My Top 40 Animated Feature Films

In honor of Wall-E, which I saw yesterday and LOVED, here’s my list of 40 favorite animated films:

1.    Alice in Wonderland*                            1951
2.    Bambi*                                          1942
3.    Fantasia*                                       1940
4.    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs*                1937
5.    Finding Nemo**                                  2003
6.    The Little Mermaid*                             1989
7.    Cinderella*                                     1950
8.    Toy Story**                                     1995
9.    My Neighbor Totoro†                             1988
10.   WALL·E**                                        2008
11.   The Lion King*                                  1994
12.   Cars**                                          2006
13.   Dumbo*                                          1941
14.   The Nightmare Before Christmas*                 1993
15.   Ratatouille**                                   2007
16.   Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind†             1984
17.   Happy Feet◊                                     2006
18.   Princess Mononoke†                              1997
19.   Monsters Inc.**                                 2001
20.   Shrek‡                                          2001
21.   Shrek 2‡                                        2004
22.   Aladdin*                                        1992
23.   The Incredibles**                               2004
24.   Shrek the Third‡                                2007
25.   Beauty and the Beast*                           1991
26.   The Simpsons Movie¨                             2007
27.   The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh*         1977
28.   A Scanner Darkly§                               2006
29.   Sleeping Beauty*                                1959
30.   Over the Hedge‡                                 2006
31.   Robin Hood*                                     1973
32.   A Bug’s Life**                                  1998
33.   Lilo & Stitch*                                  2002
34.   Kung Fu Panda‡                                  2008
35.   Akiraª                                          1998
36.   Ice Age¨                                        2002
37.   Ice Age: The Meltdown¨                          2006
38.   Open Season©                                    2006
39.   Shark Tale‡                                     2004
40.   Antz‡                                           1998
*Disney (including Touchstone Pictures)
** Disney/Pixar
† Studio Ghibli (Miyazaki)
‡ Dreamworks
◊ Village Roadshow/Warner Bros.
¨ Fox (including Blue Sky Studios)
§ Warner Bros.
ª The Akira Committee
© Sony
Last revised and updated July 2, 2008
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6 Responses to “My Top 40 Animated Feature Films”

  1. happilykim Says:

    I love Fantasia!

  2. Dan M. Says:

    I was digging it until Shark Tale. No. Also, no Hayao Miyazaki films (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle)?

  3. sophosmoros Says:

    I thought Shark Tale was OK. It is #39 out of 40 on the list. Also, there are two Miyazaki films on the list, Nausicaa (#16) and Princess Mononoke (#18). I actually didn’t much care for Spirited Away. That probably makes me a bad person. And I’ve yet to see How’s Moving Castle.

  4. Homer Says:

    Where is Beavis and Butthead do America? Surely people are more prepared to see a person turn hyperactive (Beavis as Cornholio) than gigantic (Alice as giant).

  5. Bender Says:

    Actually I wouldn’t mind a flood started by Alice’s tears, she also at one point stood up to that bully of a queen of hearts literally.

    I also love Cornholio “I am Cornholio, I need TP for my Bunghole”.

  6. Bender Says:

    Where’s Beavis and Butthead do America? I am Cornholio I need TP for my bunghole. classic.


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