Reel vs. Reel: An American Tail
vs. The Secret of NIMH
Like any reviewer who takes on animation, we return once more to Don Bluth. The Animated Heroine looks at An American Tail
and The Secret of NIMH
to see which is the supeior Bluth film.
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-06-14 01:08:09Comment:
Alright, here's a strange request, but after watching both of these recently, here goes: The Swan Princess vs. The Princess and the Pea. (2002 film) If you're wondering how you can watch an obscure title like TPATP, well, the whole thing's up on Youtube and I managed to find a copy on Amazon, though the price was insane, so you might not wanna go with that. Then again, you might be able to find it somewhere where you live. I don't know, I don't live there.
Date And Time: 2012-06-05 06:10:19Comment:
maybe do Disney Alice in Wonderland vs Disney Peter Pan
Date And Time: 2012-06-04 20:36:09Comment:
Good Suggestion: Lilo and Stitch vs E.T The Extra Terrestrial. I know ET is not animation. But oddly enough they have strange similarities.
Date And Time: 2012-05-29 13:10:41Comment:
what are your top 10 fav Animated film
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-05-28 23:48:17Comment:
I just thought of one: Shrek vs Shrek 2.
Date And Time: 2012-05-28 13:31:40Comment:
I agree "The Secret of NIMH" is better than "An American Tail". Also, this is like the second time you've mentioned "Thumbelina" in one of your videos. Are you going to make an On the Rack video for that sometime in the future? ;)
Date And Time: 2012-05-27 14:24:37Comment:
Hey, do the land before time vs dinosaur.
Date And Time: 2012-05-26 02:52:33Comment:
I agree I like Secret Of NIHM better the story just appeals to me more it has a little bit of everything storywise mystery, action, excitement drama and plush it's probably Bluth's darkest work next to All Dogs Go To Heaven, as for American Tail I like it fine though it made me sad as a kid.
Date And Time: 2012-05-25 21:55:11Comment:
I never saw "An American Tail" until I was an adult (I still enjoyed it, though), but "Secret of NIMH" was always one of my childhood non-Disney favorites. And I agree, Mrs. Brisby is probably one of the coolest animated heroines and moms ever! Excellent job, Animated Heroine! PS, while I won't say I HATED "Lady and the Tramp," I agree that it wasn't one of my favorites as a kid.
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 14:04:33Comment:
It's ok I didn't like "An American Tail" when I was a kid but you do have some good ponts and "The great owl" remaneds me of "Clockwerk" from "the Sly Cooper" game's, so can we expect an "Reel vs. Reel: An American Tail 2 vs. The Secret of NIMH 2"
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 13:55:03Comment:
Besides, Disney/Pixar films are always compared to Dreamworks or Don Bluth. It would be a nice change of pace if you compared to a film by a different animation studio.
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 13:47:43Comment:
Come on! Monsters Inc and Shrek don't really have anything in common aside from the main characters being monsters. Monsters Inc and Ice Age make a lot more sense to me. You could compare all three films though. That might work.
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 13:19:16Comment:
Nice to see another video from you! I wish I were anywhere near as good at critiquing as you are!
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 13:09:27Comment:
Yes, Monsters Inc vs. Shrek would be a great episode to do next. Even ignoring the bad sequels, the first Shrek still isn't better than Monsters Inc imo. It didn't deserve the win, let alone an adapted screenplay nomination!?! The only other time I disagreed with the Best Animated Feature winner was Spirited Away. I really liked Spirited Away, but I'm a little bit biased for Lilo and Stitch (my personal choice).
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 10:30:55Comment:
Yeah, do Monsters Inc vs Shrek. Ice Age does have some similiarities to Monsters Inc too but both Monsters Inc and Shrek have two main characters, one's a big scary monster with a heart of gold (Sulley and Shrek), and the other is a wisecracking, comic relief sidekick (Mike and Donkey).
Name: The Animated Heroine
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 08:30:23Comment:
@Andrew: When I started the segment I allowed for a comparison between films directed by the same person or studio. It doesn't necessarily have to be about rival studios butting heads, as long as the movies share something specific in common. And thanks, I buy all of the movies I review in order to ensure that the clips are high quality. :)
@Jon Thank you. :) Well I think I'm still kind of working on the structure with this segment. I'll keep that in mind and try to incorporate more comparisons between movies in future episodes. Yeah, I've gotten that request, as well as a request for Monster's Inc and Ice Age. I think I'll compare it with Shrek, though. I'm sure some people will tell me that the stories are not similar enough to be compared, but I'd still like to do it for one specific reason and that is to address that Oscar win. Actually...that might be the next episode.
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 07:26:02Comment:
Man, you're really good at this. Only, it seems that you seem to be talking about the films more than comparing them, but thats just one major flaw. You should really do Monsters Inc Vs Shrek next since they've been compared multiple times aswell and Shrek had won the first Academy Award for Best Animated film over Monsters Inc.
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 03:19:07Comment:
Also, having watched the video, I would like to add that using highest quality versions of the movie being discussed is something to be given kudos for.
Date And Time: 2012-05-24 02:43:35Comment:
Not having watched the video, I would just like to say that it is a unfair to compare films that are not exactly similar in tone, and came out one after another. That, and they having the same director.