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James P.Sullivan
06-24-2014, 02:09 AM
So I was recently thinking about mine, and thought it'd be interesting to know yours...

Without further ado, I present:

The Top 10 Animated Film Scores
You Couldn't Live Without






I'll start this all off with mine:

1. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - Hans Zimmer, 2002
2. Wall-E - Thomas Newman, 2008
3. Toy Story 3 - Randy Newman, 2010
4. Ice Age - David Newman, 2002
5. Ice Age 3 - John Powell, 2009
6. Cars - Randy Newman, 2006
7. Alvin And The Chipmunks - Christopher Lennertz, 2007
8. Monsters, Inc. - Randy Newman, 2001
9. Ratatouille - Michael Giacchino, 2007
10. How To Train Your Dragon - John Powell, 2010

It was a pretty hard job choosing, as I have so many, and to be honest these aren't in much of a particular order.

And there were some very close runners up:

Bolt - John Powell, 2008
Ice Age 2 - John Powell, 2006
Rio - John Powell, 2011
Madagascar - Hans Zimmer, 2005
Cars 2 - Michael Giacchino, 2011
Chicken Run - John Powell, 2000
Stuart Little - Alan Silvestri, 1999
Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman, 2003
Despicable Me - Heitor Pereira, 2010
Megamind - Hans Zimmer, 2010
Over The Hedge - Rupert Gregson-Williams, 2006
Planes - Mark Mancina, 2013


Please post your Top 10 below - I'd love to see your choices!

You don't even have to have as many as ten choices - it could just be your top two or three.
(If you have hundreds, like me, please just list the top 10, and then some runners up.)

Start posting, and have fun! :)

At the end of one month, I will assess all the posts on the thread and reveal the Top 10 most popular animated film scores and also the most popular composer.

DjawadiFan
06-24-2014, 02:36 AM
The Lion King - Hans Zimmer, 1994

Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman, 2003

The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri, 2004

A Christmas Carol - Alan Silvestri, 2009

Tangled - Alan Menken, 2010.

James P.Sullivan
06-24-2014, 02:52 AM
The Lion King - Hans Zimmer, 1994

I still feel ashamed - I haven't yet seen The Lion King. I'm hoping to next week, though. :)

Thanks for the first comment!

ggctuk2005
06-24-2014, 02:54 AM
I still feel ashamed - I haven't yet seen The Lion King. I'm hoping to next week, though. :)

Thanks for the first comment!

Once you've done that, go out and buy the Legacy soundtrack that's out today :D

James P.Sullivan
06-24-2014, 03:01 AM
Once you've done that, go out and buy the Legacy soundtrack that's out today :D

Will do! :) What are your Top 10?

benuit
06-24-2014, 03:13 AM
with changing preference ...

Walhalla - Ron Goodwin (1986)

The Iron Giant - Michael Kamen (1999)

The Land Before Time - James Horner (1988)

How To Train Your Dragon - John Powell (2010)

The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino (2004)


... and many more with music by Jerry Goldsmith (Mulan, Nimh, Looney Tunes), Randy Newman (Toy Story 1-3), Alan Silvestri (Beowulf, A Christmas Carol),
Alan Menken & Howard Ashman (The Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) and not to be forgotten Alexandre Desplats fantastic score to "Rise of the Guardians"

... and Michael Giacchino (Up, Ratatouille), John Powell (Ice Age 2-4, Horton hears a who, The Lorax), James Horner (An American Tail 1-2,...),...

ggctuk2005
06-24-2014, 04:18 AM
Will do! :) What are your Top 10?

That's a toughie to put into order, so I won't put them in order:

The Lion King (Hans Zimmer, 1994)
Digimon: The Movie (Udi Harpaz and Amotz Plessner, 2000)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Danny Elfman, 1993)
Bambi (Frank Churchill and Edward H. Plumb, 1943)
Fantasia (Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1940)
Aladdin (Alan Menken, 1992)
Toy Story (Randy Newman, 1995)
The Jungle Book (George Bruns, 1967)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (Nick Glennie-Smith, 1998)
Bambi II (Bruce Broughton, 2006)

Honourable Mentions:
Summer Wars (Akihiko Matsumoto, 2009)
Wolf Children (Takagi Masakatsu, 2012)
The Iron Giant (Michael Kamen, 1999)

Marvelous
06-24-2014, 05:16 AM
my list...

1 - Transformers The Movie (Vince DiCola)
2 - Beauty And The Beast (Ashman & Menken)
3 - Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Menken & Schwartz)
4 - Titan A.E. (Graeme Revell)
5 - The Polar Express (Alan Silvestri)
6 - Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, score by Christophe Beck.)
7 - Thumbelina (Barry Manilow)
8 - Anastasia (Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, score by David Newman)
9 - The Little Mermaid (Ashman & Menken)
10 - Sailor Moon S The Movie (Not sure of the composer)

ggctuk2005
06-24-2014, 05:20 AM
10 - Sailor Moon S The Movie (Not sure of the composer)

Takanori Arisawa, who also did the work for the Japanese version of Digimon. Sadly, he passed away nine years ago :(

otter3
06-24-2014, 06:16 AM
George Bruns - The Aristocats (1970)
Bruce Broughton - The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Hans Zimmer - The Lion King (1994)
Jerry Goldsmith - Mulan (1998)
Randy Newman - A Bug's Life (1998)
James Newton Howard - Treasure Planet (2002)
Don Harper - The Lion King 1½ (2004)
Joel McNeely - Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Michael Giacchino - Ratatouille (2007)
Christophe Beck - Frozen (2013)
John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Runners up:
Robert Folk - A Troll in Central Park (1994)
David Newman - Anastasia (1997)
Alan Silvestri - Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Patrick Doyle - Brave (2012)

James P.Sullivan
06-24-2014, 06:24 AM
George Bruns - The Aristocats (1970)
Bruce Broughton - The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Jerry Goldsmith - Mulan (1998)
Randy Newman - A Bug's Life (1998)
James Newton Howard - Treasure Planet (2002)
Don Harper - The Lion King 1½ (2004)
Joel McNeely - Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Michael Giacchino - Ratatouille (2007)
Christophe Beck - Frozen (2013)
John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Runners up:
Robert Folk - A Troll in Central Park (1994)
David Newman - Anastasia (1997)

Nice choices! :)

Starfleet
06-24-2014, 06:39 AM
Some great movie as been forgotten by the west, but here my list

01-The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (Gérard Calvi)
02-Princess Mononoke (Joe Hisaishi)
03-The Lion King (Hans Zimmer)
04-The Cat Returns (Yuuji Nomi)
05-Un Monstre A Paris (Patrice Renson & M)
06-From up on Poppy hill (Satochi Takebe)
07-How to train your Dragon (John Powell)
08-Haibane Renmei
09-Wolf Children ()
10-Howl's Moving Castle (Joe Hisaishi()

Why nobody include one of great Asterix movie in the list yet. "The Place That Sends You Mad" ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) is the perfect replica of your present bureaucracy.
Let's not forget the "Arsenic cake" ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) song. What a great way to make a cake, deadly !

The movie from the "Studio Ghibli" are incredible work, sad that Disney have the right and send the film out of the way just for then to make profit with the own movies.

Are a list, great pleasure I have to view these movies except those of Takahana.
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of Wind
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki Delivery's Service
Porco Rosso
Whisper of the Heart
Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away
The Cats Return
Howl's Moving Castle
Tales of the EarthSea
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Arrietty the Borrower
From Up on Poppy
The Wind Rises (Ultimate movie of Hayao Miyazaki)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Ocean Waves
Only Yesterday
Grave of the Fireflies (don't view this movie with children, period after-war japan -> sad movie)
Pom Poko
My Neighbors the Yamadas

Some interesting japanese work, some old and new :
Garden of Words
Wolf Children
Haibane Renmei
Swan Lake (1981) -> also know in Japan : Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi

"Un Monstre à Paris" is a incredible french animated, great sound, I open the thread myself on that soundtrack ([Only registered and activated users can see links]).

Enjoy !

James P.Sullivan
06-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Some great movie as been forgotten by the west, but here my list

01-The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (Gérard Calvi)
02-Princess Mononoke (Joe Hisaishi)
03-The Lion King (Hans Zimmer)
04-The Cat Returns (Yuuji Nomi)
05-Un Monstre A Paris (Patrice Renson & M)
06-From up on Poppy hill (Satochi Takebe)
07-How to train your Dragon (John Powell)
08-Haibane Renmei
09-Wolf Children ()
10-Howl's Moving Castle (Joe Hisaishi()

Why nobody include one of great Asterix movie in the list yet. "The Place That Sends You Mad" ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) is the perfect replica of your present bureaucracy.
Let's not forget the "Arsenic cake" ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) song. What a great way to make a cake, deadly !

The movie from the "Studio Ghibli" are incredible work, sad that Disney have the right and send the film out of the way just for then to make profit with the own movies.

Are a list, great pleasure I have to view these movies except those of Takahana.
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of Wind
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki Delivery's Service
Porco Rosso
Whisper of the Heart
Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away
The Cats Return
Howl's Moving Castle
Tales of the EarthSea
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Arrietty the Borrower
From Up on Poppy
The Wind Rises (Ultimate movie of Hayao Miyazaki)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Ocean Waves
Only Yesterday
Grave of the Fireflies (don't view this movie with children, period after-war japan -> sad movie)
Pom Poko
My Neighbors the Yamadas

Some interesting japanese work, some old and new :
Garden of Words
Wolf Children
Haibane Renmei
Swan Lake (1981) -> also know in Japan : Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi

"Un Monstre à Paris" is a incredible french animated, great sound, I open the thread myself on that soundtrack ([Only registered and activated users can see links]).

Enjoy !

