June 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm #188310
Simple enough; what animation film do you like the most and why? i like toy story 2 because Toy Story 2 is a brilliant example of that rarest of Hollywood phenomenon a sequel to a major hit film that’s as good, if not better, than the original. Watch Animation Movies OnlineJune 11, 2015 at 6:58 am #188312
Favourite animated film for me is always a battle between three:
A) Spirited Away – Studio Ghibli has developed so many magnificent films, but this is by far my favourite. The imagination and sense of wonder present in the film is amazing. The animation is incredible, and the story magnificent. I watch this every once in a while, and get totally immersed in it like it was my first time.
B) Up – Another great animation studio, with plenty to choose from, but my personal favourite has to be Up. The opening sequence alone is enough to stir my emotions, and then the rest of the film is a perfect blend of comedy and imagination, leading to yet another one of my favourite films.
C) The Jungle Book – This is a film that I watched too many times to count when I was a kid. This was the Disney film that I grew up loving, and for that it needs to be on this list. This and Singin’ in the Rain are the two films that keep a smile on my face for the majority of the runtime, and when I’m not smiling, it’s becuase it’s the end, and I’m taken along entirely by the tone of the film.
Those are my three, and please don’t make me choose between them. Ask me on any day, and I’ll answer differently. That’s how close it is.
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I’d list my top 3 as “Dumbo” (surprisingly strange and surreal in much of its designs, and packed with as much heart as any film ever made), “My Neighbor Totoro” (Totoro himself can make anyone’s heart swell several times its size, a simple yet soaring vision from Miyazaki) and “WALL·E” (as ambitious as it is adorable; the dialogue-free opening act is stunning but I always found the sometimes-criticized second half to be entirely prescient and find many of the fat people to be as adorable as the robots with their childlike wonder of what’s around them).
Right at this moment, I’d probably list them in exactly that order.June 11, 2015 at 8:51 am #188314
Pinocchio, Dumbo and Bambi represent Disney’s peak in my opinion, and are still unmatched by the studio, even including the ‘Disney Renaissance’ of the early 90s. I’m quite inexperienced with anime, but of those I’ve seen from Studio Ghibli Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies is my favourite.June 11, 2015 at 9:22 am #188315
Beauty and the Beast
The first and second animated movies in history to be nominated for Best Picture and rightfully deserved those nominations.June 11, 2015 at 10:10 am #188316
Hard. I’d probably long ramble about all my loved Pixar movies (Ratatouille! The Incredibles! Up!) and Disney classics (Aladdin! Beauty and the Beast!), but I chose to shout out another one. Not my absolute favorite, but have a very special place to me.
Lilo & Stitch. Quite underrated. The film managed to juggle with a lot of big themes, had a personality contemporary Disney rarely gets, the animation and the character design it can’t get better, and the mesh of genres is marvelous.
June 11, 2015 at 11:56 am #188317
I have lots. The Lion King, Toy Story 1 2 and 3, Up, WALL-E, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, just to name a few.
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The two that immediately come to mind are Grave of the Fireflies, which might be the most devastating film that I’ve ever seen, and Toy Story 3, which completely swallowed me up in its sense of emotion and fun.June 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm #188319
So many… But I’m gonna throw my hat in the ring for ‘Ratatouille’. I absolutely love everything about that film, IMHO it is a masterpiece.June 11, 2015 at 8:26 pm #188320
Toy Story and Lion will forever be part of my life hahahaha. When I am blessed with children, they will watch those movies. And grandchildren! Ratatouille was incredible. Up was too sad… If you want to watch a grown man cry, put on a pixar movie.June 12, 2015 at 8:40 am #188321
I just dont know.
I’ve seen so many Japanese animated films, some of them from the archives.
Gake no ue no Ponyo
Snow White (1937), and partially because, it was a ‘first’
The Fantastic Mr Fox (sue me)
Ratatouille (a mouse in the kitchen! Deal with it…)
South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Bambi and Dumbo both
and lots of others.June 12, 2015 at 8:49 am #188322
O and the Toy Stories, which I love.June 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm #188323
Toy Story. Might be nostalgia (first movie I saw in theaters – well I don’t really remember that but I certainly watched the film a lot during my childhood), might be a love for the trilogy as a whole, but yeah, Toy Story it is for me.June 14, 2015 at 6:36 am #188324
Waltz with Bashir: My favorite animated film of all time. It works perfectly as both a documentary and an animated movie. Waltz with Bashir helped me to learn more about the historical background while keeping me in suspense throughout.
The Incredibles: My favorite “less serious” animation movie. I liked every aspect of it. The animation, the characters, the story etc. Just a great film.
Watership Down: And I wanted to mention that one since it really changed the way I look at animated movies. Watching it as a young kid for the first time it was an emotional nightmare for me. But the second time I watched Watership Down (I was around 12 or 13) I understood that animation not only needs to be funny and joyful.
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