Top 10 Greatest Animators of All Timeloganruckmanman
The Top Ten
Walt Disney had heart and feeling to his art / animation / movies.. his was the best of the best.
It was he who did the animation known, and will always be remembered for his good old classics that were created during the difficult moments. Had it not been for him, we had not seen colorful animated movies today. He was a perfectionist and showed what we can do with fantasy!
He is best in all bests animator... Amazing creativity and thinking
Awesome characters in his movies and programmes... No one ccan be like him
THE BESTV 52 Comments
Something about Miyazaki's animation gives such a wonderful feeling to the audience. While his animation style is more anime than Walt Disney's--which is, in a sense, a sort of mixture of the cartoon style and a few other things--one can't ignore the masterpieces in his films. While watching "The Wind Rises", as well as all of his work actually, I noticed the great detail spent in the background. As well as when the female was painting, you could almost feel the paint. The movements in his animations are beautifully done, not to mention that Miyazaki is one of the only animators left who does traditional rather than digital. Not to say that digital is a bad thing--in fact, as an artist, I greatly appreciate all digital work. I find it harder in some aspects than traditional too--but something about the beautiful lines and camera movements in traditional animation... It's just something you can't deny. There's also the fact that every time I watch on of Miyazaki's I notice ...more
Lets be honest here, Walt Disney's so called animes (in fact, is more of a cartoon than anything else so it should even be on this list in the first place -_-) are nothing but fun little story for kids to enjoy. But on the other hand, Hayao Miyazaki's anime is not only extremely interesting to watch, if you can actually FULLY understand the story, in every single one of he's anime there is an allegory buried deep inside the story to helps us to understand a set of principle or concept which actually helped me to build my own foundation of principles as a kid. So therefore, in my opinion Hayao Miyazaki is the best animator as he's anime is for EVERYONE and that it can also make a huge impact on your mind while Walt Disney's 'animes' are just a story with nothing deeper to it, that is, for kids who just want to burn their time.
Hayao Miyazaki's movie's are for all ages- you can't not enjoy them. They each have a story- most of them- and are all beautifully animated. Miyazaki puts a lot of time into his movies, drawing out each scene. Walt Disney's movies are aimed towards children. Miyazaki's movies can be enjoyed by all ages. Totoro was a story about two girls who lived in the 50s with their dad while their mother was away in the hospital, and meet the forest spirit Totoro. Princess Mononoke is a movie that takes place in medival times, with forest gods. Spirited Away is a movie about a girl who is moving, and her parents go into a cave, and on the other side is a theme park. She has to save her parents, and tries to get a job. She makes new friends on her journey. These are just three of his amazing masterpieces. The Wind Rises, he latest, yet last movie was beautifully animated, and the storyline was beautiful. I honestly though it would be about fairies, but It was about a boy with glasses who wanted to ...more
Miyazaki Hayao deserves all the hypeV 55 Comments
Matt Groening is not an Animator. He is a cartoonist. All animation work is done by actual animators. His show is undoubtedly cemented in American culture and is significant in many respects. However, per this list, he is not an actual animator
Maybe so but the characters were his idea after all and he was the designer for each character. That in my mind is pretty close to being an animator/cartoonist. Does your theory mean that Will Hanna and Joe Barbera were just cartoonists too?
Last I checked The Simpsons have lasted over 500 episodes, of course Matt Groening is one of the greatest animators around at the moment. Plus he resurrected Futurama.
Matt Groening is a legend!V 11 Comments
Seth MacFarlane took what was mainly for children, save for The Simpsons and took it to a new level making cartoons something for adults too. While it can be said that his shows go too far, and they're not necessarily award-worthy, it cannot be denied that the animation is top notch. Watch the two-part episode of Family Guy with the Mansion mystery featuring James Woods and you'll see that he brings it to a whole new level for simple television animation. He's definitely a huge contributor to the field in the past two decades
One of the worst animators ever
Seth MacFarlane has always been my inspiration, and I wish one day I could be like him, I really respect this man here, he's the boss.
Seth is incredible and a genius, he has it all: Funny, Goodlooking, Great singer, rich, intellegent etcV 10 Comments
The best known... Impossible not to laugh..
His animation inspires me to work hard.
Wow this guy is like the best by akram
The kingV 3 Comments
This is number 1 hands down! These guy created great cartoons such as: The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, The Flintstones, The Yogi Bear Show, Top Cat, The Jetsons, The Magilla Gorilla Show, Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, Wacky Races, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! And The Smurfs.
They eventually moved forward from those to new cartoon shows (Cartoon Cartoons) such as Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel and The Powerpuff Girls.