Thanks for that info! :)

amh1219
06-24-2014, 01:07 PM
The exact order of these can change a little bit based on my mood, etc, but these are definitely my top 11 animated scores:

How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Incredibles
Mulan
WALL-E
The Land Before Time
The Lion King
Kung Fu Panda
Monsters University
Monsters, Inc.

I also really wish there was an OST for Disney's Robin Hood.

James P.Sullivan
06-24-2014, 01:11 PM
The exact order of these can change a little bit based on my mood, etc, but these are definitely my top 11 animated scores:

How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Incredibles
Mulan
WALL-E
The Land Before Time
The Lion King
Kung Fu Panda
Monsters University
Monsters, Inc.

I also really wish there was an OST for Disney's Robin Hood.

What a selection! Thanks for posting! :D

Starfleet
06-24-2014, 07:02 PM
It's that just me or only few people explore animated movie outside of the American industry catalogue !!!

DAKoftheOTA
06-24-2014, 07:26 PM
In no particular order, save for #1

1.) The Lion King
2.) WALL•E
3.) Finding Nemo
4.) Up
5.) Surf's Up
6.) The Polar Express
7.) The Prince of Egypt
8.) Shrek
9.) Chicken Run
10.) The Nightmare Before Christmas

Lockdown
06-24-2014, 07:53 PM
La Luna
The Lion King
Turbo
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave
How To Train Your Dragon
The Incredibles
Babe
The Dark Knight Returns
Despicable Me

(I don't know an order, and I don't know whether or not this is my real list, but anyways..)

Robin4
06-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Not sure about the others, but #1 for me has to be Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which also happens to be the greatest Batman movie ever made.

James P.Sullivan
06-24-2014, 11:54 PM
In no particular order, save for #1

1.) The Lion King
2.) WALL•E
3.) Finding Nemo
4.) Up
5.) Surf's Up
6.) The Polar Express
7.) The Prince of Egypt
8.) Shrek
9.) Chicken Run
10.) The Nightmare Before Christmas


La Luna
The Lion King
Turbo
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave
How To Train Your Dragon
The Incredibles
Babe
The Dark Knight Returns
Despicable Me

(I don't know an order, and I don't know whether or not this is my real list, but anyways..)

Thanks chaps! There are some great scores coming out of the woodwork...

Tchaikovsky
06-25-2014, 12:20 AM
Here are mine:

#HEAVY METAL by Elmer Bernstein
#MASK OF THE PHANTASM by Shirley Walker (I agree with Robin4, this is one of the best Batman movies ever!)
#AKIRA by Shoji Yamashiro
#PRINCESS MONONOKE by Joe Hisaishi
#THE INCREDIBLES by Michael Giacchino
#FIRE AND ICE by William Kraft
#LE JOUR DES CORNEILLES by Simon Leclerc
#SECRET OF N.I.M.H. by Jerry Goldsmith
#THE LAND BEFORE TIME by James Horner
#And all the wonderful music from the old masters of Disney films like Leigh Harline, Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace, George Bruns and the Sherman-Brothers!

I'm not shure if this counts as an animated film, bur if, then THE DARK CRYSTAL by Trevor Jones must be in this list too!!
And an honorary mention goes to John Williams' THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN"! ;)

TotheLastShot
06-25-2014, 12:45 AM
1. Pinocchio - Leigh Harline & Paul J. Smith
2. Horton Hears a Who - John Powell (severely underrated, for me Powell's best work)
3. Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
4. Howl's Moving Castle - Joe Hisaishi
5. The Lion King - Hans Zimmer & Elton John
6. How to Train Your Dragon - John Powell
7. Nocturna - Nicolas Errèra
8. The Nightmare Before Christmas - Danny Elfman
9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Marks
10. The Brave Little Toaster - David Newman & Van Dyke Parks


Honorable mentions:
Igor - Patrick Doyle
The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino
The Adventures of Tintin - John Williams
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea - Joe Hisaishi
Shrek - John Powell & Harry Gregson-Williams
The Prince of Egypt - Hans Zimmer & Stephen Schwartz
Mulan - Jerry Goldsmith & Matthew Wilder
Anastasia - David Newman & Stephen Flaherty
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Alan Menken
Pocahontas - Alan Menken
Kung Fu Panda - John Powell - Hans Zimmer
Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind - Joe Hisaishi
The Snowman - Howard Blake
The Jungle Book - George Bruns & The Sherman Brothers
The Land Before Time - James Horner
Laputa: Castle in the Sky - Joe Hisaishi

James P.Sullivan
06-25-2014, 02:20 AM
I'm not sure if this counts as an animated film, but if, then THE DARK CRYSTAL by Trevor Jones must be in this list too!!

I'd never heard of The Dark Crystal before, but I've just watched the trailer, and now the first 10 minutes of the film on YouTube - it looks awesome! I love films like that! I'll have to finish watching it at some point soon! And the score did sound great, so I've made that your tenth choice on my list. It certainly qualifies as an animation! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Zeratul13
06-25-2014, 06:14 AM
how to train your dragon 1 (have not listened for 2...)
incredibles
lion king
mulan
beauty and the beast
hunchback of notre dame
spirit
anastasia
kung fu panda 1 (2 also good, but not liking so much)
ratatouille

those are 10 for me, though not ordered. very many good animated ost :)

Plutopurto
06-25-2014, 08:33 AM
1. The Incredibles
2. Up
3. How to Train Your Dragon
4. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
5. Toy Story 2
6. WALL-E
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2
8. Monster House
9. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - (Edit - I was screaming I forgot this John Williams score!!!!)
10. ParaNorman

mallet
06-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Here's my (almost) anti-Disney list :)

1. Joe Hisaishi - My Neighbor Totoro
2. Joe Hisaishi - Princess Mononoke
3. Joe Hisaishi - Spirited Away
4. Michel Legrand & Vladimir Cosma - Oum le Dauphin Blanc
5. James Horner - Land Befor Time
6. Trevor Jones - Dark Crystal
7. Elmer Bernstein - Heavy Metal
8. Joe Hisaishi - Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
9. Vladimir Cosma - Les Mondes Engloutis
10. Michel Legrand - Il était une fois... L'espace

That's 10, just a couple more
11. Alan Menken - Little Mermaid
12. Wojciech Kilar ‎– Le Roi Et L'Oiseau

otter3
06-25-2014, 11:24 AM
It's that just me or only few people explore animated movie outside of the American industry catalogue !!!
I grew up with Disney, Croatian (The Elm-Chanted Forest, The Magician's Hat, Professor Balthazar), Czech (Krtek, A je to!) and Polish (Reksio) animated films. But the most memorable music, which I listen to on a regular basis, is the one I listed.

mallet
06-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Being from Poland, I was also considering Polish and Czech animations, but these are mostly unknown (I think) outside Eastern Europe. Music is sadly unreleased and I think it will never be released. Polish composers are great (even music for kids was beautiful), you mentioned Reksio, but also Bolek i Lolek, Miś Kolargol, Baltazar Gąbka, Miś Uszatek (very popular in ... Japan!) and many more had wonderful music.

Also Czech animations had lovely music Krtek and A je to! were I supposed most popular, but also Rumcajs, Křemílek and Vochomůrka, Vodník Česílko, O makové panence a motýlu Emanuelovi.
And don't forget Russian animation, but here music was not so prominent, as far as I can remember.

Somehow I still prefer our Eastern music to Disney. Well, but that's just me. Ech, memories...

DICEY69
06-27-2014, 02:38 PM
01. Kung Fu Panda
02. Madagascar
03. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
04. Dragon Hunters
05. How to Train Your Dragon
06. My Neighbor Totoro
07. Alice in Wonderland
08. Arrietty the Borrower
09. Steamboy
10. Rango

James P.Sullivan
06-27-2014, 02:44 PM
01. Kung Fu Panda
02. Madagascar
03. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
04. Dragon Hunters
05. How to Train Your Dragon
06. My Neighbor Totoro
07. Alice in Wonderland
08. Arrietty the Borrower
09. Steamboy
10. Rango

Nice selection! Thanks for posting. :)

DICEY69
06-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Nice selection! Thanks for posting. :)

my pleasure :)
thanx for the thread
cool idea!
a few runners up [if I may]:
Up!
Wall-E
Megamind
Rio
Finding Nemo

James P.Sullivan
06-28-2014, 01:42 PM
my pleasure :)
thanx for the thread
cool idea!
a few runners up [if I may]:

No problem. Runner ups are fine, as long as there aren't hundreds. :)

bialywilk
06-29-2014, 02:43 AM
There are many great animations, but imho these are best (visually, musically and emotionally)

1: How to train your dragon 2 - John Powell
2: How to train your dragon - John Powell
3: Lion King - Hans Zimmer
4: Secret of the N.I.M.H. - Jerry Goldsmith
5: Fantasia - Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra
6: Prince of Egypt - Hans Zimmer & Stephen Schwartz
7: Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi
8: 9 - Deborah Lurie
9: Hunchback Of Notre Dame -Menken & Schwartz
10: Kung Fu Panda - Hans Zimmer
11: Atlantis (?)

James P.Sullivan
06-29-2014, 02:54 AM
07. Alice in Wonderland

Which one?!

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There are many great animations, but imho these are best (visually, musically and emotionally)

1: How to train your dragon 2 - John Powell
2: How to train your dragon - John Powell
3: Lion King - Hans Zimmer
4: Secret of the N.I.M.H. - Jerry Goldsmith
5: Fantasia - Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra
6: Prince of Egypt - Hans Zimmer & Stephen Schwartz
7: Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi
8: 9 - Deborah Lurie
9: Hunchback Of Notre Dame -Menken & Schwartz
10: Kung Fu Panda - Hans Zimmer
11: Atlantis (?)

Thanks! This really is getting interesting. :)

DICEY69
06-29-2014, 08:34 AM
Which one?!

