Notable Animation of the Decade So Far

20. Ernest & Celestine

More unique French animation. As much as I love original audio tracks, French animation really needs to take dubbing into other languages in their own hands and inundate our multiplexes.

19. The Boxtrolls

Laika continues their impressive stop-motion work this decade.

18. Short Peace (ショート・ピース)

Katsuhiro Ohtomo continues exploring themes seldom explored in animation outside Japan.

17. Wrinkles (Arrugas)

Alongside France, Spain is also releasing interesting an interesting array of work.

16. The Illusionist (l’Illusionniste)

After the super successful Les Triplettes de Belleville (and an array of short films and feature length), Sylvain Chomet released the quieter l’Illusionist (with less marathon dancing oopsie-doo) to relatively less fanfare.


15. ParaNorman

How far has stop-motion animation tech gone~

14. The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭)

When animating, most people separate characters and layouts creating a distinct outline. In The Garden of Words, Makoto Shinkai develops and delicate (albeit a bit angsty) relationship between a boy and an older woman while letting his characters blend in with the colors of their surroundings.

It’s really REALLY good-looking, though not practical at all. xD

13. Until Sbornia Do Us Part (Até que a Sbórnia nos Separe)

Yup, Brazilian animation is kicking butt.

12. The Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo)

Well, there is no other animation in the world that looks or feels like this Brazilian one.

11. Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪)

It’s amazing how similar Wolf Children and Boyhood turned out to be. Mother and children relationship, 12 years span and all.



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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