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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.
. The Whale/Kujira (1927), dir. Noburō Ōfuji -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Death Feigning Chinaman (1928), dir. Lotte Reiniger -- Andrew Osmond
. Nonsense Story, Volume 1: Monkey Island (1930), dir. Kenzō Masaoka -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Peludópolis (1931), dir. Quirino Cristiani -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Adventures of Juku The Dog/Kutsu Juku seiklused (1931), dir. Voldemar Päts -- Chris Robinson
. The Tourists' Boat/Suzumibune (1932), dir. Hakuzan Kimura -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Puppetoons: Ship of Ether (1933), dir. George Pal -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Fox Versus the Raccoon/Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki (1933), dir. Ikuo Ōishi -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Knok-Knok and his Friend Beatle/Tuk-Tuk i yego priyatel Zhuk (1935), dir. Vyacheslav Levandovsky, Evgeny Gorbach, Semen Guyetsky -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Camel's Dance (1935), dir. Wan Laiming, Wan Guchan, Wan Chaochen -- Rolf Giesen
. The Play of Bubbles/Fantaisie érotique (1937), dir. Karel Dodal & Irena Dodalová -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Stolen Bucket/La secchia rapita (1937), dir. Carlo Cossio & Vittorio Cossio -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Time Machine/La macchina del tempo (1937), dir. Carlo Cossio & Vittorio Cossio -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Ideas Search for Light/Myšlenka hledající světlo (1938), dir. Karel Dodal & Irena Dodalová -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Shunn u Katun (1938), dir. Lev Atamanov -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Wooden Heads/Pisicchio e Melisenda (1939), dir. Ugo Saitta -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Little Golden Key/Золотой ключик (1939), dir. Aleksandr Ptushko -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Hare Gets Revenge Over the Raccoon/Kachikachi Yama (1939), dir. Kon Ichikawa -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. SOS Doctor Marabú (1940), dir. Enric Ferrán de los Reyers (Dibán) -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Land of the Frogs/Paese dei Ranocchi (1942), dir. Antonio Rubino -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Ferda the Ant/Ferda Mravener (1943), dir. Hermína Týrlová -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Automania (1943), dir. Servais Tiago -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Puppetoons: Jasper and the Beanstalk (1945), dir. George Pal -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Duce Narrates/O Duce afighete (1945), dir. Stamati Polenaki -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Garbancito de la Mancha (1945), dir. José María Blay & Arturo Moreno -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Puppetoons: John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946), dir. George Pal -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Imagine! What Lightnings!/Siga tus keravnus (1946), dir. Yanni Russopulos -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Lalla, Little Lalla (1946), dir. Nino Pagot -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. A Girl at Dôjô's Temple/Musume Dôjôji (1947), dir. Kon Ichikawa -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Dynamite Brothers/I fratelli Dinamite (1949), dir. Nino Pagot -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Alice in Wonderland (1949), dir. Dallas Bower -- Andrew Osmond
. Once Upon A Time.../Érase una vez... (1950), dir. Alexandre Cirici Pellicer -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Magic Brush (1956), dir. Jin Xi -- Rolf Giesen
. The Sparrow in the Pumpkin/Hyoutan Suzume (1959), dir. Ryuichi Yokoyama -- Mike Toole
