Episodes & Reels is delivering our monthly Top 10 List a little differently this time around. We have posted one entry in the countdown each night from Jan 23 – Feb 3 on Chip and Co and now it’s time to finally reveal #1! Here is our choice for the #1 animated Disney film of all-time:
#1 – TOY STORY (1995)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Director: John Lasseter
To put it simply – this one changed the animation game forever. Disney/Pixar now has 12 feature films on their resume, with 2 more on the horizon (Brave and Monsters University). With each of their releases, Pixar seems to elevate the digital animation bar even higher constantly topping themselves (and everyone else in the industry). Much like our #3 entry (Snow White) changed the traditional hand-drawn, brush-stroked animation forever thrusting us into over 75 years of wonderful cartoons and animated films, Toy Story has done the same with digital or computer-generated animation. As I already mentioned on this list, I had to limit myself from including more than 3 Pixar films, because if not they would have dominated this countdown. I would say that at least 5 or 6 of their productions could’ve easily made my top 10 animated films of all-time – they are just that innovative and simply put, good. Not only is Toy Story a trendsetter and mentor to anything that exists in digital animation today, but it is also a family friendly story of friendship that can easily be enjoyed by any generation. As a kid, who didn’t talk to their dolls or toys, even if just to have a simple tea-party? Well, what if those toys came to life at night or when we were gone? I’m sure every child’s imagination has run in that direction, and with Toy Story we saw it come to life like never before. With celebrity voices like Tim Allen (Buzz) and the legendary Tom Hanks (Woody) on board, as well as two sequels that are just as good (some may say even better) as the original, this animated giant is destined to remain one of the greatest animated franchises ever created.
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