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Animation List Meme
Grabbed from kitschyduck

- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Italize what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if neutral


[X] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[X] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[X] Bambi (1942)
[X] Cinderella (1950)
[X] Dumbo (1941)
[X] Fantasia (1940)
[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)
[X] Song of the South (1946)


[X] The Aristocats (1970)
[] The Black Cauldron (1985) (Though I have it on DVD)
[] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[X] The Jungle Book (1967)
[O] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[] Oliver and Company (1986)
[] Pete's Dragon (1977)
[X] The Rescuers (1977)
[X] Robin Hood (1973)
[X] The Sword In The Stone (1963)
[O] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)


[X] Aladdin (1992)
[X] Beauty and the Beast (1991) (This was the movie that made me decide not to see any more Disney until they stopped mucking up beautiful stories.)
[] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[] Hercules (1997)
[] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[] The Lion King (1994)
[] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[X] Mulan (1998)
[] Pocahontas (1995)
[] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[] Tarzan (1999)


[ X] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) (Seen because it was trumpeted as being 'serious' and 'adult' – no such luck.)
[] Bolt (2008)
[] Brother Bear (2003)
[] Chicken Little (2005)
[] Dinosaur (2000)
[] The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
[] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[ ] G-Force (2009)
[] Home on the Range (2004)
[] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[] Princess and the Frog (2009)
[ ] Tinker Bell (2008)
[ ] Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
[ ] Tinker Bell the the Fairy Rescue (2010)
[] Treasure Planet (2002)
[] The Wild (2006)


[X] A Bug's Life (1998)
[] Cars (2006)
[X] Finding Nemo (2003)
[X] Incredibles (2004)
[X] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[] Ratatouille (2007)
[X] Toy Story (1995)
[X] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[X] Wall-E (2008)
[X] Up (2009) (I adore this movie.)


[] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[] An American Tail (1986)
[] An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)
[X] Anastasia (1997) (Seen on TV one day – got very bored and deeply annoyed by the fucking up of history – which is why, of course, I stopped watching Disney.)
[] The Land Before Time (1988)
[ ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[] Thumbelina (1994)
[X ] Titan AE (2000) (Well, it was better than "Atlantis".)
[ ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)


[X] Antz (1998) (Though this may be because of my dislike of the voice actors.)
[ ] Bee Movie (2007)
[] Flushed Away (2006)
[] How to Train your Dragon (2010)
[ ] Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
[] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[X] Madagascar (2005)
[X] Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
[X ] Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
[] Over the Hedge (2006)
[ ] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[ ] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[X] Shark Tale (2004)
[X] Shrek (2001)
[X] Shrek 2 (2004)
[X] Shrek The Third (2007)
[] Shrek Forever After (2010)
[X ] Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
[X] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)


[ ] Happy Feet (2006)
[ ] Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)


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


[ ] Monster House (2006)
[ ] The Polar Express (2004)
[] Where the Wild Things Are (2009)


[ ] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
[] Felidae (1994)
[ ] Light Years (1988)
[O ] The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
[ ] Persepolis (2007)
[ ] The Plague Dogs (1982)
[ ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[X] Watership Down (1978)
[X ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ X] Yellow Submarine (1968)


[X] Flight of Dragons (1982)
[ ] Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)
[ ] The Hobbit (1977)
[ ] Jack Frost (1974)
[X] The Last Unicorn (1982)
[ ] The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
[ ] The Return of the King (1980)
[ X] Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
[ ]Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970)
[] The Wind in the Willows (1987)


[X] Grave of the Fireflies (1988) (Though I never actually want to see something that harrowing again.)
[X] Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
[X] Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) (Not sure this is not my favourite Miyazaki.)
[X] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[X ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) (My introduction to Lupin III – I still collect the serials occasionally.)
[X ] My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999)
[X] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[X] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[ X] Only Yesterday (1991)
[X] Pom Poko (Tanuki War) (1994)
[X ] Porco Rosso (1992)
[X] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[X] Spirited Away (2002)
[X] Tales from Earthsea (2006)
[X] Whisper of the Heart (1995)
[] Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea (2009) (Just bought the DVD and looking forward to seeing it.)
[X] The Cat Returns


[ ] Millennium Actress (2001)
[ ] Paprika (2006)
[] Perfect Blue (1999)
[] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
[ ] Memories - "Magnetic Rose" part (1995)


