Toonzone's "Battle of the Brackets" Tournament: Battle of the Animated Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films!! Welcome to the 2nd Annual Toonzone "Battle of the Brackets" event! Done in the style of the NCAA basketball tournament, this event will pit 64 classic animated films against each other in a battle to the death! (or something like that). For last year's main tournament thread, click here. For last year's tournament results, click here. How it works: There are two divisions that will have daily battles, which I will call "The Dragon Conference" and "The Robot Conference". As you can tell, one conference is dedicated to Science Fiction animated films, the other to Fantasy animated films. There will be two threads a day, with battles (aka voting) lasting for 24 hours, one thread for the Dragon conference, and one for the Robot conference. I will update the threads each night, listing that day's contenders. Voting is done by posting in the thread which of the two shows you support. Just one vote per forum member please, per day. For current tournament standings, click here. "So what's eligible to appear in the tournament, and what's not?" Last year, we did "American Action cartoons". This year, we wanted to do animated action films, but that's perhaps too broad. To narrow things down, we have films that fall into Sci-Fi or Fantasy categories. So to be eligible here, the first thing is that the film has to have some sort of science fiction or fantasy element. Films that don't qualify: films with personification and anthropomorphism of animals/objects - but contain no other fantasy/science fiction element. "Charlotte's Web", "Lady and the Tramp", "The Lion King", "A Goofy Movie", "Cars", "The Brave Little Toaster", if it's got talking animals/objects in it, that's not the type of fantasy we're looking for! Also, it needs a measure of action to it. Fantasy films that are just fairy tales ("the Prince falls in love with the magical girl"), that's not what we're looking for here! And just to help narrow the field even more, films with a mixture of live actors and animation are also not included ("Cool World", "James and the Giant Peach", "Twilight of the Cockroaches", "Space Jam", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"). Finally, the list of contenders includes no films released since the end of 2013 onward ("Frozen" is such an industry game changer, it made sense to make that the "line in the sand"). And yes, it's not a perfect list, but it's what I came up with, (special thanks for input from fellow moderators Ed Liu, GWOtaku, and Neo Yi!). Outside of Sci-Fi shows in one conference, and Fantasy shows in another conference, placement of films in the tournament was rather arbitrary in nature. And now for the actual tournament (voting) threads: Division 1 (aka "The Dragon conference") Division 2 (aka "the Robot conference") Be sure to place your votes for your favorite American Action cartoons!