Feeling nostalgic for my childhood so I’m going to post children’s animated TV and films from the 70’s and 80’s all over my Tumblr, because most were awesome back then (even if the animation is dated, the ideas still shine). My number one is Watership Down. It’s one of my favourite books, and surprisingly this film still has a hold on my heart. I say surprisingly because if anyone has seen it will know it’s dark, violent and bloody, it is NOT Disney. What was so funny though is back then it was on every children’s show as a must watch, they even had fluffy bunny toys. It’s not fluffy at all, and would never be made today, some of my friends admit to being terrorised by it still. I was 5 when my mum let me finally watch it in the early 80s and I loved it, the bloody violence didn’t bother me, though the end did…oh god the end. Now Plague Dogs by the same author and animation team will break your heart and stomp on it, shows why British animation used to be the best for not giving a crap at scaring and depressing a whole generation of kids.
(ignore the aboriginal style animation at the start that’s not how it looks all the way through.)