Tuesday, June 7, 2011


4 out of 5. Don Bluth's THE SECRET OF NIMH is one of the first films that proved that animation could be taken so much more seriously. Go ahead, rewatch it and you'll be taken with the lushness of it. The animation...the backgrounds, direction, character development. This film has so much going on that it's endlessly rewatchable. So much to learn about staging and light. Anyway, check out what Pixar got hip to early on: STORY. If it's not bullet-proof then you're just building on a bad foundation.