The sequel to the popular 2016 film has its characters learning new tricks, but its overabundance of plot and characters neuter its message.
Miyazaki’s animated classic effortlessly blends magical realism with a relatable coming-of-age story about building community.
In 1988, Hayao Miyazaki found a bright, adorable way to explore the freedom and exuberance of childhood, and invites adults to see it anew.
Before Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki honed his craft on one of the liveliest anime action-adventures of all time.
While this animated kid’s film carries its titular dolls’ message of loving your imperfections, the end result is still a little too safe.
Laika’s latest mixes action, humor & message in a great family movie.
While the macabre stop-motion animation of this animated anthology is sweet, its approach to colonialism leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
The composer talks about scoring the final season of Disney’s animated adventure and crafting a theme for NBC’s […]
Nickelodeon’s latest family film is a boilerplate adventure that roller-coasts on its own basic competence.
Henry Selick’s stop-motion holiday fable is a spooky classic, thanks to Tim Burton’s macabre quirks and an array of catchy tunes.
The Hungarian animated film is a stunningly psychedelic dive into art and film history.
Closing out Dreamworks’ trilogy of high-flying Viking adventures, The Hidden World offers a satisfying cap to the trials of Hiccup and Toothless.
Superheroes, loud women, and realistic space opera serve as your streaming recommendations this week.
While it maintains the same dazzling, frenetic charm of the original LEGO Movie, The Second Part doesn’t manage to recapture the miracle of the first.
Miles Morales gets the big-screen treatment he deserves, an aesthetically vibrant, action-packed story that might just be one […]
Diving deep into Minions territory, Illumination’s revamp of the holiday classic sands off the Grinch’s hard edges and […]
In total, the fifth season of Netflix’s animated series juggles as many dark laughs out of the difficulty […]
Netflix’s bittersweet tale of talking animals and the vagaries of celebrity returns for a thoughtful fifth season filled […]