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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!
I've spent the last two years looking for suggestions and recommendations to go into the project, and the limit of 4000 has finally been reached. So I'm closing this stage of the project, as I plan to figure out how to move forward with things. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to some way or another over the years!
Here's what was included as part of the last update:
Before The 30s (1):
HARVEST FESTIVAL SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MADE IN 1930, SO IT WAS MOVED OVER TO THE 30s
THE DEVIL'S BALL SEEMS TO BE AN ALTERNATE NAME FOR THE MASCOT, SO IT WAS REMOVED FOR BEING A POTENTIAL DUPLICATE
LOONEY TUNES/MERRIE MELODIES: HARE RIBBIN' WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
LOONEY TUNES/MERRIE MELODIES: EATIN' ON THE CUFF WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
LOONEY TUNES/MERRIE MELODIES: WHAT'S COOKIN', DOC? WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
LOONEY TUNES/MERRIE MELODIES: THE GREAT PIGGY BANK ROBBERY WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
GUMBASIA WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
GOLIATH II WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 1960, SO IT'S BEEN MOVED FROM HERE TO THE 60s
THERE WAS A SLIGHT MISCOUNT IN THE NUMBER OF FILMS INCLUDED BY ONE FILM, SO THE OVERALL NUMBER IS NOW REDUCED BY ONE
TALES OF A STREET CORNER WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
THERE WAS A SLIGHT MISCOUNT IN THE NUMBER OF FILMS INCLUDED BY ELEVEN FILMS, SO THE OVERALL NUMBER IS NOW INCREASED BY ELEVEN
MAKE ME PSYCHIC WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE LIVED A DOG WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
THERE WAS A SLIGHT MISCOUNT IN THE NUMBER OF FILMS INCLUDED BY ONE FILM, SO THE OVERALL NUMBER IS NOW INCREASED BY ONE
FRANZ KAFKA WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
"Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki" WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
THE JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE OVA IS ACTUALLY A 6 EPISODE SERIES, AND NOT A SINGULAR WORK AS ORIGINALLY ASSUMED, SO IT WAS REMOVED
GUNDAM WING: ENDLESS WALTZ IS A 3 EPISODE OVA THAT WAS LATER ADAPTED INTO A COMPILATION FILM, SO IT WAS REMOVED
I GO SEEK WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
THERE WAS A SLIGHT MISCOUNT IN THE NUMBER OF FILMS INCLUDED BY TWO FILMS, SO THE OVERALL NUMBER IS NOW INCREASED BY TWO
REN & STIMPY: MAN'S BEST FRIEND WAS ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN 1992, SO IT'S BEEN MOVED FROM HERE TO THE 90s
AMON TOBIN: NIGHTLIFE WAS RELEASED BACK IN 2005, NOT 2006 AS ORIGINALLY SUSPECTED, SO IT'S BEEN MOVED TO THAT YEAR
X & Y WAS RELEASED BACK IN 2008, NOT 2009 AS ORIGINALLY SUSPECTED, SO IT'S BEEN MOVED TO THAT YEAR
AMAZING NUTS! IS ACTUALLY A SERIES OF MUSIC VIDEOS AND NOT A SINGULAR WORK, SO IT WAS REMOVED
UNBALANCE WAS ACTUALLY PART OF THE ANIMATED ANTHOLOGY 'TOKYO LOOP', SO IT'S BEEN REPLACED WITH THAT ENTIRE ANTHOLOGY
THERE WAS A SLIGHT MISCOUNT IN THE NUMBER OF FILMS INCLUDED BY TWO FILMS, SO THE OVERALL NUMBER IS NOW INCREASED BY TWO
REDLINE WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE; ONCE IN THE 00s AND AGAIN IN THE 10s; AND HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE 10s SINCE IT PREMIERED IN THE 00s
INTO THE FOREST OF FIREFLIES' LIMELIGHT WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME, SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
CRASH! BANG! WALLOW? WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED IN 2009, SO IT WAS MOVED TO THE 00s