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Filmtracks: Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman) ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

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There are many great animations, but imho these are best (visually, musically and emotionally)
(...)
8: 9 - Deborah Lurie
(...)
11: Atlantis (?)

NINE is cool, no doubt!
Atlantis by J.Newton-Howard?

James P.Sullivan
06-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Filmtracks: Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman) ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

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NINE is cool, no doubt!
Atlantis by J.Newton-Howard?

Ah, the Tim Burton one. Not the Disney Classic.

And yes, I've assumed it's Newton Howard's Atlantis. Is there another one out there?

DICEY69
06-29-2014, 08:58 AM
Ah, the Tim Burton one. Not the Disney Classic.

And yes, I've assumed it's Newton Howard's Atlantis. Is there another one out there?

You're bit dissapointed... I like the chorus motives - repetitive but make me alive & kickin'
I'm not sure maybe this one: [Only registered and activated users can see links] - ATLANTIS: THE LAST DAYS OF KAPTARA by PETER BATEMAN ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

James P.Sullivan
06-29-2014, 09:02 AM
You're bit dissapointed... I like the chorus motives - repetitive but make me alive & kickin'
I'm not sure maybe this one: [Only registered and activated users can see links] - ATLANTIS: THE LAST DAYS OF KAPTARA by PETER BATEMAN ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Not disappointed - I haven't seen either film, so I don't know their scores.

Yeah, maybe. We'll have to wait and see...

bialywilk
07-02-2014, 04:56 AM
Not disappointed - I haven't seen either film, so I don't know their scores.

Yeah, maybe. We'll have to wait and see...

Yes i meant J. Newton Howard Atlantis :)

Ah i forgot to point somewhere one of the most epic animation i saw (maybe because its hard to take this as children movie):

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie by Adam Harvey

crazyackleholic
07-03-2014, 05:24 PM
1. The Lion King (1994, Hans Zimmer) (my favorite score EVER, not just my favorite animation score)
2. Coraline (2009, Bruno Coulais)
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, Danny Elfman)
4. Cinderella (1950, Oliver Wallace)
5. Despicable Me 2 (2013, Heitor Pereira)
6. Lilo & Stitch (2002, Alan Silvestri)
7. Beauty and the Beast (1991, Alan Menken)
8. The Simpsons Movie (2007, Hans Zimmer)
9. Kung Fu Panda (2008, Hans Zimmer & John Powell)
10. Beetlejuice (1988, Danny Elfman) (I know it's not an animation film hence why I put it last. Although it is a live-action movie the score has a very "cartoony" style so it just felt right to include it here.)

With the exception of the first 3, I have no specific order for these.

McGlynn
07-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Where's the DC/WB Animation love, guys? ;)

Anyways...here's my top 10:

1. Spirited Away (Joe Hisaishi)
2. Princess Mononoke (Joe Hisaishi)
3. Beauty & The Beast (Alan Menken)
4. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (Kristopher Carter)
5. Laputa Castle in the Sky USA version (Joe Hisaishi)
6. Transformers: The Movie (Vince DiCola)
7. Mulan (Jerry Goldsmith)
8. Nausicaa & The Valley of the Wind (Joe Hisaishi)
9. Batman TAS: Mask of Phantasm (Shirley Walker)
10. Ducktales: The Movie (David Newman) ---> Never released :(

Honorable mentions and as good as a lot of my choices in my top 10 (depends on my mood :p)
- Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Yoko Kanno)
- The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino)
- Nightmare Before Christmas (Danny Elfman)
- Howl's Moving Castle (Hisaishi)
- Ponyo (Hisaishi)
- The Black Cauldron (Elmer Bernstein)
- All classic Alan Menken score's (Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Hercules etc)
- Tarzan (Mark Mancina)
- Tiny Toons How I Spent My Vacation (Bruce Broughton) ---> Never released :(
- Ratatouille (Giacchino)
- Batman TAS: SubZero (Michael McCuistion)
- The Great Mouse Detective (Henry Mancini)
- The Iron Giant (Michael Kamen)
- Tokyo Godfathers (Keiichi Suzuki) ---> also the composer of Earthbound ;)
- The Rescuers Down Under (Bruce Broughton)
- Perfect Blue (Masahiro Ikumi)
- Als je Begrijpt Wat Ik Bedoel or (english title) The Dragon That Wasn't (Or Was He?) ---> Dutch animated movie
Composed by a dutch composer "Herman Schoonderwalt". Sadly this score has never been released and it's gorgeous!!

Sanico
07-03-2014, 06:19 PM
My list...

My Neighbor Totoro - Joe Hisaishi
Kiki's Delivery Service - Joe Hisaishi
Spirited Away - Joe Hisaishi
Howl's Moving Castle - Joe Hisaishi
Mulan - Jerry Goldsmith
The Secret of NIMH - Jerry Goldsmith
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Alan Menken
Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Whisper of the Heart - Yuji Nomi
The Lion King - Hans Zimmer

Starfleet
07-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Now I am happy to see many title from Studio Ghibli popping in the list !

SpectroMagical
07-03-2014, 07:02 PM
...I haven't yet seen The Lion King...

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Utter travesty... Probably my favorite animated movie, and Broadway show, and Animal Kingdom stage show...

My top 10, off the top of my head, are:

1) Frozen
2) Lion King
3) Hunchback of Notre Dame
4) Tangled
5) Mulan
6) Beauty and the Beast
7) Aladdin
8) Hercules
9) Brave
10) Pocahontas

crazyackleholic
07-03-2014, 07:13 PM
...I haven't yet seen The Lion King...[Only registered and activated users can see links]

That was my exact reaction when I read it.

Sanico
07-03-2014, 07:16 PM
I still feel ashamed - I haven't yet seen The Lion King. I'm hoping to next week, though. :)

Thanks for the first comment!

Don't feel ashamed for never seen some popular movie.

For example, i know people that have never seen Star Wars! My dad is one of them, "don't wanna see crazy movies with starships" he says :D

someonefun124
07-03-2014, 07:41 PM
1. Beauty and the Beast
2. Hunchback of Notre Dame
3. The Little Mermaid
4. Pocahontas
5. Aladdin
6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
7. Tangled
8. The Lion King
9. The Secret of NIMH or Mulan
10. The Adventures of TinTin

McGlynn
07-04-2014, 03:46 AM
I've seen the Lion King, but it's my least favorite Disney movie (ever made?). It's ok, but somehow I'm not a fan....never really understood all the praise it gets.

James P.Sullivan
07-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Don't feel ashamed for never seen some popular movie.

For example, i know people that have never seen Star Wars! My dad is one of them, "don't wanna see crazy movies with starships" he says :D

Haha, well I haven't seen Star Wars either! <cringes waiting for reaction from die-hard SW fans>

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Utter travesty... Probably my favorite animated movie, and Broadway show, and Animal Kingdom stage show...

Haha, well, I'll make sure to see it soon. Tonight I'm off to see HTTYD 2!

ROBOT-EOS
07-12-2014, 01:13 AM
My bests list:
- Hunchback of Notre Damme (Alan Menken)
- Steamboy (Steve Jablonsky)
- Pocahontas (Alan Menken)
- Dinosaur (James Newton Howard)
- The Land Before Time (James Horner)
- How to train Your Dragon 1 and 2 (John Powell)
- The Rescues Down Under (Bruce Broughton)
- An American Tail (James Horner)
- Ratatouille (Michael Giacchino)
- Prince of Egypt (Hans Zimmer)

Lukky
07-12-2014, 04:12 AM
1. The Prince of Egypt — Hans Zimmer
2. Mulan — Jerry Goldsmith
3. The Lion King — Hans Zimmer
4. Finding Nemo — Thomas Newman
5. Anastasia — David Newman
6. Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron — Hans Zimmer
7. Dinosaur — James Newton Howard
8. Pocahontas — Alan Menken
9. A Christmas Carol — Alan Silvestri
10.WALL•E — Thomas Newman

(The Lion King 2, Tarzan, Hercules, Mulan II, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar 2 & 3, Tangled, A Bug's Life, Garfield: The Movie, How to Train Your Dragon)

kooke
07-12-2014, 06:58 AM
If we counted the number of listens ever, Alan Menken would fill most of my list, but these are the ten I've played more often lately, in alphabetical order:

Aladdin ─ Alan Menken
Anastasia ─ David Newman
Atlantis ─ James Newton Howard
Beowulf ─ Alan Silvestri
Epic ─ Danny Elfman
How To Train Your Dragon (1&2) ─ John Powell
Planes ─ Mark Mancina
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn ─ John Williams
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame ─ Alan Menken
The Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole ─ David Hirschfelder

Nice thread, James and all. I've enjoyed many of those favorite scores, but there are a bunch of them that I've never listened to, and this comes handy to do a list.

James P.Sullivan
07-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Many thanks for all your contributions, guys! It's certainly turning into a very interesting list! :D Can't wait to post the results in a couple of weeks!

crazyackleholic
07-12-2014, 12:51 PM
I've seen the Lion King, but it's my least favorite Disney movie (ever made?). It's ok, but somehow I'm not a fan....never really understood all the praise it gets.

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James (The Disney Guy)
07-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Wow What A Question LOL Well

1. The Lion King - Hans Zimmer
2. Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menkin
3. Aladdin - Alan Menkin
4. Bambi - Frank Churchill, Larry Morley & Ed Plumb
5. Pinocchio - Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith
6. Tinker Bell - Joel McNeely
7. Pocahontas - Alan Menkin
8. Sleeping Beauty - George Bruns
9. The Great Mouse Detective - Henry Mancini
10. Lilo And Stitch - Alan Silvestri

McGlynn
07-12-2014, 02:05 PM
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Monsters Inc. is fantastic though...Monsters University as well. ;)

Maybe it's the setting or the Elton John songs...I don't know. Lion King never really clicked with me. I do have the blu-ray, but I rarely watch it (I have all Disney movies released on Blu-ray).

