1001 Animated Films You Should Watch Suggestions Thread
This is a project inspired by the 1001 X Things in Y Medium You Must Check Out Before You Die books you find in bookstores, newsagents and whatnot, with the theme being focused on animated films. This is a project dedicated to finding 1001 animated films, shorts, TV episodes and anything else from all four corners of the Earth, and collecting them together into a document of some sort to give to people. From the famous films of Disney and Ghibli right down to innovative shorts on the internet, every fan of animation will find something new to enjoy!
To get as vast a wealth of films as possible, I'd like whoever comes across this thread to recommend animated films/shorts/episodes/whatnot to the list. If you want, you can even contribute a short piece about whatever film you think should be in the list. All contributors will be credited, either through their forum names or their real names, whichever you prefer.
Obviously, there are some rules to help clarify certain questions, but if you have any, please ask away. So, here's some rules:
-Short films will count as part of the list, and that includes entries from series such as Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Silly Symphonies.
-However, for series that have dozens if not hundreds of shorts, only five shorts for every fifty can be included (this is to prevent the kind of overcrowding that saw nearly every Legend of Zelda game appear in the 1001 Games book).
-OVAs & TV episodes will count, provided that you can justify their inclusion with cultural impact, production values, etc. They will have the same 'five for every fifty' rule as the shorts.
-Mini-series will count, but must be listed by an episode.
-Package films are viable for entry, and will be listed in their entirety; not just one or two interesting shorts.
-Compilation films (that is, films made from episodes of TV shows) will only be considered for entry if they are made in such a way that they can work as a film, and not as a collection of TV episodes. (For comparison's sake, something like Evangelion: Death and Rebirth would be included, but something like She-Ra: Secret of the Sword would not)
-Live-action films with animated characters or elements will only be included if said elements play such a major part in the film that removing them would render said film pointless; or it's observed that the animated elements are a distinct part of the world, and not effects representing something else (so a film like Looney Tunes: Back in Action could get in, but a film with an otherwise animated intro like Charge of the Light Brigade could not).
-Animated music videos will count, since they technically are short films in their own right.
-FMV games with animated footage, such as Dragon's Lair, will NOT count.
Along with those are some longer answers to certain questions:
A: No. This is simply just a basic list logging all possible/suggested films. When it gets to a stage where there are more than enough films listed (around 2000 at the very most), we'll start cutting down the list and only including the films that are deemed worthy of staying in the list.
Q: What happens to the films that aren't listed as the 1001?
A: They will be included in an honorary mentions index. They will be listed in the same way as the 1001 films, but will not have a write-up dedicated to them. This is to show to the reader that there are way more films out there to check out, and that they might enjoy them more than the 1001 films.
Q: How will the films be listed in the final project?
They will be listed in the same way as the official 1001 books: a screenshot that shows a distinct part of the film, an essay summarizing the film, its historical context and its quality, and details of its crew, the film in general and possibly awards.
The idea is to list those latter elements as follows:
-Major Cast Members
*May not be inclued; we're still at the prototype stage
Q: Why is X on this list? It's terrible/unworthy/whatever.
A: Again, we're only listing the films being suggested so far, and everything will be included. Doesn't matter what you think of it, or what I think of it; it's going in the list to be evaluated.
Here's the list of films that have been added to the total list, which will be given as a link since the character limit has been reached on this post. All films suggested will be marked with an initial or their forum/real name.
