What was once considered a cinematic distraction for children has blossomed into a medium that's as creatively fertile and emotionally resonant as any live-action films aimed at the and-over crowd or, in the case of a stunner like Anomalisa, an incredible substitute for "adult" movies featuring actual adults. So we're counting down our picks for the 40 greatest animated movies of all time — the features and a handful of key shorts too good not to include that have pushed the boundaries of what drawn lines, computerized pixels or manipulated puppets could accomplish for filmgoers. These are the ones that scare us, move us, crack us up and remind us of how fun and moving it is to watch cartoons, etc.
Netflix has officially gone all the way in on Japanese anime, reportedly investing truckloads of money into producing original series and moviesas well as making big-ticket acquisitions like the world-famous franchise Neon Genesis Evangelionwhich hit the platform this spring. Anime encompasses countless different genres and subgenres and caters to several distinct demographics and tastes, just like live-action TV and film in the States. Carl Macek is dead, but his Robotech will live forever and ever.
The cartoon is indeed a wonderful thing. Once mostly deemed to be the territory of a kids-only audience, the world of animation has evolved over the years so as to appeal to adults as well as children… or is it just that many adults these days have the minds of children? Don't ask us, for if there's one thing that the IGN editors can claim to be, it's kids trapped in the bodies of adults.
The short film called Sunshine taps into a disturbing teen relationship that seems innocent at first glance, but abusive when examined more closely. As the film progresses, however, we notice some warning signs — the man becomes more controlling and possessive, keeping tabs on the clothes she wears, the food she eats, and the people with whom she associates. This causes some of his earlier behavior to be re-evaluated, like his invasive selfie on her phone or showing up uninvited at her front door.
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It's fine if DC wants to make animation for adults Just as long as those adults don't get pissed off whenever DC makes a TV shows or movies for little kids. I've read more angry comments about Teen Titans Go!
Then came The Simpsons, which revolutionized television in innumerable well-documented ways. Most of all, though, the show proved what televised animation was capable of—that it could be cosmopolitan and subversive and topical, that it was the perfect canvas for everything from deeply felt character work and incisive commentary to brilliantly dumb jokes. The best Simpsons bits somehow manage to be all of those things at the very same time. Though The Simpsons has soldiered on for nearly three decades, its current incarnation—which launches its 30th season September 30—bears only a cursory resemblance to the show at its creative peak Seasons 2 through 8 or 10, depending on who you ask.
Despite their differences, what connects them all is their content, which is decidedly adult in nature. They do that by introducing surprisingly well-developed characters, biting political satire or a surreal and wildly anarchic sense of humor. The world's only TV show about anthropomorphic fast food, Aqua Teen Hunger Force follows a trio of roommates: Frylock, a hovering box of French fries; Master Shake, a selfish milkshake; and Meatwad, a simpleton meat ball.
You might think that all anime is good for teens to watchbut there are some very sexual and violent series out there that say otherwise. This list ranks over thirty great anime for teens, including shows that are fun and entertaining without being too graphic. If you have a teenage son or daughter, you can't really go wrong with any of the anime on this list.