#1 Posted by stoodspoon (628 posts) -

Mine is Land Before Time or Secret of N.I.M.H

#2 Edited by Regal (434 posts) -

Never saw Sectret of NIMH, so it's definitely Land Before Time. That was also the first animated feature film I saw (came out about two weeks after I was born), and I've seen it a bunch of times from about 1 to 6 years old. Would love to see it again someday.

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#4 Posted by GunstarRed (5186 posts) -

I really like both Anastasia and Titan A.E, although that film really suffers from some basic CGI and music that really date it.

#5 Posted by BonOrbitz (2193 posts) -

The Secret of N.I.M.H. hands down. After not seeing it for a couple of decades, I popped it in a couple of years ago and was blown away by the movie's darkness, the beauty of the hand-drawn animation, and Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack. Viewing this movie as an adult with only a child's memory of the film was exciting, and I wasn't expecting to like the film more now than I did back in the day. Children's films today feel so flat and tame compared to this movie.

...and oh god, THAT SPIDER.

#6 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

Looking over his filmography, "All Dogs Go to Heaven" is the only movie that I really liked where he's credited as the main guy. So that one.

#7 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4802 posts) -

Was he the one who blue himself?

#8 Posted by HarlechQuinn (449 posts) -

"The Secret of N.I.M.H." for sure!

#9 Posted by Ostratego (39 posts) -

I forgot Anastasia was Don's: yeah, I'd go with that.

Does anybody remember Thumbelina and Balto? Probably all dogs go to heaven.

Actually, I'm going to go with Disney's animated Robin Hood.

#10 Edited by teh_destroyer (3567 posts) -

Were the Fiefel movies his also?

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Were the Fiefel movies his also?

The first one definitely was. I don't know about Feifel Goes West, but I remember that being alright.

#14 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (1746 posts) -

Rock-a-Doodle, probably. Looooved the hell out of it as a kid. Funnily I think a lot of people would consider it his worst movie. Titan A.E. was great, as was All Dogs Go To Heaven and both American Tail movies. I unfortunately don't remember much about The Secret of NIMH, having only seen it once I think, but I did read the book it was based on and its two sequels which I remember really liking.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11907 posts) -

I liked Titan AE a whole lot as a kid, though I'm not sure if it holds up.

#17 Edited by teh_destroyer (3567 posts) -

THe original Feifel with The Land Before Time for a close second place.

#18 Edited by shivermetimbers (772 posts) -

The Secret of NIMH is the only Bluth film I can stand. The others are way too cheesy or sentimental for my liking. I've never seen Titan A.E. though, so maybe that one will hold up? I don't know.

As for NIMH, while not a perfect film, might be the best animated film to come out in the past 30 or so years. It's on Netflix Instant and it's well worth a watch.

Edit: I take that back, The Iron Giant is the best animated film to come out in the last 30 years, with NIMH being a close second.

#19 Posted by notdavid (839 posts) -

Land Before Time. That James Horner soundtrack is BALLER.

#20 Edited by JeanLuc (3583 posts) -

Secret of NIMH is a classic.

#21 Edited by mandude (2669 posts) -

I think I must have seen the Land Before Time about 50 times as a young child. Haven't seen it since, though.

#22 Posted by oraknabo (1463 posts) -

NIMH is easily the best. His movies got progressively dumber over time.

#23 Posted by razoredraspberry (8 posts) -

The Land Before Time

#24 Edited by ahgunsillyo (450 posts) -

@onekillwonder_ said:

Rock-a-Doodle, probably. Looooved the hell out of it as a kid. Funnily I think a lot of people would consider it his worst movie. Titan A.E. was great, as was All Dogs Go To Heaven and both American Tail movies. I unfortunately don't remember much about The Secret of NIMH, having only seen it once I think, but I did read the book it was based on and its two sequels which I remember really liking.

Heck yes, Rock-a-Doodle!

#25 Edited by Caustic_Fox (112 posts) -

"Morons! I'm surrounded by morons!"

