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The Secret of NIMH : It's Just Not Quite as Good As You Remembered
Sign in. To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. Brisby, a widowed mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children on the Fitzgibbon farm. She is preparing to move her family out of the field they live in as plowing time approaches, however her son Timothy has fallen ill, and moving him could prove fatal. Brisby visits The Great Owl, a wise creature who advises her to visit a mysterious group of rats who live beneath a rose bush on the farm.
In a random poll taken at my office, a good two-thirds of the people who remembered the film mostly remembered it for being scary. But why? It left me with an overall impression of morbid unease, like there was something rotten in the movie trying to get out and infect me. And I remembered very old rats, wearing robes, and something was very wrong with them. My childish brain instinctively cringed away from the movie on a visceral level, even though I also clearly remember being fascinated by it. No, the thing that got to me—and what came immediately rushing back as soon as I began watching—was the realization that I was freaked out by the eyes. Or lack of them, rather.
Disney has had a stranglehold on animated feature films ever since Walt and friends made the first one, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , in It was like David and Goliath, except that David lost and motivated Goliath to try harder. Here's a trove of information about everyone's favorite non-Disney animated classic. In , while Disney was in the middle of production on The Fox and the Hound , animators Don Bluth, John Pomeroy, and Gary Goldman left the company , joined by a handful of other members of the animation staff. They were frustrated by Disney's bureaucracy and assembly-line attitude, and they believed Disney was neglecting certain animation skills and techniques that would be vital in the years ahead, especially as their veteran artists—the legendary Nine Old Men —retired or died. Furthermore, it was produced in 30 months—half the time Disney's 'toon features took. The novel from which the book was adapted is called Mrs.
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In The Secret of NIMH there are no musical interludes or tween heroines to lighten the mood—just the desperate struggle for survival of a mama mouse against her invariable predation. And it's based on a true story. It's a division of the National Institutes of Health and is the single largest scientific organization dedicated to the study of mental health on Earth. And from the s to s, it was the site of some of the worst, most egregious atrocities against an animal population in the modern scientific era. According to Edmund Ramsden of the WHO, author of The urban animal: population density and social pathology in rodents and humans :. The one thing they were lacking was space, a fact that became increasingly problematic as what he liked to describe as his "rat city" and "rodent utopia" teemed with animals. Unwanted social contact occurred with increasing frequency, leading to increased stress and aggression.