I was watching TV the other day and Superman VS The Elite was on and it got me thinking "What are my top picks for animated films?" So I decided to make a list and I thought I would share it with you guys....I'll do it in order and I will give a pro and a con for each film
Obviously there will be plenty more DC films than Marvel films seeing as Marvel is ahead of the game when it comes to live-action, DC is ahead of the game with animated films
If a film is split in 2 parts it will be considered one entry on this list
10) Wonder Woman (2009)
- This film didn't actually do that well which is why it never got a sequel and the Batgirl-Year One film got cancelled
*Pros-As a mythology buff I loved the references to Greek Myths and Alfred Molina was an awesome choice for Ares
*Cons- At times it felt like an episode opposed to a film.
9) Green Lantern~First Flight (2009)
-First animated film featuring GL and still one of my favs!
*Pros-I loved the cop thriller in space feel, and the fact that most of the film was set in space! I loved the characterization of Boodikka
*Cons-I would of had a common threat for both Hal and Sinestro and kept Sinestro as the main villain for a sequel.
8) Hulk VS (2009)
-I love both Hulk VS Thor and Hulk VS Wolverine, but VS Thor is still my fav
*Pros-I loved the stories and the animation was some of the best from Mavel.
*Cons- There should of been more films and Marvel didn't keep it up with their following films!
7)Batman~Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
-This was the film that started it all! If it weren't for this film I doubt DC would of pushed out some of the other films on this list!
*Pros-The storyline was brilliant and original and like I said it started it all!
*Cons-To todays standards the art isn't that great but thats understandable. I would of liked some more characters from Batman TAS incorporated into the film.
6) Superman/Batman~Apocalypse (2010)
-The sequel to Superman/Batman-Public Enemies, this film had the right mix of everything!
*Pros-I loved Supergirl in this film (I'm not a huge Kara fan so thats saying something), the fight scene in Smallville was amazing and I loved the scenes on Apokolips and Themyscira
*Darkseid wasn't that great in this film, also some scenes felt out of place, Kara and Clark going shopping for example.
5) Justice League~The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
- I can't say anything besides I loved this film!
*Pros-This was pretty faithful to the comic and the maturity and characters were something I loved!!
*Cons-I didn't like some of the choices for voice cast also the character designs were a bit strange, something about the body proportions was off...
4) Batman~Under The Red Hood (2010)
-This was largely considered the best Batman animated film until a more recent one came along!
*Pros-This film was one of the rare animated features that improved on the actual comic! It changed some things form Under The Hood (the comic on which it is based) for the better and the emotional storyline was brilliant
*Cons-Least favourite thing about this film was John DiMaggio as The Joker, probably because Mark Hamill will always be my number 1 Joker, also the characterization of Ras Al Ghul was something I didn't like, and it made him seem almost sympathetic (which totally characteristic for The Demons Head! He has that name for a reason)
3) JLA-War (2014)
One of my absolute all time fav Justice League films!
*Pros- This film had the right mix of action,humor,excitement etc, could be translated straight to live action and it would be amazing Darkseid was amazing and the fight scenes were so epic!
*Cons- Only con is I would of preferred Aquaman instead of Shazam.
2) Batman Beyond~Return Of The Joker (2000)
-I LOVED this film as a child and I still can watch it to this day without getting bored!
*Pros-MARK HAMILL! Obviously lol also loved the dark tone to this film..it had some really creepy parts and I loved the whole thriller feel to it!
1!!!) Batman~The Dark Knight Returns Part 1&2 (2012 & 2013)
-Considered by almost every one to be the best animated Batman film to date! And I agree 100%
*Pros-EVERYTHING! This film has such an epicness about it! It is cleverly written and is on par with the graphic novel it is based on (which has been voted the best Batman graphic novel by countless amounts of people) This film just has everything...the story, the animation is beautiful and the score is just epic...I can't praise these films more
*Cons-My opinion none!!
So there you have it! My list of my top 10 animated films from Marvel and DC
Would love to hear your thoughts and also what your favourites are