Thursday, June 25, 2009

Subway Map of the Movies, or How does animation get the shaft?

[via /Film]

This is an amazing "Subway Map" of the Top 250 films according to IMDB (or ... its users, at least). And it's quite the feat - you should take a look at it in full.

My only qualm?

That according to this list, animation before 1988 doesn't make an appearance: just to give you an idea, and just focusing on the Disney filmography, this doesn't include Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937), Pinnocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959)... all classic in their own right.

Also it doesn't even include the only animated feature film ever nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award: Beauty and the Beast (1991). That the list also is restricted to Disney, Pixar and Miyazaki would be disturbing if it didn't quite accurately showcase where quality, rather than quantity and/or star-powered voice actors, lies in the realm of animation.

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