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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:09 pm 
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What is your favorite non-Disney animated films (keep in mind that PIXAR and The Nightmare Before Christmas are Disney)?

Traditional, computer and stop-motion animation are all included. The only ‘rule’ being theatrical features only; TV movies, DTVs and OVAs are not to be included (that means movies like Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island).

List your top 10.
  1. The Iron Giant
  2. Shrek & Shrek 2
  3. Anastasia
  4. The Prince of Egypt
  5. Whisper of the Heart
  6. The Land Before Time
  7. Kiki's Delivery Service
  8. The Chipmunk Adventure
  9. The Secret of NIMH
  10. Cats Don’t Dance

From large studios like Sony, Dreamworks and Blue Sky to smaller independent productions, list away your favorites, even if you’re as nostalgia blind as me.

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1.Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
2. Princess Mononoke
3. Anastasia
4. Prince of Egypt
5. Despicable Me
6. Spirited Away
7. Pokemon the First Movie
8. The Land Before Time
9. Akira
10. Shrek


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1. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
2. Yellow Submarine (1968 )
3. The Iron Giant (1999)
4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988 )
5. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
6. Spirited Away (2001)
7. The Prince of Egypt (1998 )
8. The Secret of Kells (2009)
9. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
10. Gulliver's Travels (1939)

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1. Corpse Bride
2. Yellow Submarine

At the moment, I can't think of eight more non-Disney animated films that I would put close to my "favorite" anything. Maybe if I could remember Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke better, they would be on the list, but I haven't seen them years, and don't remember how much I liked them.

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I won't be putting them in order, but here are my favorite non-Disney animated films:

Cats Don't Dance
The Iron Giant
The Prince of Egypt
Kung Fu Panda
Anastasia
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Shrek 2
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
My Neighbor Totoro
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1. The Land Before Time ~ I was obsessed with this film (and, consequently, dinosarus) as a child. As an adult, it still hasn't worn on me, though I would be lying if I didn't say a bit of nostalgia is mixed in there. I think it's the only animated film (maybe I'm forgetting some) that's handled the struggle with death, particularly of a parent, as intently as this. Most other films have their sad moments (Mufasa, for example), but they usually don't follow-through with the ramifications of the death. There's also a very real sense of violence and danger to the film, which makes most of its scenes very dramatic. And I honestly cry more at the final scene with Little Foot's mother than any other death scene I can think of in an animated film.
2. The Prince of Egypt ~ Another film I was obsessed with as a child. The animation is beautiful, and the songs are masterful. I've actually read a lot of criticism of Hans Zimmer, but I've always like his scores (although, yes, they are overly noticeable) The opening "Deliver Us" and "The Plagues" scenes are especially well-done.
3. Kiki's Delivery Service ~ There's a charming simplicity and warmth to this film. It's one of those films that make great background noise, for some reason.
4. Balto
5. FernGully: The Last Rainforest ~ This film has its share of flaws, but I've always loved it. Hexxus, Magi, and the final scenes of the forest being re-grown are stand-outs. One of the reason I could sketch trees so much better than my friends in my high school art classes.
6. Spirited Away
7. Cats Don't Dance
8. Whisper of the Heart
9. Princess Mononoke
10. The Thief and the Cobbler

The Chipmunk Adventure - I won't list this one, because I haven't seen it in forever (around 7 yrs or more maybe). But I have extremely fond memories of it.

Also, Escapay reminded me of Little Nemo. That was another movie I grew up with and love (still do). I do wonder how my mom came across it though. :?

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4. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
3. Merry Christmas, Little Bill!
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
1. Anastasia


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Hmm, not really in order and just off the top of my head, they may not be the best, but these are some top faves anyway. And, there are many I still need to see, actually.

The Chipmunks Movie
Heavy Metal
American Pop
Rock and Rule
the Care Bears Movie
Care Bears Movie 2
Iron Giant
Anastasia
Monster House
Kiki's Delivery Service

And I'm going to throw in Chicken Run. Oh, and Secret of Nimh and Charlotte's Web!


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1. Anastasia
2. The Last Unicorn
3. Tonari no Totoro / My Neighbor Totoro
4. Les douze travaux d'Astérix / The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
5. How to Train Your Dragon
6. The Road to El Dorado
7. The Swan Princess
8. Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta / Castle in the Sky
9. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
10. Balto

Just barely missed the cut:
- Neko no ongaeshi / The Cat Returns
- Kung Fu Panda
- Titan A.E.
- Astérix et la surprise de César / Asterix Versus Caesar
- He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (:p)


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I'm surprised at the multiple mentions of The Chipmunk Adventure. I thought it was absolutely terrible, but I have a massive dislike for those squeaky-voiced demons, so I guess it's not for me.

Anyway, my list:

1. Spirited Away
2. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
3. Chicken Run
4. Kiki's Delivery Service
5. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
6. Ponyo
7. Shrek
8. The Prince of Egypt
9. Pom Poko
10. The Castle of Cagliostro

If direct-to-video titles were allowed, Wakko's Wish would have been in #3.


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In no special order:

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1). Cats Don't Dance (WB)
2). The Iron Giant (WB)
3). Corpse Bride (WB)
4). Coraline (Universal)
5). Shrek 2 (DW)
6). Shrek (DW)
7). Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (WB)
8). Horton Hears a Who! (Fox)
9). 9 (Universal)
10). My Neighbour Totoro (Ghibli)


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In no order and subject to change:

Anastasia
The Swan Princess
Coraline
The Iron Giant
How to Train Your Dragon
The Secret of NIMH
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Corpse Bride

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Escapay wrote:
5. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

Scared me shitless as a kid :lol:

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I'm surprised at the multiple mentions of The Chipmunk Adventure. I thought it was absolutely terrible, but I have a massive dislike for those squeaky-voiced demons, so I guess it's not for me.

To bad, I love it :D

I'll admit, I get a huge rush of 80s nostalgia watching it with the music and clothing (oh chipettes, what a product of your time you were).

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If direct-to-video titles were allowed, Wakko's Wish would have been in #3.

Sorry, I only did that because TV movies, DTVs and OVA could make things complicated. As in, what qualifies as a feature or movie (like if it's under an hour or it's a combined set of TV episodes being marketed as a movie). I didn't want it messy or confusing.

I probable would've put Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island on my list as I thought it was great. The only thing holding it back was the stupid werewolves/voodoo crap (seriously, zombies and ghosts was enough, not to mention cooler).

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Yeah, I understand. To be honest, that's the only direct-to-video film I would consider (except maybe Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation).

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I'm surprised at the multiple mentions of The Chipmunk Adventure. I thought it was absolutely terrible, but I have a massive dislike for those squeaky-voiced demons, so I guess it's not for me.

To bad, I love it :D

I'll admit, I get a huge rush of 80s nostalgia watching it with the music and clothing (oh chipettes, what a product of your time you were).

Haha, I get that Chipmunks fans would probably enjoy it. But, I saw it recently for the first time and it just annoyed me.

Even the 1980's animated series which I really liked when I was much, much younger I can't get into anymore.


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1.The Iron Giant (1999)(Warner Bros Animation)
2.Coraline (2009)(Focus Features/Laika)
3.Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)(Warner Bros Animation)
4.Grave of the Fireflies (1988)(Studio Ghibli)
5.Princess Mononoke (1997)(Studio Ghibli)
6.Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)(DreamWorks Animation/Aardman)
7.Kung Fu Panda (2008)(DreamWorks Animation)
8.Spirited Away (2001)(Studio Ghibli)
9.Chicken Run (2000)(DreamWorks Animation/Aardman)
10.My Neighbor Totoro(1988)(Studio Ghibli)

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If Pixar were included, I'd have to say that some of the films (Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Up, and more) would probably beat quite a few Disney films, especially some of the later ones.

Of course, Studio Ghibli is amazing, I love every one of their films that I've seen.

Flushed Away is great fun, As are the Wallace & Gromit shorts (and film.)

I like several of the Dreamworks, Sony and 20th Century Fox CG films pretty well: Ice Age, Kung Fu Panda, Monster House, Monsters vs. Aliens, Over the Hedge, Robots, Shrek, and so on.

Corpse Bride is good. I really enjoy The Nightmare Before Christmas as well, but of course, it's Disney.

I grew up with Transformers, so I like that pretty well.

Tokyo Godfathers is a really touching anime film. At the moment, I can't call to mind many other anime films that aren't Ghibli, and aren't part of a TV series, and it would take too long to page through my entire anime collection...

Although I haven't seen it yet, I have good hopes for Persepolis, I've heard good things about the movie, and I enjoyed the graphic novel.

You know, I'm actually kind of short on traditionally animated films that AREN'T Disney. I've seen some of them, but don't have them on DVD (like Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.) Growing up, most of what I saw was Disney, I didn't see a lot of the Don Bluth stuff back then.

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1- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm(it had a theatrical run, so I'm counting it!)
2- Persepolis
3- Spirited Away
4- Akira
5- End of Evangelion
6- Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
7- Sita Sings the Blues
8- Coraline
9- Waltz With Bashir
10- My Neighbor Totoro

As for honorable mentions:

The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Corpse Bride, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, The Iron Giant, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung-Fu Panda, Cats Don't Dance, The Secret of NIMH, An American Tale, Yellow Submarine, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Ninja Scroll

I'm partial to animation overall, not just Disney, so coming up with enough animated movies not involving the Mouse House that I enjoy is fairly easy for me.


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I can't stand anything in the Japanese Anime' vein, except for Spirited Away which set the bar pretty high and nothing I can think of has ever come close.

My favorite non-Disney films include:

An American Tail
Feivel Goes West
Secret of N.I.M.H.
Ferngully
Rock-a-Doodle
A Troll in Central Park
Anastasia

these are some of my most favorites and most re-watchable. There are more, but I need to leave space for all those Anime' lovers to throw rocks at me.

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DVDJunkie, what other anime films have you seen? If you like Spirited Away, I'd think the other Studio Ghibli films wouldn't be that distasteful to you... Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies (try to watch without crying), and so on. If nothing else, the newer Ghibli films like Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo should appeal, if you liked the newer CG/animation mix in Spirited Away.

I know a lot of people are used to American cartoons with constant movement in the frame, whereas the Japanese tradition often involves more detailed artwork, but less movement (particularly on TV shows and OVAs with less budget than a feature film.)

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I forgot a film, Miracle Worker: The Story of Jesus is a really well animated stop-motion film.

I also forgot some anime films: A Dog of Flanders, and Gauche the Cellist.

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