James P.Sullivan
07-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Monsters Inc. is fantastic though...Monsters University as well. ;)

Maybe it's the setting or the Elton John songs...I don't know. Lion King never really clicked with me. I do have the blu-ray, but I rarely watch it (I have all Disney movies released on Blu-ray).

I love both Monsters scores by Randy Newman - have you posted your top 10 here yet? Sorry, I can't remember everyone who's posted! :)

McGlynn
07-12-2014, 03:08 PM
I love both Monsters scores by Randy Newman - have you posted your top 10 here yet? Sorry, I can't remember everyone who's posted! :)

Yeah, on page 2 ;)

James P.Sullivan
07-24-2014, 02:12 AM
Ok, well, one month is up. However, because I'm really very busy at the moment, I think I'll give it another week or so before I post the results. So if you haven't already posted your Top 10 Animated Film Scores, please do!

James P.Sullivan
07-28-2014, 10:45 AM
Well, time's up, the results are in, and voting is now CLOSED.

Here are the Top 10 Animated Film Scores, chosen by you.

For The Top 10 Composers short-list, click here ([Only registered and activated users can see links]).

A big thank-you to everyone who contributed their votes over the last month! The results are certainly worth a good look...


THE TOP 10 ANIMATED FILM SCORES



We have...

In Joint 10th Place:


Monsters, Inc. - Randy Newman

A Christmas Carol - Alan Silvestri

Bambi - Frank Churchill & Edward H. Plumb

The Jungle Book - George Bruns

The Lion King II - Nick Glennie-Smith

Transformers: The Movie - Vince DiCola

a bug’s life - Randy Newman

Shrek - John Powell & Harry Gregson Williams

Chicken Run - John Powell & Harry Gregson Williams

Despicable Me - Heitor Pereira

Heavy Metal - Elmer Bernstein

The Dark Crystal - Trevor Jones

Pinocchio - Leigh Harline & Paul J. Smith

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea - Joe Hisaishi

Madagascar - Hans Zimmer

Steamboy - Steve Jablonsky

Megamind - Hans Zimmer

Rio - John Powell

Atlantis - James Newton Howard

Planes - Mark Mancina

Lilo & Stitch - Alan Silvestri

Tarzan - Mark Mancina

The Great Mouse Detective - Henry Mancini

Dinosaur - James Newton Howard

Legend of the Guardians - David Hirschfelder


In Joint 9th Place:


The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri

The Iron Giant - Michael Kamen

Frozen - Christophe Beck

The Rescuers Down Under - Bruce Broughton

Howl's Moving Castle - Joe Hisaishi

Up - Michael Giacchino

Brave - Patrick Doyle

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Shirley Walker

Secret of N.I.M.H. - Jerry Goldsmith

My Neighbor Totoro - Joe Hisaishi

Spirited Away - Joe Hisaishi

Hercules - Alan Menken


In Joint 8th Place:


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - Hans Zimmer

Tangled - Alan Menken



In Joint 7th Place:


Ratatouille - Michael Giacchino

Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman

The Land Before Time - James Horner

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Danny Elfman

The Little Mermaid - Alan Menken

The Prince of Egypt - Hans Zimmer

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - John Williams

Pocahontas - Alan Menken

Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi



In Joint 6th Place:


WALL-E - Thomas Newman

How To Train Your Dragon 2 - John Powell

Aladdin - Alan Menken

Anastasia - David Newman

Kung Fu Panda - Hans Zimmer & John Powell



AND NOW FOR THE TOP 5



In Joint 5th Place:

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The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino


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Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken




In 4th Place:

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - Alan Menken



In 3rd Place:



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Mulan - Jerry Goldsmith




In 2nd Place:


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How To Train Your Dragon - John Powell







And finally, the moment you've all been waiting for...






(not that this is really a surprise, but...)



In 1st Place:

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The Lion King - Hans Zimmer

McGlynn
07-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Really cool how you did this!! Although the outcome is bit boring (The #1 being Lion King ;) ) .....it's definitely something that should be done more on the forums!

Great job, James P. Sullivan! :D :D

crazyackleholic
07-28-2014, 11:54 AM
Yay! The Lion King came in 1st! :)

kooke
07-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Yes, James. Very cool, with the images in the spoilers and all the suspense through it. Applause, thank you.

DAKoftheOTA
07-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Very nice. We all knew The Lion King would come in 1st place, and I'm happy it did. I did not expect The Hunchback of Notre Dame to come in 4th, that was a surprise. Also a little disappointed WALL•E came in 6th, but at least a lot of people voted for it.

James P.Sullivan
07-29-2014, 01:52 AM
Very nice. We all knew The Lion King would come in 1st place, and I'm happy it did. I did not expect The Hunchback of Notre Dame to come in 4th, that was a surprise. Also a little disappointed WALL•E came in 6th, but at least a lot of people voted for it.

Yes, I have to say, I really have no experience of the old Disney classics, so I was surprised at the results (although The Lion King was predictable). I'm glad HTTYD came in 2nd. I'll have to give Lion King a listen at some point. :) And yes, WALL-E deserves a higher spot, but 6th isn't bad. I was annoyed it didn't come in at least 5th so that I could do a logo for it. :)

lordtalien
08-02-2014, 03:10 PM
I just found this thread...but I have to add one that is high on my list.

Lord of the Rings by Leonard Rosenman (I'm surprised no one else mentioned this...I listen to it often)

The rest of my 10 were covered by others...but if the Dark Crystal counts, then I have to add the Harryhausen classics (both by Bernard Herrmann):
7th Voyage of Sinbad
and Jason and the Argonauts

kooke
08-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Good, good, lordtalien, the show must go on!

James: please, tell people that they still can (must!) post their lists. ;)

James P.Sullivan
08-03-2014, 05:54 AM
I just found this thread...but I have to add one that is high on my list.

Lord of the Rings by Leonard Rosenman (I'm surprised no one else mentioned this...I listen to it often)

The rest of my 10 were covered by others...but if the Dark Crystal counts, then I have to add the Harryhausen classics (both by Bernard Herrmann):
7th Voyage of Sinbad
and Jason and the Argonauts

I love Rosenman's LOTR! Can't believe I forgot about it! :)

Another old one I really like, from the same year, is Watership Down by Angela Morley (and Malcolm Williamson). Anybody else here know about it?

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James: please, tell people that they still can (must!) post their lists. ;)

Let me think about it. :)

kooke
08-03-2014, 06:58 AM
In case I gave the wrong impression, I'd never ask you to compile more lists nor do anything else. Simply, it would be nice to keep reading about which animation scores people like.

James P.Sullivan
08-03-2014, 10:32 AM
In case I gave the wrong impression, I'd never ask you to compile more lists nor do anything else. Simply, it would be nice to keep reading about which animation scores people like.

Alright, but give me a few days to get the composers results posted here before you all go wild. After that, feel free to post lists, have discussions, etc., etc. I'd just rather both results were close to each other on this page if possible.

shedrick
08-03-2014, 11:59 AM
The Adventures of Tintin - John Williams
Anastasia - David Newman
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Shirley Walker
The Black Cauldron - Elmer Bernstein
Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman
The Great Mouse Detective - Henry Mancini
Lilo and Stitch - Alan Silvestri
The Nightmare Before Christmas - Danny Elfman
The Secret of N.I.M.H. - Jerry Goldsmith
The Sword in the Stone - George Bruns (Oscar-nominated and yet, sadly, unreleased)

kooke
08-03-2014, 12:10 PM
// Deleted: gate is open.

James P.Sullivan
08-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Apologies for the long wait!

Here are:

THE TOP 10 ANIMATED FILM SCORE
COMPOSERS

CHOSEN BY YOU



We have...

In Joint 10th Place
with 5 mentions each:

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John Williams
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Bruce Broughton
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James Newton Howard


In 9th Place
with 6 mentions:

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James Horner


In 8th Place
with 7 mentions:

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Danny Elfman


In Joint 7th Place
with 9 mentions each:

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Randy Newman
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David Newman
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Alan Silvestri


In 6th Place
with 11 mentions:

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Thomas Newman



AND NOW FOR THE TOP 5



In 5th Place
with 13 mentions:

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Jerry Goldsmith

Most popular work: Disney's Mulan




In 4th Place
with 21 mentions:

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Joe Hisaishi

Most popular work: Princess Mononoke




In 3rd Place
with 35 mentions:

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John Powell

Most popular work: DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon




In 2nd Place
with 39 mentions:

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Hans Zimmer

Most popular work: Disney's The Lion King





And finally, the moment you've all been waiting (a long time) for...




In 1st Place
with 41 mentions:

With 8 full-length Disney animated features under his belt...
4 Academy Awards for Best Original Score...
3 Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Score...
And a Disney Legends Award...
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Alan Menken

Most popular work: Disney's The Hunchback Of Notre Dame



Thanks again to all those who contributed to this list! I hope you've found the results to be as interesting as I have, and have maybe even discovered a new score or two to add to your most-played list... :)

This thread is now open to all for discussion of animated film scores and composers. Feel free to finally go wild! :awsm:

Sulley

DICEY69
08-11-2014, 08:26 AM
The Life and Times of Scrooge by TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN must wait for the another vote [it's 'too fresh' = 2014]
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McGlynn
08-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Well deserved! He is probably the best Disney composer of them all. Sure, there are a couple of composers who did only 1 or 2 score's for Disney and they were amazing (Goldsmith's Mulan), but he made MANY!! He is synonymous with Disney in my opinion!

