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10. “A Town Called Panic” (2009). Made with cheap little plastic toys and mountains of imagination, this Belgian stop-motion film (based on a television series) tells the story of Cowboy, Indian and Horse, who live together in the country. The plot is ridiculous: The friends need 50 bricks to build a backyard barbeque, but mistakenly order 50 million, which leads the trio, somehow, on an around-the-world adventure. The magic is in the details, like the way the toys boil water for tea, take their morning showers, and call friends on a cell phone. The whole movie is exactly like its five-year-old target audience: Goofy and a little out of control, but ultimately loveable. (Credit: Handout)

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10 best animated films of all time: Our critic's picks

Any list of the top 10 animated films of all time faces one problem: It's bound to be five Disney films, four Pixar films and maybe one from Japan. I'm going to change things up, just a bit, with a list of my favorites, which includes a couple of wild-card choices and rankings that may not sit well with serious animation buffs. I'm omitting obvious masterpieces like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in favor of movies that pushed an envelope or tried to color outside the lines, though there are some popular classics that I couldn't avoid -- they just did everything too well. Read on to see if your favorite made the grade. -- RAFER GUZMÁN

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