Notable Animation of the Decade So Far

50. Puss in Boots

That wasn’t that bad, no?

49. Metegol (aka. Foosball or Underdogs)

Argentina enters the commercial animation market with Metegol, which I enjoyed a lot more the second time around. Though my home-country Peru has a lot more CGI animated feature length entries, Juan Jose Campanella brings the big guns with a + $20M USD budget which really dwarfs any animated production in the region.


Animation and texturing look great, but I do believe the film’s chispa suffers a lot from dubbing– yes, it was even dubbed in neutral latino dub~ can’t even imagine it in English. Ugh. Though many latinos could cringe with the Argentinean accent, Metegol shines its best with it.

48. The Lego Movie

Lego enters the animated movie franchise race.

47. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (aka. Uma História de Amor e Fúria)

This decade Brazil begins impressing with animation; first with Rio 2096 (budget: R$4M BRL, approx. $1.25M USD at current exchange), winning Best Feature at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival exploring 600 years of history and mixing it with this larger-than-thou dystopian love through the ages story.

46. The Suicide Shop (Le Magasin des Suicides) [Trailer]

Animated feature length films are seldom as dark as this French comedy musical about suicide as a prosperous business.

45. Winnie the Pooh

Disney tried breathing some life into the stale 2D animated feature length field.

44. Tangled

I wasn’t that big on the film (too much Saturday morning cartoon humor for my taste), but that’s some luscious hair.

43. Epic

I was actually quite impressed with this visually… considering it’s like less than half of what Tangled cost.

42. From Up on Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂から)

Japan will always continue its animation as a medium to tell stories and not solely to sell toys.

41. The Ugly Duckling (Гадкий утёнок)

Leave it to the Russians to make an opera ballet of claymation.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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  1. February 29, 2016

    […] By the way, you don’t get to see a film with a highly ambitious concept made to the budget of higher than US $100M very often. But Pixar took the risk and it paid off highly. Barring a cossolal f*ck-up from the awards voters, Inside Out will mostly likely win Best Animated Picture — it could even be a strong Best Picture candidate at the 88th Academy Awards, if Disney mounts a strong campaign– and it ranks toe-to-toe with Toy Story 3 and The Congress as one of the decade’s best animated films. […]

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