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Top 10 Cult Films: Animation

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    1The Iron Giant
    Not only is it praised for its retro animation, fantastic voice-acting and sentimentality, but being adapted from a Ted Hughes story,
    it's change of setting from an English farm to Cold-War America adds to toe complexity of it's themes of equality, loyalty and judging by image.
    Nobody really knew who Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) was at the time this film was released, so nobody saw it. However, his fan base have kept the movie alive.

  • 2Akira
    Anime was barely realised before 1988, so despite only being successful in its native Japan to begin with, it is credited with being the movie to introduce the magic of Anime to America and the masses. It also was inspiration for movies like The Matrix and Chronicle.

  • 3Fantasia
    Despite fairly positive reviews on its initial release, this struggled to make money due to its expensive technologies involving the new Fantasound. However, it boomed in the 1960s due to its psychedelic imagery. It's now regarded as one of the greatest animated films ever made!

  • 4Fantastic Planet

  • 5Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

  • 6Heavy Metal

  • 7Coonskin

  • 8Yellow Submarine

  • 9Atlantis: The Lost Empire

  • 10The Triplets of Belleville

  • 11The Black Cauldron

  • 12Ghost in the Shell suggested byjkellis

  • 13Fritz the Cat
    This became the first ever animated movie to be X-rated. It contains swearing, gun violence, female nudity, black stereotypes and even sex scenes. It's not for everyone and definitely not for kids, but it's got its strong fan base.

  • 14Wizards suggested byjkellis

  • 15Jan Svankmajer's Alice suggested byjkellis

  • 16Watership Down suggested byjkellis

  • 17When the Wind Blows suggested byjkellis

  • 18The Nightmare Before Christmas suggested byjkellis

  • 19Treasure Planet suggested byDirector22

  • 20Rock & Rule suggested byjkellis

  • 21The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1986) suggested byjkellis

  • 22Metropolis (2001) suggested byjkellis

  • 23Time Masters suggested byjkellis

  • 24American Pop suggested byjkellis

  • 25Paprika suggested byjkellis

  • 26The Plague Dogs suggested byjkellis

  • 27The King and the Mockingbird suggested byjkellis

  • 28Barefoot Gen suggested byjkellis

  • 29My Neighbor Totoro suggested byjkellis

  • 30Fantastic Mr. Fox suggested byjkellis

  • 31Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997) suggested byjkellis

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