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Your Favourite Animated Film

Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 10:49 by Helen O'Hara in Empire States
Your Favourite Animated Film

In this month's Empire, as part of our Ratatouille coverage, we staff members had to nominate our favourite ever animated movie - a tough choice if ever there was one. I plumped for Toy Story 2, which I still maintain is better than the (sublime) original, and which I'd argue is probably the greatest animated film ever made.

But it's still a total Sophie's Choice. Finding Nemo bears the distinction of being the only film ever to make me cry before the opening credits. Belleville Rendezvous came out of nowhere and blew me away, Akira's mind-blowing, Spirited Away is magic in cinema form and Who Framed Roger Rabbit boasts one of my all-time role models, Jessica Rabbit (let the debate about whether that qualifies begin).

And then there's Sleeping Beauty, with that gorgeously angular spin on traditional Disney and Maleficent, one of history's most deliciously malevolent villains (she gets to say the line "So much for true love!" which should be a requirement for all Disney villains, but that's an entire blog in itself), and Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles, and The Iron Giant, and the criminally underrated Lilo & Stitch, and the wonderfully sinister Monster House, and the puppet movies like Nightmare Before Christmas and Team America and all that flawless, fingerprinted Aardman claymation.

So it's a tough call. But the point of this particular post is to open it to discussion. What are your favourites? And which of us are you going to ridicule for ours?

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1 theram05
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:15
Loved Spiritted Away, but The Incredibles wins it hands down for me.

2 charltni
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:23
South Park Movie! END OF DEBATE!

love a bit of Lion King tho.....

3 swordsandsandals
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:36
Dang it, I was going to start a list in lists and top tens, but you clever Empire staffers beat me to this discussion. Maybe i'll post one anyway...

4 Kadaj
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:37
Oh God, don't make me choose!

But My Neighbour Totoro would definetely be up there, it's an incredible film. But The Incredibles is just.....perfect. It's a mix of everything I love about film.

By the way, does anyone know how to get rid of that blue line at the top of the screen, when you're watching a Ghibli movie on DVD?

5 Andi
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:39
Nightmare before Christmas hands down, so wonderfully dark, funny and original, but with the more traditional animation, it has to be Finding Nemo, made me cry too!

6 jamesbondguy
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:46
Grave of the Fireflies. The best Ghibli film of all- intensely moving and an incredible experience. A must-see for anyone, the film is as powerful as they come, and ranks in my top 10 films of all time,.

7 Leomuse
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:47
Porco Rosso. It's just wonderful.

8 Crawford Jazzhands
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:02
It has to be Animalympics. I used to love this as a kid, I'm sue it would still stand up today.

9 mattchoman
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:19
Too many good ones to call but The Incredibles would be very high up there, hopefully Ratatouille will too. Dumbo is a stone cold classic as well!

10 Hekla
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:20
I'd also like to give my vote for My Neighbour Totoro. It's just... wow.

11 mattchoman
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:22
Actually there are so many good animated films out there it's impossible to choose. I would consider myself a Disney fan per se but when you look at most of their output, what's not to like? Robin Hood and Sword in the Stone are also up there.

12 gandalfsbeard
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:44
Has to be Shrek no question

13 MTFlanders
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:45
Extremely tough to call a definite favourite.

The first two Shrek films would be right up there for me - extremely funny and appeal to such a wide audience.

Anything by Disney and Pixar - especially Toy Story 2 (agree that it is superior), Monsters Inc and The Incredibles.

Loved Akira, but Japanese animation still scares me!

Don't think you can really have Team America in the same category, but still awesome.

And lets face it, who doesn't have a thing for Jessica Rabbit? Oh...just me then.

14 thumper82
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:51
not only are lions king of jungle Disenys Lion King is the king of all cartoons with Disneys Robin Hood a close second and finally Hoodwinked 3rd much funnier than any Shrek

15 livewire
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:51
So many greats but shrek is the outright winner for the simple fact that i know the jokes are coming but it still makes me laugh very time. it just has that quality that no matter how many times you see it, it doesn't get boring.

16 punchdrunk
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 12:52
Akira(possible spoiler) - The characters are complex and so real and the story is incredible and scary. It lingers in the mind for months and years after. The most unplesant death ever in a cartoon where Akira crushes the young girl in it's body mass!!

17 Allan
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 13:11
Picking a favourite from Pixar's output is hard enough. Let alone Disney's. While Dreamworks films have been entertaining they're Happy Meals compared to the banquetttes that John Lassitters crew produce. Shrek just doesn't have the re-watchability of Monsters Inc in my humble opinion.
Top Five in no real order would probably be: Jungle Book, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Spirited Away and South Park: The Movie.

18 Gareth Walsh
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 13:12
I'm ready for the inevitable scorn that may be poured on me for this, but....Aladdin is the last great "typical" Disney movie and works so well. Honourable mentions to The Jungle Book, Shrek 2, The Little Mermaid and The Incredibles...but theres your winner.

19 chargomp
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 13:14
As a 'pixar' queen, I have to maintain my allegiance and of their little gems I have to go with the underdog 'A Bugs Life' - the arrival of the DVD turned it into a beautiful masterpiece of greens and blues; the characters are loveable and the script is utterly quoteable. It stands a multitude of watchings- trust me, I know- I have a 5 year old!

20 Fanboyslayer
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 13:21
I'd have to vote for Toy Story 2 and A Nightmare Before Christmas. Both just perfection as far as I'm concerned. There's loads more that I love too but these I can happily sit through again and again.

I'd also like to put in an honorable mention for Monster House which I just watched and thought was awesome. Can't understand how that got beat at the oscars by Cars

21 McGuffin
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 13:24
Kadaj
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:37

By the way, does anyone know how to get rid of that blue line at the top of the screen, when you're watching a Ghibli movie on DVD?

I take it you've got a Pioneer DVD player? Either way, you need to go into set-up and turn off 'display angles'.

My Favourite is Toy Story by-the-way.

…but, lots of love for Toy Story 2, Incredibles, Jungle Book, Aladdin and Spirited Away! Not seen Ratatouille yet though!

22 Mad Dog Tannen
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 13:56
Not a fan of Pixar. Almost every film of theirs is identical, and never more than an enjoyable watch. That's my opinion, anyway.

My favourite animated movie is The Lion King. Gigantic, full-blooded cinema. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. I mean, the ghost of Mufasa appears in the clouds, for Christ's sake!

23 popcornadict
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 13:58
The only possible contender for best animated movie ever is The Emperors New Groove, perfection and then some, plus it has some of the best quotes of any move ever!
Nightmare Before Christmas is brilliant, and Toy Story 2 histerical but neither of them has Yzma and Kronk. Nuff Said.

24 Old_Pyrate
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:04
As already noted by Fanboyslayer above, Monster House is absolute brilliance (a mere four stars from Empire was a crime but the Oscar snub in favour of Cars was a total outrage). If you haven't seen it already, do so immediately!

25 supergrover
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:10
Sad to see only one other person so far has mentioned The Iron Giant. Hands DOWN my fave. I'm a huge Ghibli fan, Totoro, Spirited Away and Porco Rosso especially but it had to go to The Iron Giant....... Can Brad Bird do no wrong? The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille (apparently) and the good, early years of The Simpsons.. For those who haven't seen The Iron Giant: Get it, watch it again and again Gets better each view)

26 jimibadboi7
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:28
Has to be Spirited Away...or My Neighbour Totoro from Ghibli!

Pixar....Toy Story and Toy Story 2!

Burton... 'Nightmare' and Corpse Bride! roll on Frankenweenie!!!

27 Ambition
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:34
The Incredibles! I seem to know so many people (over the age of 18) who love that film. And in light of Toy Story 2s prime example, I'd love to see an Incredibles sequel, who's with me?

"Behold, the Underminer! I am always beneath you, but nothing is beneath me!"

Haha.

28 James1235
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:44
Team America?
Is that really animated though?
If not it's a toss up between Lion King and South Park

29 Glass3005
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:48
Alas, I haven't seen as many Studio Ghibli or anime films as I would have liked, so I will have to stick to your usual Hollywood films.

So:
Finding Nemo, straight at the top. Closely followed by Lilo and Stitch. Then Robin Hood (Disney's anthropomorphizing version). Favourite from childhood, that.

And then Emperor's New Groove ("He's got that sissy stringy music thing"), South Park, Lion King (the version without 'Morning Report'. Didn't like it on stage, don't like it in the film).

30 Evil_Bob
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:54
Akira is nothing compared to the Comic books. The plot of the movie makes no fucking sense whatsoever.

31 Ethanial
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 14:55
Ratatouille topped them all, but it was Toy Story before, that has to be THE most watchable animated flick ever.

32 DorianAsh
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:10
Kiki's delivery service you fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

33 shool
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:15
Yup Toy Story. Classic

Also like Wallace and Gromit though. Wrong Trousers rules.

34 Richy T
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:18
I love Monsters inc. and reckon it is the best, just such a fun film and so heart warming. Special mentions go to Spirited Away, Jungle Book and everything else ever made by Pixar.

35 yarnage
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:20
Oh god. Why would anyone ask this question? Are you some kind of sado-masochist? Yeah, you like that doncha..

..anyway. I think having a favourite is difficult, but the ones that work on more than one level are the ones that really appeal to me - like Emperor's New Groove, Finding Nemo, Lion King.

Also, Studio Ghibli is just beautiful (I want a catbus).

