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MOVIE REVIEWS: KUNG FU PANDA II

May 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the most part, critics are not quite so enchanted with the Kung Fu Panda sequel as they were with the original. Nevertheless, most of them reach the same conclusion that Philadelphia Inquirer critic Steven Rea does in the Philadelphia Inquirer: It’s “still more than a cut above the usual family fare.” This is a […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: TANGLED

November 24, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It may have the look of an old-fashioned Disney hand-drawn feature, but critics say that it is obvious that the talented folks at Pixar animation are firmly in control of Tangled, Disney’s 50th animated feature. It is, says A.O. Scott in the New York Times, “like entering a familiar old neighborhood that has been tastefully […]

MOVIE: LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole may seem like a strange title for an animated movie, but several critics suggest that the movie itself is mighty strange, something that one might expect from 300 and Watchmen director Zach Snyder. What with all of its characters — heroes and villains — owls, some critics […]

ROGER RABBIT SEQUEL PERPLEXES BOB HOSKINS

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he has agreed to reprise his role in Robert Zemeckis’s planned sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Bob Hoskins has expressed his reservations about what he says is Zemeckis’s intention to use “performance capture” animation for the human characters. In an interview with today’s (Wednesday) London Daily Telegraph, Hoskins said, “The format they want […]

ANIMATED FARE: UNEXPECTED SUMMER CHAMPS

August 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While some analysts warned at the beginning of the summer of a glut of family films hitting the screen, with several competing for the limited number of 3D venues, it turned out that many of them far surpassed expectations — Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 taking the prize as the biggest box-office winner of any film […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY”

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In many — if not all — the theaters showing the 3D version of How to Train Your Dragon over the weekend, the coming-attractions presentation was composed exclusively of trailers for upcoming 3D animated features, signaling a new heyday for animation. At the same time, the Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty opened in five theaters […]

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