James P.Sullivan
08-11-2014, 08:35 AM
I have to say, I am becoming more and more blown away by the sheer quality of Mancina's Planes: Fire and Rescue. It is simply superb - it just gets better and better throughout the running time, building to an utterly thrilling final 20 minutes. I sincerely hope the sessions for this one leak soon. And I haven't even seen the film yet!

liamdude5
06-04-2015, 08:05 AM
10.SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water
9.The LEGO Movie
8.Chicken Little
7.Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
6.Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
5.Bolt
4.The Ant Bully
3.Everyone's Hero
2.The Emperor's New Groove
1.Barnyard

Honorable Mentions:

Planes
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Cars 2
Despicable Me 2
Antz
Big Hero 6
Disney's A Christmas Carol
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Halloween Tree
Mr Peabody & Sherman

ArcadiaSSX999
06-04-2015, 08:07 AM
My god if anyone can get the soundtrack to the animated film "TWICE UPON A TIME" directed by John Corty (A george lucas production) Id be eternally grateful. It has a wonderful score with some great songs.

Pablo82
06-04-2015, 12:13 PM
Well, great voting, but, if you allow me, I must say that I have not a top ten.
Just I want say that for me, there are two best Animated Film Scores...

01 - The Lion King (Hans Zimmer)
02 - The Land Before Time (James Horner)

Thank you!!!... :)

James P.Sullivan
06-04-2015, 12:17 PM
Wow, talk about a bump. This thread has been inactive since last August!

Thanks for your top 10, Liamdude. A very interesting selection, with some fantastic ones there. As you've probably already seen, the poll was already counted and the results released. But it's great to continue the lists anyway. Good to see Cars 2 and Planes on another list other than mine. :)

James (The Disney Guy)
06-04-2015, 12:38 PM
You Should Do It Yearly. Since More Films Come Out (IE Big Hero 6 ect) See If Last Years No.1 Moves Down Or Stays On Top

liamdude5
06-04-2015, 12:42 PM
Wow, talk about a bump. This thread has been inactive since last August!

Thanks for your top 10, Liamdude. A very interesting selection, with some fantastic ones there. As you've probably already seen, the poll was already counted and the results released. But it's great to continue the lists anyway. Good to see Cars 2 and Planes on another list other than mine. :)
Your welcome. Its always a pleasure to talk about my favorite scores.

DAKoftheOTA
06-04-2015, 01:19 PM
10.SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water
9.The LEGO Movie
8.Chicken Little
7.Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
6.Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
5.Bolt
4.The Ant Bully
3.Everyone's Hero
2.The Emperor's New Groove
1.Barnyard

Honorable Mentions:

Planes
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Cars 2
Despicable Me 2
Antz
Big Hero 6
Disney's A Christmas Carol
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Halloween Tree
Mr Peabody & Sherman

Aside from maybe 1 or 2 scores, this list is very premature. You need to live life and see some more animated films.

James P.Sullivan
06-04-2015, 01:27 PM
Aside from maybe 1 or 2 scores, this list is very premature. You need to live life and see some more animated films.

Although I do agree with you, try not to be too harsh! I know you don't mean to be - I'm used to it by now. ;)

DAKoftheOTA
06-04-2015, 01:52 PM
Although I do agree with you, try not to be too harsh! I know you don't mean to be - I'm used to it by now. ;)

That wasn't harsh, that was me speaking my mind:p

Brandon O'Brian
06-04-2015, 02:15 PM
I don't have a top ten, but the one animated score I can't live without is "The Naughty Prince Slays the Great Serpent" (1963), composed by Akira Ifukube.

James P.Sullivan
06-04-2015, 03:14 PM
I don't have a top ten, but the one animated score I can't live without is "The Naughty Prince Slays the Great Serpent" (1963), composed by Akira Ifukube.

I'm sorry, what?

Brandon O'Brian
06-04-2015, 03:26 PM
I'm sorry, what?

It's also known as "The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon". It's an animated film by Toei.

cjm62790
06-04-2015, 08:53 PM
Lion King
Polar Express
Finding Nemo

I'm sure there are others but those are my top ones.

James P.Sullivan
06-05-2015, 03:03 PM
Lion King
Polar Express
Finding Nemo

I'm sure there are others but those are my top ones.

There's The Lion King again. Why is it at the top of everyones' lists?? I've heard a little... but it hasn't grabbed me hugely. Could somebody point me to a particular cue that is so stunning as to justify this score's place as number one on this poll and everyones' personal lists?!

James (The Disney Guy)
06-05-2015, 03:06 PM
DoYou Have The Legacy Collection??
If So Disc 1 Ttrack 21 "The Rightful King" 11Mins Approx Is My Fav Piece Its The Final Battle & Simba's "Crowning"

liamdude5
06-05-2015, 03:14 PM
There's The Lion King again. Why is it at the top of everyones' lists?? I've heard a little... but it hasn't grabbed me hugely. Could somebody point me to a particular cue that is so stunning as to justify this score's place as number one on this poll and everyones' personal lists?!

"Remember Who You Are" or "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave".

James P.Sullivan
06-05-2015, 03:15 PM
DoYou Have The Legacy Collection??
If So Disc 1 Ttrack 21 "The Rightful King" 11Mins Approx Is My Fav Piece Its The Final Battle & Simba's "Crowning"

No, I don't have it yet. Was it on the OST? If so, is there somewhere I can listen to it?

James (The Disney Guy)
06-05-2015, 03:16 PM
Its Not On The Official Ost

The Rightful King = [Only registered and activated users can see links]

This Is Good Aswell
The Stampede (When Mufassa Dies) = [Only registered and activated users can see links]

James P.Sullivan
06-05-2015, 03:25 PM
Its Not On The Official Ost

The Rightful King = [Only registered and activated users can see links]

This Is Good Aswell
The Stampede (When Mufassa Dies) = [Only registered and activated users can see links]

Brilliant. I'll check those out asap.

DAKoftheOTA
06-05-2015, 03:41 PM
There's The Lion King again. Why is it at the top of everyones' lists?? I've heard a little... but it hasn't grabbed me hugely. Could somebody point me to a particular cue that is so stunning as to justify this score's place as number one on this poll and everyones' personal lists?!

8m19 An Arguement / You're Mufasa's Boy / Remember. A little over 2 min into the cue there's a duduk that plays the main theme of the film. It's when Rafiki is singing and throwing the rocks at Simba. That segment right there is my absolute favorite piece of film music. Ever.

But NOT the version off The Legacy Collection. Some moron at Disney or RCP decided to remove the duduk, therefore it's not the film mix. I was heartbroken upon discovering this and it's why I never bought it.

James P.Sullivan
06-05-2015, 03:53 PM
Just listened to those two cues recommended by Mr Gold. Very nice. I can see why it's a favourite. But I think I'll definitely appreciate it more when I've seen the film. Am I right in guessing the 11 minute mark in "The Rightful King" is the end of the film where the screen cuts to black before the beginning of the credits?

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8m19 An Arguement / You're Mufasa's Boy / Remember. A little over 2 min into the cue there's a duduk that plays the main theme of the film. It's when Rafiki is singing and throwing the rocks at Simba. That segment right there is my absolute favorite piece of film music. Ever.

But NOT the version off The Legacy Collection. Some moron at Disney or RCP decided to remove the duduk, therefore it's not the film mix. I was heartbroken upon discovering this and it's why I never bought it.

Just remembered I have the sessions. I'll check that one out in the morning...

James (The Disney Guy)
06-05-2015, 04:01 PM
Yes it is sull. It is the fight of pride rock/simba vs scar/scar dies/the rain that puts out the fire/simba accention to king and the new cub.
Then the sing busa is played for the credits until the elton john song.

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8m19 An Arguement / You're Mufasa's Boy / Remember. A little over 2 min into the cue there's a duduk that plays the main theme of the film. It's when Rafiki is singing and throwing the rocks at Simba. That segment right there is my absolute favorite piece of film music. Ever.

But NOT the version off The Legacy Collection. Some moron at Disney or RCP decided to remove the duduk, therefore it's not the film mix. I was heartbroken upon discovering this and it's why I never bought it.

Yes that is a fantastic peice. And they did change for the legacy. :(

bluemonkey13
06-06-2015, 03:47 PM
1. The Land Before Time (James Horner)
2. The Lion King (Hans Zimmer)
3. Persepolis (Olivier Bernet)
4. Balto (James Horner)
5. Mulan (Jerry Goldsmith)
6. Sponge Out of Water (John Debney)
7. Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)
8. The Lord of the Rings (Leonard Rosenman)
9. The Prince of Egypt (Hans Zimmer)
10. The Boxcar Children (Kenneth Burgomaster)


Honorable Mentions: Up (Michael Giacchino), The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino), The Night Before Christmas (Danny Elfman), Coraline (Bruno Coulais)


There's The Lion King again. Why is it at the top of everyones' lists?? I've heard a little... but it hasn't grabbed me hugely. Could somebody point me to a particular cue that is so stunning as to justify this score's place as number one on this poll and everyones' personal lists?!

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^In my opinion, the best piece of music Zimmer's ever written.

Personally, I'd avoid the Legacy Collection and stick with the leaked complete score - there were some really weird mixing decisions with the official release that replaced some of the ethnic instruments and choral bits with weird-sounding samples.

James P.Sullivan
06-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Wow, what an interesting mix of scores! Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us. :)

And that Lion King cue is 3m7, right? I'll have a listen.

DAKoftheOTA
06-06-2015, 04:10 PM
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^In my opinion, the best piece of music Zimmer's ever written.

Personally, I'd avoid the Legacy Collection and stick with the leaked complete score - there were some really weird mixing decisions with the official release that replaced some of the ethnic instruments and choral bits with weird-sounding samples.

Exactly. Have a look at what I was talking about last night:


8m19 An Arguement / You're Mufasa's Boy / Remember. A little over 2 min into the cue there's a duduk that plays the main theme of the film. It's when Rafiki is singing and throwing the rocks at Simba. That segment right there is my absolute favorite piece of film music. Ever.

But NOT the version off The Legacy Collection. Some moron at Disney or RCP decided to remove the duduk, therefore it's not the film mix. I was heartbroken upon discovering this and it's why I never bought it.


