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This century’s top 50 animated films, so far


We’re just 15 years into the 21st century, but it’s been an amazing period of production for fans of animation. With more studios producing feature length animation that we’ve seen in decades, there are so many films coming out, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Playlist has come up with a list of what they consider the top 50 animated films of the 21st century (so far). And there are definitely some interesting choices.

Its a tough list, Pixar’s “Brave” just cracks the top 50 and “Zootopia” slots in at 45 (although I suspect that will rise overtime).

The top 10

10. The Wind Rises (2013) from Studio Ghibli
9. Waltz with Bashir (2008) from Ari Folman
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) from Wes Anderson
7. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) from Isao Takahata
6. Inside Out (2015) Pixar
5. The Triplets of Belleville (2003) from Sylvain Chomet
4. It’s such a beautiful day (2012) from Don Hertzfeldt
3. Up (2009) Pixar
2. The Incredibles (2004) Pixar
1. Spirited Away (2001) Studio Ghibli

Some notables that didn’t even crack the top 50 are “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled,” “Wreck-it Ralph,” “Shrek,” and “Big Hero 6.”

I’m surprised that “Wall-E” didn’t make the top 10, and there’s no way that “The Lego movie” is better than “Toy Story 3”, but it’s not an easy task. I think they did a decent job, how about you? How many of the top 50 have you seen?