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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.
LOONEY TUNES: RUSSIAN RHAPSODY WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
REVOLVER (Här är karusellen) WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
KANYE WEST: HEARTLESS WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
. Mickey Mouse: The Klondike Kid (1932), dir. Wilfred Jackson -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. Tulips Shall Grow (1942), dir. George Pal -- JM
. Color Rhapsodies: Flora (1948), dir. Alex Lovy -- JM
. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies: A Bear for Punishment (1950), dir. Chuck Jones -- JM
. Kitty's Studio (1959), dir. Yasuji Mori -- ibcf
. Catalog (1961), dir. John Whitney Sr. -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. Lupin III: Pilot Film (1969), dir. Masaaki Osumi -- ibcf
. The Rose and Joe (1977), dir. Takashi Yanase -- ibcf
. Peter-No-Tail/Pelle Svanslös (1981), dir. Stig Lasseby & Jan Gissberg -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (1981), dir. Rintaro -- ibcf
. Mimosa (1982), dir. Camilla Mickwitz -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. The Wind in the Willows (1983), dir. Mark Hall & Chris Taylor -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. Talking Heads: Road to Nowhere (1985), dir. David Bryne & Stephen R. Johnson -- JM
. Magical Princess Minky Momo: La Ronde in my Dream (1985), dir. Kunihiko Yuyama -- ibcf
. Fire Tripper (1985), dir. Motosuke Takahashi -- ibcf
. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1986), dir. Tissa David, Fred Bosman (live-action) -- JM
. Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever (1986), dir. Kazuo Yamazaki -- ibcf
. Laughing Target (1987), dir. Motosuke Takahashi -- ibcf
. Urusei Yatsura: Catch the Heart (1989), dir. Shigeru Morikawa -- ibcf
. Lupin III: The Mystery of the Hemingway Papers (1990), dir. Osamu Dezaki -- ibcf
. Download: Namu Amida Butsu wa Ai no Uta (1992), dir. Rintaro -- ibcf
. Minky Momo: The Bridge Over Dreams (1993), dir. Kunihiko Yuyama -- ibcf
. Minky Momo: The Station of Your Memories (1994), dir. Kunihiko Yuyama -- ibcf
. Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995), dir. Shunya Itō (chief), Takeshi Shirato -- ibcf
. Diary of a Camper (1996), dir. Matthew Van Sickler -- JM
. Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997), dir. Toshiya Shinohara -- ibcf
. The Seal of Nahahra (2000), dir. J. Thaddeus Skubis -- JM
. Mei and the Kittenbus (2002), dir. Hayao Miyazaki -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. Lupin III: Episode 0 - First Contact (2002), dir. Minoru Ohara -- ibcf
. Softlights: Heart Made of Sound (2006), dir. Kris Moyes -- Ben Ettinger
. Amon Tobin: Nightlife (2006), dir. John Holloway -- Ben Ettinger
. DJ Kentaro: Tasogare Highway High (2007), dir. Teppei Maki -- Ben Ettinger
. Dir en grey: Agitated Screams of Maggots (2007), dir. Keita Kurosaka -- Ben Ettinger
. Love in October: An Average Idea (2007), dir. Lindsey J. Testolin -- Ben Ettinger
. Efterklang: Mirador (2007), dir. Nan Na Hvass (Hvass&Hannibal) & UFEX (collective) -- Ben Ettinger
. Wax Stag: Short Road (2007), dir. George Mellor, Hugh Frost, Thomas Hicks (O W L S) -- Ben Ettinger
. Sna Fu: Dorian (2007), dir. Aurélia Vernhes & Laurent Gillot -- Ben Ettinger
. Whitest Boy Alive: Golden Cage (2008), dir. Geoff McFetridge -- Ben Ettinger
. The Ettes: Crown of Age (2008), dir. Andrew Huang -- Ben Ettinger
. Bowerbirds: In Our Talons (2008), dir. Alan Poon -- Ben Ettinger
. Blitzen Trapper: Furr (2008), dir. Jade Harris -- Ben Ettinger
. Paul Steel: Grown up and Away (2008), dir. Thomas Hicks -- Ben Ettinger
. Julien Ribot: La chambre renversée (2008), dir. Philippe Massonnet & Julien Ribot -- Ben Ettinger
. Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family: 1973 (2008), dir. Benoit Créac'h & Julia Gaudard (Ben&Julia) -- Ben Ettinger
. Urichipangun: Atlantis (2009), dir. Sojiro Kamatani -- Ben Ettinger
. Storyman: Her Beautiful Ideas (2009), dir. Aaron Copeland & Jimmy Fitzsimons -- Ben Ettinger
. Joey: Boy (2009), dir. Mark Lomond & Johanne Ste-Marie (Fluorescent Hill) -- Ben Ettinger
