Animated Movies, My Personal Ranking

  1. The Big Three

  2. The Iron Giant (1999)
  3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) [NOT for kids!]
  4. Beauty & the Beast (1991)
  5. Loved

  6. The Incredibles (2004)
  7. Toy Story (1995)
  8. Spirited Away (2001)
  9. Finding Nemo (2003)
  10. Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993)
  11. Ratatouille (2007)
  12. Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995)
  13. Chicken Run (2000)
  14. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
  15. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  16. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  17. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  18. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  19. Really Liked

  20. Aladdin (1992)
  21. Tarzan (1999)
  22. Mulan (1998)
  23. A Bug's Life (1998)
  24. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  25. Cars (2006)
  26. Shrek (2001)
  27. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  28. Nausicaä (1984)
  29. Porco Rosso (1992)
  30. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  31. Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out (1992)
  32. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  33. Glad I Saw

  34. Over the Hedge (2006)
  35. Akira (1988) [NOT for kids!]
  36. Monster House (2006)
  37. Shrek 2 (2004)
  38. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
  39. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
  40. Ice Age (2002)
  41. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
  42. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)
  43. Ninja Scroll (1995) [NOT for kids!]
  44. Robots (2005)
  45. Atlantis (2001)
  46. Antz (1998)
  47. Ghost in the Shell (1995) [NOT for kids!]
  48. Dinosaur (2000)
  49. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
  50. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
  51. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  52. Fantasia 2000 (1999)
  53. The Jungle Book (1942)
  54. Robin Hood (1973)
  55. Fantasia (1940)
  56. Balto (1995)
  57. Could Have Missed

  58. The Ant Bully (2006)
  59. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  60. Hercules (1997)
  61. Brother Bear (2003)
  62. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
  63. The Land Before Time (1988)
  64. The Aristocats (1970)
  65. Pinocchio (1940)
  66. Peter Pan (1953)
  67. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  68. Should Have Missed

  69. Arthur and The Invisibles (2006)
  70. El Sucko Grande

  71. Shark Tale (2004)
  72. The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
  73. Home on the Range (2004)
  74. Special Torture

  75. Watership Down (1978) [NOT for kids!] *
Author Comments: 

* I will never forgive Watership Down for traumatizing me as an eight-year-old.

I really hate that this list underscores my bias towards newer animated movies so starkly. Oh well, I'll stick with it.

Awaiting a rewatch:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Hoodwinked (2005)

Ah- animation- a favorite of mine (and not *only* out of neccesity). Off the top of my head, what about, Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Black Cauldron, Alice in Wonderland and Sword in the Stone. (Not in any order and some of those of dubious quality.)

I'm curious to know why the lower three fall below the black line of ill-review. Snow White is where it all began! Please don't tell me you dislike it for its-- horrid, simplistic, poor, victimized, woman saved by dwarves and abandoned by them for prince charming, plot. Just as a book or non animated movie must be judged in its historical context so must animation. People must stop applying their 90's (or new millenium) sensibilities to works made in the first half of the century. The animation is stunning and all hand drawn. (101 Dalmations was the first Disney movie to use that cutting edge technology, the xerox copy!) Imagine seeing Snow White when it was first released, it was probably similar to seeing Star Wars when it was first released-- it was entirely new and different.

Sleeping Beauty is also a period piece. It oozes 1950's, and the theory behind it, animating it like a medieval tapestry, all linear, etc. is pretty good.

Lion King is spotty, but has its redeeming bits of quality animation and Jeremy Irons is awfully good at being bad.

What I do love to catch Disney at is cheating. Have you ever noticed that the nice lady in Aristocrats is Cinderella's evil stepmother with a happy facial expression? I used to be able to name at least 10 of these type "cheats". Hmm, maybe I should immerse myself in Disney and resurface with a great list.

I agree with most of what you say. Lady and the Tramp, especially!

And I would have put Mulan below the line. Combine uninspired animation (given the potential of the content), a almost-wholly-cut-from-whole-cloth plot with a very careful nod to Political Correctness, a sound track that sounds like it was rejected by a Broadway musical, and a Beverly Hills Cop, and you end up with a snorer.

