Time to see, which movies are still in the run:
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) by Lotte Reiniger, Silhouette
Fantasia (1940), Walt Disney, Traditional
Sleeping Beauty (1959), Walt Disney, Traditional
Yellow Submarine (1968), Georg Dunning, Traditional
Watership Down (1978), Martin Rosen, Traditional
The Secret of Nimh (1982), Don Bluth, Traditional
The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Disney, Traditional
Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Studio Ghibli, Traditional
The Little Mermaid (1989), Disney, Tradtional
Beauty and the Beast (1991), Disney, Traditional
The Nighmare before Christmas (1993), Skellington/Disney, Stop Motion
Ghost in the Shell (1995), Mamoro Oshii, Traditional
Princess Mononoke (1997), Studio Ghibli, Traditional
The Iron Giant (1999), Warner Bros, Traditional
14 Movies and to my big surprise, only six of them are Disney productions, one of them not even done by the animation studio. But that is mostly because Disney tends to release their best movies in a row, so often outstanding Disney movies knocked other really great ones out of the competition.
I am not surprised, though, that most of the movies are traditionally animated. The 20th century was the century of traditional animation. I guess the 21th century will be the century of CGI.
Naturally my readers didn’t always agree with me. In some years, there simply were a number of good movies and sometimes I picked a fairly unknown movie over a very well-known one. I admit, though, that I am very happy that nobody so far has used the “other” option at my polls – well, someone did, but since he or she didn’t bother to comment what should have won instead, I guess at the very least I got the nomination lists right.
Now, tomorrow I will narrow down the list to ten, then to five, then to three and then I will decide on the final winner. I’ll deal with the movies my readers voted for a little bit different. Mostly because it would be premature to close the polls for the last movies I discussed. So here is what I’ll do: I’ll put every movie anyone has ever voted for on a list, but from those articles which have been up at least one week. Everyday you can vote out five which you don’t think deserve the overall win. And everyday I will add new movies which got votes later to the list. I guess this way we should be able to find a readers choice winner by new year.