MADAGASCAR: A JOURNEY DIARY WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED IN 2009, SO IT WAS MOVED TO THE 00s
WANDERING SON IS ACTUALLY A TV SERIES AND NOT A SINGULAR WORK AS ORIGINALLY ASSUMED, SO IT WAS REMOVED
SHIRANPURI WAS ERRONEOUSLY FEATURED TWICE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME (MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS - CREDITED TO THE SAME DIRECTOR BUT MISSPELT), SO ONE OF THEM WAS REMOVED
SCENES/"Jōkei" IS ACTUALLY A SERIES OF SHORTS AND NOT A SINGULAR WORK AS ORIGINALLY ASSUMED, SO IT WAS REMOVED
THERE WAS A SLIGHT MISCOUNT IN THE NUMBER OF FILMS INCLUDED BY THIRTEEN FILMS, SO THE OVERALL NUMBER IS NOW INCREASED BY THIRTEEN
. Pauvre Pierrot (1892), dir. Emile Reynaud -- SamsonSanchoSan
. Le Clown et ses chiens (1892), dir. Emile Reynaud -- JM
. Un bon block (1892), dir. Emile Reynaud -- JM
. Diseases Spread/Byodoku no denpa (1926), dir. Sanae Yamamoto -- Ren Fukuzumi
. A Story of Tobacco/Kemurigusa monogatari (1926), dir. Noburō Ōfuji -- Kōji Yamamura
. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: Hungry Hoboes (1928), dir. Walt Disney -- JM
. The Nation of Fish/Sakana no kuni (1928), dir. Hakuzan Kimura -- Akira Tochigi
. Two Worlds/Futatsu no sekai (1929), dir. Yasuji Murata -- Kōsei Ono
. A Wolf is a Wolf/Okami wa okami da (1931), dir. Yasuji Murata -- Ren Fukuzumi
. Armies of the World/Rekkoku rikugun (1932), dir. Unknown -- Taku Furukawa
. A Day after a Hundred Years/Hyakunengo no aruhi (1933), dir. Shigeji Ogino -- Kōsei Ono
. Spring Comes to Ponsuke/Ponsuke no haru (1934), dir. Ikuo Ōishi -- Taku Furukawa
. An Expression [Hyogen] (1935), dir. Shigeji Ogino -- Akira Tochigi
. Rhythm (1935), dir. Shigeji Ogino -- Hirohito Miyamoto
. Rainbow Parade: Japanese Lanterns/Chinese Lanterns (1935), dir. Burt Gillett & Ted Eshbaugh -- Steve Stanchfield
. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938), dir. Wilfred Jackson -- Andreas Deja
. The Quack Infantry Troop/Ahiru rikusentai (1941), dir. Mitsuyo Seo -- Mirai Mizue
. Arichan the Ant (1941), dir. Mitsuyo Seo -- Kōsei Ono
. Pink Panther: The Pink Phink (1964), dir. Friz Freleng & Hawley Pratt -- ILDC
. Nudnik: Here's Nudnik (1965), dir. Gene Deitch -- JM
. Idea Man (1966), dir. Jim Henson -- JM
. Pink Panther: The Pink Blueprint (1966), dir. Hawley Pratt -- ILDC
. Closed Mondays (1974), dir. Will Vinton & Bob Gardiner -- JM
. Talking Heads: And She Was (1985), dir. Jim Blashfield -- JM
. Martin Dupont: Inside Out (1987), dir. Unknown -- JM
. The Dingles (1988), dir. Les Drew -- JM
. Oruorane the Cat Player (1992), dir. Takahiro Okao, Mizuho Nishikubo -- JM
. Sailor Moon SuperS Plus: Ami's First Love (1995), dir. Takuya Igarashi -- JM
. Aquatic Language (2002), dir. Yasuhiro Yoshiura -- JM
. "Weird Al" Yankovic: Don't Download This Song (2006), dir. Bill Plympton -- ILDC
. Ici, là et partout (2013), dir. Sawako Kabuki -- Adanusch
. "Weird Al" Yankovic: Lame Claim to Fame (2014), dir. Tim Thompson -- JM
. Welcome To My Life (2015), dir. Elizabeth Ito -- JM
. In The Distance (2015), dir. Florian Grolig -- Amid Amidi
. Way of Giants (2016), dir. Alois Di Leo -- Amid Amidi
. Sore Eyes for Infinity (2016), dir. Elli Vuorinen -- Amid Amidi
. Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight (2016), dir. Sawako Kabuki -- Adanusch
. Flying Lotus: Post Requisite (2017), dir. Winston Hacking -- Amid Amidi
. Link (2017), dir. Robert Löbel -- Amid Amidi
. The Northeast Kingdom (2017), dir. Alan Jennings -- Amid Amidi
. Grandpa Walrus (2017), dir. Lucrèce Andreae -- Amid Amidi
. The Bonds (2017), dir. Jonathan Gillie -- Amid Amidi
