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What Is The Best Animated Movie of All Time?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I took little Red Tornado to the movies yesterday after school to see Lion King 3D.
I'd seen it ages ago in the theatre, and watched it countless times at home with the girls as they grew up. I've yet to see a 3D movie that I *loved*, and was doubtful that the re-imagineering of what I consider to be Disney's best animated film ever would bring anything new to the table. But I wanted to hear the grandness of the movie again. Movies in the theatre are, for me, an experience that even the best home theatre can't match.
I have to say, even tho the 3D wasn't the "in your face" type (probably because the film was never designed to be seen that way,) it was amazing. The depth of field and richness the 3D adds to the movie makes it a much more immersive experience. It wasn't a cheap date... $25 for one adult and one kid. Any I balk at blatant attempt to re-issue old movies at the box office just to drive ticket sales. But this time, it was worth it. I may, in fact, go see it again before it leaves the theatres. If you get a chance... go.
But this brings up an interesting topic. Do you know which animated film has the biggest domestic box office sales? What movie has made the most money? I had assumed it was Lion King or Little Mermaid. I was wrong. Lion King is #3, tho that may change.
The #2 Domestic Box office champ is:

and the #1 Domestic Box Office Animated film of all time is:

Shrek 2. Go figure.
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    fav of the 'classic Disney' is Jungle Book. I also love Song of the South (live action/animation mix). I was raised on Uncle Remus stories. I know they are very non-PC, but I have very fond memories of my grandmother reading them to us and doing all the voices. Every kid should have an Uncle Remus. He was the best!

    Watership Down, The Secret of Nimh, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Heavy Metal are also on my top animated movies list.
    2171 days ago
    How to Train Your Dragon is my favorite

    Loved all the Toy Stories
    Love the really old Micky ones-
    as for Avatar -visual pleasure-stupid must have been somewhat good because I surprised to find out how long it was
    2195 days ago
    Nemo would have to rank right up there for me. Personally didn't care for Avatar one bit and I'm a mega sci-fi/fantasy junkie. Love the shrek Movies. But yeah, between Dory and Mater, Pixar sure can do memorable characters.
    2257 days ago
    Animation~ I LOVE!! I wanted to work for Disney sooo bad!
    I don't have a fav., but Mike Myers does rule in Shrek and Toy Story is rockin'!
    I NEED to see a 3D animation. The last one I saw was Avatar.
    2257 days ago
    OK you talked me into it I will go see it.
    I do like 3D movies
    2314 days ago
    I still have a fondness for Disney's Sleeping Beauty
    2316 days ago
    My favorite animated movie was by far "Ghost In The Shell". That movie effected how I saw the world. I also loved "Grave of the Fireflies" (you can watch it here: ) - I don't think I've cried so hard in my whole life and it also altered my view of the world. Millennium Actress was another fantastic animated movie - It was so much fun to watch. It made me forget that I was watching a movie and drew me into it completely. That's rare for an animation; especially one that's subtitled.
    I'd give anything to see ANY of those movies in the theater.
    2317 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2011 9:37:47 PM
    For me it's Finding Nemo - beautifully animated by Pixar with an awesome performance by Ellen DeGeneres as Dory along with some very touching and very funny moments. (The chaotic scene in the dentist's office is a classic). I actually thought this movie has just as much to offer to adults as it did to kids. emoticon
    2317 days ago
    Yea... the $25 price tag for me and the 7 year old was a bit high. I hate giving Disney that much money for an older movie.
    2317 days ago
    Alice in Wonderland...of course!
    2317 days ago
    I want to see it in 3D but I haven't been able to justify a $10 matinée ticket quite yet when I typically go to the $2 movies

    I'm surprised about Shrek though

    2317 days ago
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