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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 4000 at the very, 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.
L'OEIL DY CYCLONE APPEARED TWICE ON THE LIST, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
. The Beautiful Lukanida/Piękna Lukanida (1910/11), dir. Ladislas Starevich -- Brian Sibley
. Thrift and Saving of Tasuke Shiobara/Kinken Chochiku Shiobara Tasuke (1925), dir. Hakusan Kimura -- Milton Knight
. The Stolen Lump (1929), dir. Yasuji Murata -- Milton Knight
. Harvest Festival (1929), dir. Noburō Ōfuji -- Milton Knight
. The Bear Brothers (1932), dir. Sanae Yamamoto -- Milton Knight
. Scrappy: Sassy Cats (1933), dir. Dick Huemer -- Steve Stanchfield
. Yoshichiro Salutes/Mangageki Yoshichiro no keirei (1933), dir. Hakusan Kimura -- Milton Knight
. Rhapsody in Steel (1934), dir. Frank Goldman -- Jonathan Boschen
. Why the Sea Water is Salty (1935), dir. Yasuji Murata -- Milton Knight
. My Big Emergency (1936), dir. Sanae Yamamoto -- Milton Knight
. The Public's Favourite (1937), dir. Alexander Ivanov -- Milton Knight
. Mickey Mouse: Boat Builders (1938), dir. Ben Sharpsteen -- Dave Bossert
. How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin (1938), dir. Vladimir Suteev -- Milton Knight
. A Noisy Voyage (1938), dir. Vladimir Suteev -- Milton Knight
. The Lazy Fox (1941), dir. Sanae Yamamoto -- Milton Knight
. Puppetoons: Tubby the Tuba (1947), dir. George Pal -- Brian Sibley
. Mister Wolf (1949), dir. Victor Gromov -- Milton Knight
. Old Czech Legends/Staré pověsti české (1953), dir. Jiří Trnka -- Brian Sibley
. Family Chronicles (1961), dir. Leonid Amalrik -- Milton Knight
. The Case of the Artist (1962), dir. Grigory Kozlov -- Milton Knight
. Tokuten Eizou Anthology No. 1 (1964), dir. Tadanori Yokoo -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. KISS KISS KISS (1964), dir. Tadanori Yokoo -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Submarine Cassiopeia (1964), dir. Hiroshi Manabe -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. AOS (1964), dir. Yōji Kuri -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Moon Story (1964), dir. Ryohei Yanagihara -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. The Strange Tale of Ichinosuke (1964), dir. Ryohei Yanagihara -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Mermaid (1964), dir. Osamu Tezuka -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Memory (1964), dir. Osamu Tezuka -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix/Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975), dir. Ivo Caprino -- Brian Sibley
. A Deer of Nine Colors (1981), dir. Qian Jiajun & Dai Tielang -- Rolf Giesen
. Dr Slump: Hoyoyo! The Great Round-the-World Race (1983), dir. Minoru Okazaki -- Dave Merrill
. Conversation Pieces: Sales Pitch (1983), dir. Peter Lord & David Sproxton -- Brian Sibley
. Conversation Pieces: On Probation (1983), dir. Peter Lord & David Sproxton -- Brian Sibley
. 36 Characters (1984), dir. A Da (Xu Jingda) -- Rolf Giesen
. Asterix in Britain (1986), dir. Pino Van Lamsweerde -- raygirlramblings
. Koko (1988), dir. George Griffin -- Chris Robinson
. Crossroads/Die Kreuzung (1991), dir. Raimund Krumme -- Chris Robinson
. Deer and Bull (1991/2), dir. Zou Qin -- Rolf Giesen
. Shakespeare - The Animated Tales: The Tempest (1992), dir. Stanislav Sokolov -- Brian Sibley
. Shakespeare - The Animated Tales: Twelfth Night (1992), dir. Mara Muat -- Brian Sibley
. Karo and Piyobupt: A House (1992), dir. Kōji Yamamura -- Chris Robinson
. Karo and Piyobupt: Imagination (1992), dir. Kōji Yamamura -- Chris Robinson
. Karo and Piyobupt: Sandwiches (1992), dir. Kōji Yamamura -- Chris Robinson
. Quality Time (1993), dir. Eric W. Schwartz -- JM
. Revolver/Här är karusellen (1993), dir. Jonas Odel, Stig Bergqvist, Lars Ohlson, Marti Ekstrand -- Chris Robinson
. Landscape with the Fall of Icarus (1994), dir. Chris Sullivan -- Chris Robinson
. Hilary (1995), dir. Anthony Hodgson -- Chris Robinson
. Beavis and Butthead: Animation Sucks (1995), dir. Mike Judge -- Chris Robinson
. The Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt not Bear False Witness (1995), dir. Phil Mulloy -- Chris Robinson
. Testament - The Bible in Animation: Ruth (1996), dir. Galina Beda -- Brian Sibley
. Grace (1998), dir. Lorelei Pepi -- chris Robinson
. La Sagra (1998), dir. Roberto Catani -- Chris Robinson
. Lotus Lantern/Bao Lian Deng (1998/9), dir. Chang Guangxi -- Rolf Giesen
. A Monkey's Tale/Le Château des singes (1999), dir. Jean-François Laguionie -- yihagathe
. Mister Smile (1999), dir. Fran Krause -- Chris Robinson
. At the Ends of the Earth (1999), dir. Konstantin Bronzit -- Chris Robinson
. Boys Night Out (2003), dir. Teddy Newton & Bert Klein -- ILDC
. Son of Satan (2003), dir. JJ Villard -- Chris Robinson
. Asterix and the Vikings (2006), dir. Stefan Fjeldmark & Jesper Møller -- raygirlramblings
. Mia and the Migoo (2008), dir. Jacques-Rémy Girerd -- yihagathe
