I do like some of the older disney movies, but yes, most of the stuff disney does is trash. Love the pixar movies though.
And one thing disney does do a good job with is the dubbing for the Studio Ghibli movies released here in the U.S.
I would actually recommend the Studio Ghibli movies for children far more than any disney movie. The quality of these movies, the animation, the stories are just incredible. And they all have wonderful messages. Another thing I love about these movies is that the bad guys never die or meet nasty ends, they learn their lessons. Some titles I would highly recommend to parents who are sick and tired of having their kids watch mindless junk:
Spirited Away. It’s about a young girl that is very whiney and bratty who has to over come her selfish ways to save her parents who have been turned into pigs.
Howl’s Moving Castle. It’s about a girl who has been cursed with looking like a 90 year old women. She seeks the help from the wizard Howl and helps him as well.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. This one is hard to explain, but it’s my favorite movie of all time. It’s about the human race trying to survive as the world is being consumed by a toxic jungle. Theres a lot more to it. The movie is so touching and beautiful, the end always makes me cry.
My Neighbor Totoro. This is probably the cutest animated movie I’ve ever seen. It’s about two sisters that move to the counrty with their father and befirend a mythical creature called Totoro.
Kiki’s Delivery Service. Very cute movie for young girls.
Castle in the Sky. It’s about a young girl and boy that must stop the military from find the legendary Castle in the Sky.
Two titles I do not recommend for young children are:
Grave of the Fireflies. It is just way to tragic for young kids to see. I recommend it to teens and adults. It’s a World War II movie.
Princess Mononoke. It’s a beautiful movie with a great message, but it’s very violent in parts.