Found this rare DVD version of the arcade game #spaceace . The game aspect does not work so well (you use your remote to move) but it was a novel idea. For nerds like me the interesting content is in the vintage interviews with the game creators/animators. Lots of talk about the then new #laserdisc technology. #dvdcollection#donbluth#dragonslair#80sarcade
Forgotten Milestone no. 96. Movie: The Secret of NIMH. Release date: July 2, 1982 (35 years old). Today is the 80th birthday of legendary animator Don Bluth, who captivated viewers with his visual and storytelling quality with films like An American Tail and Fergully, but that all started with his debut directorial film which is this beloved animated classic. Based on the novel Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, The Secret of NIMH is about a timid field mice named Mrs. Brisby who is widowed and lives with her three children in a cinder block, with the youngest child Timmy falling I'll with Pneumonia. She receives the medicine from fellow mouse Mr. Ages and returns home in time to give it to her son with the help of the bumbling crow Jeremy, but she has move her family quickly as farmer Fitzgibons is set to plow the area. So see seeks out to great owl who leads her to a group of highly intelligent rats led by the wise Nicodamus to help her family evacuate. I just love the way this movie looks and feels and the flow of whimsy and imagination that stems from the art and narrative. This is one of the many examples of Bluth's genius as his vibrant art complements the story and themes that will appeal to younger viewers without talking down to them as darkness lurks and characters die, in addition to highlighting every details to his characters designs and environments they occupy. He knows how to make characters adorable and loveable as they want to be (like Brisby and Jeremy) an certain characters look downright frightening and/or despicable as they want to be to make for light-hearted and dramatic entertainment with a strong arc and gorgeous visuals. #thesecretofnimh#donbluth#forgottenmilestones#happybirthdaydonbluth#animatedmovies#fantasyfilms#darkfantasyfilm#fantasydrama#imindisguise#courageoftheheartisveryrare#iwilltreasureitalways#elizabethhartman#johncarradine#domdeluise#derekjacobi#arthurmallet#hermoinebaddeley#peterstrauss#1982movies#80smovies#auroraproductions#unitedartists#mgmuaentertainmentco
Cumple 80 años Don Bluth. Quizás no sepáis quien es... Pero la gran mayoría que ronda mi edad (año arriba, año abajo) se ha criado con su cine.
Nació en 1937 en el Paso, Texas. Trabajó en The Walt Disney Company en películas como: La bella durmiente (1959), Robin Hood (1973), Los rescatadores (1977), etc,... Pero en 1978 dejó la fábrica de los sueños para forjar el suyo y fundar su estudio que sería la competencia directa de Disney en su propio mercado.
Dibujante, guionista, director y productor nos regalo obras de arte como: NIMH, el mundo secreto de la señora Brisby (1982), En busca del valle encantado (1988), Todos los perros van al cielo (1989), ... entre otras que forman parte de mi infancia y los recuerdo con mucho cariño. ¿Y vosotros habéis visto estás películas? ¿Cuál es vuestra favorita? ¡Suscribiros! 😎