As clean as good as entertaining as memorable
Will Hanna is definitely awesome but he definitely didn't create the smurfs.
1/2 of Hanna-Barbera - WWEWBMortalKombatFanV 5 Comments
He is my best animator and great inspire in every one life as an animator and his great animation Director and creativity
He is my best animator and great inspire in my life as an animator
He's the king right now
I just love the work and as an up coming animator I believe there is mush in his work to learn from
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I love his animation. So gothic so unique. And great stories to go with. Very underrated.
Tim Burton makes the whole animation a stunning art of stop-motion. In stop motion animations, plots can get pretty dull, but Mr.Burton hopped over that wall. There is something to his work that makes it so mysterious and magical. It encourages us to crave more into curiousness and uniqueness in our surroundings. One animation or movie from him just forms that kind of atmosphere. And that is something no animator can ever inherit.
He deserves number 2 or 3! what!
I like the Nightmare Before Christmas, and that it is still alive. This guy is a huge star, animation is rare here. - iliescuV 1 Comment
Great animator. One of my personal favorites. I watched his shows when I was a kid and one day to not only meet him, but be like him, Create the in-depth characters with a interesting story that I can't wait to continue writing.
My favorite with Hayao Miyazaki. I think that he's more than a simple animator, he's an artist. Starting with Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, and creating a masterpiece such as Samurai Jack. Not everybody is chosen by a genius like George Lucas to make a mini-series in the middle of his biggest saga. Also he participated in the artbooks for some action sequences of Iron Man 2, and his last job: Hotel Transylvania
Pretty good for a 10th place, uh?
creators of personalaties such as cartman, kenny eric, and kyle - munkee_linc97
Greatest of all time next to disney
This was the guy who practically invented cartoon gags. He created Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Droopy the Basset Hound among others.
More a director, but deserves the vote.
I'm suprised about the low ranking of arguably the inventor of edgy cartoon gags.
I LIKE THE ARTWORK HE CONTRIBUTED IN DRAGON BALL
AND FROM THEREON I DECIDED TO BECOME A TRUE ANIMATOR IN MY LIFE AND WORK HARD AS HIM.
I WISH I COULD EVER TALK TO HIM TO HOW TO BECOME LIKE HIM
IS he an animator? I thought he was an artist. - Goku02
This dude created a CLASSIC
Thanks for dbz make awesomeV 4 Comments
Ub stayed and helped walt Disney through all the trouble in their business
#1 in my opinion
Should be higher than 13th
Disneys number one animatorV 2 Comments
Is he the son of Joseph Barbara? I mean, his face at the picture was the next Scream painting.
Joe Barbera was one half of Hanna/Barbera.
Creator of King of the Hill and Beavis and Butthead. Both great shows and actually shows character development with humour also following it.
yeah, damn good animator and voice actor too - CrowdedChisel
Don Bluth's animations have a distinct whimsical style to them, most evident in his not so successful box office films such as Thumbelina (which even as I child, I have noticed the imagery to be beyond any other I've seen) and "A troll in Central Park". And "All dogs go to Heaven" (more critically acclaimed than the two I previously mentioned) is equally as stunning. Of coarse then there are his Stephen Spielberg films which did significantly well at the box office such as "An American Tale", when I watched this, my favorite part was the animations, I especially love Bluth's attention to detail. His movies are like magic, everything seems to glide and has a destination to reach.
I'm sure Don Bluth films was mistaken for a Disney films but I'm sure he is the "next of Walt Disney". Except Bluth's animation has different perspective and animations unlike Walt which both have magical moments. The difference? Well, the animation, the plots, and the some stuff. Also, his films have details than Walt does. I'm sure people thought his films are made by Disney but you are wrong.
Bluth is one of my favorite directors, however his movies are either amazing like secret of nimh and land before time or terrible like a troll in central park and thumbalina.
Although his animation style is beautiful and has unbelievable attention to detail. He truly doesn't get the credit he deserves, and I would love to see him make a return to the big screen
Definitely one of my favouritesV 3 Comments
Not quite as fantastic as Hayao Miyazaki, but still a very good director.
His film grave of the fireflies was beautiful and heartbreaking
I love his work
If it works with Walt then it works with me
The one who influenced me the most to become an animator
The guy who created Charlie Brown! - DA25
Max Fleischer has devoted his entire life to the animation than anybody else
Most underrated animator in my opinion, his style inspired everyone.
Nick Park has a good intention to create fabulous animated features and shorts and does not brag or spend large amounts of money on wasted items he has a good background and followed his heart to the top of his career as much money as he has rightfully earned he prefers life as simple as it maybe to fit in and not change himself atall hardly which I respect greatly.
