Watching films with your children is not always an easy time. It’s not as long as you don’t have movies to watch, but hey, kids aren’t always very willing to watch the Godfather trilogy or Gaspard Noé’s latest film. So good, we fall back on the cartoons. And in this category, there are some that are safe bets.
1. My Neighbor Totoro
Two little girls move in with their father while their mother is in the hospital, they discover bizarre creatures called totoros. It’s beautiful and sad, it’s sad and beautiful, it’s briste, it’s treau.
2. Porco Rosso
Well in fact we’re going to make it short for you, the simplest thing is above all to rewatch all the best Miyazaki films which have the merit of being cartoons of such intelligence that we can watch them on a loop at any age. As it happens Porco Rosso is personally one of my favorites. it’s the story of a pig-headed pilot who tries to repair his seaplane during the interwar period in Italy.
3. Beauty and the Beast
Well we’re not going to be picky, among the coolest cartoons that we like to watch as children and that we still like to watch as adults, there are some Disney on which we can’t decently ignore. Beauty and the Beast is one of them. We could also have said The lion king it’s true. But choices had to be made. Be strong. Stay steady.
4. Charlie, My Hero
In the best cartoon directors, we can certainly mention Miyazaki, but we cannot forget Don Bluth. A dog mafia story at the heart of which an orphan girl tries to blossom. It’s funny and awesome. And in the end we cry. Even if you are an adult. Even if our children look at us and judge us. We cry.
5. Kuzco, the Megalo Emperor
On this one I must confess something very very very shameful: I have never seen this film. And yet I’ve been told so many good things about it that I feel compelled to add it to this set-in-stone list for all Kuzco fans. Anyway, if I didn’t wear Kuzco, they would beat me up.
6. The Little Dinosaur and the Valley of Wonders
The story of Petit-Pied is a bit like that of Bambi in a Cretaceous version. Once again signed Don Bluth, this film is timeless. It deals with abandonment, friendship and then shit, your kids will drool quickly enough in front of Jurassic Park so might as well wedge them in front of dinosaurs full of sweetness that don’t eat humans.
7. Fievel and the New World
OK IT’S OK I’M QUITTING WITH DON BLUTH IT’S GOOD I PROMISE IT’S THE LAST! But at the same time, it’s not my fault if he only makes good films!
8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Ouiiii good OK I cheat a little I concede it to you. But technically we are dealing with a film 50% in cartoons so it seems to me that it has its place in this top. Roger Rabbit is a must. Any self-respecting parent should have at least one VHS of this film in their glass cabinet.
9. Kirikou and the Witch
The great thing with Michel Ocelot is that he manages to tell stories that don’t make children hysterical but that calm them down, which appeals to their finesse. Kirikou is a fable that takes place in an African village and it is GRAVE good.
10. The King and the Bird
Because we don’t forget his brothel classics. I’m not a snob, I’ve watched all the Disney movies up and down, but it’s true that when you discover The King and the Bird one day, you say to yourself that it would have done us good to discover it child.
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