Disney has dominated animated motion pictures for many years, however since 2000 we’ve seen the likes of Japan’s Studio Ghibli, UK’s Aardman, Eire’s Cartoon Saloon, the USA’s Laika, and France’s Mac Guff/Illumination Studios Paris make inroads into the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated animation market. However when AFI printed their High 10 greatest animated motion pictures in 2008, Disney was nonetheless the overwhelming winner.
Earlier than we get into it, we should level out that the American Movie Institute erroneously designates animation as a style, somewhat than a medium. Additionally, the ‘leaders from the inventive neighborhood’ who voted for the very best motion pictures might solely select American movies, in order that shortly narrows the sector down.
9 of the ten motion pictures chosen within the Animation class have been Disney motion pictures (which incorporates two of the very best Pixar motion pictures). In chronological order, they’re; Snow White (1937), Fantasia (1940), Pinocchio (1940), Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1950), Magnificence and the Beast (1991), The Lion King (1994), Toy Story (1995), and Discovering Nemo (2003).
It’s shocking that Sleeping Magnificence (1959) – broadly thought to be probably the most visually placing and gorgeous movie from Disney’s Golden and Silver Ages – just isn’t on the record. If the vote have been to be taken now, it’s extremely doubtless that it might be there.
Dreamworks’ Shrek is the one non-Disney film of their High 10 animated motion pictures record. Dreamworks’ 1998 film The Prince of Egypt is one other film that’s extremely critically-acclaimed now, and would fairly doubtless make the record if voted on right now. Different profitable Dreamworks Animation franchises embody Madagascar, Tips on how to Practice Your Dragon, Kung-Fu Panda, The Croods, Trolls, Boss Child and extra together with Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots.
Laika’s Coraline was launched in 2009, simply lacking the vote – however would prone to be included now. One other shocking omission is 1993’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, which has solely elevated in reputation since its launch.
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