36 norman365
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:28
I know you wanted one, but here's my top ten (sorry but it's took me 20 mins sitting here to try and get it down to this many, still can't believe some of the things I've had to leave out :-))...

1. Millenium Actress
2. Kiki's Delivery Service
3. Finding Nemo
4. Pinocchio
5. Toy Story 2
6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
7. Whisper of the Heart
8. Beauty and the Beast
9. Spirited Away
10. The Incredibles

37 Gaspode
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:37
Does nobody care for the trouser-dampening funnied wonderment of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit??

38 adamharvey
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:38
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Snow White? Without which most of the above probably wouldn't have existed?!

Aside from that, go with The Incredibles, The Emperor's New Groove, Nightmare Before Christma, Jungle Book and Toy Story 2.

And since when was Finding Nemo a 'more traditional form of animation'?

39 claudemg
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:44
for me it has to be Beauty and the Beast from the 'traditionally animated' genre - it's mature, beautiful to look at and the music is sublime. the opening narration is so haunting that gives me chills and by the very last frame u just know u watched a masterpiece.

from the computer animated genre then, Pixar spoil me for choice - toystory, toystory 2, the incredibles....but i would have to say that my favourite is Finding Nemo because it is artistic in both visual tone and theme. it's very moving too! i got goosebumps more than once in this and i hardly ever experience that anymore.

whichever u choose i think u will all agree with me that Pixar has re-injected "movie magic" into our lives.

cant wait to see Ratatouille!! (and this is only something i would say in the 'disney years').

40 Tookeyboi
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 15:53
Top 5 Animated Films are:

5. The Lion King
Poignant, every song is brilliant, a joyous film

4.Toy Story
Is better than 2 in one way. This film has real darkness, whilst 2 doesn't have such a deep understanding of its villain.

3.The Incredibles
Fun fun fun

2. Finding Nemo
Totally Dude! This movie kicks ass, radical

1. Bambi
Simply amazing, brings tears to my eyes every time

41 AquaDragon2K
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 16:02
Dang, picking your favourite animated film is like trying to pick your fave song of all time.

Now I know I'm gonna miss off some, yet this is my top ten:

Beauty & The Beast
The Incredibles
Monsters Inc.
Dumbo (cry everytime Dumbo goes to see his locked up mum!)
Aladdin
The Lion King
A Bug's Life
Toy Story
Chicken Little
Finding Nemo


42 Bruce Vain
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 16:10
The Animatrix.


Okay, kidding, but one must admit that some sections are underrated. 'Matriculated' resolved the thematic thread of the Matrix better than the sequels did.

43 raclements
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 16:32
Why the hell did it take 38 posts before Snow White was mentioned??

Anyway- Totoro, Jungle Book, The Incredibles (the best superhero movie ever made), Lion King and Fantasia, which is pure, wonderful animation as artform.

44 Greg Andrew
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 16:44
always got time for a great cartoon in my old age, but i would plump for Disney's Robin Hood, just for the childhood memories.


45 alimac
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 17:01
It's got to be Toy Story nothing beats it i watch it every time when it's shown on tv even though i am now 18 i still love it it's just great
Toy Story 1

46 Beckymonster
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 17:25
You want us to nominate just ONE animated film?!!

I have that trouble trying to narrow it down to one per animation studio, let alone one over all. Oy!

Can I pick one per 'type'? Yes? Okay!

'Traditional' - Beauty and the Beast. One of my all time favourite films and the only animated film to ever be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (Silence of the Lambs won in the end) A masterpiece from beginnigng to end.

'Computer animated' - I want to cheat and say 'anything by Pixar' but I shall go for Rataouille, which I saw at both the Edinburgh Film Festival and the BFI at the weekend. It deserves every one of those five stars. Trust me on this.

Stop Motion - Wallace and Gromit - Curse of the Wererabbit. Sheer genius. Roll on 'Trouble at t'mill'!

By hecky that was hard!

47 BoDixen
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 17:28
Right now: The Incredibles

48 chrysalisloall
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 17:36
Flushed Away has to be best I have seen, so British and the only film with loveable slugs. Incredibles is a worthy second, with Aladdin third though I have not seen many of the traditional disney films like Beauty and the Beast.

Anything by Pixar rocks, and I am so excited about WALL-E, bring it on!!!

Also all Aardman stuff is genious, both studios spend so much time on their work it shows.

49 chaddiver
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 17:39
Why has no one mentioned THE SIMPSONS MOVIE? I think some people don't recognise how great it is because they are used to having the TV show. Imagine if that movie came along before the tv show, people would have been blown downtown. second is TOY STORY/TOY STORY 2.

50 Bushman
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 18:35
Damn you Empire and your cunningly crafted questions! How am I supposed to get any work done when such vexed questions continue to plague my mind? Well, here I go at some answers: my prize for grown-up animated feature is a toss up between Akira and the perhaps less well known Doomed Megalopolis. As for movies with a broader age appeal, that's much more difficult! I loved both Toy Story films and The Incredibles. Antz and A Bug's Life often don't get the credit they deserve. Monster's Inc for me is the high water mark of CGI features. But, I'd have to give the prize to Watership Down. I've seen it God alone knows how many times but, it still has the power to effect me and I always make time to watch it whenever it gets repeated.

51 sidios
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 18:43
This is a really tough choice!
Honestly, it can only be Pixar! While there have been many classics over the years (The early Disney, Ghibli, etc) Pixar have strived for & for the most part created perfection. I haven't seen Ratatouille yet, but of their output so far - Cars & Bugs Life are probable their weakest offerings, and most wannabes can only dream of achieving that kind of standard.
Monsters Incis fantastic, but would still fall behind Finding Nemo, Toy Story & TS2, but I just think (no matter how much it pains me not to have picked TS2) that THE Greatest Animated Movie (of All Time!!!), just has to go to The Incredibles - The Ultimate in story telling, visuals, creativity & those 'Incredible' characters.

Outside of Pixar, worthy mention must go to Aardman (Wallace & Gromit / Flushed Away) and for the quality Disney (The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin), Spirited Away, Akira and definitely Roger Rabbit is allowed.

52 cydonia
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 19:07
I'd have to say my favorite is NEON GENESIS EVANGELION - end of evangelion

it makes you laugh, cry and think its one hell of a movie!

53 tomlagar
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 19:45
Hard to choose, but for me it comes down to three:
Toy Story
The Lion King
South Park The Movie

54 plum bob
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 19:51
I suppose my top 5 would have to be:
1) The Lion King
2) Toy Story
3) Finding Nemo
4) Shrek
5) Antz

(Who framed roger rabbit would b no. 1 but i didn't know if it would count)

55 jamesrave
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 20:51
Sorry to pixar but the best animation so far has to be the fantastic Beauty & the beast, Its just great, and the songs are all memorable, the ballroom dance was breathtaking and still is to this day, and who can forget my particular favourite line:

MAURICE, The Baguettes, hurry up!

Beauty and the beast, hands down.

56 Kadaj
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 21:13
Actually Monster House was beaten by Happy Feet?!?!?! at the Oscars, which I believe is an even bigger outrage.

Cars isn't THAT bad people.

57 alimac
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 21:25
You know it's amazing that one of my all time favourite movies has Tim Allen in it

58 giddig
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 21:32
Iron Giant! Oh yes. Brad Bird you little genius you. They animation style is ace.the little period details are quality. The Giant is brilliant. Have seen it loads but still get choked every time at the end. Very VERY underated.

59 Manjaser
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 21:37
Wow, tough decision. Here goes though, 5 of my favourite animated movies in no order:

1. The Incredibles
2. Akira (Can somebody who isn't Manga UK please release a proper version of this with the original Japanese sound and accurate subtitles in a nice package? Nobody cares about the damn English dub)
3. Beavis & Butt Head Do America
4. Toy Story
5. Ghost In The Shell 2

60 Kadaj
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 21:59
Oh, Special Mention has to go to Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

The quality of animation is incredible, a proper fanboys' wet dream.

61 Rogue
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 22:42
Toy Story because when I saw it i was still at the age where i believed toys did come alive and I believed it more so after seeing it. Part of me still says they do!!

Spirited Away is the best foreign animation...great story and the animation is totally charming and breath taking.

62 the anomaly
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 23:16
Too hard to say just one;
Princess Mononoke, The Incredibles, The Lion King, The Iron Giant, Toy Story, Monsters Inc and I will stop there!
So many others I think are great but those are my favourties. Considering I am meant to say one I think thats enough.

63 dunkah
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 23:40
Time Masters.

64 melissagobel666
Posted on Thursday October 11, 2007, 23:59
Ghost In the Shell, Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children

65 Eregian
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 00:00
The Iron Giant, The Lion King or Ratatouille! All obvious movies, but man, what great films. Special mention for Monsters Inc in what must be the most original premises with fantastic set pieces as a result...

66 Duckers
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 00:38
The anarchist in me says "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" is the best animated film, but I can't deny being swept away by "Pinocchio" and "Bambi", even now. "The Iron Giant" is certainly a modern classic. But for me, "101 Dalmations" is a firm favourite. I love the stylised animation and the urbane voicings given to the characters. Cruella De Ville is a memorable screen bitch. And the pioneering xerox technique saved the animators much time drawing spots on dogs - groundbreaking in its day!

67 benskelly
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 08:08
Where's the love for The Little Mermaid? Still my favorite of that period when Disney had a resurgence in classic animation. Great musical score. The Lion King is a very close second after it. Of the Pixars I rate them in this order: Toy Story, The Incredibles & Ratatouille (tie), A Bug's Life, Cars, Toy Story 2. Just don't have the love for Finding Nemo or Monsters Inc, too kiddie for me finally. And I still think that The Wrong Trousers was Wallace & Gromit's greatest moment.