. Who Said Meow? (1962), dir. Vladimir Degtyarev -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. The Festival of the Tree/La fête de l'arbre (1963), dir. Mohamed Aram -- Stefanie Van De Peer
. Oh, If He Knew How to Read/Ah, s'il savait lire (1964), dir. Mohamed Aram -- Stefanie Van De Peer
. Viruses in Bins/Microbes des poubelles (1964), dir. Mohamed Aram -- Stefanie Van De Peer
. Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1965), dir. Yoshio Kuroda -- Mike Toole
. The Little Drummer Boy (1968), dir. Arthur Rankin Jr. & Jules Bass -- ILDC
. Flying Phantom Ship (1969), dir. Hiroshi Ikeda -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. How the Ship of Creed Sailed/Amentü Gemisi Nasıl Yürüdü (1969), dir. Tonguç Yaşar -- Stefanie Van De Peer
. Hellhound Liner 0011, Transform! (1972), dir. Takeshi Tamiya -- Mike Toole
. The Great Adventures of Kikansha Yaemon D51 (1974), dir. Takeshi Tamiya -- Mike Toole
. Jack and the Beanstalk (1974), dir. Gisaburō Sugii -- Mike Toole
. Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (1975), dir. Tomoharu Katsumata -- Mike Toole
. UFO Robo Grandizer Vs. Great Mazinger (1976), dir. Osamu Kasai -- Mike Toole
. Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato (1978), dir. Noboru Ishiguro -- Mike Toole
. Undersea Super Train: Marine Express (1979), dir. Satoshi Dezaki (chief), Osamu Dezaki -- Mike Toole
. Taro the Dragon Boy (1979), dir. Kirio Urayama -- Mike Toole
. Twelve Months (1980), dir. Yūgo Serikawa (chief), Kimio Yabuki & Tetsuo Imazawa -- Mike Toole
. Eleven Cats (1980), dir. Unknown -- Mike Toole
. Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981), dir. Masami Hata -- Mike Toole
. Yuki: The Snow Fairy (1981), dir. Tadashi Imai -- Mike Toole
. The Door into Summer (1981), dir. Mori Masaki -- Mike Toole
. The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981), dir. Toshio Hirata -- Mike Toole
. Arcadia of My Youth (1982), dir. Tomoharu Katsumata -- Kunzait_83
. Dr. Slump: Hoyoyo! Space Adventure (1982), dir. Akinori Nagaoka -- Mike Toole
. Noel's Fantastic Trip (1983), dir. Tsuneo Maeda -- AnimeGolem
. Harmagedon: Genma Wars (1983), dir. Rintaro -- Kunzait_83
. Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983), dir. Mamoru Oshii -- Mike Toole
. Lensman (1984), dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri & Kazuyuki Hirokawa -- Mike Toole
. Locke the Superman (1984), dir. Hiroshi Fukutomi -- Mike Toole
. Charade (1984), dir. Jon Minnis -- Jerry Beck
. Doctor De Soto (1984), dir. Michael Sporn -- Jerry Beck
. Real Inside (1984), dir. David Verrall & John Weldon -- Jerry Beck
. The Dagger of Kamui (1985), dir. Rintaro -- Kunzait_83
. Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight (1985), dir. Toshio Masuda (chief), Eiichi Yamamoto & Takeshi Shirato -- Mike Toole
. Penguin's Memory: A Happy Story (1985), dir. Shunji Kimura -- Mike Toole
. GoShogun: The Time Étranger (1985), dir. Kunihiko Yuyama -- Mike Toole
. California Crisis: Gun Salvo (1986), dir. Mizuho Nishikubo -- Kunzait_83
. Project A-Ko (1986), dir. Katsuhiko Nishijima -- Kunzait_83
. Windaria (1986), dir. Kunihiko Yuyama -- Kunzait_83
. Ai City (1986), dir. Kōichi Mashimo -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger (1986), dir. Mori Masaki -- Mike Toole
. They Were 11 (1986), dir. Satoshi Dezaki & Tsuneo Tominaga -- Mike Toole
. Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1986), dir. Kōichi Mashimo -- Mike Toole
. Black Magic M66 (1987), dir. Hiroyuki Kitakubo & Masamune Shirow -- Kunzait_83
. Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (1987), dir. Shinji Aramaki -- Kunzait_83
. Dragon's Heaven (1988), dir. Makoto Kobayashi -- Kunzait_83
. One of Those Days (1988), dir. Bill Plympton -- Mark Whitehead
. Demon City Shinjuku (1988), dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri -- Mike Toole
. Riding Bean (1989), dir. Yasuo Hasegawa -- Kunzait_83
