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100 Greatest Animated Movies

Criteria: - Influence, Impact on Animated Cinema, Cultural Impact, Innovation, Popularity, Animation Quality. This list includes Animated films of all genres and styles, this includes: Standard Animated Films, CGI Animated Films, Stop Motion Animated Films, Rotoscope or Trace Animated Films, Live Action/Animated Films, R and X Rated Animated Films, Anime and other Foreign Animated Films, Made For Video/TV Animated Films.

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1. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs - (1937) (Disney)
2. Fantasia - (1940) (Disney)
3. Toy Story - (1995) (Disney/Pixar)
4. Pinocchio - (1940) (Disney)
5. The Lion King - (1994) (Disney)
6. Princess Mononoke - (1999) (Miramax) (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki) (Japan)
7. Bambi - (1942) (Disney)
8. Beauty And The Beast - (1991) (Disney)
9. Spirited Away - (2001) (Japan)
10. Akira - (1988) (Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo) (Japan)
11. The Nightmare Before Christmas - (1993) (Writer/Producer, Tim Burton) (Touchstone Pictures)
12. Sleeping Beauty - (1959) (Disney)
13. Who Framed Roger Rabbit - (1988) (Disney)
14. Yellow Submarine - (1968) (MGM/UA Studios)
15. Cinderella - (1950) (Disney)
16. Grave Of The Fireflies - (1988) (Wea Corp) (Dir. Isao Takahata) (Japan)
17. Dumbo - (1941) (Disney)
18. My Neighbor Totoro - (1988)
19. Finding Nemo - (2003) (Disney/Pixar)
20. Aladdin - (1992) (Disney)
21. WALL-E - (2008) (Pixar)
22. Animal Farm - (1954) (UK)
23. Fritz the Cat - (1972) (Ralph Bakshi)
24. Fantastic Planet - (1973) (Anchor Bay Entertainment) (Dir. René Laloux) (France)
25. Waking Life - (2001) (Twentieth Century Fox)
26. The Little Mermaid - (1989) (Disney)
27. Shrek - (2001) (DreamWorks)
28. The Iron Giant - (1999) (Warner Home Video)
29. Ghost in the Shell - (1996) (Palm Pictures/Manga Video) (Dir. Mamoru Oshii) (Japan)
30. Heavy Traffic - (1973) (Ralph Bakshi)
31. Monsters Inc. - (2001) (Disney/Pixar)
32. Song of the South - (1946) (Disney)
33. Up - (2009) (Disney)
34. Castle in the Sky - (1986)
35. Peter Pan - (1953) (Disney)
36. Watership Down - (1978) (Warner Studios)
37. Time Masters - (1982) (Image Entertainment) (Dir. René Laloux) (France)
38. Toy Story 2 - (1999) (Disney/Pixar)
39. James and the Giant Peach - (1996) (Producer, Tim Burton) (Disney)
40. The Triplets of Belleville - (2003) (Sony Pictures Classics) (France)
41. Ratatouille - (2007) (Disney/Pixar)
42. Kiki's Delivery Service - (1989) (Toei Animation) (Japan)
43. Coraline - (2009) (Focus Features)
44. Allegro Non Troppo - (1977) (Home Vision Entertainment) (Italy)
45. Coonskin - (1975) (Ralph Bakshi)
46. 101 Dalmatians - (1961) (Disney)
47. A Bug's Life - (1998) (Disney/Pixar)
48. Alice in Wonderland - (1951) (Disney)
49. Charlotte's Web - (1973) (Paramount) (Dir. Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto)
50. Tarzan - (1999) (Disney)
51. A Scanner Darkly - (2006) (Warner Home Video)
52. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - (1984) (Topcraft)
53. Whisper of the Heart - (1995) (Tokuma Shoten) (Japan)
54. The Phantom Tollbooth - (1969) (Warner Studios)
55. The Incredibles - (2004) (Disney)
56. The Secret of NIMH - (1982)
57. Ninja Scroll - (1996) (Palm Pictures/Manga Video) (Dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri) (Japan)
58. Lady and the Tramp - (1955) (Disney)
59. The Jungle Book - (1967) (Disney)
60. Perfect Blue - (1997) (Rex Entertainment) (Japan)
61. The Three Caballeros - (1945) (Disney)
62. Make Mine Music - (1946) (Disney)
63. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad - (1949) (Disney)
64. Fun and Fancy Free - (1947) (Disney)
65. Lilo & Stitch - (2002) (Disney)
66. Anastasia - (1997) (Twentieth Century Fox)
67. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - (1999) (Paramount Studio)
68. An American Tail - (1986) (Amblin Entertainment)
69. Metropolis - (2001) (Columbia Tristar) (Japan)
70. Ponyo - (2008) (Studio Ghibli) (Japan)
71. American Pop - (1981) (Ralph Bakshi)
72. Vampire Hunter D - (1993) (Urban Vision) (Dir. Carl Macek, Toyoo Ashida) (Japan)
73. Paprika - (2006) (Madhouse) (Japan)
74. Gulliver's Travels - (1939) (Fleischer Studios)
75. Hercules - (1997) (Disney)
76. Porco Rosso - (1992) (Japan Airlines) (Japan)
77. Antz - (1998) (DreamWorks)
78. Pocahontas - (1995) (Disney)
79. Howl's Moving Castle -(2004) (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki) (Japan)
80. The Land Before Time - (1988) (Amblin Entertainment)
81. The Prince of Egypt - (1998) (Dreamworks Skg)
82. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - (1996) (Disney)
83. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - (2003 U.S.) (Japan)
84. The Lord of the Rings - (1978) (Ralph Bakshi)
85. Wicked City - (1993) (Urban Vision) (Dir.Yoshiaki Kawajiri) (Japan)
86. The Brave Little Toaster - (1987) (Hyperion Pictures)
87. All Dogs Go To Heaven - (1989) (Goldcrest Films International)
88. Wizards - (1977) (Ralph Bakshi)
89. Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust - (2001) (Urban Vision Enterta) (Dir. Tai Kit Mak) (Japan)
90. Corpse Bride - (2005) (Writer/Director/Producer, Tim Burton) (Warner Bros.)
91. Gay Purr-ee - (1962) (Warner Studios)
92. The Plague Dogs - (1982) (Nepenthe Productions)
93. Twilight of the Cockroaches - (1987) (Dir. Hiroaki Yoshida) (Japan)
94. The Fox and the Hound - (1981) (Disney)
95. The Castle of Cagliostro - (1991) (Palm Pictures/Manga Video) (Japan)
96. Ice Age - (2001) (Fox Home Entertainment)
97. The Rescuers Down Under - (1990) (Disney)
98. Aero-Troopers - (2003) (Monarch)
99. Robin Hood - (1973) (Disney)
100. Beavis & Butthead Do America - (1996) (Paramount Studio)