68 peterelson
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 08:19
My favourite is Disney's Beauty and the Beast, although Spirited Away was glorious, and I'd have to include several of the early Disney films in any list of 'Best Ever Animations' - Snow White, with the single most scary transformation scene in kids' films as the Queen turns into the witch, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, plus a few of the Disneys from the 1990s, when to my mind the studio had something of a resurgence in the quality of its films - Aladdin, Little Mermaid (but I still can't get used to Jo Brand as the octopus villain, Ursula). Anyway, that's my two pennyworth.

69 soldier 1
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 08:30
Transformers: The Movie
:D
seriously though, it's a close call between Toy Story 2 and The Incredibles.
Actually, The Incredibles just shades it on account of Boundin'

70 swordsandsandals
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 09:35
Vote now people! I've set up a thread for the greatest animated films of all time, so we can get a definitive list of what us forumites think. You can find it in Lists and Top 10s Forum

71 vamos
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 10:30
Is a re-evaluation of "The Iron Giant" due about now?

The whole world knows how great Brad Bird's recent films have been, but for sheer warmth and magic, there's something about the style and grace of that flick which I adore.

I will always remember how great "Ghost in the Shell", "Belleville Rendezvous" and "The Little Mermaid" were too upon first watch.

72 pikey
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 10:30
It HAS to be Lion King.
Its simply just beauty, a perfect film. The opening sequence stirs your blood like none other and continues on to be both halarious and moving.
Incredibles is best CGI just for "the car and the boy on the bike" sequence and wallace and gromit is just class. WHAT OH.

73 Beefy101
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 10:37
Tales from Earthsea & Spirited Away
Iron Giant
Akira
Monsters Inc

There my fav's, never been a disney kid.

Howl's Moving Castle on a sunday morning with a hangover.

74 adamharvey
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 10:44
forgot all about the Pixar shorts... so my favourite is For the Birds. Simple idea, brilliantly executed. Makes me laugh every time!

Do all the Looney Tunes/Warner Bros. shorts count? Bully for Bugs, The Rabbit of Seville, for example...

75 blaydon roth
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 11:02
As it has been said before,there are to many contenders but my list would include the snowman ,a wonderful piece of british animation that shows that dialogue isnt everything. and also tim burtons nightmare before christmas which gave a beautiful noir twist claymation.
and although not techniquly a movie the clone wars cartoons deserve a mention too.

76 russtaman
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 11:05
Disneys Robin Hood, The fucking singing rooster.

77 blaydon roth
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 11:06
oh forgot to mention the fantastic fleicsher superman cartoons of 40's,also Batman mask of phantasm!

78 jotaylor
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 12:42
Sword in the Stone, without a doubt. Having said that, picking your favourite animated film is a tough one. There's Princess Mononoke, Belleville Rendezvous, Finding Nemo, Iron Giant, you could go on and on. I agree that Lilo & Stitch is criminally underrated, it's one of my favourites. Must admit to having a soft spot for Bedknobs & Broomsticks aswell. Does that count as it's only half animated? Angela Lansbury rules.

79 Joshi
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 13:15
Beauty and the Beast... Beauty and the Beast...


Beauty and the Freakin Beast!


Sorry. I'll leave now.

80 beancounter
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 13:35
The animated film that has made the biggest impression on me was 'When the Wind Blows' (Raymond Briggs). I remember everyone leaving the cinema in utter silence.

For entertainment, though, it has to be Monsters Inc.
Or maybe Toy Story 2.
Actually it has to be The Incredibles.
No, Monsters Inc.
*sigh*

81 mcbabsi
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 14:36
For me it will always be "Lilo and Stitch" - because Stitch is such an ugly, terrible and destructive character BUT Lilo loved him anyway...Now that is something that I, as an adult, can relate to!

82 Troopeford
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 14:57
Incredibles is brilliant, as if finding nemo, but toy story 2, just amazing, way better than the first one, jesus christ I havent seen that in a long time, I need to watch it, toy 2 bloody rocks man! Favourite animation film ever!

83 Yorkshire Tic
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 15:54
Toy Story (what a great film that is)

I remember having to watch it for the first time in a lecture theatre as part of my degree studies. My parents were right when they said "enjoy university, it doesn't get any easier than those days". That's unless you end up writing for Empire. (Surely, the most cushy job ever).

I'm not bitter though......... Ok, I admit it. I'm sick of working for the NHS. I want to watch films for a living.

See, just the mention of Toy Story has turned me into a spoilt child again. That's how good a film it is, it has that kind of power.


84 willchadwick
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 15:59
My favourite animated film. I would be very hard pressed to choose but my top 3 are:

1) The Lion King
2) Toy Story
3) The Incredibles

85 chargomp
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 16:07
Best renderd? well has to be some of the Cars characters. Being a car designer I would have to say that.

Donkey from shrek is the funniest.

And dont get me started on how funny Buzz is when he runs.

But MOVIE?????? Incredibiles!!!!!!

86 kerz
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 17:03
It kinda has to be toy story for it's simplicity and general brilliance, the sequel was very, very good but because it was a sequel the concept wasn't as exciting. Other contenders would be Spirited Away and Wallace and Gromit.

87 chaddiver
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 17:18
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE!!!!!!!!

88 cluesy
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 17:20
My number one will always be Chicken Run but Wallace and Gromit came close. CGI films like Ice Age and Finding Nemo were great, though and for some good traditional cartooning The Lion King is brilliant.

89 Daneyol
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 18:20
Barefoot Gen wins it for me. It will stay in your mind forever.

90 gegsuranus
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 18:39
"Maleficent, one of history's most deliciously malevolent villains (she gets to say the line "So much for true love!""

I may have missed this line in Sleeping Beauty, but I definitely know that Ursula in the Little Mermaid said this line, just as she is about to finish off Ariel, but instead is skewered by a ship.

I can't decide on my favourite animated film. I'll have to think about that one

91 born_dead04
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 18:57
Monsters Inc. definitley wins my vote for best animated film. One of my all time favourites and definitley a herat warming, romp of an animation.

92 alimac
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 19:40
I am sorry but Toy Story is the greates animated film out there nothing is better than it

93 general_potatoface
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 20:08
Pinocchio is so magical. It's an absolute masterpiece.

I'll do a top ten.

1. Pinocchio
2. Belleville Rendezvous
3. The Lion King
4. Beauty and the Beast
5. Dumbo
6. Lady and the Tramp
7. Aladdin
8. Toy Story (1 and 2?)
9. Bambi
10. Spirited Away

94 Balian of Ibelin
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 20:22
How about Wallace and Gromit or Flushed Away? The best animated film has got to be British!!!

95 billythehick
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 21:01
Helen's made my choice incredibly hard by listing off all those films.
tella wat: i'll list all the alleged classics that i haven't seen yet
The Incredibles
Ratatouille
Beauty and The Beast
Princess Mononoke
Grave of the Fireflies
Howl's Moving Castle
Ghost in the Shell
Sleeping Beauty
Dumbo (saw it once when i was about five, so it counts)
Bambi (ditto)
Belleville Rendezvous
Lady and The Tramp
The Aristocats
Toy Story 2
Pinocchio
Cars
Monster House
The Iron Giant

A list like that would probably be enough to fill a week of unmissable mattinees.
out of what i've seen, there's no clear-cut winner but my faves are:
Akira
Alladin
Finding Nemo
The Powerpuff girls movie.

WHAT? WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT?!

96 chaddiver
Posted on Friday October 12, 2007, 23:14
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!

97 watching85
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 01:06
Thankyou for noting Lilo and Stitch. I love this movie. I think it is gorgeous but the critics seemed to hate it for reasons I just don't see.

My choice would be between:

-- Spirited Away
-- Beauty & the Beast

But there's such a high standard of animation flicks out there it's hard to choose.

98 alimac
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 02:18
Fuck i forgot about Akira i d say adult Akira Family Toy Story

99 s02bf16c
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 02:22
I really loved Laputa: Castle in the sky.
I'd also have Monsters Inc and Princess Mononoke in there, they're brilliant!!

100 Movie_Obsessed2k6
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 06:46
As a guy, I never was much into animated movies, but even I have to say Toy Story 1 and 2 were brilliant.

101 Foxbaloo McCloud
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 11:34
Hello all.
My favourite movie ever is an animated classic.
Akira
It's full of comments and ideas and has some awe inspiring set pieces (the biker fight with the Clowns and Tetsuo's freakish transformation at the stadium being just a few of many. It's both full of despair on our insane desire to be God and on how political corruption wrecks everyone lives no matter what they do and it's also filled with love, hope and humour too. And it helps that it has a fantastic soundtrack too.
Othe favourites are The Jungle Book (one of the inspirations of my name on this site), The brilliant homage to Superheroes, Ken Adams, and all things cool about the 80's and 70's - The Incredibles, Disney's Robin Hood, and finally Spirited Away. The film that you can lose yourself into and it's beauty and innocence that warms your heart and soul in this world of Gorno and bland, nihilistic actioners and trillers.

102 c4darkmane
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 11:56
Well my Fav Animated film will Always be Transformers. That Breath taking moment where Optimus Prime Rolls into AutoBot City and Single handedly turns the tide, Sacrificing himself in mortal Kombat with Megatron!


Till all are one!