So, yeah... All Dogs go to Heaven is my favorite. Secret of N.I.M.H. holds second place. But that can be debatable. One thing that I have noticed about nimh is that it is one of those rare movies (err... book adaptations) that has the mother as the main protagonist. I can not really think of another movie at the top of my head that shares this same theme.

#26 Edited by ShaggE (6453 posts) -

Wow... it just now occurred to me that I haven't actually seen any of his films. I knew of them, of course (it's impossible not to if you're over a certain age), but I never actually sat down and watched one.

Crazy.

#27 Posted by Capum15 (4900 posts) -

I forgot Anastasia was Don's: yeah, I'd go with that.

Does anybody remember Thumbelina and Balto? Probably all dogs go to heaven.

Actually, I'm going to go with Disney's animated Robin Hood.

You just gave me a major case of nostalgia with Thumbelina and Balto.

All Dogs Go To Heaven and Land Before Time were great as well.

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#28 Posted by Winternet (8019 posts) -

Land Before Time, because dinosaurs are cool when you're a kid.

#29 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5508 posts) -

I have a great fondness for the first American Tail movie.

#30 Posted by DoctorTran (1562 posts) -

Xanadu.

#31 Posted by Demoskinos (14830 posts) -

Fuck,this is hard. I think I'd have to go for the original American Tale movie. Although....Land Before Time was totally bitching.

#32 Posted by ProfessorEss (7371 posts) -

Despite having a lot respect for the man and his skills I've just never been a fan of his movies or his style.

I'd probably say Secret of NIMH or Titan A.E.

#33 Posted by The_Ruiner (1056 posts) -

All Dogs go to Heaven...shit is dark man...

#34 Edited by SycoMantis91 (30 posts) -

Secret of NIMH or American Tail

#35 Posted by hawkinsn (25 posts) -

I just heard "Somewhere Out There" on the radio on the way home (which I haven't heard in years). By the way, my favorite is Secret of NIMH, and I read the book (Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH) when I was in the eighth grade or so. If you guys are trying to think of something to pick up for reading and you liked the movie, take my advice and read the book.

#36 Posted by Hailinel (24794 posts) -

Secret of NIMH, no contest. Also, I enjoyed Titan A.E. Too bad that film pretty much sunk Fox's animation unit and his career. :/

#37 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11737 posts) -

I know I've seen plenty of his films, but I saw them all when I was 6 and only have vague memories regarding NIMH, Anastasia, The Land Before Time and... some other ones, probably. I did, however, see Thumbelina within the last year (don't ask why) and I found it comically terrible, though I imagine that was from the point in his career where his best work was behind him.

#38 Posted by Nightriff (5084 posts) -

An American Tale motherfuckers! Although I don't remember it at all....except a bird on the statue of liberty....a cat? maybe.....that's about that....oh and a mechanical? mouse? rat? thing? at some point? God it sounds like a fever dream now. Anyways I like all the films I've seen from him so good on Don Bluth.

#39 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I'm positive I watched The Land Before Time when I was like 5-6 apart from that nothing else. Still I watched some trailers and the man is clearly a master animator. I'll definitely watch Titan A.E.

#40 Posted by Kraznor (1578 posts) -

Huh, was going to say Fievel Goes West but looking at the credits, apparently he had nothing to do with that one. I suppose Land Before Time then.

#41 Edited by TheHT (11261 posts) -

Looking at his wiki page I can only really recall seeing An American Tale to completion.

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#42 Edited by PenguinDust (12517 posts) -

Can I say The Rescuers? He was the director of animation on that. Well, if I have to stick with movies he produced as well as directed, Titan AE, then Anastasia (I like the music) and finally, The Secret of N.I.M.H. I read the book, "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" before seeing the movie, so as what often happens with book-to-film adaptions, I was disappointed by many of the changes. It's a good movie, and given that Disney wasn't doing much at the time, it was worth seeing.