Best Animated Movies of 2011
1. The Adventures of Tintin - (Columbia Pictures)
2. Rango - (Nickelodeon Movies)
3. Winnie the Pooh - (Walt Disney Studios)
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 - (DreamWorks)
5. Rio - (Twentieth Century Fox Animation)
6. Puss in Boots - (DreamWorks)
7. Arthur Christmas - (Sony Pictures Animation)
8. Cars 2 - (Disney/Pixar)
9. Happy Feet Two - (Village Roadshow Pictures)
10. Gnomeo & Juliet - (Touchstone Pictures)

Best Animated Movies of 2010
1. Toy Story 3 - (Walt Disney Studios)
2. Tangled - (Walt Disney Studios)
3. How To Train Your Dragon - (DreamWorks)
4. The Illusionist - (Django Films)
5. Despicable Me - (Illumination Entertainment)
6. Megamind - (DreamWorks)
7. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - (Warner Bros.)
8. Shrek Forever After - (DreamWorks)
9. Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie - (Codex Pictures)
10. Alpha and Omega - (Lions Gate Family Entertainment)

Best Animated Movies of 2009
1. Up - (Disney/Pixar)
2. Coraline - (Focus Features)
3. The Princess and the Frog - (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox - (Twentieth Century-Fox)
5. Mary and Max - (Melodrama Pictures)
6. 9 - (Focus Features)
7. Astro Boy - (Imagi Animation Studios)
8. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - (Sony)
9. Monsters vs. Aliens - (DreamWorks)
10. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - (Blue Sky Studios)

Best Animated Movies of 2008
1. Wall-E - (Pixar)
2. Ponyo - (Studio Ghibli)
3. Waltz with Bashir - (Bridgit Folman Film Gang)
4. Kung Fu Panda - (DreamWorks)
5. Azur & Asmar - (Nord-Ouest Productions)
6. Bolt - (Disney)
7. Horton Hears a Who! - (Blue Sky Studios)
8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - (DreamWorks)
9. The Tale of Despereaux - (Universal)
10. Igor - (Exodus Film Group)


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Animated Movies
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FYI:
This "100 Greatest Animated Movies" page is getting an average of 500 visits per day, (15,000 per month).

