This featurette companion to The Rescuers Down Under actually overshadows that movie in many ways. Classic in everything from script (inspired by Mark Twain’s famous novel) to execution (all traditional ink and paint), the »look and feel« is recognizable and reminiscent of earlier decades without feeling dated or retro.
While not up there in my book of animated role-switching, this is still worthwhile and enjoyable. High-quality family entertainment!
Among the 110 films on this list I find plenty of unseen (and occasionally even unknown) ones:
Selma Things to come Selena Coco John Wick Heathers Sweet home Alabama Train to Busan 13 going on 30 The parent trap Fast five Catch me if you can My girl The notebook The little rascals The verdict Blow out Margaret A face in the crowd Toni Erdmann Get out American psycho Punch-drunk love Carol Grizzly man Black Panther The room Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Us Queen & Slim Booksmart Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Endgame Crazy stupid love Paddington 2
Maybe it’s just bias and skepticism on my behalf, but I have a few gripes about this selection…
Mega-classics plus some dubious choices from the »definitive source« as they unabashedly describe themselves – go ahead and spoil yourself rotten on »certified fresh« tomatoes! These I still haven’t seen:
Almost famous Avengers: endgame Better luck tomorrow The big sick Black hawk down Call me by your name Carol Casino royale Coco Creed Dazed and confused Dead Poets Society The legend of Drunken Master Election Fast five Frida Gattaca Get out Ghost in the shell Girls trip The hate u give Heathers Hedwig and the angry inch Inside out The iron giant Iron man John Wick La bamba Like water for chocolate Logan Love and basketball Malcolm X Mean girls Naked Only yesterday Pitch perfect Portrait of a lady on fire Pretty in pink Rafiki Repo Man Saving face The sea inside Selma Shaun of the dead Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse Straight outta Compton Superbad The tale of princess Kaguya Uncut gems Wendy and Lucy What’s love got to do with it? Wonder Woman Your sister’s sister
How come silent drama is often so devoid of tempo while the comedies can be fast-paced – even hectic? This femme-almost-fatale morality is visually arresting but excruciatingly slow and ridiculously overplayed. One can’t help but chuckle at emotionally hypercharged nordic scientist Einar Norsen and intensely staring oriental despot Djorah de Nopur.
A fairly simple story with a few surprises, taking forever to unfold. Not in my art deco book despite unexpected contributions from Les Ballets Suédois.