Disney & Pixar have dominated animation for decades; could Dreamworks or Illumination stand in their way? It's time to dive into the world of animation and determine its ultimate champion with Animated Movie Madness!
With Tom Cruise Movie Madness in the rearview mirror, it was time for The Circuit to move on to the next bracket! We're back with the latest edition; Animated Movie Madness! The 65 (in-arguably) best animated movies of all-time thrown into one field of chaos! Follow the link to check out the episode and play along with all the madness!
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Here's who was on the famous "Committee" for the Animated Movie Madness selection process:
- Martha Stewart
- Lionel Messi
- Julie Chen
- Peter Sohn
- Reba McIntyre
- Gordon Ramsey
- Tina Fey
- Ryan Gosling
And unfortunately, we sent out an invite to Bob Chapek, but he felt like animated movies were just for children so we decided to rescind his invitation.
Now off to the regions! Let's start with the top overall seed out in the North Region in Andy's Room:
Save for Mulan over Despicable Me, the North region yielded little in the way of upsets. Toy Story took out some heavy hitters with Flee, Lego Movie and Little Mermaid, but in the end there was nothing that could stand in the way of Woody, Buzz and the rest of our favorite group of toys. Toy Story onto the Fin Four!
Now let's head abroad to France for the East Region to see who will take on Toy Story in the Fin Four!
A whole lot of Pixar out East! The #1 seed Beauty and the Beast going down in a huge upset to the little Pixar film that could in Inside Out was one of the more surprising results of the entire tournament. The only pick more offensive in the East was taking Sausage Party out in the first round, such a shame.
Now let's take a trip to Far, Far, Away to see how the West Region played out!
Not even Shrek could defend his swamp, bowing out a couple rounds too early. Despite the best efforts from Spirited Away, we get yet another all-Pixar final in the West Region with everyone's favorite robot taking out everyone's favorite old guy.
Time to wrap up the regions by heading South to Pride Rock, where there were more than a few surprises in store...
Disney and Pixar dominated the South Region, but Guillermo del Toro gave it a heck of a run! Lion King, Toy Story 3 and Aladdin all being in the Sweet 16 in one region made the South maybe the most entertaining region of the whole tournament!
Who will win the ultimate Animated crown? And who won the secret 3rd place game? Let's check out the Fin Four!
Was there any doubt? Toy Story vs. The Lion King was the battle of an unstoppable force and an immoveable object, and in the end Woody and Buzz were able to outlast Simba and Nala. And in the Pixar battle in the secret 3rd place game, Wall-E took down Up for the Bronze medal!
There you have it! Make sure to check back in for more great Movie Madness content here at The Circuit! Next up: Horror Movie Madness in October!