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The 100 best animated movies: animators and filmmakers, A to D

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

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 includingWes Anderson (writer-director of Fantastic Mr Foxand The Grand Budapest Hotel), Sylvain Chomet(director of The Illusionist and The Triplets of Belleville) and Chris Sanders (director of How to Train Your Dragon).


Toy Story features some of the best characters and story plotting ever. Rock solid. The Incrediblescombines the best elements of comic-book stories and creates a relatable tale where superpowers are secondary. Ratatouille is almost a magic trick: Making the audience root for and believe in a rat as a master chef is truly incredible. Spirited Away created a unique, alien world that captured the often disorienting experience of being a kid beautifully. And am I allowed to admit Despicable Me? It’s probably one of my favorites—even if I did have to watch it 400 times during production.”


Martha Colburn

Martha Colburn

Artist Martha Colburn has made more than 40 short films. She also provided the animated inserts for 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

“I only have three!”