AN AMERICAN TAIL
1986, Universal, 80 min, USA, Dir: Don Bluth

Young Russian mouse Fievel (voiced by Phillip Glasser) and his family are immigrating to America, a refuge they mistakenly think is cat-free, when he is separated from his parents and sister. Forced to fend for himself in a strange land that most certainly has a nasty feline presence, Fievel bands together with streetwise Italian mouse Tony (Pat Musick) and politically oriented Irish mouse Bridget (Cathianne Blore), and together the three concoct a fantastic plan to rid New York City of its cats once and for all. With the voice talents of Christopher Plummer as inspirational French pigeon Henri, and John Finnegan as the unscrupulous Warren T. Rat.


E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
1982, Universal, 120 min, USA, Dir: Steven Spielberg

Arguably director Steven Spielberg’s most popular film, it follows several children (including Henry Thomas and a very young Drew Barrymore) who shelter and try to help a stranded alien back home to the stars. Magical and enchanting. With Dee Wallace Stone and Peter Coyote.


SIRIUS
1974, 50 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Frantisek Vlacil

In SIRIUS, a young boy whose most cherished companion is his loyal German shepherd devises his own form of resistance when the Nazis arrest his father, then order the confiscation of local canines, including his pet, to be retrained as attack dogs against the rebellious populace. In Czech with English subtitles.


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