103 Hekla
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 12:32
Oh, have to add one, although most of you probably wouldn't put it into the list: Watership Down. There's a good movie, animated or not.

104 Edward Nygma
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 14:41
Being a Tim Burton fanatic I have to say my all time favourite animated film has to be The Nightmare Before Christmas, a masterpiece by any standards. As far as Disney goes my favourites include the classic Aladdin and the ever underrated Alice in Wonderland. Spirited Away and Antz are also faves.

105 Angusto
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 16:14
It's a tough call for me but personally I'd have to say Toy Story simply because I was 4/5 when it came out and has been such a big part of my life. It has developed from a favourite kiddies film into an active inspiration.

However yesterday in clearing out my loft I came across a video of 'Antz' and discovered that in fact it is absolutely brilliant! Perhaps hasn't gone down as well as other animations due to it's lack of confidence in what audience it is trying to reach but it manages to create an incredibly colourful world and I would definitely reccomend a second watch.

Obviously being a Bristol boy I have to mention Aardman and I think they need crediting as being one of the leading animation companies in terms of quality story above all else.

However I belive Pixar is far in a way the best animation studio in terms of sheer brilliance and a flawless track record of hit film after hit film...and they are all incredible.

106 alimac
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 20:23
Toy Story 1 and 2 are the equivalent of The Godfather 1 and 2 of anime films

107 Baldrick
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 20:48
Great debate, and some great choices above. I adore Wallace and Gromit, Toy Story is amazing and the original Disneys still blow me away with their heart and soul. But here, today, my favourites are The Iron Giant, Ratatouille, and The Corpse Bride.

108 fakeshemp
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 21:20
I'm torn between a few so to make it easier on myself I will separate by genre, for 'traditional' animation its The Lion King, I still get that smile when the first beats of Circle of Life kick in over the rising sun. CG, have to agree Toy Story 2 did what only Godfather 2 managed before it and its to out do its predecessor in every respect. and claymation its easily Were Rabbit which has everything that is great about british cinema existing inside of it while also giving us the ever brilliant acting of Gromit the Dog, that dude can convey more emotion with one brow-lift then Freddie Prinze Jr. can in his whole body and he's a focking puppet to boot. so kudos to the animators for that job.

109 chaddiver
Posted on Saturday October 13, 2007, 22:04
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

110 Gimli The Dwarf
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2007, 01:44
Monsters, Inc would get my vote

111 Nalfeshnee
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2007, 15:36
so so hard to choose, though my faves would have to be disney' aladdin, steamboy, and nightmare before christmas. though of those i really cant say which i prefer and im sure im missing something out!

112 flumpman
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2007, 15:56
Without a shadow of a doubt "The Iron Giant" is the best animated movie of all time, nay, it is actually one of the best movies of all time (currently resides at number 4 on my personal top ten between Donnie Darko and, errrr, Never Been Kissed)

113 KennyM
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2007, 16:04
Not read every comment but The Jungle Book doesn't seem to be getting much love. Great characters in Baloo, Bagheera, Kaa and the sinister Shere Khan, not to mention the scouse vultures! It's also got the greatest Disney soundtrack. I did love Monster's Inc and The Incredibles though, they are the best two of the modern animation films.

114 alimac
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2007, 18:34
I have to admit i love the Jungle book specially the class song The Bare Necessities

115 Foxbaloo McCloud
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2007, 18:49
Got to add another fave and many have suggested this one and I can't believe I forgot it.
The Iron Giant.
I love that film. Before Brad Bird joined Pixar and made The Incredibles and Ratatouille he did this cult classic - no a classic on it's own right. Like Pixar's choices for voice talent this too is voice casting from the left field, but so perfect. As the film is set in the 50's Harray Connick Jr is great as the beatnick artist, Jennifer Aniston has that 50's housewife feel to her voice, and Fraiser's dad John Mahoney is superb as the General of the 50's U.S Army. Plus Vin Diesel making fewer noises as possible as the Giant, is always a good thing. Nah I'm joking he's alright when he's trying to be Arnie.
I'm not a guy that sheds many tears no matter what's happened, I admit I shed a few when the Iron Giant, living his dream of being Superman, meets his end. Only that and Draco's death in Dragonheart can do that.

116 dEMiRR
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2007, 19:35
i like nemo

117 fierce-hairdo
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 09:23
Team America isn't animation. It's live-action puppeteering.

But you're right about Toy Story 2 - Sheer Genius.

118 DorianAsh
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 09:26
I said Kiki, Kiki, KIKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

119 flipthetop
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 11:32
Lilo and Stitch!!!

A beautiful and hilarious film with amazingly simple animation. If you don't get all teared up when Stich turns to Lilo and says, " Ohana! No one gets left behind - or forgotten!" then you have no soull

120 hi
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 13:56
Shrek has got to win hands down!! No matter how good toy story or any other animated film is, shrek and donkey have to top the list - classic brilliance!!!

121 Teamwak
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 14:25
It was Toy Story 2 until I saw Ratattouille!!!

God, that movie is so damn good!

122 Heidi80
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 16:27
Hmmm....difficault choice, but I'd say Beauty and the beast, My neighbour Totoro or Spirited away

123 rabid ducky
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 17:28
well, funnily this is one of my projects at school and so i made a list of the top ten animated films ever made. so here it is! please note: my opinion may very well be biased due to my anime fandom but anyway
1. AKIRA
2. Iron Giant
3. The Nightmare Berore Christmas
4. Princess Monoke
5. Spirited Away
6. Aladdin
7. Fantasia
8. Ghost In The Shell
9. Barefoot Gen
10. Snow White
well, its just my opinion and i doubt anyone will read this but animation really is one of my favourites when it comes to films.

124 Tig
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 20:33
I really feel that you can't go wrong with Jungle Book. Wonderful stuff!

125 Indran
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 21:33
I Just saw Ratatouille and it was unbelievably good, one of Pixar's finest to date. I came out of the theatre feeling content that there was still some purity in modern animation.
To me, Spirited Away is so good it's hardly fair to count it amongst other cartoons; it transcends animation.
Best of the best:

Traditional (cel) Computer Animation Stop Motion
Spiriterd Away Toy Story Chicken Run

America: The Lion King Britain: Watership Down Japan: Spirited Away (closely followed by Princess Mononoke)

The Rescuers Down Under is memorable for having one of the best beginnings of any cartoon, and being the only good Disney sequel. Tarzan, Hunchback and Lilo and Stitch are flawed but excellent.
Some underrated greats: The Secret of NIMH, Basil the Great Mouse Detective... and the original Ralph Bakshi The Lord of the Rings. I saw it from a young age and it stayed with me, a technical marvel for its time...shame the fools didn't finish it! One of cinema's worst crimes, besides Eragon and not showing the Quidditch World Cup in HP4.
P.S. If Babe was animation, which it sometimes feels like, it would be the best.

126 phoenix5ns
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 22:06
Hummmmmmm I'll have to go for Toy Story ......... Pixar's first demostration of genious and creativity ..... and also cause' I luvvvvvvvvvvvvv the characters.

127 DanCurley
Posted on Monday October 15, 2007, 22:11
What!? No Legend of the Overfield!?
I remember watching Castle in the Sky on the TV when I was a kid. Just had an endearing magic to it that stuck with me and I didn't find out what it was called for some ten years later when DVDs and the web kicked off- need to watch it again though to see if it's still "lovely".

It has to be Toy Story 2 in the end, the standard of writing is so high it makes Sergio Leoni's storylines look about as sophisticated as some Garfield ghastliness...

128 JamesDeanAddict
Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2007, 00:39
(Had a blog earlier, disappeared somewhere...)But anyways, my absolute all -time favorite would have to be "The Little Mermaid," and then "Beauty & The Beast."

The tunes in there are so catchy and heartwarming and heartbreaking. Honestly, I think the films' composer, Alan Menken did a great job with it. He knew exactly how to pinpoint the characters' emotions through each part of the movie, and to be able to tap into the viewers' emotions in getting them to understand what the characters are going through, it's absolutely genius!

It's even funnier sometimes picturing Menken like Sebastian, when he's playing maestro to the sea creatures during "Under the Sea," or like Lumiere, conducting the utensils and candlesticks while entertaining Belle in "Be Our Guest."

I loved Menken's work even more when I got to see the musicals of "The Little Mermaid," or " Beauty & The Beast." It's amazing to watch these films come to life, and be able to experience the wonder and magic in person, while watching the characters so passionately sing and act out the films.

I even saw the trailer to "Enchanted," and I can't wait to see it because I also found out that Menken's composing it. It looks pretty awesome and hilarious, especially watching a fairy tale princess, attempting to survive in NYC circa now, and the fact that Dr. McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) and James Marsden (as prince charming) are also cast in it, doesn't hurt either, lol!

