So like, I love all sorts of animals, but I always found myself scared of Owls. I never really knew why, but I think it settled in when I watched The Secret of NIMH, because the Great Owl TERRIFIED me as a kid. Like, even now, watching this scene I get tense at some parts.
He’s not even a villain, never does anything malicious. But dang, this scene was good at building him up to be spooky.
I did not grow up watching this movie, but I have seen other of Don Bluth’s more infamous works. Most people find this to be the best Bluth film to date, which is interesting because it was his first. It’s a pretty good animated film with some really beautiful visuals. Definitely ahead of it’s time when it was created and it’s the best storyline in a Bluth film for sure. It’s a bit deeper versus something like Rock-A-Doodle or Pebble and the Penguin (which don’t get me wrong, I loved those films growing up). Very nicely done film.