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AzaleaArt

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My birthday is coming up this week and in my family the birthday person gets to pick the food and a movie to watch while we eat. I always pick a fairytale-ish movie (last year was The Wish Dragon, the year before that was one called The Secret of Moonacre) but I can’t seem to find any that I haven’t already seen o_O
So does anypony have suggestions of fairytale-ish movies that they like? Maybe one of you knows one that I’ve missed :blossom:
Thanks if you have any ideas!!
 

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It’s a little different… I liked ‘Age of Adaline’ on Netflix. ‘Dark Shadows’ was odd. ‘Rise of the Guardians’ and ‘Big Fish’ are good. Disney+ has loads of movies, ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘Ever After’ among all the classics, musicals, marvel, and animated movies.
 

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Aww that's so sweet. I know I know some but can't think of anything. Tak had some good suggestions. If I think of anything I will edit! Happy early birthday!
 

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The 80s movie Legend has unicorns and dwarves, etc i havent seen it but its rated PG has a cute long haired Tom Cruise ;), Willow is a favorite of mine, very fantasy. Another favorite is The Labyrinth which also an 80s movie with David Bowie, Fairy Tale:A true story, The Spiderwhick Chronicles, Nico the Unicorn! If i think of any others I'll add them! :D
 

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Some great suggestions already! The Princess Bride, Rise of the Guardians, Ever After, Labyrinth, Willow, The Chronicles Narnia reboot (especially the first one), Stardust, and Howl's Moving Castle are all ones I can personally recommend too.

Some other great 80s/90s fantasy cartoons I can rec are The Last Unicorn, The Flight of Dragons, The Hobbit, Quest for Camelot, The Secret of Nimh, The Thief and The Cobbler, Anastasia, The Swan Princess, An American Tail, Thumbalina, The Pagemaster, Ferngully, Cats Don't Dance, Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado...

I could go on for awhile lol
 

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Wow thanks for all the suggestions everyone! :shock:
It’s a little different… I liked ‘Age of Adaline’ on Netflix. ‘Dark Shadows’ was odd. ‘Rise of the Guardians’ and ‘Big Fish’ are good. Disney+ has loads of movies, ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘Ever After’ among all the classics, musicals, marvel, and animated movies.
Dark shadows was odd haha, I saw rise of the guardians and of course princess bride and ever after are amazing I’ve seen them both a ton! I’d never heard of Big Fish, though it seems like it might be a little sad. Age of Adaline looks promising, maybe not fairytale-ish but definitely magical :satisfied:
Aww that's so sweet. I know I know some but can't think of anything. Tak had some good suggestions. If I think of anything I will edit! Happy early birthday!
Haha that’s alright :D and thank you!
The 80s movie Legend has unicorns and dwarves, etc i havent seen it but its rated PG has a cute long haired Tom Cruise ;), Willow is a favorite of mine, very fantasy. Another favorite is The Labyrinth which also an 80s movie with David Bowie, Fairy Tale:A true story, The Spiderwhick Chronicles, Nico the Unicorn! If i think of any others I'll add them! :D
I saw legend when I was little and the big devil guy scared me lol :rofl: I think it was pretty good though, Willow was good too. I haven’t seen Labyrinth yet :) or Nico the Unicorn but that one definitely looks like my type! And Fairytale: a True Story is one of my all time favorite movies!!!:purpleheart: Nobody ever knows it when I talk about it though
My favorites are The Golden Compass, the Narnia films, and Stardust. Have you seen any of those? Also it's not fantasy but James and the Giant Peach is a very whimsical film.
The Golden Compass was really good (the movie, I never read the book), I did see the first Narnia movie but for some reason those ones didn’t hook me. And I loved Stardust :lolpony: Did they do a James and the Giant Peach movie? I liked the book when I was pretty young
Howl’s moving castle?
A very good suggestion :happyhearts: it’s my friend’s favorite Ghibli movie so I’ve seen it many times
Some great suggestions already! The Princess Bride, Rise of the Guardians, Ever After, Labyrinth, Willow, The Chronicles Narnia reboot (especially the first one), Stardust, and Howl's Moving Castle are all ones I can personally recommend too.

Some other great 80s/90s fantasy cartoons I can rec are The Last Unicorn, The Flight of Dragons, The Hobbit, Quest for Camelot, The Secret of Nimh, The Thief and The Cobbler, Anastasia, The Swan Princess, An American Tail, Thumbalina, The Pagemaster, Ferngully, Cats Don't Dance, Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado...