The creator of one of the most original and funny animated series ever, his style and technique remains his and his only. As a major fan of stop-motion animation, I have no choice but to vote right here.
Nobody does stop motion animation quite like Nick Park and his Aardman studio. Creature Comforts, Morph, Chicken Run and Wallane & Grommit came from here. - jezza0
Not an animator but I would put him over Akira Toriyama simply because Toriyama only had 1 great Manga/Anime
Dragonball. For the people who want to count DBZ that is only a continuation of Dragonball not a separate entity. While Togashi created Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter X Hunter. Which have been 2 of the greatest Mangas ever with 2 story lines and even the protagonists are completely different in personality.
Dude this guy is amazing, he's really underrated he worked on rocko modern life and moved onto make one of the greatest and most popular cartoons of all time SpongeBob, and has cool interests and inspirations
The director of the Incredibles! - DA25
This guy is a legend. The Iron Giant, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, The Incredibles, Ratatouille are the many projects that he's been involed in!
So um... do people not know this guy? Because um... we seem to kow every other legend but this guy...
She made Steven Universe so she's automatically great
Creator Of Steven Universe
Best Shiw Evah
That evil lady, she is beating the 2016 PPG's! Listen to Julia Pott, she'll be better! - DA25
His full-bodies aren't really at the highest like that of Hayao Miyazaki or Walt Disney, but his dedication on his animation just shows how much he cares about his animations and such. He doesn't let anyone that watches animation be let down or be looked away from, but due to him making mostly stick figures, that gives him a thumbs down from many people. But, his cinematics, angles, and use of tools on Flash just shows what he is capable of. He is also the one person that got me into animating animations myself. Seriously, check out his latest stuff such as Final Fantasy : Last Mages animation in tribute to the original game series "Final Fantasy".
He isn't really an fb animator and he mostly animates stick figures, but due to his cinematics, and the way he animates them makes it look very decent and its quite entertaining, you should dig up some of his anims, he was also the one who inspired me to animateV 1 Comment
I wish you get under top 10
I never seen such a good perfect work, he is awesome...
This man made 3 shows. How many sucked? 0! He puts effort into his work and will stop at nothing to make good shows. - tiffanyfrozen5110
From 2 stupid dog toSuper-friends (dexter's lab) to power puff girls to Fosters home for imaginary friends to wonder over yonder.
This man has given a gift to three generations ask anyone from the 90s a show they liked they would say Power Puff girls 2000s Foster was a hilarious cartoon and wander over yonder is brilliant these are three shows hed created he should of been in the top 10 number if necessary
This man created my childhood favourites
One of the original animators for Tom and Jerry, Spence was known for his great action animation. He continued to work until his 80's. He is greatly missed.
He refused to work for Disney because of the bad working conditions there. Later it was said that Irven Spence was the one animator Disney couldn't get.
Bob Clampett is my favorite WB director, due to the fact, his animation was the best and no one made the characters funnier than he did! Bob himself was also a very nice and funny person. Bob deserve more praise! - Svampbob164
The creator of Beany and Cecil! - DA25
Has anyone seen how obsessed this guy is? 20 years in one film of passion, ultimately never properly finished: the thief and the cobbler. First truly amazing animation mixed with live action in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. For better or worse, he's devoted all of his life to the art
HUGE influence for every young animator.
Artist plain and simple
How is he not the best. have you ever seen thief and the cobbler?V 1 Comment
I have to give Joe props just for creating what is actually, in fact, quite possibly the single greatest cartoon series on the face of the Earth (or, at least, the United States). - xandermartin98
Ha hay, the creator of Rocko's Modern Life! - DA25
Monty is too low in this list amazing man and amazing work rip monty you will never leave our hearts and neither will your work
Monty was an amazing talent
Monty...what he made,with his dedication is just...a beauty beyond words. May he Rest In Peace.
I think he is the biggest tallent in this list...V 1 Comment
He does this stuff all on his own over the course of years, and though it's simplistic, it's got a smoothness to it that shows real talent. And this isn't even mentioning his artistic creativity and his wonderful writing.
This cartoonist has the ability to make his films both immensely funny and extremely emotional.
He should be higher up on the list. His work is fantastic.
He made Gravity Falls, enough said. But also, Disney called him after seeing his work on YouTube from his college days, He went to The California Institute of the Arts along with Pendelton Ward and some other good animators. That's all I have to say, bye...
The creator of Geavity Falls! - DA25
Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent!
Matty Mattel, and Sister Belle, and Go-Go Man Van Gogh.
He is so dark and mysterious! The way he makes the clay animation move and come to life and even interact with each other is amazing, I have no idea why he is higher... His creepy and sinister animation should be higher!
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