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


[X] Akira (1989)
[X] Appleseed (2004)
[] Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title - Vengeance of the Space Pirate) (1982)
[] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003) (Not sure what episodes are included in the movie. I own the series.)
[ ] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title - Revenge of the Ninja Warrior) (1985)
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)
[ ] End of Evangelion (1997)
[ ] Fist of the North Star (1986)
[ ] Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
[X] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[X] Ghost in the Shell 2 (2004)
[X] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) (I thought this very sweet.)
[ ] Junkers Come Here (1995)
[ ] Lensman (1984)
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title - Clash of the Bionoids) (1984)
[ ] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo (1986)
[ ] Ninja Scroll (1993)
[ ] Patlabor the Movie (1989)
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
[ ] Project A-ko (1986)
[ ] Robot Carnival (1987)
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle (2006)
[ ] Silent Möbius (1991)
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
[ ] Spriggan (1998)
[ ] Steamboy (2004) (Own the DVD.)
[ ] Sword of the Stranger (2007)
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic (1983)
[] Urotsukidoji: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D (1985)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (2000)
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)


[ ] American Pop (1981)
[] The Animatrix (2003)
[] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
[ ] Cool World (1992)
[]Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[] Final Fantasy: Advent Children (2005)
[ ] Fire & Ice (1983)
[X] Fritz the Cat (1972) (I hated this.)
[ ] Heavy Metal (1981)
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
[ ] Lady Death (2004)
[X] A Scanner Darkly (2006) (My favourite Dick novel – I didn't think some of the changes helped...)
[] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[ ] Street Fight (Coonskin) (1975)
[] Waking Life (2001)


[O] Animal Farm (1954)
[ ] Animalympics (1980)
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie (2007)
[ ] At Jesus' Side (2007)
[] Balto (1995)
[ ] Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002)
[ ] Balto III: Wings of Change (2004)
[ ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
[] The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997)
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1997)
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie (1988)
[] Cats Don't Dance (1997)
[] Care Bears: The Movie (1985)
[] Care Bears Adventures in Wonderland (1987)
[] Charlotte's Web (1973)
[] FernGully (1992)
[ ] FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
[ ] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)
[ ] The Iron Giant (1999)
[ X] Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) (Pretty good, and animated in Cooke's style, but not as complex or as clever as the orginal comic book series.)
[X ] Lord of the Rings (1978) (Awful)
[ ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
[ ] Osmosis Jones (2001)
[ ] Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
[] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie (2002)
[ ] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[ ] Ringing Bell (1978)
[] Space Jam (1996)
[ ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
[ X] Superman: Doomsday (2007) (Okay, but you can't cram the detail or the emotion into 120 or so minutes.)
[] The Swan Princess (1994)
[ ] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[ X] Wizards (1977) (I've seen this, but remember nothing at all of it.)
[ ] Wonder Woman (2009)

I love animation, but hate sentimental sludge. Make of that what you will.
I could add quite a lot, because, as usual, it's an arbitary list. There's Kirikou and the Sorceress and The Princes' Quest and The Book of Kells. I'd love to add the puppet movie, Strings. If you include Polar Express what about the flawed but interesting Beowulf ? I'll leave people who know more than I do about anime to comment on what's been left out of that section!

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That has a surprisingly high correlation with what I've seen. I haven't seen a single 21st-century Disney movie; the most recent one I've seen was Fantasia 2000, aka Fantasia for the short attention span.

I haven't seen a single 21st-century Disney movie; the most recent one I've seen was Fantasia 2000, aka Fantasia for the short attention span.

Oooh, I'm glad I gave it a miss, then....

Up is one of my favorite films. I am not a big fan of animation but that film transcended its constraints in amazing ways --


I'm interested in story, and in film as visual art, so an interest in animation follows naturally. Most of the films I've put in in bold are not comedies and not particularly for children. My admiration for, say, Lady and the Tramp is for its beautiful observation of dogs and cats, and for Sleeping Beauty is for its glorious stylised art. Yes, I do find Shrek and Monsters vs Aliens funny, but that is because among the kid's fart jokes there are some hilarious adult gags.

As for anime and, in particular, the work of Studio Ghibli, both story and art can reach astonishing heights - though neither Miyazaki (father or son) really get Western storytelling, and therefore their adaptations of English and American fantasy novels (Howl's Moving Castle and Tales of Earthsea) actually work. I will be interested to see if this applies to Ponyo, a re-working of The Little Mermaid.

