Tag: animation

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 […]

DVD Review

Arthur Christmas (2011)

I thoroughly enjoyed this festive treat from Aardman animation when it was out in cinemas last year and I’m pleased to see it stands up to a repeat viewing. There’s been a definite lack of quality Christmas films in recent years and this heart-warming caper is a much needed shot […]

DVD Review

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

There is no doubt that My Neighbour Totoro – just now out on Blu-ray – is a fantastic children’s movie. It is about a Japanese family in the 1950s. The mother has come down with tuberculosis and has been sent to a sanatorium. The father and the two young daughters […]

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Frankenweenie (2012)

Tim Burton’s much hyped re-imagining of one of his earliest films, the 1984 short film of the same name, delivers on its promise of scares, thrills and laughs in spades. All wrapped up in a beautiful homage to the horror/sci-fi films that inspired and influenced Burton greatly, which is both […]

DVD Review

The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists (2012)

Aardman Animations’ madcap pirate adventure is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray and looks every bit as spectacular as it did on the big screen. The immense attention to detail and eye-catching colour pallet looks particularly spectacular on the Blu version and the disc really does this delightful family comedy […]

DVD Review

Dinotasia (2012)

A documentary about dinosaurs narrated by Werner Herzog sounds amazing right? Well, Dinotasia deserves credit for effort but never really gains momentum. Beginning 250 million years ago in Siberia at the end of the Permian period, the documentary takes us through the various periods of the dinosaurs up until one […]

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The Lorax (2012)

Twelve year old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) lives with his mother (Jenny Slate) and Grammy Norma (Betty White), in a town called ‘Thneed-Ville’ where nothing’s real – the trees and vegetation are all fake and Mr O’Hare (Rob Riggle), a tyrannical business man who rules the town with a […]