This animated 1998 European coproduction, directed by Julian Y. Wolff, adapts Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl for today’s young audiences, streamlining its sequence of events, skirting the politics of the Holocaust, and flattening out the emotional complexity that’s made the diary such an enduring document. Like the Classics Illustrated comic books, the film maintains a monotonously respectful tone: Anne is presented as a spunky teenager who speaks her mind to the adults, and almost everyone suffers nobly. Still, the highly realistic animation offers suspenseful touches and unusual points of view, and the music is excellent: spare and evocative, it grows progressively more ominous as the Franks approach their fate.