Movies 23 Jun 2008 02:27 pm

Best animated films

A few weeks back, Web site Moviefone posted its 25 greatest animated films of all time. Included on the list are Pinocchio, The Simpsons Movie, and Fantasia. My favorite animated movie, The Iron Giant, weighed in at #14.

This week, the site uploaded fan reactions to the choices, which basically amounted to another list of animated movies. On the list are many anime films (including one of my favorites, Akira) and pretty much the rest of the Disney/Pixas catalog, including Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, and Cars.

My personal preference is still for hand-drawn animation of the kind Disney doesn’t make for theaters any more. (Brother Bear was the last.) I don’t mind computer animation — and often find it pretty snazzy, as with The Incredibles — but there is a real warmth to cells sketched and painted by hand that can’t be captured by computers. The price of technology, I suppose.

Did your favorite cartoon movie make the cut?

One Response to “Best animated films”

  1. on 25 Jun 2010 at 1.Gary Fryar said …

    Any list of best animated films needs to include ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Monsters Inc.’

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