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What about ¨Kimi ga Nozomu Eien¨ or ¨Blue Submarine N°6¨.
And if someone hasn´t seen it yet, ¨Last Exile¨ definitely.
A bit late, but you might want to check out Persepolis.
Made after the Persepolis graphic novel.

I also thought that 9 is a more adult oriented animation.

And lets not forget Hayao Miyazaki works, like Spirited Away.
yeah, I do think this is because the west doesn't take animation seriously. (You can just see how long it took Hollywood to take animated films seriously, and even now they will never give a Best Picture award to an animated film, even if it was the most brilliant piece of cinema ever.) We are getting better, though. Nowadays we at least get a lot of "animation for the entire family" as opposed to "animation for children". EDIT: now that I think about it, it has also gotten worse in a way. Back in, like, the 80s animation supposedly aimed for kids could be really creepy and weird! Nowadays it all has to be happy and shiny and the violence downplayed.

Oh guys, do you remember MTV in the 90s? back when it still showed music videos??? it had the "MTV Oddities" section, there was some cool stuff there!

Also, it hails from the eastern world, but "Grave of the Fireflies" is a widely acclaimed war drama (since you are interested in that).
Post edited May 03, 2013 by Tychoxi
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Elmofongo: Do you guys agree there should be more animated films for adults?
If i had the money to back me, I would be making one! - that of course is one of the major issues in getting such content.
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Faenrir: Renaissance
Thank you for showing me this.

I took half a minute digesting the snippet on IMDB, a few minutes to download the movie, ten minutes to watch the beginning, then ordered it from the first store I found that sold it, despite the price being almost twice what I usually pay for movies. The price on Amazon UK (£5.45) is about a fifth of what I paid, I don't care though.
The only ones I can think are comic book series which can still be watched by adults as they usually keep the more mature themes due to being copied from the comic stories.

Also, does stop motion count? I can think of a good few, if so, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and pretty much anything by Nick Park.
Haven't' read the whole topic but the anime Monster (a series) and Grave of the Fireflies (a movie) are definitely mature deep stories.

Don't really know of any American cartoons that are for adults, most are for teens who want "mature" action or humor not a deep story.

Batman: the animated series is great but still a show for kids as well as adults.

I watched Grave of the Fireflies at too young of an age... The movie is super duper depressing. Roger Ebert really liked it too.

Monster meanwhile is a really good drama, better than most of the dramas on TV.
Post edited May 03, 2013 by marcusmaximus
Rock & Rule is another good cult animated film. Has one or two bumps due to production issues at the time but has good voice talent, plenty of Rock and an overall more mature tone (though don't expect blood or anything, it does go into themes of how far someone would go for fame and recognition.)
Felidae, from 1994, is another prime example =D one might think it'd be for children but my ex told me about this movie once and that she got traumatized by it...
it's also on youtube ;D
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iippo: I think there is Lords of the Ring cartoon movie as well, cant remember if it was any good though.
Just popping in to warn you to not try and "remember", that is all:)
I recommend A Scanner Darkly (adult) as well as Akira (teen). Watching some of the trailers for these movies at IMDB also leads to trailers of similar films, so you may learn of some more that way.

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Sabin_Stargem: I would say that the Secret of Nimh would certainly qualify as a mature film.
I would disagree. While I loved the movie I would call it mixed (barely), but not adult. If the presence of death makes a film adult, then others would qualify as well, such as Bambi or The Last Unicorn. I'd just say they're for more intelligent and / or mature children, not necessarily adult.
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BlueMooner: I would disagree. While I loved the movie I would call it mixed (barely), but not adult. If the presence of death makes a film adult, then others would qualify as well, such as Bambi or The Last Unicorn. I'd just say they're for more intelligent and / or mature children, not necessarily adult.
Well the secret of Nimh is pretty much way more adult than most animated movies...I agree though, i'd say maybe 14/15 y/o. Still a good entry in the genre with a "kind-of" adult treatment, can't hurt ^^

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Faenrir: Renaissance
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Maighstir: Thank you for showing me this.

I took half a minute digesting the snippet on IMDB, a few minutes to download the movie, ten minutes to watch the beginning, then ordered it from the first store I found that sold it, despite the price being almost twice what I usually pay for movies. The price on Amazon UK (£5.45) is about a fifth of what I paid, I don't care though.
You're welcome, glad you discovered it and hope you'll like it as well ;)
Post edited May 04, 2013 by Faenrir
We are talking about animated movies for adults and nobody mentioned Mary & Max so far???

Some more movies:
$9.99
Alois Nebel
Persepolis
Chico & Rita
A Scanner Darkly
Waking Life
Heavy Traffic
Coraline
When the Wind Blows
The Plague Dogs
Felidae
The Illusionist
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PaterAlf: We are talking about animated movies for adults and nobody mentioned Mary & Max so far???

Some more movies:
$9.99
Alois Nebel
Persepolis
Chico & Rita
A Scanner Darkly
Waking Life
Heavy Traffic
Coraline
When the Wind Blows
The Plague Dogs
Felidae
The Illusionist
One or two I havent heard of there - cheers!