Cartoons in the Cinema – the Greatest Animated Films

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It’s
70 years since that mischievous scamp Pinocchio, one of Disney’s
best-loved characters, first enchanted cinema audiences, and to
mark the anniversary the film has been digitally restored for a
new DVD release on March 9. But which are the greatest big-screen
cartoon creations? Here are the contenders…

The Oscar
winners

Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs
(1938)

Disney’s
first full-length feature (Pinocchio was the second) picked up a
special award at the 11th Academy Awards, having been recognised
as “a significant innovation, which has charmed millions and
pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture
cartoon.”

Who
Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988)

Before they
had an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Richard Williams received
a “special achievement” award for directing the animated
sequences in a film that will forever be best-remembered for the
pneumatic seductress Jessica Rabbit, the sexiest 2D character ever.

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March
2, 2009

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