Great Animated Films

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1.
Balto (1995)
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An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska. (78 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
“ A fine piece of 90's cinema,
with interesting characters and fantastic animation. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
2.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
“ The very first full length animated feature.
Truly, it plays a huge role in animation history and shows what Disney should be.
For some reason, despite being the first,
it has been very overlooked by animation lovers. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
3.
Wizards (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest. (80 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
“ Bakshi's take on fantasy.
Despite many flaws, it is a pretty creative story with some genius moments.
The fantasy-like character designs are also fun to look at. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
4.
Titan A.E. (2000)
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A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity. (94 mins.)
“ Now, let's face it,
Don Bluth did some pretty bad movies in the 90's.
However, I think this was his last good movie.
Also, a great mix of hand-drawn animation and CGI animation. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
5.
Fire and Ice (1983)
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In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord... (81 mins.)
 
6.
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
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Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. (89 mins.)
 
7.
The Iron Giant (1999)
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A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ Animation genius Brad Bird has brought us an animated feature than shows that you don't need music to tell a great story,
and it is a great story with decently done animation and great voice acting. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
8.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ To me, out of all the films in the Disney renaissance,
This is one of the best.
It's like a modernized take on Disney classics. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
9.
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
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Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one... (107 mins.)
Director: Steven Hahn
 
10.
The BFG (1989 TV Movie)
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A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams. (87 mins.)
Director: Brian Cosgrove
 
11.
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan. (74 mins.)
 
12.
The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)
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A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon. (77 mins.)
 
13.
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth. (132 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
“ When you get past the half-@$$ed animation,
Goofy moments,
It is actually a well done adaptation of the novel.
In some ways, it's actually better than the live action movies.
Mostly for it's great soundtrack and dark atmospheric style. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
14.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history. (79 mins.)
“ To me, this is one of the best Disney films out there.
This was the last one that was made when Walt Disney was still alive.
The movie itself does try to be it's own thing.
It's doesn't have the princess formula,
which has an interesting outcome.
I found the characters comedic and fun.
The animation is kind of weak, but when you get past that,
it is a Disney masterpiece. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
15.
The Black Cauldron (1985)
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A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can. (80 mins.)
“ Known for being the first animated Disney film to receive a PG rating.
At one point, almost got a R rating.
Despite all the flaws in character development
and straying away from it's source material,
It does have it's place in animation history
and a fine addition into dark fantasy. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
16.
The Last Unicorn (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns. (92 mins.)
“ Rankin/Bass has done a lot of holiday films,
but to me, their finest work is their fantasy related works.
"The Last Unicorn" is their masterpiece in my opinion.
Wile the animation is a little off, the style is beautiful
and it has some of the best voice acting
to ever be in an animated feature film. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
17.
Rock & Rule (1983)
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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him. (77 mins.)
Director: Clive A. Smith
 
18.
Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
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A prince of the sea and a child of fire engage in a tragic forbidden romance. (108 mins.)
Director: Masami Hata
 
19.
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
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A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has... (85 mins.)
“ A very well done mixture
of Japanese and American animation and story telling.
The animation is very beautiful to look at as well,
and some VERY creative ideas along the way. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
20.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
“ A fine piece of modern animation.
To me, this is like a modern take on
fantasy films of the 80's for the whole family. ” - BlueDevilReviews
 
21.
Up (2009)
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Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
 
22.
Brother Bear (2003)
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When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back. (85 mins.)
 
23.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
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To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. (82 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
 
24.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer. (91 mins.)
 
25.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
26.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
27.
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City. (79 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick