Announcing the 2014 Ghibli Blog Animation Poll (CLOSED)


(Update 4/1/14: Polling is now closed.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  We are now compiling all the entries and will write follow-up posts on Ghibli Blog.)

Announcing the 2014 Ghibli Blog Animation Poll

Minneapolis, MN USA -- We are pleased to announce the 2014 Ghibli Blog poll of the best animation films.  This informal survey among animation lovers will determine the most beloved animation works around the world.  Participation is open to everyone worldwide, movie lovers, critics and scholars, and those working in the animation film industries.

Each participant will list their choices for the 20 best animated films of all time.  This includes full-length and short film, television series and specials, independent and student works.  Television series or serial cartoons (e.g. "The Simpsons," "Looney Tunes,") will be counted as a single entry.  Everyone is encouraged to choose their personal favorites, however popular or obscure.  This format is in keeping with the 2003 Laputa Festival poll, which polled animators around the world for their favorite works.  Our informal poll continues that tradition.

Voting will be open until March 30, after which time all entries shall be compiled into a final ranking.  This final total will be announced on the Ghibli Blog website.

2014 Ghibli Blog Animation Poll - Unofficial Rules

1. Participation is open to all animation lovers around the world.
2. Write your list of the 20 best animated films ever made.
3. "Films" include all formats - feature length film, short film, television, independent and student works.
4. Animations include hand-drawn, CGI, puppetry and stop-motion.  Anything goes!
5. TV series or serial cartoons (e.g. "The Simpsons," "Looney Tunes) are listed as a single entry.
6. Animation clips in live-action films (e.g. "Vertigo," "Anchors Aweigh") will not be considered.
7. Deadline is March 30.  A final ranking total will then be compiled and announced on the Ghibli Blog website.

About Ghibli Blog

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Contact Info

Entries for the 2014 Ghibli Blog Animation Poll can be sent via email, or posted on the official poll thread on the Ghibli Blog website.  Questions or queries are accepted via email.

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25 comments:

returnofthesmith said...

1. Akira (1988) Dir. Karsuhiro Ohtomo (Film)
2. Avatar The Last Airbender (2005-2008) Cre. Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (TV Series)
3. The Legend Of Korra (2012-) Cre. Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (TV Series)
4. Daria (1997-2001) Cre. Glenn Eichler, Susie Lewis (TV Series)
5. Futurama (1999-2013) Cre. David X Cohen, Matt Groening (TV Series)
6. Grave Of The Fireflies (1988) Dir. Isao Takahata (Film)
7. How To Train Your Dragon (2010) Dir. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders (Film)
8. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Film)
9. Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996) Dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (Film)
10. Lady And The Tramp (1955) Dir. Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske (Film)
11. Laputa Castle In The Sky (1986) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Film)
12. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996) Cre. Hideaki Anno (TV Series)
13. South Park (1997-) Cre. Matt Stone, Trey Parker (TV Series)
14. South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut (1999) Dir. Trey Parker (Film)
15. Tarzan (1999) Dir. Chris Buck, Kevin Lima (Film)
16. The Lion King (1994) Dir. Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff (Film)
17. The Simpsons (1989-) Cre. Matt Groening (TV Series)
18. Toy Story 3 (2010) Dir. Lee Unkrich (Film)
19. Wall-E (2008) Dir. Andrew Stanton (Film)
20. Wolf Children (2012) Dir Mamoru Hosoda (Film)

StephenM said...

Cool! I've actually been making a list of my own over the last couple months already.

One thing, though: A TV series makes sense to count as one thing, but you can't just count "Looney Tunes" (or "Mickey Mouse" or "Silly Symphonies" or whatever) as one thing. Looney Tunes and other series like it were not like TV series telling continuous stories or even situation comedy about a basic set of characters, they were series of short films made individually by individual directors and writers who each had their own personality and gave each short its own identity as a separate thing. (Plus, what we think of as Looney Tunes also included the series "Merrie Melodies".) I really think you ought to be able to vote for individual shorts--"What's Opera, Doc?" or "Duck Amuck," "Steamboat Willie" or "The Band Concert."