And that Lion King cue is 3m7, right? I'll have a listen.

Yes, that's 3m07 Father's Footsteps.

Here's 8m19 An Arguement / You're Mufasa's Boy / Remember. My favorite piece plays from to 2:32 to 2:47.

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kingofpain26
06-06-2015, 06:34 PM
1) Transformers the movie score
2) Space Battleship Yamato score (both the original series and the Comet Empire series)
3) The Lion King
4) Fire & Ice
5) Mulan
6) Kung Fu Panda
7) Wall-E
8) Macross Plus (or pretty much anything by yoko kanno)
9) The Nightmare before christmas
10) Final Fantasy VII (yeah, I know this one is cheating, but the score is just that good)

gururu
06-06-2015, 07:49 PM
In no particular order:

Secret of N.I.M.H. (J. Goldsmith)
Heavy Metal (E. Bernstein)
Final Fantasy (E. Goldenthal)
Spirited Away (J. Hisaishi)
La Planète Sauvage (A. Goraguer)
Brave (P. Doyle)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (S. Walker)
Le Roi et L'Oiseau (W. Kilar)
Watership Down (A. Morley)
Lord of the Rings (L. Rosenman)

Honorable Mentions:

Mulan (J. Goldsmith)
Valhalla (R. Goodwin)
The Dreamstone (M. Batt)
The Land Before Time (J. Horner)
An American Tail (J. Horner)
Princess Mononoke (J. Hasaishi)
Tin Tin (J. Williams)
South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (M. Shaiman)
Pinocchio (L. Harline)
Fire & Ice (W. Kraft)

James P.Sullivan
06-07-2015, 01:45 AM
Watership Down and Rosenman's LOTR? Nice!

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I should get round to listening to An American Tail sometime. More Horner can't be a bad thing.

JHFan
06-07-2015, 02:23 AM
I should get round to listening to An American Tail sometime. More Horner can't be a bad thing.

I've got my remastered versions of it and The Land Before Time floating around here somewhere.

James P.Sullivan
06-07-2015, 02:31 AM
I've got my remastered versions of it and The Land Before Time floating around here somewhere.

Personally remastered?

Btw, I miss your little doggie.

James P.Sullivan
06-07-2015, 04:54 AM
Wait - are we talking about the film or the soundtrack?

Mister Derp
06-07-2015, 06:37 AM
8m19 An Arguement / You're Mufasa's Boy / Remember. A little over 2 min into the cue there's a duduk that plays the main theme of the film.

Or, to be precise, one of the main themes. That motif for Simba sort of shares the spot for "main" material with Mufasa's theme, which serves as a prominent idea representing both his father and the position he must fill for his subjects. It makes the ending cue all the more satisfying when we open with one final rendition of Mufasa's theme and then it segues(with a reference to Zimmer and Mancina's previous work, Millennium) into the triumphant variant of Simba's, signifying him finally taking his rightful place.

I always liked the thematic complexity within TLK's score. The film has the standard run time for most of the traditionally animated Disney features, and yet it still manages to pack in around a dozen reoccurring motifs for a number of characters and situations. Some are utilized more than others, but are still leitmotifs all the same.

Ordensritter
06-07-2015, 06:57 AM
I'm shamefully behind on many animated films, but a few come to mind: Mark Macina's "Brother Bear", Gregson-Williams' "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas", James Newton Howard's "Atlantis: The Lost Empire". First "Shrek", too. Newman's "Ice Age". And of course two of my absolute, all-time favorites I really couldn't live without: "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm".

bluemonkey13
06-07-2015, 06:12 PM
I was heartbroken upon discovering this and it's why I never bought it.

Foolish me - I bought it unheard and was incredibly disappointed.



Secret of N.I.M.H. (J. Goldsmith)
Watership Down (A. Morley)


Man, how did I forget those two? Both are excellent. Bruce Broughton's The Rescuers Down Under and David Newman's Anastasia should probably be on my list somewhere too.

JHFan
06-07-2015, 09:33 PM
Wait - are we talking about the film or the soundtrack?

I was talking about the soundtracks for both. I did my own customized audio enhancements on them.

I might change my avatar back, but for now I was happy with Mr.FHRITP.

otter3
06-15-2015, 03:29 AM
I'd like to mention these titles, too.

The Elm-Chanted Forest
The Magician's Hat
Lapitch the Little Shoemaker
Krtek
Astérix et la surprise de César
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain

WhatTheFudgeCakes101
10-24-2015, 02:57 PM
'Up' gets me every time.

Creedmoor
10-24-2015, 03:39 PM
1. Have You Got Any Castles? ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) (1938) Carl Stalling
2. Porky in Wackyland – Carl Stalling
3. Gorilla My Dreams ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) (1948) Carl Stalling
4. Northwest Hounded Police (1946) Scott Bradley
5. The Three Caballeros (1944) Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith, and Charles Wolcott
6. Balloon Land ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) (1935) Carl Stalling
7. Pinocchio (1940) Leigh Harline & Paul J. Smith
8. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) (1936) Lou Fleischer & Sammy Timberg
9. Music Land ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) (1935) Leigh Harline
10. The Sunshine Makers ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) (1935) Winston Sharples

zelig46
10-24-2015, 04:08 PM
Fantasia
Bambi
Dumbo
Pinocchio
The rose of Baghdad
West and Soda
Cars
Shrek
Ice Age
Wall-E

Extra: The Bird (Short)

James P.Sullivan
10-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Cars
Shrek
Ice Age
Wall-E

Wow! Man after my own heart right here. Do you seriously count Randy Newman's score to Cars as one of your top favourites?? I thought I was the only one. :)

But Fantasia doesn't count - there's no original score. :p

DjawadiFan
10-24-2015, 06:18 PM
Time to update my list:

01. The Lion King - Hans Zimmer (1994)
02. Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman (2003)
03. The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri (2004)
04. A Christmas Carol - Alan Silvestri (2009)
05. Cinderella - Paul J. Smith & Oliver Wallace (1950)
06. The AristoCats - George Bruns (1970)
07. Aladdin - Alan Menken (1992)
08. Toy Story (franchise) - Randy Newman
09. Tinker Bell (film series) - Joel McNeely
10. Up - Michael Giacchino (2009)

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11. Rango - Hans Zimmer (2011)
12. Monsters, Inc. - Randy Newman (2001)
13. Monsters University - Randy Newman (2013)

James P.Sullivan
10-24-2015, 06:19 PM
11. Rango - Hans Zimmer (2011)
12. Monsters, Inc. - Randy Newman (2001)
13. Monsters University - Randy Newman (2013)


Nice additions. ;)

Sunshower
10-25-2015, 03:23 AM
1. Road to el Dorado
2. The Wrong Trousers
3. A Close Shave
4. The Incredibles
5. Bionicle trilogy
6. Toy Story 1
7. Curse of the Were-Rabbit
8. Up
9. Wall-E
10. Lion King

James P.Sullivan
10-25-2015, 05:07 AM
Nice choices! :)

TheSkeletonMan939
10-25-2015, 05:38 AM
5. Bionicle trilogy


:this:

DAKoftheOTA
10-25-2015, 06:13 AM
10. Lion King

Why #10?

Sunshower
10-25-2015, 06:27 AM
hahaha cheers skelly. and, i'm not really sure, i used to like it a lot, it used to be in my top 5, but i got kinda bored of it as time went on. i still listen to it occasionally, though.

scoringfan
10-25-2015, 06:37 AM
Really hard to choose just 10 but, in no particular order:-

The Polar Express
Up
Peter Pan
Heavy Metal
How to Train Your Dragon
Dinosaur
My Neighbor Totoro
Laputa
Nausicaa
Snow White & the 7 Dwarves

zelig46
10-25-2015, 06:59 AM
Will not be real scores, (WHY NOT!) but how about Scott Bradley, Tom and Jerry that we cheered for more than 70 years.

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James P.Sullivan
10-25-2015, 08:24 AM
:this:

Haha how did I guess you'd show up the moment someone mentioned Bionicle?! :p

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Will not be real scores, (WHY NOT!) but how about Scott Bradley, Tom and Jerry that we cheered for more than 70 years.

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Oh my word!! That brings back so many good memories!! :D

James (The Disney Guy)
10-25-2015, 08:42 AM
I Really Should Update My List Later As I Have Listened to Few New Ones This Year.

Mister Derp
10-25-2015, 09:42 AM
1. The Lion King
2. The Land Before Time
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. The Prince of Egypt
5. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
6. How to Train Your Dragon (series)
7. Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal and Rurouni Kenshin: Reflections*
8. Atlantis
9. Pocahontas
10. Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (Kikuchi's score)

*These two features were originally multi-part OVAs, but both received Director's Cuts, so they should probably count as full-length features. I really dislike both of them from a viewing standpoint, but the scores were phenomenal.

This was kind of a tough list to make, as my favourites usually fluctuate (apart from TLK always being number one), and there are A LOOOOOOT of amazing animation scores to fall in love with and then re-fall in love with. Then there are the scores where one might fancy a particularly striking musical idea, but doesn't really have an entire body of work to gush over (Aladdin comes to mind, where "One Jump Ahead" becomes a really endearing leitmotif for the titular character, but there isn't an official complete score release to get all the juiciness out of it).

James P.Sullivan
10-25-2015, 03:27 PM
I Really Should Update My List Later As I Have Listened to Few New Ones This Year.

Please, feel free! (But be sure to repost it here, not edit your original post, so we can all see it here without having to go to the first page.)

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1. The Lion King
2. The Land Before Time
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. The Prince of Egypt
5. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
6. How to Train Your Dragon (series)
7. Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal and Rurouni Kenshin: Reflections*
8. Atlantis
9. Pocahontas
10. Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (Kikuchi's score)

*These two features were originally multi-part OVAs, but both received Director's Cuts, so they should probably count as full-length features. I really dislike both of them from a viewing standpoint, but the scores were phenomenal.

