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What is your favorite animated film? Whether it be traditionally animated, computer generated, or stop motion, I feel the medium of animation isn’t discussed much around here and I’d like to here your thoughts on it. 

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I own 5 animated films so far: a great boxset of 2 great, 1 good and 1 OK film, local classics, and Yellow Submarine. So, that was the priority.

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Bambi is still the best for me, never been equaled.  The characters are so full of life and the painted, layered backgrounds are breathtaking.  The film has a soul that I haven't found in any other animated film to that degree.  See that film on bluray if you can, my jaw is just always hung open in disbelief when it's on.

 

I do love Miyazaki, but I have a hard time picking one as the accomplishment to single out.  I've seen Totoro more times than I can count, it's my daughter's favorite movie.

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That's a terribly difficult question. There are so many. And so many I have a nostalgic connection to. Maybe THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, if I had to choose just one? Or FANTASIA?

 

I don't really have just one. I have several.

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1. Dinosaur (ENG / POL / whatever) I once wrote a shot-after-shot analysis of it (20 pages or so?) It's an amazing film.

2. Incredibles (POL dub) also an amazing film

3. Comet in the Moominland (POL dub) my favourite among Japanese-European animated collaborations

 

Films like Bambi and Sleeping Beauty are artifacts of a bygone golden era of certain aesthetics. Then the renaissance pictures are also strong contenders. Finally there were so many fun adventures like Atlantis, El Dorado and Treasure Planet along the way...and that streak of gems by Pixar in the 2000s...

 

But I guess I will stick to films of the most serious nature and with the strongest scripts. These survived 20 years of changes in my likings.

 

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31 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I do love Miyazaki, but I have a hard time picking one as the accomplishment to single out.  I've seen Totoro more times than I can count, it's my daughter's favorite movie.

 

Miyazaki is a master. Spirited Away is one of the best movies ever made, animated or otherwise. 

 

27 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I don't know about my favorite drawn or CGI animation film, but my favorite stop motion animation is probably Chicken Run.

 

Ooh, that’s a great one. My favorite Aardman movie. 

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Snow White is the one I hold closest, that and Wizard of Oz were my first favorite movies and still love them. 

 

The first five Disneys are really very special for all kinds of reasons. 

 

Don Hertzfeldt’s movies are stunning to me, so crude and poetic, irreverent, hilarious, magical. His only feature is sort of a cheat (the It’s Such a Beautiful Day anthology) but great.

 

Actually most of my favorite animated films are shorts just because they have that leeway to be more experimental. Could look at Frederic Back’s films all day, lovely illustrative style. Norman McLaren and Jan Svankmajer’s films are beautiful and weird. Yuriy Norshteyn’s Tale of Tales is a masterpiece. 

 

Also the South Park movie rules. And Kasey beat me to Allegro Non Troppo, the dirty sexual/political Fantasia.

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4 minutes ago, Kasey Kockroach said:

Kiki’s Delivery Service

 

I tend to prefer earlier pre-Mononoke Miyazaki, and yeah Kiki is a masterpiece.

 

I don't want to come across as harsh on later Miyazaki, I love them all.  But Nausicaa to Kiki is a run of four perfect movies for me.

 

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Bambi will always hold the top spot- it will not be overtaken, especially not in this era of cinema.

I've always had a soft spot for The Aristocats, one of my favourite Disney Classics.

 

In terms of computer animation, Toy Story and Finding Nemo are at the top.

 

For stop motion, obviously Chicken Run. It's very clever and is really enjoyable for all ages in my opinion.

 

There are probably a few more, but I haven't seen those in ages. I'll see if I can dig up some of the hold VHS tapes and recall.

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The Living Castle?

 

Are you talking about Castle in the Sky?

 

Or Howl's Moving Castle?

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Tough choice for me, as there are so many excellent ventures in animation.

 

It probably has to be The Lion King or The Nightmare Before Christmas in terms of childhood favorites.

 

I’m also extremely fond of Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ratatouille, The Road To El Dorado, Antz, Chicken Run, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Horton Hears A Who!

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Beauty and the Beast, and Hunchback of Notre Dame.

9 hours ago, SteveMc said:

Bambi is pretty nigh impossible to top.

 

For CGI, Finding Nemo probably takes the cake.

I hate to break it to you but I found Nemo, sorry.

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