Yeah, I'm not sure why I liked Mulan; it just rubbed me the right way. And I liked Eddie Murphy ("you MISSED?!"). I haven't liked a Disney soundtrack since Howard Ashman died, so I've stopped considering them except where they make me completely crazy (e.g. The Lion King). I enjoyed the characters, the training sequences, and the plot in general. Sorry to be so vague.

I hadn't considered the "careful nod to political correctness," either. But you got me thinking about it, so I searched around for the source material. This is all I could find. If it's accurate, the movie seems a decent interpretation. is a non-Disney translation. The two are fairly close.

For the ones I missed, I adjusted the list comments accordingly.

I hated the soundtrack for The Lion King. And female lions are the hunters! Why didn't they just tear Jeremy Irons to ribbons and speed the Circle of Life on it's way? (Can I apply my 90s sensibilities to 90s movies? :) I didn't like our hero, or the sidekicks (except Rafiki (sp?), but he was only in the movie for all of 5 minutes).

I didn't know about the Aristocats/Cinderella cheat. Cool! I'd love to see your list.

The rest deserves it's own post . . .

I also have HUGE problems with The Lion King, most of them similar. The female lions not just standing up for themselves (which would happen in nature) really REALLY annoyed me. And Simba? I HATED SIMBA! Why should he get to be king anyway? I actually thought Jeremy Irons' lion had a right to be that pissed off. I mean, come on, Simba's just a whiny little brat.

Perhaps the female lions were passive because that kept with the whole Hamlet concept of the movie. Hamlet goes into isolation and it is only after he encounters his father's ghost does he take matters in his own hand. Of course, since this is Disney, Simba does not die like Hamlet.

. . . as for the "below the line" movies, first note that this list is ordered by "preference" rather than "importance." Sure, Snow White was groundbreaking and very important, but when given a choice of putting it or Beauty and the Beast in the VCR I'll pick the latter every time.

Of course, claiming the preference vs. importance exemption is a cop out, where I dodge dealing with the statement that "people must stop applying their 90's sensibilities to works made in the first half of the century." But I won't let you down . . .

While I never took any literary criticism classes (I was the worst English major ever), I believe there are two main schools of thought in this area:

  1. When considering the text, you must take into account the environment, historical context, influences, author's mood, diet, etc.
  2. All you have is the text - that the author might have been an alchoholic Nazi wife-beater is irrelevant.

I'm too wishy-washy to subscribe to either school. I tend to take these things on a case-by-case basis. So here's how I see it . . .

Except when you're just in it for the entertainment (e.g. Deep Blue Sea), I figure cultural experience (film, books, music, etc.) builds character. You learn stuff and you grow from it. When dealing with historical works whose sensibilites no longer conform to modern sensibilites, you learn in basically two ways:

  1. you get a window into what life was like (so you learn your history, you're not doomed to repeat it, etc.), and
  2. you contrast the sensibilities presented to your own to better define who you are.

So for me, saying that I can't apply my 90s sensibilities to older stuff doesn't really make sense. Am I really just supposed to check them at the door? Then what? Enjoy the story such as it is? I'd suggest this is possible only where the sensibilites presented don't clash with your own; otherwise reconciliation is required.

I prefer my heroines less docile. Sure, as a youngish white male, I've probably had that preference beaten into me, but such as it is. Snow White doesn't do anything for me as a heroine. In fact, I can't think of a single work that I like in spite of a hero/heroine that I don't admire on some level.

But y'know, I really haven't given much thought to this issue. Above is my gut reaction. Please try to change my mind - it could be educational for both of us.

I don't want to change your mind. I enjoy discussions not on a W/L basis just as enjoyment and expansion of my own thinking process and learning from others. That said- I guess I forgot that what makes my preference is not what makes an others. I love animation for the drawing and the tremendous respect I have for the animators. I find myself watching the pictures which in my case are always secondary to the plot, silly of me I guess, but so be it. One has to suspend a certain level of disbelief to even watch animation...trees don't talk...cats don't sing...and so on.

I'm going to digress for a moment and agree with your high ranking of Toy Story for its quality and because its plot is good (though nothing new). In a way the plot is more believable-- maybe toys are alive when we're not there? After all, we'd never know. Who among us doesn't have a childhood memory or two of wishing it were that way, or maybe even suspecting it was?