. Mint: Keiji's Dream (2009), dir. Mark Charlton -- Ben Ettinger
. LJ Kruzer: Tam (2009), dir. Jamie Bradshaw (JimJam Graphics) -- Ben Ettinger
. Grizzly Bear: Ready, Able (2009), dir. Allison Schulnik -- Ben Ettinger
. Oi Va Voi: Everytime (2009), dir. Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski -- Ben Ettinger
. Modest Mouse: Whale Song (2009?), dir. Nando Costa -- Ben Ettinger
. The Sparrow Who Kept His Word (2010), dir. Dmitry Geller -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. Klaus & Kinski: El Rey del Mambo y la Reina de Saba (2010), dir. Gina Thorstensen & Nacho Rodríguez -- Ben Ettinger
. Renart: Voyage Chromatique (2010), dir. Ugo Bienvenu & Kevin Manach -- Ben Ettinger
. Nobody Beats The Drum: Grindin' (2010), dir. Rogier van der Zwaag -- Ben Ettinger
. Syd Matters: Hi Life (2010), dir. Jérémie Périn -- Ben Ettinger
. Kira Kira: Bless (2010), dir. Aya Yamasaki & Jason Brown (Opertura/Overture) -- Ben Ettinger
. Metope: Rebird [Unofficial] (2010), dir. Matthias Dörfelt (moka) -- Ben Ettinger
. Animal Collective: Lion in a Coma (2010), dir. Ori Toor -- Ben Ettinger
. NOISIΛ & Mayhem: EXODUS (2010), dir. Alexander Lehmann -- Ben Ettinger
. Laura Escudé: Pororoca (2010), dir. Scott Pagano -- Ben Ettinger
. NOISIΛ: Machine Gun (2010), dir. Henk Loorbach (Superelectric) -- Ben Ettinger
. Massive Attack: Splitting the Atom (2010), dir. Edouard Salier -- Ben Ettinger
. Cubesato: Vanishing Point (2010), dir. Takuya Hosogane -- Ben Ettinger
. Rendezvous: The Murf (2011), dir. Scott Benson -- Ben Ettinger
. Hooray For Earth: True Loves [Cereal Spiller Remix] (2011), dir. Cyriak Harris (Cryriak) -- Ben Ettinger
. GaBLé: WHo TeLLS you? (2011), dir. Yannick Lecœur -- Ben Ettinger
. You (2011), dir. Lucio Arese -- Ben Ettinger
. Timber Timbre: Do I Have Power (2011), dir. Carlos De Carvalho -- Ben Ettinger
. Crystal Antlers: Two Way Mirror (2011), dir. Matt Layzell -- Ben Ettinger
. Villagers: Cecelia & Her Selfhood (2011), dir. Adrien Merigeau -- Ben Ettinger
. Étienne de Crécy: No Brain (2011), dir. Fleur & Manu -- Ben Ettinger
. Alain Bashung: L'Homme à tête de chou (2011?), dir. Maxime Bruneel -- Ben Ettinger
. The External World (2012), dir. David O'Reilly -- Ghibli Blog Animation Poll
. Rone: Bye Bye Macadam (2012), dir. Dimitri Stankowicz -- Ben Ettinger
. Gotye: Giving Me A Chance (2012), dir. Gina Thorstensen & Nacho Rodríguez -- Ben Ettinger
. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Want It Back (2012), dir. Jim Batt -- Ben Ettinger
. My Dry Wet Mess: Etcetera (2012), dir. Martin Allais -- Ben Ettinger
. Of Monsters and Men: Little Talks (2012), dir. Mihai Wilson (WeWereMonkeys) -- Ben Ettinger
. Pingu's The Thing (2012), dir. Lee Hardcastle -- JM
. Kaly Live Dub: Allixas (2013), dir. Wasaru -- Ben Ettinger
. Alphabets Heaven: Birthday (2013), dir. Renata Gąsiorowska -- Ben Ettinger
. GaBLé: SoLaiRe (2013), dir. Yannick Lecœur -- Ben Ettinger
. Rocket Dog (2013), dir. Mel Roach -- JM
. Benjamin Scheuer: Cookie-tin Banjo (2014), dir. Peter Baynton -- Ben Ettinger
. The Peach Kings: Mojo Thunder (2014), dir. Kris Merc & Benjy Brooke -- Ben Ettinger
. Johan Rodrigues: Coast (2014), dir. Elisa Morais & María Álvarez -- Ben Ettinger
. Sally Seltmann: Catch of the Day (2014), dir. Isobel Knowles -- Ben Ettinger
. Julio Bashmore: Peppermint (2014), dir. Noah Harris -- Ben Ettinger
. Indoven: A Lifestory (2014), dir. Nacho Rodríguez -- Ben Ettinger
. Dinner For Few (2014), dir. Nassos Vakalis -- Amid Amidi
. They Might Be Giants: Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel (2015), dir. William Shum -- JM
. Enough (2017), dir. Anna Mantzaris -- Amid Amidi
. Mamoon (2017), dir. Ben Steer -- Amid Amidi
. Threads (2017), dir. Torill Kove -- Amid Amidi
. Marfa (2017), dir. Greg McLeod & Myles McLeod (The Brothers McLeod) -- Amid Amidi
. Glorious Victory (2017), dir. Will Kim -- Amid Amidi
. Barbeque (2017), dir. Jenny Jokela -- Amid Amidi
. One Small Step (2018), dir. Andrew Chesworth & Bobby Pontillas -- Amid Amidi
. The Petition in Boots (2018), dir. Gleichenhaus Films (collective) -- 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.