|An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 G, 75 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells
Cast: Phillip Glasser, James Stewart, Erica Yohn, John Cleese, Dom DeLuise, Jon Lovitz, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Cathy Cavadini, Jack Angel, Larry Moss, Mickie McGowan, Fausto Bara
In this sequel about the Russian immigrant family of mice, Fievel Mousekewitz and his relatives move out to the West where fortune awaits.
|Balto 1995 G, 74 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure
Director: Simon Wells
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Jack Angel, Danny Mann, Robbie Rist, Miriam Margolyes, Jennifer Blanc, Michael McShane, Donald Sinden
Based on a true-life adventure, this is the animated feature film about Balto, a sled dog leading his pack through an Alaskan storm to deliver an anti-toxin to those suffering from diphtheria in Nome. There is a statue of a sled dog in New York's Central Park commemorating this feat of Balto and the other sled dogs.
|The Prince of Egypt 1998 PG, 99 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Musical / Drama
Director: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells
Cast: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Martin, Helen Mirren, Michelle Pfeiffer, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart, James Avery, Linda Shayne, Brian Stokes Mitchell
This animated film makes use of computer-aided animation as it presents the story of Moses (voice of Val Kilmer) from the day he was rescued from the Nile to the day he comes down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments. Academy Award-winning song: "When you Believe." The musical score was also nominated for an Oscar.
|The Time Machine 2002 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure
Director: Simon Wells
Cast: Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law, Omero Mumba, Laura Kirk, Josh Stamberg, Alan Young, Yancey Arias, John W. Momrow, Max Baker, Jeffrey M. Meyer
Adapted from H.G. Wells' 1895 novel, this version of "The Time Machine" is directed by Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the author. This time around, the time machine inventor, Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce), is changed from an English scientist into an absent-minded, NYC professor who manages to reach the future in his quest to understand why he cannot change the past.
|We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story 1993 G, 72 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag
Cast: John Goodman, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman, Jay Leno, Julia Child, Martin Short, Kenneth Mars, Walter Cronkite, Felicity Kendal, Charles Fleischer, Yeardley Smith, Rene Le Vant, Larry King
Make an animated cartoon, combine Walter Cronkite, dinosaurs, and a circus of stars' voices (John Goodman, Jay Leno, Rhea Perlman, and Julia Child, etc.), and the result is a so-so movie. It could have been so much better, but will probably be enjoyed by children.
|1. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)|
2. Balto (1995)
3. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
4. The Time Machine (2002)
5. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
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