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ChrisReynolds's avatar


It's got some really good individual moments, some excitement, and the story has a lot more of an edge than you'd see in a Disney cartoon, but overall there were too many aimless scenes and rather poor direction that meant occasional loss of interest in the proceedings. I'm still not sure how I felt about the deus ex machina at the end - it was impressive, but the film seemed to have been taking a more sci-fi approach and then it brings in some inexplicable magic. Plus the crow was the usual terrible clumsy comic relief character that always seems to pop up in these animated films. He could have been written out with minimal changes to the story.
10 years 11 months ago
KPND's avatar


It's pretty good, and the lead mouse character is really likable. However, I didn't like the changes from the book, with the mystical stone nonsense. And the crow is the Jar Jar Binks of this movie, crapping up every scene he's in.
11 years 11 months ago
SailorCardKnight's avatar


Such an amazing film! Whenever I name off examples of American animation at its best, this is one of them. Its sad to see animated films of this level aren't being made anymore.

...Meanwhile theres talk of remaking this into the form of a live-action/CGI movie, like Alvin and the Chipmunks. *shudder*
12 years 11 months ago
Emiam's avatar


Classic of the defected Disney competitor Dom Bluth - very gently hand animated, as nice and charming as it was before. And not as hectic as many of today's CGI animated films have a strong tendency to be.
3 years 2 months ago
afan's avatar


fantastic movie. if you like animation at all, this is a must see!
12 years 8 months ago
Zeltaebar's avatar


A gem of a movie. Unusually dark for a cartoon. That cat is the most rabid, horrible creature I've ever seen in a cartoon. The only thing wrong about it is that annoying crow character, a comic relief best left out of the movie.
13 years ago
Siskoid's avatar


The Secret of NIMH is a Tom Bluth animated film (his first) based on a children's book, about a mouse trying to save her sick child when the plow chases most every animal from the field. Her only hope, the technologically adept rats of NIMH. The level of animation is quite high, and the world created detailed and beautiful to look at. The mix of science and magic (not in the book) gives the story a fairy tale quality, but is more than a little odd, and while the cast is rich (and features many big names), it creates a number of helper characters who may or may not have enough screen time to truly justify their roles. Still, I can't fault the film's world-building. Those "defects" give it extra layers, depth and scope. Between that and the ruthlessness of Bluth's vision - cute critters or not, death is very real - he's created something kids can keep coming back to well into their adulthood.
6 years 8 months ago
Armoreska's avatar


Dieguito, WTF? Being made by Disney's people doesn't make it Disney.
11 years ago
Videl's avatar


@ Dieguito: It's not Disney, it's MGM.
12 years 2 months ago
iwatchmovie1's avatar


You can find this movie on Hulu. Just type the movie title and you'll see the whole movie in no time.
13 years 1 month ago
mupp3tbab3h's avatar


really weird movie but i remember liking it
13 years 3 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


A less known Disney animation, but very good one. Dom DeLuise's voice is unforgettable.
12 years 6 months ago
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