The Secret of NIMH (1982)
A shot of a cat lunging towards the camera during the market attack is recycled from Don Bluth's previous film.
The sword fight between Erik and Einar served as the live action model for the duel between Justin and Jenner.
Jeremy quotes J.J. Gittes's line, "When you're right, you're right, and you're right."
Referenced during the "The Pebble and the Penguin" review.
Similar storyline of anthropomorphic animals taking a dangerous journey to find medicine to save their loved one
Mike: "He looks like a rat of NIMH!"
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998) (V)
A bird resembles Jeremy from the movie.
According to the directors, the way Makuta talks to Takua through telepatic means is a reference to this movie.
When Remi is talking about the fact that he is a rat a sinister silhoutte of rats with glowing eyes is shown before being joined by other similar rats. These shots and representations are exactly like the "villain" rat characters from The Secret of Nimh.
Shawn says, "'The Secret of NIMH' and 'The Secret of My Succe$s': same secret!"
mentioned among Bluth's good films
Poster shown while the Film Buff discusses animated movies of the 1980s
Mentioned as one of Don Bluth's films after he left Disney.
Xandir promises to Clara when asked to take her chopped off arms that he will "treasure them always".
movie is referred to
mentioned among Bluth's good films
Picture of the Great Owl shown when Hewy discusses owls in animated movies
Hewy compares the skulll in "The Rescuers" to this movie
recalling other works of Don Bluth
Ask That Guy names off movie titles from which he would remove the word "of"
says the owl looks like the wizard from this movie.
Listed as a Don Bluth movie with characters that could scare children
AniMat's DVD of this film was signed by Don Bluth and Garry Goldman.
Sheldon mentions Wil Wheaton appearing in the movie.
Ash excitedly exclaims "Thank you. I will treasure it always", after being presented the Pewter City Gym Badge by Brock. This is a reference to the scene where Nicodemus gives Ms. Brisby the magic amulet.
AniMat recommends The Secret of Kells to those who love this film.
A poster of "The Secret of NIMH" is briefly seen on the wall during a video store robbery in "Office Case"
AniMat uses a DVD copy of this film to create "Animationmation".
An animated film with the recognisable Don Bluth style.
Jon says that The Legend Goes On rips off this film.
"...or the owl from Secret of NIMH to peck his face out." When Don Bluth appears, the Critic tries to appease him by praising this movie.
Mentioned among dark '80s movies for kids.
Appears in the movie listings in Adam's newspaper.
"I'm starting to think these are the rats NIMH flushed down the toilet."
The Critic categorizes this film as "whimsical enchantment"
Reviewed, clips shown
Marvin and Abigail are watching The Secret of NIMH (1982) in the cabin
Featured as the Number 1 spot
"Flying Dreams" takes #4
clips are shown and The Critic hails it as one of his favorite films
movie is reviewed
Film is talked about, clips shown.
The original is discussed and compared to its inferior sequel
Number 1 in the top 10 best Don Bluth films.
mentions the film and says, while it's good, she doesn't consider it Bluth's best.
this movie is the topic of this editorial
"Why isn't Secret of NIMH talking to me like Barney?"
a G-rated movie that handled its content too well to avoid the PG