Industry Picks: James Corden, Jane Krakowski and More Reveal Favorite Animated Films

10:00 AM 6/17/2016

by THR Staff

Corden hails 'Toy Story' as "the greatest trilogy in history," while Adam DeVine and Zachary Levi choose childhood favorite 'Aladdin.'

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  • Stephanie Allain

    Producer, 'Beyond the Lights'; director, Los Angeles Film Festival

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    "Bambi. It's about individuation, finding love and community, and has an incredibly clear ecological message about man's lack of respect for nature."

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Actor, 'Modern Family'

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    "The Little Mermaid, the greatest animated movie of all time. When they were doing the live concert at the Hollywood Bowl, I was having major FOMO. I'm going to find Sara Bareilles and make her sing it all for me."

  • Julie Bowen

    Actress, 'Modern Family'

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    "Finding Nemo because it's smart. When you have kids, you watch all of those animated movies, hmm … 700 times, so you want it to be smart. I have seen so many that aren't worth that 699th watch."

  • Jane Krakowski

    Actress, 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

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    "I love The Lego Movie. It's one of my favorite movies, and I watch it all the time with my son. The key is to live on both planes, for the adults and for the kids. It's so smart and so funny."

  • James Corden

    Host, 'The Late Late Show'

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    "I'm a Beauty and the Beast fan, and in terms of message, you can't do much better than Inside Out. But Toy Story is the greatest trilogy in history, and I include Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings in that."

  • Zachary Levi

    Actor & Tony nominee, 'She Loves Me'

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    "Aladdin. That was my jam when I was a kid. The [Alan] Menken music rules, and most importantly Robin Williams' Genie brought a level of comedy to an animated movie that I had never seen before."

  • Adam DeVine

    Actor, 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'

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    "Aladdin because as a little boy it really spoke to me. And at the time it was like, graphics aren't going to get much better than that — we peaked. And then I saw Toy Story, and I'm like, 'Oh, man!' "

  • Judith Light

    Actress, 'Transparent'

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    "How to Train Your Dragon. I really love that. America Ferrera, who is like a daughter to me, did one of the voices in it, and I just thought it was a wonderful and powerful and loving story."

  • Rachel Bloom

    Actress, 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

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    "I couldn’t get enough of Wreck-It Ralph. And it's so hard to choose between all the Disney musicals because they were so important to my childhood. You look at Beauty and the Beast — what an amazing movie. Those songs! And it still holds up."

  • Aline Brosh McKenna

    Creator/executive producer, 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

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    "I'm torn between Finding Nemo and My Neighbor Totoro. But Finding Nemo is a special movie in my house because it was my son's favorite movie growing up and I've probably seen it a billion times."

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