. The Black Cat/Kuronyago (1929), dir. Noburō Ōfuji -- JM
. Our Baseball Match/Oira no Yakyû (1931), dir. Chûzô Aoji -- JM
. Popeye the Sailor: We're On Our Way to Rio (1944), dir. Izzy Sparber -- Jerry Beck
. Popeye the Sailor: She-Sick Sailors (1944), dir. Seymour Kneitel -- Jerry Beck
. Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (1945), dir. Mitsuyo Seo -- Steve Stanchfield
. Little Audrey: Butterscotch and Soda (1948), dir. Seymour Kneitel -- Jerry Beck
. Popeye the Sailor: Jitterbug Jive (1950), dir. Bill Tytla -- Jerry Beck
. Herman & Katnip: Herman The Catoonist (1953), dir. Izzy Sparber -- Jerry Beck
. Popeye the Sailor: Popeye the Ace of Space (1953), dir. Seymour Kneitel -- Jerry Beck
. Baby Huey: Huey's Ducky Daddy (1953), dir. Izzy Sparber -- Jerry Beck
. Hansel and Gretel (1953), dir. Michael Myerberg -- Steve Stanchfield
. Casper the Friendly Ghost: Boo Moon (1954), dir. Izzy Sparber & Seymour Kneitel -- Jerry Beck
. Casper the Friendly Ghost: Ghost of Honor (1957), dir. Izzy Sparber -- Jerry Beck
. Noveltoons: Chew Chew Baby (1958), dir. Izzy Sparber -- Jerry Beck
. Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958), dir. Taiji Yabushita & Kazuhiko Okabe -- Fred Patten
. Modern Madcaps: La Petite Parade (1959), dir. Seymour Kneitel -- Jerry Beck
. Modern Madcaps: Bouncing Benny (1960), dir. Seymour Kneitel -- Jerry Beck
. Alakazam the Great (1960), dir. Taiji Yabushita & Daisaku Shirakawa -- Fred Patten
. Swifty and Shorty: Les Boys (1965), dir. Howard Post -- Jerry Beck
. Go-GoToons: Marvin Digs (1967), dir. Ralph Bakshi -- Jerry Beck
. The Trip (1967), dir. Howard Beckerman -- Jerry Beck
. A Thousand and One Nights (1969), dir. Eiichi Yamamoto -- Fred Patten
. Cleopatra (1970), dir. Osamu Tezuka & Eiichi Yamamoto -- Fred Patten
. Phoenix 2772 (1980), dir. Taku Sugiyama -- Fred Patten
. Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love (1985), dir. Kazuo Yamazaki -- Fred Patten
. Arion (1986), dir. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko -- Fred Patten
. Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987), dir. Hiroaki Yoshida -- Fred Patten
. Crusher Joe (1989), dir. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko -- Fred Patten
. Chage and Aska: On Your Mark (1995), dir. Hayao Miyazaki -- Josh Dunham
. Jungle Emperor Leo (1997), dir. Yoshio Takeuchi -- Fred Patten
. Spriggan (1998), dir. Hirotsugu Kawasaki -- Fred Patten
. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000), dir. Hiroyuki Kitakubo -- Fred Patten
. The Cat Returns (2002), dir. Hiroyuki Morita -- Fred Patten
. The Place Promised In Our Early Days (2004), dir. Makoto Shinkai -- Fred Patten
. Steamboy (2004), dir. Katsuhiro Ōtomo -- Fred Patten
. Brave Story (2006), dir. Koichi Chigira -- Fred Patten
. Tekkonkinkreet (2006), dir. Michael Arias & Hiroaki Ando -- Fred Patten
. The Borrower Arrietty (2010), dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi -- Fred Patten
. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011), dir. Makoto Shinkai -- Fred Patten
. From Up On Poppy Hill (2011), dir. Gorō Miyazaki -- Fred Patten
. The Princess and the Pilot (2011), dir. Jun Shishido -- Fred Patten
. Psychic School Wars (2012), dir. Ryosuke Nakamura -- Fred Patten
. A Letter to Momo (2012), dir. Hiroyuki Okiura -- Fred Patten
. Requiem for Romance (2012), dir. Jonathan Ng -- JM
. Gloria Victoria (2013), dir. Theodore Ushev -- Fred Patten
. Subconscious Password (2013), dir. Chris Landreth -- Fred Patten
. Nana Bobò (2013), dir. Andrea Cristoforo, Valentina del Miglio, Francesco Nicolò Mereu, Lucas Wild do Vale -- Fred Patten
. My Mom is an Airplane! (2013), dir. Yula Aronova -- Fred Patten
. The Blue Umbrella (2013), dir. Saschka Unseld -- Fred Patten
. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013), dir. Isao Takahata -- Fred Patten
. I Wanna Be Your Friend (2015), dir. Iku Ogawa -- JM
. Bugburger (2015), dir. Hitomi Ohtakara -- JM
. DuckTales '17: Woo-oo! (2017), dir. Dana Terrace & John Aoshima -- ILDC
. Loving Vincent (2017), dir. Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman -- AwesomeCauliflower68
. Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Bus: Johnny Paycheck (2017), dir. Mike Judge -- ILDC
. Lila's Book (2017), dir. Marcela Rincon -- JM
And with that, I'll leave it up to you to give me suggestions. If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know and I'll answer them as best as I can. Thank you, and have a good day.