129 KnickKnack
Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2007, 00:51
Top 5:

1. Spirited Away
2. The Incredibles
3. Iron Giant
4. Princess Mononoke
5. Toy Story
6. Monster's Inc.
7. Finding Nemo
8. Ghost in the Shell
9. Castle in the Sky
10. Toy Story 2
11. KnickKnack - if Pixar shorts can be counted too. :)

130 miketang99
Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2007, 07:22
Usually i have a nap for lunch but this subject peaked my interests so much that i couldnt contain my energy for such a topic. so many films and genres i think it unfair to label all animation as the same! films like; Hercules and Emperors new groove (as funny as Aladddin!) and lesser promoted disney fairs such as: Kronks new groove rate amongst some of todays best!
old classics that have now been replaced, charlottes web (the original) forgotten: Animal farm, watership down can bring a tear to even the coldest of hearts!
great action of yester year such as: flight of dragons, the secret of Nimh (the orginal talking rats!) and ferngully!

but of course everyone refers to Toy story, incredibles, shrek which are great but the classics are on par with these.

my personal faves are:

1. Transformers the animated movie (i pretend that bullshit from Bays arse never happend)
2. The Iron Giant
3. Street Fighter 2: the animated movie
4. Curious George
5. Monster House
6. Ferngully
7. Osmosis Jones!
8. Happy Feet
9. Nightmare before christmas
10. Flight of Dragons (altough it hasnt lasted the test of time it helped fuel my immagination as a kid)

Animated shorts:
1. Wallace and Grommit: The Wrong Trousers
2. Animatrix
3. Knick Knack
4. Flat World
5. The Lady and the Pigeons (the dark short from the director of Bellville)
6. +1, -1
7. The cat came back
8. Riddick: Dark Fury
9. Wallace and Grommit: a Close Shave
10. erm need to get back to work.....

all the japanese stuff would need to be done properly to give it true justice but that would be a list for another lunch time!

131 pattm001
Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2007, 11:59
My favorite animated films? Easy.

1. Has to be Hercules. I don't honestly know why. It just does.
2. Aladdin
3. Finding Nemo. Name me one person who doesn't laugh when the blowfish puffs up.
4. Spirited Away.
5. The Lion King.
6. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
7. Monster House. LOL.
8. Does 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' count? Oh well. It's a half-animated so I'm counting it because I get hysterical with laughter when I watch it.
9. A Bug's Life
10. Monsters Inc. The secretary looks like my Sixth Form Director. Who's a mna by the way.

Oops. You wanted Top 5. Sorry

132 Paulie Wallnuts
Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2007, 19:28
1.Toy Story(The Godfather of anime films)
2.Akira
3.Toy Story2
4.Bambi (I cry every time i see it)
5.Aladdin

133 popcornadict
Posted on Wednesday October 17, 2007, 13:28
1. The Emperors New Groove (Instead of remaking classics like Halloween why oh why wont someone re-do Kronks New Groove!?)
2. South Park The Movie
3. The Full Metal Alchemist Movie
4. Howls Moving Castle
5. Toy Story 2

134 Flow
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2007, 13:47
For the art, the musical score, the characters (it could have been called Prince Ashitaka!) it has to be the epic Princess Mononoke from Ghibli and Mr Miyazaki. Over Laputa, Porco Rosso, and Howl's Moving Castle... just about.

Honourable mentions for Cowboy Bebop, The Transformers Movie (''Arise Galvatron..''), and Wonderful Days. re.. modern stuff, Findind Nemo's story arc is peerless, as is the Incredibles - flawless tone and pacing.Spot on Bruce Vain re; the Animatrix - some segments were beautifully done.

Yet to see Ratatouille and Iron Giant, but Brad Bird's movies and the mighty Miyazaki's should soon be allowed to contest the main prizes at Oscar time etc, as they and some others have outgrown the category.

135 coljohnmatrix
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2007, 21:16
Surely it's not just me who thought that The Incredibles and Monsters Inc. were both a bit shite?

Love the other Pixar films that I've seen though (Toy Story 1 & 2, Finding Nemo)

136 03wills
Posted on Saturday October 20, 2007, 19:35
toy story was pretty cool

137 03wills
Posted on Saturday October 20, 2007, 19:36
oh no akira great animation andninja scroll

138 mozzy_gal
Posted on Saturday October 20, 2007, 22:36
In no particular order:

The little mermaid
Toy story
Happy feet
Finding Nemo
Snow White
The Lion King
Beauty and the beast
Dumbo(makes me cry when he goes to see his locked up mum)
Bambi(made me cry like a friggin baby)
The incredibles
Jungle book
The Aristocats
Lady and the tramp
The fox and the hound
Shrek 1 & 2



139 Juliette
Posted on Sunday October 21, 2007, 17:36
1 and 2. Aladdin and The Little Mermaid
3, 4 and 5. Hercules, The Snowman, Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers.

140 kellymburgess
Posted on Sunday October 21, 2007, 20:56
This is so difficult. I suppose the easiest way to do this would be to categorise Old Disney, New Disney and then Pixar could have a whole category to themselves, followed by an 'Other' category.
With Old Disney, the choice doesn't necessarily become easier. I love Dumbo for the sheer emotional hold it has over me. I am almost crying now just thinking about it. Plus, Pink Elephants on Parade is awesome. Then come childhood favourites Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone and Sleeping Beauty among so many others. They remind me of lazy Sunday afternoons.
New Disney marks a special period for me. Having spent my childhood watching videos as cinema suffered (our town didn't have a cinema anyway), The Little Mermaid was the very first film I saw on the big screen when we moved back to the big city. However, while this and Beauty and the Beast are absolutely magical, the prize for me goes to The Lion King. This is not only one of the top animated films, but rides high among my top films ever. So powerful; like so many before me, the goosebumps have come up just thinking about it.
As for Pixar, again the choice is so hard as we have been spoiled. While I love Toy Story and Finding Nemo, I think my favourite would have to be Monster's Inc. I think I like this primarily as a result of the special relationship between Sully and Boo, but the whole thing just looks amazing and I love the sequence where Sully faints when he thinks Boo has been through the trash compactor. Plus, special mention has to go to the short, For The Birds - brilliant.
As for my 'Other', there are so many out there that I have to still see, Akira and Spirited Away on my current 'Must See' list. So, my favourite has to go to Watership Down for traumatising me enough that I still can't see it without ending up as a quivering wreck in floods of tears. Bright Eyes... anyone? (Sob)
Prize for the worst has to go to Shark Tale. If that is even what it is called. I don't remember...

141 kellymburgess
Posted on Sunday October 21, 2007, 21:07
Wait a minute... what about animated shorts? Like the old Goofy 'How to' cartoons, or all of the Road Runner ones ever. Or when Bugs and Elmer Fudd do Wagner. 'Spear and Magic Helmet!!'
Plus, no Christmas is complete without The Snowman.
You have really started something here Helen...

142 Tookeyboi
Posted on Monday October 22, 2007, 13:00
After recently watching Ratatouille I have come to the conclusion that Pixar Studios have finally lived up to their potential and have come up to the same level as the Walt Disney films of the the 30's,40's and to an extent the fifties. Ratatouille is the crowning glory, and for my money challenges Bambi as the best animated film ever.

I have tried to decide which era produced better films, so made two lists.

DISNEY

Bambi
Dumbo
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Fantasia
Pinocchio
The Lady and the Tramp


PIXAR

Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Monsters Inc.
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Ratatouille


Formidable Lists. Which do you think is the better though?

143 dfurness1
Posted on Monday October 22, 2007, 15:21
Surely disneys The Jungle Book deserves to be right up there with the greats. It has the best set of original songs ever commited to film and was a 'buddy' movie long before riggs and murtaugh.

144 euan
Posted on Monday October 22, 2007, 21:59
Don't think I could pick just one but I'd like to give a special mention to Belleville Rendez-Vous. Imaginative, funny, beautifully drawn & animated. It's one of those films that really deserves more recognition.

145 joanna likes films
Posted on Monday October 29, 2007, 13:54
I love Cartoon movies ever since I was little, I adored Disney and many others. I'm not sure if I have a fave one but I do like Howl's Moving Castle and the other Japenase cartoons. My fave Disney one has to be between Lady and The Tramp or Beauty and the Beast, romantic with meaning.

146 BigStew
Posted on Friday November 2, 2007, 10:16
I must admit i am surprised about the lack of mention of some of the classics animation movies . Maybe some of you dont understand movies or you just go with the crowd . Here is my top ten :

1 - Madagascar
2- Shark Tale
3- Shrek
4- Fox & Hound
5- Pinnochio
6-Lady and the Tramp
7-Tom and Jerry
8-Chicken Run
9-Garfield
10-The Jungle Book

147 BigStew
Posted on Friday November 2, 2007, 15:33
In addition to my point above i have been asked by my friends to explain my choices for this top ten .
Madagscar is my number one due to the story being very realistic and there is also a connection with the animal characters.
Shark tale and Sherk offer great comedy moments which is important in animation.
Fox and Hound is one of Disneys finest and goes into great detail of social skills which can be learnt by kids .
Pinnocho and Lady and the Tramp are just super stories told which get the cinema crowd involved in the film
Tom and Jerry will always a favourite of mine and you always need a great comedy duo in a top ten .
Chicken Run is in due to some great work done by the directors on some scenes.
Garfield is an icon around the world and shouldn't be ignored by any list.
The Jungle Book has a great soundtrack which kids and ADULTS dance and sing along to.
This might be controversial to some BUT i dont go along with popular films which everyone must like.

148 Macavity
Posted on Friday November 2, 2007, 16:33
10- The Iron Giant (1999)

Probably the least known (amongst the mainstream) film in this list, "The Iron Giant" is definately Warner Brothers' best animated film. It demonstrates an amazing range of emotion and depth. Its' anti-guns approach proves touching and brave for a film straight out of hollywood.

9- The Nightmare before Christmas (1992)

A gothic classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a delightfully unconventional take on the festive film. Danny Elfmans' score deserves mention for its catchy songs and atmospheric score. It's a wonder this hasn't found its' way onto Broadway yet. Despite an initial slow performance in cinemas, "Nightmare" has found itself a strong audience in the years since, with IMAX releases becoming an annual treat.