After all, other classic American cartoons like Tex Avery's "Bad Luck Blackie" and "Red Hot Riding Hood" don't belong to an official series or feature continuous characters, and neither do many shorts from UPA like "Gerald McBoing Boing" or "Rooty Toot Toot." These are individual works that ought to be able to stand alone against other works, and there have been plenty of animation polls that have recognized that.

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

This raises a perfectly valid point, the question of "grouping" a series of cartoon shorts together into one vote: Tom & Jerry, Betty Boop, Superman (Fleischer), Looney Tunes. My inspiration is the 2003 Laputa Festival's poll of animation films. In that poll, 140 animators around the world listed their "Top 20," and they did include the "grouping" of series.


As always, this is entirely your decision. We are only taking an informal snapshot, capturing our moods and impressions of the day. If you wanted to list specific Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse cartoons, by all means, go ahead. If you wish to group a series together ("Looney Tunes"), that is also your choice.

Personally, I would drive myself crazy trying to figure out which specific Looney Tunes cartoons I enjoy the most. Definitely "What's Opera, Doc?" and "One Froggy Evening," but I'm just as happy with Daffy Duck or Road Runner.

I should provide links to the 2003 Laputa poll, as a comparison or reference point.

Again, this is just an informal parlor game, a fun way to pass the evening with friends and family. Please don't give it any more importance than that. I'd just like to know which animation films YOU love, YOUR favorites.

Thanks for writing and sharing, as always! Much appreciated!

Natalie Belton said...

God, this was hard for me to compose! I could have easily made a top 50 list! At any rate, here are my top 20 as of this week:

1. Only Yesterday (1991) Dir. Isao Takahada (Film)
2. Princess Mononoke (1997) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Film)
3. Persepolis (2007) Dir. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi (Film)
4. The Secret of NIMH (1982) Dir. Don Bluth (Film)
5. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Film)
6. Pinocchio (1940) Dir. Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske (Film)
7. Horus: Prince of the Sun (1968) Dir. Isao Takahada (Film)
8. Fantasia (1940) Dir. Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske (Film)
9. Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985) Dir. Gisaburo Sugii (Film)
10. The Iron Giant (1999) Dir. Brad Bird (Film)
11. The Illusionist (2010) Dir. Sylvain Chomet (Film)
12. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975) Dir. Yuri Norshtein (Short)
13. Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999) Dir. Shinichiro Watanabe (TV series)
14. Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Dir. Satoshi Kon (Film)
15. Kino’s Journey (2003) Dir. Ryutaro Nakamura (TV series)
16. Le Roi et L’oiseau (1980) Dir. Paul Grimault (Film)
17. Chirin no Suzu (1978) Dir. Masami Hata (Film)
18. WALL-E (2008) Dir. Andrew Stanton (Film)
19. One Froggy Evening (1955) Dir. Chuck Jones (Short)
20. The Secret of the Kells (2009) Dir. Tomm Moore (Film)

echoBlaster said...

Okay, here's my top 20 for the moment.

01. 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976, Isao Takahata)
02. Whisper of the Heart (1995, Yoshifumi Kondo)
03. Future Boy Conan (1978, Hayao Miyazaki)
04. Mind Game (2004, Masaaki Yuasa)
05. Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985, Gisaburo Sugii)

06. Fantasia (1940, Walt Disney)
07. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987, Frederic Back)
08. Only Yesterday (1991, Isao Takahata)
09. WALL-E (2008, Andrew Stanton)
10. Tale of Tales (1975, Yuri Norstein)

11. Anne of Green Gables (1979, Isao Takahata)
12. Waking Life (2001, Richard Linklater)
13. Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Isao Takahata)
14. Princess Mononoke (1997, Hayao Miyazaki)
15. Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968, Isao Takahata)

16. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki)
17. Toy Story (1995, John Lasseter)
18. Akira (1988, Katsuhiro Otomo)
19. South Park (1997-, Trey Parker; Matt Stone)
20. The Prince of Egypt (1998, Brenda Chapman; Steve Hickner; Simon Wells

I would have included "Heidi, Girl of the Alps" somewhere, but I haven't seen the entire series yet (still patiently awaiting that fansub.)

Btw, great idea for a poll!

Regards from a longtime reader of you're awesome blog.

Lobo said...

