Entertainment Weekly (EW) has released its list of new classic TV shows, placing FOX’s The Simpsons at No.1 in the rundown of the 100 best television programs to debut between 1983 and 2008. Other animated programs making list include Comedy Central’s South Park (No. 12), MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head (No. 38), FOX’s Family Guy (No. 65), FOX’s King of the Hill (No. 80) and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants (No. 89.)
EW has also put out a list of new classic movies, with Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story (1995) at No. 5 behind Pulp Fiction (1994), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003), Titanic (1997) and Blue Velvet (1986). The first outing for Woody and his plastic friends is the only animated feature to make the top ten. It was also recently named by The American Film Institute (AFI) as the sixth greatest animated movie of all time. Read more on that at www.animationmagazine.net/article/8485.
Disney’s The Lion King, which became the highest grossing animated movie after its release in 1994, also made the EW movie list at No. 20. Other toons recognized by the publication include DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek (No. 25), Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles (No. 35) and Paramount’s South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (No. 100). See EW’s lists of modern classics in TV, film, music, video games and various other categories at www.ew.com.