The Little Nemo movie is like a dream: scattered, strange, ineffably moving

Adventures In Slumberland is an appropriately Morphean hodgepodge of influences, messy and murky, sometimes frustrating, often nonsensical, and occasionally revelatory. The movie is available in full on YouTube, and it’s well worth a watch. For all its flaws, it retains a visceral appeal, suggesting that a world of untold wonder and horror exists on the periphery of our consciousness. That sense of the unknown and the unknowable is transfixing, and it drew me to the film as a child—like a dream, it was quickly forgotten, but buried deep in my imagination.

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