Best non-Disney animated movies (NO ANIME)

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    It really can be easy to forget, but I think for me it's because I kinda take it for granted because of how great it is. Like whenever I do mention it, it immediately hops up and reclaims it's spot at number 1 or 2. The music, the visuals, the retelling of the story, the not shying away from the dark story of Exodus. Like I got love for Ten Commandments but this is my definitive Exodus retelling. The parting of the Red Sea is a spectacle in itself.

    Sorry, I'm just getting carried away. It's so good!
     
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    The Iron Giant

    End of List.
     
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    Prince of Egypt is easily my favorite animated movie of all time above any Disney movie.
     
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    Iron Giant is one of my favorite movies ever. It's easily my favorite animated movie.

    Shrek is a great movie from the early 2000's

    Batman Mask of the Phantasm best batman movie of the 90's
     
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    If I thought it over I could name several, but I'll just go with Batman: Under the Red Hood.

    ^ This guy's got the right idea.
     
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    Disney thought so, too. So much so that they bought and released the entire Miyazaki library.
     
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    Shrek 1 & 2
    Kung Fu Panda
    How To Train Your Dragon (haven't seen the sequel)
    Prince of Eygpt
    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
    Coraline

    Haven't seen Iron Giant in it's entirety so can't comment on how great it is.
     
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    Son Of The Bat. DC vlcsnap-2014-05-05-21h33m17s235.png
     
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    Minus the museum shorts, but yeah, that fact didn't slip my mind. But they're just a distributor and localizer, so I still consider them non-Disney films.
     
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    Well, yeah, me too. Because for the most part, they're better. Miyaziki's movies are what the Disney movies used to be, a long time ago. Works of art by an auteur. Instead of what the Disney movies are now, which is dreck by committee, or soulless direct-to-video sequel cash grabs. Disney has been coasting on the reputation of what that name used to represent for a long time.

    I mean, minus Pixar, obviously. Technically Disney now, but those are much closer to what Disney used to be, too, in terms of artistry. If Disney can't do it, they'll buy it and call it theirs.
     
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    I guess it only makes sense that I feel the same way about Lucasfilm now that they're under Disney without an auteur as well.

    Back to animation though, I just wish Don Bluth had the money to pick up Disney's slack.
     
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    The pinnacle non-anime movies for me are Shrek and Batman: Under the Red Hood. I think some of Shrek's greatness stems from its shock value; the adult humor and clever word play, specifically... Nobody really knew what to expect during the initial viewing.

    For anime, Ninja Scroll is the best there was, is and ever will be.
     
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    I thougtht that movie was one of the worst atrocities from the DC animated movies. Damian's voice acting was bad and they ruined Talia.
     
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    Interesting.
    I picked this because it stood out to me as better animated and acted than most other DC stuff. Generally speaking I'm not a big fan of DCs style of art and repetitive story similarities and so this one came across as far more mature. It drew me in and I watched it instead of becoming bored
     
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    While I thought that Son of Batman was a mediocre film I thought that Damian's voice actor (I forgot his name but he's on RiD) really nailed that performance and really captured the nuances of the character. His voice really showed Damian's smug superiority personality.
     
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    I should reiterate what I mean. The voice was fine, but I don't feel the animation fit with this voice at times. Also, the lip movements seemed off.

    That's just my problem though, it tried to be way too mature just for the sake of it. Plus, being that Talia is one of my favorite Bat characters, I hate what they have done with her over the last few years in general, but these recent animated movies have turned him into an unlikable ****bag.
     
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    I was a batman fan in the early 80s and then I veered into more Marvel stuff till recently because of stuff like this. This is closer to the batman I remember from the old DC comics
     
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    Batman wasn't a douchebag in the 80s though. Batman The Animated Series and the 90s comics were what I grew up on while all of the stuff from the 70s when they moved away from that Adam West joke is the best era for Batman's comics. It's when he was a perfect balance of dark and fun, which was copied in BTAS. The current "angsty edgy" stuff is not what the character is about.
     
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    Wind in The Willows (1983). Stop motion at its finest.
     
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    I still think Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is my favorite Batman movie.
    Shrek, An American Tail, All Dogs go to Heaven, Wizards, Madagascar, Happy Feet...

    Here's a couple that I don't think have been mentioned yet:
    Heavy Metal
    Titan AE (Yes, I'm aware it was a horrible flop, but I liked it)

    Of course, all respect to Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli. Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies ever. Princess Mononoke is great too. I still have yet to see some of his more recent movies, like Ponyo and Secret World of Arrietty.

    I'm a sucker for stop-motion. James and the Giant Peach, Corpse Bride...
    I honestly was not that big a fan of Coraline, though. And IMO Nightmare Before Christmas, although good, is way overrated. I like Corpse Bride a lot more.

    Here's a recommendation for stop-motion fans:
    Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (Flaklypa Grand Prix in Norwegian). This movie is a Norwegian classic, the highest-grossing movie in the history of Norwegian cinema (due to multiple re-releases) and is a Christmas standard on TV (like Wizard of Oz is in the US). My mom is a Norwegian native so I was introduced to it when I was really small, and I became obsessed with the car from the movie.