‘Spirited Away’ at 20 – Review

‘Spirited Away’ at 20 – Review

20 years on from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli releasing ‘Spirited Away’, it remains an incomparable masterpiece of animation and world cinema. Katie Doyle reviews.

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Burrow (2020) Short Film Review

Burrow (2020) Short Film Review

Madeline Sharafian’s ‘Burrow’, the Pixar SparkShorts entry into the 2021 Oscars Animated Short category, is a nursery rhyme relevant to our times. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

‘Genius Loci’, the 2021 Oscar nominated Animated Short from Adrien Merigeau in conjunction with Brecht Evens, is a wondrous example of cinema’s ability to connect on a deep level. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Over the Moon (2020) Review

Over the Moon (2020) Review

Walt Disney Animation legend Glen Keane returns to animated cinema for 2021 Oscars nominee ‘Over the Moon’ from Netflix, a film that “features relevant themes of loss and personal ambition”.

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Review

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Review

Aardman Animation’s ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ is nominated for Animated Feature at the Oscars. Does it indicate a renaissance for the British animation house? Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Probably the most quirky of all the Animation Short Subjects nominated at the 2021 Oscars, Gísli Darri Halldórsson’s Icelandic short film ‘Yes-People’ will lift your anxieties for 8 minutes at least.

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If Anything Happens I Love You (2020) Short Film Review

If Anything Happens I Love You (2020) Short Film Review

‘If Anything Happens I Love You’ from Michael Govier and Will McCormack, distributed by Netflix, is the subject of a TikTok craze and “the very best of the best” of short film in 2021. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Review

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Review

The first wholly original Disney film in years, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ starring Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina is likely to become a sure-fire animation classic. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) Review

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) Review

Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is adapted via stop-motion animation for the screen by Wes Anderson, in this ensemble film led by George Clooney and Meryl Streep. Christopher Connor reviews.

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5 Reasons Why Oliver and Company (1988) Is an Underrated Animation Classic

5 Reasons Why Oliver and Company (1988) Is an Underrated Animation Classic

Walt Disney Animation’s 1988 animated feature film ‘Oliver and Company’ is an underrated classic. Here are 5 reasons why. List by Sophia Mae Patfield.

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