Time Out 100 Best Animated Films

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If you include short cartoons, the list would have to include a lot more than 100. In fact, cartoons are probably at their greatest under an hour. Yes, there are many outstanding features too but the string of masterpieces in shorter length is endless. Plus, sometimes the most ambitious works come in smaller packaging. Yuriy Norshteyn's The Hedgehog and the Fog can hold its own against any Disney feature.

Sticking to features running over an hour, my personal favorite is probably Starewicz's Tale of the Fox. Among the Disney output: The Three Caballeros, Mars and Beyond and Bambi are my top three. I also like Jiri Trnka's stop-motion features a lot, but only The Emperor's Nightingale with Boris Karloff narrating (U.S. version) is easily available on DVD. Many regard Prince Bayaya (or Bajaja) his masterpiece, but I have only seen excerpts. That is a key problem: fewer classic international animated features are available in the U.S. compared to live-action material.


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Thanks a lot Blachefan for sharing this awesome list of animated movies; I have watched a few from them. Kung Fu Panda is a franchise that has made me a huge fan along with The Incredibles. I have also created a list of the most anticipated kids & animated films of 2018. Movies like The Incredibles 2, Peter Rabbit and Isle of Dogs have made a place. Here is the list -

1. A Wrinkle in Time

2. Animal Crackers

3. Barbie

4. Duck Duck Goose

5. Early Man

6. Invader Zim

7. Isle of Dogs

8. Johnny English 3

9. Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa

10. Madagascar 4

11. Mary Poppins Returns

12. Peter Rabbit

13. Puss in Boots 2:Nine Lives and 40 Thieves

14. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

15. Scooby-Doo & Batman: the Brave and the Bold

16. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

17. Sherlock Gnomes

18. Smallfoot

19. The Incredibles 2

20. The Jungle Book

Would love to have your views about these movies.

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