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Animated Films

by Jonathan 7 Comments

I got this from Shaun Duke’s blog The World in the Satin Bag. His is a thoughtful blog about all kinds of stuff SF&F and beyond. Check it out.

I should preface this that I’m your average watcher of animated movies. That’s changing some as I have a soon-to-be 5-year-old and she’s starting to really get into full length animated movies.

Here goes.

All the animated movies in the world, sort of:

– X what you saw
– O what you haven’t finished/seen or saw sizable portions
– Bold what you loved
– Italicize what you disliked/hated
– Leave unchanged if neutral

CLASSIC DISNEY

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[X] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[O] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[X] Bambi (1942)
[X] Cinderella (1950)
[X] Dumbo (1941)
[X] Fantasia (1940)  (I don’t remember seeing this the first time, but I am told by my mother that I said quite loudly, “I like brown!” when presented with the great swirling of colors on the big screen.
[X] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[X] Mary Poppins (1964)
[X] Peter Pan (1953)
[X] Pinocchio (1940)
[X] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[X] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[O] Song of the South (1946) — I barely remember it, so I can’t grade it.

DISNEY’S DARK AGE
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[X] The Aristocats (1970)
[X ] The Black Cauldron (1985) – bummed how it compared to Lloyd Alexander’s books.
[O] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[O] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[X] The Jungle Book (1967)
[X] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[O] Oliver and Company (1986)
[O] Pete’s Dragon (1977)
[X] The Rescuers (1977)
[X] Robin Hood (1973) — All Time Disney Fave
[X] The Sword In The Stone (1963)

THE DISNEY RENAISSANCE
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[X] Aladdin (1992)
[X] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[O] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[O] Hercules (1997)
[O] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[X] The Lion King (1994)
[X] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[O] Mulan (1998)
[O] Pocahontas (1995)
[O] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[O] Tarzan (1999)

DISNEY’S MODERN AGE
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[ ] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[ O] Bolt (2008)
[O] Brother Bear (2003)
[O ] Chicken Little (2005)
[O] Dinosaur (2000)
[O] The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
[O ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[O] Home on the Range (2004)
[X] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[O] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[O ] Treasure Planet (2002)

PIXAR
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[O] A Bug’s Life (1998)
[X] Cars (2006)
[O] Finding Nemo (2003)
[X] The Incredibles (2004)
[X] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[X] Ratatouille (2007) A fave in our household over the last year or so.
[X] Toy Story (1995)
[O] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[O ] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[O] Wall-E (2008)
[O] Up (2009)

DON BLUTH
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[O] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) — Stole cardboard promo for this movie from a Wendy’s in Rhode Island in college. It was huge. And then my car broke down on the New York Thruway. Instant karma.
[O] An American Tail (1986)
[O] An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)
[O] Anastasia (1997)
[O] The Land Before Time (1988)
[O ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[O] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[X] The Secret of NIMH (1982)In the face of the Newbery Award winning book, it was a bitter letdown.
[O] Thumbelina (1994)
[O] Titan AE (2000)
[O ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)

CLAYMATION
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[O] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[O] Chicken Run (2000)
[O] Corpse Bride (2005)
[O] James and the Giant Peach (1996)
[X] The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
[O] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
[O ] Coraline (2009)

CGI GLUT
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[O ] Antz (1998)
[O ] Bee Movie (2007)
[O] Happy Feet (2006)
[O Ice Age (2002)
[O] Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
[O ] Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
[O ] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[X] Madagascar (2005)
[O] Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
[O] Monster House (2006)
[O] Over the Hedge (2006)
[O] The Polar Express (2004)
[O] Robots (2005)
[O] A Shark’s Tale (2004)
[X] Shrek (2001)
[O] Shrek 2 (2004)
[O] Shrek The Third (2007)
[O ] Shrek Forever After (2010)
[O ] Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

IMPORTS
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[ O] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
[O ] The Last Unicorn (1982)
[O] Light Years (1988)
[O] The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
[O ] Persepolis (2007)
[O ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[X] Watership Down (1978)
[O ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[O ] Wonderful Days (2003)
[X] Yellow Submarine (1968)

STUDIO GHIBLI/MIYAZAKI
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[O] The Cat Returns (2002)
[ O] Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
[O] Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
[X] Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
[O ] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[O ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[O ] My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999)
[X] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[O] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[ O] Only Yesterday (1991)
[O] Pom Poko (Tanuki War) (1994)
[O] Porco Rosso (1992)
[O] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[O] Spirited Away (2002)
[O] Whisper of the Heart (1995)
[O ] Ponyo (2009)

