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'Toy Story' tops list of greatest animated films

Posted Friday, October 16, 2009 at 1:01 PM Central

by Tim Briscoe

A recent poll of 4,000 movie fans ranked the 1995 film Toy Story as the best animated film of all-time. Market research firm OnePoll queried fans aged seven to 65 to determine the favorite.

Disney released movies counted for eight of the top 10 and 17 of the 20 best. Disney-owned Pixar produced three of the top 10, including Toy Story. The only non-Disney movies were Shrek (Dreamworks), Ice Age (Blue Sky/Fox), and Watership Down (Avco Embassy).

Here is the entire list as published by Britain's Telegraph.

  1. Toy Story
  2. Shrek
  3. The Lion King
  4. Finding Nemo
  5. Ice Age
  6. The Jungle Book
  7. Monsters Inc.
  8. Beauty and the Beast
  9. Bambi
  10. Aladdin
  11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  12. 101 Dalmatians
  13. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  14. Watership Down
  15. WALL-E
  16. Fantasia
  17. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  18. The Little Mermaid
  19. Cinderella
  20. Alice in Wonderland

Personally, I have some serious faults with the list. For one, films by the great Japanese filmmaker Miyazaki are no where to be found. My favorite Pixar movie -- The Incredibles -- isn't on the list either. Furthermore, I know a lot of people who consider Toy Story 2 even better than the first.

I know lots of people love the series but I've come to abhor Shrek. Its inclusion, especially so high up, really irks me. I'm also not a fan of Who Famed Roger Rabbit but understand its significance.

What do you think? What animated films do you think were grossly overlooked in this list? Which one was overrated. Send in your thoughts.