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The MoFo Top 100 Animated Films - The Countdown

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Welcome to MoFo Top 100 Animated Films Countdown!


On September 1, 2014, I asked the good people of MovieForums.com to send me their top 25 favorite animated features and shorts (excluding hybrids and television series), ranked in order of preference. The response was incredible. In all, 79 people made good on that request (though some lists had fewer than 25 entries) and between them they voted for 327 animated films.

The Voting Thread Can Be Found Here: The MoFo Top Animated Films - Voting




The Voters:

Aniko, Arcanis, BlueLion, BrowningIdentity, Camo, Captain Spaulding, Chardee Macdennis, Christine, Cinemajack, Citizen Rules, Cobpyth, Cricket, dadgumblah, Daniel M, Derek Vinyard, Erasmus Folly, Film Trash Review, Friendly Mushroom!, Frightened Inmate No. 2, Funny Face, Gatsby, GBGoodies, Gideon58, Godoggo, Guaporense, The Gunslinger45, Harry Lime, Hello101, Holden Pike, honeykid, Iroquois, Jal90, JayDee, jiraffejustin, John McClane, Kathepburn, LinesPalsy, Loner, mark f, meatwadsprite, Mingusings, Miss Vicky, Mistique, Mlaturno, Modine, MovieMeditation, Nausicaä, Neiba, Nostromo87, Plan B, Pussy Galore, Quill, rauldc14, Rhys, The Rodent, s1n1st3r, The samoan lawyer, Sane, sara f, The SciFi Slob, seanc, Sedai, Sexy Celebrity, Sinny McGuffins, Skepsis93, Swan, teeter_g, Tenshi, Thursday Next, Tokeza, TylerDurden99, urkillinmesmalls, The Usual Suspect, Voigan, WBadger, weeman, wintertriangles, Yoda, the young turk




How This Countdown Will Work:

  • For movies ranked #100 - #21, I will post two movies per day.

  • Once we reach the top 20, I will post one movie per day until the final two, which will be revealed together (on or about January 29th, if my calculations are correct).

  • I will post four movies on December 24th and will not post any new entries in the countdown on December 25th. I will probably do the same for December 31st and January 1st.

  • If an unforeseen event prevents me from posting on a particular day, I will post two sets the following day.

  • Due to an erratic work schedule, I cannot promise to post at a consistent time of day. Some days the post will be quite late, other days it may be early. I apologize in advance if this causes any frustration.

  • If you are one of the voters, please do not reveal your full personal list until the countdown is complete. If you voted for a particular film that has been revealed on the countdown, feel free to say where on your list it placed.

  • Discussion of each film is encouraged.

  • A Note on Points and Numerical Ties: For those new to the list experience, each voter sent in a list of up to 25 films. Points were determined as follows: #1 votes received 25 points, #2 votes received 24 points, #3 votes received 23 points, etc all the way down to 1 point for a #25 vote. There were several numerical ties among the top 100. To determine order when ties arose, I first counted how many individual votes the films received. The film with the higher number of votes was given the higher position. If they received the same number of votes, then the film with the highest single vote was placed higher on the list.

  • Once the countdown is complete, Yoda will add it to the Lists section of MoFo. So be sure to check off what you've seen when the time comes.



And now for what you've all been waiting for...



"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."




The MoFo Top 100 Animated Films List
(Click On the Film Titles For Details)

100. All Dogs Go To Heaven
99. Surf's Up
98. A Bug's Life
97. Tarzan
96. It's Such A Beautiful Day
95. Frankenweenie
94. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
93. Garden of Words
92. The Fox and the Hound
91. Shrek 2



90. Anastasia
89. Animal Farm
88. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie
87. 101 Dalmatians
86. Paprika
85. 5 Centimeters Per Second
84. The Wind Rises
83. Mulan
82. Lilo & Stitch
81. Ponyo



80. The Emperor's New Groove
79. Lady and the Tramp
78. A Charlie Brown Christmas
77. Bolero/Evolution (from Allegro Non Troppo)
76. A Town Called Panic
75. Watership Down
74. Heavy Metal
73. Hercules
72. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
71. Wolf Children



70. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
69. Corpse Bride
68. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Eternal
67. Millennium Actress
66. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
65. When the Wind Blows
64. Kung Fu Panda
63. The Plague Dogs
62. Yellow Submarine
61. Despicable Me



60. The Illusionist
59. The Jungle Book
58. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
57. Charlotte's Web
56. Castle in the Sky
55. Duck Amuck
54. Sleeping Beauty
53. Tale Of Tales
52. The Simpsons Movie
51. Chicken Run



50. Bambi
49. Dumbo
48. Ghost in the Shell
47. A Scanner Darkly
46. Whisper of the Heart
45. Fantastic Planet
44. Perfect Blue
43. Porco Rosso
42. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
41. Waking Life



40. Frozen
39. Howl's Moving Castle
38. Kiki's Delivery Service
37. The Little Mermaid
36. Coraline
35. Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
34. Rango
33. Alice in Wonderland
32. The Lego Movie
31. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs



30. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
29. Akira
28. Persepolis
27. Wreck-It Ralph
26. Waltz With Bashir
25. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
24. Pinocchio
23. Mary and Max.
22. The Iron Giant
21. Shrek



20. Fantasia
19. How to Train Your Dragon
18. My Neighbor Totoro
17. Fantastic Mr. Fox
16. Toy Story 2
15. Aladdin
14. The Nightmare Before Christmas
13. Grave of the Fireflies
12. Beauty and the Beast
11. The Incredibles



10. Toy Story 3
9. Princess Mononoke
8. Ratatouille
7. Monsters, Inc.
6. Finding Nemo
5. The Lion King
4. WALL·E
3. Spirited Away
2. Up
1. Toy Story




But first....



The One Point List

These films each received only one point. This means that they each got only one vote and that one vote was for #25. Some of these are sort of afterthoughts, tacked on in order to fill out the ballot and others were deliberately put at that position in the hopes of getting them on this list and giving them some recognition in the countdown.

* * *

Aschenputtel (Cinderella) (Short)
(Lotte Reiniger, 1922) IMDb / YouTube

Barnyard
(Steve Oedekerk, 2006) IMDb

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
(Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, 2009) IMDb

Education For Death: The Making of the Nazi (Short)
(Clyde Geronimi, 1943) IMDb / YouTube

Grace
(Tanya Weinberger, 1986) YouTube

Hugó, a víziló (Hugo the Hippo)
(Bill Feigenbaum, 1975) IMDb

Hulk Vs.
(Sam Liu and Frank Paur, 2009) IMDb

Logorama (Short)
(François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, and Ludovic Houplain, 2009) IMDb / YouTube

Recess: School's Out
(Chuck Sheetz, 2001) IMDb

The Skeleton Dance (Short)
(Walt Disney, 1929) IMDb / YouTube

* * *


I'll be back in a little while with the first two films.



The Texas Chainsaw Massacricket
The only one I've heard of from the 1 pointers is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and I didn't realize it was animated. Even though all 25 of my picks are not that well known, I thought there was a chance they'd all make the countdown. That was before I knew there would be over 300 films with points. That's a lot.
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Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.
Great design on the graphics so far, btw...
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Great design on the graphics so far, btw...
Thanks, though I can't take any credit for that. Skepsis93 created the main header, The Rodent created the header for the list post and JayDee created the header for The One Point List.

And a big thank you from me to them!



Damn it!, I knew I was forgetting something important - Skeleton Dance! That's what I get for throwing my list together at the last minute.



All good people are asleep and dreaming
But first....



The One Point List

These films each received only one point. This means that they each got only one vote and that one vote was for #25. Some of these are sort of afterthoughts, tacked on in order to fill out the ballot and others were deliberately put at that position in the hopes of getting them on this list and giving them some recognition in the countdown.

* * *

Aschenputtel (Cinderella) (Short)
(Lotte Reiniger, 1922) IMDb / YouTube

Barnyard
(Steve Oedekerk, 2006) IMDb

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
(Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, 2009) IMDb

Education For Death: The Making of the Nazi (Short)
(Clyde Geronimi, 1943) IMDb / YouTube

Grace
(Tanya Weinberger, 1986) YouTube

Hugó, a víziló (Hugo the Hippo)
(Bill Feigenbaum, 1975) IMDb

Hulk Vs.
(Sam Liu and Frank Paur, 2009) IMDb

Logorama (Short)
(François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, and Ludovic Houplain, 2009) IMDb / YouTube

Recess: School's Out
(Chuck Sheetz, 2001) IMDb

The Skeleton Dance (Short)
(Walt Disney, 1929) IMDb / YouTube

* * *


I'll be back in a little while with the first two films.
I thought for sure one of my picks would only get one point. I guess one or more of The Canadians voted for it.



Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Skeleton Dance are the only ones I've seen from the 1 pointers. The former is a well executed, absurdly funny commentary on human greed and the latter is a fine piece of macaber classic animation.

Can't wait for the first two entries!
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Barnyard is the only one pointer that I've seen. It is OK, but truly had no reason to have a chance for this countdown.



Lord High Filmquisitor
Although I loved the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, I never liked the movie especially well, not even nostalgically. The other one-pointers I haven't even seen, althoughh I've been meaning to see Hulk Vs. for months now,
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It ain't over till the fat lady sings
Barnyard is mine!!!

I knew it would be a one pointer, that's why I chosed it! I watched it at the cinema and I remember laughing as hell! I'm glad it's represented somehow on this thread!
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Reviews thread here!





The Top Ten Near Misses
Ten Films That Missed The Cut


Over the Hedge
(Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick, 2006) IMDb
55 points

Robin Hood
(Wolfgang Reitherman, 1973) IMDb
55 points

The Adventures Of Tintin
(Steven Spielberg, 2011) IMDb
54 points

The Brave Little Toaster
(Jerry Rees, 1987) IMDb
54 points

Kokuriko-zaka kara (From Up On Poppy Hill)
(Goro Miyazaki, 2011) IMDb
54 points

Ice Age
(Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, 2002) IMDb
53 points

The Secret Of NIMH
(Don Bluth, 1982) IMDb
53 points

Toki o kakeru shôjo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
(Mamoru Hosoda, 2006) IMDb
52 points

Vincent (Short)
(Tim Burton, 1982) IMDb / YouTube
51 points

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures Of Prince Achmed)
(Lotte Reiniger, 1926) IMDb
50 points

I know this list is going to break some hearts.



MRW when I look at the list and see that NIMH didn't make it even though I gave it 22 points.

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MRW when NIMH doesn't make the list even though I gave it 22 points.

I didn't vote for NIMH myself, but I strongly considered it and it's a childhood favorite. I was very sad to see it make this list.

On the other hand, Over the Hedge is one of many films I voted for that did not make the top 100. I had it at number 8.





The Top Ten Near Misses
Ten Films That Missed The Cut


Over the Hedge
(Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick, 2006) IMDb
55 points

Robin Hood
(Wolfgang Reitherman, 1973) IMDb
55 points

The Adventures Of Tintin
(Steven Spielberg, 2011) IMDb
54 points

The Brave Little Toaster
(Jerry Rees, 1987) IMDb
54 points

Kokuriko-zaka kara (From Up On Poppy Hill)
(Goro Miyazaki, 2011) IMDb
54 points

Ice Age
(Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, 2002) IMDb
53 points

The Secret Of NIMH
(Don Bluth, 1982) IMDb
53 points

Toki o kakeru shôjo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
(Mamoru Hosoda, 2006) IMDb
52 points

Vincent (Short)
(Tim Burton, 1982) IMDb / YouTube
51 points

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures Of Prince Achmed)
(Lotte Reiniger, 1926) IMDb
50 points

I know this list is going to break some hearts.


Yes, this list definitely breaks my heart.

Over the Hedge was my #9.
The Adventures Of Tintin was my #10.
The Brave Little Toaster was my #24.
Ice Age was my #13.

Robin Hood didn't make my list, but it was a childhood favorite that was one of my final cuts.



The Texas Chainsaw Massacricket
I gave The Adventures of Prince Achmed 2 points, and The Adventures of Tintin was my very last cut. Over the Hedge was one of the last movies I wanted to see, that I didn't get to.



The thing about NIMH that I really love is how it doesn't talk down to its audience. Like all great children's films, it trusts them to reach beyond their comfort level a little bit to meet its story. It really respects its audiences.