Animation

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Feel-good tunes, colourful characters and slick graphics ensure Planes 2 is certainly worth a watch. Balancing jokes aimed at adults as well as the kids, this is fun for the whole family. Planes 2 is set in the skies above the world of Disney’s Cars. If you have seen Planes (1) then you’ll be...

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

I make no secret of my love for animation and there have been many spirited debates around the office about the merits of Classic Disney versus Pixar. DreamWorks, the studio behind Shrek, has had a fair few duds in recent years but the How To Train Your Dragon franchise is not one of them. The latest film in the...

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Review

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Review

Following on from the classic tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Signature Entertainment have brought to life a feature-length musical animated adventure that gets off to a shaky start, but ultimately won this reviewer over. Want to know what happened after Dorothy Gale returned to Kansas? You'll find out in...

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Khumba – Review

Khumba – Review

What makes a good animated film? High quality graphics, a solid plot, engaging characters and the odd animal thrown in to please the little ones in the audience. Khumba, a South African computer-animated comedy adventure has been crafted by Triggerfish Animation Studios to be a modern feature animation box...

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Frozen – Review

Frozen – Review

Having grown up during the Disney Renaissance – the period between 1989 and 1999 when animated Disney Classics dominated – I'll admit to still watching and anticipating new releases. From the makers of Tangled (which underwhelmed me a bit, if I'm honest), Frozen is back on form, a watered down adaptation of...

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Saving Santa – Review

Saving Santa – Review

If cheery singing elves and a talking reindeer can’t get you in the Christmas spirit, then nothing will. Saving Santa combines cheesy songs with a simple storyline, all wrapped up with Christmas cheer making for a truly festive family film. Bernard (voiced by Martin Freeman) is a round-stomached,...

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Dear Dracula – Review

Dear Dracula – Review

There is quite the fascination with taming classic monsters on screen these days. Gone are the days we would cower behind the sofa from Christopher Lee's Count Dracula. Children's entertainment is turning the most famous bloodsucker in the world into a character we can understand; Dracula is becoming someone...

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Planes – Review

Planes – Review

It's safe to say that Disney just gets it when it comes to making animated movies. With its colourful characters, slick graphics and witty script, Disney's Planes is a heart-warming family flick which will have both adults and children giggling for different reasons.   Planes has a...

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Kiki’s Delivery Service – Review

Kiki’s Delivery Service – Review

Another day, another Ghibli anime for Blu-Ray. This time we're going back to 1989, when Hayao Miyazaki took inspiration from a novel by Eiko Kadono, and decided stereotypical broomstick wielding witches with black cats, evil plots and spine-chilling cackles were yesterday's news. Take away the schemes and...

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From Up On Poppy Hill – Review

From Up On Poppy Hill – Review

You know how some movies make you roll your eyes, because those goggles which are too firmly attached to your eyes, are clouded with cynicism? Well, From Up On Poppy Hill is an animation which could very easily smash a hole in them and make you aww out loud. In public. From the makers of Spirited Away and...

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