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Poll: 20 Live Action Films with At Least One Animated Sequence

You know when you're watching a film and someone changes the channel and you get really angr... Oh yeah, right, it's part of the film, which 100% animated sequence(s), in an otherwise 100% live-action film, is your favourite?

Note: Films that mix live action and animation at the same time do not count. Live Action must be the main theme of the film. Discuss Here

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    An Invisible Sign (2010)

    The film opens in an animated land in which the human inevitability of dying is eradicated. Naturally this leads to overpopulation, things take a turn for the grisly when a family decide to sacrifice it's limbs to create some more space.
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    Annie Hall (1977)

    The scene involves an animated Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) arguing with a Snow White-inspired wicked queen, with the voice of Diane Keaton. She confesses that her and Singer never have fun any more because he's too concerned with her self improvement.
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    Bowling for Columbine (2002)

    A doc about U.S Gun culture has a short animated scene about how the countries history was largely driven by conflict and racist feuds and that this has inspired a culture of fear, only eased by guns and bullets.
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    De fem benspænd (2003)

    Lars von Trier has Jørgen Leth remake his short Det perfekte menneske (1967) using only animation.
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

    The Tale of the Three Brothers, read by Hermione revealing the 3 elements of the Deathly Hallows.
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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

    A prologue that fills in some Golden Army back story in the form of Hellboy being told a story by his father, involving a great war and a guilty king. Prince Nuada's character is revealed as he goes into exile after a disagreement with his father.
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    Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

    While the bride tries to get her legs working after a four year coma, the audience see an anime-style origin story recounting the early life of O-Ren Ishii through three important moments.
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    In just one of a few animated scenes, "The Tale of Sir Launcelot" sees a man disrupted in his writing, after ascending the many stairs of his castle he sees the clouds and the sun jumping up and down on his front doorstep, he tells them to "Clear Off!" and proclaims "Bloody Weather!"
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    Natural Born Killers (1994)

    The satire includes a short animated segment with buffed up Mickey & Mallory fighting some.. cats?
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    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

    The animated clip is accompanied by the track "What Shall We Do Now?" It starts of with two flowers steadily growing and quickly evolves into a vast city, a parallel for overpopulation and industry.
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    The Pink Panther (1963)

    Although the film's title actually refers to a jewel, the credits are presented in a cartoon sequence featuring a pink panther who interacts with the lettering in various ways -- spinning letters around, unscrambling words, inserting extra credits for himself, and so on.
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    Priest (2011)

    Used as a prologue to get the audience up to speed with the Vampire/Human war.
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    Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

    A drug related animated sequence as Jimmy gets the munchies and hallucinates over the 'greatest brownie known to man' also featuring singing fish and man/brownie sex.
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    Run Lola Run (1998)

    The animated sequence shows Lola running through a series of tunnels and a never ending staircase, as time ticks by.
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    Stay Tuned (1992)

    As the leading characters are sucked into their TV set, the pair find themselves in the bodies of two rodents.
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    Tank Girl (1995)

    When Naomi Watts' Jet Girl gets knocked out she dreams of her and Tank Girl travelling through a desert in a tank.
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    The Ten (2007)

    The film, a walk through of The Ten Commandments sees commandment 9 - “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour" as a rhino starts gossiping and spreading false rumours.
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    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

    This time an LSD related cartoon trip, sees Dewey Cox involved in a parody of The Beatles' - 'Yellow Submarine' however the unhappy thoughts get to him as he's cut in half by a machete!
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    Watchmen (2009)

    The ultimate cut of Watchmen, features a story-within-a-story called Tales of the Black Freighter (2009) it is 26 minutes long (split up throughout the movie) and tells the story of a mariner attacked by the pirates of The Black Freighter and his struggle to warn his homeland of their presence.
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    Xanadu (1980)

    The couple's kiss scene turns to animation as they find themselves standing top a flower and able teleport and transform into fish and birds, while performing a love chase.