Kung Fu Panda 4 Movie Review

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Review: Jack Black Does It Again

Animated sequels can be a challenge; sometimes, the sequel isn’t as good as the original (Shrek the Third is a perfect example). Other times, the sequels can be better than the original (Shrek 2). In DreamWorks Animation’s case, they now have two franchises that have maintained their quality throughout their sequels …

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A review of the animated film Robot Dreams, written and directed by Pablo Berger.

‘Robot Dreams’ Review: Simple, Precise, & Profound Visual Storytelling

Isaac Asimov was a Russian science fiction writer who died in the early 1990s. He wrote extensively about the future and discussed AI and robots in many of his stories. Much of his work was written before our modern world of robot vacuum cleaners and self-driving cars, but much of Asimov’s …

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Delicious in Dungeon - Anime Review

‘Delicious in Dungeon’ Review: Dungeons and Dragons meets Chopped

Delicious in Dungeon is a new anime series that follows adventurers on a dangerous journey into a dungeon filled with fantastical creatures and gruesome monsters. If you liked Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and maybe even Chopped, this show is for you. The series, airing on Netflix, combines adventure, comedy, and fantasy elements …

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Welcome Home Franklin - 3 - Interview with Craig Schultz Robb Armstrong and Raymond S Persi

‘Welcome Home, Franklin’ Interview with Craig Schulz, Robb Armstrong & Raymond S. Persi

Franklin Armstrong was the first black character in Peanuts. He’s also the character that the newest Snoopy Presents animated special is all about. Welcome Home, Franklin is Franklin’s origin story. First introduced in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and at the behest of teacher Harriet Glickman, Franklin was a barrier-breaking character and …

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The Boy and the Heron Movie Review

‘The Boy and the Heron’ Review: Miyazaki’s Complex Work of Art Confronting Mortality

The Boy and the Heron is the latest animated film from Studio Ghibli and writer and director Hayao Miyazaki.  Mahito is a 12-year-old who is dealing with the death of his mother. His father remarries Mahito’s aunt, and they return to her childhood home. There, Mahito has to learn to adjust to …

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Review: ‘Migration’ is a breezy comedy with well-meaning messages that sail rather than soar

Illumination has certainly made some colorful entries into the animation canon, namely with the Despicable Me franchise, but it has yet to make anything on par with the best of studios like Pixar, Laika, or Cartoon Saloon. Their most recent effort, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, certainly made money, but it was also …

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Review: ‘Merry Little Batman’ is a Creepy Christmas Caper

Merry Little Batman is the latest film from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Studios. Originally slated for release on the now-renamed HBO Max, the movie will land on Prime Video tomorrow, December 8th. The main character of this holiday adventure is Damian Wayne, who comic readers will know is the son …

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Scavengers Reign proves we’re in a new golden age of animation

Scavengers Reign, now streaming in full on MAX, helps solidify that we’re living in the best timeline for grown-up animation. It’s beautiful and bizarre, alien and fantastical, and oh-so-human at the same time. The show follows survivors from the Demeter, a spaceship shipwrecked in space, as they navigate the treacherous …

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Star Trek: Prodigy finally has a premiere date on Netflix

Mark your calendars, acting Starfleet cadets and families alike! The long-awaited animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is finally set to beam onto Netflix on December 25th, making it the perfect addition to your holiday festivities. The big announcement came today during Netflix’s Geeked Week. Season 2 of Prodigy will air on the …

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Review: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is a Swimmin’ Good Time for the Whole Family

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is a predictable yet colorful, charming coming-of-age story with a positive message for both kids and parents. The story is beautifully animated with a visually enchanting world. Its fast pace makes up for its waltz through well-trodden story tropes.  [Editor’s note: This review has some mild spoilers …

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Review: Nintendo power-ups your nostalgia with the new Super Mario Bros Movie

On April 5th, The Super Mario Bros movie came to theaters everywhere. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, it’s the story of, well, the Super Mario Brothers. Michael Fogel, known for Minions: The Rise of Gru, wrote the screenplay. The voice cast includes Chris Pratt (Mario), Charlie Day (Luigi), Jack Black (Bowser), and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach.   Adapting a video game, especially a series …

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Paw Patrol Movie

Some thoughts on the recent Paw Patrol movie

If you’re a parent of young children, you’ve probably heard of the Paw Patrol Movie. Along with Disney+s Bluey, the animated show about superhero pups is one of those rare kids’ shows that have broken through to the world of grown-up entertainment. The Nickelodeon show follows a group of dogs as they …

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