roiFor those of you who regularly read my posts {thank you for that} you have probably noticed an influx of reviews on animated movies I consider masterpieces. I have decided that they are simply part of my “Forgotten Masterpieces” series. Many of you remember my three posts on memorable animated shorts. Think of these posts as a sort of extension of that. Just for clarification, I will not be discussing widely recognized films. . . at least for awhile. These are only ones that I consider to be forgotten, artistic masterpieces. Also, this doesn’t mean that no critics and historians recognize them. It simply means that they aren’t widely appreciated.

Talking about these movies is very important to me. One thing I have noticed is how little people acknowledge them. Yes there are some wackos out there who obsess over them (especially the Japanese films) and some Disney fans who love ALL Disney films regardless if they aren’t actually well done. I think recently I have just been drawn to them. I have a thing for lost, lonely things. Most of the movies I will be writing about are some of my favorites. At any rate, what I hope to accomplish in writing about all of these animated films is an awareness: I want to unearth them and try to spark an interest in true quality films. Movies I have already talked about include:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

The Wind Rises (2013)

Tarzan (1999)

My future posts will be as follows:

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Metropolis (2001)

The Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Fantasia (1940)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

There will probably be others. . . but we will let that happen when it happens.

 

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