Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Animated Films (2012)

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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. Narrative Films
Hollywood Genres (with an emphasis on the classical studio era)
II. Non-Fiction Films
III. Animated Films
IV. Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films
V. Single-channel Video

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.

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    Le songe d'un garçon de café

    1910 — a.k.a. The Hasher's Delirium, in 0 top lists Check
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    Fantasmagorie

    1908 — a.k.a. A Fantasy, in 1 top list Check
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    Le ratelier de la belle-mère

    1909, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gertie the Dinosaur

    1914, in 5 top lists Check
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    Les joyeux microbes

    1909 — a.k.a. A Bad Case, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora

    1912 — a.k.a. The Cameraman's Revenge, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Sinking of the 'Lusitania'

    1918, in 4 top lists Check
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    Rhythmus 21

    1923, in 3 top lists Check
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    Steamboat Willie

    1928, in 3 top lists Check
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    Jack and the Beanstalk

    1931, in 0 top lists Check
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    Three Little Pigs

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
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    Une nuit sur le mont chauve

    1933, in 1 top list Check
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    Betty Boop's Rise to Fame

    1934, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Colour Box

    1935, in 3 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 24 top lists Check
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    Fast and Furry-ous

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    The Cat Concerto

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Barber of Seville

    1944, in 1 top list Check
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    Motion Painting No. 1

    1947, in 2 top lists Check
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    Begone Dull Care

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
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    Neighbours

    1952, in 4 top lists Check
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    Jazz Dance

    1954, in 1 top list Check
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    A Man and His Dog Out for Air

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Vynález zkázy

    1958 — a.k.a. The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, in 5 top lists Check
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    Color Rhapsodie

    1948, in 0 top lists Check
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    Moonbird

    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    Yantra

    1957, in 0 top lists Check
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    Lapis

    1966, in 2 top lists Check
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    Permutations

    1968, in 1 top list Check
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    Allures

    1961, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Flying Man

    1962, in 1 top list Check
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    The Hole

    1962, in 1 top list Check
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    Mothlight

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
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    Die Nashörner

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    Love

    1964, in 1 top list Check
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    Les jeux des anges

    1964 — a.k.a. The Games of Angels, in 3 top lists Check
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    Ruka

    1965 — a.k.a. The Hand, in 6 top lists Check
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    Water and Power

    1989, in 1 top list Check
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    Fritz the Cat

    1972, in 4 top lists Check
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    Fantastic Animation Festival

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Street

    1976, in 1 top list Check
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    La traversée de l'Atlantique à la rame

    1978 — a.k.a. Rowing Across the Atlantic, in 1 top list Check
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    Asparagus

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    Skazka skazok

    1979 — a.k.a. The Little Grey Wolf Will Come, in 5 top lists Check
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    Tango

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
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    Moznosti dialogu

    1983 — a.k.a. Dimensions of Dialogue, in 3 top lists Check
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    L'ange

    1982, in 1 top list Check
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    Kaze no tani no Naushika

    1984 — a.k.a. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, in 8 top lists Check
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    Luxo Jr.

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
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    Street of Crocodiles

    1986, in 4 top lists Check
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