Toy Story Nets Online Critics' Top Choice Of 100
The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), the international association of the leading Internet-based cinema journalists, has released its choices of the Top 100 Animated Features of All Time with TOY STORY placing first according to a vote of the 138 reviewers. Following TOY STORY (1995) in the top 10 of the animated features list are FANTASIA (1940), SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937), TOY STORY 2 (1999), THE IRON GIANT (1999), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991), THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993), WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988), SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT (1999) and SPIRITED AWAY (2002). The complete list can be found online at the OFCS Website (www.ofcs.org). Critics selected from a list of more than 350 feature films (which did not include animated short films), spanning the years from the 1926 silent film THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED to TREASURE PLANET, released in November 2002. "Looking at the list compiled by our writers, it's evident what an impact the advances and varieties of animation had on people in the last 15 years," said Erik Childress, editor of eFilmCritic.com and a member of the OFCS governing committee. "While films such as SNOW WHITE and FANTASIA may have been the blueprint for animation, the recent films of Pixar, Miyazaki and Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reconfigured how we view animated films and have expanded their artistic, emotional and satiric potential to new heights." Founded in 1997, the OFCS seeks to establish Internet journalists with a membership consisting of writers from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia/New Zealand and Africa, representing online news sites including Salon, Slate, TV Guide Online, Premiere.com, the Apollo Guide, FilmCritic.com, IndieWire and the Internet Movie Database.