“They don’t make them like they used do”. A common saying when looking back at the past, and this post is just that. Way before the days of Pixar, and where Disney animation was the power house cartoon company we still saw some wonderfully fantastic animation among us. Now, I love Pixar and Disney but they’ve often become too mainstream in some sense, too reliant on pop culture references and toilet gags.
These are my favourite Top 5 non Disney/Pixar/CGI animation Films:
5. The Iron Giant :- A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
4. The Prince of Egypt :- An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
3. An American Tale :- While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.
2. The Land Before Time :- Five orphan dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, while grieving the loss of their families and banding together to face the odds of survival.
1. The Secret of NIMH :- To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of super-intelligent rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.