Tag: animation

Review: ONCE UPON A SNOWMAN, Origin Story for Kids

Spinning off from 'Frozen,' the animated tale stars Josh Gad as the inimitable Olaf in a new short film, debuting on Disney Plus.

Blu-ray Review: TO YOUR LAST DEATH: Supremely Smart, Animated Carnage

Happy October, weirdos! If you're looking for something different to watch in celebration of the spookiest month of the year, here's a strange and smart animated full-length horror film for you to check out.   I first saw To Your Last...

BEAUTY WATER Trailer: Mom, I Need Your Skin

The first teaser for the upcoming Korean animated film Beauty Water definitely piqued my interest, and now the first trailer lays it all out: Saying goodbye to the face you know will lead to deadly consequences. Directed by Cho Kyung-hun,...

New LUPIN III: THE FIRST Teaser Only Faintly Recalls Miyazaki

A new teaser for Lupin III: The First only faintly recalls Miyazaki Hayao's 1979 feature film adaptation, but perhaps that is intentional. Released in Japanese cinemas in December 2019, the film has been acquired by GKids for distribution in the...

Now Streaming: THE IDHUN CHRONICLES, Nimble Spanish Anime

Michelle Jenner leads the voice cast in an anime adaptation of Laura Gallego's popular YA book, now streaming on Netflix.

BEAUTY WATER Teaser: Say Goodbye to the Face You Know

An animated film from South Korea, Beauty Water sounds very intriguing, a notion that is amplified by a new teaser. Directed by Cho Kyung-hun, the film is described as follows: "In a society as obsessed with physical appearance as modern...

Jan Svankmajer's FAUST Opening in Virtual Cinemas

Pioneering Czech animator Jan Švankmajer has inspired devoted fans of his work around the world. And if your response to that statement is: "who?" it just shows that you haven't been introduced to any of his films yet. Now is...

Now Streaming: THE BLACK CAULDRON, Not Quite Rock Bottom

Directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich, the animated film, now streaming on Disney Plus, finds the studio at a crossroads in the 1980s.

Now Streaming: CASTLE IN THE SKY, Where Dreams Come True

Miyazaki Hayao directs a terrific animated adventure, now streaming on HBO Max.

Now Streaming: INFINITY TRAIN Keeps Rolling Toward Delight

The animated series, originally broadcast on Cartoon Network, is now streaming on HBO Max, which, I discovered, is more appealing with the use of a phone.

FENA: PIRATE PRINCESS Trailer: Orphan Seeks a Place to Belong

Featuring animation by Production I.G., the original series will air on Adult Swim's Toonami and stream on Crunchyroll.

Review: JAPAN SINKS 2020, Goodbye, Land of the Rising Sun

Many, many people die in the masterful anime series from Science Saru (Yuasa Masaaki and Ho Pyeon-Gang), now streaming on Netflix.

EARWIG AND THE WITCH, From Studio Ghibli, Will Head to North America

Studio Ghibli is an animation studio that has consistently produced outstanding films over the years, thanks largely to director Miyazaki Hayao and Takahata Isao. In recent years, Miyazaki Gorō has followed his own path in film at the studio, somewhat...

OVER THE MOON Trailer Promises a Bright, Young, Brilliant Girl

The first look at upcoming animated film Over the Moon shows that flights of fancy into space are not necessarily reserved for White people. Directed by Glen Keane, whose career in animation dates back to the 1970s and who won...

Now Streaming: WALT & EL GRUPO, Disney Vacation With the Boss

Theodore Thomas directed the documentary, now streaming on Disney Plus.

ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND Trailer Presents Deadpan Humor, Hand Drawn Animation

The new On-Gaku: Our Sound trailer has a good beat and you can dance to it. Hailing from Japan, the animated feature film has just been acquired by GKIDS for North American distribution. Directed by Iwaisawa Kenji and based on...

Now Streaming: DRIFTING DRAGONS, Sailing the Sky in Search of Adventures

The anime series adaptation from Polygon Pictures, now streaming on Netflix, floats on a strong current of likable characters and swirling action.

DIARY OF OUR DAYS AT THE BREAKWATER Trailer: Catch It, Ya Eat It

We've made it to Friday! In times past, Friday has signaled the end of the working week for many of us, a day when we finish up our business before relaxing over the weekend, perhaps devoting our waking attention to...

Now Streaming: THE WILLOUGHBYS, Spry and Delightful Family Adventures

Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara and Ricky Gervais lead the voice cast in the animated delight, directed by Kris Pearn and now on Netflix.

MAN IN CAMO Trailer Celebrates An Indie Artist and a Strange Process

It's probably fair to say that visual artist, writer, and filmmaker Ethan Minsker works far from the mainstream, as one glance at the trailer for the upcoming Man in Camo makes abundantly obvious. Thus, it only seems right to quote...