Power Rankings: Animated Movies

The SAW Power Rankings is our weekly ranking of a certain movie related topic. Please feel free to comment on our rankings and provide a list of your own in the comments below.

Toy Story 4 comes out this week so we thought it would be a good time to discuss some of our favorite animated movies. We all grew up on cartoons. For the majority of us a cartoons was the first form of entertainment we ever watched. Being a child of the 80’s myself, there was nothing better than a bowl and cereal and some Saturday morning cartoons. Animated films were most likely a big part of most our lives as well, and not just the kiddie kind either. Most animated movies are good times and designed to provide laughs and wholesome entertainment. Also, some of the most emotional and more impactful movies we have watched have come from animated films. However, there are some that are more of the adult animated variety. No, not that kind. Not that there is anything wrong with those. I’m not judging. Well, at least not to your face. Perv.

Several of us here at the SAW offices ranked our top 5 animated films of all types. 2004’s The Incredibles proved to be the most popular of those listed by appearing on three lists. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Story of the Fox are the earliest films mentioned from the year 1937, with 2018 being the most recent year in films like Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse and Batman Ninja. Let us know your ranking of your favorite animated films of all-time!

Vincent Kane:

  1. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)
  2. Zootopia (2016)
  3. Coraline (2009)
  4. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  5. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)


  1. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  3. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  4. Lord of the Rings (1978)
  5. Fantasia (1940)

King Alvarez:

  1. Monsters Inc. (2001)
  2. Finding Nemo (2003)
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  4. The Incredibles (2004)
  5. Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Marmaduke Karlston:

  1. A Goofy Movie (1995)
  2. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)
  3. Shrek 2 (2004)
  4. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
  5. The Incredibles (2004)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. Akira (1988)
  2. The Iron Giant (1999)
  3. The Incredibles (2004)
  4. Son of the White Mare (1981)
  5. The Story of the Fox (1937)

BB Ben:

  1. The Iron Giant (1999)
  2. Toy Story (1995)
  3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  4. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
  5. The LEGO Movie (2014)

Blank Stare:

  1. The Animatrix (2003)
  2. Paprika (2006)
  3. The LEGO Movie (2014)
  4. Batman Ninja (2018)
  5. Akira (1988)

Author: Vincent Kane

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