Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
(G, 1:34:31, Released 1992)
|Genres:||Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Release Date:||Jan 1, 1992|
|DVD Release Date:||Oct 5, 2004|
|Starring:||Gabriel Damon, Rene Auberjonois, Mickey Rooney, Danny Mann, Laura Mooney, Bernard Erhard, William E. Martin, Bever-Leigh Banfield, Gregg Barger, Michael Patrick Bell|
|Directed by:||Masami Hata|
|Synopsis:||Adventure is only limited by imagination in this exciting animated fantasy from The Goonies writer Chris Columbus. Warmly welcomed to the Kingdom of Slumberland by the king himself, young Nemo is christened heir to the throne and given a magical key that will open any door in the kingdom. Though Nemo is warned not to open the one door with the power to destroy Slumberland, temptation proves too strong and the king is kidnapped as a black cloud of nightmares washes over the formerly idyllic dreamscape. Now, if Nemo is to reverse his error and bring the king back alive, he must rally his friends and journey deep into Nightmare Land to face his ultimate fear. Will dreams ever return to Slumberland, or has Nemo's folly set into motion an irreversible, eternal echo of nightmares and chaos? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi|
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June 3, 2009
I used to love the computer game of this. You could feed Gorilla's and ride on their backs, as well as teaming up with other animals. It had a great soundtrack and was very imaginative. This film is pretty good, but it's flaws are just too apparent to make it completely enjoyable. Nemo is stupidly annoying and does things without question. Flip is similar, doing mischievous things just for the sake of it. There are some nice designs but this is simple entertainment.
January 27, 2007
Fantasy cartoon about a boy who goes to dreamland. Not too bad.
November 25, 2011
The film had so many production problems, & it showed. As far things go with this film, the only thing that actually stands out is the lovely animation & creative visuals, & that's pretty much it.The film as a whole is just bland & makes little to no sense.
I remember watching this film when I was around 3 or 4 years old, & like every other animated film I've watch at a young age, it was just a movie. Re-watching the film right now, it is mediocre at best, & plain out sucks at worst.
This films had so many problems & took years to find a way, & had plenty of directors to take hold of this project, including George Lucas, Brad Bird, & even Hayao Miyazaki, but the film ended up 'trying' to compete with Kiki's Delivery Service, & failed, drastically. Who has my vote? Well Miyazaki of course (Bird & Lucas can suck it)! I swear that this film could have been great directed by Miyazaki, or in fact even alone it could have been great, but just like with ¨The Thief & the Cobbler¨, the movie failed of all of it's production problems.
The voice acting int his film is just ok, nothing too great, nor is it terrible. But the major problem is the dialogue. At times it is just 'eh', & the other times it's just horrible because it mainly consists of Nemo making those ¨Wow¨ ¨Wowee¨ stuff. Also, the princess' voice actress is not bad, the problem is that she has some sort of on & off British accent.
The story make no sense, & takes you into some sort of Inception like crap about how this was dream to another dream & such. It can't stand still & just throws it in there like we're supposed to be ok with it. The characters aren't interesting, at all, & the main protagonist, Nemo, has almost annoying, & has no personality. If you think Nemo was bad, I haven't even got to the character Flip. As far as the King goes, he's a big kid at heart, & a stupid, irresponsible one.
The king suddenly just decides to make Nemo the heir to his throne, just like that. It's like he just suddenly looked at the first kid name in a phone book & said ¨Oh, this kid will be my heir!!¨. And then he tells him (Nemo) to promise to never open a door with a symbol a key he gives him has. You know, if you were intelligent, giving something that can cause great damage to a child, always fails 99.99% of the time. Just like it's happened in plenty of other films.
As far as the plot goes, it focuses a lot on dragging scenes on for who knows how long, & it gets so bland & boring that you just wish it would get to the next point. You get scenes where the characters are enjoying themselves in the kingdom, but those scenes take so long, & it gets boring. And to add to that, his movie has tons of pointless scenes, just plain out pointless.
And that's pretty much it. The film as a whole is just bland, really, really bland. The visuals & animation are excellent, coming form the company that gave you Tiny Toons, Batman: The Animated Series (still the only good Batman), & The Animaniacs. This is just one of those films that you remember watching, but never remembered again until you see an image of it, but never the name.
June 16, 2011
Sometimes, it's hard to forget other non-Disney features, do we? But, that doesn't mean we have to live on without them. On top of that, some of them may not be memorable, but they will live on in our memories. That's why we get Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, based on the comic strips from the 1900s, made by TMS (who did the animated productions like Tiny Toon Adventures and many more), screenplay was made by Chris Columbus (writer of The Goonies and director of Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone 1-2, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter movies in the early 2000s) and Richard Outten, and the soundtrack was made by the Sherman Brothers (who did the songs for such great family classics like Mary Poppins, Winnie The Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and the theme song It's A Small World (After All) for the Disneyland theme park.
Production in Japan began in 1982, but was then released in 1989 and 1992 in America before it was received by the critics as it won an Annie Award in 1993.
The reason why I'm reviewing this is because I've watched the Nostalgia Critic review of that movie and I was like, "What the heck" and before I'm going to make my opinion, I'm gonna write the plot from the movie that we've already know what it was about.
