I'll admit I'm a strong fan of Bluth's work; I think it can fairly be said that he laid the groundwork for the Disney Renaissance with his pictures in the 80s, returning the prospect of lush animation back to the mainstream--and as an adult, you appreciated that he was willing to be dark if the script called for it. Thus, out of:
-The Secret of NIMH -An American Tail -The Land Before Time -All Dogs Go to Heaven
Which would you say was his best film in the decade? It's very close for me, as all have pretty good strengths, but I'd have to go with Tail myself; I think it has the best overall story, coupled with the best group of songs ever made for Bluth's works--of course, it does help that Fievel's adventures don't have at least one scarring nightmarish moment that hung over the other Bluthian pictures for I back in the day (e.g., Charlie's nightmare in Hell, Nicodemus's shocking end, just to name the most traumatizing examples), and the best ending, with him finally getting his family back after all that time waiting.
In a postscript, the word is Bluth's trying to get a Dragon's Lair film off the ground, so let's hope he can succeed in getting it produced for a fitting swansong to his career, ending where it began.
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
An American Tail was one of my favorite childhood movies. So I've been pretty much idolizing Don Bluth's animation since I first saw it as a kiddie. That being said, it's very hard for me to pick an all-time favorite. But my Top 10 would look something like this:
-The Land Before Time -An American Tail -Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp (Game) -The Secret of NIMH -Anastasia -Dragon's Lair (Game) -Titan A.E. -Rock-a-doodle -All Dogs Go To Heaven -Pete's Dragon