I could go on for awhile lol
Chronicles of Narnia reboot? Is that different than the one from 2005?
Flight of Dragons looks good! But I don’t think my family would enjoy it so I’ll watch that one in my own :) I saw the Hobbit, the Secret of Nihm(not a fan of how they changed it from the book :cry:), an American Tail, Anastasia (I thought it was boring but I think I was just too young, should rewatch it sometime), Ferngully and the Prince of Egypt. The swan Princess was one of my favorites as a kid! And Cats don’t dance was my sisters so I saw them both a lot :D and I liked Thumbelina cause Jodi Benson voiced her haha. Quest for Camelot, the Pagemaster and the Thief and the Cobbler are all new to me though so thanks!!:lolpony:
And haha feel free to go on if you think of anymore
 

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Chronicles of Narnia reboot? Is that different than the one from 2005?
Flight of Dragons looks good! But I don’t think my family would enjoy it so I’ll watch that one in my own :) I saw the Hobbit, the Secret of Nihm(not a fan of how they changed it from the book :cry:), an American Tail, Anastasia (I thought it was boring but I think I was just too young, should rewatch it sometime), Ferngully and the Prince of Egypt. The swan Princess was one of my favorites as a kid! And Cats don’t dance was my sisters so I saw them both a lot :D and I liked Thumbelina cause Jodi Benson voiced her haha. Quest for Camelot, the Pagemaster and the Thief and the Cobbler are all new to me though so thanks!!:lolpony:
And haha feel free to go on if you think of anymore
There was the BBC Chronicles of Narnia that I grew up with so the 2005 version is the reboot/remake to me lol. There's also an animated version but I don't remember it being particularly good.

Quest for Camelot is one of my childhood favorites, if I take the nostalgia glasses off I can see it's flaws but I still love it. The gryphon is probably the best character lol. The Pagemaster is a fun adventer with Macaulay Caulkin, Whoopi Goldberg, and other great actors.

The Theif and the Cobbler has multiple releases versions, mostly due to being in and out of production for 29 years and also being passed around studios. Most fans consider The Recobbled Cut to be the most complete and you can find it on youtube for free.

*Edit* Also Anastasia is totally worth a rewatch! The film is gorgeous and the story is wild and only vaguely historical accurate lol
 

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My family and I all enjoyed Song of the Sea when it was first released. It's about selkies! Director Tomm Moore has a series of Celtic-based animated films if you like his style.

If you're looking for something a bit more upbeat, my family also enjoyed Strange Magic. It's about fairies who sing and fight! My sister loved it so much, she not only bought the DVD, but also the CD! (Notice I'm suggesting fantasy movies I watched with my whole family as well? ^_~)

I'm also a huge fan of Flight of Dragons, based on the Dragon Knight novel series. It isn't a 100% accurate depiction of the first novel, Dragon and the George, but all of the changes are clearly intentional. You can tell it was made with fans of the book in mind, but is still enjoyable without having read it. (I originally watched it as a kid with my brother before reading any of the books and loved it. Even after reading the books, I still love it!) That said, I can see how it might not be a movie for the whole family. Hope you enjoy it on your own!
 

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My family and I all enjoyed Song of the Sea when it was first released. It's about selkies! Director Tomm Moore has a series of Celtic-based animated films if you like his style.

If you're looking for something a bit more upbeat, my family also enjoyed Strange Magic. It's about fairies who sing and fight! My sister loved it so much, she not only bought the DVD, but also the CD! (Notice I'm suggesting fantasy movies I watched with my whole family as well? ^_~)

I'm also a huge fan of Flight of Dragons, based on the Dragon Knight novel series. It isn't a 100% accurate depiction of the first novel, Dragon and the George, but all of the changes are clearly intentional. You can tell it was made with fans of the book in mind, but is still enjoyable without having read it. (I originally watched it as a kid with my brother before reading any of the books and loved it. Even after reading the books, I still love it!) That said, I can see how it might not be a movie for the whole family. Hope you enjoy it on your own!
I loved ‘the flight of dragons’ I have never been able to find it.
 

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I loved ‘the flight of dragons’ I have never been able to find it.
It's available on Amazon Prime's Prime Video. There are also DVD and BD versions available on Amazon.

 

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There was the BBC Chronicles of Narnia that I grew up with so the 2005 version is the reboot/remake to me lol. There's also an animated version but I don't remember it being particularly good.

Quest for Camelot is one of my childhood favorites, if I take the nostalgia glasses off I can see it's flaws but I still love it. The gryphon is probably the best character lol. The Pagemaster is a fun adventer with Macaulay Caulkin, Whoopi Goldberg, and other great actors.

The Theif and the Cobbler has multiple releases versions, mostly due to being in and out of production for 29 years and also being passed around studios. Most fans consider The Recobbled Cut to be the most complete and you can find it on youtube for free.

