Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine, Peter Strauss, Paul Shenar, Aldo Ray, Shannen Doherty, Will Wheaton

Don Bluth's first film after leaving Disney, The Secret of NIMH is often regarded as his best. The director refused the new forms of animation available because, while cheaper, they produced a lower quality. He favored traditional tools and methods—the "Old Disney" way—making the animation in this movie truly gorgeous. More importantly, Bluth's film is still one of the most original cartoons to hit the big screen. (Of course, it is an adaptation of a great children's novel, but still.)

The story goes as follows: Lab rats, who were injected with God knows what, are released into the world, and now have super intelligence. When Mrs. Bribsy (Frisby in the novel), a widowed mouse, needs to move her family, she finds it impossible because one of her children is very sick. And so she has to go to the rats for help... —TA