. 25 Ways to Quit Smoking (1989), dir. Bill Plympton -- Mark Whitehead
. Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (1990), dir. Hisayuki Toriumi -- Mike Toole
. Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (1991), dir. Shūji Iuchi -- Mike Toole
. A Badger and a Boy/Shonen to Kodanuki (1992), dir. Tadahito Mochinaga -- Giannalberto Bendazzi
. Comet in Moominland (1992), dir. Hiroshi Saitō -- Mike Toole
. Aru Kararu no Isan (1993), dir. Kôichi Ishiguro -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Ocean Waves (1993), dir. Tomomi Mochizuki -- Mike Toole
. The Life of Gusko Budori (1994), dir. Ryutaro Nakamura -- Mike Toole
. Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture (1994), dir. Masami Obari -- Mike Toole
. Sailor Moon S Movie: Hearts in Ice (1994), dir. Hiroki Shibata -- Mike Toole
. Spring and Chaos (1996), dir. Shōji Kawamori -- Mike Toole
. Slayers Return (1996), dir. Kunihiko Yuyama (chief), Hiroshi Watanabe -- Mike Toole
. Black Jack: A Surgeon with the Hands of God (1996), dir. Osamu Dezaki -- Mike Toole
. Kochikame -The Movie- (1999), dir. Shinji Takamatsu -- Mike Toole
. A.LI.CE (2000), dir. Kenichi Maejima -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2001), dir. Fumihiko Takayama -- Mike Toole
. Beyond the Train Tracks (2005), dir. Tayuta Mikage -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. One Stormy Night (2005), dir. Gisaburō Sugii -- Mike Toole
. Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006), dir. Michel Ocelot -- Andrew Osmond
. Amazing Nuts! (2006), dir. Daisuke Nakayama, Takashi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Aoki, 4°F -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Atagoal: Cat's Magical Forest (2006), dir. Mizuho Nishikubo -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Bird Song (2007), dir. Yoshitaka Amano -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007), dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri -- Mike Toole
. Summer Days with Coo (2007), dir. Keiichi Hara -- Mike Toole
. Hells (2008), dir. Yoshiki Yamakawa -- Kunzait_83
. Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), dir. Fuminori Kizaki -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Baton (2009), dir. Ryuhei Kitamura -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Cencoroll (2009), dir. Atsuya Uki -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Fatenah (2009), dir. Ahmad Habash -- Colleen Jankovic
. Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (2009), dir. Mizuho Nishikubo -- Mike Toole
. Yona Yona Penguin (2009), dir. Rintaro -- Mike Toole
. Missing (2010), dir. Tariq Rimawi -- Stefanie Van De Peer
. HeartCatch Pretty Cure! The Movie: Fashion Show in Paris! (2010), dir. Rie Matsumoto -- Mike Toole
. The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling (2011), dir. Joseph Wallace -- Barry Purves
. Bobby Yeah (2011), dir. Robert Morgan -- Barry Purves
. Asura (2012), dir. Keiichi Satō -- Mike Toole
. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (2013), dir. Fuminori Kizaki -- Jonathan Clements/Helen McCarthy
. Missing (2013), dir. Tariq Rimawi -- Stefanie Van De Peer
. Baghdad Night (2013), dir. Furat Al-Jamil -- Amber Shields
. The Street Artist (2014), dir. Mahmoud Hindawi -- Stefanie Van De Peer
. The Wanted 18 (2014), dir. Amer Shomali & Paul Cowan -- Colleen Jankovic
. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015), dir. Khurram H. Alavi & Ayman Jamal -- JM
. Girls und Panzer der Film (2015), dir. Tsutomu Mizushima -- Mike Toole
. In This Corner of the World (2016), dir. Sunao Katabuchi -- AnimeGolem
. Nighthawk (2016), dir. Špela Čadež -- Amid Amidi
. Garden PArty (2016), dir. Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro -- Amid Amidi
. Condorito: The Movie (2017), dir. Alex Orrelle & Eduardo Schuldt -- JM
. Negative Space (2017), dir. Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter -- 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.