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Top 10 Animated Movies That Should Be Taught in Film School
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Pay attention to these animated classics, and you just might learn something. Ghost in the Shell, Toy Story, and Fantasia are just some of the spectacular animated moves every aspiring filmmaker should watch. WatchMojo counts down the top animated movies that should be taught in film school.

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#10. “Ghost in the Shell” (1995)
#9. “A Scanner Darkly” (2006)
#8. “Inside Out” (2015)
#7. “My Neighbor Totoro” (1988)
#6. “Persepolis” (2007)
#5. “Waltz with Bashir” (2008)
#4. “Fantasia” (1940)
#3, #2, #1???

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    • That is very nice list, I would also add some others Animated jems as well.
      My Top 20 Animated Movies I would show in film school
      1) Bambi(1942)
      2)Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1937)
      3) Pinocchio(1940)
      5)The Lego Movie(2014)
      7)The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993)
      9)101 Dalmatians(1961)
      10)The Little Mermaid(1989)
      11)The Lion King(1994)
      12)Toy Story Trilogy(1995, 1999, 2010)
      13)Spirited Away(2001)
      14)Princess Mononoke(1997)
      15)An American Tail(1986)
      16)The Secret of NHIM(1982)
      17)The Transformers: The Movie(1986)
      19)Beauty and the Beast(1991)
      20)Sleaping Beauty(1959)

      What do you think of my list and thank you for a wonderful video.

  1. Yellow submarine was unique and Trippy and visually pleasing and also a fun story that was a good kids movie and a great Beatles movie
    It’s hard to explain how stunning it was but it should be taught in film school for its versatility

  2. Treasure Planet is another animated masterpiece that should be taught in film school for the following film-making topics:

    1. It’s an original adaptation of a beloved book, while also being faithful to it.

    2. It contains relatable and realistic characters, especially Jim Hawkins.

    3. It has emotional moments and relationships, especially of course, between Jim and Silver.

    4. It does the “Show, Don’t Tell” technique.

    5. It takes place in an original universe with a setting that’s unique and unlike most sci-fi films that came before and after it.

    6. It shows how hand-drawn animation can combine and blend with CGI perfectly.

    7. It has a three-dimensional, morally ambiguous, and complex villain in the form of Silver.

    8. It has sidekicks that actually support the plot and not just to be there for comic-relief and to sell a ton of merchandise out of.

    9. It doesn’t have romance as the movie’s main focus, though it is a subplot for the secondary characters.

    10. It has a clever, original, and awesome script.

    11. It delivers a heart-warming and inspiring message.

    TP is a film that defied the Disney formula, tried to be different and to stand out from the rest, and is unlike anything anyone has ever seen before. But unfortunately, it bombed big time at the box-office due to it’s dreadful marketing campaign and bad timing. The main factor as stated by BREADSWORD’s video about why the company should’ve never have shunned it just because the premise for it sounded stupid and how they really should’ve have some faith in it to be successful and become a big franchise. It has also shows the potential of making more movies like TP! Let this movie be the ultimate teaching tool for future animated filmmakers and especially for executives on why creativity, high-quality, and originality matter way more than profit!

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