Top 10 - Animated Feature films
My favorite top ten Cartoons in no particular order. I decided to list only 1 Ghibli and only 1 Pixar to make it more interesting. Actually, sod it, I can't leave WALL-E off the list, I love WALL-E!!
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My Neighbor Totoro 1988, G)
My Dog Tulip 2009, Unrated)
Although My Dog Tulip will appeal to Dog lovers for obvious reasons, it will probably appeal more to fans of J.R. Ackerley. I haven't yet read the book but I have read 'We think the world of you' and it now seems obvious that Evie the German shepherd from that story was based on the real life Tulip, which excited my quite a bit as it is one of my favourite books. My Dog Tulip is a warts and all story about dogs; dogs bark, they jump up at you, they poo and do other such uncivilised things. They do not skateboard or wear baseball hats! Everything about this animated adaptation is perfect, I wouldn't change a thing and it is now quite firmly in my favourite films of all time.
Paprika 2006, R)
Toy Story 3 2010, G)
Pixar grew up fast after the awful film that was Cars. Fancy animation is nothing if you can't tell a good story and so they got better, first with the amazing WALL-E and then with Up, and although Toy Story 2 wasn't too bad, Toy Story 3 is outstanding. The amazing animation is at last matched by the story. They bravely moved the story on from Andy's room and also cut some dead weight along the way, a tough decision no doubt but the right one none the less. New characters, especially Ken, worked really well and it's good that not everything was peaches and cream, the story goes down brave and quite adult territory considering it's, at heart, a kids film. I give it five stars for two good reasons, firstly, I can find no fault, secondly, without wanting to spoil the story, the scene just before the end in the incinerator is one of the most awesome scenes in the history of cinema. In my humble opinion of course.
Persepolis 2007, PG-13)
The Triplets of Belleville 2003, PG-13)
Waltz with Bashir 2008, R)
Watership Down 1978, PG)
The Iron Giant 1999, PG)
Possibly the last great children's 2D animation made. This film is fantastic! It?s not weighed down with the usual clichés found in kids films, there's no unnecessary action scenes and even though its message is strong, it?s never preachy. The book by Ted Hughes is probably my favourite childhood read and although the film doesn't stick to the story, I feel they got enough right to make it a perfect adaptation. This is a very special film and one of my new favourites!
The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) 2010, PG)
WALL-E 2008, G)