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Published On: Wed, Nov 27th, 2013

Best Animated Movies of all-time

Mike Smith from MediaMikes.com join Dispatch Radio’s Brandon Jones, Robert Herriman and Jacob Jones to discuss their favorite animated films of all-time.

The first animated feature arrived in 1937 with 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

The first animated feature arrived in 1937 with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Disney’s Frozen hit theaters and the reviewers discuss some of their favorites from over the years. Check out the Dispatch review of Frozen HERE

“There’s so many diverse kinds,” Mike Smith begins as the group discusses everything from Snow White to Despicable Me 2. “It’s a great genre of films. It’s a great way of telling stories. We’ve gotten so much better, especially voice talent wise…”

“One of the things as parents is that we tend to have an extra affinity for a film when we also have an association with our kids’ experiences when they watch it,” Brandon explained, referencing how the kid’s reactions “heighten the experience” for the parents.

ROTTEN TOMATOES TOP TEN: Toy Story 2, Toy Story, Pinocchio, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Toy Story 3, Up, Finding Nemo, How to Train Your Dragon, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Full List HERE

In addition to 'Mary Poppins' a special place on the lists was made for 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' (1971)

In addition to ‘Mary Poppins’ a special place on the lists was made for ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ (1971)

Brandon notes the fondness of fans for Iron Giant as co-host Robert Herriman explains how Lion King, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast are special because of his daughter growing up during that time. The cements the earlier theory mentioned.

Regarding Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Herriman explains his love for the film: “I thought it was so far ahead of its time” which instigating Jake and Brandon to suggest Bedknobs and Broomsticks (and Mary Poppins.)

“Oh, I loved that movie!” Jake said of Bedknobs.

The topic then moved to the great films by Pixar.

IMDB TOP TEN: Wall-E, Toy Story 3, The Lion King, Toy Story, Up, How to Train Your Dragon, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Ratatouille, Beauty and the Beast and The Nightmare Before Christmas – FULL LIST HERE

 Monsters Inc and Up appeared to be atop the favorites from Pixar.

“Toy Story 2 had so many layers of stuff for the kids and the adults as well as a message for the kids and a message for the adults,” Brandon explained before elaborating on the amazing aspects of Wall-E.

Beauty and the Beast holds a special place as Smith reminds “It’s the first and only animated film to be nominated for Best Picture.” (Referenced by the old Oscar criteria)

Listen to the full discussion below.

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'Beauty and the Beast' was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway Muscial)

‘Beauty and the Beast’ was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway Muscial)

NOTE: Some limitations on the list were set to exclude Anime and Japanese animated films (these were excluded from the Rotten Tomato and IMDB lists to keep the theme concurrent)- BBJ, The Dispatch

Robots, explosions - 'The Iron Giant' is a fan favorite among some circles, especially boys who grew up watching the adventure during their "Nexus" years

Robots, explosions – ‘The Iron Giant’ is a fan favorite among some circles, especially boys who grew up watching the adventure during their “Nexus” years

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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