I'm a huge fan of the art of animation, as I know many of you are as well. Time Magazine came up with a list of what they say are the Top 25 best animated films of all time are. The article has a great write-up of each film and I suggest you check it out. It's a good list, but at the same time I don't agree with most the ranking or choices. OK, so lets go through the list and discuss it.
25. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
24. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
23. Yellow Submarine (1968)
22. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
21. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
20. Paprika (2007)
19. Tangled (2010)
18. The Lion King (1994)
17. Akira (1988)
16. Happy Feet (2006)
15. Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
14. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
12. Toy Story (1995)
11. Toy Story 3 (2010)
10. The Little Mermaid (1989)
9. Finding Nemo (2003)
8. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
7. Up (2009)
6. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
5. Spirited Away (2001)
4. Dumbo (1941)
3. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
2. WALL-E (2008)
1. Pinocchio (1940)
First of all here are a few titles of what's missing from the list that need to be there. The Iron Giant, Beauty and the Beast, Monster House, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Nightmare Before Christmas. Movies I think that need to be thrown off this list are, WALL-E, Horton Hears a Who, Lady and the Tramp, Tangled, and Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit. Sure I enjoyed the movies but they have no business being on a all time best animated movie list. The list could also use some restructuring. The one thing I do agree with on this list is the number one pick of Pinocchio. That is an awesome beautifully animated and terrifying film. Here is a note from the article regarding Pinocchio that I completely agree with...
The boldest of Disney's horror homilies is also the most powerful demonstration of the ability of a medium supposedly aimed at kids to evoke persuasive motion and deep human emotion. The story of a puppet who wants to be a real live boy also serves as an allegory for the work of the Disney geniuses — and all the great animators whose works are included here — who start with pencil and ink, or pixels, or silhouettes, or plasticine figurines, and create vivid characters that live forever inside the small, enthralled child that is every moviegoer.
What are your thougts on this list? What movies do you think should be added and/or taken away?
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