NAUSICAӒ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984)

For those who enjoy a good post-apocalyptic diesel-punk environmental fable, with the usual stunning animation from Hayao Miyazaki.

ANIMALYMPICS (1980)

Our Virtual Film Festival continues with a movie seemingly made for me as a kid and absolutely no one else in the world.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

It is the original full-length animated movie, and helped to launch a media empire. For me it holds up today, um, intermittently?

ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS (1961)

The cute dog movie that saved Disney animation is this weekend the inspiration for a sympathetic origin story about its villainous puppy murderer.

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989)

A gentle story about a young girl growing up who just happens to be a witch who rides around on broomsticks and stuff.

PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)

A gorgeous animation classic that is firmly for adults, about the eternal struggle between humans and their environment.

AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986)

I have many questions about this animated musical and its story about oppressed Jewish immigrant mice.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)

Halloween decides to take over Christmas in what has become one of my favorites.

TOY STORY (1995)

The first feature-length computer animated movie spawned an entire industry while exploring those perennial kids’ movies themes of obsolescence and existential dread.