Our first official list. My favorite animated films of the decade. What I love about animated films in particular is that, in a lot of ways, they’re the first films we’re exposed to as children. Anyone growing up pretty much from the 80s onward grew up with these films in our lives, because of the home video age. Before we went to theaters to see stuff and before we got into ‘movies’ at large, there was all those movies we grew up on. And now, even though I’m not of the age for most of the animated fare to appeal to me like they used to, there’s still some amazing stuff that comes out each year that’s worth talking about, because they, while entertaining for all, are an art form of their own.
So we’ll shout out the 50 that I liked best over the past decade. Animation is a genre with some great stuff, but overall a very limited number of films that come out each year, owing to the length it takes to actually make one of them. So 50 feels right, rather than trying to stretch it.
So here are my top animated films from the decade 2010-2019: (more…)
187. “Fixer-Upper,” from Frozen
I’ll admit that after this movie came out, I totally blacked out this entire section with the trolls because it just didn’t feel remotely up to par with the rest of the film. But over time, I’ve come to appreciate it, especially this song, which is a really wonderful song. It’s a very likable tune. Definitely the weakest of the songs from this movie, but that just speaks to the overall quality of the songs in the movie. You put this song in the second Frozen and it’s immediately the best or second best song in the entire film.