Just because none of the DDD forum "members" posts here does not mean that thousands of people a month visit this page and want to see it updated.
I can only wait so long before I do updates myself. (No matter who the editor is.)
This goes for all the movie lists.

P.S. "Greatest Comedy Movies" gets the most views. 3000 per day (7000 yesterday)


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Well, Toy Story 3 is better than the first two films in the series, and is also the most acclaimed of the three. That is, it would enter the top 3 of all time.

Movies that could be higher:

Monsters Inc.
Toy Story
Shrek

P.S: Shrek 2 off the list? I think better than the first.


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I'd have thought Robot Carnival would be here. It's practically the Fantasia of Japan -- well, with robots.


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Is there any reason that Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro is not on this list, if not top 30? The film is always voted among Miyazaki's top 3 greatest films, occasionally landing best animated film of all time from Japan, and is a huge cultural deal. Many anime fans and review congregates consider it Miyazaki's best film, if not best 3 (along with Mononoke and Castle in the Sky), and the film has worldwide critical acclaim. Spielberg was apparently blown away by the film and is well rumored it had an impact on him when finishing indiana jones. The clock tower fight scene is extremely influential and has been mimicked ad nauseum, most famously in the great mouse detective, which was accused of direct plagiarism. The water washing out of the roman city is also a very influential scene mimicked many times in film, along with, honestly, many scenes in the film including lupin being washed down the water chute, the rooftop climbing, and many more. Heck it's just one of the most influential animated pictures to ever come out of japan, if not just ever. The car chase is also considered by critics (and apparently spielberg) as one of the best in cinema history, you'll find oodles of videos that scene on youtube. Any reason it's not up there, if not wayyy up there?


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All great points, and I agree.

Though it is on the list at #95. ;)

I'm not sure about Top 30, but it really should move up significantly.


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I just don't ever get Spirited Away at 9, or that high in general. Well, I do because we are in the west and Spiritied away is his most acclaimed and most popular film in the west, however worldwide, even though very popular, it's considered one of Miyazaki's lesser films in comparison to Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, and Lupin. In Japan it tends to rank very low compared to those other films, same throughout asia. From an objective critiquing view on the film, it's far more flawed and incomplete than Miyazaki's earlier works, but more ambitious and refined. Especially among anime critics and lovers it's considered far lower than his best, and out of the west it's among his lower ranked films. It's fantastic like all his works, but far, far from his best, and it's at 9 pretty much for it's western impact. I blame it almost completely on marketing, it was the first of his films to get as wide a theatrical release and universal praise saying 'go see this film', while mononoke had a much smaller release, and castle in the sky, kiki's delivery service, totoro, and Nausicaa never properly hit theater's with a dub. Most iirc were straight to DVD in america, even though each of the films I listed I feel, and the eastern world feels are vastly superior films. Once more this is not bashing spirited away, it's a fantastic film and as I said, since we're in the west I get it's placement, but it's not one of Miyazaki's best, and the rest of the world doesn't consider it so either, worldwide critical acclaim is common of miyazaki films, it's just the west hyped this one to add the acclaim higher than his previously unseen in the west films.


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I also think Beauty and the Beast should be ahead of Lion King, outside of popularity, it wins nearly everything. It was arguably disney's most mature and adult film, with the most well defined 3 dimensional characters it has every produced (Character's are really where lion king falls short, I've seen the film dozens of times of course, and each time I end up thoroughly disappointed in what they do with scar, and Simba's super fast development, and Timon and Pumba's consistently static designs). Beauty and the Beast is also far more critically acclaimed, and being the first animated picture to be nominated for best picture doesn't hurt it either. It really is one of Disney's best, and even if the songs and popularity lose out, I can't say it's any less influential, and has more acclaim as far as I know, though they are both very high in that area. I'm a huge movie fan, I could work on TONS of these lists because I see TONS of films and take my seat viewing them as a critic first, assuming all film can be art, like music, and if a film is good enough to make me forget about thinking about the film and I become a raving audience member, then that film becomes a true masterpiece. But yeah these lists need work, but no one is on this part of the site it seems :p.


