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I admit, I reacted quite happily as I saw a new meme by my good friend since her memes are pretty much always fun. And I like remember the things that made me happy in my childhood.
So here are 10 movies that I loved very much as a kid.
The order is more or less random, I'm starting from the left upper corner and go clockwise:Monty Python's Life of Brian
Sounds very strange, I know. And yes, neither did I understand all the jokes and references nor the significance of this movie. But somehow it still got me so much that it stood the test of time. Now it is THE favourite movie. Back then I just enjoyed watching and listening to the weirdness I was witnessing and the strange characters
I loved the Beatles music as a kid and this was an awesome combination: Beatles music + animation (also some I wasn't seeing anywhere else) + weird-ass sh*t going on in these fantasy worlds with these original weird characters. I remember that me and my sister even reenacted scenes while having Beatles songs played in the background
The Last Unicorn
Outside of a few cartoons on TV this was probably the first contact to Anime in my life. Oh and what an impressive one.
I count myself to those who loved and still love the movie. It is wonderful animation accompanied by wonderful settings and colours, a great cast, beautiful music and a quite exciting story.The Lion King
This is the Disney movie that represents all the Disney movies I loved. And the one that made me the most crazy. I bekame a TLK fanatic when this came out. I used to get every piece of merchandise I could collect, I ordered the VHS very early and watched it countless times, I studied the movie quite intensivly (like pausing scenes to study the animation or like learning the body types of the lion characters), I drew tons of fanarts and even comic pages...you get it. I was a huge fan. This is why the movie is on the list.
This is the first movie adaptation of the Swedish Pippi Longstocking books. To me it was a great world: this Swedish village with the colourful mansion in it, the heroine who led a life to dream of, the children characters in general who had interesting adventures with burglars; candy or meeting Pippis pirate daddy...it was a world for its own and I loved it so much. Werner Beinhart!
One of the biggest German animated movies also got one of my favourites. I also drew scenes out of the movies, I even remember watching it on TV when I was visiting a befriended family in East Germany shortly after the German reunification (we had much fun). It was very funny for me as a kid, to say the least.
Asterix the Gaul
To be honest, it was hard to decide which of the earlier Asterix movies was my favourite back then. But let's say it is the very first one that started it all. The music, the dialogues, the quite different animation...it had some influence on me. But don't get me wrong, the two movies after it are also big favourites.The Neverending Story
This was probably the biggest fantasy movie for me in my childhood (also because I got the chance to see, touch and even ride some of the original creatures out of the movie in the Bavaria Filmstudios, Germany). It impressed me, it was exciting, it was sad (I just say: Horse) and it was inspiring. I was not that fond of reading at a young age. But who thought that a fantasy movie about reading got me?
My little Pony: The Movie
Yeees, I admit: It was a childhood favourite and that is why I still consider it a piece of childhood (next to the cartoon, the audio books and the toys). Like my sister I enjoyed "My little Pony" and back then I was also more tolerant towards elements like the terrible songs or some awkward animation. But to see the whole Ponyland in serious constant danger was something different. The Land before Time
My favourite Don Bluth movie and it is that still. Also one heavy tearjerker. And very impressive since all the characters are dinosaurs. But very well animated ones. And the whole travel story combined with constant dangers like starvation or the T-Rex was very thrilling. But to make sure: No Bluth movie has ever traumatized me.
Also, I had this movie as an audio cassette to listen to which was also very enjoyable.
Other movies I enjoyed so much as a kid:Monty Python and the Holy Grail
...And now for something completely differentOther Disney movies
(like The Jungle Book, The Sword and the Stone, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Oliver & Company, Fantasia, Robin Hood)All Dogs go to Heaven
Otto der Film
Otto der neue Film
Asterix & Cleopatra
The twelve Tasks of Asterix
Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the Daltons