Tag: animation

Feature, Top Ten

Top Ten Most Depressing Animated Movies

UK cinemas are currently seeing a limited re-release of the Studio Ghibli classic Grave of the Fireflies (main image) to celebrate its 25th anniversary, along with My Neighbour Totoro, which was also released in 1988. This is actually the first UK cinematic release of Grave of the Fireflies, which is extremely […]

Feature, News

Epic Gala screening

The stars were out yesterday for the Gala screening of Epic at the Vue West End in Leicester Square. From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of […]

Film Review

Rise Of The Guardians (2012)

It’s the usual good vs. evil plot in this animated slice of children’s entertainment. Someone is trying to make himself the big cheese over a group of smaller folk and a bunch of mismatched characters with a varied skill-set must do their best to stop him. Except in THIS film […]

DVD Review

Ape Escape (2013)

Good lord, where do I start? Ape Escape is a collection of animated shorts based upon the video game series of the same name. I would say it is primarily aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 8. I am 33 and reviewing Ape Escape, the idea, I […]

Film Review

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) is a videogame villain who dreams of doing something more with his life. He doesn’t really like being the bad guy and feels that his work is never appreciated. He certainly never gets a medal. So one day he decides to head away from […]

Feature, Film Review

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

In this day and age, who doesn’t like a wannabe hero? A guy who wants to save the day, get the girl, as well as adoring and grateful folks fawning at his feet instead of falling down a cliff and smattering into a million pieces. This is the conundrum posed […]

DVD Review

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

The most recent big screen offering from Sony Pictures Animation is an enjoyable and visually stylish comedy that while not matching the high watermark set by much of Pixar’s output or some of the DreamWorks stable, is still an above average fun-filled romp. Hotel Transylvania emerged on these shores around […]


The Croods trailer

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox we have for you the new trailer for The Croods, the upcoming DreamWorks animation featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone which hits cinemas March 22nd 2013. The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as […]

Feature, Film Review

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Christmas has always been a time for fantasy and innocence,  making it ideal for new animated movies. So, when you have a movie that features the ultimates of make-believe as child guardians, you can’t help but get swept up in the idea of it all. Rise of the Guardians tells […]