Thursday, August 13, 2009

Top Ranked Animated Films

© 2009, William L. Sinclair

From our survey of Top Ranked Films on the Internet, these are the top animated films, regardless of the films age level or genre itself. Obviously, most are comedies and G-rated as well. Waltz With Bashir is actually a war film, Trip to the Moon one of the earliest films made, a fantasy comedy, but the rest appear aimed at family audiences.

 Rank – Title [Director, Year] # Overall Rank
1. Toy Story [Lasseter, John, 1995] #82
2. WALL-E [Stanton, Andrew, 2008] #182 *Personal Fave
3. Ratatouille [Bird, Brad & Pinkava, Jan, 2007] #241
4. Spirited Away [Miyazaki, Hayao, 2001] #259
5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [Hand, David, 1937] #260
6. Finding Nemo [Stanton, Andrew & Unkrich, Lee, 2003] #298
7. Incredibles, The [Bird, Brad, 2004] #300
8. Hotaru no Hakaa (Grave of the Fireflies, anime) [Takahata, Isao, 1988] #324
9. Voyage dans la lune, Le (Trip to the Moon)[Méliès, Georges, 1902] #335
10. Pinocchio [Sharpsteen, Ben & Hamilton Luske, 1940] #343

11. Fantasia [Sharpsteen, Ben, 1940] #365
12. Mononoke-hime (anime)[Miyazaki, Hayao, 1997] #554
13. Bambi [Hand, David, 1942] #575
14. My Neighbour Totoro [Miyazaki, Hayao, 1988] #591
15. Triplets of Belleville, The [Chomet, Sylvain, 2003] #624
16. Lion King, The [Allers, Roger & Minkoff, Robert, 1994] #631
17. Waltz with Bashir [Folman, Ari, 2008] #633
18. Dumbo [Sharpsteen, Ben, 1941] #692
19. Persepolis [Paronnaud, Vincent & Satrapi, Marjane, 2007] #694
20. Chicken Run [Park, Nick & Lord, Peter, 2000] #782

21. Toy Story 2 [Lasseter, John & Brannon, Ash, 1999] #789
22. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit [Park, Nick & Box, Steve, 2005] #816
23. Iron Giant, The [Bird, Brad, 1999] #1035
24. Who Framed Roger Rabbit [Zemeckis, Robert, 1988] #1108
25. Beauty and the Beast [Trousdale, Gary, 1991] #1142

I would add these:
The Amazing Adventures of Wallace and Gromit (Nick Park, three short films) - which features two Oscar® winners and is as good as any feature films above.

Cars (John Lassiter, Joe Ranft, 2006) - especially meaningful to anyone who traveled the old Route 66

Aladdin (Ron Clements, John Musker, 1992)

3 comments:

Encore Entertainment said...

No Corpse Bride. Snow White is waaaay too high. Glad to see The Lion King is there

Jose Sinclair said...

Snow White gets ranked so high because it was the "first animated feature film" - its a historical thing, I think.. the best Disney work was the Silly Symphonies in the early 30's - they won Oscars as well for animated shorts.

The Nick Park shorts of Wallace and Gromit are amazing. He won 3 Oscars for claymation shorts before doing any features.

Jose Sinclair said...

ps - Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas were NOT MENTIONED on a single poll I used.. (all the big ones, like IMDB, Village Voice Critics Poll, Metacritic..)