. The Blissful Accidental Death (2017), dir. Sergiu Negulici -- Amid Amidi
. Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires (2017), dir. Mike Mort -- JM
. Candy.zip (2017), dir. Tomoki Misato -- Adanusch
. To & Kyo (2017), dir. Tsuneo Goda -- Adanusch
. Bookanima: Martial Arts (2018), dir. Shon Kim -- Amid Amidi
. Optics (2018), dir. Maxim Zhestkov -- Amid Amidi
. Jeom (2018), dir. Kangmin Kim -- Amid Amidi
. Raccoon and the Light (2018), dir. Hanna Kim -- Amid Amidi
. Kaal (2018), dir. Charlie Aufroy -- Amid Amidi
. Celebrating Mister Rogers (2018), dir. Melissa Crowton & Olivia Huynh -- ILDC
. Dennis the Dinosaur (2018), dir. Gabby Capili -- JM
. The Beatles: Glass Onion [2018 Mix] (2018), dir. Alasdair Brotherston & Jock Mooney (Alasdair+Jock) -- JM
. A Gong (2018), dir. Zozo Jhen, Tena Galovic, Marine Varguy, Yen-Chen Liu, Ellis Ka-yin Chan -- Amid Amidi
. War For Dogs (2018), dir. Felipe Di Poi Tamargo -- Amid Amidi
. Sonder (2018), dir. Neth Nom -- Amid Amidi
. Sketches (2018), dir. Vladimir Tomin -- Amid Amidi
. Tito and the Birds/Tito e os Pássaros (2018), dir. Gustavo Steinberg, André Catoto, Gabriel Bitar -- JM
. The Tower (2018), dir. Mats Grorud -- JM
. My Trip To Japan (2018), dir. Dante Zaballa -- JM
. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), dir. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman -- ILDC, JM
. Lost & Found (2018), dir. Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe -- Amid Amidi
. Google Spotlight Stories: Age of Sail (2018), dir. John Kahrs -- JM
. Yama no Susume: Having Fun with Classmates!
(2018), dir. Yuusuke Yamamoto -- Adanusch
. EVISBEATS: NEW YOKU (2018), dir. Saigo no Shudan -- Adanusch
. King Gnu: Prayer X (2018), dir. Ryoji Yamada -- Adanusch
. Violence Voyager (2018), dir. Uchija -- Adanusch
. Mogu & Perol (2018), dir. Tsuneo Goda -- Adanusch
. Hugtto! Precure: Shine! Operation Precure Scouting! (2018), dir. Yuuta Tanaka, Junichi Sato & Akifumi Zako -- AshitanoGin
. Hugtto! Precure: Charm the World!? Master Homare, So Tough! (2018), dir. Koudai Watanabe, Junichi Sato & Akifumi Zako -- Yuyucow
. Yama no Susume: Season of Misunderstandings (2018), dir. China (psuedonym), Yuusuke Yamamoto -- Yuyucow
. SSSS.GRIDMAN: Dream (2018), dir. Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Akira Amemiya -- Yuyucow, illegenes, AnimeAjay
. Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island (2018), dir. Kazuaki Imai -- Yuyucow
. Okko's Inn (2018), dir. Kitarō Kōsaka -- Yuyucow
. Lotte x BUMP OF CHICKEN: Baby I Love You da ze – (2018), dir. Rie Matsumoto and Yuki Hayashi -- Yuyucow
. Devilman Crybaby: Go to Hell, You Mortals (2018), dir. Takashi Kojima, Masaaki Yuasa -- liborek3
. My Hero Academia: One For All (2018), dir. Setsumo Doukawa, Tomo Ookubo & Kenji Nagasaki -- liborek3
. Violet Evergarden: Episode 7 (2018), dir. Takuya Yamamura, Taichi Ishadate -- Emily Rand
. Black Clover: Not in the Slightest (2018), dir. Tatsuya Yoshihara -- DestructoKitteh
. Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018), dir. Tatsuya Nagamine -- JM
For archival purposes, I'm going to include the rest of the opening post for this thread, which you can read if you like.
Obviously, there are some rules to help clarify certain questions, but if you have any, please ask away. So, here's some rules:
-Anything animated will count (traditional, CGI, claymation, puppets, rotoscoping, and anything else).
-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:
Q: Is this the final list?
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 included; 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.
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.