Cinema: Bright Rats, Bright Lights

THE SECRET OF NIMH Directed by Don Bluth Screenplay by Don Bluth, John Pomeroy, Gary Goldman and Will Finn

The Mr. Magoo cartoons were as simple and nearsighted as their subject. The Flintstones might just as well have been on radio. Ralph Bakshi seemingly made The Lord of the Rings with tracing paper and a Xerox machine. Now even the Disney organization is preoccupied with wooing the nation's video-game addicts over to its computer movie TRON. So it may be up to Bon Bluth to carry the torch of classical animation. Bluth would have...

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