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March 27th, 2005, 04:21 PM
Okay, so we have the thread in which people name their favorite fantasy movies, now I've started a thread in which people can put their favorite sci-fi/fantasy/horror animated movies. They can be both American and Japanese animation.

Personally, my favorites are, in no particular order:

Ralph Bakshi's "Wizards" (I saw this movie last year around Christmastime and thought it was great! I absolutely loved the badass ending! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, you'll know it when you see it.
The ending is so simple, yet it hits you like a bolt of lightning! :eek: )

"The Hobbit" (There are many here that would disagree with me on this, I know, but I thought this movie was pretty good, it might not have been as adult in tone as the book it was based on, and I agree that the elves were blasphemously misinterpreted, but it was still pretty good. One minor note though, if you see the animated Hobbit, do not, I repeat DO NOT see the animated versions of Lord of the Rings and Return of the King!! Avoid them at all costs! They are utter crap! And a lot of people here could vouch for me on that!)

"Vampire Hunter D" (By far the best Anime movie I've ever seen!)

"Akira" (Very good. It's a little on the wierd side, but very good.)

"Ghost in the Shell" (How many times do I have to tell the prudes out there that the nudity is non-erotic! :D )

"Blue Submarine No. 6" (Very original action-packed, touching, emotional movie, I absolutely balled my eyes out at the end!)

"Metropolis" (Once again, like Blue Submarine No. 6, a very original, action- packed, touching emotional Anime movie. Based around the old "Astroboy" series. I didn't ball at the end of this one, though! ;) )

March 27th, 2005, 09:06 PM
In no particular order
Ghost in the shell
Princess monoke
the heavy metal movie (first one)
Legends of Crystania
Cowboy Beboop the movie
Slayers the Movie

March 27th, 2005, 09:56 PM
The Incredibles

Toy Story

Ghost In The Shell

Cowboy Bebop:The Movie

Ninja Scrolls


Spirited Away


Evil Agent
March 28th, 2005, 12:37 AM
Zsinj, it's kind of funny that you love Bakshi's 'Wizards', but you hate the LOTR cartoon which was also by Bakshi. Even though the subject matter is very different, I saw a similar style there.

March 28th, 2005, 06:43 AM
He man
The Smurfs

Scooby Doo: this is the cartoon worlds 'Lucy in the sky with diamonds'

I understand this is movies, but I don't care.

March 28th, 2005, 11:34 AM
Transformers the movie :)

I hardly watch anime cuzz I don't have the time but my fave animated movies pre-Akira...

Flight of Dragons
The Last Unicorn

hmm...I guess there wasn't much that impressed me before...
anyone remember a Captain Harlock movie? I think it was called Galaxy 999 and it's about some train that goes all over space.

Monty Mike
March 28th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Spirited Away
They Were 11


March 28th, 2005, 07:18 PM
3X3 Eyes
Apocalypse Zero
Escaflowne, as well as the movie
Fatal Fury 1, 2, and the movie
Golden Boy 1 and 2
Princess Mononoke
Rurouni Kenshin season one and two and the movies
Soul Hunter
Spirited Away
Vampire Hunter D and Bloodlust
Vampire Princess Miyu

but the best anime is Naurto!

Does chinese and korean movies count?

If so,

Storm Riders
A Man Called Hero
A Tale of Two Sisters
Buchimoo, or something like that, i can't remember the name...

March 28th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Zsinj, it's kind of funny that you love Bakshi's 'Wizards', but you hate the LOTR cartoon which was also by Bakshi. Even though the subject matter is very different, I saw a similar style there.

Well, Evil, the reason I hated Ralph Bakshi's version of LOTR, yet loved Wizards, was because he totally ruined the looks of the characters in LOTR. For example, Aragorn looked like an Indian, Gimli was as tall as Aragorn, Boromir basically looked like Hagar the Horrible, Saruman had hair like a glam metal singer, Treebeard looked like a giant broccoli, and the Balrog creature was so abysmally interpreted that I won't even speak on the subject! :mad:
Their were a few things I liked about this movie, such as the representation of Gandalf, the more pixyish look of the Hobbits( that's how I imagined them to look like in the books and what they should have looked like in Jackson's interpretation, imo), the orcs, the Nazgul, and the rotoscoping, but that's it.
Bakshi's Wizards, however, was a totally original movie all his own, and there was nothing to misinterpret or ruin in it.

By the way, Cymric, is it true what I've heard about the Heavy Metal movie, that's it's just cartoon porno disguised as fantasy?

March 29th, 2005, 03:33 AM
Spirited Away
The Incredibles
Princess Mononoke
Hercules (Well, mythology is just another form of fantasy isn't it??? I don't care anyway, it's my list and I'll add it because it pleases me to do so)

In that vein...aren't all animated movies 'fantasy' anyway???