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    • matty2392

      Aug 11th 2010, 13:51

      i dont think cars is that bad obviously compare it to up or wall.e and its not pixars best work but it doesnt deserve to be in the worst section

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    • Bex1310

      Aug 11th 2010, 13:59

      I'm sorry but Ice Age 3 does not deserve to be among the 'worst' movies at all. Granted it might not be as good as the first of the franchise, but the helium gas scene deserves a nod of appreciation as it is hilarious! Not to mention the humourously named eggs...

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    • kardom1

      Aug 11th 2010, 15:34

      Cars may not be as impressive as the majority of Pixar films but my 5 year old son and most of his classmates absolutely adore it and it usually their favourite film. Don't think it deserves to be on the worst list. Maybe the least impressive of Pixar but still shines above the majority of the others on the list.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 11th 2010, 19:30

      compared to Valiant or Magic Roundabout, Cars is Avatar. God Valiant, even Ricky Gervais as a pigeon is still Ricky Gervais...

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    • Ichi1

      Aug 11th 2010, 19:54

      I can understand not wanting to include every Pixar movie and basically turn this into another Pixar butt kissing list. But there is no way in hell that any of your non-Pixar "bests" are better than The Incredibles. The isn't a movie on this list better than The Incredibles.

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    • matty2392

      Aug 11th 2010, 19:57

      wheres kung fu panda in the best section

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    • juhiroddam

      Aug 12th 2010, 5:30

      Both Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon deserve to be in the 'Best' list. Dreamworks have really started holding their own against Pixar!

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    • TheTingler

      Aug 12th 2010, 8:22

      Ice Age 3 sticks out like a sore thumb in that list. You avoid repetition for the entire 28-strong list, but for some reason you went for two Ice Ages? I would've rather you picked the awful Shrek 3, which contains about two funny jokes in it. And if you were hurting for c**p CGI movies, Valiant and The Magic Roundabout as mentioned.

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    • daskoyne

      Aug 12th 2010, 13:22

      I agree that the Incredibles should be on the best list (one my my favourite films animated or otherwise) and I'd have found space for Monster House also.

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    • DeFantom

      Aug 12th 2010, 15:09

      As mentioned before - no The Incredibles? Inconceivable! It's nearly the best film Brad Bird ever directed (the best is still The Iron Giant).

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    • Burtie

      Aug 12th 2010, 22:49

      Interesting piece, although this list has some glaring omissions from it. Others have already said it, but how on earth has The Incredibles failed to make the cut?! Kung Fu Panda and How to Train your Dragon are also fantastic in their own right, and would place higher than Cloudy or Flushed Away IMHO. While I of course agree that Toy Story 2 is worthy of the ‘best’ list, if the reviewer considers that it is the ‘least good’ of the bunch, then why no Toy Story 1 or 3 on here? They work so well as a trilogy (albeit not a pre-conceived trilogy such as Star Wars or Lord of the Rings) it may have been better to group them together than ignore them completely? I feel the need to stick up for The Tale of Despereaux; not 5 stars by any stretch of the imagination, however, it had a heart, good morals, and strong themes running through it. I am sorry, but how on earth does Cars get on the ‘worst’ list when the following have managed to escape… The Magic Roundabout (or Doogle for our American cousins out there) Delgo The Reef (Which the reviewer mentions as worst than Shark Tale, but doesn’t include?) Space Chimps Happily Never After They are all hindered by their budgets so I accept it is slightly unfair to compare them to the big boys, but that is no excuse for weak story, horrid design and character work, p**s poor voice acting and terrible ‘jokes’. They represent everything that is wrong with animation, and why a lot of the public still consider animation to be a children’s medium.

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    • scuzz80

      Aug 15th 2010, 15:35

      I would have to argue for inclusion of 'Monster House'. Its a throw back to those great kids films of the eighties that we all love such as the Goonies. Its brave enough to attempt to incorporate a little hint of darkness into modern family cinema. What about '9'? What it lacks in a satisfying resolution it more than makes up in mood. Its visual style was a breath of fresh air. 'How to train your Dragon' was easily Dreamworks best offering so far, the 3D flight sequences were nothing short of spectacular. In reality it seems almost unfair to compare the majority of CGI films to anything produced by Pixar. They are actually far more prolific and consistent than any of the major mainstay studios, so much so that we now expect every Pixar movie to be get a five star rating and earn in the realms of a billion dollars worldwide. That in itself should put everything in perspective. Every other studio is playing catch-up and will be for some time.

