Yesterday I received the new Sleeping Beauty (2-Disc Platinum Edition) DVD and I expect the Blu-ray Disc to be in my mailbox soon. In the meantime we had some great animation this summer in WALLâ€¢E and Kung Fu Panda and we have Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Bolt and The Tale of Despereaux to look forward to, but RottenTomatoes is looking backward at the moment and brings us a Top 50 list of the best reviewed animated films. Their intro reads as:
Just so you are clear, their list is made based on reviews, not the opinion of the RT editors. There is actually little to no editorial opinion in the piece as they let the reviews speak for themselves. The top ten goes as such:
Personally I was shocked by the films in the top ten. Certainly I like some of those films but several of them wouldn’t even be in my top 50. I know many people like The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I personally can’t stay awake through the first 30 minutes (not an exaggeration) and I would never wish to see Fantasia again and Toy Story 2 being considered better than the first is just flat out wrong. Of course, the numbers don’t lie. This is how the critical community weighed in.
I haven’t thought about it long enough to decide what my ten favorite animated films would be but here is a list I would consider:
That’s ten off the top of my head and I still want to see Spirited Away, Akira and Princess Monoke. I may also consider The Iron Giant, but I would have to see it again to be sure. No matter what, I think Robin Hood would end up my personal all-time #1 animated film.
You can check out the complete RottenTomatoes list right here and