8- Bambi (1942)

Featuring one of the most heart breaking moments in cinema history, "Bambi" has survived as one of the Disney studios greatest achievements. To truly appreciate Bambi as the work of art it is compare it to any (Pixar efforts excluded) talking animal features of the last 10 years. A beautiful film with an honest and strong story.

7- Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille is without doubt a great Pixar film, second only to "Toy Story" (there's a side thought that it's actually better but I feel it may be too soon to consider that). It is also Pixars' best looking film, with gorgeous depictions of characters, locations and of course, food all setting the screen alight with colour and charm. The story itself is a fantastic concept that will no doubt lend itself well for viewings for generations to come. An instant classic and also the most recently released entry in this list.

6-The Lion King (1994)

The Lion King features some of the most amazing art Disney has ever commited to screen. Its' box office achievements set the benchmark and took years to better. Perhaps it's only real flaw is the fact it is so grand and over the top. Memorable songs and characters (with Jeremy Irons' surly turn as the villianous Scar stealing every scene he's in) ensure the film as a classic. The African landscape provides a perfect backdrop for the Shakespearean proceedings while also twisting into dramatic stages flush with colour and light for the musical numbers. The films pacing is helped no doubt by some of the most thrilling action scenes (including the awe-inspiring wilderbeast stampede) in western animation. Mufasas' death is just as powerful as it was when the film was released 13 years ago.




149 Macavity
Posted on Friday November 2, 2007, 16:43
5- The Jungle Book (1967)

Walts' last film was also one of the best. Boasting some of the best songs ever made for film, "The Jungle Book" is an astounding achievement. The film also features the best voice cast for any animated film with fun performances and songs from radio stars Phil Harris and Louis Prima. George Sanders and Sebastian Cabot also deserve mention for their efforts in bringing the big cats Shere Khan and Bageera to life. The character designs set a benchmark for further disney films to follow with Khans' structure clearly influencing the look of nearly all "The Lion King"s' cast.

4- Watership Down (1978)

Beating "Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were Rabbit" (2006) to being the Best British Animated Film, "Watership Down" is a childrens film that dares to provide a darker view of the world. A film that's aimed at children that deals with themes of death and violence in a mature way is only to be applauded. As with all the films in this list "Watership Down" features lovable characters but what separates it from the others is that it takes those characters and goes in directions with them that other animated features wouldn't dare. And is Kehaar the seagull not the best wise cracking sidekick of all time?

Hazel: Are you hurt?
Kehaar: Kaah kaah!
Hazel: If he's hurt, maybe we ought to help him.
Bigwig: A bird? What for?
Hazel: We....help....you.
Kehaar: Piss off!

Donkey, eat your heart out.


150 Macavity
Posted on Friday November 2, 2007, 16:45
3- Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (1995),(1999)

Toy Story is a revolutionary film, kick-starting the new wave of computer animated films that have dominated the 2000s while also maintaining that the story and characters remain the most important ingredient. It could be argued that Toy Story 2 is a better film but the first deserves the credit for introducing the characters and techniques on such a high note. The film manages to appeal to a wide audience thanks to its use of convincing characters that aren’t so black and white (a factor not often used in animated features) that we can all relate to.

2- Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The only animated film ever to get a “Best Picture” nomination, “Beauty and the Beast” is Disney’s best. In the 1990s Disneys’ animation skill reached its peak (with Pocahontas being the best looking Disney effort yet). “Beauty and the Beast” utilized this, combining it with a timeless story, great characters (the beast being an antagonist who manages to be worthy of both fear and sympathy at the same time) and an astounding music score, which was put to good use on the stage production.

1- Spirited Away (2001)

A film that manages to carry out on its titles’ promise, “Spirited Away” manages to actually whisk you away on its epic yet personal journey. It’s a film that makes you feel like you’re 8 again with the bizarre world and characters providing a completely overwhelming experience. There's an air of uncertainy that haunts the film as the films' antagonist and audience are never sure of whom to trust. "Spirited Away"s' characters and story defy the standard formulas that plague the majority of western animations and this only adds to the over-all enjoyment of the audience. Miyazaki has honed his craft to perfection over the years and "Spirited Away" is a testiment to his genuis and skill. At the end of the day when you walk out of the cinema doors "Spirited Away" has offered you one thing that the majority of other (live and animated) films cannot and that is the feeling that you've actually experienced something.



151 Macavity
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 13:16
*Sorry for the glaring grammar mistakes I've made above. If I could I'd go back and edit them.

152 nogz
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 18:37
South Park movie!!!!

153 **pirate_queen**
Posted on Saturday November 10, 2007, 21:33
It's so difficult to choose! I think the best are (not in order of preference):

The Lion King (AMAZING!)
Dumbo (a drunk elephant who sees pink elephants and can fly, genius!)
Finding Nemo (Dory, the sharks and the turtles crack me up!)
Toy Story (obviously)
Spirited Away (brilliantly obscure)
South Park (offensive, funny and has the best songs ever written!)

I also think Bambi is amazing even though I can no longer watch it as it is just too sad. A beautiful film and a must see but should be watched with tissues at the ready.

154 merlin247
Posted on Wednesday November 14, 2007, 20:55
I have to say that after reading everyone's posts ive got to agree, big hand to all the features mentioned above, special favourites for me personally include, Sword in the Stone, Sleeping Beauty, Iron Giant, Fox and the Hound, Rescuers(either one), Toy Story(again either one), Watership Down, Basil the Great Mouse Detective, Spirited Away... The list probably won't end for me!! I love pretty much all animated features acroos any genre or type or however you want to label them. Did want to just throw another one in the mix for people to think about, Metropolis, the animated one? Definately up there for me. This is great for all us older kids!!

155 Killstopher
Posted on Thursday November 15, 2007, 22:09

10 Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Aardman are fantastic and this is their best film to date

9 Beauty and The Beast
Arguably the best animation for any Disney film.

8 The Iron Giant
Perhaps the most under-rated film ever.

7 The Lion King
It's Grrrrrrrrrrrrreat! (oh wait, its LION king, nevermind)

6 Akira
Strange but compelling story with fantastic visuals.

5 Toy Story
The birth of modern 3D animation, although the story would have been great in
any medium.

4 Monsters Inc.
Definetley the funnyest Pixar film i've seen (embarasingly have not yet seen Ratatouie)

3 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Gothic-farytale-musical, what more could you ask for?

2 The Jungle Book
Great characters and even better songs.

1 Nausicca Valley of the Wind
Find it and watch it!

156 DanCurley
Posted on Friday November 16, 2007, 10:05
I'm with kellymburgess - I'm still unable to watch Watership Down without bursting into tears. Think it might be a neurological reaction to remembering the good life as a child when you didn't have to pay rent, rather than me feeling upset about cartoon rabbits being splattered under tires. Your eyes weren't bright enough my rabbitous friend.

157 LukeDobson
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2007, 22:01
Hmmm. If you'd said "Favourite classic Disney cartoon film" then I would have answered Peter Pan.
However, I'll have to say Toy Story (1 and/or 2)...or Howl's Moving Castle...or South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut...or...I can't think of my favourite! There's just too many really good ones! lol

158 SamuelFPalmer
Posted on Friday December 14, 2007, 15:18
Such a hard choice and I still have Akira and Spirited Away to watch at home (not got round to it yet). I will have to say, as of right now Finding Nemo. What a great film. Honourable mention to South Park, both Toy Story films, Aladdin and of course The Lion King.

I think I sense a themed movie weekend coming on....

159 SamuelFPalmer
Posted on Friday December 14, 2007, 15:19
Oh! And the Nightmare Before Christmas.

160 Angusto
Posted on Saturday January 5, 2008, 19:02
I'm just going to add to this as I have since seen Ratatouille and I believe it to be the most incredible and beautiful film ever made.

161 meno36
Posted on Wednesday January 16, 2008, 17:24
1. The Incredibles (All round perfection)
2. South Park (All round laughing)
3. Toy Story (All round ground-breaking)
4. Beauty & the Beast (All round Disney)
5. Team America: World Police (All round cheating as Its not animated, but
who cares, its so funny I nearly threw up)

162 David Banham
Posted on Tuesday January 22, 2008, 14:40
The Incredibles. All other animation leaves me cold!

163 Seannybo
Posted on Tuesday January 29, 2008, 19:59
Got to be Beauty and the Beast....Gaston is perhaps the greatest animated character ever... Aladdin and the Incredibles comes a close second....

164 rayhiggins
Posted on Wednesday February 6, 2008, 11:38
The Iron Giant remains the only film to make me tear up in front of my family. I was 19 at the time.
Apart from that, The Lion King and Laputa: Castle of the Sky get taken out for a spin in my DVD player more often than most live-action DVDs I own.

165 dantheman123
Posted on Wednesday February 6, 2008, 13:49
Tricky this, because on the one hand you've got classics that stand the test of time; new films you only saw and appreciated as an adult; and ones you saw when you were tiny that might not stand up now, but mean a lot to you... so: in absolutely no order of preference:

- Emperor's New Groove
- Aladdin
- Toy Story
- Toy Story 2
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (damn right it counts!)
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
- Yellow Submarine
- Animalympics
- Watership Down
- Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

Anyone else remember that last one?

Also looking forward to WALL-E. It's shaping up like a zany 2001: A Space Odyssey for kids!



