Are you feeling a bit nostalgic, but want something different at the same time? Here's the perfect list for you! Including some of your favorites as well as some REALLY obscure options, settle in, warm up those vocal chords, and lets begin!
10. The Pebble and the Penguin
9. FernGully: The Last Rainforest
8. The Thief and the Cobbler
7. The Last Unicorn
6. The King and I
4. Cats Don't Dance
3. The Swan Princess
2. The Prince of Egypt
In this animated retelling of the Book of Exodus, Egyptian Prince Moses (Val Kilmer), upon discovering his roots as a Jewish slave, embarks on a quest to free his people from bondage. When his plea is denied by his brother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes), the new pharaoh, a series of horrific plagues strike Egypt. Moses finally leads the Israelites to freedom by parting the Red Sea and drowning the Egyptian army. God then gives Moses the Ten Commandments, a list of rules for his people to live by. -Rotten Tomatoes
Why it's awesome:
In this near perfect film, the biblical story of Moses is tackled and instead of becoming a preachy bible school lesson it rises far above expectations, creating a humanizing and tragic portrayal of not just the "hero" of the story but also it's "villain"( played to perfection by Ralph Fiennes). It is truly magnificent and the MUSIC and the ANIMATION..... Geeze, just go watch it already!
Why it's not awesome:
Sometimes it does restrict it's audience by being a biblical retelling, but I can not stress ENOUGH how it is so not about that at all and just an incredible piece of film work.
I had to include two gifs on this one because that scene with the whale is just so stunning, and makes me gasp every time. As far as music goes there isn't a bum one in the show (thanks to Steven Schwartz of "Wicked" acclaim), but for below I chose the opening song to the piece, "Deliver Us" sung just stunningly by Ofra Haza, and I dare you not to cry at least once.
BONUS: Quest For Camelot
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