Terry Gilliam On The Top 50 Animated Films Today Around The Blogosphere

–I love Sci Fi Wire’s crazy, crazy list features. The cereal one from the other day is going to be tough to top, but today’s “movie and TV clowns that scared the hell out of us” is pretty fantastic. Or it would be, if clowns didn’t already scare the crap out of me. Kudos for including Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It” and — more importantly — the Killer Klowns from “Killer Klowns from Outer Space.” Another door?!?! (Sci Fi Wire)

–All this month, Cinematical is highlighting the top bad guys in movies — “Villains We Love,” as they call it. Today’s pick is a special one for me, since it comes from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” MTV Gore Girl Jenni Miller writes of villain Oogie Boogie, “He’s a singing, dancing sack full of worms with a striped tongue.” That sounds about right. Head over to Cinematical for a great meditation on the glory of Oogie Boogie. (Cinematical)

–Lists are fun and all, but everybody does them. Because they’re fun, sure. Still… it’s sometimes hard to distinguish one list from another. Now, add The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” director Terry Gilliam to the mix and people will take notice. That’s what they did at Time Out, with Gilliam serving up commentary for the “50 greatest animated films.” Kickass. (Time Out)