1. Spirited Away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki)
2. Up (2009, Pete Docter)
3. Millennium Actress (2001, Satoshi Kon)
4. The Prince of Egypt (1998, Brenda Chapman and Steve Hickner)
5. Whisper of the Heart (1995, Yoshifumi Kondo)
6. The Toy Story trilogy (1995, 1999, and 2010, John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich)
7. Beauty and the Beast (1991, Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
8. Finding Nemo (2003, Andrew Stanton)
9. The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
10. Castle in the Sky (1986, Hayao Miyazaki)
11. How to Train Your Dragon (2010, Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders)
12. The Little Mermaid (1989, Ron Clements and John Musker)
13. Futurama (1999-2013)
14. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996, Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
15. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011, Makoto Shinkai)
16. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki)
17. Summer Wars (2009, Mamoru Hosoda)
18. Wolf's Rain (2003-2004)
19. Trigun (1998)
20. The Iron Giant (1999, Brad Bird)

I considered putting Muppet Treasure Island on here, but decided against it as while it does have puppets (which you said counted) it is mostly live-action

Joe Muszynski said...

1. I Love to Singa
2. My Neighbor Totoro
3. A Charlie Brown Christmas
4. King Kong 1933
5. Whisper of the Heart
6. Only Yesterday
7. From Up on Poppy Hill
8. Grave of the Fireflies
9. Wolf Children
10. Looney Tunes
11. Ratatouille
12. The Wind in the Willows (Cosgrove Hall)
13. Gauche the Cellist
14. Tokyo Godfathers
15. Kiki’s Delivery Service
16. The Iron Giant
17. Up
18. Naoko Urasawa’s “Monster”
19. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
20. Sleeping Beauty

Alina said...

1. Only Yesterday (1991, Isao Takahata)
2. Princess Mononoke (1997, Hayao Miyazaki)
3. Spirited Away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki)
4. Paprika (2006, Satoshi Kon)
5. Howl's Moving Castle (2004, Hayao Miyazaki)
6. Lilo & Stitch (2002, Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)
7. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008) (TV series)
8. The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki (2012, Mamoru Hosoda)
9. Chico & Rita (2010, Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando)
10. Porco Rosso (1992, Hayao Miyazaki)
11. Leafie, A Hen Into the Wild (2011, Oh Sung-yoon)
12. Future Boy Conan (1978)
13. The Land Before Time (1988, Don Bluth)
14. The Prince of Egypt (1998, Simon Wells, Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner)
15. Perfect Blue (1998, Satoshi Kon)
16. Ponyo (2008, Hayao Miyazaki)
17. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki)
18. The Triplets of Belleville (2003, Sylvain Chomet)
19. Tsuritama (2012) (TV series)
20. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984, Hayao Miyazaki)

Michael Lu said...

1. Princess Mononoke (1997, Hayao Miyazaki)
2.FLCL (2001, Kazuya Tsurumaki)
3. Whisper of the Heart(1995, Yoshifumi Kondo)
4. Honey and Clover (2005, Chika Umino)
5. Cross Game (2010, Mitsuru Adachi)
6. Only Yesterday (1991, Isao Takahata)
7. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984, Hayao Miyazaki)
8. Cowboy Bebop (1998, Shinichiro Watanabe)
9. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (1997, Noboru Ishiguro)
10. The Tatami Galaxy (2011, Masaaki Yuasa)
11. Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997, Kunihiko Ikuhara)
12. Now and Then, Here and There (2000, Akitarou Daichi)
13. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki)
14. Millenium Actress (2001, Satoshi Kon)
15. The Wind Rises (2012, Hayao Miyazaki)
16. Full Metal Alchemist (2004, Hiromu Arakawa)
17. Kaiba (2008, Masaaki Yuasa)
18. Gankutsuou (2005, Mahiro Maeda)
19. Rurouni Kenshin: Reminiscence (1999, Kazuhiro Furuhashi)
20. Spirited Away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki)

As you can probably tell, I'm more of what you would call an anime fan rather than an animation fan.

Zachary Krodel said...