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What? The Hunchback of Notre Dame is much more mature than Beauty and the Beast. Lust is one of the main themes of the god-damned film.


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Classic Rock Junkie wrote:
I just don't ever get Spirited Away at 9, or that high in general. Well, I do because we are in the west and Spiritied away is his most acclaimed and most popular film in the west, however worldwide, even though very popular, it's considered one of Miyazaki's lesser films in comparison to Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, and Lupin. In Japan it tends to rank very low compared to those other films, same throughout asia. From an objective critiquing view on the film, it's far more flawed and incomplete than Miyazaki's earlier works, but more ambitious and refined. Especially among anime critics and lovers it's considered far lower than his best, and out of the west it's among his lower ranked films. It's fantastic like all his works, but far, far from his best, and it's at 9 pretty much for it's western impact. I blame it almost completely on marketing, it was the first of his films to get as wide a theatrical release and universal praise saying 'go see this film', while mononoke had a much smaller release, and castle in the sky, kiki's delivery service, totoro, and Nausicaa never properly hit theater's with a dub. Most iirc were straight to DVD in america, even though each of the films I listed I feel, and the eastern world feels are vastly superior films. Once more this is not bashing spirited away, it's a fantastic film and as I said, since we're in the west I get it's placement, but it's not one of Miyazaki's best, and the rest of the world doesn't consider it so either, worldwide critical acclaim is common of miyazaki films, it's just the west hyped this one to add the acclaim higher than his previously unseen in the west films.


TSPDT says:
My Neighbor Totoro: 398
Spirited Away: 428
Everything else: N/A

Popularity is popularity, no matter how it was marketed. Same for impact, both cultural and on the animation industry.


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Deany wrote:
Classic Rock Junkie wrote:
I just don't ever get Spirited Away at 9, or that high in general. Well, I do because we are in the west and Spiritied away is his most acclaimed and most popular film in the west, however worldwide, even though very popular, it's considered one of Miyazaki's lesser films in comparison to Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, and Lupin. In Japan it tends to rank very low compared to those other films, same throughout asia. From an objective critiquing view on the film, it's far more flawed and incomplete than Miyazaki's earlier works, but more ambitious and refined. Especially among anime critics and lovers it's considered far lower than his best, and out of the west it's among his lower ranked films. It's fantastic like all his works, but far, far from his best, and it's at 9 pretty much for it's western impact. I blame it almost completely on marketing, it was the first of his films to get as wide a theatrical release and universal praise saying 'go see this film', while mononoke had a much smaller release, and castle in the sky, kiki's delivery service, totoro, and Nausicaa never properly hit theater's with a dub. Most iirc were straight to DVD in america, even though each of the films I listed I feel, and the eastern world feels are vastly superior films. Once more this is not bashing spirited away, it's a fantastic film and as I said, since we're in the west I get it's placement, but it's not one of Miyazaki's best, and the rest of the world doesn't consider it so either, worldwide critical acclaim is common of miyazaki films, it's just the west hyped this one to add the acclaim higher than his previously unseen in the west films.


TSPDT says:
My Neighbor Totoro: 398
Spirited Away: 428
Everything else: N/A

Popularity is popularity, no matter how it was marketed. Same for impact, both cultural and on the animation industry.


Uhh...spirited away is the least culturally impactual of all the films I listed everywhere else in the world but here, especially in Japan. In japan I'd rank the most cultural impactual in this order:

My Neighbor Totoro
Lupin the III Castle of Cagliostro/Mononoke
Mononoke
Nausicaa
Whisper of the Heart
Grave of the Fireflies
Castle in the Sky
nearly every other ghibli movie except the ones coming next
Spirited Away
Ponyo
How's Moving Castle.

