Category: Animation / Children

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero movie: dogged soldier, great dog, mediocre movie

Today American politics seem more divided than ever. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, directed by Richard Lanni and written by Lanni and Mike Stokey, might,…

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“Ruben Brant, Collector” In Art-Caper Animation, Thievery Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Milorad Krstic’s alluring, acrobatic animated feature “Ruben Brandt, Collector” tells the story of a thief with an unlikely motivation: He steals art because he has…

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“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”: An eye-catching title doesn’t make up for over-the-top sentimentality

The most interesting thing about “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is its title. Based on that title, you’d be forgiven for assuming the new…

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The Japanese Anime “Mirai no Mirai” Wins Annie Awards in L.A.

The film Mirai no Mirai by Mamoru Hosoda won in the independent feature category at the 46th Annie Awards in Los Angeles. The award is…

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The Caped Crusader’s Japan jaunt is a missed opportunity in “Batman Ninja”

The Dark Knight goes anime. Batman Ninja is unlike anything we’ve seen from Warner Bros. Animation. It combines time travel with period martial arts and…

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Lady and the Tramp Review: Disney’s Animated Live-Action Is So Cute

This animated film takes the classic romantic story of two individuals from different sides of the tracks and turns it into a delightful musical kids’ tale…

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“DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY” review: Most action-packed film in the series

For the latest Dragon Ball movie, the creative team and series creator Akira Toriyama had a tough task ahead of them. How do you make…

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“Teen Titans Go! To The Movies” is a giddy reminder that DC movies are allowed to be fun

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, the new feature-length extension of the Cartoon Network series Teen Titans Go!, is a product of Warner Bros. Animation…

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Review: Funny, Energetic, Funnier Than The Original

This movie is that rare sequel that’s actually funnier than the original. The short runtime is loaded with pet adventures and hijinks. I was quite…

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review: A Gorgeous Movie With A Bad Script

Disney movie ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is a lavish production with a feeble script. The classic tale brings to life with considerable artistry….

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