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AFI's 10 Top 10 Film Genres

Part 1 - Animated Films



Animated Films:
Please see Filmsite's extensive section on Animated Films

AFI described animated films as "a genre in which the film's images are primarily created by computer or hand and the characters are voiced by actors. A skillful combination of caricature and artistry, animation amplifies reality, offering stories that are visually stylized, but emotionally truthful. Whether it's a minimalist black squiggle or a full-blown tour-de-force of color and movement, animation allows imaginary characters and inanimate objects to spring vividly to life."

Nominees: 32 of the 50 films on the ballot were made by the Walt Disney Company; 13 were produced by Walt Disney himself. 17 of the 50 films are computer animated.

Winners: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( 1937) (# 1), Pinocchio (1940) (# 2), Bambi (1942) (# 3), The Lion King (1994) (# 4), Fantasia (1940) (# 5), Toy Story (1995) (# 6), Beauty and the Beast (1991) (# 7), Shrek (2001) (# 8), Cinderella (1950) (# 9), and Finding Nemo (2003) (# 10)

Comments: Disney films ruled the winning top 10, taking the top 5 positions. Shrek (2001) was the only non-Disney/Pixar in the top 10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) deserved a top 10 spot. The Simpsons Movie (2007) should have been a top 50 nominee.


AFI's 10 Top 10 Film Genres
Introduction | Part 1 - Animated | Part 2 - Fantasy | Part 3 - Gangster | Part 4 - Science Fiction | Part 5 - Western
Part 6 - Sports | Part 7 - Mystery | Part 8 - Romantic Comedy | Part 9 - Courtroom Drama | Part 10 - Epic



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