The Top Animated Films of All Time…Really?

Have you ever tried making a list of your favourite films? It’s harder than you would expect, and for many movie lovers the process is comparable to choosing a favourite child… impossible.


Recently, TIME Magazine released their list of the Top 25 Animated Films of all time. Who doesn’t love to debate a ‘Best of’ list? Who is the top athlete in their sport? Who is the greatest artist in history? Will we ever conclusively end the Beatles vs Rolling Stone dispute?


Lists that make a strong pop-culture statement are polarizing and incite great discussion. In this case, a trusted industry source in TIME Magazine is attempting to close an argument that has spoiled many a dinner party in it’s day; determining a definitive ranking for an entire genre of film.



Here is the TIME Magazine List of the Top 25 Animated Films of all time:


  1. Lady and the Tramp
  2. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  3. Yellow Submarine
  4. Horton Hears a Who
  5. Kung Fu Panda
  6. Paprika
  7. Tangled
  8. The Lion King
  9. Akira
  10. Happy Feet.
  11. Wallace and Gromit
  12. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  14. Toy Story
  15. Toy Story 3
  16. Little Mermaid
  17. Finding Nemo
  18. Triplets of Belleville
  19. UP!
  20. South Park
  21. Spirited Away
  22. Dumbo
  23. Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
  24. WALL.E
  25. Pinocchio


Don’t shoot the messenger!


This is probably NOT the list you would have come up with – South Park over The Lion King? Pinocchio named the number 1 animated film of all time?


If this list doesn’t satisfy you, try making one of your own – we’d love to see which animated film you would put at the top of your list! The results will vary, and we will never come to an ultimate conclusion– but let’s continue this ‘great debate’.


What are YOUR Top Animated Films of all time?

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