Cheerful, intelligent anime and cartoons - dubbed or in English
December 16, 2013 8:58 AM Subscribe
My mother's health isn't so great (and it isn't, sadly, going to get much better). She still enjoys movies, however, and I'd like to get her some animated stuff. Her vision isn't strong, so subtitles are out - so these must be dubbed or from Anglophone countries.
posted by Frowner to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
She has enjoyed The Triplets of Belleville
, A Cat In Paris
and most Studio Ghibli releases. She thought The Book of Kells
was intellectually flimsy and unappealing.
Things that won't work: Pixar-style stuff, explicit sexual or scatological humor, anything with a sort of contemporary, backtalk-oriented kids' movie sensibility, superheroes. (She's seen Fantasia, Snow White, etc.) Also nothing too sad - no Barefoot Gen or Night on the Galactic Railroad
What can I get for her on DVD? If there's some dubbed Soviet animation that you'd recommend, she might enjoy that, or anything international and dubbed.
I'd love to be able to send her a few DVDs in time for the holiday (even though I know this means I'll have to spring for express shipping).