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An American Tail vs. The Secret of NIMH
on Sunday, January 20, 2013
It's the Agony Booth debut of Reel vs. Reel, where your host the Animated Heroine looks at two similar animated films to see which one comes out on top and why! And like any reviewer who focuses on animation, she often delves into the world of Don Bluth. Here, she compares his first feature film, The Secret of NIMH, to his first successful feature film,
An American Tail, to see which one is the superior Bluth film.
The Return of the King (1980)
“His approach is cut short as he sees the reason a swarm of Orcs hasn’t gotten around to curb-stomping him into oblivion: they’re all dead. Naturally, we get a monologue explaining this, and I think even the five year olds watching at this point are probably going, ‘Move it along, goddammit, I got shit to do today!’”Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Planet Baab's most admired astronaut Scorch Supernova is sent on a mission to a a notoriously dangerous planet, in an animated film that even fails at pop culture references. Enough said.Batman: Mask of the Phantasm vs. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
It's Batman vs. Batman when the Animated Heroine compares Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker!Big Hero 6 (2014)
The Animated Heroine reviews Disney's Big Hero 6. Does it live up to the hype?Ratatouille (2007) vs. Flushed Away (2006)
When Dreamworks teamed up with the quirky British animation studio Aardman, they might have made good competition for Disney and Pixar... but they didn't. Find out why when the Animated Heroine compares two movies starring rats, Flushed Away and Ratatouille.All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
It's time to take a look at one of Don Bluth's strangest films! Set in the late 1930s, the movie is about a German shepherd voiced by Burt Reynolds who gets killed by his business partner, but leaves Heaven and goes back to Earth to exact his brutal, violent revenge. With the help of a cute orphan!
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