, The (1998)
    41. Antz (1998)
    42. Animal Farm (1955)
    43. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    44. Alice (1988)
    45. Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1996)
    46. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

    It just goes beyond the pale. I would like to know who picked these and what criteria they used. BTW, I agree with you regarding your earlier comments about CGI vs hand-animated. The fact that almost all new animated feature films are CGI just indicates to me that making a CGI film is less time consuming and less expensive, overall, than making a hand done film.

    Picking a CGI film as #1 has more to do with being bedazzled by technology than whether the story rates as the all time best.
     
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    I don't see any reason to be biased against CGI animated films because they haven't been around as long as traditional animation. As a matter of fact, Toy Story genuinely IS the best animated film I've ever seen, and that stems not just from the wonderful look that the CGI lends to the film, but from the story, the voice performances, the writing and every other aspect that makes a great film. It's a timeless classic.
     

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