1. Only Yesterday
2. Whisper of the Heart
3. Night on the Galactic Railroad
4. Future Boy Conan
5. The Man Who Planted Trees (Short)

6. Hedgehog in the Fog (Short)
7. Pinocchio
8. 5 Centimeters Per Second
9. Kiki's Delivery Service
10. My Neighbor, Totoro

11. Gauche the Cellist
12. Anne of Green Gables (series)
13. Akira
14. The Old Man and the Sea (Short)
15. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

16. Coraline
17. Finding Nemo
18. Ratatouille
19. Tekkon Kinkreet
20. Fantastic Mr. Fox

StephenM said...

Well, this is what I'd pick at the moment, but I've been devouring a bunch of new stuff over the past couple months, so this could easily change a bit soon:

1. Bambi
2. Spirited Away
3. My Neighbor Totoro
4. Tale of Tales (Norstein)
5. Only Yesterday
6. Pinocchio
7. Battle of the Kerzhenets (Norstein, Ivanov-Vano)
8. Whisper of the Heart
9. Fantasia
10. The Snowman (1982)
11. Le Roi et L'Oiseau (Paul Grimault)
12. Hedgehog in the Fog (Norstein)
13. Crac! (Frederic Back)
14. Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
15. The Band Concert (1935-Mickey Mouse)
16. The Man Who Planted Trees (Frederic Back)
17. Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon)
18. The Hand [Ruka] (Jiri Trnka)
19. Duck Amuck (1953-Chuck Jones)
20. Haibane Renmei [Charcoal Feather Federation] (series-2002)

And just for the heck of it, cuz there's not enough space:
21. Allegro Non Troppo (1976-Bruno Bozzetto)
22. Princess Mononoke
23. Toy Story 3
24. Dojoji Temple (1976-Kihachiro Kawamoto)
25. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992-Aleksandr Petrov)

Jay Boerner said...

This was awfully difficult to put together. Ah, but what good fun! Here it is:

1. Fantasia (1940) dir. Walt Disney (Film)
2. Snow White (1937) dir. Walt Disney (Film)
3. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987) dir. Frederic Back (Short)
4. Le Roi et l'oiseau (1980) dir. Paul Grimault (Film)
5. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) dir. Isao Takahata (Film)
6. Only Yesterday (1991) dir. Isao Takahata (Film)
7. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975) dir. Yuriy Norhsteyn (Short)
8. Spirited Away (2001) dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Film)
9. Crac! (1981) dir. Frederic Back (Short)
10. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Film)
11. Legend of the Galactic Heroes OVA (1988-1997) dir. Noboru Ishiguro (TV)
12. Maison Ikkoku (1986-1988) dir. Kazuo Yamazaki, Takashi Anno, Naoyuki Yoshinaga (TV)
13. Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (1987) dir. Hiroyuki Yamaga (Film)
14. Future Boy Conan (1978) dir. Hayao Miyazaki (TV)
15. Yellow Submarine (1968) dir. George Dunning (Film)
16. Angel's Egg (1985) dir. Mamoru Oshii (Film)
17. Akira (1988) dir. Katsuhiro Otomo (Film)
18. Pinnochio (1940) dir. Walt Disney (Film)
19. Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999) dir. Shinchiro Watanabe (TV)
20. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996) dir. Hideaki Anno (TV)

joke said...

1. The Old Man and the Sea (1999 Short Film, Aleksandr Petrov)
2. Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
3. Pinky and the Brain (1995 TV Series)
4. Red Hot Riding Hood (1943 Short Film, Tex Avery)
5. La vieille dame et les pigeons (1997 Short Film, Sylvain Chomet)
6. Tonari no Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki)
7. Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (1912 Short Film, Wladyslaw Starewicz)
8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, William Cottrell, David Hand)
9. Papurika (2006, Satoshi Kon)
10. Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004, Hayao Miyazaki)
11. Mad Jack the Pirate (1998 TV Series)
12. Mimi wo sumaseba (1995, Yoshifumi Kondô)
13. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926, Lotte Reiniger)
14. One Froggy Evening (1955 Short Film, Chuck Jones)
15. Robin Hood (1973, Wolfgang Reitherman)
16. Bambi (1942, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong)
17. Feed the Kitty (1952 Short Film, Chuck Jones)
18. Tsumiki no ie (2008 Short Film, Kunio Kato)
19. Inspirace (1949 Short Film, Karel Zeman)
20. Ernest et Célestine (2012, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar)

MultiplayerMario64 said...