I can't honestly defend Snow White on any grounds but artistic and historic and am not interested in trying :) I am just tired of hearing people trash "old" Disney because they have non-liberated heroines and that watching Snow White may somehow permanently damage their child! Maybe old Walt was a mysogenist, maybe he wasn't. Who knows and who cares- enjoy what you can and leave the rest. The best advice we can give our children (sons and daughters) is not to believe something just because they see it- question, QUESTION, QUESTION. I'm with you all the way, to just sit and watch I'd choose B and B over SW (and do) any day.

I guess it comes back to how I watch animation and why. *I* watch the pictures, the plot just happens. The best animation today is coming out of Japan because of it's consistent visual quality and the plots do not dissapoint/detract. One of my many complaints against Disney is the way they can put beautifully drawn characters beside flat sketches (contrast Mulan with the big Hun...what was his name- I'm too lazy to check, sorry). I am a novice when it comes to Anime, but Ghost in the Machine was hypnotic and confusing enough to rewatch. The best childrens animation I've seen in a long time is My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service.

I should probably stop here and go make some animation lists!

Agreed on all counts. And I didn't want you to try to change my mind as a win/lose thing, but because I figured I'd find it educational. But I think we're on the same page now anyway. However, I am going to change my language slightly. You'll see the change above in a few minutes.

and where is 101 Dalmations when the likes of pocahontas have slipped through the net

This list is in need of an overhaul. I'll add both those when I undertake the renovation.

I don't think Toy Story belongs anywhere on a Disney films list. It is a Pixar film. Disney co-branded it, and handled the distribution and tie-in stuff. To quote Pixar's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K:

Pixar's first three films, Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2, were created and produced by Pixar and were marketed and distributed by The Walt Disney Company. . .

An excellent point. If it weren't my favorite of the lot, I'd remove it entirely. As it is, it makes sense to leave it here so I can include it in the ranking. Maybe I'll rename the list. I'll think of something. The change will be reflected above in a few moments.

I agree that Toy Story and Beauty easily are the 2 best. They both have great characters, incredible supporting characters, great stories, and exciting endings. Beauty has better musical scenes and Toy Story has better comedy, but the music and comedy in both are great. Favorite sequence in each: Beauty- Gaston song, Toy Story- plastic soldier mission. I could watch and have watched both over and over again.

Yeah, we own them both, and they routinely get the call when we're in the mood for animation.

Thinking of your favorite scenes (which are both great), it just occurred to me that the kitchen scene from The Little Mermaid is possibly my favorite Disney scene of all time.

Jim, I'd like to know what you thought of Antz. I've heard some critics say (who they were, I can't remember) that although A Bug's Life did better at the box office Antz was the better of the two. I thought A B L's characters were more endearing. Perhaps I feel this way thanks to my two year old nephew who watched the movie, oh about 15 times, and this helped me learn to love them.

I preferred A Bug's Life, mostly because I enjoyed the characters more. Also, while both were impressive, I preferred the character animation style in ABL. Finally, my interest in seeing Small Time Crooks aside, I'm not a big Woody Allen fan, and Antz was too much a Woody Allen movie for me.

Jim, did you get a chance to look at my clone of this list? Just curious...

Oo! No, let me hop on over...

Have you ever watched The Castle of Cagliostro?

I have not. Should I?

"Yes," he says, one year and one week later.

:-) How on earth did you rediscover this thread?

I considered waiting another year to reply to your response! Just stumbled across it whilst poking around...

I want to second the opinion that you should watch The Castle of Cagliostro. This was one of my high school favorites.

Alrighty, between the two of ya I guess I better queue it. :-) Thanks!

Jim, any fan of animation should see FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN. I don't think the story and characters are worth much, but the animation is amazing.

Alrighty, I've added it to my "to see" list. Might be awhile, but I'll definitely get to it.

I watched Shrek for the third time last really didn't hold up on repeated viewings for me. I dunno, seemed kinda hypocritical and it seemed to rely on fart and poop jokes entirely too much. It was weird, I guess it just wore out its goodwill, because I liked it a lot the first time I saw it.

