The 20 best animation titles

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1.
Pocahontas (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. (81 mins.)
“ The animation in this is absolutely superb, and so are the songs. The story might not be historically accurate, but c'mon - it's Disney! ” - Mats Vederhus
 
2.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
“ The animation and art design here is absolutely sublime. The soundtrack is also completely awesome - actually a slightly modified version Tchaikovsky. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
3.
101 Dalmatians (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. (79 mins.)
“ Marc Davis outdoes himself once again, and makes Cruella Deville into a villain that is almost more likeable than the film's couple. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
4.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Pixar's best film hands down. Andrew Stanton proves that you can make an interesting film with almost no dialogue at all. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
5.
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (99 mins.)
“ Oft overlooked, the songs and animation in this biblical film is very rarely surpassed. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
6.
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.)
“ Disney's most adult and sophisticated movie to this date also includes some really great songs and highly advanced animation. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
7.
The Lion King (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
“ Classic!
Andreas Deja's Scar is especially worth a watch. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
8.
Chicken Run (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners. (84 mins.)
“ Aardman's first, and best, feature-length film! ” - Mats Vederhus
 
9.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ Pixar broke new technical ground with this, and also proved yet again that they had a storytelling team that could rival Disney. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
10.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him. (97 mins.)
“ If only Disney could continue to do what they're best at - hand drawn romantic animation! ” - Mats Vederhus
 
11.
Tangled (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. (100 mins.)
“ I was sceptical about this until the very end, but it proved to be a really good movie with nice songs and some really cool art direction. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
12.
Tarzan (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human. (88 mins.)
“ The film that more or less ended the Disney renaissance era. Who could have foreseen that most of what Disney would release in the years after would be utter *beep* ” - Mats Vederhus
 
13.
Gurin with the Foxtail (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A gnome named Gurin wakes up with a foxtail as punishment for his practical jokes. (76 mins.)
“ The only hand-drawn Norwegian feature length film, definately worth a watch! ” - Mats Vederhus
 
14.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis. (95 mins.)
“ I personally count this as being the last movie produced during Disney's renaissance era, because it had a really good story and interesting art direction. It also has a great sense of humor. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
15.
Hercules (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. (93 mins.)
“ Towards the end of their renaissance era, Disney proved they had it in them once again! ” - Mats Vederhus
 
16.
The AristoCats (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (78 mins.)
“ First movie released after Walt Disney's death (not counting Jungle Book), proving that the studio could live on without its founder. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
17.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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 one that started it all!
The animation here was lightyears ahead of its time, with some great voice acting to boot. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
18.
Toy Story (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ Pixar's first, and a modern day classic. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
19.
The Jungle Book (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. (78 mins.)
“ Some classic animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas, plus some swingin' tunes from the 60s era makes this movie a must-see. ” - Mats Vederhus
 
20.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ Great followup from Pixar! ” - Mats Vederhus