*Edit* Also Anastasia is totally worth a rewatch! The film is gorgeous and the story is wild and only vaguely historical accurate lol
Ohh that makes sense haha I thought it was weird they’d remake it so soon. My mom actually watched that animated one when she was little!
They both sound like my kind of movie so I’m gonna have to search around and see if any streaming services or sites have em :D
Lol recobbled, that’s cool it’s had so many versions. And thanks :smile: That should make it easy to find
Haha I’ll definitely do that sometime, I was just too young (5 or 6 I think) to really get it at the time
My family and I all enjoyed Song of the Sea when it was first released. It's about selkies! Director Tomm Moore has a series of Celtic-based animated films if you like his style.

If you're looking for something a bit more upbeat, my family also enjoyed Strange Magic. It's about fairies who sing and fight! My sister loved it so much, she not only bought the DVD, but also the CD! (Notice I'm suggesting fantasy movies I watched with my whole family as well? ^_~)

I'm also a huge fan of Flight of Dragons, based on the Dragon Knight novel series. It isn't a 100% accurate depiction of the first novel, Dragon and the George, but all of the changes are clearly intentional. You can tell it was made with fans of the book in mind, but is still enjoyable without having read it. (I originally watched it as a kid with my brother before reading any of the books and loved it. Even after reading the books, I still love it!) That said, I can see how it might not be a movie for the whole family. Hope you enjoy it on your own!
Oh I saw Song of the Sea, it was different but very pretty! I didn’t know there were others like it though.
Strange magic was fun too, that’s the one that used like pop music right? I could be mixing it up with another. That’s cool that you also watch these type with your family :satisfied:
For the dragon one that’s impressive that it’s still good to fans of the book, that doesn’t happen too often haha. And thank you I’m sure I will
It's available on Amazon Prime's Prime Video. There are also DVD and BD versions available on Amazon.

Oh cool! I’ve got Prime until October so I’ll be able to see it
 

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It's available on Amazon Prime's Prime Video. There are also DVD and BD versions available on Amazon.

Thank you!
 

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Oh I saw Song of the Sea, it was different but very pretty! I didn’t know there were others like it though.
Strange magic was fun too, that’s the one that used like pop music right? I could be mixing it up with another. That’s cool that you also watch these type with your family :satisfied:
For the dragon one that’s impressive that it’s still good to fans of the book, that doesn’t happen too often haha. And thank you I’m sure I will

Oh cool! I’ve got Prime until October so I’ll be able to see it
Along with Song of the Sea, there is The Secret of Kells and WolfWalkers.

Strange Magic is indeed the one that used pop music. Until I saw it, I had a hard time keeping it straight with Epic, another 3D film about fighting fairies released around the same time. I don't think it had quite as high of a budget as Strange Magic, but is still a fun watch. Epic focuses pretty heavily on the importance of maintaining balance between life and death/decay in the forest.

Although it's a TV series, you might enjoy Pirates of Dark Water if you haven't seen it before. The animation is absolutely beautiful! I go back an rewatch it every few years. With only 21 episodes, it isn't a super huge time investment.
 

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"I haven’t seen Labyrinth yet"

STOP RIGHT THERE.
Don't do anything else until you watch Labyrinth. I had such a crush on David Bowie when I was 8... and still at 38... :unsure:
I still have a bit of a crush on David Bowie and I’m ace. Rivaled closely by Sting in Dune. :blush:
 

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I agree with @Gingerbread I watched it again about a year ago and still loved it! He's quite charming for sure! I love anything that Jim Henson and Brain Froud worked on!
 

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I also recently rewatched it. That movie truly is amazing! It's survived the test of time really, really well.
 

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Along with Song of the Sea, there is The Secret of Kells and WolfWalkers.

Strange Magic is indeed the one that used pop music. Until I saw it, I had a hard time keeping it straight with Epic, another 3D film about fighting fairies released around the same time. I don't think it had quite as high of a budget as Strange Magic, but is still a fun watch. Epic focuses pretty heavily on the importance of maintaining balance between life and death/decay in the forest.

Although it's a TV series, you might enjoy Pirates of Dark Water if you haven't seen it before. The animation is absolutely beautiful! I go back an rewatch it every few years. With only 21 episodes, it isn't a super huge time investment.
Oh I have heard of Wolf Walkers, I thought it sounded cool cause it’s 2d animation :D (I’ve always preferred 2d).
I haven’t seen Epic :lolpony: Sounds like another one to add to my list!
I haven’t heard of that one, pirates usually aren’t my thing but I’ll definitely look it up
"I haven’t seen Labyrinth yet"

STOP RIGHT THERE.
Don't do anything else until you watch Labyrinth. I had such a crush on David Bowie when I was 8... and still at 38... :unsure:
haha it’s that good huh? Idk why but for some reason I’ve just always passed by it and watched other things
I agree with @Gingerbread I watched it again about a year ago and still loved it! He's quite charming for sure! I love anything that Jim Henson and Brain Froud worked on!
Did you ever see Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow then? It’s a bit goofy but still fun
 
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