Michael’s Thirteen Favorite Traditional Animated (non-Pixar/CG) Movies
1. The Last Unicorn – thank you HBO fir playing this one so much. I can always watch it
2. The Secret of NIMH – based on the great kid’s book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH – it was the first Don Bluth animated I was aware of his name being attached to.
3. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Probably Disney’s greatest modern work, and it translated very well to the stage.
4. Disney’s The Little Mermaid – The one that brought Disney animation back into the limelight.
5. Disney’s The Aristocats – among the early works, this was a family favorite. We even had a cat named Tolouise.
6. Anastasia – FOX scored well with this one. I loved the cast of voices and the songs.
7. South Park : Bigger, Longer, and Uncut – they can’t all be family-oriented.
8. Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame – A lot of people considered this one to be a grown-up’s Disney film. As a fan of Les Miserables, I liked Disney’s take on Hugo.
9. Disney’s Tarzan – The Phil Collins soundtrack helped this one a lot, and Mimmie Driver did good voiceover work.
10. Disney’s The Lion King – I saw this one at a matinee and went back the next day to see it again.
11. The Hobbit – saw this one in school and though the animation is not great, the story enraptured me.
12. Race For Your Life Charlie Brown – A kid’s take on Deliverance? Orientation? We’re not going to China!
13. Snoopy Come Home – Bittersweet, how can you not love the Peanuts gang?
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