Tag Archives: animated movies

Missing Link (2019) Review

BEAUTIFUL ANIMATED, YET UNINSPIRINGLY SIMPLE   Nowadays, Walt Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Illumination Entertainment are the commonplace staples animation studios for children’s motion picture entertainment. Each of these studios have proven their worth in bringing animated cartoon features to the silver screen, bringing plenty of laughs, heart, and memorable moments within their category film length endeavors of colorful characters and

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Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018) Review

THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP   In 2017, the Japanese anime film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! was released, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the popular “pocket monster” franchise. The movie, which was directed by Pokémon movie director veteran / anime director Kunihiko Yuyama followed the adventures of young Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum, Pikachu (Ash’s first Pokémon), and the adventures

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Smallfoot (2018) Review

NOT EVERY LEGEND IS A TALL TALE   In today’s cinematic world, animated features have become commonplace, with some of the major studios (and a few smaller ones) releases one or two titles a year; garnishing opportunity to tell colorful kid-friendly tales as well as to cash on the box office market of children’s entertainment. While Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Review

A FUN (YET SLIGHTLY UNFOCUSED) THREEQUEL   In 2012, animated director / writer Genndy Tartakovsky (along with a story by Todd Durham) released the cartoon movie Hotel Transylvania. The film, which starred the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, and many others, told the story of Count Dracula’s daughter Mavis and how she finds an unexpected love

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Ferdinand (2017) Review

YOU BETTER BULL-IEVE IT!   While the powerhouse giants of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Illumination Entertainment jostle with the yearly releases of animated features, Blue Sky Studios is somewhere trailing behind them; caught in their dusty cloud smoke of racing to the “success” finish line. Originally connected to 20th Century Fox as their parent studio (which is probably now owned

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Coco (2017) Review

SEIZE YOUR MOMENT!   Pixar Animation Studios has been hailed as one of the premiere animated studios in all of Hollywood. Known for their popular big hits like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc, Up, and Inside Out, Pixar has gain the reputation for its high quality of cartoon feature films that have gone beyond the standard status quo of

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