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    • Porkchopexpress

      Feb 28th 2011, 14:33

      What no Avatar!? For shame....*Runs away*

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    • Krovvy

      Mar 8th 2011, 0:00

      Cars should be replaced by Delgo. Dinosaur should be replaced by Happily N'Ever After Ice Age 3 should be replaced by Space Chimps Tale of Desperaux should be replaced by Fly Me To The Moon Monsters vs. Aliens doesn't deserve to be on the list of best. It's one of my least favorite Dreamworks movies. It could have easily been replaced by Kung Fu Panda or How to Train Your Dragon. Replace ANY Pixar movie with The Incredibles. It's much more deserving.

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    • hindsight

      Apr 28th 2013, 9:04

      First of where is Kung fu Panda and How to train your dragon, you had three motnhs to see it Matt, why didn't you? Further more no Delgo, Ratatoing and Incredibles, Wallace and Gromit and TOY STORY 1? WTH man? There is also Arthur and his fanfiction elves, and he CGI isn't as good as people claim it to be. Alright, so this is a list that only takes in account CGi, not the story, characters etc. I would like to make a run down: 1. Finding Nemo vs Shark Tale - clearly Nemo is best fish CGI fish movie. 2. Shrek vs Hoodwinked - two movies that are 4 years apart. They are fairy tale based, not taking budget fanbase or anything, this is like comparing godfather 1 to godfather 3. Obviously Shrek will win in just about anything in this duel. 3. Ice age vs dinosaur - i can say that i liked ice age, but Dinosaur's CGI is fairly better than Ice age. It's true that some animations like toy story, ice age and most Dreamworks ones tend to get away with more due to the designs. Dinosaur cannot have that privelage, but overall it's more of an eye candy that Ice Age (remember CGI only) 4. Up! vs Cars - WTF are you comparing these movies have a totally different style in them, Cars can do what cars can do while up has a lot of more things that can be done thanks to the animation. I like both movies but i eould compare cars 1 to cars 2 instead of the beauty of Up!. 5. Madagascar vs rip-off, I mean the wild. - comparing a movie that has a s**tload of feedback to a movie that barely anyone registered. True the animation of the Wild is choppy at times, but the animals are well done, from a realistical standpoint, but still Madagascar can get away with a whole lot more due to not being as realistical as the Wild. 6. Toy story 2 vs Ice age 3 - Nostalgia fuel vs Walk the dinosaur. Come on man, can't you find better comparisons? Story based, Toy Story kills this movie, but in CGI terms, I would say that they are rather on the same level with Toy story 2 being about one point better than its competitor, but again wrong comparison. 7. Flushed away vs Open season - You shoudl be comparing flushed away to either chiucken run or wallace and grommit, i know that open season looks like poo but flushed away isn't good either, s****y comparison. 8. Monsters inc vs what? - yeah, you are comparing a heavy feedback movie that should have at least one mega sequel to a movie with a tiny budget and little to no knowledge of it? 9. Ratatouille vs big eared mouse - I agree, Despereaux is rather creepy at times. 10. Are you really stating that surf's up is better than it's spawner? Happy feet created at least two penguin related movies (not counting the sequel), and Surf's up is just plain ripoff horrid. 11. Monsters vs planet 51 - again comparing gold to s**t, but i agree, from these two, planet 51 is your friendly neighbourhood stalker, and monsters is the sexy young woman who loves to walk around naked in her house. 12. meatballs vs barnayard - YOU ARE COMPARING TWO ENTURELY DIFFERENT MOVIES AGAIN! Both have s****y CGI man, try comparing meatballs to Incredibles, 13. Antz vs non dreamworks antz ripoff - Antz is better, bot still s****y. 14. Wall-e vs Robots - Uh, dude, what the hell are you doing? obvios winner is obvious, but Robots was only beautiful in the year it came out, then it became forgotten.

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    • elissarozov

      Oct 12th 2014, 21:39

      Screw you! Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a terrible movie. Sure the food animation is nice, some of the humor is pretty good and two of the characters are likable, but i won't make up for it's weak writing, a majority of forgettable characters, and possibly the worst character design and character animation ever put to film. It does not deserve the best category and Hoodwinked is a good movie! Seriously, take a better look at it.

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