Tag: animation

Camera Japan Rotterdam 2023 Review: GOLD KINGDOM AND WATER KINGDOM

In the Netherlands, we only get the most successful anime films in the cinema, the record-breakers. For all the others, you need to check the festivals, and thankfully the Camera Japan Festival always has at least a few titles in...

Toronto 2023 Review: THE BOY AND THE HERON, Sumptuous Miyazaki-San, Studio Ghibli Career Retrospective

From the opening air raid sirens and fiery infernos of World War II Tokyo bombings to the bucolic countryside house and its magical surroundings, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli has come full circle in its 40 year history animated mastery....

Now Streaming: THE PEBBLE AND THE PENGUIN, Underrated Don Bluth Film

Filmmaker Don Bluth is underrated as it is, and so is this movie. Usually, when people think of penguins in movies, they think of Happy Feet or maybe Surf's Up, but The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) is an overlooked...

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Review: Superhero Storytelling Raised to High Art

Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld star in the animated sequel.

Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL Lands An Ultimate Edition

Blu-ray distributor Plaion, previously known in Germany as Koch Media, has been responsible for some Special Editions which were absolute jawdroppers. Their release of Richard Stanley's The Color Out of Space was a highpoint for me in 2020, and last...

STAR WARS: VISIONS Series Two Trailer Delivers Exciting And Eclectic Mix of Styles And Action

Animation at Star Wars remains an integral part of story telling in the greater SWU. Case in point, we saw this as recently as the trailer for the live action series Ohsaka on the weekend, recreating the final moments of...

JOURNEY BACK TO OZ Review: Forgotten Beauty

Liza Minelli voices Dorothy in the animated feature, completed in 1972.

Review: NEW GODS: YANG JIAN, Pretty, Pretty Pictures

Directed by Zhao Ji, the animated adventure from China looks very good.

Now Streaming: THE LEGEND OF VOX MACHINA, Dragons From Nowhere Rain Destruction

The fantasy action-adventure series from Critical Role, animated by Titmouse, returns on Prime Video.

UNICORN WARS Trailer: Teddy Bears And Unicorns Fight to The Death!

In this story of two brother teddy bear soldiers Azulín yearns for unicorn blood to be beautiful for ever and Gordi just wants to be accepted and liked.

Now Streaming: STRANGE WORLD Bombing Was Not Its Fault

By now, critics and audiences have seen and learned about the newest animated Disney film Strange World and how it became one of the biggest bombs in the studio's history. Mel Valentin already reviewed the film and called it wildly...

INFINITY POOL Trailer: Damnit, Brandon Cronenberg's Sundance Title Looks Amazing

If it were any other person the thought of being the offspring of the great David Cronenberg would be daunting. Forunately for us the Cronenberg gene pool is immensely deep, bottomless even.   Brandon Cronenberg looks like he's going to...

Review: GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO, Stunningly Realized Stop-Motion Animation

There’s a moment in the stunningly realized Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio where the familiar title character (winningly voiced by Gregory Mann), newly granted a semblance of animated life by a compassionate supernatural spirit, attempts to greet his new “father,” Geppetto...

Review: WENDELL & WILD, A Stop-Motion Roller Coaster

“One scream, and my parents were gone.” After an abrupt car crash (aren’t they all?) a very young girl, Kat, loses her loving, independent and artistic parents. She ends up in “the system,” a series of orphanages and youth detention...

Review: GOODBYE, DON GLEES!, Farewell to Summer. Farewell to Youth.

Directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, the coming of age story is captured in beautiful animation and heartfelt emotions.

Pretty Packaging: BELLE Looks, Well... Beautiful.

We're big fans of director Hosoda Mamoru here at ScreenAnarchy, and each new film of his is followed with interest over here. Our readers tend to agree: last year, my most-viewed article was about the trailer to Hosoda's film Belle....

Review: THE DEER KING, Antlers Up!

Directed by Masashi Ando, making his directorial debut, and Masayuki Miyaji, the sweeping fantasy epic opens in select movie theaters this week.

Now on Blu-ray: POMPO THE CINEPHILE, Pure Pleasure, On Repeat

Director Hirao Takayuku serves up a feast for the senses. Now on Blu-ray from GKids and Shout! Factory.

Tribeca 2022 Review: MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE, Animated Female Empowerment

Latvian-American animator Signe Baumane revisits her two short marriage stints and debunks the mythology of love in a semi-autobiographical feature film.

Now on Home Video: PANDA! GO, PANDA!, When the World Was Young

Takahata and Miyazaki, before Studio Ghibli, collaborated on an utterly delightful animated concoction.