Best Animated / Children's Film Of All Time

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What Wins The Zonie For Best Animated Or Children's Movie?

  1. Finding Nemo

  2. The Lion King

  3. The Incredibles

  4. Shrek

  5. Aladdin

  6. Monsters Inc.

  7. Beauty And The Beast

  8. Toy Story

  9. Cars

  10. Little Mermaid

  11. A Bug's Life

  12. Ratatouille

  13. Ice Age

  14. Wall-E

  15. Despicable Me

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  1. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

    Mar 29, 2007
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    2011 Zonie Awards

    Nominees for Best Animated / Childrens Movie Of All Time

    Finding Nemo

    The Lion King

    The Incredibles



    Monsters Inc.

    Beauty & the Beast

    Toy Story


    Little Mermaid

    Bug's Life


    Ice Age


    Despicable Me

    *discussion will be open until Wednesday, June 8th, on which date the polls will open and voting will be permitted. No spamming, no flaming.

  2. The Dragon Saga

    The Dragon Saga Whale in a Teardrop

    May 28, 2011
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    For me personally it has to be Monsters Inc. I like a lot of the movies listed but I have always had a like for that movie, even now, a month ago I came home from a night out at around two in the morning, saw Monsters Inc. was on, and even though I was so tired that my eyes had gone red I still sat and watched it to the end.

    Its a good childrens adventure, has a lot of childish yet still funny gags in it as well. Something about it has always made me happy. Asides from that, I do love The Lion King as well. Mostly, for the same reason we all do...

  3. Hollywood Naitch

    Hollywood Naitch The current reigning and defending

    May 27, 2010
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    The Lion King.

    An incredible movie. Extremely moving, with one of the greatest soundtracks ever, fantastic drawings and animations and a great storyline. I never tire of seeing it.

    Just look at the memorable characters

    Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa plus others. What other animated film can give you that?

    The Lion King is still a magical film, I love everything about this movie. It brings back memories of my childhood, and my girlfriend and I class it as "our film", which means alot to me. It just makes me feel happy, both the film itself and the music. There is no doubt in my mind that this should win.
  4. LSN80

    LSN80 King Of The Ring

    Feb 3, 2010
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    The Lion King. Of all the animation classics from Disney, there is perhaps none that is more celebrated than this one. Its acclaim is understandable: this is quite simply a glorious work of art. The Lion King" gets off to a fantastic start. The film's opening number, "The Circle of Life," is outstanding. The song lasts for about four minutes, but from the first sound, the audience is floored. National Geographic couldn't capture something this beautiful and dramatic. It may possibly be the greatest moment in film animation.

    The story that follows is almost as majestic, and told brilliantly. What seperates it from the other movies here is the epic story that contains more dramatic power than all the other Disney films combined. While there are definitely some light-hearted moments, there is no denying the dark drama that takes up the bulk of the story. Some of the sequences are very dark and violent, many bordering on frightening, which makes the movie all the more fascinating. And the voice actors are terrific, especially Jeremy Irons as Scar, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

    Another big plus is the music. The soundtrack goes the whole scale. When all is well in Simbaa's life, there is hopeful music echoing of the jungle and the savannah. Then things get darker and the music gets deeper and more epic than anyone who's not heard it can imagine. "Be Prepared" is excellent and rightfully scary as the following scene testifies. The stampede score is one of the most ground-shaking pieces of music I have ever heard. When that all gets too much, there's "Hakuna Matata", the ultimate anthem for carefree living, to soothe the soul. Personally, I feel "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is the strongest of the songs on the soundtrack, and its not even my genre of music "The Circle of Life" set the tone for how movies should start and not for no reason. The whole audio part of this movie is a complete bullseye.

    Overral, The Lion King is the best of Disney's animated flicks, and also the best animated movies off all time. It has a wonderful plot that draws from classic inspirations and has some of the deepest and most motivated characters in the children/animted genre of all-time, and the voice-casting was absolutely perfect. A near flawless film that I think should be the run-away winner on this list.
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  5. Ming

    Ming Es exspectata.

    Jul 21, 2010
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    I'm gonna say Toy Story only because the 3rd movie made me choke up and made me realize fully that my childhood is over. I loved Toy Story as a child, and yes I'm going to be biased.

    I did love The Lion King too though......
  6. Loveless

    Loveless A Life In Monochrome

    Mar 28, 2009
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    If you want to talk about a work of art Finding Nemo is where you begin. Truly incredible artwork, fantastically imaginative in terms of design, characters and storyline and it's enjoyable for kids and adults. The best Pixar film, therefore the best animated film ever.
  7. Dwayne_Jason

    Dwayne_Jason Do I have everybody's attention now

    Mar 6, 2010
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    Well, I'll put this in categories as they're so many to choose from.

    I'd say when it comes to comedy it has to be Finding Nemo. It was an excellent movie with fantastic humor that very few movies today even come close to duplicating. This put Pixar on the map along with The Incredibles.

    The most tragic/dramatic story would be the Lion King (Toy Story 3) comes a close second though because quite frankly, its Hamlet done right. Disney's best work yet and it truly is a work of art. Its a shame Disney's a sell out producing utter shit atm but this one I give them credit for.

    As far as Action/Adventure and mature I'd have to go with a series of Batman movies. DC makes kickass direct to dvd movies and rightfully so. The best one I've seen so far is Batman: Under the red hood and man is it fucking brilliant.
  8. FitFinlay4Life

    FitFinlay4Life What's the craic?

    May 4, 2010
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    As far as the critics were concerned over here, 'Cars' is regarded as one of the weaker films in the Pixar cannon. I'm not sure of the critical response in the States though?

    When my father passed away in 2009, I decided to fulfil a livelong dream and tour the States. For 8 weeks I toured up and down the eastern side of that great country taking in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Massachusetts and New York States.

    I loved the premise of 'Cars', a guy who only truly becomes all he can be when he is forced to slow down, forget about career goals and mingle with genuine people (genuineness is, IMO, American's greatest characteristic and, somewhat ironically what many find irritating about them "They're so loud and opinionated!"). Resonance is a great reason and why I shall be voting for Lightning, Mator and the other residents of Radiator Springs.
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  9. JWGunslinger

    JWGunslinger Warrior Forever

    Apr 7, 2011
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    For me I have to go with Monsters Inc.
    All the movies on this list are exellent,it was very hard for me to pick one and I almost picked Cars but in the end I have to say Monsters Inc. I chose this because even though I didnt like it the first time I saw it, once it grew on me the message and the way it pulls you in and makes you care made me a huge fan.
    Also i'd like to throw in that Brother Bear should have been on this list as it is kickass

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