Tag: animation

Now Streaming: MASAMEER THE MOVIE, Merrily Mocking Superheroes

Directed by Malik Nejer, the animated film hails from Saudia Arabia and is now on Netflix.

Now Streaming: LU OVER THE WALL, A Fabulous Concoction

Director Yuasa Masaaki entrances with his animated fable, which is so good that it may prompt a flood of tears by grown men. Or, at least, this man.

Review: ONWARD Gives Pixar Another Emotionally Resonant Hit

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice elf brothers who seek to reunite with their long-gone father.

Now Streaming: FARMAGEDDON, Shaun the Sheep Meets Adorable Alien

The newest feature-length animated film from Aardman Studio is a sheer delight.

Review: RIDE YOUR WAVE, Lyrical Beauty, Marvelous Fun

Masaaki Yuasa ('Mindgame,' 'Night Is Short, Walk on Girl') directs a wondrous feature anime.

Review: FROZEN II, Cold to the Touch Yet Still Irresistible

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad return for a hotly-anticipated sequel.

Review: WHITE SNAKE Slithers Splendidly Between Myth and Legend

Amp Wong and Ji Zhao directed the Chinese animated adventure.

70s Rewind: SCOOB! and FANTASY ISLAND Trailers Threaten to Twist Nostalgia

This is not for you. Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the animated cartoon series Scooby-Doo at times, but even as a youngster, I felt I was too old for its juvenile antics. A few years later, I watched...

Now Streaming: BABYLON and SPECIAL 7 Make Politics Deadly

Also briefly noted: 'Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,' man and T-Rex vs. the world; 'Seis Manos,' martial arts in retro Mexico. Plus trailers for all four series.

Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Seeks a New Home in a New Age

The animated film features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, with Bette Midler and Allison Janney; Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan directed.

Now in Theaters: NE ZHA, DON'T LET GO, MIDSOMMAR Director's Cut

Do you want to see any of these genre movies opening this weekend in North America?

Notes on Streaming: 7SEEDS From Japan Asks, What Price Survival?

The anime series sets up a daunting task for survivors.

WEATHERING WITH YOU Trailer: Japanese Followup to YOUR NAME

How do you follow a highly acclaimed, high-grossing film such as Your Name (2016) ? The answer by director and writer Shinkai Makoto will be unfurled in Japan very shortly: Weathering With You (天気の子 Tenki no Ko, literally "Child of...

Review: RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR, Animated High-Art Action Caper

The Hungarian animated film is an action-packed mind-bender for grown-ups.

Shout! Factory and GKIDS Announce PRINCESS MONONOKE Special Collector's Edition for May 14th, 2019

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the US release of Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli and director Miyazaki Hayao's first major breakthrough film in the Unitedd States, distributor Shout! Factory and GKIDS are partnering to release a very special limited collector's...

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY OF MUSIGNY: Enjoy an Exclusive Clip on Burgundy

Sometimes, especially during the stressful holiday season, it can be very relaxing to stop what you're doing, sit down, relax and enjoy a lovely glass of ... animated film. Written and directed by John Meyer and animated by Emmett Goodman,...

Crowdfund This: THE PRIMEVALS, Full Moon's Lost Stop-Motion Epic

In the mid 1990s, Full Moon founder Charles Band and legendary stop-motion animation effects artist David Allen (Equinox, Willow) set out to make The Primevals, the most ambitious Full Moon feature ever and a passion project of Allen's that he...

Vancouver 2018 Review: Hosada Returns with the Mesmerizing MIRAI

Part Alice in Wonderland, part A Christmas Carol, Hosada's latest film is as charming and moving as his other works--and perhaps even more beautifully animated.

Watch Delightful STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE "Animotion" Trailer

At a time when the Star Wars fan base is dividing faster than the Millenium Falcon going into lightspeed, I hope this delightful, bite-sized bit of fan animation reminds us all of the creative spark that the franchise ignites in...

Review: TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES and Bring Super-Fun

For years and years in memorium, Aquaman served as the butt of every superhero joke. Naturally, an ocean based crime fighter with the ability to talk to fish sounded positively waterlogged. But goofing on him was like shooting his fish...