Monday, May 28, 2012

Top 40 Animated Films

Animated movies have done what most live films have failed to do - provide non stop entertainment and humor. Disney animated films have been released for decades but the 21st century is definitely the era of the computer generated animated flicks. Animated movies are adorable and fun, it is hard to see why one would not enjoy them. Let me reconnect you with your childhood for a bit, here is my list for best animated films of all time. Enjoy.

40. Chicken Run (2000)
The voice acting is fabulous, the humor is great, and the action sequences are spectacular. Fun film for all ages.

39. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
A pleasing mix of humor, martial arts action, and colorful animation, Kung Fu Panda was entertaining.

38. Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
This was one of my favourite movies as a kid. A wonderful lesson about pollution and the destruction of rainforests, but it's also exciting, creepy and entertaining.

37. Tangled (2010)
Visually stunning, graceful and a cute story. Really nice family film.

36. The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie (1979)
 A collaboration of all those looney tunes, this is hilarious and fun to watch. True Classic.

35. Up (2009)
Oscar best picture nominee, emotional and adorable story with bubbly characters.

34. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
No one believed that America’s favourite mentally challenged metal-heads could possibly sustain a full-length feature. They did and brought constant laughter.

31. A Bug's Life (1998)
Cute animated tale full of adventure, spectacle, light romance and slight suspense.

30. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
A delightful and funny feast, Wes Anderson infuses his classic style into this extremely quirky, offbeat hilarious film.

31. Ice Age (2002)
Witty and funny, Ice age is marvelously entertaining and will definitely warm your heart. 

30. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Amazing soundtrack, beautiful visuals and a heartfelt biblical story with a amazing voice cast, The Prince of Egypt is captivating. 

29. Bambi (1942) 
Elegantly animated and  touching, Bambi is an endearing and moving Disney classic.  The animation is beautiful and the music sequences are simply classic.

28. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Heart-warming and fun tale. Disney shows they still have that touch to make traditional animations.

27. A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton magic touch mixed with a little scariness and humor. Great characters and an engaging film.

26. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Very hilarious with a great voice cast. Definitely an improvement in humor and characterization from the first film.

25. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
A yummy treat for all ages. Fun, humorous with adorable characters and not to mention delicious to watch.

24. The Iron Giant (1999)
A long lost member of the Transformers? lol no it's only the Iron Giant. Touching, endearing tale of a boy's relationship with a giant robot. Lovely story made better with lively characters and great animation.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Surprisingly deep, clever and very funny film with beautiful fluff animation.

22. The Secret of Nimh (1982)
Fascinating, dark and well done animation. A bit creepy but still an enjoyable story.

21. The Incredibles (2004)
One of Pixar's very finest efforts is The Incredibles. A little mix of Watchmen and Fantastic Four. The Incredibles is witty, fun and action packed animation.

20. The Little Mermaid (1989)
A charming and warm film and even more charming characters. Definitely a Disney classic with great musical sequences.

19. Shrek (2001)
A wonderful twist on the Beauty and the Beast saga is one of the funniest movie on my list with comedic geniuses Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy given the whole of fairyland to roam. 

18. Monsters, Inc (2001)
An enjoyable, animated bundle of joy. Monsters Inc may appease more to children but the humor makes it sufficient enough for adults.

17. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
A suspenseful, fun and incredible journey featuring your household appliances lol. Great animation with cute characters.

16. Shrek 2 (2004)
Funny, entertaining and might I add - hilarious! A great sequel with the introduction of lively new characters and interesting twists.

15. Spirited Away (2001)
Captivating and engaging fantasy film. This is an imaginative film which will leave you breathless alongside its magical animation. 

14. Toy Story (1995)
This is where it all began. The Pixar, and by association computer-animated revolution truly kicked in Toy Story in 1995. Entertaining family fun film with a solid voice cast and humor.

13. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Enchanting, romantic and really beautiful animation. One of Disney's finest and most elegant films to date. 

12. The Land Before Time (1988)
I grew up watching this series and it is definitely one of the most emotional animated movies ever. A heart-warming prehistoric journey with very charming characters.

11. Wall-E (2008)
A mesmerizing and heart-warming ride. A lone robot made the best of his post-apocalyptic world, finding purpose in cleaning up the mess, companionship in a cockroach, and beauty among the trash. A great animation film about love, loneliness, determination and triumph.

10. Bebe's Kids (1992)
A classic animation film involving black people lol. It was harsh, funny, crude and just downright entertaining!

9. The Lion King (1994)
Beautifully animated, fun and emotional Disney classic. Great soundtrack, with even greater sing-a-long musical scenes accompanied by vibrant characters. Hakuna Matata.

8. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story was a revelation of technology. Its sequel was simply a revelation. Funny, mature, entertaining and will appease to all audiences.

7. Ratatouille (2007)
Ratatouille is anything but predictable: a rat who dreams of becoming a chef. A fast-paced entertaining film with memorable characters and good humor.

6. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
One of my favorite childhood movies. A Tim-Burton like animation of an incredible journey. Dynamic visuals mixed with witty humor and great voice acting.

5. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
"Heigh ho, heigh ho heigh ho"
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the animated movie that started a dynasty. Snow White served as the first full-length animated feature. Charismatic,engaging story with lovely animation, Snow white set the standard for animation in decades to come.

4. Finding Nemo (2003)
Stunning animation equipped with cute and silly characters. Finding Nemo features a great script and voice acting, great humor and a fun journey.

3. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
The South Park movie does what the TV-to-film genre rarely achieves: It not only validates its existence as a standalone feature, but it also expands on and stretches the boundaries in an awesome way. Hilarious, crude, loud but really engaging and entertaining. South Park movie stuck to the nature of the TV show.

2. Aladdin (1992)
Magical carpet rides, classical music scenes and an entertaining genie. A romantic ride with beautiful animation, Aladdin had its fair share of laughter and an engaging story-line. Really fun to watch and my favorite Disney movie of all time.

1. Toy Story 3 (2010)
The only animated film to gross over one billion dollars at the box office, the highest grossing animated film of all time and an Oscar nominee for best picture.  The ultimate sequel and ending to a fun story, Toy Story was hilarious, mature and well done. Epic voice acting, wonderful script plus charming and witty new characters. Toy Story 3 left me with an everlasting smile on my face.


  1. You should have entitled this "MY top Animated movies....." cuz clearlyyyyyyyyy YOU nuh have nooo sense and YOU mad fi consider this the greatest list of Animated movies of all time in general. Fiyah pan u. Lion King should be No. 1.... *smmfh* WHERE IS MULAN! WHERE IS CINDERELLA!! WHERE IS POCAHONTAS!!!! WHERE IS THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME!!!WHERE IS SLEEPING BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I QUIT YOU!!!!!!

  2. Well my blog posts are based on MY opinions so i dont have to write MY in the heading. You would pissed then if you saw notable movie critics list of best animated films and what they have on it. These are my personal favourites, agree to disagree


    2. i've never seen Akira you wench

  3. Lots of great inclusions...

    However I recommend a high diet of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away is my #4 favourite film of his), and if you've yet to see Fantasia it's highly recommended.

  4. Okay. I haven't seen it but Ill definitely check it out

  5. First off... South Park at #3..sweet...great list, i have seen at least 95% of them, Akira is a honorable mention, Disney and Pixar always have good stuff, never had a bad moment. 1000+ Cool Points for Bebe's Kids, alot of people dont know abt that one lol. Good post!