But at least "Shrek"'s fart and poop jokes are in context, used to characterize Shrek as an unpleasant, crude, ogre. That's more than can be said about many, many other movies.

It was more the little stuff, like Donkey peeing on the fire to put it out, or the "Welcome to Duloc" song. It all just seemed gratuitous. I can't believe this WON best Animated film and Waking Life wasn't even nominated.
Perhaps it's just me, but Shrek is perhaps the most overrated film of the new decade in my eyes.

Jim, by the way, I finally buckled and created a comments-filled "Seen in 2003" list. Sigh, the wave of the future I suppose.

"Buckled"? "Sigh"? I for one am pleased as punch that you've overcome your reluctance! :-) I should have welcomed you aboard, but since you've been providing excellent (albeit partial) comments on your lists as long as anyone, it felt like you already had one foot on the boat. Anyway, glad you're in all the way! Great stuff. I'll comment on Shrek over there.

I'm just curious if you've seen and/or have any thoughts on "Metropolis" (2001) or "American Pop" (1981).

I haven't seen either. Should I?

Here's what I posted on my Favorite Americana Movie list:

American Pop (1981) In this animated feature, counterculture cartoonist Ralph Bakshi tackles an ambitious subject: the rise of American popular song, told through the histories of four generations. Escaping from Russia in 1905, the patriarch comes to America, where he becomes involved with burlesque and organized crime. By the 1970s, his punk-rock descendants are into the San Francisco drug scene. The animation was so far ahead of it's time, it took twenty years, the development of computer animation and the latest version of "Metropolis" to even come close.

Now this is only my opinion and "American Pop" may be hard to find now, but when I first saw it in '81 I remember thinking it could have made an excellent "non-animated" movie. It's a great story although it falls apart a little toward the end. Me and my son (now 15) both count it as a favorite.

As for "Metropolis", I believe it was made by the same people that did "Princess Mononoke" which I see is already on your list. If you liked one, I think you'll like the other.

The background (and sometimes foreground) artwork is excellent in both, but to his crews credit - Bakshi did it without computers.

The great news is that American Pop is not only available, but the DVD is terrific. I'm not really a fan of the film, but the disc looks and sounds pretty great. It is for sale and also available for rent through NetFlix.

To my knowledge, Metropolis is not from the same crew that brought us Princess Mononoke. Spirited Away is their new film. I've seen a bit of Metropolis, however, and it certainly appears to be worth a look!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs (the animation weirdo)

Okeedokee, I'll have to check 'em out! LBangs is right about Miyazaki not doing Metropolis though. I *think* I heard Disney is finally going to release some his earlier movies on DVD, and they are definitely worth seeing if you liked Princess Mononoke (or maybe even if you didn't).

Jim, this has nothing to do with animated movies, but I've been wondering it for a while. Why do some people on the Member Directory have red smiley faces next to their names?

I think the smile denotes members who posted links to personal picture of themselves. I'm not sure many of the pics are still up, or that I'm even right about this. Jim will not doubt show us the light!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Yup! Smilie = photo. Although it just checks that something has been entered in that field, it doesn't actually check that the photo works. And sometimes the photos don't work because they reside on other servers. Someday I may make a revision that allows photo uploads.

as long as we're asking random questions, i'd like to take this opportunity to inquire about the hall of fame stars... how are the stars calculated (for instance, is it the number of lists a person has or the number of items entered?) and what happens when all the people on the list have the maximum number of stars?

gosh, you would think i'm really competitive or something, but it's really just incurable curiosity. :)

Oh, I always had you pegged for one of the cut-throat ladder-climbers anyway. :-) Just kidding, of course.

The system is rather lame, in that it really just weighs how many characters of data you've contributed in lists and comments. It would be very easy to cheat, and it makes no qualitative judgements. Someday I'm going to overhaul it, although I'm really finding that my Listology programming time is quite limited these days.

I'm in the process of working my way back down the ladder in the Listology Hall of Fame by combining some redundancies in my lists. If I'm lucky I'll get down to 4 stars. :-)

Well maybe when I overhaul the HoF ranking you'll get your star back. :-)

I was thinking about that - maybe you could incorporate amount of endorsements along with the quantity of characters? Just a suggestion...

