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 animators and filmmakers including the Rio and Ice Age director Carlos Saldanha, directorHenry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas), CGI pioneer Alvy Ray Smith and the The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast writer Linda Woolverton. Explore their top tens here.
Nathan Rabin is a writer for the Dissolve, former head writer for the A.V. Club and the author of four books, most recently You Don’t Know Me but You Don’t Like Me.
Tasha Robinson is a former writer for the A.V. Club and the Chicago Tribune. She is currently a senior editor at the Dissolve.
1. The Incredibles
2. Charlotte’s Web
4. Spirited Away
5. The Jungle Book
6. The Iron Giant
7. My Neighbor Totoro
8. Kirikou and the Sorceress
9. The Castle Of Cagliostro
10. The Triplets Of Belleville
Keith Uhlich is a film critic at Time Out New York.
1. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
2. Looney Tunes: Back in Action
3. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
4. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
5. The Adventures of Tintin
6. Sita Sings the Blues
7. The Iron Giant
8. The Triplets of Belleville
9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
10. Winnie the Pooh