Toy Story Tops Online Film Critics’ Top 100

The international association of Internet-based cinema journalists known as the Online Film Critics Society has released its list of the Top 100 Animated Features of All Time. A total of 138 reviewers voted from a reminder list of more than 350 feature films and Disney/Pixar’s groundbreaking 1995 CG family flick Toy Story wound up in the No.1 spot.

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang had some stiff competition from the likes of fellow Disney classics Fantasia (No. 2), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (No. 3) and Beauty and the Beast (No. 6). The sequel, Toy Story 2 held its own, placing at No. 4, ahead of Warner Bros. The Iron Giant and Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Spirited Away round out the top ten.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the South Park feature coming ahead of this year’s Oscar frontrunner, Spirited Away, and such time-honored favorites as Pinocchio (No. 11), Dumbo (No. 24) and Lady and the Tramp (No. 33).

Erik Childress, editor of eFilmCritic.com and a member of the OFCS Governing Committee, says “While films such as Snow White and Fantasia may have been the blueprint for animation, the recent films of Pixar, Mayazaki and Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reconfigured how we view animated films and have expanded their artistic, emotional and satiric potential to new heights.”

The Online Film Critics Society’s Top 100 Animated Features of all Time:

1 Toy Story (1995)

2 Fantasia (1940)

3 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

4 Toy Story 2 (1999)

5 Iron Giant, The (1999)

6 Beauty and the Beast (1991)

7 Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993)

8 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

9 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

10 Spirited Away (2002)

11 Pinocchio (1940)

12 Lion King, The (1994)

13 Chicken Run (2000)

14 Bambi (1942)

15 Shrek (2001)

16 Princess Mononoke (1999)

17 Monsters Inc. (2001)

18 Yellow Submarine (1968)

19 Aladdin (1992)

20 Akira (1989)

21 Bug’s Life, A (1998)

22 Little Mermaid, The (1989)

23 Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

24 Dumbo (1941)

25 Waking Life (2001)

26 Sleeping Beauty (1959)

27 Jungle Book, The (1967)

28 101 Dalmatians (1961)

29 Ice Age (2002)

30 My Neighbor Totoro (1993)

31 Watership Down (1978)

32 Charlotte’s Web (1973)

33 Lady and the Tramp (1955)

34 Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie, The (1979)

35 Secret of NIMH, The (1982)

36 Peter Pan (1953)

37 Cinderella (1950)

38 Ghost in the Shell (1996)

39 Alice in Wonderland (1951)

40 Prince of Egypt, The (1998)

41 Antz (1998)

42 Animal Farm (1955)

43 Lilo & Stitch (2002)

44 Alice (1988)

45 Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1996)

46 Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

47 Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)

48 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

49 Mulan (1998)

50 Fantastic Planet (1973)

51 Fritz the Cat (1972)

52 Gulliver’s Travels (1939)

53 Heavy Metal (1981)

54 Metropolis (2002)

55 Robin Hood (1973)

56 Tarzan (1999)

57 Emperor’s New Groove, The (2000)

58 Adventures of Prince Achmed, The (1926)

59 Asterix et Cleopatre (1968)

60 Fantasia 2000 (2000)

61 Transformers: The Movie (1986)

62 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

63 James and the Giant Peach (1996)

64 Snoopy Come Home (1972)

65 American Tail, An (1986)

66 Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The (1977)

67 Song of the South (1946)

68 Boy Named Charlie Brown, A (1969)

69 When the Wind Blows (1988)

70 Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, The (1949)

71 Brave Little Toaster, The (1988)

72 Mad Monster Party (1969)

73 Fox and the Hound, The (1981)

74 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

75 Anastasia (1997)

76 Rescuers, The (1977)

77 Plague Dogs, The (1983)

78 Phantom Tollbooth, The (1970)

79 Land Before Time, The (1988)

80 Emperor’s Nightingale, The (1951)

81 Arabian Knight (a.k.a The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)

82 Titan A.E. (2000)

83 Perfect Blue (1999)

84 Ninja Scroll (1995)

85 Great Mouse Detective, The (1986)

86 Powerpuff Girls Movie, The (2002)

87 Aristocats, The (1970)

88 Gay Purr-ee (1962)

89 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

90 Lord of the Rings, The (1978)

91 Three Caballeros, The (1945)

92 Allegro Non Troppo (1977)

93 Hercules (1997)

94 Bebe’s Kids (1992)

95 Treasure Planet (2002)

96 Last Unicorn, The (1982)

97 Streetfight (a.k.a Coonskin) (1975)

98 Adventures of Mark Twain, The (1986)

99 Fire and Ice (1983)

100 Black Cauldron, The (1985)