166 bbX1138
Posted on Saturday February 9, 2008, 21:31
A Goofy Movie. Woefully underappreciated classic, with a gorgeous art style, brilliant songs, and a great script that perfectly captures the trials of adolescence.

167 mystra
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 15:01
hmmmm my faves (in no particular order!!)

Monsters Inc - Pixar's best so many original characters, in a completely original setting, I have the book of the making of the film and as an animation design student it just wows me how much they put into this movie, not just for the flawless look of the animation but the design of the story and characters, its so funny too!! could watch it over and over! oh and i love the title sequence with the doors, its genius

Jungle Book - The best disney alongside 101 Dalmatians for me. Great story great characters... the songs are brilliant too and i'm not a huge fan of the whole Disney songs thing... you can see how the designers and animators spent time around real animals when u watch Bageera move thru the trees, flawless

101 Dalmatians - HOW HAS NO-ONE MENTIONED THIS!!!?? such a stylish film, has one song in it and its a good one.the animation is stylish and flawless, great character and set design... i love the story (well the treatment of dodie smith' story) can't wait for its release on dvd next month!! oh and Disney's best title sequence!!

Ratatouille - wasn't sure about how this was gonna be, after Cars i kinda lost a bit of faith in Pixar, so i missed it at the cinema, but have watched it and i totally regret not seeing it on the big screen! fantastic film, great story and characters... makes u wanna go to Paris!!

Spirited Away - gorgeous animation, so imaginative, like nothing I've ever seen!!
Wallace and Gromit: curse of the were-rabbit - i love all the Wallace and Gromit shorts, and this film proves they can do it in a full length film!! charming characters, and proof that successful animated feature films these days doesn't have to be CGI!!

Aristocats - a sweet story, nice characters ( i love the two dogs!) and a fun story line, great title sequence too actually, another under-rated Disney classic!


168 mystra
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 15:14
more . . ..

Madagascar - possibly one of the most stylish CGI animated films actually. one of the first CGI animations to attempt a more cartoony stretch and squish style, its a fun story with a great cast, its great to see CGI animal characters that have more effort put in to a wacky looking style than creating lifelike animals with cartoon eyes ( ie Disney's The Wild)

Spongebob SquarePants the Movie - hilarious, ok i know its just a long episode really but spongebob is just so stupidly childish and funny... however i think the bit where they are at the ledge of that abyss thing and that big eel-monster thing rises out and back in is quite stunning!

Princess Mononoke - beautifully animated and great story, some of the best animated sequences i've seen, but its not light entertainment, its a pretty heavy going film and quite long so its not for some

Toy Story - the first CGI animated feature, but its remembered for more than that, its remembered as a great animated buddy movie, and i just love it. Toy Story 2 is almost as good only one thing spoiled it and its that bloody awful song that Jessie sings. god its just cringe worthy since when did Pixar put songs in like that what were they thinking!!!??

The Lion King - end on a spectacular note. its just brilliant, amazing to look at amazing story treament, amazing characters and beautiful sets, i love it so much. you can appreciate how Disney took a big risk showing Mufasa actually dying and being dead, i think he was one of the few Disney characters to be killed of who wasn't one of the bad guys and to be seen dead. makes me cry everytime. however, watched it on DVD and they added a song/scene "morning report". it is so crap i'm glad i only have it on video, its the most unnecessary and rubbish thing ever, you can tell its not Rowan Atkinson! please re-release it in its original form!!!

169 mystra
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 15:41
aaarggghh i read the other posts and load more pop into my head!!!

Aladdin - great story, songs are good too i love the genie, one of the Disney's best characters and Jafar's a great villan can't wait for it to come out on DVD again one day!

Belleville Rendezvous - how rude can't believe i didn't mention these work of art. Proves that u don't need much dialogue to make a classic!

Robin Hood - Disney's animal version, underrated and its hilarious!! theres a fat scottish chicken that takes on an army!!!

Star Wars Clone Wars - should be watched on DVD, so u can appreciate them fully rather than the tiny snippet episodes they were broke down into. ok so not technically a film. so stylish and amazing, Mace Windu kicks arse in the bit where he fights it out with a whole army of droids its breathtaking!! oh and Anakin vs Assaj Ventress.. the rain on ligthsabres and tension!!! and Yoda has a goat to ride on !!!

Samurai Jack (premiere movie and all the episodes) beautiful, great story and action with little dialogue one of the best looking animations ever made, yet has lighter moments as well as heavy

so the worst... Shark Tale... shit looked stupid and had a rubbish story line and relied on the the big name cast too much to get ppl to watch.. haven't seen Cars yet, but they just look stupid, how cud Pixar design them with goofy windshield eyes? when u can see that headlights have always been treated as a facial feature.. ask anyone! oh and all the stupid sequels to Disney's amazing classics that should never be touched. leave them alone!!

right i'm gonna stop writing essays on here and do my own animation work!!!

170 mystra
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 15:43
ok ok one more can't believe i left out my least favourite film ever. i have never turned an animated film off until i watched Robots. It's poo for want of a better phrase!!

171 labyrinth4eva
Posted on Saturday March 8, 2008, 18:15
This has taken a CRAZY amount of time for me to put together-its been bothering me all week, and now ive finally had my last ephiphanhy and am posting this just before i go out! yes im THAT sad! i did my dissertation on Disney so this is a big deal.............

Ok here goes.......and my reasons..........(had to do top 10 cos i couldnt bear to leave anything out!)

10) Land Before Time (ok ok i know, but it IS my childhood plus ppl always cry!!!)
9) The Incredibles cos their Incredible
8) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (i guess its debatable as to its classification but it still looks amazing today, plus two words, Jessica. Rabbit)
7) Belleville Rendevous. (Never did i imagine a cyclist would be interesting!)
6) Emperors New Groove (Three words "No touchy" and Kronk!)
5) Bambi (In memory of his mother!)
4) The Little Mermaid (cos it changed a company forever!...plus Scuttle)
3) Ratatouille (.........DID YOU SEE IT??!!!!)
2) Toy Story 2 (superior sequel, Buzz, nuff said)
1) DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM DUUUUUUUUUUM
Spirited Away (I feel slightly bad for betraying my beloved Disney but everytime i watch this film im blown away not just by the animation but the story itself! its insane but beautiful all at the same time!....it was promoted here by John Lassiter so i feel slightly better)


172 ilovechickflicks
Posted on Monday March 10, 2008, 19:59
there are soo... many animated films that i love so i am going to give my top 10...(in no order)
-ratatouille
-the incredibles
-beauty and the beast
-bambi
-beowulf (i think this counts)
-lion king
-shrek
-shrek2
-shrek3
-finding nemo

there you are......tell me what you would add etc...

173 OPtimusPrIMEruLES
Posted on Monday March 31, 2008, 16:17
batman mask of the phantasm. best animated film ever to hit screens

174 rudega_roulette
Posted on Saturday April 5, 2008, 21:27
Watership Down, Heavy Metal & Castle Of Cagliostro

175 samuel scissorhands
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2008, 12:26
for me its got to be the nightmare before christmas. which i think is also the best musical

176 natziaras
Posted on Wednesday May 7, 2008, 16:17
If anyone has ever seen WIZARDS whilst toking on the waky tabaccy then it beats by light years anything else. It has it all and a little bit more!

177 skatebkp
Posted on Thursday May 8, 2008, 17:40
grave of the fireflies or any lupin the third film

178 fang
Posted on Thursday May 8, 2008, 21:18
I remember both Bambi and Peter Pan having an effect on me as a kid when I first saw them on the big screen. But now, if I had to pick one film that really blew me away I would have to say it would be 'Appleseed: Ex Machina' - the first official movie was mind-blowingly great, but it didn't have heart, this I thought had heart, and you got a real sense of a living, breathing world - just like 'Blade Runner' gave us, no small feat - even moreso when completely artificial.

ps: Is it bad that I actually liked the Ralph Bakshi Lord of The Rings movie? *grins*

179 thing_2
Posted on Tuesday May 13, 2008, 08:36
1. Finding Nemo
2. Beauty and The Beast
3. Lilo & Stitch
4. Nightmare Before Christmas
5.Lion King
6.Ratatouille

I CANT CHOOSE!!!

180 snadfack
Posted on Tuesday May 13, 2008, 15:44
Has anyone mentioned Nausica of the valley of the wind? It's just unbelieveable. Nobody dare bad mouth it! When common-folk laugh because I like watching these animations, I just feel like smashing their faces in.

181 sam2
Posted on Sunday May 25, 2008, 10:44
RATATOUILLE. Brilliantly animated, moving, delectable.

182 R W
Posted on Tuesday May 27, 2008, 15:22
By far the greatest pieces of animated cinema are the works of Hayao Miyazaki, particularly 'Spirited Away' and 'Laputa: Castle in the Sky'.

183 trevorc187
Posted on Tuesday June 3, 2008, 18:19
The Iron Giant.
Possibly not the best I've seen but easily my favourite.

184 Rayn Belmont
Posted on Monday June 16, 2008, 16:48
Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Live action cross or not, it is unbeatable.

185 Hellen
Posted on Tuesday June 17, 2008, 20:21
Howls Moving Castle

186 Bond
Posted on Wednesday June 18, 2008, 13:17
MY TOP 5 ANIMATED MOVIES

1. WALLACE & GROMIT- THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
2. ALADDIN
3. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
4. THE IRON GIANT
5. TOY STORY


187 Gordy
Posted on Thursday June 19, 2008, 08:17
I love The Incredibles, great story and amazing animation. I saw Kung Fu Panda recently, thought that was also good. To be honest, anything by Pixar is good...

