Disney has kept the best of its reliable formula and freshened it up with a spirited story inspired by the ancient myths of the Pacific Islands and a spirited heroine who dreams of adventure, not finding a prince. It is […]
Israeli “sand artist” Ilana Yahav creates works that are part art, part ballet, part animation, with story/pictures accompanied by music that draw in the viewer. The original soundtrack for this film is composed, played and sung by Jeanne Rabin.
Google’s short animated Spotlight films, available via an iPhone app, are immersive 360-degree stories. As you move your phone around, you can explore the world of the film so that what you see is different every time. Here one of […]
“Trolls” is pure delight, lots of jokes, great music, and a surprisingly wise take on the elusive quest for happiness. It’s tricky to make self-consciously adorable characters happy without being sugary, but it works because they understand the difference between […]
Michael Cavna, who covers comics, graphic novels, and animation for the Washington Post writes about Peanuts’ classic Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” The family favorite celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Cavna writes: Their swift narrative certainty […]
Bring LEGO Scooby-Doo home for Halloween! Scooby-Doo Haunted Hollywood is set in a LEGO world. the Scooby gang try to rescue an old movie studio, which is not only threatened by developers who want to tear it down, but by […]
The animation is quite good in “The Wild Life,” with exceptional use of space designed to make the best use of 3D and cleverly constructed mechanics. But the voice talent is poor, the characters are dull, and the story and […]
We are delighted to have an exclusive clip from the second season of “Dawn of the Croods,” only on Netflix, premiering August 26. Watch as Eep, Thunk, Grug, Ugga, Sandy and Gran encounter many new modern-day problems for the first […]