After seeing this post over at Justine’s Movie Blog, I was eager to do such a post as well. I am a huge fan of animated movies or series. As a kid, I also preferred watching animation than watching real-persons movies :’D This list will include the animated movies I used to love and watch as a kid, but also the ones I enjoy watching now, or rather, enjoyed watching as an adult as well :) Have Fun!
BTW: The movies are in no particular order. I think I couldn’t decide which is the best, second-best, and so on.
1. The Last Unicorn:
Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Writers: Peter S. Beagle
Stars: Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow
I loved this movie as a child, although it was so creepy. I liked the story, and the fact that it was a story about unicorns. When I was a kid, there weren’t so many stories about unicorns. Today, I love this movie because of its dark atmosphere, the fantasy, imagination and creativity this movie presents, and the topics it depicts.
2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: John Orloff, Emil Stern, Kathryn Lasky
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Emily Barclar, Joel Edgerton,…
This movie was simply breath-taking! So beautiful, cute, sad, and amazing! The story was heart-breaking but beautiful. The effects were unbelievable. This movie is probably the best non-disney animation movie ever.
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Writers: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson,…
Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai,…
This movie was so cute and sad, that I cried, both at the beginning, but also in the ending. Everything about this movie is wonderful! the colors are bright, the characters are well-thought through, and the story is unique. For me, probably the best Pixar Disney Movie.
4. Spirited Away
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki,…
I am a huge Miyazaki fan, and Spirited Away is one of his best ones. However, I have to admit that this movie might have been a little bit too creepy for children. Still, I watched it over and over again as a child :D Easy to understand, since this movie is full of individuality, magic, fantasy, and a unique way of storytelling. I love it, and I will love it forever.
5. Princess Mononoke
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka,…
Another Miyazaki movie that I watched several times as a kid, often with my cousin during Christmas Time, because it would always be on TV during that time. Just like the Last Unicorn. Princess Mononoke is another movie that would be considered rather as a movie for adults than children, because it was quite brutal and a bit scary as well. Still, the movie has so much fantastic, and clever elements, that I couldn’t stop myself from watching it every year.
6. Beauty and the Beast
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writers: Linda Woolverton, Roger Allers,…
Cast: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White,…
I love everything about this movie. From the beginning scene, to the scary encounter with the beast, up until the romantic dance at the end. I love the tea cup set, and the music, and Belle herself. She is the best Disney Princess in my opinion. A perfect role model for children and young girls. I can identify myself with her the most. It is not about the looks, but about the inner values.
7. The Little Mermaid
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writers: John Musker, Ron Clements,…
Cast: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, …
As a kid, this was one of my most favorite, and most often watched movies during my childhood. It is the perfect animation movie for little girls. The music and the fictive world of this movie are wonderful!
Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
Writers: Carl Binder, Susannah Grant,…
Cast: Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Linda Hunt,…
I loved and still love Poccahontas. The music is magical, the animations and colors are beautiful, and the story which is a true one is educating. As a child, I always wanted to be like Poccahontas. I also had a Poccahontas lunch box.
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writers: Jennifer Lee, Hans Christian Andersen,…
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff,…
When I first watched it, months after its release, I was fascinated and overly amused by Olaaf. This movie didn’t get an Oscar for nothing. The animation was beautiful, the story so sad and funny at the same time. I had tears in my eyes because of both :’D
10. Corpse Bride
Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Writers: Tim Burton, Carlos Grangel,…
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson,…
This is another film I loved watching in the past, however, in my teenager years when I became obsessed with the dark trio of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. This movie is another collaboration work of those three. This movie is a typical Tim Burton movie. The alive world is bein portrayed as dark, and the dead world is colored and full of fun and music. Since this movie is no typical animation, because it is stop-motion, it has a special place on this list.
Other Great Animation Movies:
The brave little toaster: If you don’t know this, then you missed something as a child :)
Alice in Wonderland: Who doesn’t love this colorful world?
The Lion King: I know, you might have wondered why this is not in the list, but it was just too sad for me that I could never watch it again.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: This movie was also quite sad, but I liked the songs.
Peter Pan: I loooved Peter Pan! It was full of fantasy and adventure. I always wished to meet someone like Peter Pan as well :)
Mulan: This was one of my first cinema visits. And this movie was epic!
Akira: I watched this movie about 2 years ago, and actually, this is no children’s movie at all. I think this is a masterpiece, but I can never watch it again. This movie disturbed me a lot. That’s why it is not on the Top 10 list.
Tangled: This movie was hilarious and the animations at the end were beautiful.
Wall-E: This was such a sad movie. I cried :'(
The Princes and the Frog: I discovered this quite late, but I enjoyed it very much.
Kung-Fu Panda: This movie was soooo hilarious! I died laughing :’D
Despicable Me: I mean, the Minions, Come on!! :D
So, this was my list. I hope you enjoyed it.
What Animation Movies are on your Top 10 List? Do you have some of the same as me?
Thanks for reading.