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100 essential animations

The most interesting and important animated films from around the world, from the 1920s to the present day.

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  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • The Tale of the Fox
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Pinocchio
  • Fantasia
  • Dumbo
  • Mr. Bug Goes to Town
  • Bambi
  • Cinderella
  • Animal Farm
  • The Snow Queen
  • Invention for Destruction
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • The Jungle Book
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Fritz the Cat
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • The Magic Pony
  • Allegro Non Troppo
  • Watership Down
  • Nezha Conquers the Dragon King
  • The King and the Mockingbird
  • Son of the White Mare
  • The Secret of NIMH
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Night on the Galactic Railroad
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Akira
  • Alice
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Only Yesterday
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Porco Rosso
  • Aladdin
  • The Thief and the Cobbler
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Lion King
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Toy Story
  • Perfect Blue
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Iron Giant
  • Shrek
  • Spirited Away
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • My Life as McDull
  • Ice Age
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Mind Game
  • The Incredibles
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Persepolis
  • Sita Sings the Blues
  • Idiots and Angels
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • WALL·E
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • Coraline
  • Toys in the Attic
  • Summer Wars
  • The Illusionist
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Rango
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  • Wolf Children
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Garden of Words
  • The Congress
  • Boy & the World
  • Frozen
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • The Lego Movie
  • Rocks in My Pockets
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Song of the Sea
  • Inside Out
  • Anomalisa
  • April and the Extraordinary World
  • Zootopia
  • Tower
  • The Red Turtle
  • Your Name.
  • A Silent Voice
  • Moana
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Wolfwalkers