I totally recommend The Last Unicorn, too! It's been a favorite of mine since I was a wee little one, and the fact that the film FINALLY got reverted back to complete ownership of Peter Beadle is great (he'd been fighting over ownership of the movie almost since it came out!). The new blu-ray they released a few years ago is just STUNNING, and there's a great commentary track by Peter Beagle and his manager--they even talk about how the film was animated in Japan, how similar some parts look to Nausicaa, etc, which is neat. (PS if you buy the blu-ray from Peter Beagle's website, he'll autograph it for you! http://www.conlanpress.com/Merchant2/me ... =SFNT#DVDs They also sell art prints of the original character designs by Tsuguyuki Kubo, which I've always wanted to get because they look beautiful ;A; http://www.conlanpress.com/Merchant2/me ... n=SFNT#Art)llj wrote:I highly recommend The Last Unicorn. Not only because Topcraft later helped form Studio Ghibli, but the script by Peter S Beagle is really well done too. It actually feels like a real fairy tale, without any of the modern pop culture references that take you right out of a Disney or Dreamworks adaptation of a fairy tale. The only downside I guess is some of the singing sequences (Mia Farrow isn't a great singer), but the songs themselves are actually quite good and full of emotion and melancholy.
I agree that Mia Farrow wasn't the best singer, but the emotion makes up for it, like you said. It's also so endearing to hear a very young Jeff Bridges trying to sing a love song. He sounds awkward and inexperienced, it's adorable.