Grave of the Fireflies, a fictionalised account of the fire-bombing of Kobe which pulls not a single punch, is one of the most moving, heart-rending polemics against war that I have ever seen.

Note: this isn't a criticism of your not liking animation - just a sort of explanation about why I do. Up is a lovely movie, deeply moving, often beautiful, wonderfully characterised, and the best thing Pixar have done. But... there are better animated movies.

Edited at 2010-12-03 02:59 pm (UTC)

I'm not at all visual. I wish that I was. I tend to conceptualize narrowly with visual art because of it. My interest in film is always story-bound.

Of course, there should be a 'do not' in the second paragraph, as in "do not actually work."

Interesting. I may snag this myself. I really haven't seen many recent Disney movies and my knowledge of anime is sadly lacking.

A lot of the anime stuff on this list is giant robots fighting each other. Tell me the sort of animation you like, and I'll see if I can rec something to taste, though you can't really go wrong with Studio Ghibli.

Well, I'm a big robot fan, so I'd certainly be up for giant robots fighting each other. Anything with a sci fi bent would be good really.

Saying "big robots" is a bit misleading as "mecha" is more normally about powered suits. It's not a part of anime with which I am very familiar - not my thing - but there is an article here


explaining it and putting up some well known examples.

Much of anime is science-fictional. Akira and Ghost in the Shell with their various sequels are the most famous. (I believe Akira is under development in America as a live action movie.) Of the Studio Ghibli, only Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is sfnal, though not of the space opera or future city variety, with its mutated future forests, giant bugs, and strong eco message. My personal favourite is the serial Cowboy Bebop (the title is the name of the spaceship) which is space opera. There is a movie, but you need to start with the serial.

Cool, thank you! I shall certainly check some of those out.

I'm with you movie for movie on most of the Disneys except I saw 'Emperor's New Groove' but not Atlantis, but I haven't seem much anime except for Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and Spirited away. There are some omissions. I would have expected Beowulf and Avatar - possibly with a separate classification for mo-cap, in which case the Gollum sequences in Lord of the Rings should qualify, especiually since they have iuncluded some movies which are only partly animated. (I'm surprised to see Mary Poppins in there, for instance.)

And where was Ice Age? Did I miss it? I loved Ice Age II which I didn't intend to watch but it was on TV and I got suckered into it. Delightful!

They missed out Star Wars: Clone Wars (cough, spit!). Much as I hated it, I would have expected it to be included.

Loved: The Incredibles, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Howl's Moving Castle, Wallace and Gromit (though I prefer the first three TV animations), Ice Age II, Jungle Book (which I would argue was classic Disney, not quite on the cusp of Dark Age) and 101 Dalmations.

Hated: Star Wars Clone Wars and was disappointed by Ratatouille because I'd heard good things and thought it lacklustre.

I made the Avatar argument over on kitschyduck's journal. It is becoming very, very difficult to draw the line as where live action ends and animation begins. Though the hand-drawn animation the Japanese and French favour is plainly this side of the line.

If we included short films, DVD/TV films and TV series then the list would stretch forever. I have a great fondness for Cowboy Bebop (space opera), Haibane Renmai (very odd fantasy which may be sort of allegorical) and the US Avatar: The Last Airbender (fantasy.) (And, of course, various Lupin III serials.)

Of the Studio Ghibli, Pom Poko is very, very Japanese and therefore not of this Western logic, but Kiki's Delivery Service about a young witch making her living by delivering goods by broomstick is absolutely adorable, while Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is pure SF and highly inventive, a future eco-thriller in a strange ruined Earth, made at a time before these views became widespread and fashionable. I have enormous fondness for The Castle of Caligostro, Miyazaki's first film, containing Steven Speilberg's favourite car chase, and involving characters already established in Manga and anime serials. Lupin III being a thief and grandson of the infamous french thief Arsene Lupin, adventuring with a samurai and a gangster all over the world, pursued by the relentless Inspector Zenigata of Interpol, and crossing paths with his on/off girl friend and thief.

However, the greatest of them all is the Grave of the Fireflies, not by Miyazaki, about two kids trying to survive after the firebombing of Kobe. It's heart-rending and, fair warning, there isn't even a glimpse of a happy ending. Not the sort of thing to watch if you want a bit of fun and uplift. (Makes note to oneself: must see Waltz with Bashir which has a similar rep.)

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