This was kind of a tough list to make, as my favourites usually fluctuate (apart from TLK always being number one), and there are A LOOOOOOT of amazing animation scores to fall in love with and then re-fall in love with. Then there are the scores where one might fancy a particularly striking musical idea, but doesn't really have an entire body of work to gush over (Aladdin comes to mind, where "One Jump Ahead" becomes a really endearing leitmotif for the titular character, but there isn't an official complete score release to get all the juiciness out of it).

Very nice list, thanks for your contribution! Seems I should take a re-tally and see if the results have changed!

I really want to see and listen to The Land Before Time. Any excuse to own more Horner. :)

Prince of Egypt is very, very nice.

Spirit is my holy grail, as you all know.

The HTTYD franchise is awesome, particularly the first one. Can't wait for another entire Dragons score for the final instalment of the trilogy!

I really want to watch Atlantis sometime. And for that matter Treasure Planet.

Azetlor
10-25-2015, 03:38 PM
Here's my list. (No particular order.)

- Up - Michael Giacchino
- Joseph: King of Dreams - Daniel Pelfrey
- Coraline - Bruno Coulais
- How To Train Your Dragon - John Powell (Repeating it again - but it's a good choice!)
- Happy Feet - John Powell
- Entire Ice Age Movie Franchise - David Newman and John Powell
- Wall-E - Thomas Newman
- The Rescuers - Artie Butler
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Various Artists
- The LEGO Movie - Mark Mothersbaugh

There's not much to say, really. I love all the movies above.

James (The Disney Guy)
10-25-2015, 03:59 PM
Top 10 list 2.0

1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Alan Menken
2. The Sword in the Stone - George Bruns
3. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - Buddy Baker
4. Beauty and the Beast - Alan menken
5. Robin Hood - George Bruns
6.Ratatouille - Michael Giacchino
7. Lilo and Stitch - Alan Silvestri
8. The Lion King - Hans Zimmer
9. The Great Mouse Detective - Henry Mancini
10. Peter Pan - Oliver Wallace.

James P.Sullivan
10-25-2015, 06:14 PM
- Entire Ice Age Movie Franchise - David Newman and John Powell


That's cheating. ;)

They all count as separate scores. At least separate David Newman from John Powell.

Azetlor
10-25-2015, 06:21 PM
Ehhhh. I figured you'd say that.
But hey, include them as close runners-up then.
Keep Continental Drift on the list.

James P.Sullivan
10-25-2015, 06:50 PM
Ehhhh. I figured you'd say that.
But hey, include them as close runners-up then.
Keep Continental Drift on the list.

You'd rate Continental Drift higher than Newman's original??

Azetlor
10-25-2015, 07:14 PM
You'd rate Continental Drift higher than Newman's original??

Indeed I would.
It's my opinion. It's more the type of music I'd listen to.

tintacle
10-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Please post your Top 10 below - I'd love to see your choices!

You don't even have to have as many as ten choices - it could just be your top two or three.
(If you have hundreds, like me, please just list the top 10, and then some runners up.)

Start posting, and have fun! :)

At the end of one month, I will assess all the posts on the thread and reveal the Top 10 most popular animated film scores and also the most popular composer.

Interesting question actually :-D

I do have more in my collection, but these are the ones I listen to all the time...

Top 10:

1. Ratatouille - Michael Giacchino
2. The Lion King - Hans Zimmer
3. Mulan - Jerry Goldsmith
4. How To Train Your Dragon & How To Train Your Dragon 2 - John Powell
5. The Iron Giant - Michael Kamen
6. The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri
7. Kung Fu Panda & Kung Fu Panda 2 - Hans Zimmer & John Powell
8. Atlantis: The Lost Empire - James Newton Howard
9. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit - Julian Knott
10. WALL·E - Thomas Newman


Runners-up:

Brother Bear - Mark Mancina
Cars - Randy Newman
Chicken Run - John Powell & Harry Gregson-Williams
Dinosaur - James Newton Howard
Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs - John Powell
Madagascar - Hans Zimmer
Monsters University - Randy Newman
Rango - Hans Zimmer
Rio - John Powell
Shrek & Shrek 2 - Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell
Tarzan - Mark Mancina (mostly the songs by Phil Collins)
Toy Story 1-3 - Randy Newman
Treasure Planet - James Newton Howard
Up - Michael Giacchino

andrewilley
10-26-2015, 04:09 AM
Goodness that's hard. For general listening I'd go with older classic Disney soundtracks to be honest, often more for the vocal tracks rather than for the isolated scores . Not especially keen on some of the modern ones though. In the order that they popped into my mind:

Beauty and the Beast
Peter Pan
The Little Mermaid
Frozen (I know "Let It Go" has been battered to death, but I do like the music anyway)
The Lion King
Mary Poppins (well it has animated sections, does that count?)
The Jungle Book
The Many Adventures Winnie the Pooh (indeed anything by the Sherman Brothers is good in my book)
Polar Express (how did that sneak into my otherwise Disney list?)
Any of the classic princess fairy tales (in order, probably Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White)
Hunchback of Notre Dame (awesome score and songs, but perhaps not one I listen to often enough)

[Edited to say Mulan needs to be in there too, and that I can't count and this is nearer to a Top 15]

James P.Sullivan
10-29-2015, 03:21 AM
Interesting question actually :-D

I do have more in my collection, but these are the ones I listen to all the time...

Top 10:

1. Ratatouille - Michael Giacchino
2. The Lion King - Hans Zimmer
3. Mulan - Jerry Goldsmith
4. How To Train Your Dragon & How To Train Your Dragon 2 - John Powell
5. The Iron Giant - Michael Kamen
6. The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri
7. Kung Fu Panda & Kung Fu Panda 2 - Hans Zimmer & John Powell
8. Atlantis: The Lost Empire - James Newton Howard
9. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit - Julian Knott
10. WALL·E - Thomas Newman


Runners-up:

Brother Bear - Mark Mancina
Cars - Randy Newman
Chicken Run - John Powell & Harry Gregson-Williams
Dinosaur - James Newton Howard
Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs - John Powell
Madagascar - Hans Zimmer
Monsters University - Randy Newman
Rango - Hans Zimmer
Rio - John Powell
Shrek & Shrek 2 - Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell
Tarzan - Mark Mancina (mostly the songs by Phil Collins)
Toy Story 1-3 - Randy Newman
Treasure Planet - James Newton Howard
Up - Michael Giacchino

Very nice selection, Tintacle! Did you see the results of the poll from last year?

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Goodness that's hard. For general listening I'd go with older classic Disney soundtracks to be honest, often more for the vocal tracks rather than for the isolated scores . Not especially keen on some of the modern ones though. In the order that they popped into my mind:

Beauty and the Beast
Peter Pan
The Little Mermaid
Frozen (I know "Let It Go" has been battered to death, but I do like the music anyway)
The Lion King
Mary Poppins (well it has animated sections, does that count?)
The Jungle Book
The Many Adventures Winnie the Pooh (indeed anything by the Sherman Brothers is good in my book)
Polar Express (how did that sneak into my otherwise Disney list?)
Any of the classic princess fairy tales (in order, probably Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White)
Hunchback of Notre Dame (awesome score and songs, but perhaps not one I listen to often enough)

[Edited to say Mulan needs to be in there too, and that I can't count and this is nearer to a Top 15]

Nice choices! I, too, like Beck's Frozen score.

zartune
03-05-2016, 02:36 AM
The Lion King - Hans Zimmer
Wreck it Ralph - Henry Jackman
Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimmaron - Hans Zimmer
Madagascar Soundtrack - Hans Zimmer

There are others but these are my favorite especially Wreck it Ralph

taguzu
03-05-2016, 03:51 AM
1. The Land Before Time - James Horner
2. Kiki Delivery's Service - Joe Hisaishi
3. The Lion King - Hans Zimmer
4. Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2 - John Powell
6. Castle in the Sky - Joe Hisaishi
7. The Prince of Egypt - Hans Zimmer
8. Porco Rosso - Joe Hisaishi
9. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - John Williams
10. Spirit - Bryan Adams

ROBOT-EOS
03-05-2016, 04:29 AM
The list is not changed through time. The First positions are always the same scores since the first winner list:
1 - The Lion King (24 votes)
2 - How to train your Dragon (16 votes)
3 - Beauty and the Beast, Mulan & Wall-e (11 votes)
4 - The Hunchback of Notre Damme (10 votes)
5 - The Land Before Time (9 votes)
6 - Up (8 votes)
7 - Spirit, How to train Your Dragon 2, Prince of Egypt, Kung Fu Panda, Finding Nemo, Polar Express & The Incredibles (7 votes)
8 - Pocahontas, Aladdin, Princess Mononoke (6 votes)
9 - Ratatouille, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Secret of Nimh (5 votes)
10 - Anastasia, The adventures of Tintin, Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's moving Castle, Heavy Metal, Atlantis, Pinnochio (4 votes)

Creedmoor
03-05-2016, 09:39 AM
1. I Love to Singa (1936) Norman Spencer
2. The Three Caballeros (1944) Edward H. Plumb , Paul J. Smith, and Charles Wolcott
3. Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) Carl Stalling
4. Pinocchio (1940) Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, and Ned Washington
5. 101 Dalmatians (1961) George Bruns
6. Northwest Hounded Police (1946) Scott Bradley
7. The Flying Mouse (1934) Frank Churchill & Frank Lewis
8. The Sunshine Makers (1935) Winston Sharples
9. Gorilla My Dreams (1948) Carl Stalling
10. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) Sammy Lerner, Bob Rothberg, and Sammy Timberg

Mirren2
03-05-2016, 09:58 PM
1. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
2. The Lion King
3. The Prince of Egypt
4. The Great Mouse Detective
5. Mulan

WALL-E
Finding Nemo
The Secret of N.I.M.H.
Titan A.E.
The Incredibles

Honorable Mention
Cowboy Bebop -The Movie
Frozen
Brave
Macross: The Movie
Aladdin

Rating the last 5 of the top 10 is up in the air for me.

