the mysterious cities of gold. i used to have an illustrated book about it, and i was so young that i don't remember watching it--but the sound of the theme song makes me feel like such a child. but i don't really MISS it. i miss nothing from being a kid. childhood sucked.
LuNaRtIc wrote:The Serendipity books by Steven Cosgrove were awesome too.
serendipity was my first fanart. i used to see the books at daycare--and -Fatal Hopper- the books, i didn't care about them, but the cute, fat, pink little sea monster in the beginning of each was so cute, i had to draw her.
i gave away my serendipity DvD to some girls i babysat for. i have no idea if they liked it. they better have.
Serendipity.... pink sea monster thing... that's sounding almost familiar. Not so much from my childhood as my sister's, though, perhaps. Or maybe it was mine after all; I seem to ever so vaguely recall reading a children's book when I was ten or so that was part of a series of self-contained stories, one of which was actually about a pink female thing named Serendipity. The book I remember was actually about a world that was all silver and gold and crystal and no color, until the pegasus (Lightasoar?) found a rose seed in some dirt and nurtured it against the wishes of everyone else until the rose bloomed and from that day forth there was color in the land that wasn't just blue and white and gold. I always had mixed feelings about that story, because while I can certainly appreciate the bringing of color to a dull, drab world (a big reason why I was excited about Okami from the moment I saw a trailer), the world as depicted was already quite beautiful in its glittering austerity. Not to mention the moral was applied with a very heavy hand. And I think I was old enough to know that crystal would refract light and so there'd be rainbows everywhere already. Targetting a story at children is no excuse for illogic.
Oh hey, I remember Serendipity. I went back and watched it for kicks with some friends, actually, and was surprised that I had completely forgotten how Captain Smudge points a gun at little Bobby during one scene.
It's incredible how much kids' movies have changed since then.