It revolves around Nemo, a young boy from New York, dreams as he goes off to a fantasy world called Slumberland. There, he meets King Morpheus, who gives him caution never to open the door. Nemo then discovers that the door contains the Nightmare King (who rules all of Nightmare land) before breaking his promise by opening it with a key. As the nightmare begins to flood all of Slumberland, it's up to Nemo and his new friends to destroy the Nightmare King once and for all.
That's it for the plot, now for my opinion. Even though the Nostalgia Critic himself praised the animation and visuals, he criticizes the main character's personality and the stale and dark moments. In my opinion, I'm gonna disagree with him by saying that this movie is an animated musical masterpiece since the era of Disney.
The animation is a lot of fun with colorful backgrounds and I like the dark visuals even though it's a little bit intense and scary for kids ages 8-12. Though, the only problem that I had with this movie was the main character Nemo and his personality. He may be underdeveloped, but it's very hard to dislike him being voiced by Gabriel Damon from Don Bluth's animated masterpiece "The Land Before Time" and that's not worth saying much.
The other characters were developed and were very likable. When it comes to the musical numbers, I'd say, very well done. The songs from the beginning to the end by Melissa Manchester were a lot of pleasure and the musical numbers during the movie were very good every single one of them is memorable.
The storyline was a very interesting concept and was well paced. The acting was very entertaining even the dialogue was pretty ordinary, but great.
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland lacks in any depth, but IMO, it is a great animated movie that has a amazing reality of dreaming for a lot of good things.
June 9, 2007
Amazing movie or amazingest movie? This used to scare me. Every child should see this before the age of 10.
April 8, 2009
Too much eye candy, no real story. I suppose this is actually one of the rare "true" kids movies that do not appeal to young adults or adults for that matter. More than half of the movie are weird "dream" sequence (the movie takes place in Dreamland after all). These sequences consist of acid-like trips accompanyied by the most annoying squealing of a boy you have ever heard.
Unless you are very much into movies like this or interested in rare Anime/US mashups, you can miss this one.
April 2, 2009
Another anime classic! I'd gone years watching this movie over and over before even knowing it was anime in the first place. But I love how unique it was in style
December 22, 2011
A nice little animated adventure into dreams based on the turn of the 20th century comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. I've played the NES game for years but hadn't seen the movie. Finally just watched it and it's very cute and lovely to look at.
June 3, 2010
Awesome, Loved it!
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One of my Favorites!
Pretty Good, Love Animated Movies!
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May 20, 2010
i LOVED this movie as a child. it scared the crap out of me. i just watched it and i still love it just as much. i never realized it was an asian cartoon until recent years.
April 28, 2010
A great little animation from way back when.. this film adaptation of the old 50/60's comic strip introduces a whole new generation to the wonder and adventure of Slumberland
March 10, 2009
I love the music and the colors, it's a bit scary...always was for me. Mickey Rooney's character is really weird, but oddly relatable! Also what other cartoon is even like it? It's pretty original and fun!
June 17, 2008
granted i haven't seen this movie since I was 10, but I loved it. how I would kill for a copy of this movie!
May 9, 2008
This is a Japanese anime film that I used to enjoy watching during my early childhood. "Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland" tells the tale of Nemo, who receives an invitation- and cookies (mmmm)- to go to Slumberland and play with King Morpheus' princess daughter Camille. Nemo is crowned as a Slumberland prince, and meanwhile, a Nightmare King kidnaps Morpheus, so Nemo and his friends attempt a rescue at Nightmareland. Now this is an animated title that would never get old for years to come...."Little Nemo" is all about song and dreams!
March 6, 2008
MY ABSOLUTE ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!!!! Pajama, Pajama, Pajama, PAJAMA!!!!!! i love his pet flying squirrel too!(just can't spell the name!)the oompas are funny too. and flip i believe is good, he just seems to have too much fun causing trouble! ^^
March 1, 2008
What an overlooked gem! The animation is beautiful, the story is engaging and the music by the Sherman Brothers is great! It's unfortunate that more people are not familiar with this animated film, especially with so many mediocre animated films out there. Perhaps it's all in the marketing. This film brings the classic comic to life in such a charming way. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki will especially appreciate it. If you love animation, try to track this down. It might be a little difficult to find, but well worth it!
October 24, 2007
I grew up with this movie; watching it over and over again. The uniqueness and creativity still stuns me today. definately one of the better movies based on a comic strip.
July 22, 2007
I vaugely remember seeing this one as a kid... back then I didnt know who Winsor McKay was, but I still liked it... Ill have to give this one a 2nd watch
June 11, 2007
I don't remember much about this movie, but I remember liking it when I was younger. Those always bring back good memories.
May 30, 2007
A cartoon with pajamas and flying on beds. So much fun and brings back memories. I watched it on youtube the other day, and it still has its charms even though it was a pretty quirky film.
May 28, 2007
???, can't say much about this movie since I haven't seen it for 12 years, so I'll give it a 8 or 9 out of 10
May 26, 2007
Luvvvvvvvv this film. Watched this as a child, rewatched it as an adult- and I love it just as much now.
May 23, 2007
this is my oldest son's fav movie when he was a little boy. sweet..we must have watched movie 100 times, over and over!!!
April 30, 2007
omg i totally forgot about this movie. it was so cool. it was one of those cartoons that was very creative and you could get lost in.
April 13, 2007
Oh My Gosh!!!!!!! The best movie of all time. I used to watch this everyday when I was younger...I wish they still made this movie... this deserves a million stars