Notable Animation of the Decade So Far

 40. Alois Nebel

European countries have also been trying to get some of that commercial animation pie, but they seem to fare better with their more serious stuff. How quite film noir of it.

39. The Secret World of Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ)

In a world plagued with 3D animation, Studio Ghibli continued bringing quite flawless 2D.

38. The King of Pigs (돼지의 왕)


Korean animation continues to find its footing… and at only $150k USD, it can totally trump many $20M USD budgeted Japanese animation.

37. Frankenweenie

It’s astonishing how seamless and smooth stop-motion animation has gotten with the aid of 3D. This obviously continued the trend from the equally impressive Corpse Bride.

36. The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ)

If true… Kaze Tachinu marks the final goodbye from Hayao Miyazaki. A true end of an era.

35. How to Train your Dragon 1/2

One of the few ‘franchise’ launches of the decade… though I’m not as enamored with it as many of you are. I have no idea why I never truly got into Dreamworks’ fart humor. Is it only me, or did the company did its best effort with The Prince of Egypt and peaked with Shrek?

34. Big Hero 6

Though Pixar’s UP had Russell, I didn’t notice the Asian-American character until my French teacher said “he does kinda have some slanted eyes.


33. Rango

I wasn’t much of a fan of Rango either, but the texturing and rendering still impress me. It does come at the ‘hand’ of Gore overblown-budgets  Verbinski, but LOOK AT IT!

32. Monsters University

With the half-ass success rate of the Cars franchise~ BOOM! Pixar trying to launch a Monsters Inc. franchise.

31. Despicable Me / Despicable Me 2

The biggest launch of the decade so far~  Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 positioned Illumination Entertainment and launched minions to the public’s pop culture consciousness.



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

1 Response

  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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