Yeah, I'll probably incorporate that, along with some kind of how many comments a user induces.

Jim, when I put on my philosopher's hat TOY STORY 2 ranks above TOY STORY because its main theme is that perennial philosophical question, What is the meaning of life? (or rather, What is the meaning of life given that all things must pass away?) The answer the movie gives, it seems to me, is, Love despite inevitable loss.

Interesting! But isn't Buzz's journey of self-discovery in the first one also rife with philosophical phodder?

Perhaps so, but in TS2 the whole plot is the asking and answering of a philosophical question.

Btw, isn't Bullseye the cutest horsie you've ever seen?

Fair enough. And you're right, I can't think of a cuter cinematic horse, although the The Black Stallion is one of the nostalgia movies from my youth, so that horse is probably my favorite.

My parents took a carload of boys to see The Black Stallion for my (gee) 6th birthday. I loved it then, and I'm very glad that it more than holds up today. One of the great children films.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs (who also favors the second Toy Story...)

Definitely. This thread has reminded me to add the DVD to my wish list. A good one to share with our kids.

Wow! I think I'll have to check out "Grave of the Fireflies."

And "Spirited Away"...

And "Princess Mononoke"...

:-) You can't go wrong with any of 'em.

Holy...! Knowing that your love of Beauty and the Beast matches my own, that is an incredible ranking for Graveyard!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Holy ... indeed! I agonized over whether I should give it the top spot having only seen it once, but frankly I don't know if I ever want to see it again! Comparing it to Beauty and the Beast is impossible, since Grave of the Fireflies really is a war movie (of sorts), and the two movies play on completely different emotional chords, but I found it to be so powerfully affecting that I had to give it the top spot.

There, now that I've built your expectations impossibly high, go rent it! If you're still on Netflix, they've got it. I'd love to hear what you and other Listologists think of it. If nothing else, it's *certainly* a movie that deserves a wider audience.

Jim, I have a feeling tis list may become one of my most popular in a couple of years. How's this for a shocker, I have only seen 5 of your top twenty movies on this list.

Wow, you have been doing a good job of saving these for fatherhood! I'm looking forward to seeing you review these on Damn I Watch Too Many Movies 10!

Fantasia 2000 above Fantasia? Really? I love both, but I have to say I only thought one of the segments in 2000 ("Rhapsody in Blue") was significantly better than anything in the original (and even that can't compete with "The Nutcracker Suite").

Yup! Not a typo. Of course, these lists of mine have almost nothing to do with historical importance, groundbreakingness, or degree of difficulty. Just how much I like 'em.

I'd have to give the "Rhapsody in Blue" piece top honors across both movies, although it's a fairly close call. I also liked the Flamingoes (or is there no "E" at the end?).

Jim, GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES? - an Asian title if ever I saw one. Never heard of it before this. But I will certainly be looking for it now I see it has earned your top ranking.

Definitely seek it out. Did you see my review? Really, it and Beauty and the Beast share the top spot, as they couldn't be more different from each other. Perhaps from time to time I'll come back to this list and flip-flop them.

I am a big fan of Disney but I do tend to like Japanamation more just for the diversity. I was wondering if any one could tell me of a animated movie featuring a black cast or at least with some black people in it. The closes Disney gets are the lions in The Lion King, oh yeah and Rafiki.I hope to hear from some one soon thanks.

I'm afraid I can't think of any animated movies featuring a predominantly black cast or characters.

Disney's Song Of The South (1942). It's a half live action/half animated movie that may be impossible to find in any form, but it kind of fits your query.

Sorry, I've been making some stupid mistakes lately. "Song of the South" was made in 1946.

That's a FANTASTIC list. Includes all kinds of movies others would just pass by, for being anime (which I think is seriously under-rated, and given a bad rap by pokemon, digimon, yu-GAY-oh, and other toy commercials), or for not being "literary" enough or a block-buster.

Wallace and Gromit!!! Yes!!! Good job. I award you this plaque for putting that amazing series on the list:

|-This is an amazing plaque-------|
|__________________________ |

Anyway, REALLY excellent list. (I just noticed - every pixar movie is on it. Hurray!)

