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Ten Forgotten Animated Movies

Updated on March 17, 2011

Over time new movies come and go. They get better and better (well sometimes) and these old goodies get pushed down into the dirt. These were ones I enjoyed way back when that I too have forgotten about, some for a long time. Its nice to be reminded sometimes about the things you forget, especially when they were so good. Definitely want to be sharing these with my son. Except the last one until he's older, don't feel like scarring him with bunnies ravaging each other.

1. Rock-A-Doodle
Released in 1992, Rock-A-Doodle is animated movie about a young boy named Edmond who learns that the crowing of the rooster named Chanticleer didn't make the sun rise. Edmond goes out to find Chanticleer to make him come back and raise the sun so the rain stops and he saves the day. On the course of Edmond's journey he gets turned into a cat for no apparent reason. Edmond and his friends have to set out to Las Vegas, where supposedly Chanticleer is the king, before the bad owls come because they love the darkness. I used to love this movie when I was younger, only actually remembering seeing it maybe twice. But as far as I remember it was a good movie.

2. James and the Giant Peach
Released in 1996, James and the Giant Peach is pretty much all animated other then the beginning and some of the end. There's really not that much to this movie, a young boy named James (obviously) had a wonderful life with his parents by the Atlantic ocean. Being told one day they would visit a wonderful place call New York city. Suddenly he is living with his two horrible aunts after being told his parents were "eaten by a demonic rhinoceros that appears out of nowhere." He ends up befriending some bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take him on a journey to New York city. I remember enjoying the look and feel of this movie very much when I was younger.

3. The Pagemaster
Released in 1994, The Pagemaster is a mostly animated book, same with James and the Gian Peach. The beginning and ending are real life. This movie is about a cowardly boy named Richard.He enters a library to hide from a nasty storm and finds himself lost and turned into an animation by the Pagemaster. The Pagemaster sends Richard on a journey through fiction and gaining courage with his book friends to find his way to the Exit sign to become real again.
I thought this movie was great when I was younger, its funny, basically teaches you to stick up for yourself. I just loved it.

4. The Brave Little Toaster
Released in 1987, The Brave Little Toaster is about *drum roll* a well as a lamp, vacuum cleaner, electric blanket and a radio. They live in an abandoned cabin awaiting their "master," a young boy who hasn't been there in years, to come home. After feeling abandoned they set out to the big city to find him. They slowly learn to work together and after arriving at their masters apartment, now a young adult, his current appliances convince them they are out of date and throw them in the trash. They go to the dump where their master eventually finds them. What a cute story huh!

5. The Secret of Nimh
Released in 1982, The Secret of Nimh is about a shy mouse named Mrs. Brisby who lives in a cinder block, but is planning to mouse because plowing season is coming but her son Timothy is sick with pneumonia. An owl tells her to visit a strange group of rats in a rose bush on the farm. The leader of the super smart rats (made smart by an experiment her husband and the rats had done at NIMH {National Institute of Mental Health}) gave Mrs. Brisby a amulet that has magic powers when the wearer is courageous. Because of her husbands relationship with the rats they agreed to help move her cinder block. Which is later found to be sinking in mud which she ends up using the amulet to lift out. Oh and Timmy starts to recover. Happy endings for all!

6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Released in 1988, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a part animated movie about a cartoon hating detective that was hired by a cartoon rabbit to prove his innocence because he was framed for murder. I remember this being a strange movie, good no the less. But strange. The "toons" are impervious to physical abuse but the bad guy Doom (and his toon patrol of weasels) had created this liquid called The Dip. Which can kill any toon. Definitely a must watch if you have never seen it.

7. Fern Gully
Released in 1992, Fern Gully is an animated movie about the living things in the rain forest being threatened and pushed out by the "evil" logging companies and a polluting bad guy named Hexxus. A fairy girl named Crysta has been told by the leader fairy that humans are extinct. That the ran away because of an attack by Hexxus.When Zak (a logger) arrives, Crysta is shocked that there is still a human and he accidentally shrinks Zak. Zak ends up helping the rain forest beat this Hexxus after a wild adventure with Crysta and a bat named batty oh and after unexpectedly falling in love with Crysta.

8. The Rescuers
Released in 1977, The Rescuers is a movie I have been trying to remember the name of for about 10 years. Never thinking this movie was the movie I was thinking of. I LOVED this movie. It is about two mice from the Rescue Aid Society that are searching for a little girl who was kidnapped by some treasure hunters who are staying on an abandoned river boat. They are looking the The Devils Eye (the largest diamond). They drop the kidnapped girl, Penny, into a hole to find it in the Pirates Cave. After an adventure for the mice they end up finding penny. This is a must see! One I will definitely be seeing again soon.

9. Rock & Rule
Released in 1983, Rock & Rule is about a small time band who plays at a club (the one song I LOVE). At this particular club is Mok, aging superstar. Mok is looking for the "one voice" used to summon a demon, which he finds in singer Angel of the small time band. He ends up kidnapping her after she refuses to abandon her band. She eventually finds out of his true plans to raise the demonic by her voice at a concert. In the meantime her band mates have stolen a cop car and are driving to rescue her. Later on, the demon gets raised and the band mates are now superstars. There is so much to this movie..but it is so hard to tell so much without telling it all.

10. Watership Down
Released in 1978, Watership Down is a movie about an overwhelming amount of rabbits. Their god Lord Frith gave non-rabbits a gift, turning some into predators that hunt and kill rabbits. Frith also gave the rabbits the gift of cunning and speed. Some creatures set out to kill Prince El-ahrairah and his followers, but the rabbits may survive by their wits. I remember this movie being very in depth and kind of morbid. Definitely not a young kids one I would say. But still good.


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    • Pokedex profile image

      Pokedex 5 years ago from Pallet Town

      Pagemaster and Who Framed Roger Rabbit were awesome movies i loved watching!

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      George Greene Jr. 5 years ago from California PA

      I nevr heard of rock and rueut wth the cast that is in it I must look that up.

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      Cammiebar 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      I have seen all of those except "Watership Down". But I love rabbits, so I guess I'll have to go and see it. But first, time to watch "The Brave Little Toaster"! Awesome!

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      tgopfrich 7 years ago from Stettler, AB

      I never thought of that! hahaha but now that I think about it that could have been! :) Thank you, I needed a laugh!

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      Cogerson 7 years ago from Virginia

      Great list....The Brave Little Toaster is a great family film....the story is real close to Toy Story....while Ferngully has at least one fan....James Cameron..who seems to have taken notes while watching this movie...and then used those notes to write Avatar