Crash Course in Visually Stunning Animated Films?
February 5, 2014 9:17 AM Subscribe
I am looking for visually stunning, innovative, creative animated films, from any point in the history of the medium. They can be shorts or features, funny or serious, conventional or experimental, popular or obscure. Assume a general familiarity with Disney and Warner Bros., but I'm otherwise brand new to animation.
posted by scarylarry to Media & Arts (68 answers total) 80 users marked this as a favorite
Never having paid animation much attention, I've recently become enamored with the classic Warner Brothers cartoons. I love the visual density of these cartoons, and the way they embrace the medium's freedom to bend, warp, and exaggerate physical space.
I'm hungry for more. I'm just as interested in films that are funny/light as I am in films that are serious/dark. I would love to expose myself to popular stuff I may have missed, as well as avant garde or experimental animation.
Note to help narrow down suggestions: I am specifically looking for animated films that use the medium in an innovative way. They do not need to resemble Looney Tunes at all, but I would prefer suggestions that take full advantage of the medium's flexibility. I wouldn't be interested in something like the Simpsons, despite its being both animated and very good, because so much of its humor is verbal, not visual.