The 100 best animated movies: animation experts

Experts including Disney and Pixar directors, Wes Anderson, Nick Park and Carlos Saldanha vote for their favorite animated movies

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How did we choose the 100 best animated movies of all time? We went straight to the experts and asked them to tell us their personal top ten films. From there we calculated the top 100 overall best animated movies. Here you'll find the personal selections of people including Ed Desroches (the current president of the International Association of Animated Film), Steve Alpert (who has held executive positions at both Disney and Studio Ghibli) and the anime specialist Helen McCarthy. Explore their top tens here.



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Pamela D. Scoville

Pamela D. Scoville is the owner of the Animation Art Guild.


“If I’d been allowed an 11th choice, it would’ve been Aardman’s Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.”



Jasper Sharp

Jasper Sharp is a writer and curator whose books include The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema. He is currently making a documentary, The Creeping Garden.


Brian Sibley

Brian Sibley is a British author, radio personality and scholar who has written countless books, including Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3D Animation.


Daniel Suljic

Daniel Suljic is the artistic director of Animafest in Zagreb, Croatia, and is an animator and musician.


Niels Viveen

Niels Viveen is chairman of the J-Pop Foundation, and the organizer of one of the Netherlands’ biggest animation festivals, Anime Festival.


Nag Vladermersky

Nag Vladermersky is director of the London International Animation Festival. He’s starting a new monthly event in London, the Animation Spot.


“I chose Yellow Submarine and Snow White after I saw them with fresh eyes alongside my children, and for the joy they have given countless generations of kids. Mary and Max and It’s Such a Beautiful Day for how the most simplistic stick figures and puppets can draw such an emotional response. Fantastic Mr. Fox for its attention to detail and cracking humor. Pom Poko, Persepolis and Grave of the Fireflies for their humanism. Alice and The Pain and the Pity for their anarchy.”



Ramin Zahed

Ramin Zahed is the editor of Animation magazine, and the author of the new book The Art of DreamWorks Animation.




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