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Re: Monday Movie Post: Debut Animation Films
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• Posted by: Jerome
• Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 1:00 a.m.
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• In Response to: Monday Movie Post: Debut Animation Films (Steven P.)

> I'm not sure if there are a lot of fans of animated films around here,
Of course there are !

> Here's what I came up with:

> 1. Toy Story (Pixar)
> The start of not only one of the best animated series, but one the best
> film series in general.

agreed !

> 2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney)
> Got to give credit to the one that started in all, and set the template
> for Disney animated films. It actually still holds up pretty well too.

Not a favorite of mine but you can't deny the importance of this movie in cinema's history.

> 3. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Warner Animation)
> Not just a great animated film, but a great Batman film too.

not sure if I saw this one. maybe as a kid... seeing it so high in your list makes me want to seek it out.

> 4. Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind (Studio Ghibli)
> One of my favorites from the studio.

I love this one. Probably higher in my my list.

> 5. Antz (Dreamworks)
> Haven't seen this one in years, but I remember liking it and the score is
> great.

After double checking I am just surprised to realise this one and not Prince of Egypt was the first Dreamworks featured animation... Very fun film by the way. I remember the fight with "a bug's life" at the time, but those are 2 very different films that are both very enjoyable.

> 6. Coraline (Laika animation)
> Great stop motion work and a wonderful spooky animated film that works for
> all ages.

a very good start for a studio that remained stable in quality

> 7. The Secret of NIMH (Bluth animation)
> This money freaked me out as a kid, and haven't seen it in full as an
> adult. I like some Bluth animation films a lot more, but this was just ok.

same for me, I keep the memory of a dark movie from my first watches as a kid. Seen it again at older age, and still find it dark but also good.

> 8. Ice Age (Blue Sky)
> It was a funny, enjoyable film. But it didn't need 4 sequels.


> How would you rank the debut films of animation studios? Any studios that
> should be included?

I would have added "the secret of kells" by cartoon saloon.
Very nice movie, very graphic and the start of a series of movies, all involving director Tomm Moore that are also gems of animation. Plus contribution of Bruno Coulais (except for "the prophet")for those flicks is top notch !

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