SATOSHI KON
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[ O] Millennium Actress (2001)
[O ] Paprika (2006)
[O ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[ O] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

SHINKAI MAKOTO
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[ O] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ O] Voices of a Distant Star (2001)
[O] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ O] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

OTHER ANIME FILMS
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[O] Akira (1989)
[ O] Angel’s Egg (1985)
[O] Appleseed (2004)
[O ] Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
[ O] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title – Vengeance of the Space Pirate) (1982)
[O] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[O ] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title – Revenge of the Ninja Warrior) (1985)
[ O] Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)
[O ] End of Evangelion (1997)
[O ] Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
[ O] Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
[O ] Fist of the North Star (1986)
[O ] Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
[O] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[O] Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
[ O] The Girl Who Lept Through Time (2006)
[ O] Lensman (1984)
[O ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title – Clash of the Bionoids) (1984)
[O ] Memories (1995)
[ O] Metropolis (2001)
[O ] Neo-Tokyo (1986)
[O ] Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
[O ] Ninja Scroll (1993)
[O] Patlabor the Movie (1989)
[ O] The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
[O ] Project A-ko (1986)
[O ] Robot Carnival (1987)
[ O] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle (2006)
[O ] Silent Möbius (1991)
[O ] The Sky Crawlers (2008)
[ O] Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
[O ] Steamboy (2004)
[O ] Sword of the Stranger (2007)
[O ] Unico and the Island of Magic (1983)
[ O] Urotsukidoji: The Movie (1987)
[O ] Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
[O ] Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1982)
[O ] Vampire Hunter D (1985)
[O ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (2000)
[ O] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)

CARTOONS FOR GROWN-UPS
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[ O] American Pop (1981)
[O] The Animatrix (2003)
[O] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
[ O] Cool World (1992)
[X] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[O ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children (2005)
[ O] Fire & Ice (1983)
[X ] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[ O] Halo Legends (2009)
[O] Heavy Metal (1981)
[O] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[O ] Hey Good Lookin’ (1982)
[O ] Lady Death (2004)
[O ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[ O] Sita Sings the Blues
[X] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) — Yeah.
[ O] Street Fight (Coonskin) (1975)
[O ] Waking Life (2001)

OTHER ANIMATED MOVIES
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[O ] The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
[O] Animal Farm (1954)
[O ] Animalympics (1980)
[ O] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie (2007)
[O ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
[O ] Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
[ O] Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
[O] The Brave Little Toaster (1988)
[ O] Bravestarr: The Movie (1988)
[O] Cats Don’t Dance (1997)
[O] Care Bears: The Movie (1985)
[X] Charlotte’s Web (1973)
[X] Fern Gully (1992)
[O] G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
[O ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
[O ] Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
[ O] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)
[X ] The Hobbit (1977) – Loved it as an 8 year old.
[O] The Iron Giant (1999)
[ O] Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
[ O] Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
[ X] Lord of the Rings (1978) – Dug it as an 8 year old.
[O] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[O ] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
[ X] Pink Floyd’s The Wall (1982) – It’s in my top 15 all-time
[O] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[O ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie (2002)
[O ] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[O ] Ringing Bell (1978)
[O ] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[O ] Shinbone Alley (1971)
[O] Space Jam (1996)
[O ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
[O ] Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
[O ] Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
[ O] Superman: Doomsday (2007)
[O ] The Swan Princess (1994)
[O ] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[O ] Wizards (1977)
[X] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[O ] Wonder Woman (2009)
[O] Balto (1995)
[O] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

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The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello

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I may have posted this before, but I’ve been thinking about it lately. Great story. Great animation. Steampunk at its finest.

Here’s the synopsis:

Nominated for an Oscar and for a BAFTA award, Jasper Morello is a short feature made in a unique style of silhouette animation developed by director Anthony Lucas and inspired by the work of authors Edgar Alan Poe and Jules Verne. In the frontier city of Carpathia, Jasper Morello discovers that his former adversary Doctor Claude Belgon has returned from the grave. When Claude reveals that he knows the location of the ancient city of Alto Mea where the secrets of life have been discovered, Jasper cannot resist the temptation to bring his own dead wife Amelia back.

But they are captured by Armand Forgette, leader of the radical Horizontalist anti-technology movement, who is determined to reanimate his terrorist father Vasco. As lightning energises the arcane machineries of life in the floating castle of Alto Mea, Jasper must choose between having his beloved restored or seeing the government of Gothia destroyed. Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

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