Sunday, July 17, 2011

TIME's Top 25 Animated Films

25. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
24. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
23. Yellow Submarine (1968)
22. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
21. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
20. Paprika (2007)
19. Tangled (2010)
18. The Lion King (1994)
17. Akira (1988)
16. Happy Feet (2006)

15. Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
14. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
12. Toy Story (1995)
11. Toy Story 3 (2010)
10. The Little Mermaid (1989)
9. Finding Nemo (2003)
8. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
7. Up (2009)
6. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
5. Spirited Away (2001)
4. Dumbo (1941)
3. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
2. WALL-E (2008)
1. Pinocchio (1940)





'Best of' lists are always doomed to be controversial, but I find this one particularly odd. While it includes a bunch of good but not great animations - Happy Feet, Horton Hears a Who, Tangled - it omits any number of classics - Ratatouille, The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Watership Down, 101 Dalmations - & choosesThe Little Mermaid over Beauty and the Beast & Aladdin!


But it's nice to see a Top 5 that includes Dumbo, Wall-E & Pinocchio.