Top 10 Years for Animation

I'm a fan of animation. Anyone who doesn't know this by now obviously has not seen any of my lists or posts before. Anyway, there's just some years in history that proved to be monumental for the development and popularity of animation both in movies and in television. These are the greatest years for the medium of animation.

The Top Ten Years for Animation

1 1999

Also, Pokemon: The First Movie.

Best year for animation. - PeeledBanana

Movies: The Iron Giant, Toy Story 2, South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut, and Tarzan are released in theatres

T.V.: SpongeBob SquarePants, Futurama, Family Guy, Ed, Edd, n Eddy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Home Movies, and Rocket Power premier - phillysports

2 2001

Movies: Monsters, Inc., Shrek, Spirited Away, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Waking Life are released in theatres

T.V.: The Fairly OddParents, Samurai Jack, Invader Zim, The Proud Family, and Justice League premier - phillysports

3 2010

Movies: How To Train Your Dragon, Toy Story 3, Tangled, Despicable Me, and Megamind are released in theatres

T.V.: Adventure Time, Regular Show, Generator Rex, and Young Justice premier - phillysports

4 2014

Movies: The Lego Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, The Book of Life, The Boxtrolls, and When Marnie Was There are released in theatres

T.V.: Bojack Horseman and Over the Garden Wall premier - phillysports

5 2012

Movies: Wreck-It Ralph, ParaNorman, Brave, and Rise of the Guardians are released in theatres

T.V.: Gravity Falls, The Legend of Korra, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) premier - phillysports

6 2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

What a horrible year. - PeeledBanana

Get This Off Here, This Year Flat Out Sucked - VideoGamefan5

Movies: Zootopia, Finding Dory, Moana, Kung Fu Panda 3, and Sausage Party are released in theatres

T.V.: The Loud House and Milo Murphy's Law premier - phillysports

7 2004

Movies: The Incredibles, Shrek 2, The Polar Express, Howl's Moving Castle, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Channel Chasers, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Steamboy, and Scooby-Doo! and the Lochness Monster are released in theaters.

T.V.: Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Batman, Justice League Unlimited, Danny Phantom, Samurai Champloo, and Megas XLR premiere on television. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 1940

You cannot compare CGI with painstaking hand-animation. CGI is inferior in every way; artwork, color, natural movement... just not realistic.

Movies: Pinocchio and Fantasia are released in theatres

Shorts: "A Wild Hare": the first official Bugs Bunny cartoon is released - phillysports

9 1988

Movies: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, The Land Before Time, and Akira are released in theatres

T.V.: Garfield and Friends premiers - phillysports

10 1996

The Contenders

11 2005

Born in this year

Avatar The Last Airbender!

12 2009

Movies: Up, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, and Monsters vs. Aliens are released in theatres

T.V.: Archer premiers - phillysports

13 1986

Movies: The Great Mouse Detective, An American Tail, Castle in the Sky are released in theatres

T.V.: Dragon Ball, The Real Ghostbusters, - phillysports

14 2007

The Simpsons Movie premiered. - jezza0

15 1995

This year didn't have a lot of animated movies, but Toy Story makes up for it.

16 2003

Let's see...

Video Games: F-Zero GX, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando... And more... Lots of great video games made or released this year.

T.V.: Sonic X, F-Zero: GP Legend and the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Movies: Don't know, but I'm pretty sure that there are some good movies released this year.

17 1997

The year that South Park and King of the Hill were first on air.

18 1989

The Simpsons first started with Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire and Aardman introduced us to Wallace & Gromit's antics in A Grand Day Out. - jezza0

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