I've seen way too few animation films or TV series to apply for this but the recent SpongeBob reference made me do it:

1. Spirited Away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki)
2. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki)
3. A Grand Day Out (1989, Nick Park)
4. Future Boy Conan (1978, Hayao Miyazaki et al.)
5. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975, Yuriy Norshteyn)
6. Princess Mononoke (1997, Hayao Miyazaki)
7. Chicken Run (Peter Lord et al.)
9. Porco Rosso (1992, Hayao Miyazaki)
10. The Wrong Trousers (1993, Nick Park)
11. Castle in the Sky (1986, Hayao Miyazaki)
12. The Snowman (1982, Dianne Jackson)
13. Wall-E (2008, Andrew Stanton)
14. Whisper of the Heart (1995, Yoshifumi Kondō)
15. Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Isao Takahata)
16. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki)
17. Ratatouille (2007, Brad Bird)
18. Up (2009, Pete Docter et al.)
19. Sherlock Hound (1984-1985, Hayao Miyazaki et al.)
20. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988-1991, Karl Geurs et al.)

Michal Chytil said...

It was hard, but here is my list. (Still not sure, about the order …)
1. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
2. 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)
3. Akira (1988)
4. Cowboy Bebop (1998)
5. The Simpsons (1989 - )
6. Tom and Jerry (1940 - 1967)
7. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
8. Princess Mononoke (1997)
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009 - 2010)
10. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)
11. Akage no Anne (1979)
12. Toradora! (2008 - 2009)
13. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005 - 2008)
14. Dragon ball (1986 - 1989)
15. Dexter's Laboratory (1996 - 2003)
16. Future Boy Conan (1978)
17. Fantasia (1940)
18. Animal Farm (1954)
19. Yu Yu Hakusho (1992 - 1995)
20. Digimon (1999 - 2001) Only first 2 seasons

Oliver Scott said...

1. Only Yesterday (Takahata)
2. Grave of the Fireflies (Takahata)
3. Whisper of the Heart (Kondo)
4. My Neighbour Totoro (Miyazaki)
5. Porco Rosso (Miyazaki)
6. Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki)
7. The Wind Rises (Miyazaki)
8. Kiki's Delivery service (Miyazaki)
9. Laputa (Miyazaki)
10. Spirited Away (Miyazaki)
11. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind(Miyazaki)
12. Ponyo (Miyazaki)
13. Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise (Yamaga)
14. Metropolis (Rintaro)
15. Fantasia (Disney)
16. Nightmare before Christmas (Selick)
17. Wizards (Bakshi)
18. Coraline (Selick)
19. Little Norse Prince (Takahata)
20. Ghost in the Shell 2 (Oshii)

Christian Hjorth said...

1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
2. Summer Wars
3. Spirited Away
4. South Park
5. Mary and Max
6. Ernest et Célestine
7. Princess Mononoke
8. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
9. Future Boy Conan
10. Howl’s Moving Castle
11. The Simpsons
12. Wall-E
13. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
14. The Incredibles
15. Up
16. My Neighbor Totoro
17. Ponyo
18. Paprika
19. Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Animal Farm

frbrown said...

Choosing just 20 is really hard, so I decided to limit it one per director/creator. It's not like Miyazaki needs any more help!

1. Looney Tunes / Merrie Melodies (if I had to pick just one - impossible! - I'd go with "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery")
2. Spirited Away (feature, 2002, Hayao Miyazaki)
3. Tex Avery's MGM work (if I picked just one it would be "Bad Luck Blackie")
4. Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series, 2005-2008)
5. Our Lady of the Sphere (short, 1972, Larry Jordan)
6. Betty Boop series (especially "Minnie the Moocher" and "Snow-White")
7. Feherlofia [Son of the White Mare] (feature, 1981, Marcell Jankovics)
8. The Three Caballeros (feature, 1944, Norman Ferguson et al.)
9. Chronopolis (feature, 1982, Piotr Kamler)
10. Au bout du monde [At the Ends of the Earth] (short, 2000, Konstantin Bronzit)
11. Peace on Earth (short, 1939, Hugh Harman)
12. The Secret of Kells (feature, 2009, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey)
13. Vinni-Pukh series (three shorts, 1969-1972, Fyodor Khitruk)
14. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (feature, 1926, Lotte Reiniger)
15. Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (feature, 1984, Mamoru Oshii)
16. Samurai Jack (TV series, 2001-2004)
17. Horus, Prince of the Sun (feature, 1968, Isao Takahata)
18. Chirin no Suzu [Ringing Bell] (feature, 1978, Masami Hata)
19. Little Nemo Pilot (short, 1984, Yoshifumi Kondo)
20. Rurouni Kenshin: Reminiscence [Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal] (OVA, 1999, Kazuhiro Furuhashi)

