This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
The following is a list of the animated films that were either entirely produced in-house by Walt Disney Productions prior to 1986, or were produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, formerly known as Walt Disney Feature Animation, after 1986.
The filmography of Hayao Miyazaki as director, screenwriter and producer.
Excludes tv-series and documentaries.
Miyazaki also directed the short "Ornithopter Story: Fly! Hiyodori Tengu Go!" (2002) and the short series "Film Guruguru" (2001-2008) - but they are currently not on IMDb.
I compiled this list from many different polls, lists, and awards, using a weighted point system to rank the shorts. I'm defining short as any film with a runtime of 45 minutes or less.
This list focuses more on animation than the [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/brief+encounters/]Brief Encounters[/url] list. It includes many acclaimed animated shorts which are missing from Brief Encounters, most notably The Man Who Planted Trees and Ruka.
Missing from IMDb: The Magic Fox (1982) (it would've been ranked #132)
AFI's 10 Top 10 honors the ten greatest American films in ten classic film genres. Released July 17, 2008. Categories are:
In 2006, to celebrate the end of the first century of animation, Annecy International Animation Film Festival asked 30 animation specialists from around the world to vote for the top 100 animated short films.
This list is "an educational resource that offers guidance and encouragement as students seek to find points of orientation within the vast history of film and video." It is not a list of the best films of all time. Rather, it reflects a variety of criteria.
The list is divided into 5 sections:
I. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+narrative+films+2012/]Narrative Films[/url]
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+hollywood+genres+2012/mjf314/]Hollywood Genres (with an emphasis on the classical studio era)[/url]
II. [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+non-fiction+films+2012/]Non-Fiction Films[/url]
III. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+animated+films+2012/mjf314/]Animated Films[/url]
IV. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+experimentalslashavant-gardeslashunderground+films+2012/mjf314/]Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films[/url]
V. [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+single-channel+video+2012/mjf314/]Single-channel Video[/url]
According to the list source, this section is incomplete (i.e. they're planning to expand it in the future). This section focuses mostly on short films. Only 8 of them are feature-length.
3 of the list items are "A ___ cartoon" (Roadrunner, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker). This means you have to watch at least one, but it's not important which one. On this list I included only the most acclaimed cartoon from each series.
The list includes only the "Mirror People" segment of Fantastic Animation Festival.
In 2012, the Open Russian Festival of Animated Film asked 100 animation experts to vote for the top 100 Russian animated films from 1912-2011. #1 "Zhil-byl pyos" received 97 votes. Every film in the top 100 received at least 23 votes.
See also: [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/golden+100+of+russian+animation+10-22+votes/mjf314/]Films that received 10-22 votes[/url] (iCM list)
In 2010, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASIFA (International Animated Film Association), 25 animation experts from 18 countries voted for the 50 best animated short films of the last 50 years (there are 51 shorts on the list because of a tie).
These are iCheckMovies' favorite animated feature films, calculated using this formula:
favorites / (checks+75)
This list does not include documentaries.
Last updated: June 1, 2015
100 Important Directors of Animated Short Films: Background
This list of 100 important directors of animated short films was assembled in late 2008 to serve as a complement to “Brief Encounters,” a proposed list of 250 great short films (both animated and live-action) which was to be developed by the folks at the They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? website. Unfortunately, that 250-film list is in limbo, leaving our list without a home.
The “100 Important Directors of Animated Short Films” list is not intended to be comprehensive. These are simply 100 directors whom we feel are important and deserving of increased recognition by film lovers. For each director, we selected three “highly recommended” movies. In addition, we included a category of “TSPDT 250 Greatest Shorts” to highlight any of these directors’ films which were tentatively slated to place on the abandoned Brief Encounters list.
This project was facilitated by Lee Price (lee-109) on the IMDb Classic Film message board. Project team: Lee Price, Robert Reynolds (Illtdesq), Jorge Didaco (jdidaco), Bill Kamberger (bkamberger), and Rob Tomshany (RobT-2), with additional input from animation fans on the IMDb Classic Film message board.
At the 2003 Laputa Animation Festival, 140 animation artists and film critics from around the world listed their 20 favorite animations. They used these lists to create a top 150 list and published the list in a [url=http://www.amazon.co.jp/世界と日本のアニメーションベスト150/dp/4893933671]book[/url].
This is not exactly the same as the original list because I made a few changes. The original list includes series of shorts (some of which include more than 100 shorts). Each short is listed separately on IMDb. I'm including only the most acclaimed short from each series (or the 1st short if they are equally acclaimed). I'm including the 1980 version of The King and the Mockingbird because it's the complete version of the film (the book specifies the original version, but I'm guessing that both versions received votes and then they combined them).
The Overcoat (Shinel) is an unfinished film.
[url=http://www.imdb.com/list/cS6nsI9PksQ/]IMDb list[/url] (with a list of films missing from IMDb)
[url=http://nishikataeiga.blogspot.com/2011/02/30-treasures-of-world-animation.html]Pick Up 30[/url] (30 important animations which were excluded from the top 150)
[url=http://nishikataeiga.blogspot.com/search/label/Laputa2003]Some of the ballots[/url]
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/tom+and+jerry+theatrical+shorts/mrbungle/]Tom and Jerry shorts[/url] (iCM list)
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/betty+boop+series/billiedove/]Betty Boop shorts[/url] (iCM list)
This list is from Stephen Cavalier's book [url=http://www.amazon.com/World-History-Animation-Stephen-Cavalier/dp/0520261127]The World History of Animation[/url] (2011).
The book starts with an introduction and brief histories of world animation, with a list of key films for each continent. The rest of the book is a chronological time line of films, with information about each film as well as biographies and explanations of animation techniques.
This is the chronological time line. I'm including only the films that have their own section, not all of the films mentioned within the text. For series of shorts, I included only the 1st from each series.
[url=http://www.imdb.com/list/fhIsZt2cv-s/]IMDb list[/url] (with a list of films missing from IMDb)
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/the+world+history+of+animation+key+films/mjf314/]Key Films[/url] (iCM list)
Results of a poll conducted by members of the CriterionForum from January 2013 to July 2013. Forum members spent six months discussing their viewings and highlighting overlooked titles, and then each of the 20 participants submitted a list of their top 50 favorites.
Also-rans (films which received two or more votes but not enough points to make the top 100) are not included (though I may change my mind about that later.)
These are my favorite animated feature-length films with less than 1000 votes on IMDb. All of the non-English language films on this list have been subbed or dubbed into English. If you need help finding any of them, [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/messages/new/?receiver=mjf314]send me a PM[/url].
I excluded some non-standalone sequels such as Kara no Kyoukai 5 and the Haruhi movie.
There's a lot of anime on this list because more than half of the animated movies I've seen are Japanese.