:-) Thanks! I'm flattered! I have to admit, on the anime front, I feel a little guilty about my anime selection being dominated so thoroughly by Miyazaki. Not that he isn't deserving, but I'm sure there's a whole rich panoply of anime out there, and I've only experienced the tiniest (and most visible) portion. I have watched some non-feature length anime, but the only one that's really grabbed me has been Cowboy Bebop. Ah well, one movie at a time...

So you must be psyched for the forthcoming Wallace & Gromit feature-length movie! Also Pixar's next, The Incredibles, coming this year, and helmed by Brad Bird, director of The Iron Giant.

More than anyone else here, you seem to be the most qualified to answer this question Jim. Is the title of "anime" still being used exclusively for Japanese animation. It's so much easier to say and write than "animated movie". Just curious.

I certainly can't say authoritatively, but I do believe "anime" exclusively refers to "Japanese animation" much the same way "manga" only means "Japanese comic books."

You are quite correct Jim...

Anime = Japanese animation
Manga = Japanese comics

Unfortunately, most people pronounce anime incorrectly. It is actually pronounced (ah-knee-may), not the popular (annie-may). I took 2 years of Japanese so trust me on this. *giggles* I am obsessed with anime!!! :)

Count me among the heathen mispronouncers! Thanks for setting me straight. :-)

Actually, anime refers to a style of drawing. Manga refers to comics drawn in this style.

Really? I've never heard that before. I'm not saying you're wrong (I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough to do that), but can you point me to further reading or something?

Love the list.

A Close Shave would be #1 on my personal list.

But where is Akira?

Granted people love to hate this film because it was the one that blew up into an international hit. But it's still an overly-ambitious, brooding, hammy masterpiece that looks great.

And another interesting film is Heavy Traffic that's all druggy and morose.

And what about Fritz The Cat which people claim to hate but remains brilliantly watcheable.

And Pinocchio way down at the bottom. How could you...




Haven't seen Akira, Heavy Traffic, or Fritz the Cat. Sounds like I should add all 3 to my "to see" list (I believe I already have Akira on there).

I didn't want to rank a lot of the classics until I'd rewatched 'em. I saw the little wooden fellow not too long ago, and he idn't do anything for me. My heart is just shrivelled and black, I s'pose.

:?O <---stook wags finger at Pinocchio indifferent Jim.

:?\ <---stook wonders about...

|:?) <---stook thinks "to each his own".

Don't rush on Heavy Traffic unless you like bizarre independent animation.



P.S. aw-ni-mae can also be pronounced aun-tie-mae but the kids'll look at ya funny. teehee.



am i the only one who loves "The Land Before Time"... I never see it on any of these favorite animated movies lists.

I've only seen the first one, and unfortunately didn't really care for it. I've added it to the list though.

don't bother with any others... they all suck except the first one

which sadly is one of only a couple movies i've ever cried during... that song during the end credits gets me everytime.

Coincidentally I was in the video store yesterday and what does my almost-three-year-old pick out? The Land Before Time: The Great Longneck Migration, which I believe is #10 in the series. Fortunately grandma got tapped to watch that one with her, so I dodged it.

haha... my lil bro and sis have like a dozen of those movies... it's ridiculous

do have any motivation to see Shark Tale? i liked it.

Saw it for family movie night on Saturday. I'm afraid it got 4 thumbs-down, 2 from the kids, 2 from the adults. So sorry! Review coming to my 2004 list shortly...

Jim, let joy be unconfined! There's a new Wallace and Gromit Movie coming out.

Oh yes, I've been drooling over the trailers for a bit. Can't wait!

A Goofy Movie is nowhere to be seen... I'm assuming then that you haven't seen it and as my favorite(by far) animated film I have to demand(not just reccomend) that you see it.

Alrighty, I'll give it a shot for one of our family movie nights. Thanks!

Dude. Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004). Also not for kids, but the only animated movie I can stand to watch.

(Although I'm planning on giving Monster House a shot when it comes out on DVD).

...the only animated movie I can stand to watch.

<jaw drops>

Really?! You can't stand all the movies I've listed above?