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My friend the computer man thinks that Transformers The Movie 1986 is the best animated movie ever.

How many of you agree with him?

Also what do you think is the best animated movie ever?

Let me hear all of your thoughts and opinions

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I really like Wall-E

Posted January 15th by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
Formerly KM8

I haven't seen the Transformers one. Off the top of my head, these would be in contention:

The Lion King
The Fox and the Hound
Aladdin
Coco
Wall-E
Finding Nemo
Shrek
How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Princess Mononoke
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

I can narrow it down to a top 4 of Lion King, Coco, Finding Nemo, and How to Train Your Dragon, gets really hard after that, though. Right now, I'm leaning Dragon...but I could imagine answering any of those four on any given day.

Edited January 15th by white lancer

How to Train Your Draagon is the bee's knees.

Posted January 15th by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
Formerly KM8

Oh, yes. I never thought I'd find a Dreamworks movie I liked better than Shrek, but that one managed it...and the sequel is really good, too!

Posted January 15th by white lancer

My BFF (susurrous!!!) honest to god has the first one memorized.

The third one has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes right now. I'm dying to see it.

Posted January 15th by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
Formerly KM8

Ive never seen the lion king

Digimon the Movie

toy story 3

shrek

Princess and the frong

wreck it ralph babeeeeey

Posted January 15th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Ooh, The Iron Giant should be on this list somewhere.

Posted January 15th by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
Formerly KM8

Computer generated: Ratatouille. I find the French setting to make it a very easygoing film and I find cooking quite fascinating. Shrek is just a staple. I also enjoy Monster's Inc., Coco (having Mexican in-laws and nieces and nephews means I see this movie A LOT in both languages, lol), and Kubo.

Traditional: Oliver and Company (like legit nobody talks about this movie), Mulan, and All Dogs Go To Heaven though I feel the last one was based solely on nostalgia. I watched it recently and in some areas it feels rushed or it might have big "non-sequitur" moments and at least one joke that everyone today would view as racist. I know I have a big bias on Disney but they legit do animation well especially the traditional kind. For Miyazaki I feel his best movie that I've seen was either Porco Rosso or Spirited Away.

Edited January 15th by Fox Forever

Ive never seen Coco. Im afraid it wont live up to the hype.

Nearly died watching Moana . funny movie.

Posted January 15th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I'm gonna give a shout out to some more adult-oriented and foreign films.

Akira

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

My Neighbor Totoro

All Miyazaki films, really.

My Life as a Zucchini (if we're counting claymation)

Persepolis

The Triplets of Belleville

Waltz with Bashir

Paprika

Fantastic Planet

The Secret of Kells

Song of the Sea

When Marnie Was There

The Secret World of Arrietty

Kubo and the Two Strings

Grave of Fireflies

Posted January 15th by Jet Presto

Oliver and Company (like legit nobody talks about this movie)


I loooove Oliver and Company.

Most of these will be Disney. I have yet to watch any Studio Chibli films since Im binge watching on Netflix atm.

I have a playlist on iTunes of my favorite Disney songs too. Dont judge. :P

  • The Lion King
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • Princess and the Frog
  • Mulan
  • Tangled
  • Oliver and Company
  • Aristocats
  • 101 Dolmations
  • The Little Mermaid

    And I could go on. Im trying to remember some other animated films I really like but none are coming to mind. Probably because I havent watched anything, other than Anime, in a long time.

  • Edited January 15th by Castrael

    The Lion King, Toy Story, and Beauty and the Beast.

    Posted January 15th by I killed Mufasa
    I killed Mufasa
    long live the king

    Digimon The Movie

    Posted January 16th by Tai
    Tai
     

    Spirited Away
    It's almost unfair to list this film because it's such a masterpiece. A little girl's parents turn into pigs as they eat food offered to spirits and gods. To win them back, she has to survive working in a bathhouse for the spirits. It made me sad when it was over, because I know nothing will ever be that good again. The Godfather, Citizen Kane, every Pixar movie suddenly went down a notch. If someone says they like another movie more, it's more for personal reasons than mastery. There can only be one Spirited Away per century.

    Ratatouille
    Pixar's finest film. It's slick pacing, tight storytelling, and superb nuance are top-notch perfection. A rat wants to be a professional chef. But it's a lot better than it sounds. If you weren't enamored by the rest of the film, Ego's review at the end sold it. Yes, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles were much more adventurous, Inside Out was more conceptually inspired, Up more emotionally touching, and Wall-e far more poetic, but Ratatouille is their finest film to date, and it has yet to be outclassed by any other.

    Kiki's Delivery Service
    A lighthearted simple tale of a witch who leaves home to pick up training in another town. People respect each other, she has to work hard for basic food, and learns so much about life in a short period of time, but we get so invested. Many, many Miyazaki fans point to this film as their favorite, and it's easy to see why: no other film has such care put into the fine details of everyday life. It's neat, it's tidy, it's gorgeous, and a simple joy to be had, but it feels so much better in the hands of a master like Miyazaki.

    Beauty and The Beast
    Beautifully animated, this is one of Disney's shorter films, but is no less chock-full of outstanding content. An enthralling musical with big Broadway numbers and the delicate title song in the famous ballroom scene. It's just as stunning now as it was back then, and every second screams classic. Of all Disney's Renaissance films, this one struck the tone it set for perfectly.

    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    I needed to pick a stop-motion, and it was tough between The Nightmare Before Christmas and this. While Nightmare is an endless barrage of macabre and that classic Elfman music, Coraline is such a technically better film in pacing and execution that it makes the bombastic Nightmare look cheap by comparison. At the end of the day, Coraline is the one we talk about more, but Nightmare is the one we remember more. This is why the "best" is so difficult to define. Nevertheless, Nightmare hits all the right marks for a holiday classic, and does it better than any other film I know. It's a stunning adventure for sure.