Plus five honourable mentions:

Bambi
The Incredibles
The Secret of NIMH
Invader Zim
Konyok-Gorbunok

NoJopas said...

My Neighbour Totoro, 1988
Miś Uszatek (serie)
Bambi, 1942
Alfred J.Kwak (serie)
The Secret of NIMH, 1982
Kiki´s Delivery service, 1989
Shīton Dōbutsuki: Risu no Bannā/Puschel, das Eichhorn (serie)
Tanoshii Mūmin Ikka/Muumilaakson tarinoita (serie)
Lady and the Tramp, 1955
The Land Before Time, 1988
Pom Poko, 1994
Anime 80 nichikan sekai isshuu/La Vuelta al Mundo de Willy Fog (serie)
Watership Down, 1978
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984
Dumbo, 1941
Lion King, 1994
Robin Hood, 1973
Mimosan syntymäyö (Camilla Mickwitz´s short, 1987)
Pelle Svanslös, 1981
Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009

mjf said...

Here's my list (in chronological order). Narrowing it down to 20 was hard.

Vinni-Pukh series (1969-1972)
Kanashimi no Belladonna (1973)
Krabat: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)
Ringing Bell (1978)
Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
Tale of Tales (1979)
The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
Feherlofia (1981)
Time Masters (1982)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
Breakfast on the Grass (1987)
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Spirited Away (2001)
Kino's Journey (2003)
Monster (2004)
Mushishi (2005)
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
The Tatami Galaxy (2010)

King Ink said...

Lists are fun and frustrating at the same time...

1. Cowboy Bebop
2. Tekkonkinkeet
3. Grave of the fireflies
4. Baccano!
5. Steins;Gate
6. La planète sauvage
7. Akira
8. Princess Mononoke
9. Spirited away
10. Barefoot gen
11. Paprika
12. L'homme qui plantait des arbres
13. Balance
14. Future Boy Conan
15. Mind Game
16. Au bout du monde
17. Das Rad
18. 5 Centimeters Per Second
19. Kino's Journey
20. The Simpsons

Álvaro López said...

Hi! My list:

1.- Spirited Away (2001)
2.- The Simpsons (1989)
3.- Princess Mononoke (1997)
4.- Whisper of the Heart (1995)
5.- Crayon Shin-chan (1992)
6.- Death Note (2006)
7.- Toy Story 3 (2010)
8.- Colorful (2010)
9.- Futurama (1999)
10.- Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
11.- Anne of Green Gables (1979)
12.- Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
13.- Castle in the Sky (1986)
14.- Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
15.- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
16.- Persepolis (2007)
17.- Grave of the fireflies (1988)
18.- Millennium Actress (2001)
19.- 5 centimeters per second (2007)
20.- My neighbor Totoro (1988)

Greetings! :-)

Álvaro
(Generación GHIBLI.com)

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

Thanks, everyone! That's a wrap! I'll give another 24 hours for anyone who still wants to send in a Top 20 list. I've got 8 full pages of titles, and a very wide diversity of movies and TV shows. Now I'll compile everything into database form and write the follow-up posts on the blog.

Joe Muszynski said...

Hi - Did I miss the compilation of this poll? Just wondering!

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

Thanks for asking. Everything's finished, I have the results on my iPad, and I'm going to TRY to post the results this weekend. Cross your fingers!

The voting was compiled two or three times. A straight vote wasn't working, so a "points" system was used, where 1st Place won 20 votes, 2nd Place won 19 votes, etc. Oh, and I couldn't find any computer programs that would help me on this, so everything had to be done by hand. BY. HAND. Ugh.

Anyway, I'll work hard to publish something this weekend, at least the "Top 30" (eg Nintendo Power). Descriptions, screenshots, make it look nice.

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