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On Top of the World with the Emotions of Inside Out 2

The 2015 film, Inside Out, painted a vivid picture of the human experience while focusing on the emotions of Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. It resonated deeply with my own life as a 46-year-old single dad caring for my… Continue Reading →

Stopmotion is the Horror Masterpiece That Fans Have Long Awaited

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline and Frankenweenie share more than just Tim Burton’s directorial touch. These films are united by their use of stop-motion animation, a meticulous and time-consuming process. Despite the challenges, these movies, alongside many others, have earned their… Continue Reading →

Hazbin Hotel Hopes to Redeem Your Soul

Cartoons have transcended the traditional audience of kids. I recall the uproar among parent groups when The Simpsons premiered during my younger days. As I transitioned to college, South Park and Family Guy faced similar scrutiny for their adult-oriented content…. Continue Reading →

The Tiger’s Apprentice Learns Disappointment

In the realm of animated adventures, there is a recurrent exploration of Chinese culture, often centered around the Chinese zodiac and its associated animals. An illustrative example is found in Minions: The Rise of Gru, where the storyline revolves around… Continue Reading →

Robot Dreams Speaks a Universal Language in Silence

As a film critic, I occasionally get the chance to explore movies created beyond the borders of the United States. While some prove excellent enough for me to want to share with friends, I often have a recurring inquiry: Is… Continue Reading →

The Boy and the Heron Flies High for Studio Ghibli

Per Matt Despite its worldwide success throughout the years, Studio Ghibli still feels like it’s got an unknown presence stateside. But not to anime fans! Merely mention Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle or Princess Mononoke and you’re likely to get… Continue Reading →

Migration Feels Like an Eternity of Disappointment

Illumination has undeniably mastered the art of crafting animated films that seamlessly blend humor, heart and an infectious sense of joy. From the irreverent charm of the Minions to the heartwarming tales of unlikely friendships in films like Sing and… Continue Reading →

Disney’s Wish is Exactly What Many Fans Have Hoped For

In recent years, Disney has faced considerable criticism from its fanbase. Many enthusiasts believe the company has departed from its original storytelling roots, becoming increasingly entwined with the current social and political landscape in ways that make some fans uneasy…. Continue Reading →

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Merges Nostalgia with a New Style

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held a special place in my heart during my childhood years. I found immense joy in tuning in to the animated escapades of Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael whenever they graced our television screen. Their courageous… Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is Only Half the Story

Disney doesn’t have a monopoly over the comic book movie realm. Sony Pictures secured the complete film rights to the beloved Web-Slinger by paying a mere $7 million to Marvel in the late ’90s, which was on the verge of… Continue Reading →

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