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, director Henry 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.
The 100 best animated movies: animators and filmmakers, Q to Z
Experts including Disney and Pixar directors, Wes Anderson, Nick Park and Carlos Saldanha vote for their favorite animated movies
Jeff Scher is a painter and experimental filmmaker whose work has been shown in galleries worldwide. He has directed music videos for Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.
Writer-director Henry Selick is best known for his stop-motion animated features James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline.
1. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
4. The Iron Giant
5. My Neighbor Totoro
6. Spirited Away
7. Toy Story
8. The Triplets of Belleville
9. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
10. Yellow Submarine
Maureen Selwood is an Irish artist and animator whose short films have won numerous international prizes.
2. Yellow Submarine
3. Fantastic Planet
4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
5. Princess Mononoke
6. Alice in Wonderland
7. Toy Story
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox
9. Allegro Non Troppo
10. James and the Giant Peach
Matthew Senreich is a cofounder of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, whose work includes the animated TV show Robot Chicken and one terrific Simpsons couch gag.
2. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
3. Toy Story
4. The Incredibles
5. The Iron Giant
6. Wreck-It Ralph
7. The LEGO Movie
8. The Transformers
9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
10. The Last Unicorn
Chris Shepherd is an animator best known for his work on the sketch show Big Train and his 2005 collaboration with David Shrigley, “Who I Am and What I Want.”