MarioSoundtrack
04-19-2016, 06:29 AM
1. How to Train your Dragon 2, John Powell (2014)
2. How to Train your Dragon, John Powell (2010)
3. Finding Nemo, Thomas Newman (2003)
4. Sinbad, Harry Gregson-Williams (2003)
5. Robots, John Powell (2005)
6. Shrek, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams (2001)
7. Pokémon 8, Go Ichinose (2005)
8. Big Hero 6, Henry Jackman (2014)
9. Kung Fu Panda, John Powell and Hans Zimmer (2008)
10. the Land before Time, James Horner (1988)



Ant Z, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams (1998)
Atlantis, James Newton Howard (2001)
a Bug's Life, Randy Newman (1999)
Bolt, John Powell (2008)
Chicken Run, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams (2000)
Horton, John Powell (2008)
Ice Age 2, John Powell (2006)
Kung Fu Panda 3, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe (2016)
Megamind, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe (2010)
Rio 2, John Powell (2014)
Tangled, Alan Menken (2010
Wall-E, Thomas Newman (2008)
Wreck-it Ralph!, Henry Jackman (2012)


PD: Yes, in case you haven't noticed... I LOVE John Powell :D

NiteOwl87
04-19-2016, 08:49 AM
1. Princess Mononoke, Joe Hisaishi
2. Spirited Away, Joe Hisaishi
3. Mulan, Jerry Goldsmith
4. The Incredibles, Michael Giacchino
5. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Joe Hisaishi
6. Wall-E, Thomas Newman
7. The King and the Mockingbird, Wojciech Kilar
8. Laputa: Castle In The Sky, Joe Hisaishi
9. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Shirley Walker
10. The Prince of Egypt, Hans Zimmer



Porco Rosso, Joe Hisaishi
The Polar Express, Alan Silvestri
A Christmas Carol, Alan Silvestri
The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest, Gabriel Yared
The Rabbi's Cat, Olivier Daviaud
Persepolis, Olivier Bernet
Ratatouille, Michael Giacchino
Inside Out, Michel Giacchino
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Alan Menken
Pocahontas, Alan Menken
The Lion King, Hans Zimmer
How to train your Dragon 1 & 2, John Powell
Happy Feet 1 & 2, John Powell
Sinbad, Harry Gregson-Williams
Puss In Boots, Henry Jackman
Monsters vs Aliens, Henry Jackman
Wreck-it Ralph, Henry Jackman
Copernicus' Star, Abel Korzienowski
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Elliot Goldenthal
Dinosaur, James Newton Howard
The Iron Giant, Michael Kamen
Anastasia, David Newman
El Cid, Oscar Araujo
Valhalla, Ron Goodwin
Rise of the Guardians, Alexandre Desplat
A Monkey's Tale, Alexandre Desplat
Astro Boy, John Ottman
Surf's Up, Mychael Danna
Gamba, Benjamin Wallfisch
The Boxtrolls, Dario Marianelli

Dave999
04-19-2016, 09:06 AM
Although the title is a bit too strong for my taste, here's my list (and in no particular order too -- I can't rank scores that aren't even remotely similar in tone).

The Incredibles
Toy Story
The Lion King
The Jungle Book (George Bruns & The Sherman Brothers version)
The Sword in the Stone
The Dark Knight Returns
Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque (Saint Seiya for the Jap Anime peeps here)
All-Star Superman - Christopher Drake (good luck finding this one - if anyone has this I'd love to know

HONORABLE MENTION
Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat - Scatman Crothers
The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Space Jam - James Newton Howard
Superman the Animated Series Main Theme - Shirley Walker
Batman the Animated Series Main Theme - Shirley Walker


That's about it :)

misiek-st
03-07-2017, 07:05 AM
7. Nocturna - Nicolas Errèra

I've seen it, it's magical. Wouldn't You mind if I'd ask You to share this OST? It's impossible to get it in Poland... :(

Iamtommie44
03-07-2017, 07:44 AM
Not in order.

Bolt - John Powell
Cars 2 - Michael Giacchino
Finding Nemo/Dory - Thomas Newman
How To Train Your Dragon - John Powell
Ice Age (2-4) - John Powell
Kung Fu Panda (1-3) - Hans Zimmer & John Powell
Ratatouille - Michael Giacchino
Rise Of The Guardians - Alexandre Desplat
The Secret Life Of Pets - Alexandre Desplat
Toy Story 3 - Randy Newman
Up - Michael Giacchino
Wreck-It Ralph - Henry Jackman

lpwave
03-30-2017, 09:34 PM
For me it's:

1- Finding Nemo - Thomas Newman (I love Thomas Newman!!)
2- Beauty & the Beast - Alan Menken
3- Wall-E - Thomas Newman
4- Up - Michael Giacchino
5- Kubo and the Two Strings - Dario Marianelli
6- Inside Out - Michael Giacchino
7- Monsters, Inc. - Randy Newman
8- Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas - Harry Gregson-Williams
9- Alice in Wonderland - Oliver Wallace
10 - Sleeping Beauty - George Bruns

Tech49
03-31-2017, 09:58 AM
Not in any particular order (that's impossible) but this are my top 10:

01. Spirit Stallion of the Cimmaron (For me this is just perfect)
02. How To Train Your Dragon (Both but specially the first one. John Powell is the master of animation scores)
03. The Lion King (Another amazing score by Zimmer)
04. Beauty and the Beast (The best Menken score of all time)
05. The Incredibles (Giacchino is a genius)
06. Atlantis (James Newton Howard needs to get back to this style)
07. Dinosaur (Or to this, both amazing)
08. Princess Mononoke (Joe Hishaishi did his best in this amazing work)
09. Rise of the Guardians (Desplat at his best)
10. Zootopia (another Giacchino scores with great themes and a lot of fun)

And this were very near:
Spirited Away (The piano themes are so beautiful)
Up (The main theme captures the feeling of the movie)
Wreck-It Ralph (I love all those synthetizers)
Treasure Planet (The main theme is just perfect)
Monster Inc. (All the jazzy parts and so are amazing)

With no doubt the top five of composers is Zimmer, John Powell, James Newton Howard. Michael Giacchino and Joe Hishaishi/Alexandre Desplat/Alan Menken

bronyman1995
10-08-2017, 08:47 PM
Narrowing down to a single top ten list is pretty much impossible, so let's cheat and make sub-lists:

Top 10 Pixar Soundtracks:
1. WALL-E (Thomas Newman)
2. The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino)
3. Up (Michael Giacchino)
4. Toy Story (Randy Newman)
5. Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)
6. Ratatouille (Michael Giacchino)
7. Toy Story 2 (Randy Newman)
8. Inside Out (Michael Giacchino)
9. Monsters Inc. (Randy Newman)
10. A Bug's Life (Randy Newman)

Disney Soundtracks:
1. Bambi (Frank Churchill, Ed Plumb, Larry Morey)
2. The Lion King (Hans Zimmer, Elton John, Tim Rice)
3. Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman)
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman)
5. Dinosaur (James Newton Howard)
6. Pinocchino (Leigh Harline, Paul Smith, Frank Churchill)
7. Lady and the Tramp (Oliver Wallace, Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke)
8. Dumbo (Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill)
9. Tangled (Alan Menken, Glen Slater)
10. Aladdin (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice)

Non-Disney (But Still American Animation):
1. The Prince of Egypt (Hans Zimmer, Stephen Schwartz)
2. How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
3. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (John Williams)
4. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimerron (Hans Zimmer, Bryan Adams, et al)
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Danny Elfman)
6. The Iron Giant (Michael Kamen)
7. Cat's Don't Dance (Randy Newman)
8. Ice Age (David Newman)
9. Horton Hears a Who (John Powell)
10. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Shirley Walker)

Non-American Animation:
1. The Secret of Kells (Bruno Coulais)
2. Castle in the Sky (Joe Hisaishi)
3. Ernest and Celestine (Vincent Courtois)
4. Song of the Sea (Bruno Coulais, Kila)
5. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Joe Hisaishi)
6. Spirited Away (Joe Hisaishi)
7. Millennium Actress (Susumu Hirasawa)
8. Paprika (Susumu Hirasawa)
9. The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet)
10. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (Taro Iwashiro)

But that's just me.

daprosinik
06-08-2018, 06:24 PM
1. How to Train Your Dragon 2 by John Powell
2. The Prince of Egypt by Hans Zimmer
3. How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell
4. Chicken Run by John Powell & Harry Gregson-Williams
5. Sinbad by Harry Gregson-Williams
6. Kung Fu Panda 2 by Hans Zimmer & John Powell
7. The Lion King by Hans Zimmer
8. Horton Hears a Who by John Powell
9. Bolt Expanded FYC by John Powell
10. Mars Needs Mom by John Powell

Yes John Powell is my favorite composer of all time.

frankiedos
06-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Sleeping Beauty (George Bruns)
Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman)
The Prince of Egypt (Hans Zimmer, Stephen Schwartz)
101 Dalmatians (George Bruns)
Robin Hood (George Bruns, Floyd Huddleston, Roger Miller)
Tangled (Alan Menken, Glen Slater)
Little Mermaid (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman)
Pinocchino (Leigh Harline, Paul Smith, Frank Churchill)
Up (Michael Giacchino)

Only ten ? There's almost thirty to faourty i couldn't live without ! Too hard to chose 10 so there's not an order

matthijs2003
09-13-2018, 09:58 AM
hey can you send me a link of monsters vs aliens or something found you on ffshrine forums !!!