Originally Posted by Shadowknight1
I'm a fan on Bluth's films, but not of the idiocy that stood on his shoulders, such as the An American Tail sequels, the Secret of NIMH sequel that didn't acknowledge Mrs. Brisby's bravery, made Timmy out to be some kind of rodent messiah, and made Martin the villain, every single one of the Land Before Time sequels(the second was the only half-way decent one and even then, that's when it started turning into a musical), and all the other sequels to Don Bluth's work. He had nothing to do with any of them, and neither did Spielberg.
I love his classics. An American Tail, Secret of NIMH, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven. Anastasia was pretty good, too. Titan, A.E.? I liked it, but at the same time, I didn't. It didn't, to me, have the same charm of his earlier works, and I think that's because of the abundance of CG animation. Why does everyone seem to forget you can create spaceships and exciting space vistas with penstrokes and paint? Rock-a-Doodle was okay, I guess. Can't say much about Thumbelina, Troll in Central Park, or Pebble and the Penguin, never watched them because they never interested me. And while I enjoyed We're Back! when I first saw it as a kid, nowadays it seems very weak compared to The Land Before Time as far as dinosaur stories go.
But the thing about his earlier movies is that, while they can be seen as kids films, they have enough to bring in older audiences as well, while the SEQUELS to them are completely geared towards children. To this day I can watch The Land Before Time or The Secret of NIMH and enjoy them thoroughly.