BEFORE YOU GROW UP
fairestf one of all?” Starring:S the voices of Adriana C Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Stuart Buchanan Year one for feature- length animation. Before this, all- screen cartooning was five minutes or less, and strictly on the support bill. After this, moving illustrations became a main attraction in cinemas forevermore. This captivating retelling of the famous fairy tale still casts a powerful spell, and not just because of the deceptively simple visuals ... the songs are brilliant too! 18. THE INDIANA JONES SERIES ( 1981- 2008) “You want to talk to God? Let’s go see him together, I’ve got nothing better to do.” Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Sean Connery OK, it might be a bit of stretch including the last one, but the rest are gilt- edged escapism par excellence. It all started with the rollicking Raiders of the Last Ark, establishing Ford’s Indy as an all- too- human action hero with flaws, foibles and fast thinking that runs rings around your typical comic book superhero. 19. RATATOUILLE ( 2007) “Good food is like music you can taste, colour you can smell. There is excellence all around you. You need only to be aware to stop and savour it.” Starring: the voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano Exhibit A in making the case that Pixar can fashion an animated classic from anything: the sumptuous tale of a gourmet sewer rat violating every last law of food preparation known to man. Nevertheless, the experience is absolutely appetising throughout. 20. FANTASTIC MR. FOX ( 2009) “I am seven fox years old. My father died at seven and a half. I don’t want to live in a hole anymore, and I’m going to do something about it.” Starring: the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray A very clever stop- motion animation adaptation of the popular children’s story by the great Roald Dahl. The title character ( voiced by Clooney) is a reluctantly retired poultry thief just itching to return to his old ways. Though sharper and nervier than Dahl’s original tale, the striking oldschool look of the film keeps the wilder impulses of director Wes Anderson ( The Royal Tenenbaums) in check. A real gem.