Wednesday, 5 March 2014

5 Forgotten Movies From Your Childhood

So everyone remembers the epic Disney classic movies (like Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story among wayyy more) of the past few decades but some of the best animated gems are less commonly being passed on to today's little kids.
Here's a list of my top 5 movies I loved as a child but are becoming steadily extinct.



Oliver and Company [1988]
Naturally, a Walt Disney animation had to be present on this list and there are actually quite a few gems from the company that aren't as popular these days as should be.
Oliver and Company is one of many animated, musical adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic - Oliver Twist, though evidently the only with cute furry critters rather than humans and set in New York! I love the Oliver story in general but with the added heart wrenching-ly poor, unwanted kitten, this version stands out comedic-ally as well as dramatically.

The Brave Little Toaster [1987]
How could a film about a toaster be good I hear you say? Also, how can a toaster be brave?! A change from the usual talking animal animations, these personified home appliances are actually as endearing as adventurous puppies and singing mice. I think there can be huge similarities made between this movie and the epic Toy Story with appliances pretending to be lifeless around people and when alone continuing their quest to reach their original owners. It's cute and funny and if you didn't see it as a child - watch it. Actually here is the full movie, so you have no reason not to watch!



Alice Through the Looking Glass [1987]
Equally as weird and twisted as Alice in Wonderland but worse animation. I don't mean that in a bad way, especially seeing as it was in 1987 however when Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was as well drawn and detailed in 1937 it's a little underwhelming.
Never the less a talking race horse, Humpty Dumpty the dinosaur egg, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and a Jaberwocky voiced by Mr T make it highly entertaining for kids and family.

The Pagemaster [1994] 
Why The Pagemaster only has a 5.8/10 on IMDB is beyond me! From the Home Alone series fame, Macaulay Culkin stars in this awesome live action and animated combination film based in a huge  library during a thunder storm. If that wasn't scary and exciting enough, after slipping on the floor and knocking himself out the dream-like story begins where he meets his new 'book' friends Adventure, Fantasy and Horror who travels with him through a storybook land encountering pirates, a dragon and even Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I do it no justice, but the trailer doesn't either. 

Labryinth [1986]
An epic cult classic, well at least in my opinion. Everyone around my age must of seen it! Admittedly not a fan of his music, which is definitely before my time, I really enjoyed David Bowie as 'The Goblin King'. Considering the main characters (aside from The Goblin King and Sarah) are actually puppets, of which I'd usually not be a fan of, this was one of my all time favorite movies as a pre-teen.  Fantastical, weird and intriguing it's something most people can enjoy.


Do you remember any of these? Which is your favorite? If it's not on the list, tell me about it!

20 comments:

  1. I used to be obsessed with The Brave Little Toaster! We eventually lost our rubbish tape that had it recorded off the tv and I cried! My mum re recorded it for me a couple of years ago, my inner child was screaming with joy!

    Lisa | Wanderlust and Daydreams x

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    1. Aw no bless you!! haha How cute and thoughtful of your Mam to re-record it though :)
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  2. I love Oliver and Company! I'm so ashamed that I didn't know it was an adaptation of Oliver Twist though! I used to love the Brave little toaster also! Labyrinth terrified me as a child!
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. When I was younger, even though I watched both ALOT, I never saw the connection either. It's really interesting isn't it :)
      And I have to admit the scene with all the hands as Sarah fell down into the oubliette still freaks me out now haha
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  3. OH MY GOD DANIELLE! You're like the only other person I've ever know who knows The Pagemaster! My god, it was such an spic tale! I remember the part with Jekyll and Hyde used to scare the bejesus outta me though haha and who could forget the wonderful Labyrinth! Even as a child, I thought Bowie was delicious in those tight spandex ;) baha! Oliver and Co used to make me so sad, had one helluva soundtrack though! :) Fabulous post m'dear, as per :)

    Claire xo

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    1. Yey! Same. I swear I've been drafting this post for a while and everyone I've asked has had no idea what I was talking about. It was epic!
      Oh well, I wouldn't go as far to say delicious hahaha I think that was one of the most frightening things watching that as a kid lol.

      Thank you :) Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you get sorted with your blog soon!
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  4. Hah! I was just watching The Labyrinth last night! It's still one of my favorite movies. :)

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    1. No way!! What a coincidence! haha It really is a classic eh :)
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  5. I LOVED Oliver and company!
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    1. I think it was a little bit of a classic when we were younger eh? Just seems to of been forgotten.
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  6. Whenever anyone asks me my favourite film I ALWAYS say Labyrinth ... some people give me odd looks but I just love it! I first saw it at my best friend's 10th birthday and we all became obsessed with it! I love when they show it at little cinemas, I always have to go, it's so good seeing it on a big screen x

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    1. Aw that's a fab favorite film to have! A total classic.
      I'd love to see it on a big screen!

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  7. Oliver and Company is amazing - I wish I still had my VHS player xo

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    1. It's actually seems rather popular after I've posted this haha. Must make all the children watch!
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  8. My go to as a kid (besides The Little Mermaid!) was always An American Tale!

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    1. Oh goodness that is an oldie! I had to google it to remember it but how could anyone forget those giant ears.
      A bit like an animated Homeward Bound about a mouse...ha
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  9. I love Oliver and Company! I'm afraid I haven't watched any of the others... must go on a hunt for them x

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    1. You haven't?! Oh you must!! Let me know if you do check any of them out :)

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  10. The only one I don't remember from this list is The Pagemaster! I've never heard of that one but Oliver And Company was always one of my favourites :) x

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    1. What on earth Leona! I though of all people you would of be a Pagemaster fan!! haha
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