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  • Favorite NON-Disney Animated Films

    Ok, let's face it: We're aware of other animated movies out there that aren't from Disney or even related to the company. Almost shocking, isn't it? We've already come to know some of each other's tastes in the different Disney features. So, as I am curious to know, what are your favorites and least honored? In film, in story, in animation, in music or even the characters. Why? Inquiring minds want to know!

    As far as rules go, no Pixar and none of eligible Touchstone movies such as Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Anime (no television series, please), foreign mentions and short films are welcome.

    I'll go first.

    Favorites: The Swan Princess, Anastasia, The Tripletts of Belleville, Adolescence of Utena, The Iron Giant, The Last Unicorn

    So, So: Thumbelina, Cats Don't Dance, The Road to El Dorado, Fern Gully, Once Upon A Forest, The Prince of Egypt

    I think what has especially caught my attention towards Swan Princess and Anastasia is because of the music. Not to mention, both movies had some sort of sinister man who had powers. I'm a sucker for the romance mainly especially in Swan Princess that even stole the dancing on the clouds Disney cliche. Of course, Anastasia had that Haunted Mansion reference but she was just spunky. I liked that.

    I just saw Triplets of Belleville (French) recently and it was utterly cool in my opinion. There was barely any dialogue from the main characters, the style was something I had never seen and the soundtrack was definetly a plus. Adolescence of Utena (anime) was a lot different from both manga and television ancestors. There was eye candy, symbolism, metaphors and dare I say, innuendo.

    Then there's Iron Giant which has utterly stuck a great impact every time I watch it. Believe me when I say when they had that marathon on Cartoon Network, I was watching it the whole day. Very nostalgic and an absolute classic. Brad Bird at his best!

    As for the other movies, I do like them it's just that they haven't stuck with me as much. Thumbelina creeps me out a few times even though I do like a few songs, which were written by Barry Manilow. I only remember Cats Don't Dance for the music. Road to El Dorado wasn't exactly great but I liked it because I had this crush on Tulio for a while, but I did admire the style. Also considering the fact that the whole Miguel and Tulio relationship was questionable at times... but in a good manner . Prince of Egypt, though inspirational with a wonderful score always made me sad. Other wise, I would've hated Once Upon A Forest if it weren't for the fact that Michael Crawford lent this voice for the movie. Can't leave behind the original Phantom, now.
    Last edited by Mousekiteer; 03-04-2005, 09:16 PM.
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  • #2
    Titan AE and Prince of Egypt.
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    • #3
      Titan AE and, if it counts, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by IndyJn511
        Titan AE and, if it counts, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut.

        Last time I checked, SP was animated.

        And yeah....that was a great flick. Kinda over the top, but fun!
        "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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        • #5
          Likes- Furn Gully, The Iron Giant, Sherk1 & 2 and the 1st American Tale(Tail?)

          Dislikes- All the Land before time movies 1-100? Enough already, please!!!!
          Last edited by Malibu Minion; 03-04-2005, 11:29 PM. Reason: I forgot about Sherk!!


          • #6
            Yellow Submarine for it's artisitic breakthorugh style.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cousin Orville
              Yellow Submarine for it's artisitic breakthorugh style.
              Oooo, good one. I totally forgot to add that to my favorites mention.
              No need for drugs to enhance my enjoyment for that.
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              • #8
                The Iron Giant
                South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
                Shrek 1 & 2
                Secret of NIMH
                Heavy Metal


                • #9
                  Yellow Submarine
                  A Boy Named Charlie Brown
                  South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
                  Animal Farm
                  Mad Monster Party
                  Team America: World Police
                  Iron Giant
                  Gay Purr-ee
                  Hey There, It's Yogi Bear
                  Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by IndyJn511
                    Titan AE and, if it counts, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut.
                    SP is also a wonderful musical.
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                    • #11
                      Triplets of Bellville is so great. Not many others come to mind, unless we're going to count claymation. Mad Monster Party is a hidden gem.


                      • #12
                        Grave of the Fireflies
                        Spirited Away
                        Boy Named Charlie Brown
                        Snoopy Come Home
                        Yellow Submarine
                        Watership Down
                        The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

                        Just a few that come to mind...!


                        • #13
                          In no particular order:

                          Cats Don't Dance
                          The Road to El Dorado
                          Prince of Egypt
                          Quest for Camelot (this one was okay...not super though)


                          • #14
                            The Brave Little Toaster...

                            You know that one part where the lonely flower sees its refelction on the toasters surface? The flower gets all happy because it finally has someone else to talk to, then toaster tries to leave and the flower is so sad, it dies...

                            Probably the only moment in an animated film where I've been close to crying...


                            • #15
                              Just in the past two years there have been two stand out films for me. Sprited Away and Triplets of Belleville. Of course there are others from years past.
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                              • #16
                                Anything Studio Ghibli that I've seen so far (Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Grave of the Fireflies, and My Neighbor Totoro with many more on the way) Titan A.E., Prince of Egypt, The Secret of NIMH, and South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut.

                                That's all I can think of for now.
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                                • #17
                                  Prince of Egypt
                                  "Somebody need me too much; somebody know me too well. Somebody pull me up short, and put me through hell, and give me support for being alive. Make me alive. Make me alive! Make me confused; mock me with praise. Let me be used. Vary my days. But alone is alone, not alive. Somebody crowd me with love, somebody force me to care. Somebody let me come through, I'll always be there as frightened as you, to help us survive being alive."
                                  --"Being Alive"
                                  Company Stephen


                                  • #18
                                    !. Anastasia

                                    2. Prince of Egypt

                                    3. Road to El Dorado

                                    4. Shrek
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                                    • #19
                                      These are great lists... There are a few other obscure titals that would be added to my list:

                                      Wizards (cult classic antiwar film, mostly for adults)
                                      The Phantom Tollbooth (Chuck Jones, need I say more?)
                                      Wallace & Grommit's A Close Shave (worth mentioning even if it is claymation)
                                      A Wish for Wings That Work (Berkeley Breathed's first "Made for TV" attempt)
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                                      • #20
                                        mine are Ice Age and The Road to El Dorado


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