Cinefix has released a video giving us a list of what they believe are the “Top 10 Most Beautifully Animated Films of all Time.” Well I couldn’t agree with them less but the number one is a bit of a stretch. Which one you think is the most beautiful animated movie from the list or otherwise?
Whether it’s hand drawn or CGI the art of animation can stimulate our imagination and evoke our deepest emotions. These are our picks for the Top 10 Most Beautifully Animated Films of all Time.
The Lion King (1994)
Impressive animals and beautiful settings all created by Disney’s second-stringers.
With very little dialog through most of the movie, superior 3-D animation helped make even the biggest trash pile magical.
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Laika went with an expressionistic style for their stop-motion animation in this unique coming of age story.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
This animated classic tells it’s story using cut out silhouettes.
The Lego Movie (2014)
It’s almost like you’re watching actual legos in action because every frame of this film expresses joyful fun and excitement.
Waltz With Bashir (2008)
A beautifully piece made up of of hand drawn objects surprisingly animated using Flash.
Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
Studio Ghibli presents us with a film that feels almost like a traditional Japanese painting in motion.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Wes Anderson’s foray into animation with a stylized stop-motion puppet show.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)
Though most people missed it in the theaters, this film is a masterpiece of CG animation.
Garden of Words (2013)
This stunning anime is the perfect expression of animation as art.