    Coraline
    Eh, why not? Outstanding for a stop motion feature, but even without that it's become a Halloween cult classic that even surpassed the classic monster movies. We follow a girl moving to a boring house in the middle of nowhere only to find a secret door to a magical other realm that's just like her life, but better. Everything in the adventure is filled with suspense and surprise. It's fantasy at its best and a magnificent sight to behold. To think it was all a real set is still unimaginable.

    The Prince of Egypt
    Why do people forget this film? Is it the fact that Dreamworks swiftly released Shrek right after, did Pixar steal all of 2D's thunder? This movie is everything The Ten Commandments is not: every performance, every scene feels like it serves a greater purpose. Perhaps everyone involved in its making understood that there was a great purpose for this biblical story beyond just a children's film, and a children's film it is not. Aside from a couple stumbles ("You're playing with the big boys now" could be cut and nothing lost), the grandiose of "Believe" and stunning power of "Plague" and "Through Heaven's Eyes" (for VERY different reasons!) is nothing short of incredible mastery.

    Posted February 2nd by mariomguy

    If someone says they like another movie more, it's more for personal reasons than mastery.


    I mean, that's inherently what it is. You prefer it for personal reasons whether you try to say it's the best Miyazaki film (as if that is somehow not intrinsically a subjective opinion, especially for Miyazaki). In some ways Princess Mononoke displays a mastery of epic storytelling that isn't really there in Spirited Away (because they have differing goals in their stories). In other ways, My Neighbor Totoro is an absolute masterpiece of the "quiet drama." He and his crew are just master filmmakers, so "mastery" is a big part of all his films. How do you even begin to define which one is more "mastery" than the rest?


    This movie is everything The Ten Commandments is not


    Sure, but the Ten Commandments is everything the Prince of Egypt is not, too. They're different movies targeting different audiences (from pretty different eras of cinema, to boot).

    I never really got into the animation style or any of the musical numbers, which is a big part of why I don't often think about it when I think of great animated films.

    Posted February 3rd by Jet Presto

    How do you even begin to define which one is more "mastery" than the rest?
    Master of everything. Spirited Away has a very tight structure that flows swiftly, but also allows for very somber, mellow moments, yet everything stands out particularly well. The scenes are technically impressive and well executed. The rhythm and range of different shots and concepts is very impressive, yet still fits the story. If Studio Ghibli was going to make a portfolio, yes, Princess Mononoke was big, but Spirited Away was simply WELL done, technically. While anyone can make something like My Neighbor Totoro fairly easily, nobody can even think about replicating Spirited Away except an absolute master. On technical terms, it's their highest peak.

    I never really got into the animation style or any of the musical numbers, which is a big part of why I don't often think about it when I think of great animated films.







    The song "Believe" actually won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, at the behest of critics who thought "Through Heaven's Eyes" deserved it better. That one was actually performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with the film's original singer. People also love the intensity of "Plagues." There are several iconic scenes in the movie not in song, between meeting the burning bush and hearing the voice of God, the angel of death on passover night, and Moses confronting his brother, King Ramses.

    If anything, The Prince of Egypt sits on its own as a film too complex for Disney, but not complex enough for Miyazaki, squarely in the awkwardness of Disney's post-renaissance when they aimed for an older audience (Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Treasure Planet), but failed to mature properly. And this is not Disney: Dreamworks used a lot of 3D imagery and unusual shape design for character construction, so it looks and feels just a bit off throughout. But of those types of films in that era, this one was the most well handled. And more than any movie I've ever seen, every aspect of this film felt polished to guarantee a great film.

    I will say I'd like to include a couple more Pixar movies on the best of list (The Incredibles is definitely better than Coraline), but I tried to diversify my selection.

    Posted February 3rd by mariomguy

    digimon the movie.

    I need to talk to you about the egg. The egg has already hatched.

    Posted February 3rd by s.o..h
    s.o..h
     

    If Studio Ghibli was going to make a portfolio, yes, Princess Mononoke was big, but Spirited Away was simply WELL done, technically.


    Pretty much every Miyazaki film was simply WELL done, technically. I'm not sure I understand what aspect you are talking about specifically that was more "technically" well done than the others.

    While anyone can make something like My Neighbor Totoro fairly easily,


    I'm starting to think that, with comments like this, you only see animated films through the lens of technical animation rather than the complete picture of a film. My Neighbor Totoro is a hard film to pull off, especially for an animated film. You can tell in part because the few people that have tried to make something like it have largely failed to match its quality, and really just by the fact that so few ever really do try to make something like it. Spirited Away is a bigger film in almost every way, but it is a mistake to think a smaller, more quiet and personal film - especially in animation - can be done fairly easily.

    If anything, The Prince of Egypt sits on its own as a film too complex for Disney


    Ok, so, just so I understand this correctly: you are speaking specifically about the technical animation side of these films. You aren't talking about the film side of things?

    Posted February 3rd by Jet Presto

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    PG 2015 ‧ Fantasy/Science Fiction ‧ 1h 34m
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    6.6/10
    IMDb
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    Rotten Tomatoes
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    After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet's human population -- all except for a little girl named Tip (Rihanna), who's managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh (Jim Parsons), there's mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip's mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg -- enemies of the Boov -- are en route.
    Release date: March 27, 2015 (USA)
    Director: Tim Johnson
    Featured song: Feel the Light
    Box office: 386 million USD
    Budget: 135 million USD

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    But I saw “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” eight times.

    I remember very much liking Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”.


    Edited February 4th by chiarizio
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