The Lion King Review (2019)

As you may have noticed, Disney has been on a bit of a remake frenzy, adapting all their animated classics into live-action versions with mixed results. So it was only a matter of time when the House of Mouse decided to set their sights on one of (in this reviewer’s personal opinion) their most beloved…

Moana Review (2016)

Rated PG. Disney has been on a bit of a streak of late with hits like Tangled, Big Hero 6, Frozen and Zootopia. They seem to have found the secret recipe for creating instant animation classics and this holds true for Moana, the newest feature film from the House of Mouse. The story begins on…

Finding Dory Review (2016)

RatedĀ PG. In 2003, Pixar released its fifth animated feature. A little movie called Finding Nemo. Following a tiny clownfish called Marlin and a blue tang called Dory, the film chronicled their journey across the ocean, searching for Marlin’s lost son Nemo. It was an unqualified success at the box office, with multiple Oscar nominations. Now,…

Zootopia Review (2016)

Rated: PG If the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King signalled the Disney Renaissance, then Disney’s foray into the world of 3D animation with hits such as Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen is like the Second Coming. They have proven that they have what it takes to contend with the best…

The Dam Keeper Review (2015)

The Dam Keeper is a short animated film directed by ex-Pixar art directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi. It focuses on a lonely young pig who lives in a windmill. The windmill sits on top of a dam at the edge of a town and blows away a dark fog that is constantly on the…

Inside Out Review (2015)

Rating: PG There is something about the way that Pixar makes films that gets past the superficiality that most animated features subscribe to. It’s a recipe they have perfected, that caters to both young and old, and often hits that emotional sweet-spot that doesn’t leave a dry eye in the house. The first ten minutes…

Big Hero 6 Review (2014)

When Marvel was first bought by Disney, fan-boys everywhere rejoiced, imagining amazing animated movies featuring the characters from Marvel’s super-hero line-up. Sadly this didn’t come to pass… until now. Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel property about 6 obscure superheroes. But don’t let the obscurity fool you. As Guardians of the Galaxy proved,…

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Review (2014)

When How To Train Your Dragon hit theatres some four years ago, no-one was expecting it to become the runaway hit that it did. With the right mix of humour, stunning aerial displays and a well-developed relationship between a boy and his dragon that served as the core of the movie, there was a lot…