We hereby interrupt the regular broadcast of bookish/writing posts to bring you a post about another form of entertainment commonly known as movies.
It may come as a surprise to you, but I actually love movies. *gasp* (Actually, this is probably not a surprise at all but just go with it.)
Recently, I was thinking about all the movies I love that honestly don't get very much attention. Call it what you will...fate...destiny...nostalgia. (Totally how that quote goes. DO NOT QUESTION ME.) But I just wanted to give some forgotten films a bit of spotlight today. I'm sticking with animated movies in this post, but I may do another post like this with other movies sometime. ;)
Are you ready for this? I WAS BORN READY. (*chuckles hesitantly* I have no idea why I'm quoting everything today. :P) Just warning you, there will be lots of pictures. Here are ten forgotten animated films, in no particular order.
// 1. The Great Mouse Detective //
I just love Basil and his *ahem* quirks. Olivia is the cutest, and when Toby comes in the picture? CUTENESS OVERLOAD.
|I haven't seen Sherlock, but I thought this was too fabulous|
to not include. (Pinterest)
Oh, and let me know if the clock scene with Rattigan was mildly terrifying if you see it. I remember being freaked out by that, but I still liked it? #don'task
// 2. Tarzan //
The animation, the humor, the characters...gahhhh, this movie is the best. <3 Jane is actually one of my favorite Disney characters--and you gotta love her dad.
There's also the small matter of the music. Oh my word, the music in this film is the best. Just...if nothing else, look up the soundtrack, okay?
I don't know what else to say except GO WATCH THIS MOVIE. (Oh, and my sister once said I was just like this elephant and IT'S PRETTY ACCURATE.)
|Totally me. *nods* (Pinterest)|
// 3. Balto //
As you might remember from this post, I watched Balto again recently for the first time in ages. I have to say, this has got to be one of my favorite animated movies. It's a childhood favorite, but it's also the kind of movie that is just really, really good. I don't care how old you are. You NEED to see Balto.
You've got characters like Boris and Balto and Jenna. The polar bears. (I keep forgetting their names. XD) There's plenty of humor...usually in the form of Boris. Or the polar bears.
And there's also waaaaay more action than I remembered. THIS MOVIE IS KINDA INTENSE. But...in a good way. ;) And can I just say Balto and Jenna are adorable?
|Balto is so awkward and adorable around her at first. I LOVE IT. (Pinterest)|
// 4. Meet the Robinsons //
This is the only movie on the list that I actually saw in theaters, but for as relatively new as it is, it's surprising how few people have seen it.
Guys. This movie is HILARIOUS. And super weird. XD
This movie involves weird families, a hilarious villain with a dream journal, time travel, and bowler hats. IT'S AWESOME AND YOU ALL NEED TO WATCH IT.
Plus, it's actually surprisingly touching and feelsy. Can I just hug this movie forever??
// 5. A Bug's Life //
Of all the Pixar movies, this is one of the ones that tends to fall through the cracks. It's just...not remembered by a lot of people.
Somehow, Pixar managed to make a movie about bugs that I liked. I never thought I could like bugs before I saw this. XD (Ironically, one of my favorite characters is a spider. Which is really weird since I hate spiders usually.)
Heimlich is basically my spirit animal. He's obsessed with candy corn and food in general. *thumbs up* And all the other circus bugs are hilarious.
This movie is just a lot of fun. Even if you hate bugs with a passion, I can almost guarantee you'll end liking some of the insects in this movie. It's just a fact.
// 6. The Adventures of Tintin //
For the second and last non-Disney animated movie on the list, we've got The Adventures of Tintin. Before seeing this movie, I had actually never even heard of the Tintin comics. (I still haven't gotten around to reading them, but they look really fun!) I had absolutely no expectations for the film...but it ended up being fantastic.
There's tons of action, brilliant animation, and AMAZING MUSIC. John Williams did the score, so I mean, it has to be good.
|Um...THIS PART. LIKE YESSSS. (Pinterest)|
This movie just makes me happy, mostly because I remember watching it the first time while eating homemade ice cream. #yum The characters are really great, and I love love love the plot of this movie. IT'S GOOD, FOLKS.
Also, can I please have a dog like Snowy?
// 7. The Emperor's New Groove //
Three words: best gif material. This movie is the source of every hilarious gif on the planet. And it has a quote for every situation.
Basically, it's the story of how Yzma and her less-than-evil accomplice Kronk accidentally turn the emperor into a llama while trying to usurp the throne. Hilariousness ensues. The end.
In short, you all need to watch this. It's weird, it's crazy, it's the best. There are even SQUIRRELS. And pinatas. And food.
// 8. Oliver and Company //
Can you tell I have a thing for animal movies? It's not obvious at all. *cough, cough* BUT THIS MOVIE. Eeeek! I haven't seen it in a while, but I saw it a ton when I was younger. It has the cutest cast of characters, and I may or may not have wanted to use this comeback all the time.
This movie just has a fun, cozy feel to it. And, as per Disney style, the animals are adorable and awesome. I need a cat like little Oliver. Please and thank you.
// 9. The Fox and the Hound //
*quietly sobs in the background* Oh my stars...this movie. It's surprisingly sad and touching and just everything that's wonderful. Todd and Copper's relationship though. *sniffles*
I don't care what anyone has to say, I'll always love this movie.
// 10. La Luna //
I may be cheating a little on this one since it's actually a Pixar short. BUT HEY, I MAKE THE RULES HERE. *crosses arms defiantly*
I only recently saw this short, and it blew me away. It managed to touch my heart without using a single word in the entire thing. Just...I want to be able to tell stories like this.
IT'S SO SWEET AND DREAMY AND MAGICAL. *hugs it*
|I may have almost screamed when I saw this. Tolkien + La Luna = happy Mary.|