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AFI's 10 Top 10 Film Genres

Part 1 - Animated Films



Animated Films:
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."

(Winners marked with this icon and ranking number)

  1. ALADDIN, Disney, 1992
  2. ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Disney, 1951
  3. AMERICAN POP, TriStar, 1981
  4. AN AMERICAN TAIL, Universal, 1986
  5. ANTZ, DreamWorks, 1998
  6. THE ARISTOCATS, Disney, 1970
  7. BAMBI, Disney, 1942 (# 3)
  8. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Disney, 1991 (# 7)
  9. A BUG'S LIFE, Disney/Pixar, 1998
  10. CARS, Disney/Pixar, 2006
  11. CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Paramount, 1973
  12. CINDERELLA, Disney, 1950 (# 9)
  13. CORPSE BRIDE, Warner Bros., 2005
  14. DUMBO, Disney, 1941
  15. FANTASIA, Disney, 1940 (# 5)
  16. FINDING NEMO, Disney/Pixar, 2003 (# 10)
  17. HAPPY FEET, Warner Bros., 2006
  18. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Disney, 1996
  19. ICE AGE, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  20. THE INCREDIBLES, Disney/Pixar, 2004
  21. THE IRON GIANT, Warner Bros., 1999
  22. THE JUNGLE BOOK, Disney, 1967
  23. LADY AND THE TRAMP, Disney, 1955
  24. THE LION KING, Disney, 1994 (# 4)
  25. THE LITTLE MERMAID, Disney, 1989
  26. MADAGASCAR, DreamWorks, 2005
  27. THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH, Disney, 1977
  28. MONSTER HOUSE, Columbia, 2006
  29. MONSTERS, INC., Disney/Pixar, 2001
  30. MULAN, Disney, 1998
  31. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Touchstone, 1993
  32. 101 DALMATIANS, Disney, 1961
  33. PETER PAN, Disney, 1953
  34. PINOCCHIO, Disney, 1940 (# 2)
  35. POCAHONTAS, Disney, 1995
  36. THE POLAR EXPRESS, Warner Bros., 2003
  37. THE RESCUERS, Disney, 1977
  38. ROBIN HOOD, Disney, 1973
  39. ROBOTS, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005
  40. THE SECRET OF NIMH, MGM, 1982
  41. SHREK, DreamWorks, 2001 (# 8)
  42. SHREK 2, DreamWorks, 2004
  43. SLEEPING BEAUTY, Disney, 1959
  44. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Disney, 1937 (# 1)
  45. SOUTH PARK: BIGGER LONGER & UNCUT, Paramount, 1999
  46. THE SWORD IN THE STONE, Disney, 1963
  47. TARZAN, Disney, 1999
  48. TOY STORY, Disney/Pixar, 1995 (# 6)
  49. TOY STORY 2, Disney/Pixar, 1999
  50. WAKING LIFE, Fox Searchlight, 2001

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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