September 29, 2010

OFCS Top 100: Top 100 Animated Features

A new OFCS Top 100 is coming soon: our "100 Best First Films" celebrates the best in directorial debut efforts. Voting is currently underway, and the list will be announced Monday, October 4. To celebrate the arrival of the new list - our first since 2004 - we're taking a trip back in time, reposting our previous Top 100s.

The OFCS Top 100 Animated Features was announced in 2003. Read the list after the jump.

March 4, 2003: The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), the international association of the leading Internet-based cinema journalists, is celebrating the glory of animation with its new list honoring its choices of the Top 100 Animated Features of All Time.

With a reminder list of more than 350 feature films to choose from (the list did not include animated short films), spanning the years from the 1926 silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed to last November's release Treasure Planet, the society invited its accredited writers to consider some of the finest films of this celebrated genre. "Looking at the list compiled by our writers, it's evident what an impact the advances and varieties of animation had on people in the last 15 years," says Erik Childress, editor of eFilmCritic.com and a member of the OFCS Governing Committee. "While films such as Snow White and Fantasia may have been the blueprint for animation, the recent films of Pixar, Mayazaki and Trey Parker & Matt Stone have reconfigured how we view animated films and have expanded their artistic, emotional and satiric potential to new heights."

The Online Film Critics Society's Top 100 Animated Features of all Time

1. Toy Story (1995)
2. Fantasia (1940)
3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
4. Toy Story 2 (1999)
5. The Iron Giant (1999)
6. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
9. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
10 Spirited Away (2002)
11. Pinocchio (1940)
12. The Lion King (1994)
13. Chicken Run (2000)
14. Bambi (1942)
15. Shrek (2001)
16. Princess Mononoke (1999)
17. Monsters Inc. (2001)
18. Yellow Submarine (1968)
19. Aladdin (1992)
20. Akira (1989)
21. A Bug's Life (1998)
22. The Little Mermaid (1989)
23. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
24. Dumbo (1941)
25. Waking Life (2001)
26. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
27. The Jungle Book (1967)
28. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
29. Ice Age (2002)
30. My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
31. Watership Down (1978)
32. Charlotte's Web (1973)
33. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
34. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
35. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
36. Peter Pan (1953)
37. Cinderella (1950)
38. Ghost in the Shell (1996)
39. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
40. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
41. Antz (1998)
42. Animal Farm (1955)
43. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
44. Alice (1988)
45. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
46. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
47. Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
48. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
49. Mulan (1998)
50. Fantastic Planet (1973)
51. Fritz the Cat (1972)
52. Gulliver's Travels (1939)
53. Heavy Metal (1981)
54. Metropolis (2002)
55. Robin Hood (1973)
56. Tarzan (1999)
57. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
58. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
59. Asterix et Cleopatre (1968)
60. Fantasia 2000 (2000)
61. Transformers: The Movie (1986)
62. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
63. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
64. Snoopy Come Home (1972)
65. An American Tail (1986)
66. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
67. Song of the South (1946)
68. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
69. When the Wind Blows (1988)
70. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
71. The Brave Little Toaster (1988)
72. Mad Monster Party (1969)
73. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
74. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
75. Anastasia (1997)
76. The Rescuers (1977)
77. The Plague Dogs (1983)
78. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
79. The Land Before Time (1988)
80. The Emperor's Nightingale (1951)
81. Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
82. Titan A.E. (2000)
83. Perfect Blue (1999)
84. Ninja Scroll (1995)
85. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
86. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
87. The Aristocats (1970)
88. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
89. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
90. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
91. The Three Caballeros (1945)
92. Allegro Non Troppo (1977)
93. Hercules (1997)
94. Bebe's Kids (1992)
95. Treasure Planet (2002)
96. The Last Unicorn (1982)
97. Streetfight (aka Coonskin) (1975)
98. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
99. Fire and Ice (1983)
100. The Black Cauldron (1985)

9 comments:

PhillySpartan said...

The fact that NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind did not even make it in the top 100 prevents me from agreeing or taking this seriously. Nice to see other Studio Ghibli films on the list, but no NausicaƤ? What? Incredible.

David Cornelius said...

To be fair, Nausicaa didn't really get noticed in its proper original form outside of Japan until its re-release in 2005 - two years after we made this list.

JordaN said...

Nice to see Song of the South on this list! :-)

Anonymous said...

On the one hand, there are a few comparatively obscure anime films, even from the pre-2003 era, that I would've liked to see on here (especially the fantastic The End of Evangelion). On the other hand, there are already more anime films on this list (and deserving ones) than most other "Best Animated Films" lists combined, and on top of that, this one includes the beautiful Snoopy Come Home. So I can't really complain.

Anonymous said...

Loved this List.
Have not seen any of the animes outside of Akira. So i cant complain about those at all.

Anonymous said...

pathetic

Anonymous said...

I'm incredibly pleased with the list, featuring an eclectic mixture of Disney, anime features, and otherwise. Glad to see films like The Black Cauldron and, despite its tragic history, Arabian Nights/The Thief and the Cobbler getting recognized for their artistic merits.

Anonymous said...

Toy Story being #1? Mmh, it's a good movie yeah, but, no way it can be #1 :/

hey hey big daddio said...

toy story = crap
south park = utter crap
yellow submarine = hippie crap
powerpuff girls = are you serious?
iron giant = crap
bugs life, monsters inc, shrek, ice age = cyber crap

fantasia, snow white = overrated

tarzan, aladdin, thief and the cobbler, ninja scroll = underrated

there is a lot of weird crap on this list - waking life? spirits within? titan ae? what were you smoking back in 2003?

where is vampire hunter d blood lust? the animation is stunning.

pocahontas?
rock and rule?
end of evangelion?
nausicaa? (I knew about it back then)
road to el dorado?

terrible list guys, totally terrible.

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