. Lascars/Round The Way (2009), dir. Emmanuel Klotz & Albert Pereira-Lazaro -- yihagathe
. COSMIC! (2009), dir. Hiroco Ichinose -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. Super Baozi vs. Sushi Man (2009), dir. Sun Haipeng -- Rolf Giesen
. Chico and Rita (2010), dir. Tono Errando, Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal -- mushlord
. The Dust (2010), dir. Hu Hao -- Rolf Giesen
. Papa Is a Crocodile/Pa Pa Bu Pa (2010), dir. Tan Xiaojia -- Rolf Giesen
. Le Bisclavret (2011), dir. Émilie Mercier -- yihagathe
. Beacon (2011), dir. Li Xia (LiXia) -- Rolf Giesen
. Lee's Adventure/Adventure of Li Xianji (2011), dir. Li Yang & Frant Gwo (Guo Fan) -- Rolf Giesen
. The Suicide Shop (2012), dir. Patrice Leconte -- yihagathe
. Yugo and Lala/Adventure in a Strange World (2012), dir. Wang Yun Fei -- Rolf Giesen
. Aya of Yop City (2013), dir. Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie -- yihagathe
. Fireworks * Beads (2013), dir. Masamu Hashimoto -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Maze King (2013), dir. Hakhyun Kim -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Rhizome (2013), dir. Masahiro Ohsuka -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. It's Time for Supper (2013), dir. Saki Muramoto -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Snow Hut (2013), dir. Yoriko Mizushiri -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Twins in the Bakery (2013), dir. Mari Miyazawa -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. The Burning Buddha Man (2013), dir. Ujicha -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods (2014), dir. Alexandre Astier & Louis Clichy -- yihagathe
. nini (2014), dir. Saho Nanjo -- tamerlane
. Lupin III: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone (2014), dir. Takeshi Koike -- tamerlane
. Everyday Sins (2014), dir. Yewon Kim -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. Blue Eyes - in Harbot Tale - (2014), dir. Yūichi Itō -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. A Reflection of One's Mind (2014), dir. Kōhei Nakaya -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. CaRTe bLaNChe: Poker (2014), dir. Mirai Mizue & Yukie Nakauchi -- Cathy Munroe Hotes
. scenarioart: How Low Sympathy (2014), dir. Decovocal (collective) -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. April and the Extraordinary World (2015), dir. Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci -- yihagathe
. Adama (2015), dir. Simon Rouby -- yihagathe
. Phantom Boy (2015), dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol -- yihagathe
. BEATSOFREEN: Slowly Rising (2015), dir. Hideki Inaba (kanahebi) -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. Panic (2015), dir. Daan Velsink & Joost Lieuwma -- Amid Amidi
. Doukyuusei -Classmates- (2016), dir. Shouko Nakamura -- GoatJesus
. What Else (2016), dir. Jelle van Meerendonk -- Amid Amidi
. Moving Colors (2016), dir. TAKU TEAM (collective) -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. Cumhur Jay: On & On (2016), dir. Akihiko Taniguchi -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. Whitney: Polly (2016), dir. Sarina Nihei -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. Summer of Love (2017), dir. Marcie LaCerte -- Amid Amidi
. Mutafukaz (2017), dir. Shōjirō Nishimi & Guillaume Renard -- maxtaro
. The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales... (2017), dir. Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert -- maxtaro
. Tears of Chiwen (2017), dir. Sun Xun -- Chris Robinson
. Tamaki Roy: The State of Things (2017), dir. Ryo Orikasa -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. Keita Sano: Mad Love (2017), dir. Ryōji Yamada -- Cathy Munroe Hotes/Florian Höhr
. Contact (2017), dir. Katy Wang -- Amid Amidi
. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018), dir. Naoko Yamada -- Yuyucow
. Kase-san and Morning Glories (2018), dir. Takuya Sato -- Yuyucow
. Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms (2018), dir. Mari Okada -- Yuyucow
. Batman Dance Party (2018), dir. Monster Truck Ninja (collective) -- Amid Amidi
. Ohtakekohhan: Runner Variations (2018), dir. Os -- Amid Amidi
. They Might Be Giants: An Insult To The Fact Checkers (2018), dir. Caitlin Craggs -- Amid Amidi
. Seder-Masochism (2018), dir. Nina Paley -- Sharon Katz
. Rare Americans: Cats, Dogs, & Rats (2018), dir. Harry Teitelman -- Amid Amidi
. I’m OK (2018), dir. Elizabeth Hobbs -- Chris Robinson
. Cyclists (2018), dir. Veljko Popović -- Chris Robinson
. III (2018), dir. Marta Pajek -- Chris Robinson
. Mr. Deer (2018), dir. Mojtaba Mousavi -- Chris Robinson
. A Fly in the Restaurant (2018), dir. Xi Chen & Xu An -- Chris Robinson
. Boruto: Father and Child (2018), dir. Chengxi Huang, Noriyuki Abe & Hiroyuki Yamashita -- Yuyucow
. Batman Ninja (2018), dir. Junpei Mizusaki -- JM
. Burnt (2018), dir. Devin Bell -- Amid Amidi
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.