I got this meme from Andrew Wheeler at Antick Musings, and, as usual, it’s one of those long annotate-this-list things:
All the animated movies in the world, sort of
– X what you saw
– O what you haven’t finished/seen or saw sizable portions
– L what you loved
– D what you disliked/hated
– Leave unchanged if neutral
[X] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[X] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[X] Bambi (1942):
[X] Cinderella (1950)
[X] Dumbo (1941)
[X] Fantasia (1940)
[X] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[XL] Mary Poppins (1964) My son found this a little dull, which surprised me. I love it
[X] Peter Pan (1953) This one is ruined by the Indians.
[X] Pinocchio (1940)
[X] Sleeping Beauty (1959): Love the dragon at the end, but…
[X] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Ah, Snow White. Such an active protagonist!
[X] Song of the South (1946): I barely remember it, but I know I’ve seen it at some point.
DISNEY’S DARK AGE
[X] The Aristocats (1970)
[ ] The Black Cauldron (1985): I love the books, but have still never seen the movie.
[X] The Fox and the Hound (1981):
[ ] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[X] The Jungle Book (1967)
[ ] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977):
[ ] Oliver and Company (1986) The first one on the list I’ve never even heard of.
[X] Pete’s Dragon (1977) I have the sense I’ve seen it, but can’t remember anything beyond a live-action boy talking to an animated dragon.
[X] The Rescuers (1977)
[X] Robin Hood (1973)
[X] The Sword In The Stone (1963):
THE DISNEY RENAISSANCE
[X] Aladdin (1992)
[ ] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[X] A Goofy Movie (1995) I’m not proud of it
[X] Hercules (1997)
[ ] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[X] The Lion King (1994) This wasn’t nearly as good as I’d been led to believe.
[ ] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[XL] Mulan (1998)
[ ] Pocahontas (1995)
[ ] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[X] Tarzan (1999)
DISNEY’S MODERN AGE
[X] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[X] Bolt (2008): This was fun, but not fantastic, either.
[X] Brother Bear (2003):
[X] Chicken Little (2005): This one surprised me. It’s not bad.
[ ] Dinosaur (2000)
[XL] The Emperor’s New Groove (2000): Actually inventive and fun. This is a good one.
[ ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[X] Home on the Range (2004):
[XL] Lilo & Stitch (2002) Genuinely affecting
[X] Meet the Robinsons (2007): Seems very like story by committee
[X] Treasure Planet (2002)
[X] A Bug’s Life (1998):
[ ] Cars (2006): And I have no plans to, either
[XL] Finding Nemo (2003):
[XL] The Incredibles (2004):
[XL] Monsters Inc. (2001): Only suffers by comparison to other Pixar movies. Good fun
[XL] Ratatouille (2007): I hate rats, but I like this movie.
[XL] Toy Story (1995) ‘Natch
[XL] Toy Story 2 (1999): I was amazed that this was better than the first one.
[ ] Toy Story 3 (2010)
[X] Wall-E (2008): Wonderful right up to the stupid fat-guy stuff.
[XL] Up (2009): Weird and excellent.
[X] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[X] An American Tail (1986) I saw this on CBC, for some reason. Immediately after the film, they aired “Rick Mercer talks to Americans” (or whatever the show was called) to counteract the movie’s pro-Americanism.
[ ] An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)
[ ] Anastasia (1997)
[X] The Land Before Time (1988)
[XD] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) Wow. Genuinely bad film, not just the usual dopey moviemaking.
[ ] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[X] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[ ] Thumbelina (1994)
[X] Titan AE (2000)
[ ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)
[ ] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986) Seriously? That’s a movie? Does he fight robots?
[X] Chicken Run (2000):
[XD] Corpse Bride (2005)
[XD] James and the Giant Peach (1996) This just did not work for me at all.
[XL] The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) A holiday movie about creative inspiration. Nicely done, even if they could have cut one song.
[XL] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005): This may be the best movie on the list.
[X] Coraline (2009) This would absolutely get an L if it weren’t for the very last bit.
[X] Antz (1998) Woody Allen and Sly Stallone?? Okay.
[OD] Bee Movie (2007) The first movie on the list I turned off part way in. Truly terrible.
[X] Happy Feet (2006) A confection.
[X] Ice Age (2002)
[ ] Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
[ ] Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009);
[X] Kung Fu Panda (2008) Good the first time, but it didn’t hold up to a repeat viewing. Still good, though
[X] Madagascar (2005)
[X] Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
[XL] Monster House (2006) This was terrific. It sort of freaked me out a little.
[X] Over the Hedge (2006)
[XD] The Polar Express (2004) Uncanny Valley! Also, the story was a string of silly “dangers”
[XD] Robots (2005); My son loved this, but ugh
[X] A Shark’s Tale (2004)
[XL] Shrek (2001) This movie really worked for me.
[X] Shrek 2 (2004)
[X] Shrek The Third (2007)
[ ] Shrek Forever After (2010); I’ve seen maybe half an hour total from all four Shrek movies, and that was too much.
[X] Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) I should have liked this more than I did.
[ ] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
[ ] The Last Unicorn (1982) I can’t remember if I’ve seen this or not. Hmph.
[ ] Light Years (1988)
[XL] The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Such an odd and wonderful movie.
[ ] Persepolis (2007) I want to read the comics first
[ ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[O] Watership Down (1978) Loved the book but couldn’t watch this
[ ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ ] Wonderful Days (2003)
[XL] Yellow Submarine (1968)
I’m surprised by how many of these I haven’t seen… or even heard of.
[ ] The Cat Returns (2002)
[ ] Grave of the Fireflies (1988); I should, I know. But when it comes time to pick a movie to watch, “the one about Hiroshima” always ends up at the bottom of the list.
[XL] Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) Love the protagonist
[XL] Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) Love the protagonist
[ ] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[ ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[ ] My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999)
[XL] My Neighbor Totoro (1993) Startling and wonderful the first time through, but less affecting on repeat viewings.
[X] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[ ] Only Yesterday (1991)
[ ] Pom Poko (Tanuki War) (1994); Probably my older son’s favorite Ghibli movie; it might be mine as well.
[X] Porco Rosso (1992) I should like this better than I do. It just doesn’t pull together for me.
[XL] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[XL] Spirited Away (2002)
[ ] Whisper of the Heart (1995)
[X] Ponyo (2009) Disappointing, to be honest.
[ ] Millennium Actress (2001)
[ ] Paprika (2006)
[ ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[ ] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
I don’t know this work.
[ ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001)
[ ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)
I don’t know this work
OTHER ANIME FILMS
[XD] Akira (1989); Wildly overrated
[ ] Angel’s Egg (1985)
[ ] Appleseed (2004)
[ ] Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title – Vengeance of the Space Pirate) (1982)
[ ] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[ ] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title – Revenge of the Ninja Warrior) (1985)
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)
[ ] End of Evangelion (1997)
[ ] Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
[ ] Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
[ ] Fist of the North Star (1986)
[ ] Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
[ ] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[ ] Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
[ ] The Girl Who Lept Through Time (2006)
[ ] Lensman (1984)
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title – Clash of the Bionoids) (1984)
[ ] Memories (1995)
[ ] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo (1986)
[ ] Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
[ ] Ninja Scroll (1993) I’ve heard this was good, but I’ve never given it a try.
[ ] Patlabor the Movie (1989)
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
[ ] Project A-ko (1986) I have the sense that I’ve seen this, but can’t remember a thing about it.
[ ] Robot Carnival (1987)
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle (2006)
[ ] Silent Möbius (1991)
[ ] The Sky Crawlers (2008)
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
[X] Steamboy (2004); I own it but haven’t seen it. This wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but was still unimpressive
[ ] Sword of the Stranger (2007)
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic (1983)
[ ] Urotsukidoji: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
[ ] Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1982)
[XD] Vampire Hunter D (1985)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (2000)
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)
CARTOONS FOR GROWN-UPS
[ ] American Pop (1981)
[ ] The Animatrix (2003)
[ ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996).
[ ] Cool World (1992)
[X] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[ ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children (2005)
[XD] Fire & Ice (1983)
[X] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[ ] Halo Legends (2009)
[XD] Heavy Metal (1981); I hated it, even when I was young enough to see it the first time.
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Lookin’ (1982)
[ ] Lady Death (2004)
[ ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[ ] Sita Sings the Blues
[ ] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[ ] Street Fight (Coonskin) (1975)
[ ] Waking Life (2001)
OTHER ANIMATED MOVIES
[ ] The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
[ ] Animal Farm (1954)
[ ] Animalympics (1980); I saw this way too many time in the early ’80s.
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie (2007)
[XD] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
[XL] Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) Amazingly, this was a good Batman cartoon.
[XD] Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) Fewer decapitated heads, please.
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster (1988)
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie (1988)
[ ] Cats Don’t Dance (1997)
[ ] Care Bears: The Movie (1985)
[XL] Charlotte’s Web (1973) Almost as unsentimental as the book.
[X] Fern Gully (1992)
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
[X] Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
[ ] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)
[X] The Hobbit (1977) For the life of me, I can’t remember is this is good or not. All I remember is that it’s ugly.
[XL] The Iron Giant (1999); .
[X] Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
[X] Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
[XD] Lord of the Rings (1978) Portentous and dull (Don’t say it!)
[ ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[ ] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
[X] Pink Floyd’s The Wall (1982)
[X] The Prince of Egypt (1998) Embarrassing story: I picked this up thinking it was EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE. Uh, yeah. That was a long 88 minutes.
[X] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie (2002)
[ ] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[ ] Ringing Bell (1978)
[O] The Road to El Dorado (2000) I’d like to see more of it, even though I know it’s a flawed, flawed movie.
[ ] Shinbone Alley (1971)
[ ] Space Jam (1996)
[ ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
[X] Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
[X] Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
[XD] Superman: Doomsday (2007)
[ ] The Swan Princess (1994)
[ ] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[X] Wizards (1977) I saw this in the theater at a midnight show. I’d hate to find out how it holds up.
[XL] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[XD] Wonder Woman (2009) WW deserves better.
[X] Balto (1995)
[X] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)