It’s been a really long time since I did a Thursday Thirteen post, but I finally had an idea of something to do, so here I am. Yay!
My Thirteen Favourite Animated Films
in no particular order
I love Neil Gaiman, who wrote the book. I love Tim Burton, who directed. I love stop-motion animation. I love the dark, twisted story and the moments of funny. I just love this film.
2. Shrek (1 & 2)
I really loved the first two films. After that it just kind of got silly. I love the jokes, I love the play on traditional fairy tales, and I love so many of the voices.
3. Despicable Me
I’m a fan of Steve Carell’s but I’m kind of choosy about it – I don’t love everything he’s done. I can’t stand The Office, for instance (although I could do a whole TT post of favourite Office quotes….maybe next week). Anyway I love his character in this film and the three kids are adorable (“It’s so fluffeee I’m gonna dieeeee!”). It’s funny and sweet and has a good roller coaster scene. The minions are also great.
4. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
I saw this in the cinema in 3D and loved it. The supporting cast voices (Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, and particularly Mr. T) are incredibly funny. My favourite part is a scene between Bill Fader’s main character, Flint, and Mr. T’s energetic policeman:
5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
yes, I realise most of the film is live action, but I don’t care. I adore this movie. And the animated scenes are some of the best parts of the film (particularly the “Beautiful Briny” sequence) although nothing will replace “Portobello Road” as my favourite movie song.
6. The Incredibles
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this is my favourite Pixar film. Well……one of my favourites. It’s funny, it’s smart, it’s just really good. And underrated. Watch it. It also has two of the very best Pixar shorts, Jack Jack Attack and Boundin’.
The love story is heart wrenching but it’s also a really funny film. The scene where Russell is dragged along the windows of the zeppelin makes me laugh out loud every single time, and Dug’s “squirrel!!” sightings are consistently amusing.
Another fantastic Pixar offering. It’s amazing how much emotion can be conveyed without dialogue by a robot. How much human emotion. As in most Pixar films the human characters are definitely secondary and yet they are necessary.
9. Finding Nemo
Every time I see this film I remember something else I love about it, but Ellen Degeneres’ Dory steals the show. The highlight of the film for me is her awed “Wow….I wish I could speak whale!” It makes me laugh every.single.time.
10. Alice In Wonderland
An oldie but a goodie. I know some of my friends find the film boring, but I love it. Particularly the Walrus and the Carpenter sequence.
11. The Lion King
Probably my favourite traditionally-animated Disney film. The lions are beautifully drawn – all the animals are – and the music is fantastic. I particularly love Scar’s “Be Prepared”.
While technically only a short, this is one of my favourites of all time. It’s on the DVD of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and it’s a stop-motion animated poem narrated by the incomparable Vincent Price. It’s to die for. If you listen to nothing else I say today, watch this short!! I’m even making it real easy for you:
see? Isn’t that awesome?!
What’s your favourite animated film?
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