W: Don Bluth, John Pomeroy, Gary Foldman & Will
Finn [based on the novel "Mrs. Frisby & The Rats Of Nimh" by Robert C. O'Brien]
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
voices of: Elizabeth Hartman (Mrs. Brisby), Derek
Jacobi (Nicodemus), Dom DeLuise (Jeremy the Crow), John Carradine (The Great Owl)
With Disney studios focusing away from animated films
towards the late 1970's and early 1980's, some of their most talented animators sought an opportunity to start their own production factory, spearheaded by Don Bluth.
Their first feature was this fantasy fable about a
widowed mouse who seeks the help from Nicomedus, the king of a group of rats, to help her reclaim her stolen land.
Though the animation itself is the kind of standard
you'd expect from Disney artists, the narrative is less friendly, especially for young children.