Tag Archive: Animation

Review: Moomins on the Riviera (Picard & Hemilä, 2014)


Who are the Moomins? If you don’t live in Europe, you may not have grown up with these hippopotamus-resembling creatures created by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. In the English-language version of the hand-drawn… Continue reading

Review: The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2015)


If you’ve ever enjoyed yourself a Pixar movie or a Miyazaki film (and, be honest, who hasn’t?), you’re bound to find something you like in the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, a collection… Continue reading

Review: Frozen (Buck & Lee, 2013)


Putting nostalgia aside, there are few who would suggest that Pixar hasn’t been an improvement on the traditional Disney cartoon films–even those such as Aladdin and The Lion King produced during the Disney Renaissance. Pixar films… Continue reading

Review: My Dog Tulip (Fierlinger & Fierlinger, 2009)


And now for a complete change of pace: an adult animated feature about a cranky old man and his beloved but misbehaving dog. My Dog Tulip is an adaptation of the J.R. Ackerley memoir of… Continue reading

Review: Planes – Fire & Rescue (Gannaway, 2014)


Planes: Fire & Rescue, a Disney animation that seems to be an offshoot from its Pixar studio Cars franchise, is the first non film festival movie I’ve seen in the theater in recent memory.… Continue reading