Oliver & Company, inspired by Dickens' Oliver Twist, was Disney's predecessor to their animated musicals renaissance a year later. With songs by Billy Joel, it paved the way for The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.
Producers and screenwriter find an excuse to bring the Antereans back to earth so they can make money off the sequel Cocoon: The Return with the return of the principals from the first film including Wilford Brimley, Maureen Stapleton, Brian Dennehy, Steve Guttenberg, Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy.
For my horror movie marathon last year I tried to watch Child's Play, but it was boring enough that I stopped halfway through. Oscar-nominated Brad Dourif voiced the homicidal doll. Chris Sarandon was the detective chasing him.
What I'm familiar with, but haven't seen
The Land Before Time was one of the early examples of an alternate studio trying to siphon money off the Disney animated feature market. It's about cute little baby dinosaurs scampering about in prehistoric times.
"The dingo took my baby!" Meryl Streep defends herself against accusations that she killed her child when, in fact, she was taken by a wild Australian dog in the based on a true story A Cry in the Dark. Sam Neill is her husband, also accused.
What I really know nothing about
16th - Benazir Bhutto elected Prime Minister of Pakistan in first open election in ten years.