In asia it's similar. I know because as I've said I spend a ton of time in asia and occasionally months on end in Japan and China. And of course the US and Europe, but more Asia. Spirited Away is pretty much only up there for the west. Now I'm fine with that, but don't say 'cultural impact' when it's not, maybe in America, but then only in america as europe had miyazaki's older films being translated and screened long before we caught on.


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I'm not sure I can agree with you on Nausicaa, even from a Japanese perspective. From a merchandising perspective, Totoro destroys them all (Kiki is probably #2), but that's more about which movie has the cutest characters. As for Nausicaa, I didn't see much evidence for its popularity or cultural significance, but I may have just missed it.


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Until Mononoke, Nausicaa in Japan was consistently voted to have the best female character in Japanese animated history, great sales, and was always towards the top of many lists for greatest anime. Japan's agency for cultural affairs did a nation wide survey on must culturally significant anime of all time, Evangelion was number 1, Nausicaa was number 2, Castle in the Sky 3, Mobile Suit Gundam 4, and Lupin the III 5. Nausicaa probably had the most influence of any anime on female character design and the largest impact in japan on miyazaki's strong female lead, being the first to have the main character be female (in Lupin she was secondary). Kiki's Delivery Service was not that huge in Japan, don't know why you'd think it's number 2. It was big, but nowhere near Castle in the Sky, Lupin, Nausicaa, Mononoke, or Totoro. Also, Nausicaa has the largest victory by votes of miyazaki heroines for the animage grand prix (this is all popularity and cultural impact of course). 2ch and animage released a list of what they deemed to be the 'most influential and important anime to the development of the medium', with Lupin the III, castle of cagliostro being number 29, Miyazaki's highest and Nausicaa at 43 being his number 2, castle in the sky at 44 being his next.

If you look at any list produced by Japan for cultural impact, influence on the medium, or popularity, it almost always has Nausicaa and Castle in the Sky at the top, followed by Mononoke and Totoro. Then on most lists I've seen it becomes a toss up. Kiki's is generally toward the bottom of best Miyazaki films by asia's standard. You can just search for most of this stuff, no matter where you look Nausicaa is almost always near the very top. I have no idea where you get it not being and Kiki being high.

EDIT: Kiki for merchandising at 2 I understand. Merchandising in Japan is huge, but doesn't reflect their views on cultural impact of shows. Lupin III and Mazingar Z are fine examples, I'd be hard pressed to find anyone who knows anything about japanese animation history and have them tell me those 2 shows were not some of the most influential and popular of their time, and still have some of the largest cultural impact in japanese animated history. And yet it's really hard to find Lupin or Mazingar merchandise, and yet stuff like Code Geass and bandai's monopoly on Gunam stuff is everywhere. Doesn't mean the new gundam's are as culturally impactual, many have been heavily turned off by them. We're talking movie's here, but japan's anime merchandise has little to do with the production and is generally paid for by the animation studios producers to promote the product. Miyazaki for a long time was not one to do this, especially at the start of Ghibli with Nausicaa. Can't judge it's impact on toy production, that's kinda absurd.


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I will freel admit to knowing very little about Japanese Anime history, although I will posit that most Japanese don't either. It's very much a culture that's about what's big now. When I was there, it was almost nothing but One Piece. Most Japanese people I know haven't seen anything older than they are (I'm not generalizing the population, just my friends). Everyone knows Totoro. Everyone knows Doraemon. After that, I don't know.

Anyway, I guess I don't have a point. I'll defer to you.


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Everyone still knows one piece, it's big up to people ages 60. I was invited to a meeting for interns at bandai namco game corporation and the person who gave the speech at the meeting was in charge of one of their international distribution branches. She was 60 years old and one of her opening statements at our college during her introduction was that her favorite anime was One Piece. One Piece is the most popular, but even among japan, ignoring the anime niche, there are some things in japan, like movies in America, that all ages know and respect. Nausicaa, like Totoro, is one of them, that you can find any person of any age in japan unless they're maybe pushing upper 80's and they'll know nausicaa and it's importance. Anime is probably one of my favorite entertainment medium and I consider myself as Otaku as you can be without a waifu and obsession with blowing all your money on hug pillows as well as figurines (I just buy figurines) but regardless of that and anime sub culture nausicaa is something that transcends the boundaries into the international culture, much like Forest Gump in the US, except as universally acclaimed as Pulp Fiction and incomparably influential on female character designs in Japan.


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