188 phasetester
Posted on Sunday July 20, 2008, 13:21
1. Ratatouille
2. Anything with Wallace and Grommit
3. The Incredibles
4. Toy Story
5. Beauty and the Beast.

189 benskelly
Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2008, 08:15
Natziaras - Good call on WIZARDS. Thought I was the only one who remembered that one.

And I don't think it's too soon to add... Wall-E!!!

190 Ben Lee
Posted on Thursday July 31, 2008, 11:19
This is a pretty difficult question. The first animated movie that I saw, and the first film that I saw at the pictures, was Aladdin, a movie which I still adore. However, with so many other top-notch offerings such as Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio and any Pixar movie except Cars, it is extremely hard to choose just one film.

I think that I'm going to say Toy Story 2. It amazes me every time I watch it, and it also improves on its outstanding original.

191 Pepsi99
Posted on Monday August 25, 2008, 23:56
Beauty and the Beast - my all time favourite.An incredibly beautiful tale.
All Pixars & Disney's come a close second..
Yes, the (first two) Shreks are great, but can they really be described as classic?

192 kirk
Posted on Friday August 29, 2008, 11:51
WALL-E

193 EMac
Posted on Friday August 29, 2008, 15:32
so many to choose from but i think its got to be a studio ghibli film although i still cant decide which probably Howls Moving Castle, maybe nausicaa of the valley of the wind.

194 lamppost911
Posted on Saturday August 30, 2008, 16:17
ARR
very hard
ok her are my four
1 The Incredibles
2 monster house
3 lion king
4 Wallace and Grommit

195 I Miss Sunshine
Posted on Saturday October 4, 2008, 16:49
1_ Dumbo is my favourite EVER animated film, everytime I watch it I cry for about an hour after. Magic moments - the drunken hallucination and the Crows bit.

2_ Beauty And The Beast / Lion King / The Little Mermaid / Aladdin / The Jungle Book (I know I'm cheating here.....) - all the good Disney basically.

3_ Finding Nemo for genuine laughs and breathtaking visuals. (Wall-E may creep up here after second viewing.....)

4_ Spirited Away for being different. For being magical and fantastical, and for being the most accessible of the Studio Ghibli.

5_ Toy Story, without which we would never have had Monsters Inc etc.

6_ Lilo & Stitch, for quirkiness and comedy.

196 scottia2
Posted on Saturday October 11, 2008, 18:24
Okay, now don't hate me for this...

The Prince of Egypt

OR

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

OR

Mulan.

I'm pretty sure I'll be slagged to hell for those choices, but what the hell...

197 clickclickdrone
Posted on Friday November 14, 2008, 23:34
Toy Story 2 has to be my fave. I thought the first one was sublime but then along came 2....

198 mightyhypnotoad
Posted on Friday November 21, 2008, 12:08
@Beckymonster

Hate to burst your bubble but Beauty and the Beast was Disney studios first forray into digital animation.

The Transformers movie It's 90 minutes of pure adrenaline and hair metal. I still cry a little when Optimus Prime dies and I'm nearly 30. I'd have to go with that or Ratatouille.I love the Studio Gibli movies too but damn are they disturbing to young kids (you try explaining whats going on with the pollution monster spirit that eats everyone in the bathhouse to a 4 year old) Sleeping beauty should get an honourable mention for the sheer quality of the animation process, I'm also quite partial to the Korean animae Sky Blue and Final Fantasy Spirits Within should also get a mention for it's technical accomplishments- even thought the film plays like Aliens with all the fun bits removed. The original Superman animations from the 1940's are astounding even by todays standards and if you haven't seen them they're worth a look in just for the beutifully hand painted mattes. And yes the Iron Giant a thousand times yes that film was heartbreaking.

199 CUrraNT
Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2008, 08:43
Does Space Jam count? Hahaha - Ahahahahaha

200 hitchcock
Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2008, 09:13
nightmare before christmas....nuff said

201 ShadowStar
Posted on Saturday December 13, 2008, 16:38
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. It just goes above and beyond every other animated movie. The only flaw you could level at it is that it doesn't really spend much time introducing the characters to people who aren't familiar with the Batman Beyond TV show.

202 BrooksyTHX1138
Posted on Sunday December 14, 2008, 19:37
Grave of the Fireflies

Wall - E

Iron Giant!



203 Jakemasiti
Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2008, 17:09
its gotta be Akira its amazing

204 giveitsomepizazz
Posted on Friday December 19, 2008, 17:17
I have four all time favourite animated movies which are also at least in my top ten of all time movies ever:
Wall-E
Lady and The Tramp
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles

But there will always be a special place in my heart for Toy Story 1 which is by far superior than the sequal...(come on guys, get a grip). After all, if it wasn't for Toy Story 1 we wouldn't have all the wonderful animated films that we have now!

205 CIRVIRUS64
Posted on Saturday December 20, 2008, 01:53
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
4. The Lion King
3. Wall-E
2. Finding Nemo
1. Chicken Run

206 davelogan
Posted on Sunday December 28, 2008, 01:42
Hands down it has to be the Lion King. The movie that defined my childhood. I must have watched the movie every day for about 2 years. I watched it with my cousin justy a few days ago and we were both distruat over Mufasa's killing. Perhaps the greatest murder scene in film, so dramatic and so moving. It's a magical film.

I do agree that Toy Story 2 is better than Toy Story. But after the Lion King me and my sisters would have to go with Mulan. we just loved that movie.

207 Spectre800
Posted on Wednesday January 7, 2009, 10:43
GREAT queston ...

ok my list

the Incredibles

Toy Story 1

Bugs life/Ants not sure .the one with Chris Walken

Iron Giant

Final fantasy -advent children (Stunning)

just to mention a few

208 SUS13
Posted on Sunday January 11, 2009, 14:13
Hands down has to be Beauty and the Beast (Disney version of coarse) I could watch that film over and over and over again!
Although saying that there have been a few new ones recently that might be worth a mention such as kung fu panda and wall-e, and then there are some of the older titles that are just great as well such as the Iron Giant and of coarse who could forget Fern Gully. If you haven`t seen this film then shame on you!Even if you just watch it for the sheer comic genius that is Robin Williams(plays Batty Koda)!

209 Aaron Dodd
Posted on Thursday January 22, 2009, 10:40
Not only would I say that The Prince of Egypt and The Lion King are two of the best animated movies of all time, I would go as far as saying they are two of the best movies of all time, and that they can rightly boast two of the best soundtracks.

When I first saw the prince of egypt, I was ten years old; nine years and a few dozen watches since and I still love it. The animation is exceptional, from the breathtaking landscapes to the tightness of Rammeses face. The music is exceptionally powerful and moving. Jeff Golblum's performance is hilarious. Val Kilmer and Ralph Fiennes are Flawless in their scenes. I believe that the relationship shared between Rameses and Moses has not since been matched. Finally, in the scene where moses kills a slave driver, the chaos and music is phenominal.

As for the Lion King I'm surprised you didn't mention that in your own breakdown, Jeremy Irons' singing is chilling, which is perfect for Scar. Personally I avoid Matther Broderick at all costs, but even his performance deserves credit, the hyena's laughter is contageous, Mufasa's death is probably the biggest tear jerker, in my experience anyway, and Elton John's soundtrack was excellent, anyway I'm rambling now and doubt this will ever be read.

Just for the record I will not ridicule your choices. However, it's maybe worth noting I haven't seen all the film's mentioned. Personnally if I want to watch a film that is guaranteed not to dissapoint me, I'll pick up an animated film.

210 england_cmr
Posted on Saturday January 24, 2009, 19:51
Wall-e
Toy Story
The Lion King
Monsters Inc
Finfing Nemo
Spirited Away
My Neigbour Totoro
Castle in the Sky
Cars
The Incredibles
Ratatoille

and thas bout it

211 merlin247
Posted on Saturday January 31, 2009, 10:35
Ratatoille. Best film ever.

212 lukalaki
Posted on Monday February 9, 2009, 01:55
I personally think the biggest and best animated movie ever is 'Shrek'. You can't go past it. It was the first ever animated movie to win 'Best Animated Feature' at the Oscars. And plus the storyline and dialogue are some of the best ever written for an animated movie, and arguably cinema. Shrek is just a lonely guy who wants his privacy. We can all sometimes relate to that and Donkey just dosen't keep his mouth shut. Which is terrific because he absolutely deserves to talk. I can understand Princess Fiona's urge for a 'proper' prince and Lord Farquaad is mean as a mean, evil King gets. In addition I love the references to plenty pop culture.
Quite frankly, I think the answer for the best animated movie ever is solved. Case closed.

213 heeereeesjonny37
Posted on Wednesday April 8, 2009, 17:25
Finding Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres, speaking hale. Enough said.

214 Kyuzo
Posted on Sunday May 24, 2009, 12:23
Nothing can compare to whatever Pixar or Studio Ghibli can mix up! but my favourite has to be either The Incredibles or Porco Rosso!

215 dutchSith
Posted on Monday May 25, 2009, 13:08
It's very hard to choose an all time favourite. There are some that I like more than others.

toy story
grave of the fireflies
ninja scroll
The animatrix
The incredibles
Nightmare before Christmas
Alladin

216 Moviegoer93
Posted on Monday May 25, 2009, 21:21
toy story 1 and 2 by far!!!!!!!!!!

217 stephnpeter09
Posted on Thursday June 11, 2009, 22:22
All dogs go to heaven............nothin else comes close

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