An incredibly beautifully animated film about a 10-year-old girl figuring out how to solve her own problems, while also giving baths to monsters, it helped turn Studio Ghibli into a global brand.
Tag Archives: Animated movies
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! (1966)
A beloved holiday Christmas special involving both Chuck Jones and Boris Karloff, which centers around the greatest diss track ever written and launched an increasing awful media franchise.
CLAYMATION CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (1987)
One of the most used VHS tapes of my childhood was this TV special taped off of CBS… it is only marginally easier to access today.
Disney’s early foray into “high culture” is probably weirder to than you remember and also includes a satisfying amount of dinosaur-on-dinosaur violence.
A completely unexpected, elemental masterpiece, it somehow feels straight out of prehistory. This may be the best animated movie most people have never heard of.
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.
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.