Classic animations have been tested by time and passed, as generation after generation still watch them and fall in love with them. The following animations are a mix of both well known and not so well known. There are the usual solid picks such as the masterpieces of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, the Little Mermaid and more for that family movie night but are not on this list. These animations were released in the 1990s while one was before in the 1980s. These movies still have the same elements as the rest teaching lessons to both young and old viewers and entertainment. These first part includes:
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1998)
This is a remake of an 1989 Japanese animation of the same title in which a 13-year-old witch, Kiki, must go out into the world and live on her own and lands a job as a delivery girl for a bakery at a seaside town. The fledgling witch is befriended by a talking cat, an artist, and a boy inventor who dreams of sailing through the air on his bike. When Kiki becomes exhausted and sick, she finds the magic within herself to take to the skies again. This movie is rated G.
Unlike other Disney heroines, Mulan shows more grit than glamour. When the Huns invade China, Mulan dresses as a male soldier to take her sick father’s place in the army. She ventures in to the male world to try and prove that she can bring good fortune to her family as she failed to impress the local matchmaker. This Chinese folklore animation is touching and inspiring and great sing a longs.
Spirited Away (2002)
This Japanese (2001) remake is part of Hayao Miyazaki collection of animations. Miyaki also directed Kiki’s Delivery Service creates by hand painterly and surreal images telling the story of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro who gets lost and separated from her parents in an abandoned theme park. She becomes a worker in a mysterious bathhouse, full of lost souls and phantasmagorical creatures. The exotic landscape that greets the eyes is as vivid as any dream landscape or nightmare. This animation is Parental Guidance (PG) for young viewers.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
A mousy widow, Mrs. Brisby, must find a way to save her home from the springtime plow. She approaches the mysterious rats of NIMH for help. These super intelligent creatures have high mental prowess due to the result of a lab experiment gone awry at the National Institute of Mental Health. This movies does sound more like a horror but it has the ability to have the whole family laughing due to the mischief the rats get into. This movie is rated G.
Next week, we feature another four movies to pick for movie night.
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