Tuesday, July 19, 2011

5 Off-the-top-of-my-head best children's animated films

1. Miyazaki's Spirited Away.

2. Rocky & Bullwinkle (I didn't say feature films).

3. Jan Svankmajer’s Alice. The best version of Alice in Wonderland, ever.

3a. Svankmajer’s Faust. Eschews Goethe and goes directly to the European tradition of the Faust marionette plays.

4. Wallace and Gromit, Curse of the Were Rabbit.

5. Shakespeare, The Animated Tales. Again, not feature films, but beautiful and original pieces (using the original language, not rephrased) by talented Russian directors and animators.

Update: Eudoxus adds Lotte Reiniger's 1926 silhouette animation film The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Check it out (excerpt):


Anonymous MrsDarwin said...

Have you seen Azur and Asmar? We borrowed it from the Round Rock library. It's lovely and stylized and haunting.

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

Looks good! Must see if NetevilFlix has it.

4:40 PM  
Blogger PeggyJoy said...

Have you seen "The Secret of Kells"?

5:50 PM  
Blogger Brucker said...

Oh, wow! I caught The Adventures of Prince Achmed on TV a few years ago because it had been recently restored. Very cool movie, and I love that style of animation. How've you been?

8:36 PM  
Blogger Karly said...

You might also enjoy Croatian Tales of Long Ago. You can preview it online, but the libraries aren't likely to have a copy. We'll be there in May and you can see mine if I get a copy before we leave Croatia!


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